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Meet other new Lower School parents, administrators and teaching staff during our ‘Boot Camp ‘Survival 101′ Orientation on Friday August 22 in the LLAC from 8am-11am. Learn everything you need to know to make your family’s transition to CDNIS a smooth one. The event will include a key note presentation, boot camp sessions to highlight key elements of the Lower School programme and breakfast!

Please find attached a copy of the boot camp programme. You may wish to download a copy for your easy reference on the day. It’s time to get fit for CDNIS! 

Bootcamp Brochure


June Progress Reports

Dear Lower School Parents, The 2013/2014 school year will conclude on Wednesday June 11. Students in Pre Reception through Grade 6 will receive their 2nd Progress Report, which will be published online by 4:00pm on Wednesday June 11. Students will also bring their portfolios home to share their learning on Friday June 6. The portfolio […]

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1:1 MacBook Programme information – Grade 4 Parents

Dear Grade 4 Parents, We write to invite you to attend a 1:1 MacBook Programme information session on Wednesday, 7 May from 6:00pm-7:30pm in the Library. Our goal for each current Grade 4 student is to have a MacBook available from the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. To achieve this goal we are initiating the process now. For […]

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Class lists for 2014/2015 school year

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 […]

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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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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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