Flash August 2 2021

All School news

Attention: Student Health and Travel Declaration Form

As part of our ongoing health and safety measures, and in preparation for the school year, all parents are asked to please complete the Student Health and Travel Declaration Form to indicate the health and travel history of your child. Please complete and submit one per student before Monday, August 9.


School Uniforms

Parents looking to buy school uniform items may do so using the Uniform Station website, or by visiting the off-campus uniform shop in Jordan: 2/F, Will Strong Development Building, 59 Parkes Street, Jordan. As the safety and well-being of everyone on campus is a top priority, especially with the start of school just weeks away, no uniform items are available on campus and there will be no second hand uniform sale at this time. Parents can exchange their newly purchased uniforms if the size does not fit but the uniform cannot be washed or worn. The exchange policy is listed on their website. Click here for ordering information: Early Years, Prep to Grade 2, Grade 3-5, Grade 6-12 and size chart. Items will normally be delivered within 3 business days.


School Bus Service

A reminder that if you have not already done so, please register your child for the school bus service via the KCM website. Students wishing to use the free morning shuttle bus service from the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station to CDNIS must also pre-register via the KCM website. Shuttle buses will depart from WCH at 7:25am for Grade 4-5 students and 8:25am for Grade 6-12 students.


Start of School Guide

The Start of School Guide includes everything a new and returning parent needs to know to help their child get a jump on the school year. Please note that school uniforms are not available for viewing on campus. Please order uniform items online or visit the off-campus shop in Jordan.


Whole School Collection of MacBooks, iPads or Accessories

Parents who have purchased a MacBook, an iPad, or other accessories from Senco-Masslink and have received a notification letter from Senco can join the pick-up session on August 10-11 in the LLAC Lobby. Please check the details on the email sent from Senco-Masslink. All persons attending must fill out the Health, Travel and Quarantine Form within 3 days of the pick up time.


Whole School Pre-owned iPad and MacBook First Time Registration

If you plan to use a pre-owned MacBook or iPad for the new school year and it has not been registered with the school’s device management system, please bring your device (labeled with the student’s name and grade) to the school’s 9/F security desk from August 2-11 from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please make sure your own data is backed-up to another location before bringing the device to school. OneDoor will inform you about individual pick-up time and usually on the next business day of drop-off.


First Day of School: August 16

Welcome back. We hope you had a great summer. The first day of school for the 2021/2022 school term will be Monday, August 16. A reminder that all staff and students MUST complete a travel health declaration form before returning to campus. Please watch your email for this form. If you have any questions regarding the form, please contact the school nurses. As EDB and CHP requirements may change over the coming weeks, if there are any changes ahead of the 2021/2022 school year, parents and staff will be notified via email.


T-Wolves in Action

We have some great news to share as it has been a good sporting year for CDNIS in spite of the pandemic with Oscar Coggins (alum) competing for Hong Kong and finishing 33rd in the Olympic triathlon and Samantha (G12) achieving the first runner up prize in the Sportsperson of the Year category at the SCMP Student of the Year Awards. Samantha was recently selected to represent Hong Kong in the World Student Games in swimming this fall along with the Asian Games. Congratulations to Oscar and Samantha!


Attention New Parents - Activate your @cdnis.hk Email Account

On Monday, July 26, you received an email from the CDNIS IT Department inviting you to activate your CDNIS Parent Email address. Please follow the steps and activate your account as soon as possible.


Summer Travels Postcard and Timba Adventures

What did you do this summer? We want to know! Back by popular demand, it's the CDNIS Summer Travels Postcard and Timba Adventures! The last few summers, Timba (and the CDNIS teddy bear) have collected a lot of stamps in their passports. Wherever you were this summer and whatever you did - we hope Timba tagged along. Drop us a postcard at: CDNIS Summer Travels 2021, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, or email us a photo (tell us where the picture was taken). We will post all the postcards and images on a BIG world map when school resumes. Check out some of the places the CDNIS Teddy and Timba visited in 2018 and 2019.


Updated and Current Contact Information

If your family has recently moved or if any of your contact details have changed, please let us know by updating your contact details in the Parent Portal. Once you log in, click on Family Profile (red box to the right of the screen). Under Family Information click on "change primary address" and then "edit".


MTR Student Travel Scheme Renewal (2021/2022)

Eligible students (aged 12 and above) can use the MTR online platform to renew the “Student Status” on their Personalized Octopus starting September 1. To apply, please visit the MTR website and download the application form.


Library Books

If your family borrowed any library books over the summer, you can return them by depositing them in a drop box at the main school entrance.

Lower School News

EY1 and EY2: New Families - Meet the Teacher

For EY1 and EY2 families new to CDNIS, you are able to have a brief visit with your child’s teacher/s in their classroom on Friday, August 13 at a pre-registered time slot. Please check your email for a message which will be sent on Thursday, August 5 for further details, including links to the Health, Travel and Quarantine Forms (student form and parent form). Please note that due to current health restrictions, this visit is for students new to CDNIS only.


Prep - Grade 5: New Families - Meet the Teacher

For Prep - Grade 5 families new to CDNIS, you are able to have a brief visit with your child’s teacher/s in their classroom on Friday, August 13. Please refer to the email which will be sent to you on Monday, August 9 for further details and timings. Please note that parents and students must fill out the Health and Travel Declaration Forms (student form and parent form).  Please note that due to current health restrictions, this visit is for students new to CDNIS only.


Find out who your teacher is

Parents will receive an email from the Lower School detailing who their child's homeroom teacher will be this year on Thursday, August 5 (EY1 and EY2) and Monday, August 9 (Prep-Grade 5). If you do not receive it, please drop us an email and let us know. Emails will be sent to parents' CDNIS email accounts.


PE Uniforms and House Assignments for New EY2 to Grade 5 Students

Parents new to CDNIS, you will find out from the homeroom teacher by the end of next week which house your child has been assigned to, so you can purchase the corresponding PE uniform.

Upper School News

Class of 2021: IB Results and University Matriculations

We are pleased to announce another excellent set of IB results and university matriculations for 2021. Members of the Class of 2021 achieved an average score of 40 points, which is the highest average in the 12 years our school has run the full Diploma Programme. Congratulations Class of 2021 - we are so proud of you!


Transition Years Students Schedules and First Day of School

Students in grades 6 to 8, and their parents, will have access to their schedules, as of 3pm on Friday, August 13 via the student and parent portals. On their schedules, students will see the names of all their teachers and in particular their homeroom teacher. Students can also expect to begin receiving invitations to join their teachers' Google Classrooms. On Monday, August 16, the first day of school, students should go to their homerooms by 8:45am, students will find their homerooms on the following floors: Grade 6 - 8/F, Grade 7 - 7/F and Grade 8 - 6/F.


Student Cards

All returning students are reminded that they are to continue using their student cards issued during the last academic year as the cards contain a smart chip and will be reused. Students who lose their cards over the summer will be charged for a replacement card in August. New students will be issued a student card during the first few weeks of school.


Calculators for Grade 9

Students entering Grade 9 will need a graphic display calculator and the recommended model is: TI-Nspire CX II. Students have purchased these calculators online or from various electronic stores while traveling abroad in the summer. If you wish to buy the calculator in Hong Kong, students will receive a 10% discount if they show their student ID and purchase it from Goldwise Development Limited in Wanchai. Goldwise have confirmed they will sell the calculator to CDNIS students at $1,230 each (approximately 10% discount). Please call the shop before visiting as they are sometimes out of stock.

CISPA

Join CISPA on Facebook

The CISPA Parent Pinboard on Facebook is a place to meet other parents, share information about the school, and buy/sell second hand items. To join, you must answer teh member questions, so please take a moment to check your message folder and reply.


Nominations for the 2021-2022 CISPA Board

CISPA welcomes all CDNIS parents to join the 2021-2022 CISPA Board of Directors. Nominees with an interest in community building and enriching the lives our students are invited to submit a Nomination Form. If you have any questions about CISPA or the nomination process, please send us an email

Dates

Aug 12, 2021
Early Years Virtual New Parent Orientation


Aug 12, 2021
New Student Orientation: Grade 9-11


Aug 13, 2021
Lower School Virtual Meet and Greet and New Parent Orientation


Aug 13, 2021
Early Years Classroom Visits


Aug 13, 2021
New Student Orientation: Grade 6-8


Aug 16, 2021
First Day of School