Professional Learning

CDNIS currently has 168 teachers and academic support staff, along with an additional 66 classroom assistants. Our teaching body is comprised of individuals from a variety of rich backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We have interest in employing high energy, hardworking teachers who are leaders in their school community and who have a demonstrated profile of exemplary achievement. We look to hire those who have made significant contributions to their school - both inside and outside of the classroom.

CDNIS provides extensive professional development opportunities for our teaching staff including professional training programmes suc as International Baccalaureate (IB), Learning and Teaching Technology (LTT), and First Steps. These opportunities are made possible through these support means:

  • Four IB coordinators who guide teachers in their IB professional development
  • Five LTT staff who assist teachers with infusing technology into the teaching and learning programme
  • Arrangement of full-time supply teachers specifically to cover teachers on training
  • Opportunity to attend professional development opportunities in Hong Kong and abroad every year
  • Provision of a Macbook for every teacher

Professional Learning

At CDNIS we expect all of our community to be self directed, self regulated, life-long learners.

To encourage this we invest heavily in staff Professional Learning, with all teachers supported to attend one overseas workshop and one Hong Kong based workshop every academic year.

Professional Learning at CDNIS is focused around the Professional Learning Plans of individual staff members and the bigger picture school wide goals. Our minimum requirement at CDNIS is that all new CDNIS staff are appropriately trained in the IB curriculum that they teach within 12 months of being employed at CDNIS. All staff are then encouraged to pursue their own interests and share this learning widely amongst the community with the ultimate goal of having a positive impact on student learning.

To complement the wide range of workshops our staff attend, we also invite renowned educational leaders to the school to work with staff and students through our 'Faculty in Residence' series. Recent 'Faculty in Residence' have included Kath Murdoch, Cathy Berger Kaye, and Gregg Tang.

Other Opportunities

CDNIS also employs 60 full-time Business and Operations staff in departments including Admissions, Finance and Accounting, Business Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications, Facilities, and Leo Lee Arts Centre. Additional roles that support students and curriculum include Guidance, Library and Science Laboratories.