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.

“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. 

RSVP

How we express ourselves Unit of inquiry- Please take a look at the PDF link below:

HWOO parent Letter

Dear Parents,
We are really looking forward to our trip to the theatre to see Hairy Maclary on Wednesday 17th January.  All students will meet at the Academy of Performing Arts (1 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai) at 11:30 AM with an adult who will stay with their child for the duration of the show.  Students are to wear their school uniform please. All students go home from the APA with their adult after the show finishes, please note there will be  no school on Wednesday. 
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Warmest regards,
The Early Years Team
A gentle reminder
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should stay home until they are fever free. Also please note Pre Rec to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school. Please check your child is fit for school before they leave home!
Cooler weather and uniforms

A few gentle reminders:
Mindfulness and Wellbeing Parent Morning
“Let’s Talk About Mindfulness” a presentation on Tuesday, November 28 from 8am-9:30am in the LLAC by Cathy Ziengs MBSR Teacher, Mindfulness Facilitator. Learn why mindfulness concepts and practices are being introduced to enhance well-being for students and teachers, and how can parents engage too. Please wear something comfortable. RSVP here.
 
Fever and Mask Policy
CDNIS strictly enforces the Fever Free Policy, as recommended by the Centre for Health Protection. Therefore, students who are sick or feverish should stay home until they are fever free. Also please note Pre Rec to Grade 2 students should be fever free for 48 hours before returning to school. 
Cooler weather and uniforms
With the cooler weather we are seeing more students wearing non-uniform sweaters/hoodies/leggings etc. Students with non-uniform items will be asked to remove them during school hours. Please also note girls should be wearing white socks or tights, leggings are not part of the uniform. It gets very warm in the playground so please do not place sweaters, t’shirts etc under your child’s uniform, Thank you.
Pre Reception AM and Reception AM students do not come to school on Friday, November 24. This is to allow for staff professional development and to be equitable for all students as the PM classes will not have school due to the early dismissal ahead of the Christmas Break.
Class Christmas Party
Parents welcome!
Friday 8th December 
AM –  8:00am
PM – 12:00pm
 

Shelter Drill

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. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks Kat & Alice

We are looking forward to seeing you at school tomorrow for our Halloween celebration.
Thank you to our fabulous class mums  and volunteers who have been busy planning this event and helping us get the classroom ready for this exciting day. Please meet us on the 9th floor playground at 8am for some singing before we enjoy the parent led activities in the classroom! Due to the size of our classroom please note that the celebration is not open to siblings, thank you for understanding!
To find out more information on parent workshops please, click on the  link to access the lower school guidance Counsellor’s  blog.  
Please pack a healthy snack for your child that they can manage themselves. As we are encouraging the children to make healthy choices can we ask that they are given at least ONE healthy option. Thank you. 
 

Parent Talk: Emotional Resilience
Emotional resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt, manage and overcome stressful situations. A child who is emotionally resilient is better equipped to cope with adversity and recover from hardship. Fortunately, emotional resilience can be fostered and nurtured and in this parenting talk, Dr Ying Kan will share the latest research on emotional resilience and suggest practical strategies to support your child. Join us Wednesday, October 18 from 12:30pm-2pm in the LLAC Lobby. RSVP here.
Our class and individual photos will be taken on Tuesday the 17th September.
Please make sure your child is wearing school uniform not PE clothes on Tuesday. Can you also make sure they have black shoes and keep hair accessories to a minimum.

Unit of Inquiry – How We Express Ourselves 

We will be exploring Creativity over the coming months.

Central idea:  We enjoy and show creativity in different ways.  

Please click here to find out more!

 

Parent Observations

Assessment is an integral part of the Early Years Teaching and Learning Programme and feedback is continuous. Reporting on student progress may include: portfolios, anecdotal notes, informal conversations and more formal conferences.

We recognise the importance of maintaining our partnership with you, the parents, in order to communicate effectively regarding your individual child’s development and learning.

In order to facilitate this, during the month of November you are invited to attend an observation session here at school, during which you will have the opportunity to observe your child’s engagement in the programme and take some notes. Due to classroom space as well as distractions to the children, we request that only one parent per family attend these sessions. A Parent Observation Checklist will be provided to help guide you in your observations.

Following on from the observations, our Learning Conversations (parent/teacher conferences) will be scheduled for 3rd and 6th November. Please note: there will be no classes on these days and students do not attend this conference.  This is a time for parents and teachers to discuss our observations of your child’s learning and development. More details regarding the sign-up process for these conversations will follow shortly.
We look forward to seeing you at school soon.

AM Observation sign up

PM Observation sign up

Make sure you check the timetable if there is something you especially want to see!

Dear Parents, thank you for joining us at the Seesaw workshop yesterday. 

For those of you who were not able to attend, please find the link to the presentation below. We have placed the invitation sheet which includes how to access your child’s portfolio into your child’s folder. Please keep hold of this important document. 

https://goo.gl/Q3EKou

***Please note***

To respect others’ privacy, we ask parents NOT to share class or group posts in Seesaw (multiple students) on social media or publicly. If the post is individual and only has your own child involved then we leave any decision about sharing to the parent’s discretion. Thank you for your cooperation with this important protection of privacy.

Can I also remind parents they are not permitted to take photographs or videos of children around school. Please take a look at the LS Child Protection poster. Thank you!