Just a gentle reminder, we will soon start assembling Lower School class lists for the 2014/2015 school year. If there any extenuating circumstances relating to your child’s class placement please send an email to the Lower School Principal, Dylan Hughes before Monday April 28. Respectfully, we ask that you refrain from making personal requests to select or avoid certain teachers.

Student Led Learning Reviews – SLLR

Dear Parents Our student centered reporting cycle continues with the Student Led Learning Reviews (SLLR). If you have never participated in a Student Led Learning Review, click here for a preview. Thursday April 10: Preparatory to Grade 5  Thursday 10 & Friday 11 April: Pre Rec. and Reception Wednesday 9 & Thursday 10 April: Grade 6 PYP Exhibition Both [...]

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The 5 ‘Basics’ of Maths in the Lower School

Jon Field, Director of Curriculum at CDNIS, is the author of the article below. Many excellent conversations with Lower School parents often return to the subject of are we teaching enough of the basics in Maths.. So here are some suggestions of the ‘basics’ of Maths we should teach to both students, teachers and parents [...]

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IB PYP EXHIBITION 2014

Dear Parents, Preparations for the Grade 6 IB PYP (International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme) Exhibition are underway. For students this is the culmination of their experiences working over a number of years with the PYP and is in fact a summative assessment of their understanding of the programme principles and framework.  The Exhibition process will [...]

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CISPA 2014 Chinese New Year Fair Volunteers & Pre-Ordering Tokens

Message from the Chinese New Year Fair Committee We are pleased to announce that the CISPA Chinese New Year Fair will be held on Tuesday 28th January 2014. We invite all parents, new or not so new, to join us in bringing the celebration of the year of Horse to CDNIS. This year the fair [...]

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I am a role model and a risk taker!

I am a role model and a risk taker! As the world mourns the loss of perhaps one the most inspirational and influential world leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela, I find myself reflecting upon what is important in life. Nelson Mandela had many fine qualities as a person and personified these in so many [...]

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Before you know it…

Before you know it… With Christmas holidays approaching, I find myself reflecting upon the year and thinking about the importance of family. We’ve all heard the saying “enjoy it while it lasts.” This can refer to many things, a delicious meal, a budding relationship, a tall glass of refreshing wine, a job, a once-in-a-lifetime vacation, [...]

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NOV 18 PYP Parent Information Sessions

Dear Parents, On November 18, members of the Lower School teaching staff will running a series of PYP Parent Information Sessions.  Please see details at this link: November 18 Parent Information Sessions Please don’t hestitate to contact me at ThomasWoods@cdnis.edu.hk if you have any questions. Best regards, Tom Woods

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Completing the Triangle: Why Involving Our Students’ Parents Is So Important

Our Three -Way Learning Reviews were a huge success thanks to the collaboration shown between school and home in the interest of our children’s learning journeys. We have plenty of success stories and we’d love to share one from our Lower School Performing Arts teacher, Sarah Hodgson. Ms. Hodgson posted the following on her professional [...]

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Learning as a Team Game: Three-Way Learning Reviews and Student Ownership

The video below, and it’s final quote, reveal a great deal about education: “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.” Without the roots how can our children soar off on their own as unique individuals, responsible global citizens and future leaders? We nourish a culture [...]

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