Halloween - this Friday!
No one does Halloween like CDNIS. This year, we will celebrate Halloween on Friday, October 29. All students are encouraged to come to school in a costume as long as it does not prevent them from participating in regular school activities. As always, do not wear a costume excessively frightening and scary to younger students and do not bring toy weapons as costume accessories. Lots of fun activities will take place from costume competitions to special Halloween treats in celebration of our 30th anniversary. And while parents are not able to join us on campus this year, we will share a video highlighting Friday's festivities with our community next week.
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.
Timberwolves Season 2 Information and Tryouts
Timberwolves Season 2 is just around the corner, with some awesome new programmes. Alongside our prestigious season 2 sports, basketball, tennis, ball hockey, touch rugby and rugby kicks off as well. To our rugby family, join coaches Laurent and Kayla, and enjoy this true authentic local game. Details can be found by visiting: 2021/22 Timberwolves Season 2 Sports Information and 2021/22 Timberwolves Season 2 Athletes Participation Agreement Form (compulsory). Tryouts take place October 25, November 1 and 8 and the season kicks off November 9. Participation, Enjoyment, Success.
Thank you to all who participated in our most recent DDD. The Lower School raised $13,508 with the money being split between four charities: Room to Read, Kids for Kids, Plastic Free Seas and Feeding Hong Kong. While the Upper School collected more than 500 non-perishable food items for Cooking for a Cause and their charity.
Redress Clothing Drive
Give your clothes a second life. Participate in CDNIS x Redress Clothing Drive 2021. Take this opportunity to get rid of unwanted adult and children's clothes/fashion accessories! Please wash the clothes before placing them in our donation boxes located on the 3/F, 6/F, 7/F and 9/F from October 25-29.
Remembrance Day is coming up and CDNIS will commemorate this historic day on Thursday, November 11. We will take time during the day to remember those families who have been affected by war. Poppies will be distributed to students and we will also be collecting money to support elderly ex-service personnel in Hong Kong and Canada who are struggling financially and in need of financial and medical assistance.
Celebrating the Past, Inspiring the Future - Annual Giving Appeal
Providing our students with the best educators, learning environment, and opportunities is as important today as it was 30 years ago. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, please join our early supporters by making a gift in honour of this momentous occasion as we celebrate the past and inspire the future. Make your 30th gift now.
Yearbook Cover Contest
The Yearbook Club is holding a schoolwide competition for the 2022 yearbook cover. The theme this year is "Year of Tiger". Deadline to submit your entry is Monday, December 13. More information can be found by clicking here. Digital entries can be uploaded here while hard copies can be dropped off at the main office. Remember to include your full name and homeroom on your entry.
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic
The Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Clinic for LS and US students will be held on Friday, November 12. Reminders will be sent to all parents who enrolled their child(ren) for this vaccination programme closer to the date. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
Warm Reminder: 2021/22 Second Term Tuition Fee Deadline
Second term tuition fees for the 2021/22 school year are due on Friday, October 29, 2021. Invoices were emailed to CDNIS parent email accounts last week. Should you have any inquiries, please contact our Finance Department.
Campus Visitor Policy
CDNIS has updated its policy for visitors who are invited onto campus. If you are invited to attend a meeting or another event on campus, please note that you will now need to complete the Visitor Health and Travel Declaration Form and provide proof of vaccination. If you are not fully vaccinated, proof of a COVID-negative test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival on campus will need to be shown before entry to campus will be permitted. The test must be a nasal and throat swab for COVID-19 nucleic acid test that is government approved. Self-testing kits are not acceptable.
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.