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March 2018

SEASAC Teams- Making CDNIS Proud this Weekend

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Congratulations to our 5 awesome SEASAC Teams in action over the weekend.We really couldn’t be any prouder of their SEASAC participation and success over the weekend.

SEASAC Badminton Boys and Girls teams travelled to Div 1 in Myanmar.  The challenge for these very new teams was to continue the CDNIS Badminton SEASAC legacy. The TWolves teams are legends for their success and the way they play their games.  I am so proud that they continued this legacy with the Girls team bringing home the SEASAC Sportsmanship trophy. This is a great recognition of the leadership of Captain and Coach.  Keona leads a team of 8, 7 of whom played their first ever SEASAC Badminton this weekend.  With her commitment, character and class, Keona ensured the high standards of CDNIS SEASAC Badminton were passed on to the next generation of SEASAC players.
The Boys Team also fought like crazy to earn their place in Div 1 for 2019.  It came down to the last game of the last match, but the resilience and fight shown by the boys ensured that CDNIS will play at the highest level again next year; sometimes 6th really is as good as gold.

SEASAC Softball Boys and Girls teams both had their best ever result in Bangkok.  The challenge was issued to these teams before SEASAC to lift the intensity and the teams responded in tremendous fashion.  The girls went through the round robin stages with 4 wins and 2 losses before a sensational offensive comeback in the semi-final saw the Twolves advance to the SEASAC final.  The team got off to a flying start, with aggressive swinging and skilful play, the TWolves lead by a scarcely believable 12-0 after the first innings. However momentum slowly turned and in the end, the SEASAC girls were very proud of their 3 days effort in the Bangkok heat and the Silver medal that was the result of their runners-up finish.  This team were superbly lead both on and off the field by Aliya; Aliya is the strongest all-around Softball player at CDNIS. The Boys showed massive development throughout the tournament.  They enjoyed a strong Day 1 (one win one loss) and then had a super Saturday going through three competitive matches undefeated to qualify as 2nd seed for the semifinals. They faced a strong and experienced GIS Team in the semis and were blown away by their hitting power. This was a tough loss and could have tested the boy’s character.  In fact, many believe that “Sports do not build character, they reveal it”. I am pleased to report that the boy’s character was well and truly “revealed” in the third-place playoff. The team put in their best performance (possibly ever)  in the Bronze Medal match on Sunday afternoon.  Lead by superb pitching and committed defence the Boys claimed the first ever SEASAC Softball Boys medal,winning 2-1.  With only one Grade 12 on the team, this team is going to enjoy great success in SEASAC softball over the next 2-3 years. These results are impressive but what is even more important is how they play their games.  The Boys team (and coaches) were recognised by their peers as the team that played the game in the best way and were awarded the SEASAC Sportsmanship Trophy.  Congratulations Boys; Bronze and Sportsmanship Trophy is something to be very proud of. 

Thanks again to our incredible SEASAC coaches, who give so much to their teams, set the standard and are fantastic ambassadors for our programme and our school.
Thanks Coaches Wright, Glazier, Chan, Coaches Khory, Adams, Kirchner and Man.

SEASAC Senior Gymnastics Teams return today, a full recap of there results will be in tomorrows notices.

and Sharmaine bouncing around ideas for her Gymnastics report for tomorrow ……


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. 



For more sailing photos/videos, check out the google folder:



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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