2018/2019 Start of School Guide - It's Here!
The 2018/2019 Start of School Guide can be found in the School Brochures section of the the main school website. Everything you need to know - uniforms, bussing, new student/parent orientation events and more - all these details are in the Start of School Guide. New parents, please make special note of the new parent/student orientation events and register before the deadline. Questions, email Winnie McCarthy for the Lower School or Winnie Kong for the Upper School.
2018-2019 Parent Information Handbook
The 2018-2019 Parent Information Handbook is available now under the School Brochures section of the main school website. Everything you need to know - the school calendar, how to order uniforms, bussing details and more - can be found in the guide. A hard copy will be sent home to each family the first week of school.
Term 1 ASA Sign-up
After-School Activities (ASA) registration is open until Friday, August 10 via the ASA website. Don't miss out on a variety of activities that students can participate in. Sign your child up today!
Timba Swim School
Registration for Term 1 is still open! The Timba Swim School is open to both CDNIS and non-CDNIS students of all ages. There are lots of programmes to choose from including Learn to Swim Levels 1-8, Swim for Fitness, Pre Squad Swim Team and the Swim Team. For enrollment/registration details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For general enquiries please contact email@example.com.
Term 1 Tuition Fee Payment Past Due
Please remember the 1st term tuition fee and capital levy payment was due June 29. We have a few parents who still need to settle their child's outstanding account balance. Returning parents may log in to the Parent Portal to access any account information. Further inquiries can be directed at our Accounts Department.
The CDNIS Uniform Shop will once again relocate all services to the small gym (August 13-17). Opening times will be August 13-15 @ 10am-4pm and August 16-17 @ 8am-4pm. Students will be able to try on and purchase items in the small gym during this time. The Uniform Shop will return to its 5/F location on August 20. As the majority of parents purchase uniforms during the Lower School Open House, please stop by and purchase uniform items a few days earlier if possible to avoid the last minute rush. Payment can be made by cash, cheque and EPS.
School Bus - Kwoon Chung Bus
Parents who have successfully completed the online registration with KCM before June 30 should have received confirmation from KCM about their child's bus stop and time of pick-up/drop-off in late July. For late registration, or any other questions regarding the school bus service, please visit the KCM website. Please also take a moment to read a letter about bussing which will be sent to all parents later this week, as it contains important details about the new swipe card system and the two working day notice period to switch buses.
Ordering School Lunch
The lunch menus and order forms for August to October are available now under the School Brochures section of the main school website. Maxim's Group is the school's catering provider and they can be contacted via email. Please register before the deadline, Friday, August 17.
Proof of Stay
In accordance with regulations of HKEDB and HK Immigration, new and returning students must hold a valid HKID card and/or a valid passport with authorised residency status to be eligible for a place at CDNIS. Visitor visa holders are ineligible for a place at CDNIS. Please submit proof by email or in person to the Main Office. Please contact the Admissions Department if required.
Summer Travels 2018 - Send us your postcards
Where did you go during your summer vacation? Take part in the CDNIS Summer Travels 2018 Postcard project. Thank you for the post cards and pictures sent to us so far. Please keep them coming! Drop us a postcard to: CDNIS Summer Travels 2018, 36 Nam Long Shan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong or take a picture (don't forget to tell us where the picture was taken) and email it to us. We will post the post cards and images on a BIG world map when school resumes.
Welcome New Staff
Our new staff members are arriving and will begin their orientation August 7. We are excited to have them on board and can't wait for you to meet them in the coming weeks. Learn more about our teachers and EAs by visiting the Staff Profiles section on our school website.
Construction on Shum Wan Road staircase
For those in our community who use the Shum Wan Road staircase to come to and from school, please note that there is construction work taking place there as part of renovations to VSA. Please exercise caution when going up and down the staircase.
Alumni Summer Homecoming
Do you know anyone who used to study at CDNIS? We would love to catch up with them during Summer Homecoming 2018 on Sunday, August 19 from 12:30pm-4pm. This is a great opportunity to network, connect with friends, and hear about exciting initiatives happening at our school. The family-friendly event will feature games, a school tour, food and drinks. CDNIS merchandise will also be available for purchase. To learn more or to RSVP, please visit the main school website.
CIS and WASC Accreditation - We did it!
During the summer break, CDNIS was awarded full accreditation status by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) with immediate effect. Obtaining the CIS and WASC accreditation certifies that CDNIS students are given an education that meets the most stringent international quality standards. Congratulations to everyone who was a part of the process.
Red & White Issue 4
Take a moment to learn about the members of our school community who are helping to empower engagement locally and globally in the latest issue of Red & White. A limited number of hard copies are available from the main office, but you can also read it online via the main school website.
Please take a moment to review the school's weather policy, which can also be found on pages 47-49 of the Parent Information Handbook. School closures are communicated via the main school website. Additional information is also listed on the EDB website.
Save the Date - CDNIS Golf Day
Join us for the 3rd Annual CDNIS Golf Day on Friday, November 30 at Shek O Country Club. All funds raised will go to support the CDNIS Annual Giving Campaign. Details will be released soon. Enjoy a great afternoon of golf and all skill levels are welcome. Watch this space!
No School - have you marked your calendar?
Just a reminder there is no school for students on Tuesday, September 25 (Day after Mid-Autumn Festival), Monday, October 1 (National Day of PRC) and the Mid Term Break takes place October 15-19, while Monday, October 22 is a Professional Development Day for staff. Please mark these dates on your calendar. The full school calendar is also available in the Parent Handbook and on the main school website.
Traffic and Safety
We work hard to make CDNIS a safe environment. Since there is no public parking at CDNIS and no parking along Nam Long Shan Road, we encourage students/parents to use the school bus. If you are driving to school, please follow the directions of our security guards. Lower School students get dropped @ 9/F entrance, Upper School students/taxis @ LLAC.
Shuttle Bus Service Refunds
Due to the low ridership of the shuttle bus service between the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station and CDNIS, the service was suspended at the end of the 2017/2018 school year. A refund will be available for all un-used shuttle bus tickets until Friday, August 31. Please bring your un-used tickets to the 9/F office for a refund.