After coming back after a successful trip to Bangkok Thailand to coach the T-Wolves U20 Boys Volleyball team I was moved to share some of the experience with the lower school. After having taught and coached some of the members of the team since G4 I was reminded of how important sport can be in the lives of children and youth and the lasting impressions it can have upon them. If parents, teachers and coaches do a good job of motivating and encouraging them to achieve excellence great things can be accomplished. The U20 boys team won the ISSFHK and SEASAC championships behind cohesive teamwork, dedication, a willingness to train hard and form solid bonds of trust and friendship. The fact they also received the sportsmanship award as voted by other teams was a testament to their work ethic and their joy of sport. They were true ambassadors of CDNIS, forging friendships and raising the level of play and conversation amongst their peers. Whenever I watch the young children I teach and coach, I am reminded that there is much they can accomplish in life if they are given the tools to do so. I am always optimistic that these future leaders of the world will have a lasting and positive influence upon the world. I am proud of what these students accomplish in sport, academics, performing arts and service to the world around them.
It was wonderful to see parents and students at the 3-Way learning reviews prior to the October holiday and it was nice to see the students refreshed after time with family wherever they vacationed.
The Grade 6’s have now completed their unit “Developing Good Technique Leads to Success in Racquet Sports” with great success. Many students kept weekly journals of their thoughts and actions in the unit, many met or exceeded their goals and their knowledge and understanding of the game showed solid improvement alongside their skills progression. We have spent a few classes on volleyball skills and Newcombe ball prior to beginning their first swimming session the week of November 2nd. After swimming they will begin focusing on what it takes to prepare for a big sporting event like the Olympics or Sports Day.
The G 3’s completed their Structures Unit and have demonstrated steady progress in their swimming and water safety skills. Their next unit ties in with their homeroom unit “Human Migration Involves Challenges, Risks and Opportunities”. We will touch on a number of team sports that are popular around the world and look at where they originated from.
The G2’s have an improved understanding of how to take care of their personal well being after completing their unit “Our Personal Well-Being is Affected by the Choices We Make”. They have a deeper understanding of how important sleep, eating well, exercising and treating others respectfully is to their overall well being. They have made steady progress with their swimming and water safety skills. They will soon begin their next unit entitled “People use a variety of strategies and skills to accomplish common goals.”
The G2’s, G3’s and G6’s have started the year in fine form! Grade 2’s have been focused on their Central Idea of “Our Personal Well-Being is Affected by the Choices We Make.” by participating in a variety of physical activities which have kept them busy increasing their heart rate, breathing rate and body temperature. They […]
Looking forward to seeing all the LS students back on Monday to begin the new school year in their pursuit of healthy, active living. I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and had enjoyed time with family and friends here in Hong Kong or wherever they traveled.
G2’s please view the Youtube video related to your sending and receiving skills and discuss what you see is being done correctly by the student in the video. G3’s, Please view the Youtube video related to your Invasion Games unit through the lens of basketball. Discuss with your parents what Mr. Steiner is doing correctly […]
In helping the G6 students prepare for the Exhibition at the end of April, we spent a few weeks focusing on cooperative activities in PE that targeted helping students communicate and work together in small and large groups to achieve certain outcomes. Check out the video below with showing some of these activities.
Another successful sports day with great results and recognition given on Feb. 5th at the awards assembly. See video and results sheet of medalists below. G5-6 Sports Day Final Results Jan.22, 2015 https://youtu.be/VqEi2NlBIbQ
The G3 and G4 students had a wonderful sports day on Dec. 3 and mother nature cooperated by giving us great weather. There were a lot of smiles, cheering, high fives, and super results. Congrats to all students, teachers and parents (who helped showed support for their child) for being positive and making a great […]
The students had a great time being active, cheering one another on and practising good sportsmanship. The morning was capped off by a fun tug-o-war battle between the 4 houses which were closely contested.
Take a look at the G3 movement compositions to complete our unit on “Structures”. The students incorporated individual and partner balances, utilised a variety of transitions (some quite creative) and strove to make their routines aesthetic. They really enjoyed the many aspects of this UOI and it was great to see the creativity in their […]
The G6’s had an adventurous camp with lots of hiking, setting up tents, team building activities, kayaking, swimming, boogie boarding, structures building, etc.. They also toughed out 1 rainy day and showed they were most capable in dealing with a slight adversity. I know a lot of students slept well on their first day back […]
The Grade 6’s continue to make progress in their understanding of the game of badminton (singles and doubles). Skills and knowledge of the game are improving. G3’s continue to make connections between what we are doing in PE and what is happening in the homeroom in regards to their UOI, “Many factors need to be […]
G6 students are encouraged to watch the following videos to better understand the rules, strategies and positions when playing the game of badminton. Service (Backhand) Basic Strokes of Badminton Warm-up (right click on warm-up for link) Proper footwork and positioning on the court in singles Rules of Singles badminton Rules of Doubles badminton Rules of […]
The Grade 2, 3 and 6’s have started the year in Physical Education in fine form, with the G2’s focusing on their unit of inquiry ” Our personal well-being is affected by the choices we make”, the G3’s on “Many factors need to be considered in the process of making a structure”, and the G6’s […]
The Timberwolves had a successful ISSFHK Championships on April 28 and 29 with many personal bests and wonderful sportsmanship on display. The boys team took home the champion pennant. Jack Seymour U12 High Jump and Discus Champion Jake Wooldridge U12 60 Meter Champion and Silver 200m, Gordon Kean U12 Bronze 400m Jasper Coggins U12 Silver […]
The G2’s spent the past week navigating through different activities that helped them overcome obstacles and come up with strategies to be successful. They were able to practice balance, muscular strength, flexibility, patience, and coordination. The Grade 2’s and 3’s also had the opportunity to try some traditional Chinese games demonstrated by a visiting PE […]
Congratulations to all the Grade 4’s and 6’s for having successfully completed their 2nd round of fitness appraisals for the year. It is wonderful to see how many students improved their scores from August and some by quite significant margins. It is easy to conclude that students worked diligently to achieve/maintain the personal action goals […]
The G5/6’s had a great morning revisiting sports day spirit and enthusiasm with a short recap video and individual awards. MVP’s were G5 – Karissa Poon and Yasmine McLennan each with 3 individual golds, Francesco Tavolato with 3 individual golds G6 – Jemima Bland with 3 individual golds and Jasper Coggins and Gordon Kean each […]
We held the G3/4 Sports Day Assembly today and it was great to see all the kids excited and happy, waiting in anticipation of the results. The kids had an opportunity to watch a short video summary of the day and we were pleased to have Coach Ike from TopFlight Academy help hand out medals. […]
The Grade 6’s had a great time at camp last week and really enjoyed their action adventure experience that included the “Great Race” (a combination of orienteering, hiking and teamwork), biking, raft-building, rock climbing, caving, baking, campfire BBQ, beach games, etc. Check out the video below. The weather was wonderful and the experiences memorable. […]
Thursday Nov. 20 is the G1/2 Team Building Day in the large gym. The G1’s will be participating in the morning from approximately 9:20-11:30 and the G2’s in the afternoon from approximately 12:15-2:05.
The G3’s have been working on structures and balances in PE to go along with the Unit of Inquiry they finished in homeroom. We’ve looked at what makes a structure strong or weak and how different designs and balances can be utilized effectively. We have done individual and partner balances/structures and small and large group […]
The kids are all excited and raring to go for yet another awesome Sports Day. Check the attachment that is relevant to your grade. Greetings Parents 2014-15 G3-4 Sports Day Greetings Parents 2014-15 G5-6 Sports Day copy Greetings Parents 2014-15 G3-4 Sports Day
The article below is focused on Grit and its importance in the ways children and youth deal with their circumstances in this world. I have always worked hard to challenge students to better themselves, either by acquiring virtues like responsibility, respect, kindness, etc . or pushing themselves to dig deep to perform well in fitness […]
The G4’s and G6’s continue to work on net games with the focus being on Badminton (some G4’s have done mat ball on days the badminton nets are not available), the G3’s have been continuing with invasion games through Mat Ball and the G2’s are still focusing on cooperative activities and adventure challenges. See the […]
The Grade 3’s continue to focus on invasion games and we worked on skills, discussed strategies for success along with creating and denying space while focusing on teamwork. Check out the video of some of the students playing Mat Ball. See video below The G4 and G6’s continue to play net games with the current […]
The G4’s and 6’s completed their fitness circuits where they focused on duration, intensity and rest intervals while going from station to station. Each station focused on either cardiovascular, muscular strength, balance and agility, or hand-eye coordination. Check out the Fitness Circuit video to see the kids in action. They will now be focusing on […]
The Grade 2’s enjoyed working on their throwing and catching skills in preparation for playing cooperative games and doctor dodgeball where they focused on following the rules, being honest, and working with their teammates to achieve success. The G3’s enjoyed learning and reviewing the invasion game “gold rush” where they had the opportunity to create […]
The official first day of classes has begun for the Lower School and we are off to a great start at CDNIS. I would first like to welcome everyone back. I hope that everyone had a wonderful summer with family, whether you were traveling or stayed close to home, whether you were relaxing by the […]
After a successful year of improving our understanding of sportsmanship, learning new sports skills, teamwork, strategies for success and improving levels of fitness, students can now enjoy some extra time with family and experience new adventures over the summer holiday. In G6, 6D managed to take the #1 spot in the sit-up test with a […]
Check out the links below for photos of all the G3-6 Sports Day Medalists. Congrats to everyone for their performances and sportsmanship. Great to see all the happy and smiling faces and the appreciation shown by their peers. G3/4 https://plus.google.com/photos/114015038404534497159/albums/6020916806582758049 G5/6 https://plus.google.com/photos/114015038404534497159/albums/6020949388816535217 I’ve also attached the results of the medalists: G5-6 Sports Day Medalists […]
The G3/4’s had a wonderful sports day on April 24, with solid performances, exciting relays and displays of sportsmanship throughout the day. Check the video below for some highlights. A reminder that the G3/4 awards assembly will take place Friday May 16 in the Forum at 1:40PM.
The G5 and G6’s had an awesome sports day with mother nature giving us good weather conditions. The day was full of excellent competitions, demonstrations of sportsmanship and positive attitudes. Check the video below for some highlights:
For G4: Discuss with your parents any of the 4 main Central ideas covered so far this year in PE and why they are important (see below). Take a look at the photos and video that accompany the Central Ideas and discuss the different activities covered. Answer the questions posed with your parents. You can choose […]
It is always great to see the G6’s working with the youngest children of the school. They get to be leaders and practice their virtues of caring, patience and being good communicators. The pre-reception students also get to practice being risk-takers, work on their listening skills, inquiry skills and develop their self-confidence. I was very […]
Just a reminder to all the G2 and G3 students that swimming begins next week. Please refer to the schedule your homeroom teacher gives you. All students are expected to have their proper swim attire ready to go. Students need to have medical notes explaining any reasons for not swimming.
On March 20th, everyone can focus on happiness around the world. There is so much to be grateful for … Be Happy! Be Happy! Be Happy! There are so many positive things to see in the world today contrary to what we see in the mainstream news. There are a lot of wonderful people in […]
Congrats to all the students who placed in the top 3 of their respective grades. Congrats to all students in general as all classes demonstrated solid increases in their fitness levels from session #1. Great to see students taking initiative to improve their level of fitness. There are a great many rewards for increasing ones […]
Just a short reminder that session #2 of swimming has begun for G4-6. Students are reminded to follow the schedule provided for them by their homeroom teachers. The expectation is that students come prepared to swim on their assigned day with their proper swim kit. Students who have a medical reason for not swimming need […]
The 2014 TWolves Season 3 U12 teams will begin training Tuesday Feb. 18. Students in G4-6 are encouraged to come out if they enjoy these sports and contribute to the teams. The U12 Track and Field team has won the ISSFHK Championships for the past 7 years and the badminton team is quite strong, so […]
Just a reminder that the G3/4 Sports Day is taking place on Thursday April 24 and the G5/6 Sports Day on Friday April 25 at the Stanley Ho Sports ground in Sandy Bay. I look forward to yet another great set of results, teamwork and displays of sportsmanship.
I hope that all parents and students had a safe and happy holiday whether staying in Hong Kong or traveling abroad. Just a short video of some recent activities the students have engaged in. I enjoyed the wonderful weather here in HK and did quite a bit of hiking. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ZIn56UneE[/youtube]
Based on all the smiles and energy from the first week back at school, students look like they had enjoyable, restful and active holidays with family and friends – great to see! The G4’s and 6’s are almost complete their 2nd round of fitness appraisals and the majority of students have reached their goals by […]