Dazzling Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
This video displays the impactful engagement and active learning that students experience in an Open Minds excursion to the Singapore City Gallery. Structures even come to life in human form.
The Dazzling Array of Opportunities Beyond the Classroom are an Exceptional Component of Life at CIS
These exciting and experiential learning opportunities take students beyond the traditional boundaries of the classroom and encourage authentic hands-on, minds-on learning. Students are provided with the opportunity to learn about themselves, other people, different cultures, and the world around them. Beyond the Classroom experiences include field trips, Open Minds, Excursion Week and WAELP (the Wednesday Afternoon Experiential Learning Programme).
Open Minds is an exciting and innovative learning experience, which sees students in Grades 1 to 8 at Lakeside and Grades 1 to 6 at Tanjong Katong going beyond the classroom to extend learning in a variety of real world settings. These meaningful experiences support student inquiry into topics in the PYP (Grades 1 to 6) and focus on broad-based issues with a local context for MYP students (Grades 7 and 8).
First-hand experience with artifacts, experts in the relative field and rare opportunities to go behind the scenes, create unique opportunities for powerful hands-on, minds-on learning.
Excursion Week sees students in Grades 4 to 12 travelling to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam with their teachers and peers. As students get older, they venture to countries farther afield.
During excursion week, students develop independence and an understanding of other peoples, communities and global issues. They are involved in activities such as raft building, snorkeling, studying the local environment and habitats, and community outreach projects such as house building in Cambodia.
The Wednesday Afternoon Experiential Learning Programme (WAELP) provides students in Grades 4 to 8 at the Lakeside campus, and Grades 4 to 6 at the Tanjong Katong campus, with an opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities which are outside the scope of the traditional classroom. Through WAELP, students have the opportunity to develop new talents or discover a new passion.
Some of the stimulating choices offered to students in WAELP include offerings in the dramatic and musical arts, technology projects, sports, community service, cultural crafts and unique skill development workshops.
Outdoor Pursuits and Challenge Programme
The Outdoor Pursuits and Challenge Programme is an integral part of the Physical Education programme for Middle Years Programme (MYP – Grades 7 to 10) students at the Tanjong Katong campus. Outdoor Pursuits utilises the fantastic resources of the East Coast area, and sees students engaged in activities such as kinetics climbing, kayaking, paddle boarding, windsurfing, sailing, beach volleyball, orienteering, jogging and dragon boating off campus in the East Coast area.
This progressive and innovative programme is focused on providing a holistic and challenging opportunity that takes students beyond the classroom and provides them with a unique 21st century learning experience.