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The lower sports field at Lakeside is a natural grass field and plays host to Physical Education lessons, the after-school extra curricular activities programme, and recreational and competitive sports. All students have access to the field at recess and lunch.
The swimming complex consists of one Olympic sized, 8 lane pool and a Junior Learn to Swim pool. Home to the CIS swim squad, both pools are used all day for swimming classes during the school day, squad training before and after school, and Learn to Swim classes after school. The Junior pool is for our youngest students and is the ideal venue for students to learn about water safety.
Lakeside has three tennis courts situated on the rooftop of the North Wing (Sports Wing). The courts are used for class lessons, recreational sports (via the extra curricular activities programme) and are an often-used venue for competitive tennis matches. This area also serves as a recreational area for Middle School students during lunch.
The Lakeside gymnasium occupies much of the fourth floor in the North Wing and was designed to serve a multitude of purposes and a growing community. The gym can be divided into multiple teaching spaces and can easily accommodate multiple basketball, volleyball or badminton matches at one time. Surrounded by an upper level-viewing gallery, the Lakeside gym is an optimal venue for sports league finals.
Located next to the academic wings on campus, the junior competition sized one star Fifa soccer pitch is a place for sports and community and is a superb venue for CIS sporting talent. Directly under the field is an undercover carpark with approximately 120 parking spaces. Heavily utilised during the school day for a demanding roster of physical education classes, the pitch is also the venue for frequent competitive sports matches, recreational sports in the Extra Curricular Activities programme and sports camps. Students, parents and the larger CIS community are often on the sidelines cheering on their teams.
Central to all grade levels, and the hub of school life are the pods. Pods showcase learning in a variety of different formats and support our fundamental belief that student-learning opportunities need to be recognised and celebrated on a regular basis. Project displays, cross class events and activities, and exhibits all take place in the pod.
The Early Years playground was developed for our youngest students - those in Early Childhood Education to Grade One. The playground has equipment that will help develop students gross motor skills and invites them to learn about their world through play.
Lakeside Campus has 7 science labs with adjoining prep rooms on the fifth flor of the East Wing. These labs are used by students in grades 7 to 12 and support the various disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Students in younger grades will often visit High School science classes to learn more about the world of science.
The senior playground, positioned on the grass field is a tantalizing space designed for activity with its secret tunnels, hill mounds, climbing web, and bullet slide. Students young and old (yes, we even see High School students trying it out) have great fun in this space.
Music is an essential element of the curriculum at the Canadian International School as it contributes directly to the development of the whole child. Lakeside campus has 6 soundproof music rooms across the divisions to support the thriving arts programme. In addition, 6 music practice rooms support individual music tuition and rehearsals.
At the Canadian International School, we believe every student needs to learn to be comfortable presenting to an audience. Drama is an essential element of the CIS curriculum, and offers an exciting medium through which students develop their presentation skills and poise on stage. The Lakeside drama studios are housed in the Performing and Fine Arts centre in the South Wing.
The atrium at Lakeside is home to over 60 flags that represent the nationalities of the CIS community. Naturally ventilated, it is often used for student performances and displays and showcases the CIS spirit. With seating located throughout, the atrium also enhances the sense of community at CIS as parents meet at the end of the school day as they wait for their children.
The Canadian International School's Lakeside campus, set on 43,000 sq.m. of land, provides students with facilities that include state of the art classrooms, academic facilities, spacious sporting, outdoor and playground facilities, as well as a Performing Arts and Fine Arts Centre, Auditorium and Media Centre. The campus is easily accessible via public transport, and our older students enjoy the independence and autonomy that this provides.
Located in the South Wing, the library spans two floors and is approximately 1,000 sq. metres (or 10,000 sq. feet) in size. A spiral staircase that connects the 2 floors ensures that each level is easy to access.
The Junior Library is located on the second floor whilst the Senior Library is located directly above on the third floor. The library is a definite hub within the school, and is a place that is frequented by both students and staff.
The library provides students with excellent curriculum resources such as books (40,000 books line the Lakeside library shelves), movies, audiobooks, teacher resources, maps, and databases to support student learning and research.
David Foster, 16-time Grammy Award winner, officially opened the Lakeside theatre in November 2011, and returned again in November 2012 for the naming ceremony. The theatre is a regular venue for dramatic productions, musical concerts and student assemblies. The David Foster Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility complete with 500 seats, an 11-meter flytower that is capable of six scenery changes, an orchestra pit and a high-quality sound system. Environmentally friendly features that have been incorporated into the design include an air conditioning system located under the theatre seats, saving approximately 60 percent more energy efficient than regular theatre air-conditioning systems.
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The pods in each school and grade level section are the hub of community life. Pods showcase learning in a variety of different formats and support our fundamental belief that student-learning opportunities need to be recognised and celebrated on a regular basis. Events such as student performances, galleries showcasing student work and exhibitions all take place in the pods.
There are 5 spacious and light filled arts studios at Lakeside, 2 with ceramic kilns. With dedicated rooms for each division, the studios see students engaged in Visual Arts activities that include painting, ceramics and sculpture, drawing, photography, print-making, media and communication and design.