Update – November 17

by cindykam on November 17, 2017

Important Dates

November 24: Dress Down Day (Theme: Your future or dream job)

November 24: Session 1 Swimming Ends (see below)

December 4: Field Trip to Dodomites Bakery

December 13: Dress Down Day

December 13: Early Dismissal 11am

December 14-January 1: Winter Break


Click here for photos and videos from this week.



New Sun Bus Pass

Based on the latest payment records, Sun Bus has issued new bus pass for students who have paid the school bus fares for 2017/18.  Those who have not paid the bus fares will not be given a new bus pass.  The new bus pass will be effective from November 27 while the old bus pass will be valid until November 24.

We will send home the new bus pass in the communication folder next week. Please remember to replace the old bus pass with the new bus pass.  If you have not already paid your bus fees, please do so immediately. Should you have any questions, please touch base with Tracia Yeung.

Fever Free Policy

The typical flu season in Hong Kong is from October to May. Please see below for guidelines for sick students, and the CDNIS fever policy.

Guidelines for Sick Students

  1. DO NOT send your child to school if they have a fever. Body temperature 37.5 C and higher (taken via oral thermometer) OR 38 C and higher (taken via ear thermometer) is considered a fever.
  2. DO NOT send your child to school if he/she has a cough, runny nose, diarrhea, rash, or is feeling generally unwell. Unfortunately, one child’s illness can spread to the whole class.
  3. DO NOT give your child Panadol, Tylenol, Calpol or a cough suppressant in the morning and then send him/her to school. Medications only mask an illness and by lunchtime the student will feel unwell again.
  4. DO NOT come to school to pick up your child if the nurse has not called you. If your child calls you and asks to be picked up because he or she is not feeling well, please reconfirm with the nurse.
  5. Please notify the nurse if your child is absent for more than two days consecutively or if your child is diagnosed with a contagious illness such as chicken pox, impetigo, herpangina (blisters or ulcers in mouth), or hand, foot and mouth disease.
  6. If your child has an undiagnosed rash or red itchy eyes with more than usual discharge please take him/her to the doctor to be diagnosed before returning to school.

CDNIS Fever Policy

CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or with a fever should not be in school whether or not they are wearing a mask.

Pre Rec to Grade 2 – students should be fever free for 48 hours before they can resume school.


Swimming Session Ends

Our first swimming session ends on November 24 and our next session will begin in April. In the meantime, we are back to having PE on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Highlights of the Week:

All students enjoyed practicing safety in the pool this week and we did a great job staying calm during our first shelter drill.


-Students practiced using all the phonemes we’ve learned to create 3, 4 and 5 phoneme words.

-We learned what a sentence is and how to decide where to put full stops. Students did a great job editing their own writing and adding full stops.

-The reading strategy we discussed was simply read, read and read. Reading often and independently allows us to practise our fluency and comprehension. We also practiced chunking, finding words within words to help us read unknown words.



-Centres this week focused on counting on with $1, $2, $5 and $10 coins and combining different coins to create the same value.


Unit of Inquiry:

-We discussed the difference between needs and wants and sorted objects into the two categories. We discussed how our needs and wants impact the Earth.

-We learned the importance of plants and trees and their many uses from medicine to food and more.


Have a great weekend!

Ms Kam


Collecting Items

by cindykam on November 16, 2017

In preparation for our next unit of inquiry, we are looking for unwanted small appliances (in working or non-working condition), for students to take apart and see the different components. Items such as toasters, blenders, flashlights, blow dryers, pencil sharpeners, clocks, umbrellas, etc. would be great. No mobile phones please. Please be aware these items will not be returned. We would also like each student to bring an empty shoebox to school. Please send items to school right away.

In addition, the Grade 1s will have an opportunity to work with Grade 11 students to make a Christmas decoration from melted aluminium poured into a clay mould. We would appreciate it if you could send in an empty, clean aluminium soda can to school by November 24.



Shelter Drill

November 15, 2017

On Thursday, November 16 at 8:25am, the school will hold a Shelter Drill. During this drill, staff will secure the campus and safely shelter all students, staff and visitors inside the building. The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building. I have shared age-level specific […]

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Update – November 10

November 10, 2017

Important Dates November 17: House Day November 24: Dress Down Day December 4: Field Trip to Dodomites Bakery   Click here for photos and videos from this week.     Reminders: Parenting Talk – Sensory Processing Disorder Does your child find everyday tasks challenging? Are they distracted by touch/sounds/lights? Do they find it challenging to sit still […]

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Field Trip and Poppy Drive

November 6, 2017

Field Trip to Dodomites Bakery We’re going on a field trip! For our next unit of inquiry, we will be going on our second field trip on Monday, December 4 to Dodomites Bakery. Field trip permission forms were sent home today. Please return them as soon as possible. We will be taking one parent volunteer […]

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