Aug 13, Upper School New Student Orientation

NEW STUDENTS and PARENTS, WELCOME TO UPPER SCHOOL AT CDNIS!

Please mark your calendar for Tuesday, August 13, 2019 for these important Upper School events. If you have any questions about the Upper School, please contact Winnie Kong. For more information about back to school, see the CDNIS Start of School Guide.

UPPER SCHOOL STUDENT AND PARENT ORIENTATION

The Upper School Student and Parent Orientation will take place on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Parents and students will meet in the Leo Lee Arts Centre (LLAC Lobby) by 9:30am.

Student Ambassadors will then take new students to their Mandarin placement assessments in the Chinese Cultural Centre while members of the Senior Leadership Team and other Upper School staff meet with the parents.

MANDARIN PLACEMENT ASSESSMENTS

New students in Grades 7-11 who will take Chinese in this academic year have need to take a Mandarin class placement assessment at CDNIS in the Chinese Cultural Centre. Information on the different streams and levels can be found on the Chinese Studies website. Students who are new to Chinese or not taking it at all will receive an orientation by the student.

LEARNING & TEACHING TECHNOLOGY ORIENTATION

Students will also participate in the Learning & Teaching Technology (LTT) Orientation from 12:45pm-2:00pm in Room 706. Please ensure you have ordered the appropriate laptop and bring it with you if you have received it. A loaner laptop will be provided to students that have not yet received their laptop. Please see “MacBook and iPad programme” on page 10 of the CDNIS Start of School Guide 2019 regarding Upper School laptop requirements. Students will be introduced to the use of Apple laptops and software for school use.

Contact John Turner at johnturner@cdnis.edu.hk if you will not be in Hong Kong for this orientation or if you have any technology-related questions.

There will be an opportunity to return to CDNIS on Wednesday, August 14 to complete registration, work out schedules/timetables, set-up laptops, buy uniforms, etc, but there will be no formal schedule.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

The first day of school for Upper School is Friday, August 15, 2019.