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Orientation 2021

Orientation

Welcome to CIS. On this page, we have welcome messages from our Head of School and division principals, as well as details that will help you prepare for your child’s first week of school.

If you have any questions or concerns over the coming weeks, please reach out to our admissions team via email or phone +65 6734 8088.
  • For students starting on 4 January
    If your child is starting on 4 January, please read the orientation instructions carefully as this outlines what will be in place on your child’s first day.
  • For students starting on another date
    If your child is starting school on another date in January, our admissions team will be in touch to share your child’s first day plans.

Leadership team welcome messages

Pete Corcoran
Head of School

Angela Henderson
Primary Principal
Tanjong Katong

Angela Hollington
Primary Principal
Lakeside

Jeffrey Smith
Secondary Principal
Lakeside

We have a number of COVID protocols in place to protect the larger school community. You can learn more about mask requirements, temperature taking protocols and campus access procedures in this summary document, while this document outlines what to do if someone in your household is sick or placed on a Stay Home Notice / Quarantine order.

As we work to safeguard the wellbeing of our community during COVID-19, we ask that only one adult per child comes onto campus on Monday 4 January. This will help to ensure that our safe distancing protocols are adhered to.


Arrival time
Classes start on campus at 8.30am. So that we can greet you and get your children to class on time, please arrive on campus at the times indicated below.

Lakeside campus Tanjong Katong campus
Between 7.45am and 8.10am Between 8 and 8.10am
Please show our security team the new parent email (from admissions) when you arrive.

Orientation schedule - Lakeside campus

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WHEN WHO WHAT WHERE
7.45-8.10am New parents & students Arrive at Lakeside and proceed to L1 canteen (help will be available).

Teachers & parent volunteers will take you to your child’s classroom and then bring you back down to the orientation booths and information sessions.
Canteen @ L1
8.45am Principals New parents PTA Kindergarten to grade 1 welcome information session Red Dot Convention Centre @ L1
9.25am Principals New parents PTA Grades 2-6 welcome information session Red Dot Convention Centre @ L1
8.45am Principals New parents PTA Grades 7-11 welcome information session Secondary library @ L3
7.45-10.00 Parents
  • Purchase school uniforms
  • Connect to CIS systems
  • Collect parent ID cards*
  • Collect car decals
  • Purchase uniforms
  • Student contract signing
  • Submission of outstanding documents
* Student cards will be distributed by teachers in class
Primary library @ L2
7.45-10.00 Parents
  • Pay tuition fees
  • Purchase PE uniforms, hats/caps or house league shirts, locks and book bags
Main office @ L1 Meeting room 2 & 3
7.45-8.10am
8.45am onwards
Students
  • iPad & laptop configuration
Grades 4-6: If you need help configuring your child’s iPad, please bring your child’s iPad to IT on Monday 4 January (your child can then bring the iPad to school with them from Tuesday 5 January).

Grades 7-12: Teachers or student buddies will bring students to IT on the first day of school to get devices set up.
Main office @ L1 IT counter & meeting room 1

Orientation schedule - Tanjong Katong campus

WHEN WHO WHAT WHERE
8.00-8.15am New parents & students Arrive at TK and proceed to foyer.

Teachers will take you to your child’s classroom and then bring you back down to the orientation booths and information sessions.
Meet at Foyer
8.45am Principals New parents PTA Welcome information session Parent ID cards can be collected at the information session. Student cards will be distributed by teachers in class Library
8.00-10.00 Parents
  • Connect to CIS systems
  • Collect car decals
  • Purchase uniforms
  • Student contract signing
  • Submission of outstanding documents
Gym
8.00-10.00 Parents
  • Pay tuition fees
  • Purchase PE uniforms, hats/caps or house league shirts
Main office, finance counter
8.00-10.00 Parents
  • Car decal
Main office, reception
8.45am onwards Students
  • iPad configuration (as needed)
If you need help configuring your child’s iPad, please bring your child’s iPad to IT on Monday 4 January (your child can then bring the iPad to school with them from Tuesday 5 January).
IT office

iPad requirements: grades 4-6 (primary)
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 preferred 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 your orientation appointment or at the IT support office after school commences.

*If you need help configuring your child’s iPad, please bring your child’s iPad to IT on Monday 4 January (your child can then bring the iPad to school with them from Tuesday 5 January).

MacBook requirements: grades 7-12 (secondary)
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 prefered pricing for CIS families. Students in grades 7 to 12 can configure their devices at home, or get assistance during your orientation appointment, or the IT support office after the first day of school.

This page outlines the systems we use at CIS. If you’re new to CIS, you will receive an email with your login credentials for all CIS systems.

Once you have set up your credentials, please login to Managebac to view your child’s timetable*, teachers* and class locations*.

* If your child is in nursery or kindergarten at the Lakeside campus, you will receive your child’s timetable and class details via email.

Sodexo is the school’s canteen provider. Meal choices change daily, with a selection of Asian, western and vegetarian meals. Meals have been designed to align with students’ tastes, but with a focus on nutrition and quality.

  • If your child is in primary school (nursery to grade 6), you will need to order your meals online (from 1 January) before school starts.
  • If your child is in secondary school, they will be able to top up their student ID stored value card on 4 January (cards will be distributed by teachers, cards are topped up with cash) so that they can buy lunch.

More information about how to order and pay for meals, canteen and cafe opening hours, what types of meals are available, as well as some frequently asked questions can be found here.

Please note that Campus Online, Sodexo’s online ordering system will be undergoing maintenance between 18 and 31 December. It will reopen for orders on 1 January.

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.

If your child is starting school on Monday 4 January, we’d strongly encourage you to purchase uniforms before Monday 4 January.

What Where to purchase
- School uniforms (black, red & white)
- CIS hoodies
You can purchase these items at your orientation appointment, order & pay online or visit Lim Meng Keng’s store (Monday to Sunday) 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
You can pre-order these items, pay via bank transfer and collect on campus before Monday 4 January.

Payment modes on Monday 4 January will be cash, NETs and PayNow. Payment modes at all other times are outlined on this page of the website.

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 directly as soon as possible as routes take at least two weeks to be confirmed. Their contact details can be found on the bus services page.

We recommend that children starting school on Monday 4 January do not get the bus to school on that day.

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, visit this page on our website.

Campus access and COVID health measures
When you arrive on campus, you will be asked to show the admissions new family email to our security team. If you are coming onto campus before 4 January, you will be asked to follow the visitor procedures outlined on this page.

Payment can be made during your orientation appointment, or at the main office finance counter Monday through Friday at the following times.

Dates Lakeside Tanjong Katong
Monday to Friday school days only 7.45am to 4.15pm 7.45am to 4.15pm
19 December - 3 January Monday to Wednesday, 8-11am Tuesdays, 8-11am
Monday 4 January 7.45am to 4.15pm 7.45am to 4.15pm

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

If you need assistance over the next few weeks, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Lakeside campus
Primary School Office
T +65 6469 4562
primaryschool@cis.edu.sg
Secondary School Office
T +65 6664 1233
secondaryschool@cis.edu.sg
Admissions
T +65 6734 8088
admissions@cis.edu.sg
Tanjong Katong campus
Secondary School Office
T +65 6345 1573
tkcampus@cis.edu.sg
Admissions
T +65 6734 8088
admissions@cis.edu.sg
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