Welcome to Canadian International School in Singapore
Orientation JAN 2022

Information for new parents

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 school on Monday 15 August, please read the orientation instructions carefully as this outlines what will be in place on your child’s first day.
  • For students starting school on another date in August, our admissions team will provide full details about your child’s first day of school.

Welcome from our leadership team

Angela Henderson
Primary Principal
Tanjong Katong
Dr Colleen Drisner
Primary Principal
Daniel Smith
Secondary Principal

We are very fortunate at the moment as most Singapore COVID protocols have been relaxed and campus access is as simple as showing your identification or parent / student card. Masks must be worn while you are on campus (indoors or covered spaces). We will keep you updated as and when there are any regulatory changes.

If you are joining us on 15 August (or in the first week - 15 to 19 August), please join us for orientation on one of the dates below. If your child will be starting school later in August, your admissions executive will let you know more about the plans for your child’s first day.

Orientation schedules
Lakeside campus
Tanjong Katong campus
Please show our security team the new parent email (from admissions) when you arrive.

iPad requirements: grades 3-6 (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 the IT booth at orientation in August, or to the IT office on your child’s first day of school.

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 from the IT booth at orientation or the IT support office on 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.

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 3), you will need to order your meals online before school starts. You will be able to access online ordering once you have received your CIS credentials from 28 July.
  • Students in grades 4 to 12 will get their student ID cards at orientation and can use them on Monday 15 August to buy lunch (if they are not bringing a home packed meal).

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.

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.

What Where to purchase
  • School and PE uniforms
  • CIS hoodies
  • CIS hats/caps
  • House league shirts
You can learn what your child needs here and then order & pay online (delivery options available) or visit Lim Meng Keng’s store (Monday to Sunday - public holidays excluded) at:

#02-18 Holland Road Shopping Centre
211 Holland Avenue
Singapore 278967

T: +65 6468 3655
  • Book bags
Children in junior kindergarten to grade 6 will need to purchase a book bag. Book bags can be purchased directly from the school library at a cost of $4.

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 15 August are accompanied by parents or caregivers, meaning that it is best they 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

When you arrive on campus, you will be asked to show your parent ID card or the admissions new family email to our security team.

Payment can be made at the main office at the following times:

Dates Lakeside Tanjong Katong
Monday to Friday school days only Monday, Wednesday & Friday
7.50am to 1pm & 2pm to 4.15pm
Tuesday & Thursday
7.50am to 1pm & 2pm 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
Secondary School Office
T +65 6664 1233
T +65 6734 8088
Tanjong Katong campus
Primary School Office
T +65 6345 1573
T +65 6734 8088


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