Annual Fund IN ACTION
Artist in Residence: Frantic AssemblyThe UK based Physical Theatre company spent a week with Gr 9-11 students teaching them the skills and techniques necessary to communicate in a physical language on stage.
SEAMC Math CompetitionCDNIS was one of the hosts of the SEAMC Math competition here in Hong Kong. The CDNIS team placed 9th out of 40 school teams, with one of our students, Nathaniel Peza (second from the left) finishing second in the individual competition.
Expert Speaker Series: Kath MurdochEducational Consultant Kath Murdoch spent the week at CNDIS helping our teachers implement more effective inquiry based learning across the Lower School.
SEASAC Swim MeetCDNIS was the proud host of the recent SEASAC Swim Meet with our swim teams achieving their best results ever - 3rd strongest school in South East Asia, 12 gold medals and three banners!
Expert Speaker Series: Dr. Claire VanstonDr. Claire Vanston, Sexual Health Educator from Canada, presented engaging and dynamic talks to Grade 8, 10 and 12 students as well as both US and LS parents.
Artist in Residence: Chen Sumei and Xue Nianxian from Cecilia Arts in TaiwanUpper School students experienced traditional Chinese Fabric Art workshops during our Chinese New Year celebrations. In addition, Cecilia Chan's Chinese Fabric exhibition was on display for the entire community to enjoy.
CDNIS' First School Wide Care FairAlmost 30 non governmental and service oriented organisations visited the school to meet with students
Artist in Residence: Chris ScolariGrade 10 and 11 students learn the skills and techniques of copper relief sculpture.
Band CampSymphonic Winds had a great Band Camp weekend up in Ma On Shan at the Wu Kwai Sha Youth Village
ISTA Theatre Festival for Grade 6 (Nov 2014)
Parent Seminar with Lance King"The Learning Skills Approach to Academic and Personal Success"
ISTA Theatre Workshops for Grade 7
Basketball Clinic with Ike Nwankwo
9/F Playground Awnings
3/F Outdoor Court Resurfacing and Padding
Dashan VisitThe most famous Canadian in China shared his experiences learning Mandarin with students and spent an evening entertaining parents with his xiangsheng comedy.
Coder-in-ResidenceGrades 5 and 6 students had an opportunity to learn app creation with help from First Code Academy's App Jam programme.
University Outreach: Canadian College TourOur newest Upper School guidance counsellor accompanied students to Canada to foster relationships with the universities on the tour.
Artist in Residence: Mark HillGrade 10 Drama students got a deeper understanding of how to communicate with their bodies rather than text as they explored new ways of moving with Mark Hill, an Artist in Residence who specialises in the Japanese performance traditions Butoh and Suzuki.
New Netball Nets and Specialized Netball Coaching
iFolios in Class 1C (Oct 2014)
ISTA Festival for DP Theatre Students (Oct 2014)The Annual Fund subsidized the registration fee for the DP Theatre students to attend the ISTA Festival. The festival was an energising three day collaborative process that included workshops and masterclasses with experts, a theatre visit and a talk led by a theatre practitioner who works for an NGO in Africa.
Expert Speaker Series: Prue SalterStudy skills workshops for students in Grades 6-9
Artist in Residence: Masterclass with YundiProductions costs for the Masterclass with Yundi featuring three CDNIS students.
9/F Playground: Additional Blocks
Chinese OrchestraStudents learning to play Chinese musical instruments with specialized music instructors.
Renovations to the existing space resulted in an additional 143 square meters – the equivalent of two classrooms.
Stanford Math TournamentTravel subsidies for students to represent CDNIS at a prestigious math competition in Beijing.
Local & Global Engagement: ESL Teaching TrainingStudents given ESL teaching training to put in action during upcoming service trip to Myanmar.
Outreach to Cambridge UniversityGuidance Team cultivating relationship with Cambridge through the Cambridge Summer Programme at CDNIS.
Summer ScholarshipsIn collaboration with the Alan Dick Memorial Fund, 35 scholarships were awarded to students totalling HK$475,000.
Chinese Summer Immersion Programmes & Scholarships
Admissions in ResidenceAdmissions officers from Columbia University, Tufts University, Middlebury College and Dartmouth College helping students, parents and staff better navigate the university application process.
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Athletics BanquetFormer NBA Player Ike Nwanko spoke with students and at the Athletics Banquet. He is returning to CDNIS to run a specialized basketball clinic for our players.
Artist in Residence: Donna & AndyThe Artist in Residence programme hosted Donna & Andy for a four week Canadian culture infusion that culminated in a memorable Lower School Concert.
SEASAC Sports Travel Subsidies
Touch Rugby Clinic
For an overview of strategic initiatives supported by the 2016 Annual Fund,please refer to the 2015 Report of Giving.
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