Mid Term Holiday Camp
Celebrate Autumn at CDNIS! The Mid-term holiday camp will run from Monday, October 15 - Tuesday, October 16, and Thursday, October 18 - Friday, October 19. Please visit the ASA website for more information.
This week, all parents will receive a copy of the school’s strategic plan. Strategy 2021 was finalized by the Board of Governors and Administrators and highlights the priorities for the growth and direction of our school over the next few years. These ambitious goals were created following hundreds of hours of parent, staff and student collaboration received over the last two years and will help ensure student learning and engagement remain at the forefront of everything we do. Watch for your copy.
New Parent Survey
New parents to CDNIS will have received an email last week from David Baird with a link to the New Parent Survey. As a new member of our school community, we are interested to know how the transition into the 2018/2019 school year has been for you and your child, or children. Please take the time to fill it out.
Student Online Medical Forms
Medical forms are updated yearly and it is essential that parents do this as a matter of priority, if you haven't already done so. Due to safety issues, children will not be able to participate in ASAs or field trips until the form has been completed. Please log in to the Parent Portal and click on "School Policies" on the menu to complete the Emergency Medical Treatment Authorization form. For further questions, please contact the School Nurses.
Upcoming School Photos
Just a reminder that school photos take place October 8 - 12. LS homeroom teachers will post date and time details for when their class will have their photos taken on their blogs. US homeroom teachers will communicate times with their students.
No Flash next week
Due to Mid-Term Break, the next issue of the Flash will be sent out on Monday, October 22. The first day of school after the break will be Tuesday, October 23. See you then!
Happy "Canadian" Thanksgiving
In honour of Canadian Thanksgiving (October 8), a collection of paper maple leaves are available in the 9/F lobby this week for students, staff and parents to write what they are thankful for. The leaves will be displayed in the 9/F lobby until Halloween. There will also be a special Thanksgiving meal for sale in both cafeterias.
This year, the entire school will mark the occasion on Friday, November 2. Students from Pre Reception to Grade 12, staff and parents are encouraged to dress up! It's never too early to plan your costume, but please remember that our school is "weapons-free" in terms of costumes and related props (i.e. no swords, knives, etc). We also request that - with students at CDNIS being as young as 4-years old - you are mindful of the use of "gore" and scary costumes. Check out some of the costumes from last year right here!
CDNIS College Clinic
The CDNIS US Guidance Team are offering a College Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday from 3pm-5pm for any member of the CDNIS Community. For more information, please contact Rob Aldridge or Scott Atherton in the US Guidance Office. All consultations will be confidential and offered on a first-come-first-served basis (for Thursday 4-5, please contact Scott Atherton to arrange a time).
Have you or your child ever had a head injury? Do you know what a concussion is?
A concussion is defined as a "trauma-induced alteration in mental status that may or may not involve loss of consciousness." A concussion can be caused by a head bump, blow, or jolt of the head that can cause the brain to move quickly back and forth. Please have a look at the NATA's Concussion Infographic Handout (English) (Chinese) and email Ngan Chung, the school's Athletic Trainer if you have any questions.
Save the date: Terry Fox Run Hong Kong
The 6th Annual Terry Fox Run in Hong Kong is coming up on Saturday, November 3! CDNIS continues to be a strong supporter of this fun, non-competitive, and meaningful event to raise awareness of those who persevere through cancer while raising money for local cancer research. All the money that is raised by the Hong Kong Terry Fox Run stays in Hong Kong, supporting researchers at HKU and CUHK, over $3.5 million over the years! Further details coming soon.
Save the Date: US Production
Join us on a trip to the village of Chelm for the Upper School Mainstage Production, 'Village of Idiots' by John Lazarus. You'll be rolling in the aisles from laughter in this performance that is fun for the whole family. Performances will be on November 29 and 30 at 7pm, with a 2pm performance on Saturday, December 1. Tickets will be on sale on the 6/F bridge and from the LLAC Lobby starting November 5.
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. Enjoy a great afternoon of golf and all skill levels are welcome. More details are available on our website.
2018/19 Second Term Tuition Fee Invoice
The 2018/19 second term tuition fee is due on Wednesday, October 31. Invoices were sent to CDNIS parents' email account on October 3. Any inquiries can be directed to our Accounts Department.
Wednesday, October 3: Performing and Visual Arts Coffee Morning (Lobby), Student Advisory (Lobby)
Thursday, October 4: CISPA Board Meeting (Lobby), Grade 11 Information Night (Lobby)