Flash September 13 2021

All School news

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: parentliaisoncommittee@cdnis.hk. 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 advancement@cdnis.edu.hk 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 dateThis 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.

Lower School News

Dress Down Day

The next dress down day has been revised to Friday, October 8. The theme is monochrome or rainbow - you choose! Participating students should bring $20, which will be collected during homeroom. Funds raised will be divided equally between the four hourse charities.


3-Way Learning Conversations

We will host our Prep to Grade 5 3-Way Learning Conversations on Thursday, September 23 and Friday, September 24 via Zoom. Prep to Grade 5 students will not attend school on these two days. Students in EY1 and EY2 will follow their school schedule as normal. For more information and sign-up details, please click this link.

Upper School News

Upcoming University Virtual Visits

Sept 13 - 17 - Unifest (23 UK universities). Sept 13 - Hamilton, Macalester, Richmond, Sewanee, and Vanderbilt. Sept 15 - Liberal Arts Colleges (USA). Sept 16 - American University, Elon University, and Beloit College. Sept 17 - USC (Hong Kong specific visit). Sept 20 - 25 - Study UK Week. Sept 22 - UCLA. Sept 25 - HKUST. Sept 29 - Northeastern and NYU. Oct 14 - Colgate University, Hamilton College, Skidmore College, Syracuse University & Union College. Details in BridgeU.


College Clinic

College Clinic has been expanded, and will now run 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 7 & 8 Experience Week

Grade 7 and 8 parents are invited to attend an information session to learn about Experience Week. You may choose to attend the session on September 14 or 15 and both sessions will be held at 8:30am on Zoom. Each session will be limited to 75 participants who must register in advance using this RSVP Google Form (registration closes today at 12noon). The information session will be recorded for those who cannot attend. To maximise the number of spots, we ask that only one account per household be used to access the presentation. Participants will need to use their CDNIS accounts to join the presentation. Zoom links will be sent to participants prior to the information session.


Nurse's Office: Student Health Programme and Flu Vaccination

This week, Grade 6-12 students will bring home details regarding the Student Health Service and Flu vaccination for the 2021/2022 school year. If you'd like to enrol your child in this programme, please return the signed forms to your child's homeroom teacher by Friday, September 17. Contact the school nurse if you have any questions.

 

 


Nurse's Office: Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Same-Day Tickets

Same-Day Tickets are being distributed to eligible students at 24 Community Vaccination Centres (CVCs) under the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme. The minimum age for receiving the BioNTech vaccine is 12, and that for receiving the Sinovac vaccine is 18. Please consider this privilege if you have not had your vaccine, and that you may have this done with your child(ren) now.

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. 

Dates

Sep 13, 2021
University Virtual Visits: Hamilton, Macalester, Richmond, Sewanee and Vanderbilt


Sep 14, 2021
Grade 7 & 8 Experience Week Parent Information Session


Sep 15, 2021
Lower School Parent MAP Session


Sep 15, 2021
University Virtual Visits: Liberal Arts Colleges (USA)


Sep 15, 2021
Grade 7 & 8 Experience Week Parent Information Session


Sep 16, 2021
Parenting Teenagers Course Begins


Sep 16, 2021
University Virtual Visits: American University, Elon University, and Beloit College


Sep 17, 2021
University Virtual Visits: USC (Hong Kong specific visit).


Sep 20, 2021
School Photos This Week


Sep 22, 2021
NO SCHOOL: Mid-Autumn Festival


Sep 22, 2021
University Virtual Visits: UCLA


Sep 23, 2021
3-Way Learning Conversations (Prep to Grade 5 students do not attend school)


Sep 24, 2021
3-Way Learning Conversations (Prep to Grade 5 students do not attend school)


Sep 25, 2021
University Virtual Visits: HKUST


Sep 29, 2021
University Virtual Visits: Northeastern and NYU