Welcome to Canadian International School in Singapore
Orientation 2021

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, please reach out to our admissions team via email or phone +65 6734 8088.

If your child is starting school soon, our admissions team will be in touch to share your child’s first day plans.

Watch our leadership team welcome messages

Pete Corcoran
Head of School
Angela Henderson
Primary Principal
Tanjong Katong
Angela Hollington
Primary Principal
Jeffrey Smith
Secondary Principal

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.

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.

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 their first day of school, so that they can buy lunch. Student ID cards can be collected from the main school reception at Lakeside and main office at Tanjong Katong.

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.

We’d strongly encourage you to purchase uniforms before your child starts school.

What Where to purchase
  • School uniforms (black, red & white)
  • CIS hoodies
You can 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
  • PE uniforms
  • CIS hats/caps
  • House league shirts
  • Book bags
You can pre-order these items, pay via bank transfer and collect on campus.

For payment modes please refer to this document.

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.

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 your child starts school, you will be asked to follow the visitor procedures outlined on this page.

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

Dates Lakeside Tanjong Katong
Monday to Friday school days only 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
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


  +65 6467 1732
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WHERE of Registration: 8 June 2019 to 7 June 2023