CISPA BEAT

CISPA newsletters

The Beat is CISPA’s newsletter that the school will email to parents on the first Wednesday of every month to keep parents updated on CISPA news.

January 10 2018:

Dear Parents,

CISPA wishes you a happy 2018, and we look forward to the Chinese New Year celebrations on February 13. This edition of The Beat provides information and links regarding our activities in January and February. You can follow us at cispa.hk and join the CISPA Parent’s Pin Board on Facebook. It is also possible to get updates on the Instagram account cispa_hk.

 

Coming Main Events

Chinese New Year Fair February 13!

The annual Chinese New Year Fair will be held Tuesday February 13, 2018. We will be looking for volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flowers and merchandising sales. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/znJooGD if you want to help out. Contact Anita Shum or Amy Ng if you have any questions.

CISPA will hold their first volunteers’ meeting for the Chinese New Year Fair on Thursday, January 11 in the Library Pit from 8 am – 10 am.

Potluck tea

Please join parents Mrs Jenny Lee and Mrs Alison Brock on Thursday, January 11, in the LLAC lobby from 8 to 10 o’clock. This potluck tea will kick-off a series of sessions where parents can share ideas, experiences and expertise in matters concerning health and fitness. Sign up at http://signup.com/go/JSWRKkq

 

Used Uniform Donations

Please, do continue to donate your used uniforms, which can be left at 9/F Security Desk for our further handling. There will be more sales in 2018.

There will be a transition to some new components of the CDNIS uniform from April 2018. Please also take time to complete the Uniform Survey, which has been embedded in the Flash. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m8WQxyBQNE16JaMEuf7qHJVidG8g-dzq/view

In the spirit of recycling and re-using, CISPA/USSC shall continue to collect used uniform items that will no longer be part of CDNIS uniform. For these items, we shall arrange to remove CDNIS logos and labels and donate these items to a local HK school, or neighbouring provinces in China.

If you know of any school that may benefit from such donation, or would like more details on this program, please contact clare.arnold@cispa.hk or lisa.kipfer@cdnis.edu.hk.

UNICEF seeks winter clothes donations

A great reason for a wardrobe clean out, or maybe you already had a new year clear out? UNICEF will host a winter clothing drive 15 to 19 January 2018.
Collection points will be on the 9th, 7th, 5th and 3rd floors.

Recommended items to donate includes hats, mittens, sweaters, socks, scarves, jumpers, jackets, blankets and thermals. There is a particular need for children’s items.

Hands on Learning about Technologies at CDNIS

Engage with innovative technologies at CDNIS in the afternoon January 25, 2018. Parents get to explore, experience and experiment with 4 different stations.

– Seeing is believing – Virtual Reality Station

– Creating with laser cutter – Laser Cutting Station

– 3D Printing Station – Could it be a fish bone? Or a ring you fancy?

– A slice of daily life; learn how we can improve our lives – iOS App Development Station 

Date: Thursday January 25, 2018   Venue: One Door Office   Time: 4.30 – 6.45pm

Light refreshments will be provided. There are limited seats for 30 adults only. Please, kindly Contact Joey Wei at sookmun.ngai@cdnis.hk to reserve your place early. Seats will be reserved for you on a first come first served basis.

 

CISPA Regular Activities

Outreach

The minutes of the last meeting are available upon request from amy.ng@cispa.hk.

As a reminder, an Outreach project can be student, staff or parent led. Outreach offers financial support to projects but also offers mentorship, advice, support and guidance and/or manpower.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact amy.ng@cispa.hk

The SEED Committee is looking to have 2-3 parents, ideally a mix of LS & US, to join the School Environmental Education Development (SEED) Committee for the remainder of the school year and beyond! If you are interested, please contact Smriti Safaya directly to learn more smriti.safaya@cdnis.edu.hk

Parents’ Book Club

Join the book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting reads. Sign up via the CISPA web page.

CISPA Hiking

The Hiking Group welcomes parents to enjoy the many beautiful trails in Hong Kong every Monday morning. Get in touch for more information via the CISPA web page.

Mindfulness Practice

Every Friday at 8.20am (to start at 8.30am sharp)
Susan Hargreaves, a CDNIS alumni’s mum, as well as a professional counsellor and MBCT teacher, will guide us in various mindfulness practices.

New address:
Practices now take place in a studio near the School
21 Wong Chuk Hang Road
level 10 suite 6

Parking available on site
Cost: any donation

Please contact lucia.delvita@cispa.hk for information or signing up.

Ballroom Dance Classes for Parents

Try a ballroom dance class with a professional teacher in Sheung Wan. All levels welcome, whether you are an absolute beginner or need to polish up your moves! The next class will be on Friday, January 12, with more dates to follow through to May 2018. Please, contact Lucia Delvita for details.

Arts Committee

CISPA’s Arts Committee has been working with the Visual Arts Department Head, Catharine Ho, and her team to update student artwork throughout the school. New artwork is now displayed in the LLAC lobby as well as the 3/F, 4/F and 6/F corridors. Please email cispa@cispa.hk if you would like to get involved.

 

CISPA News

CISPA Parent’s Pin Board

Join our Facebook page, a forum to keep abreast of what is happening and ask questions! Look out for the question that you will be sent automatically when you ask to join the closed group.

Call for Volunteers

The success of CISPA events relies on parent volunteers, so please do get involved. Please email CISPA if you would like to be added to our volunteer list, and let us know if there are any areas that are of particular interest to you.

 

December 6 2017:

Dear Parents,

There has been the Tree Trimming and Carol singing on November 25, a beautiful morning at CDNIS. This included decorating our Christmas tree, singing carols, writing letters to Santa, tree skirt painting and an amazing array of home baked goods. The atmosphere was truly festive. A huge thanks to everyone who came along, and everyone who volunteered to pull this event together!

CISPA’s yearly Family Fun Fair was a very happy event, which took place on November 26. Nearly 1500 children attended the Family Fun Fair, which is almost 300 more than last year, and we were lucky to have a warm sunny day! A special thank you goes out to all the volunteers who worked hard to make it possible. See some pictures from the fair on our website.

CISPA wishes you a fabulous Winter Break and look forward to 2018, when a highlight will be the Chinese New Year celebrations. In this edition of The Beat, please find details of our activities in December and January. You can follow us at cispa.hk and join the CISPA Parent’s Pin Board on Facebook. It is also possible to get updates on the Instagram account cispa_hk.

 

Coming Main Events

Chinese New Year Fair Feb 13, 2018
We will soon be saying good-bye to the year of the Rooster, and welcome the year of the Dog. The annual Chinese New Year Fair will be held Tuesday February 13, 2018. We will be looking for volunteers to help with games, food stalls, flowers and merchandising sales. We will call a volunteers meeting after the Christmas holidays, so watch this space. Meanwhile please feel free to sign up here: http://signup.com/go/znJooGDContact Anita Shum or Amy Ng if you have any questions.

Home of Love 

CISPA Outreach invites you to open your hearts this Christmas and help the Home of Love care for needy families in Hong Kong. Operated by the Sister of Charity since 1983, the Home of Love is a temporary shelter in Sham Shui Po providing meals and shelter to the homeless. Donations of basic essentials are very much appreciated. Please drop them off under the Christmas tree on the 9/F until December 12. No wrapping required.

CISPA Outreach Drinks

Want to meet the Outreach team and learn more? Join us for Christmas drinks on December 12 in Central. Please contact Amy Ng if you would like to come along.

Lost Property

This week is the last chance in 2017 to reclaim lost property. The lost property bins shall be sorted on Wednesday December 6, and lost property shall be on display on Friday December 8. All named LS items shall be returned to students in their homeroom on December 6. A list of all named US items shall be sent to US Admin for circulation to the students to encourage them to collect their items on December 8. All lost property un-claimed by December 12 shall be donated to charity or otherwise disposed of.

Used Uniform Donations

Please, do continue to donate your used uniforms, which can be left at 9/F Security Desk for our further handling. There will be more sales in 2018.

Note the timing of the transition to some new components of the CDNIS uniform from April 2018. Please also read CDNIS Flash dated 20 November and do take time to complete the Uniform Survey embedded in the Flash. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m8WQxyBQNE16JaMEuf7qHJVidG8g-dzq/view

In the spirit of recycling and re-using, CISPA/USSC shall continue to collect used uniform items that will no longer be part of CDNIS uniform. For these items, we shall arrange to remove CDNIS logos and labels and donate these items to a local HK school, or neighbouring provinces in China. If you know of any school that may benefit from such donation, or would like more details on this program, please contact clare.arnold@cispa.hk or lisa.kipfer@cdnis.edu.hk.

Hands on Innovative Technologies

Engage with innovative technologies at CDNIS in the afternoon January 25, 2018. Parents get to explore, experience and experiment with 4 different stations.

– Seeing is believing – Virtual Reality Station

– Creating with laser cutter – Laser Cutting Station

– 3D Printing Station – Could it be a fish bone? Or a ring you fancy?

– A slice of daily life; learn how we can improve our lives – iOS App Development Station 

Date: Thursday January 25, 2018   Venue: One Door Office   Time: 4.30 – 6.45pm

Light refreshments will be provided. There are limited seats for 30 adults only. Please, kindly Contact Joey Wei at sookmun.ngai@cdnis.hk to reserve your place early. Seats will be reserved for you on a first come first served basis.

 

Regular Events

Outreach

The minutes of the last meeting are available upon request from amy.ng@cispa.hk.

As a reminder, an Outreach project can be student, staff or parent led. Outreach offers financial support to projects but also offers mentorship, advice, support and guidance and/or manpower.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact amy.ng@cispa.hk

The SEED Committee is looking to have 2-3 parents, ideally a mix of LS & US, to join the School Environmental Education Development (SEED) Committee for the remainder of the school year and beyond! If you are interested, please contact Smriti Safaya directly to learn more smriti.safaya@cdnis.edu.hk

Parents’ Book Club

Join the book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting reads. Sign up via the CISPA web page.

CISPA Hiking

The Hiking Group welcomes parents to enjoy the many beautiful trails in Hong Kong every Monday morning. Get in touch for more information via the CISPA web page.

Mindfulness Practice

Every Friday at 8.20am (to start at 8.30am sharp)
Susan Hargreaves, a CDNIS alumni’s mum, as well as a professional counsellor and MBCT teacher, will guide us in various mindfulness practices.

New address:
Practices now take place in a studio near the School
21 Wong Chuk Hang Road
level 10 suite 6

Parking available on site
Cost: any donation

Please contact lucia.delvita@cispa.hk for information or signing up.

Ballroom Dance Classes for Parents

Try a ballroom dance class with a professional teacher in Sheung Wan. All levels welcome, whether you are an absolute beginner or need to polish up your moves! The next class will be on Friday, January 12, with more dates to follow through to May 2018. Please, contact Lucia Delvita for details.

Arts Committee

CISPA’s Arts Committee has been working with the Visual Arts Department Head, Catharine Ho, and her team to update student artwork throughout the school. New artwork is now displayed in the LLAC lobby as well as the 3/F, 4/F and 6/F corridors. Please email cispa@cispa.hk if you would like to get involved.

 

CISPA News

CISPA Parent’s Pin Board

Join our Facebook page, a forum to keep abreast of what is happening and ask questions! Look out for the question that you will be sent automatically when you ask to join the closed group.

Call for Volunteers

The success of CISPA events relies on parent volunteers, so please do get involved. Please email CISPA if you would like to be added to our volunteer list, and let us know if there are any areas that are of particular interest to you.

Board Meeting December 7

If you would like to learn more about CISPA, share ideas for our community, or have questions for other school parents, join the next CISPA Board meeting on December 7, 2017 in the LLAC Theatre from 8am to 10am.

 

November 8 2017:

Dear Parents,

A shout out to all the volunteers who helped over the last month:  Thank you!

In this edition of The Beat, please find details of our activities for the month ahead. You can also follow us at cispa.hk and join the CISPA Parent’s Pin Board on Facebook.

 

Our Main Event

Family Fun Fair on Sunday November 26

Please join us at the annual fair for a joyful day in a Winter Wonderland. Taste the favourites from all parts of the world at the international food festival, and let children and adults enjoy games and fun activities. Not to forget, shop in the Winter Village and at the Recycled Reading stall.

Tickets are available online, via the link above, and shall also be available to buy at school at the 9/F lobby over the coming weeks. Sales will be advertised on the CISPA Facebook page and the CISPA website.

Volunteer for the Family Fun Fair

There are many committees who are working hard to make this event memorable. They would love some help! There will be opportunities to sort books, put up posters, and set up for the fair. You choose when you sign up. If you have just half an hour to spare on the day or plenty of time to dedicate beforehand, please sign up via the link above.

We are seeking donations of prizes, big or small, for the Fair’s games. Please contact     sabrina.maguire@cispa.hk, anita.shum@cispa.hk or grady.lam@cispa.hk  if you have any suitable prizes to give.

Book Donation Drive

We’ll need volunteers to help sort the books in mid-Nov and prepare for our Recycled Reading Stall at the Fair on November 26.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christina at christina.matulahakli@cispa.hk.

 

Regular Events

Used Uniform Sale: Get Ready for the Cooler Months

If you have 2nd hand uniforms to donate, please pass them to the Security Guard in the 9/F Lobby, who will pass them along to CISPA.

Outreach

We had another invigorating meeting this past month, with so many ideas and commitment from a wonderful group of volunteers. Upcoming events supported by Outreach are RESPECT’S sanitary materials drive and Box of Hope. Read further details on our website. The minutes of the last meeting are available upon request from amy.ng@cispa.hk.

As a reminder, an Outreach project can be student, staff or parent led. Outreach offers financial support to projects but also offers mentorship, advice, support and guidance and/or manpower.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact amy.ng@cispa.hk

The next Outreach meeting shall be on Tuesday November 21. Join us if you can!

The SEED Committee is looking to have 2-3 parents, ideally a mix of LS & US, to join the School Environmental Education Development (SEED) Committee for the remainder of the school year and beyond! If you are interested, please contact Smriti Safaya directly to learn more smriti.safaya@cdnis.edu.hk

Lost Property

Thanks to all who volunteered their time for the Lost Property sorting this past month. Next sorting is Wednesday November 22 at 7.30am. Next display of lost property shall be Friday November 24 from 7.30am to 1pm.

If you would like to help, please contact clare.arnold@cispa.hk

What will happen to those items sorted?

The named Lower School Lost Property shall be returned to students in their homerooms. The named Timberwolves team wear shall be returned to the PE office. All other items will be displayed on the 6/F Bridge, on Friday November 24. The US students who have named Upper School Lost Property shall be notified by email to remember to collect their items at the 6/F Bridge on November 24.

Parents’ Book Club

Join the book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting reads. Sign up via the CISPA web page.

CISPA Hiking

The Hiking Group welcomes parents to enjoy the many beautiful trails in Hong Kong every Monday morning. Get in touch for more information via the CISPA web page.

Mindfulness Classes

Every Friday at 9.15am at World Trade Square – Level 10, Suite 6, 21 Wong Chuck Hang Road. Parking is available on site. Susan Hargreaves leads the class.

Please contact lucia.delvita@cispa.hk for further information.

 

Ballroom Dance Classes for Parents

Try a ballroom dance class with a professional teacher in Sheung Wan. Classes shall be once per month, on a Friday night from 9pm to 11pm. The next class is on Friday November 17. Please contact lucia.delvita@cispa.hk for further information.

Arts Committee

CISPA’s Arts Committee has been working with the Visual Arts Department Head, Catharine Ho, and her team to update student artwork throughout the school. New artwork is now displayed in the LLAC lobby as well as the 3/F, 4/F and 6/F corridors. Please email cispa@cispa.hk if you would like to get involved.

 

CISPA News

CISPA Parent’s Pin Board

Join our Facebook page, a forum to keep abreast of what is happening and ask questions! Look out for the question that you will be sent automatically when you ask to join the closed group.

Call for Volunteers

The success of CISPA events relies on parent volunteers, so please do get involved. Please email CISPA if you would like to be added to our volunteer list, and let us know if there are any areas that are of particular interest to you.

Board Meeting November 16

If you would like to learn more about CISPA, share ideas for our community, or have questions for other school parents, join the next CISPA Board meeting on 16 November 2016 in the LLAC Theatre from 8am to 10am.

 

October 11 2017:

Dear Parents,

We have just wrapped up a fantastic month of Lit Blitz in the Lower School.  Diversity, Unity and Community was the unifying theme throughout September, from International Library Day, to the diversity of books and quotes on display in the 9th floor lobby, to the interactive library wall displays (‘Together we Make the Perfect Blend’ and ‘We all May be a Different Kind of Fish, but in this School we Swim Together’).

We cannot forget to mention Pancake and Pyjama Day, which as always, was a blast for the Lower School kids. Over 2000 pancakes were served and 20L of maple syrup poured!

A shout out to all the volunteers who helped over the last month:  Thank you!

You will find in this edition of The Beat more information about our activities for the month ahead. You can also follow us at cispa.hk and join the CISPA Parent’s Pin Board on Facebook.

 

Our Main Events

Come to the Family Fun Fair on Sunday November 26 for a joyful day at our Winter Wonderland themed fair. Taste the favourites from all parts of the world at the international food festival, and let the kids enjoy games and fun activities. A Recycled Reading stall will be part of the Family Fun Fair. It is a great chance to buy new and used books to refresh your shelves.

Volunteer for the Family Fun Fair                                                                                   There are many committees who are working hard to make this event memorable. They would love some help! There will be opportunities to sort books, put up posters, set up for the fair, and the list goes on. If you have just half an hour to spare on the day or plenty of time to dedicate beforehand, please sign up via the web site.

Apply for a vendor table                                                                                                   Each year the Family Fun Fair has interesting vendors selling a range of services and products. If you would like to showcase something, the application form for vendor tables at the 2017 Family Fun Fair can be completed online. Tables are $1200 for CDNIS parents and $1500 for all others. Please complete the application by Friday October 13.

Book Donation Drive

In preparation for our Recycled Reading Stall at the Family Fun Fair, we will be holding a book drive at the end of October. Start clearing your shelves in anticipation of all the books you will pick up at the fair. Running from October 23 to October 31, the donation bins will be placed on 9/F and 7/F of the school.

We’ll need volunteers to help sort the books in mid-Nov and prepare for our Recycled Reading Stall at the FFF.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Christina at christina.matulahakli@cispa.hk.

Student Art Renewal Project

CISPA’s Arts Committee is working with the Visual Arts Department to update all the student artwork throughout the school. New student artwork is now displayed on the 3/F, 4/F, and 6/F corridors, so a big thanks to the parents who helped with framing. If you would like to get involved, please email CISPA, as we will be helping Catherine Ho and the Visual Arts staff renew student artwork in the LLAC lobby on October 12 from 8.30am to 12noon.

Used Uniform Sale: Get Ready for the Cooler Months

The next sale is scheduled for Friday October 20 from 8am to 12noon at the 9/F Lobby. If you have 2nd hand uniforms to donate, please pass them to the Security Desk in the 9/F Lobby, who will pass them along to CISPA.

Outreach

We had a great turn-out for Outreach’s first meeting of the year, with some fabulous new ideas ranging from support for refugee communities within Hong Kong to engaging students in a “balloon debate” to advocate for a charity of their choice. The next meeting will be at the end of October, details to be shared in due course. Minutes of the meeting are available upon request from amy.ng@cispa.hk.

As a reminder, an Outreach project can be student, staff or parent led. Outreach offers financial support to projects but also offers mentorship, advice, support and guidance and/or manpower. If you would like to volunteer, please contact amy.ng@cispa.hk

Lost Property

Thanks to all volunteers who made light work of the Lost Property sorting in September.

The next sort through of Lost Property shall be on Wednesday October 25 from 7.30am at the 6/F Cafeteria. If you would like to help, please contact clare.arnold@cispa.hk

What will happen to those items sorted?

The named Lower School Lost Property shall be returned to students in their homerooms. The named Timberwolves team wear shall be returned to the PE office. All other items will be displayed on the 6/F Bridge, on Friday October 27 from 7.30am to 12noon. The US students who have named Upper School Lost Property shall be notified by email to remember to collect their items at the 6/F Bridge on Friday October 25.

 

 

The Annual Christmas Tree Trimming

Save the date to come and decorate the CDNIS Christmas Tree in the 9/F Lobby. This will take place on the morning of Saturday December 2.

 

Regular Events and Activities

Art Gallery Tour with CISPA

Visit John Franzen‘s solo exhibition on Thursday October 19 at 10am in Parkview Art Gallery, Upper G/F, Sunrise House, 27 Old Bailey Street

Ballroom Dance Classes for Parents

Try ballroom dance classes with a professional teacher. We will book one Friday night per month, from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, starting this month.

Meditation Classes

Try the open meditation for parents in a relaxed setting at school every Friday at 8.15am

Parents’ Book Club

Join the book club that meets monthly to discuss interesting reads

CISPA Hiking

The Hiking Group welcomes parents to enjoy the many beautiful trails in Hong Kong

S.U.P. off Stanley Main Beach

Stand-up paddle boarding is easy to learn! You just need to be able to swim and enjoy the sea environment! Try it on Thursday, October 18 at 10am, Stanley Main Beach

 

CISPA News

CISPA Parent’s Pin Board

Join our Facebook page, a forum to keep abreast of what is happening and ask questions! Look out for the question that you will be sent automatically when you ask to join the closed group.

Scholastic Book Club

Books will be delivered next week and will be sent home with the students.  A new Scholastic Christmas catalogue will go home at the end of October.

Call for Volunteers

The success of CISPA events relies on parent volunteers, so please do get involved. Please email CISPA if you would like to be added to our volunteer list, and let us know if there are any areas that are of particular interest to you.

 

September 2017:

Dear Parents,

Welcome to new CDNIS parents and welcome back to those who are returning! We hope you enjoyed a good summer break.

The Canadian International School Parent Association (CISPA) supports the School and our community of children and parents. We organise a number of events and regular activities to fulfil our mission.

You are now reading the year’s first edition of the Beat, CISPA’s newsletter, which will be sent to all parents monthly. We highlight below some of our upcoming activities. We look forward to maybe meet you at the Parents’ Drinks, on the 7th of September, or at other events.

You can follow us at www.cispa.hk and also join the CISPA Parent’s Pin Board on Facebook.

 

Sébastien Evrard
Executive Chair

 

Our Main Events In September

 

Parents’ drinks night

We would enjoy meeting you on Thursday, 7 Sept from 6:30pm at Oolaa in Soho

Lit Blitz

The Lit Blitz is hosted by the Literacy Committee and runs from 11 to 29 Sept. The Lit Blitz aims to encourage lower school students’ interest and excitement around books. This year’s theme is Diversity, Unity, Community.

Key activities include:

International Library Day             12 Sept

Volunteers from over 25 different countries will showcase their books, authors, and beloved characters.

Book Fair                                     18-22 Sept

A chance for students to peruse and buy some books for home

Pancake and Pyjama Day         27 Sept

Students are encouraged to come to school in their PJs. Pancakes with real Canadian maple syrup will be       served at lunch.

Scholastic Book Club: A new exciting book club will be launched for students.

 

 

Regular Events and Activities

 

Meditation classes

Try the open meditation for parents in a relaxed setting at school every Friday at 8:15am

The annual Peak Walk

Chat with fellow parents on a walk starting from Pacific Coffee on The Peak on Wednesday 6 Sept at 9:30am

Parents’ Book Club

Join the book club, where the film and book “Hidden Figures” (Margot Lee Shetterly) will be discussed on Thursday 7 Sept at 10:30am

CISPA Hiking

The Hiking Group kicks off the season on the Hong Kong Trail, Section 1 and 2, on Monday 11 Sept at 8.30am

 

 

CISPA News

 

CISPA Parent’s Pin Board

Join our Facebook page, a wonderful forum to keep abreast of what is happening and ask questions! Look out for the question that you will be sent automatically when you ask to join.

 

Student Art Renewal Project

CISPA’s Art Committee is working with the Visual Arts Department to update, preserve and organize all the student artwork throughout the school. Please email CISPA if you would like to get involved in this fun project.

 

Second Hand Uniform

Thank you for supporting the 2nd Hand uniform sales in August. Further sales in September and October are detailed on the website. If you have 2nd hand uniform to donate, please pass them to the Security Desk at the 9/F Lobby, who will pass them along to CISPA.

 

Outreach

We can help fund initiatives led by students and teachers that have a charitable and service oriented purpose, or an environmentally conscious element. Outreach Committee’s first meeting, date to be arranged and emailed to those who have indicated an interest. Please email Amy Ng if you would like to join!

 

Call for Volunteers

The success of CISPA events relies on parent volunteers, so please do get involved. Please email CISPA if you would like to be added to our volunteer list, and let us know if there are any areas that are of particular interest to you.

 

Composition of the Board for 2017-18

 

Chair                                                                             Sébastien Evrard

Co-Chair                                                                      Raj Tesinghani

Secretary                                                                     Sabrina Maguire

Treasurer                                                                    Clare Arnold

Welcome & Community Liaison                            Lucia del Vita, Raj Tesinghani

Family Fun Fair                                                         Sabrina Maguire, Anita Shum, Grady Lam

Chinese Studies / CNY Fair                                    Amy Ng, Anita Shum

Literacy                                                                       Christina Matula-Häkli, Catherine Wan Cohen

Arts                                                                              Debbie Waugh, Catherine Wan Cohen

Outreach Initiatives Advisory                                Amy Ng, Clare Arnold, Grady Lam

Staff Appreciation                                                    Catherine Wan Cohen, Joey Wei, Christina Matula-Häkli

Communications                                                      Elisabet Helander

IT                                                                                 Joey Wei, Raj Tesinghani

 

 

Looking ahead

 

Family Fun Fair – taste the favourites from all parts of the world at the international food festival, and let the kids enjoy games and fun activities. A Recycled Reading stall will be part of the Family Fun Fair. It is a great chance to buy new and used books to refresh your shelves. To help you clear away your used books to make way for new ones, a book drive to collect used books will run in Oct/Nov.

Annual Christmas Tree Trimming – save the date to come and decorate the CDNIS Christmas Tree on the 9/F Lobby. This will take place on the morning of Saturday 2 December. Watch this space for more details.