Lakeside High School Grades 9 to 12
David Ansbacher (Principal)
Welcome to the Canadian International School of Singapore (CIS). At CIS, there is a proud tradition of excellence, caring, respect, and responsibility as we commit to challenging and supporting all students. We are an International Baccalaureate World School, offering the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to our grade 9 and 10 students and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) at Grades 11 and 12, both of which have a proven track record of successful college and university acceptance and success throughout the world.
This school year marks the end of an era for the High School community as our final cohort of Grade 12 students complete their journey to obtain the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The OSSD is also rigorous and recognized at universities around the world. The OSSD will continue until the end of the 2012/2013 school year, after which all students will undertake the IB DP in order to graduate.
In these Defining Years, we strive to develop our young people into successful, well-balanced and responsible global citizens. We do this through modelling the IB Learner Profile, which encourages students and teachers to be Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective. With the guidance and expertise of a strong base of well-trained, enthusiastic and caring educators, we challenge and support students to excellence through a strong, vibrant and engaging curriculum.
As we are committed to the development of the whole child, students will have ample opportunities to participate in the arts, athletics, community service and academic-based clubs and teams. As well, our Grade 10's and Grade 12's will experience Excursion Week and travel to countries such as Vietnam, India, Malaysia or Cambodia to learn about their cultures first hand. In addition, the Advisor Programme assigns a teacher who advocates, supports and sees the big picture for parents and students. This essential connection will serve as a resource for parents and students throughout their academic and personal progress. We hope students take full advantage of the events that have been coordinated for and by the students, and experience a rich and rewarding high school experience.
Please take some time to browse through our website and feel free to contact me at the school with any questions. I recognise and highly value the partnership that can be cultivated with parents and I encourage you to be an integral part of your child’s high school experience through our PTA. I look forward to getting to know the students and parents of our high school community.
Dr. David Ansbacher
High School Principal