Flash November 15 2021

All School news

30th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit

Take part in our 30th Anniversary Trivial Pursuit game and win some great Apple prizes. Competition is open to all current students. Scan the QR code or download the app – designed by students Hugh, Grade 10 and Thomas, Grade 11 – and answer 10 randomly selected questions correctly for your chance to win. Remember, you can only play once. Check out the Anniversary Walk on the 9/F for details. Contest ends November 26.


Timberwolves Online Boutique

Great News! The Timberwolves online boutique orders have arrived. If you ordered your favourite wolfpack item or the 30th anniversary polo, please collect your purchase from the 3/F Athletics Office. And if you missed out on ordering items last time, the online boutique will reopen for new orders today.


Winter Holiday Camp

Registration for the Winter Holiday Camp will open on Friday, November 19 via the online registration system for students in EY2 and up! Sign up your little elves up for Middle School Multi Sport, Gymnastics, Football, Dance Camp, Jewellery Making or our newest activity Multi Mandarin and more. Courses run from December 20 - 24. Email activities@cdnis.edu.hk for more information.


After-School Activities: Session 2 Registration

Session 2 sign up is coming your way later this month. Can't decide on an ASA for your child? Please email activities@cdnis.edu.hk for a trial lesson. Please note trial lessons are limited and available with select providers.


Message from the ASA Department: ASA Supplies and Schedule Changes

ASA are underway! Just a friendly reminder that we don't have drop off/pick up service for ASA supplies on the 2/F. Please make sure that your child has ASA related materials when they come to school in the morning. Changes in your child's ASA Schedule? Please email your child's homeroom teacher/EA, the ASA Department activities@cdnis.edu.hk and Kwoon Chung Motors, cdnis@kcm.com.hk.


The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth specializes in recognizing and developing the academic talents of advanced elementary, middle, and high school students. Families looking to learn more about the programme may join the virtual information session on Thursday, November 18 at 8:30am. Click here to register.


Shake Shack

Shake Shack is setting up their very first pop-up station in Hong Kong - right here at CDNIS! Shake Shack is working with Maxim's to provide alternative lunch options for students in Grades 5 to 12, in addition to most of our regular lunch offerings from November 24-26. Details will be shared later this week.


Save the Date - Donor Appreciation Reception

Thank you to all the families that have supported our first annual giving appeal of the year! Please Save the Date so we can express our appreciation for your contributions with a special on-campus donor reception the evening of Thursday, November 25 from 6pm to 8pm. Your invitation, RSVP instructions, and COVID-19 event protocols will be emailed to you soon. Thank you again for helping us to honour the past while inspiring the future!


Supporting Home of Love

This holiday season, CDNIS is once again proud to support Home of Love. We are collecting donated items underneath our Christmas tree in the 9/F to be distributed to those sleeping rough in the Sham Shui Po district. Items requested include: salt & sugar, milo, 3 in 1 coffee/tea, full cream milk powder, milk powder (for adults and seniors) and packaged drinks (250ml), rice, biscuits and chocolates, large towels for adults (new). baby diapers, formula and wipes, masks and sanitiser. You can start donating items from Monday, December 6 until Wednesday, December 15.


Habitat For Humanity's Paint Your Tote Bag

CDNIS' HFH club is pleased to be able to host our annual Paint Your Tote Event providing an opportunity to demonstrate creativity while supporting Habitat for Humanity's work in Hong Kong. Location: 6/F cafeteria from November 22 - 26. Grades 1 - 8 at 7am and Grades 9 - 12 at 1:40pm. $120 donation (proceeds will be donated to HFH). Learn more about our event here.


School Uniform

Please be reminded that as the weather becomes cooler, students are expected to wear CDNIS-issued sweaters/jumpers/school jackets. Students will be asked to remove non-CDNIS issued clothing worn between 7:50am-3:55pm. Items can be purchased online with the Uniform Shop. Details are also available in the Parent Portal.


Parent Liaison Committee

The Parent Liaison Committee (PLC) is a multi-stakeholder Committee, comprised of Governors, Parents, and School Administrators. The PLC serves as a communication channel between parents and the Board of Governors. To contact the PLC, please send them an email.

Lower School News

Dress Down Day

Friday, November 26 is our next Dress Down Day. Wear something to show where you are from! Don't forget your $20 for Bear house's Room to Read Charity!


Student Council Bear House Book Donation Drive

Student Council are gratefully accepting donations of gently loved books for their Bear House Book Donation Drive. These books will go to students in low income areas in Hong Kong who can't afford to buy English books. Put your books in the CISPA book bin outside the 9/F during November.

Upper School News

Grade 9 and 10 Experience Week - Parent Information Sessions

Please join Mr Schulte, Mr Douglas and a representative from Outward Bound Hong Kong to learn about the Grade 9 and 10 Experience Week programmes, scheduled for February 8-11 (Grade 10) and March 29-April 1 (Grade 9). The Grade 9 parent info session is on November 24 at 8:30am. Please RSVP using the Grade 9 Google Form - Zoom link. The Grade 10 Parent Information Session is on November 25 at 8:30am. Please RSVP using the Grade 10 Google FormZoom link.


Pathways to Success Seminar - This Week

Parents of all grades are welcome to join the US Guidance Team for their Pathways to Success Seminar on Thursday, November 18 from 5pm-7pm. The team will outline the pathways programme on how they assist students to prepare for post-secondary options. The session is aimed at Grade 9 and 10 parents in particular, but other parents may find it of interest. Please RSVP for a Zoom link.


Dress Down Day

Friday, November 26 is our next Dress Down Day. The theme is Diversity and Inclusion Day for Grades 6 - 12. Wear Rainbow colours to show your support. Don't forget your $20 for The Alliance Charity.


Upcoming University Virtual Visits

November 16 - EDHEC Business School, Bocconi University (Italy); November 17 - McGill University, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan); November 20 - The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Virtual College Fair; November 23 - Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).
 


College Clinic

College Clinic runs from 4pm - 5pm every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday in the 5/F Guidance Office. Students are encouraged to drop in with post-secondary questions, or to work on applications.


Grade 9-12 Report Cards

Grade 9-12 report cards (including MYP, DB, and OSSD versions) will be available to parents via the Parent Portal from Thursday, November 25 at 3pm.


Grade 9-12 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

Grade 9-12 PTSCs will run on December 2 and 3. Parents invited to interview by teachers (via the report cards) will have priority booking starting on November 25; all parents will be able to making bookings starting on November 29. Appointments will be for 13-minute conferences and students should also participate. The available timings are: Thursday, December 2: 2:30pm - 7pm and Friday, December 3: 9am - 5pm.


Transition Years Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences

A reminder that PTSC's for parents and students in Transition Years will be held this week from November 17 to 19. There will be no classes on these days for students but all students will be expected to join their homeroom teachers on Zoom on the morning of Wednesday, November 17 from 8am to 8:30am during which time they will create their independent learning schedule. PTSC sign up procedures for parents are included here.


Grade 9-12 Practice Virtual Day on December 2

On Thursday, December 2, Grades 9-12 will run a practice Virtual Day. Students will not come to school and will connect to their block 1-3 classes using remote learning. This will allow teachers and students to practice the routines of teaching and learning online in the event of an unexpected school closure, and allow an earlier start to PTSCs on that day, creating more interview slots for parents. Note that, per the school calendar, there are no Grade 9-12 classes on Friday, December 3. Students should use this time to join their parents in conferencing with teachers.

CISPA

Join CISPA on Facebook

The CISPA 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 the member question, so please take a moment to check your message folder and reply.


CISPA Sponsors Halloween Contest for School House Charities

Halloween costume contests were held for Best Costumes and two donations of $500 were awarded to the Raven House and their supported charity, Feeding Hong Kong! Congratulations to the winners!

Dates

Nov 16, 2021
Virtual University Visit: EDHEC Business School and Bocconi University (Italy)


Nov 17, 2021
Grade 6-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Nov 17, 2021
Virtual University Visit: McGill University, Nagoya University of Commerce and Business


Nov 18, 2021
CTY Parent Information Session


Nov 18, 2021
Pathways to Success Seminar


Nov 19, 2021
Grade 6-8 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Nov 20, 2021
Virtual University Visit: The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and Virtual College Fair


Nov 22, 2021
HfH Paint Your Tote Bag (all week)


Nov 23, 2021
Virtual University Visit: Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)


Nov 24, 2021
Grade 9 Experience Week Parent Information Session


Nov 25, 2021
Grade 10 Experience Week Parent Information Session


Nov 25, 2021
Grade 9-12 Report Cards


Nov 25, 2021
Donor Appreciation Reception


Nov 26, 2021
Dress Down Day (DDD)


Dec 2, 2021
Grade 9-12 Practice Virtual Day


Dec 2, 2021
Grade 9-12 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Dec 3, 2021
Grade 9-12 Parent-Teacher-Student Conferences


Dec 6, 2021
Home of Love (until December 15)