Parent Presentation for PreRec and Rec Parents

Do you find yourself shouting “Be careful!” when your child runs fast, attempts to climb something, or picks up a sharp stick in the park? Does it raise your heart rate when they dangle from the monkey bars that look far too high? As parents it’s only natural for us to want to do everything in our power to keep our children safe, but more and more research is showing that eliminating all risk from children’s lives actually has a negative impact on their healthy development. Please join the Early Years teachers for our upcoming Risky Play workshop to find out more about how risky play develops resilience, builds confidence and self-esteem, and helps children use their own decision-making skills to keep themselves safe.

Library Pit, Thursday, March 15th, 9am. Please sign up here.

CISPA Flower Fair for CNY – 13th February

Celebrating Chinese New Year is an important tradition at CDNIS!  Every year the school community looks forward to the fantastic CISPA Flower Fair.

Parents are encouraged to attend with their child. Please let us know if you are unable to attend so we can pair your child with another family.

9:15-9:50 ~ AM Class (meet in the classroom at 9:10am)

12:15-12:50 ~ PM Class (meet in the classroom at 12:10pm)

Avoid lining up to buy tokens at the Chinese New Year Flower Fair. The pre-sales for tokens are now available at the CISPA website to purchase with PayPal or your credit card. We will distribute the tokens to your child/children the day before the fair in class.

LS coffee morning, 8 Feb at LLAC, 8-9:30 am.

“I want my child to be happy” The wish and reality.

 LS coffee morning, 8 Feb at LLAC, 8-9: 30 am.

 As parents, we want the best for our child, rush to help, soothe, and fix, it’s only natural. In this talk, Dr. Minna Chau will share her insight and research findings on how a certain kind of devotion to happiness creed hurts in long run, rather than help.


“Let’s Talk About Mindfulness”

“Let’s Talk About Mindfulness” on 28 Nov,8am-9:30 am at LLAC with Cathy Ziengs, MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Facilitator.
What? How? Why? are mindfulness concepts and practices being introduced into school communities to enhance well-being for the students, the teachers and how can parents engage in this learning space too?Please wear something comfortable, Cathy will have you do some practices  – lots of fun, lots of access to the learning.


Shelter Drill Procedure


Dear Parents,

This week we will be practising our shelter drill. We will be explaining to the children that just as we sometimes practice fire drills so that we’ll know what to do in case there is a fire, we are now going to practice staying inside to protect us from any trouble outside the classroom. Should questions arise about why we would need to do this, we will make sure we use age appropriate responses.

When the announcement is made that the shelter drill is in place we will ask the children to come and sit down in a corner of the room whilst we read a story very quietly. When we are informed via the PA system that the drill is over, we will return to our session as normal.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions regarding this.


Ms. Fiona


Importance of Building Resilience, Kelso’s choices and Zones of Regulation Parent Workshop

Parent Workshop- Pre Rec- Prep

Please join  Ms Lisa Kipfer, LS Vice principal and Ms Shelly Chutke, LS Counselor for a talk on Student support and coping strategies: Importance of Building Resilience, Kelso’s choices and Zones of Regulation.

Kelso’s Choices is a program based on the premise that all children are capable of being peacemakers and solving their small problems independently.

Come learn the vocabulary we use in school to solve problems so these strategies can be continued to be used at home.

When:  Nov 21  8:00 am – 9:00 am

Where:  LLAC Lobby

Who: Anyone involved in raising your child… including helpers.

Please RSVP

Shelly Chutke

Lower School Guidance Counsellor

Bilingualism in Children: Separating Fact from Fiction

 Join us at LLAC for a presentation that focuses on the nature of bilingual development; ESL & language delay; the benefits of bilingualism; and common myths & misconceptions. On 24thOctober (Tuesday) at 8:00-10:00 am with Arthur Fang, a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist.

Register here.

Shelly Chutke

Lower School Guidance Counsellor

Canadian International School of Hong Kong

Parent Observations


Dear Parents,

Thank you for signing up for a session to observe your child’s engagement in our programme. A parent observation checklist will be provided to help guide you in your observations. If you would like to have a look at this prior to your observation session, it can be found here: 20172018 Reception Observation Sheet We will use this checklist as a starting point for our learning conversations that will take place in early November.

Due to classroom space as well as distractions to the children, we request that only one parent per family attend these sessions. The sessions will last 45 minutes.

Kind regards,

Ms. Fiona