Here are the things that your child will need to have on their first day of school. Requirements are age based, so please peruse to see what your child will need. If textbooks are needed, they will be provided on a loaner basis by the school.
iPADs & MacBooks
CIS is an Apple School. While our younger students use shared classroom iPads, from grade 4, your child will need their own device from the very first day of school.
Devices must meet our requirements (see below) and if you purchase your device at the Apple Orchard store (we highly recommend you get Apple Care too), you’ll get a CIS discount if you show your acceptance letter or student ID.
If you’re joining us at orientation in July or January, our IT team will help you configure your device. If your child joins at any other time, they can visit our IT support office to get set up (teachers will guide younger students).
Our Digital Literacy team has a wealth of information available to support you. Once you’ve connected to our systems, head to the Digital Literacy section in My.CIS to learn more.
Bags and locker locks
All grades will need to bring their own backpack to school each day.
Children in junior kindergarten to grade 6 will need to purchase a book bag*.
Students in grades 4-12 will need to bring a lock for their student locker.
*Book bags can be purchased from the school library.
Notebooks and pencils are provided by the school for nursery to grade 6 (as needed) at no additional cost.
Grades 7 to 10 are given a 'basic start up' supplies package when they join CIS. Grades 9 to 12 students are required to purchase their own personal stationery.
Grades 11 and 12 are provided with a few basic supplies from the school but are responsible to personally 'top up' the supplies required, according to what is needed for the Diploma Programme (DP) courses they choose.
No calculator is needed in primary school.
Grades 7-8 - a scientific calculator.
Grades 9-12 - a graphics calculator.
Recommended model: Texas Instruments TINspire CX II