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Congratulations to our CDNIS Sailing Team!

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Congratulations to our CDNIS Sailing team who competed in the interschool regatta over the weekend. The Sailing Wolves qualified for the Gold Division, winning 3 races including great wins over CIS, HKSS and Harrow. On Day 2 we continued success with wins over WIS and Kellett. 

All CDNIS sailors are now excited about developing skills and strategy in preparation for next years races. 

Thanks to Coaches Lam and Baird who lead this team. 



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Congratulations LD Equestrian Team!

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Congratulations to the LD CDNIS Equestrian Team  on winning their heat on Friday. Their riding showed so much improvement since our warm-up show as evidenced by all the places they won. The coach is  really impressed with your commitment and focus in getting your ponies ready and being on time for your events. CDNIS are proud of this team!


Halfway through the heats, CDNIS is coming second. Four teams go through to the finals (out of 20 school teams) so keep your fingers crossed.


Free Entrance to the HK7s on Friday 6th April

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Free Entry for CDNIS Students: HK7s on Friday 6th April

Limited free tickets available for the HK7s on Friday 6th April*,  for CDNIS Students
You need to enter with the CDNIS group; you can choose either a 2.30pm or 4.30pm Entry. 
*This is during the Spring Break, the HK 7s are on the last Friday of the holiday.

To secure one of these free tickets you need to do both of the below.
Complete this form.
Download this documentmake a copy, print it out and hand it into Mr Lovegrove on Friday 6th April before you enter the stadium. 
Important notes
  • When you are at the stadium school rules apply at all times.
  • At 6pm Grade 5/6 students must be met at the stadium by a parent or adult.
  • At 6pm Upper School Students can remain at the stadium unsupervised if they have the permission of their parents.
Limited to a maximum number of students.

Splash Dash 2018

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Splash Dash is a Swim-a-thon fundraiser at CDNIS, March 18thSplash is a non-profit organisation that leads swim/water safety courses for under-served communities who may not have the access or means for swim lessons. Splash takes place Sunday@CDNIS.  The Swim-a-thon fundraiser is a massive event, for more information on how to enter a team (corporate/social/family) and ways to support Splash go to the Splash Dash info.


The Splash Dash Relay is just around the corner and we’re thrilled to share that a private donor has generously offered to match the first HK$ 2,500 raised by the first 25 teams that register.

It does not matter if you are a serious or recreational swimmer.  In fact, if you’re good enough to enjoy an afternoon swimming around a junk, chances are you’re good enough for the Splash Dash Relay!  Teams race the clock – not necessarily each other – to see how many laps they can swim in 30 minutes.   It’s quick, it’s fun and most of all, it’s an easy way to remove the economic barriers so that more people have a chance to learn.

Want to learn more about Splash and our impact? Check out our new video below!


Date: Sunday, March 18 2018
Venue: Canadian International School, Aberdeen
Teams: 3 or 4 members with 2 Splash graduates
Format: Continuous 30 minute swim, changeover every 25 or 50 m
Divisions: Corporate, Friends & Family, Schools & Clubs
Cost: HK$ 5,000 minimum per team, via payment or donations
Prizes: Most Laps Swum, Most Money Raised, Best Team Spirit
Time: Teams will be given a pre-assigned time slot but following are estimates
Corporate 8:00-11:00,Friends & Family 10:00-1:00, Schools & Clubs 12:00-3:00

All ages and abilities are invited to participate, provided you can swim 50 meters safely




CDNIS Ski Week

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The CDNIS group of 22 students and 4 teachers travelled to Crans Montana in Switzerland for the annual Ski Week during CNY.  This trip was an amazing experience for all involved with perfect ski conditions leading to all skiers and snowboarders enjoying powder snow, spectacular views on some of the best slopes in the world. The ski trip is a fantastic way to inspire excellence, cultivate character, and empower engagement locally and globally …. in a very cool environment.
The top 5 highlights of the week
  • A rare opportunity for Lower School students and Upper School students to work together and support each other to enjoy the snow and manage the travel.
  • 5 Days of Fantastic Snow, including 3 ‘Bluebird” days.  Some skiers completed over 200km of skiing during the week!
  • An awesome Après Ski programme that including tobogganing, ski tubing, bowling, Music Quizzes, Shopping, Snow Man Building and Snow Fights.
  • A Swiss Cultural Day; visiting the Cailler Chocolate Factory, sampling many many different Swiss Chocolates, then a visit to a Swiss Cheese Factory (with free samples) and a walk through the 12th Century Swiss Village and Chateau at Gruyeres.
  • the chance for all skiers (and Snowboarders) to have 5 x 3 hour lessons in the mornings and 5 x afternoons of guided skiing, meant all skiers from beginner to pro (Liam)  improved, explored and enjoyed the slopes.  Congratulations to our Race Champions: Liam Level 4, Eloise Level 3, Yuha Level 2 and KaShing Level 1
Thanks to the fantastic Ski Trip Parents for their enthusiastic support of this trip.
Thanks to the CDNIS Ski Week Leaders Keren Glazier, Alex Wright and Jenny Lovegrove, for leading this trip.
The Ski Trip to Switzerland will run again in 2019 Feb 1-10. Ski Trip Leaders Alex Wright and Keren Glazier will hold a meeting in May 2018 to launch the trip.


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The CDNIS XC Team had a fantastic climax to their Cross Country season with our team of 31 athletes performing very well on the challenging ISSFHK Championship course at Tai Tong Country Park on Friday. The TWovles athletes were well prepared for the challenge thanks to their commitment to training throughout the season and the wonderful leadership of Coaches HJab, Richardson, Flan Man and Larson.
Highlights of the Day was Charlie’s commanding victory in the Boys U20 Race. 7 out of the 8 races were decided by under 10 seconds … Charlie destroyed his opposition by 1 min 30! And he came across the finish line with a smile on his face!
Harmony also completed her undefeated season with a great Gold Medal at the Championships in the U16 event.

Our Boys U20 team finished with Silver.
Our Girls Team were 3rd overall.

Thanks to athletes and coaches for representing the TWolves so well all year.

SEASAC Weekend: Lots of heart shown, hearts broken and heart stopping action

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The biggest weekend of CDNIS Sport in the SEASAC Calendar saw TWolves teams travelling to Singapore (Boys Tennis), Bangkok (Girls Tennis and Boys and Girls Basketball) and Kuala Lumper (Boys Rugby and Girls Touch Rugby).

CDNIS won the SEASAC Sportsmanship Award and also earned SEASAC 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 5th and 7th place finishes in the 15 school, 6 country tournament. These places possibly do not reflect the intensity, excitement and heartbreak in the competitions. John Wooden once said, “Sports do not build character; they reveal it”, and I am proud that plenty of character was shown by our Twovles teams this weekend.

SEASAC Rugby 2nd Place (Div 2)
Like all CDNIS teams, travelling presents its challenges; for the Rugby and Touch teams, this included a diverted plane (first ever SEASCA team to go to Penang!) then sapping heat in KL for SEASAC Day 1. They finished Day 1 with a 2/3 record but had the two top teams to play on Day 2. On Saturday the team came out firing and convincingly beat Stamford American (Singapore) 19-0 and then rolled over the top of Australia International School (Singapore); CDNIS qualified top of the Round robin play. The boys were playing with speed, skill and confidence. They dominated the Semifinal to enter Sundays SEASAC Gold medal match with great momentum and confidence. The game started well, with 2 great team tries setting up a 12-5 halftime lead. In the second half they recovered from a couple of serious injuries to key players to extend the lead to 24-5 with 5 minutes remaining ….. then the unbelievable (literally) happened, a comeback from SAIS saw the Lions score 3 quick tries, the last deep, deep into added time, to lock the scores up at 24-24. A five-minute golden point extra time could not separate the teams, and it was only a fine team try to SAIS that gave them the championship in the second period of OT. The way our CDNIS Boys carried themselves after the game was impressive, I was very proud. Even though they were devastated, their sportsmanship, dignity and pride were obvious to all. Instead of thinking they lost gold it is important to celebrate that they won silver and more importantly they won the respect of all who saw the TWolves team in action. The Boys are well led by Coaches Metz, Shortt and Underhill.

SEASAC Girls Tennis Bronze Div 2
Congratulations to the young and brave SEASAC Tennis Girls tennis team. We brought home Bronze in SEASAC Div 2; Sophia, Michelle(s), Minin, Medha, Alison, Ella and Janice combined to equal our best SEASAC result. The Team enjoyed fantastic facilities at Harrow School in Bangkok and made all TWolves fans – and especially Coaches Shirley and Schmalenberg – very proud. The highlight of the weekend was our 4-1 win in the bronze medal play-off v AIS from Singapore. Hopefully, we can keep this team together and keep improving to enjoy further SEASAC success. Good luck to the girls who will combine again in the ISSFHK finals on Wednesday. Thanks again to their passionate Coaches Shirley and Schmally for leading the team.

SEASAC Boys Tennis 4th place Div 1
CDNIS continued their proud tradition of top 4 finishes at SEASAC and this year may have been our best chance to build on previous silvers and bronzes. Unfortunately, success for Jay in the HK Age Grade championships meant he had to stay in Hong Kong to play and he was a very late withdrawal from our SEASAC team, this meant our strong #2 seed was out and everyone else had to move up. Our Boys were awesome in this tournament. Coach Smriti could not be prouder. In key moments key players stepped up to clinch wins v TTS and UWC East that meant CDNIS qualified the semi-finals. In the semifinals we went down 2-3 to NIST going down to the last game in the last set of doubles; in this game, we had 3 players new to SEASAC and so we look strong for SEASAC Tennis 2019. Congratulations to the Boys Team and thanks to Coaches Smriti and Roland for their leadership and player management.

SEASAC Boys Basketball 5th Place Div 1
The Boys had great wins v ISY (Myanmar) and GIS (Malaysia) to cement their spot in Div 1 with a strong 5th place finish. The team pushed hard for a semi-final spot with close games v UWC East, UWC Dover and NIST, but we can be very proud of the development of this team – on and off the court – this year. The team have played 19 games since January 4, and their improvement is a testament to the dedication of both the players and coaches. Congratulations to Issac, finishing a great B20 basketball career (3 seasons) as SEASAC MVP; Issac led a real team effort at SEASAC with big contributions from the Twins, Vince and the B16 players who stepped in and stepped up. Thanks too to Coaches Riverin and Wright.

SEASAC Girls Basketball 5th Place
What a weekend of heart-stopping action in an extremely even Div 1 SEASAC Girls competition. It is surprising Coach Young still looks so young with 4 out of 5 matches in pool play going down to the last minutes and in 3/4 the TWolves just coming up short (losses by 6, 8 and 1 point!) But when it mattered most the team came together to win the 5th/6th place game v RIS and confirm our spot in SEASAC Div 1 for 2019. Congratulations to MVP Harriet and to all the girls for giving it all out on the court. What an exciting, stressful and fun SEASAC weekend. Thanks, Coach Young and Kipfer, you really need a rest after such a roller coaster of a weekend.

SEASAC Girls Touch Rugby 7th Place
SEASAC touch (Division 1) was a very enjoyable learning experience for our hardworking Girls touch team. After overcoming travel delays and the KL heat, our girls put in a string of solid performances to show that we belong in Div 1. Excellent defence, which was the result of great coaching and the player’s commitment to training, meant we had a chance in every game. We ended up playing home team class in the dreaded 6th/7th play off. A strong start saw the TWolves leading 1-0 at halftime, but home ground advantage helped the spirited KLASS team came from behind to just pip the TWolves 2-1. The girls can be proud of their development throughout the tournament, playing their best game on Sunday. We know what we need to do to compete at Div 1 level and these committed athletes will come back stronger next year. Thanks, Coaches Kahu and O’Toole, for everything you give to this team. Congratulations to Kyra who finished her SEASAC career with the deserved MVP award. Kyra is one of our most experienced SEASAC athletes in Football, Touch Rugby and Gymnastics.

SEASAC Sportsmanship
I am always very proud of our coaches. And for the first time ever our Coaches – Kadie Riverin, Alex Wright, Steph Young and Lisa Kipfer – were awarded the SEASAC Sportsmanship Trophy. The way they lead their teams was recognised by the other school’s athletes and coaches, who nominated them for this award. We are so proud to have these role models representing our school and setting the standard at SEASAC and leading our TWolves sports programme.

Thanks to all SEASAC Season 2 athletes for making our school proud. Thank you to the 14 coaches who give their time so generously, most of them arriving home after midnight on Sunday night. Thanks to all staff for supporting these committed athletes as they balance their passion for sport with their academic expectations; your support is appreciated by all of us.

For further reports and photos please check out our TWolves News Site later in the week.


U14 Basketball Gold and Silver

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CDNIS are very proud of our U14 Basketball Teams. The TWolves are the strongest U14 International School in ISSFHK Basketball with both the Div 1 teams in the Championship games last night. We also ensured we achieved our goals of Participation, Enjoyment and Success by having 2 x Div 3 Teams (Boys and Girls) enjoy great seasons.

G14 Champions. In a fantastic performance that saw every member of the squad contribute on the court, the G14 Div 1 Team won the Champions Gold in a great final v ICS. The Girls dominated the game, with great defence restricting the opposition to just 11 points. CDNIS scored 28 and this caps a first ever undefeated season for the G14 basketball team. Congratulations Holly-Mei, Vanessa, Vanessa, Annabelle, Bailey, Ricca, Nicole, Krystyn, Christine, Marin, Caroline and Sarah. And a huge thanks to their awesome Coach DJ MacPherson.

B14 finished the season with a deserved Silver medal after just going down to a massive CAIS team in the finals last night. This has been a great season for the Boys and there are a number of players on the team who will be leaders of our SEASAC team in the next few years. The Boys have developed significantly under Super Coach KD and the future of Boys Basketball is exciting at CDNIS. We are proud of Tin Yu, Kion, Donald, Canning, Ivan, Jai, Ryan, Ethan, Cam, Kellan, Ben and Max.

We have over 50 U14 Basketballers at CDNIS. This quantity and quality of programme is only possible with awesome coaches; thanks heaps to Ronald V, Tim B, Colleen W, Kadie Riverin and DJ Mac.


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CDNIS sent a team of 12 Golfers – ranging in age from Grade 3 – Grade 11 – to the Championships held at Kai Sau Chau Course. Our best results came in the Net Competition where Charles-Alexander won the ISSFHK Net Championship for Boys with a Net 63! In The Girls Net Competition, Kiana came third with a Net 70.

Thanks to Coach Adams for leading this team this year. The Golf team has really grown in terms of numbers and quality over the last 2 years. We now have a great group of young golfers, many still in the Lower School, so the future of Golf is bright for CDNIS.

ISSFHK Cross Country Relay

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On Thursday 18th of January, CDNIS hosted the ISSFHk Relay at Aberdeen Country Park. 34 Teams (each with 4 runners) competed in a 4 loop race around a 2km course. The fastest individual time of the event was run by Charlie Stewart. CDNIS had 9 teams entered – including a staff team – and the event was great preparation for the ISSFHK XC Championships at Harrow School on February 9th.



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