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Welcome to CIS. This page is designed to help you prepare for orientation on 6 January 2020 and your children’s first day of school. Please refer to your child(ren)’s campus and/or division below to learn more about orientation.


Head of school welcome

Welcome to the Canadian International School! My team and I look forward to ensuring that your child receives the best education possible during your stay in Singapore. We eagerly await the opportunity to meet our new families, and to welcome back our returning families.

Checklist

Orientation for new families
Orientation will allow you to:

  • get acquainted with your child’s homeroom or advisor teachers
  • meet your child's principal(s)
  • complete any outstanding administrative matters before school starts

Orientation schedule

Division Date Time
Tanjong Katong Primary 6 January 2-4.30pm
Lakeside Primary 6 January 9-11.30am
Lakeside Secondary 6 January 9-11.30am

System access and class details
You will receive an email from our communications department with your credentials for CIS systems before school starts on 7 January. You can learn a little more about these systems and how we use them here.

If I don’t meet you at orientation, I look forward to meeting you once school resumes on Tuesday 7 January.

Sincerely,

Pete Corcoran
Head of School



Pete Corcoran
Head of School
Learn more about Pete

Orientation schedule

Orientation is on Monday 6 January at the following times

Division Date Time
Tanjong Katong Primary 6 January 2-4.30pm
Lakeside Primary 6 January 9-11.30am
Lakeside Secondary 6 January 9-11.30am


Lakeside Primary School

Welcome to Lakeside primary.

Starting a new school or a new grade (not to mention moving to a new country), can be stressful, but we hope that we can make your transition to CIS and the new school year as seamless as possible.

While our campus might appear large, our primary school is broken down into grade level communities, and our students settle in very quickly. Our community focus and individualised attention ensures that each and every child is very well cared for at CIS.

At our Monday 6 January orientation, you will have an opportunity to meet your child’s homeroom teacher and tour our school.

Our orientation schedule outlines what you need to do, at what time, and where. If you have any questions or concerns over the coming weeks, please feel free to contact your admissions executive or our primary school office.

We wish you the very best for the year ahead, and we hope that you are looking forward to your first day of school on Tuesday 7 January.

Sincerely,



Angela Hollington
Primary School Principal
Learn more about Angela


Tonia Whyte Potter-Mal
Primary School Vice Principal
Nursery to grade 2

Learn more about Tonia


Celeste Krochak
Primary School Vice Principal
Grades 3 to 6

Learn more about Celeste

LAKESIDE PRIMARY CONTACTS

Primary School Office
T +65 6469 4562
primaryschool@cis.edu.sg
Admissions
T +65 6734 8088
admissions@cis.edu.sg

LAKESIDE PRIMARY ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Monday 6 January


9.00am Who: Parents, students
What: Proceed to classroom to meet homeroom teacher
Where: Various


9.00 - 10.00am Who: Parents, students
What: Introduction and campus tour by homeroom teacher
Where: Homeroom classroom


8.30am - 11.30am Who: Parents, students
What: Information booths open for uniform purchase, activities and sports (grades 1 to 6 only), and a wide range of campus services
Where: Primary and Red Dot Convention Centre



INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATIONS

You can complete a range of functions during orientation at our information booths.

Atrium
Information booth directions and questions


Atrium, opposite Red Dot Cafe
Canteen order meals (nursery to grade 3) and meet a Sodexo nutritionist. Learn how to use the Campus Online system.


Canteen on L2
School uniforms purchase school uniforms from Lim Meng Keng


Finance counter in main office
Fees tuition fee payments


Red Dot Cafe @ L1

PE uniforms, House League shirts, book bags and locks purchase from the CIS team 
Primary library @ L2
Admissions  submit outstanding documents and/or sign your student contract 

Activities (extracurricular activities and sports) learn about season 1 offerings

Car decals (security) register your vehicle for a 2019/2020 campus access decal

Communications get connected to CIS systems (parents) 

Digital literacy ask questions about our programme 

ID cards collect your ID cards (parents and grades 4-6) or submit request forms

iPad configuration iPad system set up (students)

Nurse discuss any health issues

School bus school bus services


IPADS: GRADES 4-6

Your child will need their iPad for the first day of school. If you need to purchase an iPad, the Apple store in Orchard Road offers prefered pricing for CIS families.

This One to World iPad Parent Guide outlines device requirements, required apps and everything else you need to know to get set up. iPad setup assistance is available during orientation or at the IT support office after school commences.


IMPORTANT JANUARY PRIMARY SCHOOL DATES

This document outlines the key dates for this school year, while some other important dates to mark on your calendar are outlined below. All dates can be found on the school calendar within My.CIS.


Drop in coffee (Atrium) Tuesday 7 January, 8.30am

Primary parent info session
- Mini theatre (level 3, pod D, NW311)

Monday 13 January, 8.30-9.30am

Primary Principal and PTA Welcome coffee morning (Primary library)
Friday 31 January, 8.30-9.30am

Lakeside Secondary School

Dear parents and students,

On behalf of our entire faculty and staff, it is my honour and privilege to welcome you to CIS secondary school. Each semester, before the start of school, we offer orientation sessions for families to assist in their transition.

Orientation for Lakeside secondary is scheduled for Monday 6 January. The schedule below indicates what you need to do and when.

Orientation is designed to provide you with an overview of secondary and the information needed for a successful first day of school on Tuesday 7 January 2019.

In secondary, we strongly believe in encouraging students to pursue excellence. We look forward to getting to know your children, and celebrating their achievements as they engage in academics, creativity, activity and service opportunities across the school year.

Sincerely,



Jeff Smith
Secondary School Principal
Learn more about Jeff


Geoff Ward
Secondary School Vice Principal
Grades 7-9

Learn more about Geoff


John Kernis
Secondary School Vice Principal
Grades 10 to 12

Learn more about John

LAKESIDE SECONDARY CONTACTS


LAKESIDE SECONDARY ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Monday 6 January


9.00-10.00am Who: Parents, students
What: Presentation followed by a tour led by the advisory teacher
Where: Secondary library


8.30 - 11.30am Who: Parents, students
What: Info booths open for uniform purchase, activities and sports, and a wide range of campus services
Where: Primary library and Red Dot Convention Centre



INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATIONS

You can complete a range of functions during orientation at our information booths.

Atrium
Information booth directions and questions


Primary library @ L2
Admissions submit outstanding documents and/or sign your student contract

Activities (extracurricular activities and sports) learn about what is on offer

Canteen Meet a Sodexo nutritionist Learn how to use the Campus Online system

Car decals register your vehicle for a 2019/2020 campus access decal

Communications get connected to CIS systems (parents)

Digital literacy ask questions about our programme

ID cards collect your ID cards or submit request forms New students / parents

MacBook configuration MacBook and system set up (students)

Nurse discuss any health issues

School bus school bus services

School uniforms purchase school uniforms from Lim Meng Keng

Red Dot Convention Centre @ L1

House League shirts and locks purchase from the CIS team

Fees tuition fee payments


IMPORTANT JANUARY SECONDARY SCHOOL DATES

This document outlines the key dates for this school year, while some other important dates to mark on your calendar are outlined below. All dates can be found on the school calendar within My.CIS.


Secondary excursion parent meeting (David Foster Theatre) Thursday 9 January, 6.30pm

Secondary principal coffee & digital literacy help session (Secondary library) Tuesday 14 January, 9-10am

Secondary university advisor coffee
(David Foster Theatre)

Tuesday 21 January, 9-10am


MACBOOK REQUIREMENTS

Students in grades 7 - 12 will need a MacBook for the first day of school. If you need to purchase one, the Apple store in Orchard Road offers preferred pricing for CIS families.

MacBook configuration - grades 7 to 12

Students in grades 7 to 12 can configure their devices at home, or get assistance at the IT booth during orientation, or the IT support office after the first day of school.

Tanjong Katong Primary School

Dear parents,

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the Canadian International School Tanjong Katong (TK) campus. Thank you for selecting CIS TK, and entrusting us with your children’s education.

We are a school known for having high academic standards, expectations and an International Baccalaureate (IB) programme delivered by outstanding teachers. We are also known for the strength of our community, and we aim for your family to settle in to school life as quickly as possible.

Orientation is scheduled on Monday 6 January, and the first day of school is Tuesday 7 January (some students will start later, please check your contract for your start date).

Our orientation page has information that will help you prepare for orientation and your child(ren)’s first day of school. If you have any questions or concerns over the coming weeks, please feel free to contact your admissions officer or our main office.

Sincerely



Angela Henderson
TK Primary School Principal
Learn more about Angela


Cherie Boltong
TK Primary School Vice Principal
Learn more about Cherie

TANJONG KATONG PRIMARY CONTACTS

Primary School Office
T +65 6345 1573
tkcampus@cis.edu.sg

TANJONG KATONG PRIMARY ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

Monday 6 January


2-3pm Who: Parents, students
What: Proceed to classroom to meet homeroom teacher, followed by an introduction and tour of the campus
Where: Homeroom classroom


3pm-4.30pm Who: Parents, students
What: Information booths open for uniform purchase, activities and sports, and a wide range of campus services
Where: Various



INFORMATION BOOTH LOCATIONS

You can complete a range of functions during orientation at our information booths.

Foyer
Information booth directions and questions


Gym
Admissions submit outstanding documents and/or sign your student contract

Activities (extracurricular activities and sports) learn about season 1 offerings

Canteen order meals (nursery to grade 3) meet a Sodexo nutritionist. Learn how to use the Campus Online system.

Car decals register your vehicle for a 2019/2020 campus access decal

Communications get connected to CIS systems (parents)

Digital literacy ask questions about our programme

ID cards collect your ID cards (parents and grades 4-6) or submit request forms

Fees tuition fee payments

iPad configuration iPad and system set up (students)

Nurse discuss any health issues

School bus school bus services

PE uniforms, House League shirts, book bags and locks purchase from the CIS team


Block D, D101
School uniforms purchase school uniforms from Lim Meng Keng


IPADS: GRADES 4-6

Your child will need their iPad for the first day of school. If you need to purchase an iPad, the Apple store in Orchard Road offers prefered pricing for CIS families.

This One to World iPad Parent Guide outlines device requirements, required apps and everything else you need to know to get set up. iPad setup assistance is available during orientation or at the IT support office after school commences.


IMPORTANT JANUARY PRIMARY SCHOOL DATES

This document outlines the key dates for this school year, while some other important dates to mark on your calendar are outlined below. All dates can be found on the school calendar within My.CIS.


PTA Welcome coffee (Library) 7 January, 8.30am

ParentEd PYP Workshop (Library) 15 January, 8.30-9.40am

System access and class details

We have three main systems that we use in primary school: Managebac, My.CIS and SeeSaw, and you will receive an email with your login credentials.

The Managebac dashboard will display your child’s timetable, teachers and class locations. Please pay special attention to your child’s homeroom teachers name and class details, as you will need to know this for orientation.

You can review this site to learn how we use each system and how you access them.

Parent and student handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to ensure that all students/parents are familiar with school rules, regulations and policies.

Canteen

Sodexo is the CIS caterer. Meal choices change daily, with a selection of Asian, western and vegetarian meals.

Menus, canteen information and frequently asked questions are available here.

Nursery to senior kindergarten

There is no additional charge for snacks and lunch for kindergarten (nursery to senior kindergarten) students; however, meals must be pre-ordered online using the Campus Online system (available on the canteen page of My.CIS) or at orientation (Sodexo staff are available to assist you).

Grades 1 to 3

Lunch and snacks for students in grades 1 to 3 need to be pre-ordered online using the Campus Online system (available on the canteen page in My.CIS) or at orientation (Sodexo staff are available to assist you).

Please read these frequently asked questions document for further information.

Grades 4 to 12

As well as three daily hot meal variations (Asian, western and vegetarian), items such as sandwiches, salads, pizzas, and more are available to students in grades 4-12. Meals have been designed to align to students’ tastes, but with a continued focus on nutrition and quality.

Students have the freedom to choose food in the canteen and pay for it using their student ID cards. Cash is not accepted from students grade 7 to grade 11.

Parents and students in grade 12 may use cash.

Before food can be purchased, money will need to be added to the student ID card via:

  • the cash top up machine in the atrium (Lakeside) / canteen (TK)
  • at the Sodexo office on campus (cash or credit card), or
  • by credit card using the Campus Online system (from the canteen page of My.CIS). Please be aware that online payments attract a surcharge.

The Campus Online system allows parents to:

  • see what food their child is purchasing
  • restrict specific food items
  • set a daily spending limit
  • manage the value that is available on their child's card.

Additional food options

Breakfast and afternoon snacks are available for purchase on campus. Opening times are:

  • Red Dot Cafe - 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays, 8.30am - 4pm on Saturdays (Lakeside)
  • Canteen - 11.30am to 1.40pm (Lakeside)
  • Cafe @ L5 - 7.30am to 2.30pm (Lakeside)
  • Canteen @ TK - 9am to 3pm

Only grade 12 students may use the Red Dot Cafe during school hours.

School uniforms

All students must wear the CIS uniform from the first day of school, unless advised otherwise. The uniform page on our website outlines what items your child will need, while the parent handbook outlines our uniform policy.

Uniform type Where to purchase

School uniforms Purchase during orientation, or from Lim Meng Keng at:
#02-18 Holland Road Shopping Centre
211 Holland Avenue
Singapore 278967
T: +65 6468 3655

PE uniforms
CIS hats/caps
House league shirts
Book bags
Purchase during orientation or daily* at the finance counter in the main office from 7.45am to 1pm, and from 2pm to 4.15pm.

*finance counters will be closed during orientation

School bus

Yeap Transport, contracted by CIS, provides door-to-door bus transportation for CIS students. If you still need to arrange bus transportation please contact Yeap Transport as soon as possible as it takes at least 2 weeks to get students on a route.

Their contact details can be found on the bus services page.

Security procedures

Security is of the utmost importance to all at CIS, and we aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire CIS community. For more information, please view our campus security page.

Tuition fee payments

Payment can be made at the Red Dot Convention Centre during orientation or at the finance counter in the main office from Monday to Friday.

Campus Finance counter opening hours

Lakeside 7.45am to 1pm
2 to 4.15pm

Tanjong Katong 8am to 1pm
1.30 to 4:30pm

We accept cash, NETS, cheque and American Express. Credit cards and PayNow are accepted, but payments are done online.