Hi, My son is in CDNIS and when he was having interview for the reception class he cried at the first interview. It's mainly because he was nervous about the new surroundings and new people. On the second interview, he was good, very independent, and very interactive with the other kids and teachers. and staffs looked a bit strict and cold, but when my son cried on the first interview, they were very helpful, caring and offered me to set up another interview date. In the interview room(classroom), he was asked to say his name and age, and play with blocks and other toys and draw his family. he was not asked to write his name. I suggest you to go to the school with your kids before the interview, in case your kids gets nervous with new surroundings like mine. Second interview was alot easier for him b/c the school was not new to him anymore!