School Photos: Next Week
School photos for children in EY1 to Grade 10 will take place September 20, 21, 23 and 24. Lower School homeroom teachers will let their homeroom parents know what day their class photos will be taken, while Upper School homeroom teachers will share the date with their students. Students wear their regular school uniform for the photos.
Parent Liaison Committee (PLC)
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. The PLC always welcomes constructive suggestions and recommendations from our parent community and ensures that strategic matters raised by parents are communicated appropriately to the Board. The PLC will receive correspondence via email at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Where and when appropriate, the PLC may direct correspondence to other relevant persons or groups for further consideration or action according to their roles and responsibilities. In order for the PLC to process the received comments effectively, please note that the PLC will only accept individual correspondence from parents through their official @CDNIS email accounts and will not entertain any petitions or anonymous communications.
30th Anniversary Volunteer Opportunity
We are looking for several parent volunteers to participate in our 30th Anniversary Committee. A framework for a year of celebration is in place and we want to include you in planning and executing events, providing insight and helping make decisions. We hope to have representation from Early Years, Lower School, Transition Years, and High School. Please email email@example.com if you are interested. Thank you in advance for your interest.
30th Anniversary: Polo Shirts
In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we are releasing our first piece of commemorative merchandise in collaboration with the Athletics Department. Check out our limited edition polo shirt available through September 20 on the Timberwolves Online Boutique. Available in men's, women's and junior sizes. Orders must be received by Monday, September 20 at 9am. Items will be delivered to the school after the Mid-Term Break.
Nurse's Office: Vaccinations
The school immunisation team will be on campus on Monday, September 13 to provide the DTaP-IPV vaccination for Prep and Grade 1 students. On Tuesday, September 14, Grade 5 and 6 students will receive dTaP -IPV (reduced dose) vaccination. Parents who have signed their children up for this programme please ensure your child eats breakfast and wears a comfortable size uniform (injection will be given on the upper arm). Students who are not receiving the vaccination will remain in their classroom.
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
We will celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival on September 20 and 21. Lower School and Transition years students will design lanterns using eco-friendly materials and incorporate the school’s 30th anniversary theme. Lower School parents are also invited to design lanterns with their children at home. Upper School students will write stories and riddles using traditional Chinese calligraphy and Chinese style comics. Details have been shared with students. Happy Mid-Autumn! 中秋快樂！
No School: Mid-Autumn Festival
A reminder that there is no school for students and staff on Wednesday, September 22 due to the Mid-Autumn Festival.
ASA Programme and Registration
The ASA Department is currently assembling its Term 1 ASA brochure in hopes of being able to offer a programme starting in October. The EDB is actively requiring all schools to provide vaccination statistics as these will be taken into account when negotiating for continued full class resumption after September 30, including the running of the ASA programme. The school is continuing to dialogue with the EDB and will update parents accordingly. Watch this space.
Nespresso Capsule Collection continues
After a successful spring launch, our capsule collection partnership with Nespresso will continue. Please bring to campus or send with your student your used Nespresso Capsule for collection and recycling. Special collection bins are located at the 9/F entrance and 8/F recycling area. In celebration of our 30th Anniversary, we will continue the program and expand our sustainability partnership with Nespresso. We look forward to sharing more details on our new initiatives soon.
On-Site Bus Coordinator
If parents have any questions or concerns about the school bus programme, their first point of contact should be KCM. If an issue remains unresolved, please email the on-site CDNIS bus coordinator, Frances Chan.
Changing School Buses in the PM
A reminder that parents must fill in the CDNIS 2021/2022 - Dismissal Bus Change Request Form if they want their Prep to Grade 12 child to switch buses to accommodate after-school activities. Each bus change requires one form and must be filled in before 10am the day of the switch (3-days advance notice is preferred). This form is also available behind the Parent Portal.
Shuttle Bus Service
The shuttle buses depart from the Wong Chuk Hang MTR station as follows:
7:05am for Grade 6-12 students attending their sports tryout/practice (Tuesday-Friday ONLY) (Sign-Up here)
7:25am for Prep to Grade 5 students
8:20am for Grade 6-12 students
In the afternoon, shuttle buses will arrive at WCH at:
2:35pm for Lower School (departs school at 2:30pm from the 7/F) (Prep to Grade 3 students must ride with an older sibling, cousin, older friend with approval from the Lower School Principal)
4:15pm for Upper School (departs school at 4:10pm from the 7/F)
Please note the afternoon times are estimates and will be amended depending on traffic conditions. Students MUST pre-register to use the shuttle bus service via the KCM website. Take a moment to learn more about our bussing programme.
MTR Student Travel Scheme
Eligible students (aged 12 and above) can now submit an online application to receive their personalized student Octopus card. Students can complete the online application form and upload an image of their valid CDNIS student card. There is no need to get the physical school endorsement. You must fill in your child's correct birth date. This video explains the process and further details are on the MTR website.
Weather-Related Suspension of Classes
The safety of our students and staff is our priority, so in the event of extreme weather it may be necessary to modify our school schedules on occasion. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our weather policy. While we endeavour to communicate school closures via the urgent messaging system on our website and mobile app before 6am, parents should also pay close attention to television/radio announcements, as well as government websites during inclement weather.
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.