Welcome to your iFolio

Your iFolio is a school provided web space that you will use throughout your time at CDNIS. You will use your iFolio to define your learning goals, show your learning journey, reflect on your learning and how you have developed your Approaches to Learning skills, share your best work and celebrate your achievements.

Your iFolio, in time will provide a better picture of who you are as a learner and as an individual. You are therefore highly encouraged to personalize your iFolio. You can start off by selecting one of the 60+ themes available.

Before you start using your new iFolio, follow the steps below to change the ‘Home’ link within your navigation menu to point to your site:

1. Go to your Dashboard menu options (link will open in a new tab)

2. Expand the ‘Home’ menu item by clicking on the downward facing arrow

Home Menu
Change Home Menu Attribute

3. Append the URL to read http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/students/your_student_number, where your student number is in the form of six digits e.g. 012345 (you can find your student number on your library card)

Home URL
Home URL Link

A final note, please bear in mind that your iFolio is a publicly accessible space, and ensure that the content you post and the language you use is appropriate.

Feel free to delete this post from your Dashboard once you have finished reading it!

Featured image used in this post by Nathan via Flickr Creative Commons


今天我想跟你分享我有進步、要進步、怎麼可以進步的地方。我有進步的地方是讀書,上一年我沒有認識很多子,今年我有認識更多容易和複雜的詞語了!我要進步的地方是要努力的寫封好的作文,因為上一年我寫的作文不太好,所以我今年想進步。我可以怎麼進步呢?今年我可以寫更多作文,所以可以進步。       謝謝

What I am doing for the PYPx by Nisha

For my PYPx I hesitated between 4 different expeditions: Left handed rights, stray animals, photographs on problems in HK, and art on problems in the world. In the end, I decided to go with Left Handed Rights. The reason I went with this was because not many people would do this kind of project, for the PYPx. Also because I once read a book, and the main character was a left-handed boy, who was forced to learn to use his right-hand instead. I might want to learn how it feels like to be left-handed instead of being right-handed, I think one of the challenges I will have to face is bringing awareness to the people who are left handed.

My Own Science Inquiry By Nisha

At school we have to take our farther, and by saying that I mean we are doing our own inquiry! We got to choose if we want to work in a group or individually. I chose to work with two of my friends: Pippa and Jemima. So we decided that we are doing our inquiry based on baking. We want to see: 

How do different types of sugar affect baking?

What I found:


The brown sugar is sweeter. Caster sugar is finer than granulated sugar but it is the same. Icing sugar is sweeter than the brown sugar. Theory: The finer the sugar is, the sweeter it is.



Different types of sugar affects the texture. This union of sugar and water affects the texture of baked goods in two important ways. It keeps baked goods soft and moist. The bond between sugar and water allows sugar to lock in moisture so that items such as cakes, muffins, brownies, and frostings don’t dry out too quickly.


The Beginning of the Year 3 by Nisha

What we are doing in Math

What we are doing in math is Patterns. We are almost done with this inquiry. We had quite a few questions that we had to answer. At first I had no clue of what the rule and formula could be but now since we have been doing it a lot I know and understand patterns better. I feel that I have a more positive mindset than when we first started the unit.

Beginning of the year 2 by Nisha


We have been doing 3 different workshops each. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. 

On Tuesday I did Art that was inspired by science, and I did a piece of art that was pointillism. It was tiring but worth it because it turned out to be successful.  

On Wednesday I did baking, we baked chocolate chip cookies and looked at the different textures when different ingredients are mixed in , chemical and physical reactions.

On Thursday, some of us did cooking, and we made ice-cream. We learned that salt makes ice colder. 

The steps:

  • Take 2-3 cups of ice, then crush the ice in a towel, and place it a big ziplock bag.
  • And then add in coarse salt(bigger) or table salt (smaller and feels like sand) 
  • In a smaller, ziplock bag add the mixture of how your ice-cream will taste like(we put vanilla). 

* Make sure it is closed tightly and properly 

  • Put the small ziplock into the big ziplock bag that has the ice and salt it.
  • Wrap the ziplocks in towels or wear gloves to prevent cold hands, and shake it for 10-15 minutes continuously.

*Keep shaking until it is hard like ice-cream. 

  • Once it is hard, take it out of the bag and scoop it out.
  • Lastly enjoy, you will get a sweet and salty vanilla ice-cream to eat.




Pitch reflection by Nisha Gooris Si Ming

My Reflection by Nisha Gooris Si Ming.


            The charity I was given is Clean Air Network.At first I did not know what they did except try to help to help the pollution.We  went through a lot as a group, the process was hard at first but then we were starting to get the hang of it. Sometimes we would argue a little bit about the font. Once we started to get the hang of it we decided to make a slide to bo with the pitch. It took us a while to do it, because we had to find the right pictures, it had to be nice or we were afraid that our audience would understand the picture. We wanted the presentation to be nice and neat and clean.

            The places we were frustrated was when we could not find the right pictures and some things went wrong. When our cue card turned yellow, we did not want to waste paper we got frustrated so in the end we had to go with yellow cue cards.I think we did well relatively well, we worked hard on it and I am pretty sure it was really close to the others, but I guess some people did not like our pitch. We did the best we could to help this charity, and we did our very best in that amount of time, anyways we were nervous.

           Sometimes we worked different ways as others but we ended up with a similar speech. Sometimes we argued about the way we did it but then in the end we agreed, but then in the end we finally agreed on a way. All of the charities did the process a little similar,  others first did the whole of their pitch but we did one paragraph and then went to our slides and searched picture to do with that paragraph, and it brought us fast and far. In the end after we did all of it we added some extras.

           One thing that I most approve was the paragraph 3. Because it was the most persuasive paragraph in the whole pitch. If I had another chance to change this piece of work, I would change some of the paragraphs so that they are more persuasive. After hearing my classmates work, I knew that they had more persuasive words and paragraphs.


Thank you for reading my reflection on the pitch!!!!

My Camp reflection by Nisha Gooris Si Ming

Camp Reflections

I am writing about camp that we went on a Wednesday, 27th of November, 2018. We went to Gilwell camp. On the first day we did high elements, I was terrified of the heights, I was afraid that I would fall and injure myself badly, and at that time I remembered the story that my mum told me about her brave cousin. So once she was a professional rock climber so she was very confident. So once day she wanted to go on a cliff far from home so she told them where she would be going on, in case they were worried were she was. When she got to the cliff she realized that she forgot the harness, but she was so confident that she decided that she would climb the tall and steep cliff. When she was ¾ up the cliff she lost her grip and she fell to her death.So that was partly what scared me. On the second day we did two beautiful hikes up the mountains surrounding the camp. The first one required some rock climbing (I slipped very rarely), the second one was a little painful, we had to walk more than 50,000 stare cases!!!! But both of them was worth it. On the third day we did kayaking, we went to the beach and started learning and reviewing different strokes with the paddle. Once we were done with that we kayaked with a buddy ( my buddy was Emma) all the way to a very small but cute island that captain Jack Sparrow went on, so we were really luck that we got to go on that island. My favourite activity was the kayaking, because I love to kayak, and it is very enjoyable. The least favourite activity that was still fun was the high elements because it reminded me of my poor relative who fell to her death.


If I went back I would change that we would have more kayaking and more rock climbing or hiking on mountains.


If I were to give the next grade 5s, my advice would be go to the toilet in the right way, aim, don’t mind if the toilet is clogged with poop or paper. And that the camp is really fun but they have to be safe, don’t be silly in and on dangerous places and objects, and respect their facilities or they won’t go far with the fun.


And that was my reflections on camp in my first year ever with CDNIS / Canadian International School of Hong Kong.


This to the next grade fives.

Have fun in YOUR Grade 5 camp!!!!!