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Transportation

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CIS contracts an independent, local school bus operator (Yeap Transport) to provide door-to-door bus transportation for our students. Yeap’s fleet consists of modern, air-conditioned buses, equipped with 2-way radios, CCTV and a GPS tracking system. Fees for the bus service are calculated based on the distance between your home and school. While most bus routes have a maximum travel time of 60 to 65 minutes, students living in more remote locations may experience longer travel times. If you would like any further information please contact the Yeap coordinator at your child’s campus. It takes approximately two to three weeks for a new bus route to be confirmed, so please contact Yeap at your earliest convenience. Contacts Lakeside Campus Telephone:+65 6316 1419 / +65 6316 2048 Email: CISLS@yeaptpt.com Opening hours on school days: Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays. Opening hours during holidays: Mon-Fri, 10am to 3pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays. May be closed on some other days, please call first. Website:www.yeaptpt.com Tanjong Katong Campus Telephone: +65 8298 1903 Email: CISTK@yeaptpt.com Opening hours on school days: Mon-Fri, 8am to 5pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays. Opening hours during holidays: Mon-Fri, 10am to 3pm. Closed on weekends and public holidays. May be closed on some other days, please call first. Website:www.yeaptpt.com Downloads Bus application form and terms and conditions Bus fees Bus rules Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

School uniforms

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At CIS, all students wear a uniform. Our school uniform can be purchased at "Lim Meng Keng Department Store" at Holland Village, while the PE uniform, caps, bucket hats and house league shirts can be purchased from the finance counter in the main office at each campus. Lim Meng Keng contact details (school uniform and hoodies) #02-18 Holland Road Shopping Centre (Above Cold Storage)211 Holland Avenue Singapore 278967P: +65 6468 3655 Opening hours Monday to Saturday: 10.15 am – 7.45 pmSunday and public holidays 10.30 am – 6 pm Finance counter opening hours (PE uniforms, hats, house league shirts) Monday to Friday: 7.45 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 4.15 pm Price list New school uniform price list and measurements (these items are on sale at Lim Meng Keng)New PE uniform and house league shirt price list and measurements (these items are available at CIS Lakeside or Tanjong Katong) Uniform gallery School Uniform PE Uniform Uniform items are listed below. Kindergarten Polo shirt (unisex - available from Lim Meng Keng)Pull on shorts (unisex - available from Lim Meng Keng)PE shirt (unisex - available at CIS)PE shorts (unisex - available at CIS)Cap or hat (mandatory, available at CIS)Primary hoodie (optional, available from Lim Meng Keng) Primary School Polo shirt (unisex - available from Lim Meng Keng)Bermuda shorts (boys - available from Lim Meng Keng)Skort (girls - available from Lim Meng Keng)PE shirt (unisex - available at CIS)PE shorts (unisex - available at CIS)Cap or hat (mandatory, available at CIS)Primary hoodie (optional, available from Lim Meng Keng) Secondary School Polo shirt (unisex - available from Lim Meng Keng)Bermuda shorts (boys - available from Lim Meng Keng)Trousers (unisex - available from Lim Meng Keng)Skirt (girls - available from Lim Meng Keng)PE shirt (unisex - available at CIS)PE shorts (unisex - available at CIS)Cap or hat (optional, available at CIS)Secondary hoodie (optional, available from Lim Meng Keng) Further details regarding the uniform and what our students need to wear when can be found in the parent handbook. read more

School fee comparison 2017/2018 and 2018/2019

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School fee comparison 2017/2018 and 2018/2019.   Lakeside Campus Tanjong Katong Campus English mainstream programme 2017/2018 2018/2019 2017/2018 2018/2019 Nursery (half day programme) S$13,500.00 S$13,500.00 S$13,100.00 S$13,100.00 Nursery (full day programme) S$24,000.00 S$24,000.00 S$23,200.00 S$23,200.00 Pre-Kindergarten (half day programme) S$19,130.00 S$19,130.00 S$18,700.00 S$18,700.00 Pre-Kindergarten (full day programme) S$31,330.00 S$31,330.00 S$30,510.00 S$30,510.00 Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 S$31,330.00 S$31,330.00 S$30,510.00 S$30,510.00 Grades 4 to 6 S$34,290.00 S$34,940.00 S$33,460.00 S$34,100.00 Grades 7 to 10 S$38,180.00 S$38,900.00 N/A N/A Grades 11 to 12 S$38,710.00 S$39,940.00 N/A N/A Secondary school English foundation programme $29,000.00 $29,000.00 N/A N/A   Lakeside Campus Tanjong Katong Campus Bilingual programme 2017/2018 2018/2019 2017/2018 2018/2019 Junior Kindergarten to Senior Kindergarten S$31,330.00 S$32,330.00 S$30,510.00 S$31,510.00 Grade 1 S$31,330.00 S$32,830.00 S$30,510.00 S$32,010.00 Grades 2 and 3 S$34,030.00 S$34,330.00 S$33,210.00 S$33,510.00 Grades 4 to 6 S$36,990.00 S$37,940.00 S$36,160.00 S$37,100.00 QUESTIONS ABOUT THE 2018/2019 FEES Why have bilingual fees increased? We remain committed to ensuring our bilingual programme is the best in the region. In order to meet our high standards, we employ full time Chinese literacy coaches and have added, and continue to add, a wide range of resources (including Chinese readers and a variety of multimedia resources) to help benefit learning and enhance students’ Chinese language proficiency. Why is the increase higher in the diploma programme (DP - grades 11 and 12)? The diploma programme fee increase takes into account additional resources including a further university advisor as well as a social-emotional counsellor to help each student be successful in their DP journey. We remain committed to hiring high quality, experienced DP teachers and maintaining a low DP student:teacher ratio. While we are committed to delivering the highest quality programme, CIS remains one of the most competitively priced and affordable DP options in Singapore. Fee Comparison read more

Fees

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Fees Fees and financial information Annual fees consist of tuition fees, and if applicable, support programme or miscellaneous fees. CIS does not charge any ongoing building and development fees or levies. Goods and Services Tax All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollars (S$) and are inclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax where applicable. In the event of GST changes, all fees will be recalculated to reflect the said change. Application fee A non-refundable application fee of S$2,500.00 must accompany all applications. In the event the application fee is not paid, the application will be rejected. Students who leave CIS and wish to return at any point in the future must submit a new application. Please see the policy regarding returning students for more information. Confirmation fee First Child S$3,500.00 Second Child S$2,800.00 The confirmation fee is waived for the third and any subsequent children. 2018/2019 tuition fees - Lakeside Campus Lakeside Campus tuition fees (English programme) Per semesterAnnual fees Nursery (half day programme)S$6,750.00S$13,500.00Nursery (full day programme)S$12,000.00S$24,000.00Pre-Kindergarten (half day programme)S$9,565.00S$19,130.00Pre-Kindergarten (full day programme)S$15,665.00S$31,330.00Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3S$15,665.00S$31,330.00Grades 4 to 6S$17,470.00S$34,940.00Grades 7 to 10S$19,450.00S$38,900.00Grades 11 to 12S$19,970.00S$39,940.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees(Chinese-English bilingual programme)Per semesterAnnual fees Junior Kindergarten to Senior KindergartenS$16,165.00S$32,330.00Grade 1S$16,415.00S$32,830.00Grades 2 and 3S$17,165.00S$34,330.00Grades 4 to 6S$18,970.00S$37,940.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees (French-English bilingual programme)Per semesterAnnual fees Grade 1S$15,665.00S$31,330.00Grade 2S$15,665.00S$31,330.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees (Secondary School Foundation programme)Every six months   Annual fees Secondary School Foundation programmeS$14,500.00S$29,000.00 2018/2019 tuition fees - Tanjong Katong Campus Tanjong Katong Campus tuition fees (English programme) Per semester      Annual fees Nursery (half day programme)S$   6,550.00S$13,100.00Nursery (full day programme)S$11,600.00S$23,200.00Pre-Kindergarten (half day programme)S$   9,350.00S$18,700.00Pre-Kindergarten (full day programme)S$15,255.00S$30,510.00Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3S$15,255.00S$30,510.00Grades 4 to 6S$17,050.00S$34,100.00 Tanjong Katong Campus Tuition Fees  (Chinese-English bilingual programme)Per SemesterAnnual Fees Junior Kindergarten to Senior KindergartenS$15,755.00S$31,510.00Grade 1S$16,005.00S$32,010.00Grades 2 and 3S$16,755.00S$33,510.00Grades 4 to 6S$18,550.00S$37,100.00 Support programme fees Support Programme Fees, where applicable, are invoiced separately, and are payable by the date outlined on your invoice. Refunds, if any, are subject to CIS’ Refund Policy. Support Programmes Per semester Annual fees English Language Learners (ELL) S$2,000.00 S$4,000.00 English Language Learners (ELL) Intensive Programme S$2,375.00 S$4,750.00 Learning Support (LS) S$2,000.00 S$4,000.00 Payment of fees All fees must be paid before the commencement of each semester by the date outlined on your invoice. Refunds, if any, are subject to CIS’ Refund Policy. Payment modes are cash, nets, bank transfer or credit card. Bank details By telegraphic transfer/wire Account name: Canadian International School Pte Ltd Bank name: CIMB Bank Berhad Bank code: 7986 Branch code: 001 Account number: 2000392486 Swift code: CIBBSGSG Branch address: 50 Raffles Place #01-02 Singapore Land Tower Singapore 048623 Account type: Current Account Please note that all remittance fees and charges must be borne by the payer. The last 9 characters of your invoice number serve as the bank transfer/wire reference number. By cheque Cheques in Singapore dollars, must be made payable to “Canadian International School Pte Ltd” and delivered by mail or in person. Please indicate invoice number on the back of the cheque. By cash/nets Cash or nets payments, in Singapore dollars are accepted. Payments can be made at the Finance counter in main reception during office hours. By credit card Credit card payments can be made via independent third party provider CardUp at https://cardup.co/cis. CardUp charges processing fees for all credit card payments: 2.6% for Singapore credit cards, and 3.3% for international cards. Please contact our Finance Department at +65 6467 1732 for further information. Late payment charges CIS will impose a late payment fees and/or interest on late payment of 1% per month or part there of on any fee payments that are not received by the due date that is indicated on the invoice. CIS considers payment made 1 day after the invoice due date(s) as late. Pro-rating of fees New students commencing classes midway through a semester may have their Tuition Fees and Support Programme Fees (if applicable) prorated by month. This means that new students commencing classes mid-month are required to pay Tuition Fees and Support Programme Fees (if applicable) for the entire month. The pro-rated Tuition Fees and Support Programme Fees payable for each month of the School Year vary from month to month based on the fees to be consumed. The Fees payable for midway entry can be requested from CIS. Miscellaneous fees Save for Physical Education uniforms and IB DP fieldwork expenses (if applicable), the following are non-mandatory miscellaneous expenses, which may be required for successful participation in each grade. The list of miscellaneous expenses set out below is an estimate and does not purport to be comprehensive or exhaustive. Miscellaneous fees once paid are non refundable. Item Price range Field work / Excursion Week ** Depending on the arrangement, geographic location and other factors as specified by the requirements of the courseFieldwork Excursion Week are part of the Outdoor Excursion Programme. Participating Students will be informed of the costs no more than three (3) months before the commencement of the respective activity. S$1.00 to S$5,000.00* Additional copies of yearbooks (excludes postage) (First copy is provided free of charge to students) S$50.00 each Copies of transcripts for existing students (excludes postage) S$5.00 each Postage (for yearbooks, transcripts, etc.) S$0.30 to S$200.00 (depending on geographic location) Hats and caps S$18.00 each Physical Education uniform (view pricelist here) S$15.00 to S$400.00 Replacement ID cards (parents and students) S$20.00 each Replacement or additional lanyard/card holders (parents and students) S$5.00 each Lost or damaged textbooks, library books or equipment (initial copies of textbooks are provided free of charge) Price will depend on value of item Activities - fees for goods used/services provided, attire, etc. Note: Enrolment in activities is not compulsory. S$2.00 to S$3,000.00 Stationery, bags, clear folders, consumables and materials S$0.50 to S$100.00 Photocopying/Printing Free for the first 5 pages* and then S$0.10 a page (A4 non-color) or S$0.20 a page (A4 color) *A3 is equivalent to two A4 page Locks (for lockers) S$15.00 each Bank charges All bank charges incurred as a result of and/or in connection with Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) or GIRO and returned cheques or transfers shall be borne by the payer. Examination, testing and marking fees S$1.00 to S$2,000.00 *Miscellaneous fees refer to the fees which the students shall pay when applicable. Such fees are normally connected by CIS when the need arises. The figures set out in the table are estimates only and students will be advised of the actual amounts in the invoice/statement/receipt issued by CIS. Downloads Fee schedule 2018/2019 Refund policy Offer of placements and / or deferment Fee protection scheme Master FPS insurance certificate Medical insurance information read more

Entry requirements

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Students must meet CIS’ entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission. Our Admissions Executives will happily answer any questions you might have about your child's eligibility. Entry requirements Students must meet CIS’ entry requirements Students must meet CIS’ entry requirements in order to be eligible for admission. Our Admissions Executives will happily answer any questions you might have about your child's eligibility. Rolling admission We accept students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 throughout the year, although places are subject to vacancy. Entry into Grades 9 and 10 is open until the last Monday in February each school year, while entry into Grades 11 and 12 (the IB Diploma Programme) is only open to Grade 11 students during the first two weeks of the school year*. *Any exceptions will be addressed by Admissions, and discussed with the Secondary School Principal. Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) approval In accordance with Singapore law, students aged 6 or older who are Singapore Citizens (by either birth or registration) must be granted approval by the Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) to study at CIS. Children aged 2 to 5 (Nursery to Senior Kindergarten) do not require MOE approval. Our Admissions Department will submit the necessary applications to the MOE before a place at CIS has been formally offered. Age requirements Our minimum age requirements for entry into each grade level are in the table below (children must reach the required age by the month / date indicated). While these guidelines are an indication of the required age for each grade level, CIS will in exceptional circumstances accept students who are up to one year older than the grade level age. This is subject to approval of the School. Grade Level Age Birth Date (students must be the required age on or before the date indicated below) Nursery* Nursery commences in August 2017 2 31 December Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K)* 3 31 December Junior Kindergarten (JK)* 4 31 December Senior Kindergarten (SK)* 5 31 December Grade 1 6 31 December Grade 2 7 31 December Grade 3 8 31 December Grade 4 9 31 December Grade 5 10 31 December Grade 6 11 31 December Grade 7 12 31 December Grade 8 13 31 December Grade 9 14 31 December Grade 10 15 31 December Grade 11** 16 31 December Grade 12** 17 31 December *With the exception of Nursery (where toilet training is included in the programme), children joining our Kindergarten programme must be completely toilet trained. **The Diploma Programme is for students aged 16 to 19. Any age exceptions will be subject to the approval of the Secondary School Principal. English language requirements CIS English language proficiency requirements vary depending on a student’s grade. The English Language Learner (ELL) programme is mandatory for students in Grades 1 through 10, if, after English proficiency assessment, CIS determines that the student requires this support programme. Both students and parents, by enrolling their child before or after assessment, agree to participate in the ELL programme as directed by the School. ELL grade level requirements Kindergarten Students entering Nursery, Pre-Kindergarten, Junior Kindergarten, or Senior Kindergarten programme are not formally assessed for English proficiency prior to admission. They are immersed in an English-speaking environment inside the regular classroom. Homeroom teachers are oriented to the needs of young children who are not speakers of English and can consult with a member of the English Language Learner (ELL) Team on a case-by-case basis for assistance. Grades 1 to 5 Students entering Grades 1 through Grade 5 whose first language is not English are formally assessed at CIS for English proficiency either prior to admission or during the initial weeks of school. Assessment procedures vary by grade level so that they are appropriate to the age of the student. Grades 6 to 10 Students entering Grades 6 through Grade 10 whose first language is not English, or who are coming from a school where the language of instruction is not English, will be required to sit for an English proficiency test determined by CIS. Aptis Teen is an innovative English assessment tool designed by the British Council that assesses students’ English proficiency in four areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The cost for the test is S$95 inclusive of GST (for tests conducted in Singapore). Students are placed into one of six phases of language acquisition (where 1 is a beginner and 6 is proficient) after they have been tested. Since the application fee is non-refundable, applications should only be submitted when it is clear that your child meets the English entry requirement level. Aptis scores and entry guidelines Grade Level Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Phase 5 and 6 Grade 6 Eligible for August entry High Phase 2 for January entry Eligible Eligible Eligible Grade 7 Not eligible Eligible Eligible Eligible Grade 8 Not eligible August entry: eligibleJanuary entry: high phase 3 in Aptis test Eligible Eligible Grade 9 Not eligible August entry: eligibleJanuary entry: high phase 4 in Aptis test Eligible Grade 10 Not eligible Eligible Grades 11 and 12 Students entering Grade 11 must be proficient in academic English, as there is no ELL programme or support for students in Grades 11 or 12. Applicants whose first language is not English, should only apply if they have exited from an English language support programme by the end of Grade 10. Chinese-English bilingual entry requirements Chinese-English bilingual entry requirements Places in CIS’ Chinese / English Bilingual Programme are subject to availability. Entry requirements are outlined in the grid below. Students applying for Grades 2 to 6 may be required to sit English and/or Chinese proficiency assessments in order to determine eligibility. Grades Requirements Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) No language requirements Junior Kindergarten No language requirements Senior Kindergarten (SK) Students entering SK after October are required to demonstrate proficiency in either English or Chinese Grade 1 Students must be native or near-native in English or Chinese Grade 2 Native or near native speakers of English and/or Chinese High Phase 2 - English Language Learners High Stage 2 - Chinese Grade 3 Native or near native speakers of English and/or Chinese Phase 3 - English Language Learners Stage 3 - Chinese Grade 4 Native or near native speakers of English and/or Chinese Phase 3 - English Language Learners Stage 4 - Chinese Grades 5 and 6 Students must be native or near-native in both languages French-English Bilingual entry requirements French-English Bilingual entry requirements Entry requirements for the French-English bilingual programme are outlined below. Please note that these are subject to change. Grades Requirements Grade 1 Native or near native in French OR English Grade 2 Stage 2 French and phase 2 English Secondary School Foundation programme Students entering the Secondary School Foundation programme will be required to submit past transcripts, school reports, testimonials and recommendations (3 years’ worth of records are typically required). Students are also required to demonstrate a basic required level of English proficiency to enter the Foundation programme and to determine level placement. Applicants must undertake the British Council Aptis test in order to ascertain they meet the minimum English requirements which are outlined below: Secondary Foundation Programme Stage CIS Phase Minimum CEFR (Common European Framework) Entry level Stage 1 1 A1 Stage 2 2 A2 Learning support Although CIS provides limited assistance for students with learning challenges (from Grade 1 onwards) who meet our admissions criteria, it is expected that all students are able to function and enjoy learning in our regular classes and programmes with minimal assistance or accommodation. If your child is currently receiving special services such as remedial teaching, speech/language therapy or an enrichment programme, please inform us at the beginning of the application process. Compulsory nature of support programmes Applications are reviewed, and whenever possible, any support services that will be required by a student are communicated before a decision regarding acceptance is made. CIS support programmes (Learning Support and English Language Learning) are compulsory if the outcome of an assessment determines it is necessary. Graduation from support programmes is determined by the School. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Boarding at Oldham Hall

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Boarding at Oldham Hall CIS has an arrangement with ACS Oldham Hall in Singapore, a premium local boarding facility. Oldham Hall offers: Accommodation for students 12 years and upA staff to boarder ratio of 1: 12A central location: between Newton and Stevens MRT StationsDoor to door school bus service can be organised via Yeap transportA mandatory study period between 7.30 and 9.30pm from Monday - ThursdayOrganised after school and weekend activitiesPastoral care provided by fully-trained residential house masters / mistressesStaff onsite 24-hours per day, and all staff are background checkedGym, swimming pool, pantry, study rooms, and laundry on siteWireless internet  Contact Oldham Hall for any accommodation related inquiries: T: +65 63598108E: marcom@oldhamhall.orgOffice hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm read more

FAQs

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FAQs Frequently asked questions We understand that navigating a new school can be a sometimes stressful experience. This page has the answers to some of our commonly asked questions. If you would like any other information regarding enrolling your child at CIS, please contact our friendly Admissions Team by submitting our online inquiry form. What are CIS’ school hours? The school day runs from 8:30am to 3:30pm, with half day options for our nursery and pre-kindergarten students.  The timetable for Lakeside Primary can be viewed hereThe timetable for Lakeside Secondary can be viewed hereThe timetable for Tanjong Katong can be viewed here When does the school year start and end? Dates for the 2018/2019 school year are listed below. The printable calendar with key dates can be viewed here. SemesterDateSemester One13 August 2018 - 18 January 2019Semester Two21 January 2019 - 13 June 2019 How many students are there at CIS? There are approximately 3,000 students across both the Lakeside (LKS) and Tanjong Katong (TK) campuses. How many nationalities are represented at CIS? Our student body comes from over 70 nations, and we have no one dominant nationality. We are a school that truly celebrates their internationalism. Does CIS have a waitlist? There is high demand for places at the Canadian International School and waitlists do exist for a number of year groups. For information on the availability of places, please contact our Admissions Executives for further information. It is advisable to apply for places early for their children. Does the Canadian International School (CIS) have a Canadian curriculum? The Canadian International School is an International Baccalaureate School. Nursery Inspired by the IB PYP framework, our curriculum focuses on developing children's foundational social, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as their fine and gross motor skiils. Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 10 Reflecting our international context, our curriculum draws from the best curricula globally and is delivered within the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and IB Middle Years (MYP) framework. Grades 11 and 12 The Diploma Programme follows a curriculum set by the IB. This ensures that students globally are studying the same course material and are prepared for examinations at the end of Grade 12. One of the benefits of an IB education is the portability that it brings for our globally mobile community. We have found that our students are able to seamlessly transition to both other IB schools, and back to their national curriculum. Are all teachers at CIS Canadian? Approximately 50% of our teachers are Canadian.They are joined by colleagues from other countries as well (for example: Australia, the UK, Europe, New Zealand and USA). Are all teachers at CIS qualified? Yes, all the teachers at CIS are formally qualified, and have prior teaching experience. Individual profiles of our teachers can be viewed in the staff directory. Are there English Language entry requirements at CIS? CIS English language proficiency requirements vary depending on a student’s grade. A detailed overview of the requirements can be found in the Entry requirements section on this website. Will my child learn another language at CIS? The Canadian International School offers an extensive language programme, meeting a wide range of needs and interests. Our Global Language Programme page outlines what is offered across the grades. CIS also offers an 'After School Language Programme', offering support in both mother tongue maintenance, and language acquisition. Will my child need to bring a computer to school? Students in Grades 4 to 6 must have an iPad, while students in Grades 7 through 12 must have their own MacBook computer at school every day. Students bring their device to school each day, and take it home in the evening. Visit our Digital Literacy page to learn more about our "One to World Programme". Does CIS have a school bus service? Yes, we provide an independent, local school bus operator (Yeap Transport) to provide door-to-door bus transportation for our students. Full details can be found on this page of our website. Does CIS have a school uniform? Yes, we have a school uniform that all students wear. Details can be found on this page of our website. Can my child buy lunch and snacks at school? Sodexo is the school caterer and we have canteens at both campuses. Lunch and snacks are included in the school fees for all Kindergarten students, while students in Grades 1 to 12 can purchase lunch and/or snacks from the canteen, or may bring a packed lunch from home. This document provides more detailed information regarding the canteen. Do I need to pay for textbooks? Most materials for classes are supplied by CIS. There will be some incidental costs that parents incur with equipment needed for class. Please visit the fees section our our website for further details regarding miscellaneous fees. Is there an attendance policy at CIS? Students are expected to attend school at all times unless excused by their parents or guardians appointed by their parents. The minimum attendance requirement for all students is 90%. Please refer to our Attendance Policy for further details. Does CIS have a Parent and Teacher association (PTA)? Yes. All parents and legal guardians with students enrolled at CIS are automatically members of the PTA. There is a PTA at each of our campuses - Lakeside and Tanjong Katong. The school year All courses/grades are yearlong ‘courses’ and follow an academic year which begins in August and ends in June. Our calendar provides details on Semester start dates and scheduled holidays for the respective school year. What is a course? CIS is an international school that offers programmes for students from 2 to approximately 18 years of age. "Courses" at CIS are commonly referred to as grades. Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten are offered as half day (3 hour) or full day programmes. All other grades are offered on a full time basis and students attend school 5 days per week (Monday to Friday). Details including the minimum entry requirements for each grade level, a brief course (grade) write up, and the details of the relevant awarding and/or governing body/bodies can be found in the course write ups can be found below. Grade/Course Year Nursery 2017/2018 (course schedule) 2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-PYP - Pre-Kindergarten 2017/2018 (course schedule)2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-PYP - Junior Kindergarten IB-PYP - Senior Kindergarten IB-PYP - Grade 1 IB-PYP - Grade 2 IB-PYP - Grade 3 IB-PYP - Grade 4 IB-PYP - Grade 5 IB-PYP - Grade 6 IB-MYP - Grade 7 2017/2018 (course schedule)2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-MYP - Grade 8 IB-MYP - Grade 9 IB-MYP - Grade 10 IB-DP - Grade 11 2017/2018 (course schedule)2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-DP - Grade 12 Report cards There are expected attendance periods in order for formal report cards to be issued. The following date guidelines on report cards and summative letters for students joining CIS midway through the semester or leaving early are: Primary School (Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6) Semester one Late arrivals: Students who arrive before October break will receive an end of Semester 1 report.Students who arrive at CIS between October break and 3rd week in November will receive a summative letter. Early departures: Students who depart from CIS prior to the October break, will not receive a Semester 1 report.Students who have attended through the semester, but leave CIS between the 4th week of October and December break, will receive a written report. This report card will be mailed to the student’s new residential address when the other students receive their report cards. Semester two Late arrivals: Students who join CIS prior to the March break will receive a Semester 2 report card.Students who join CIS between first of April and end of first week of May will receive a summative letter.Students who arrive on or after the 2nd week of May will not receive a report card or summative letter. Early departures: Students departing CIS prior to the end of February, will not receive a Semester 2 report card.Students who have been enrolled for semester 2, but depart between the beginning of March and end of school year will receive a written report card. This report card will be mailed to the student’s new residential address after the last day of school in June. Secondary School (Grades 7 to 10) Secondary students will not receive a progress or semester report card under the following conditions: Students enter CIS 3 weeks (or more) after the reporting period has commenced. Students leave CIS 3 weeks (or earlier) before the end the reporting period. Tuition fees (course fees) Full details regarding tuition (course /grade level) fees and our refund policy can be found on this page. Teacher:student ratio and class sizes The staff:student ratio at CIS is 1:11.5, and all classes are staffed to ensure an optimal learning environment. As in all international school settings, the number of students in a class will fluctuate throughout the academic year - in line with demand and peak periods for admission and withdrawal. In the kindergarten years, teachers are supported by a full-time educational assistant, allowing teachers to focus on each child’s emotional, social and emotional well-being is a core focus. Our bilingual classes (junior kindergarten to grade 6) have two teachers per class. Students will learn in Chinese one day, and in English the next. In addition to the teacher, each class is supported by an educational assistant. Is CIS a baby bonus approved institution? Yes, we are an Approved Institution under the Baby Bonus Scheme. Parents of Singaporean children who have a Child Development Account (CDA), can now use funds from that account to pay their child(ren)’s Kindergarten tuition fees. Parents may also use funds from a sibling’s CDA account to pay Kindergarten tuition fees. How do I make payment? Tuition payments from your child’s CDA can only be made via GIRO or NETS. For payment by GIRO you must obtain a CDA Interbank GIRO application from your bank and bring it to the Finance counter in the Main Office. If you wish to pay by NETS, you will have to obtain a Baby Bonus NETS Card from your bank and pay at Finance counter in the Main Office. What information do I have to provide to CIS? The MSF requires Approved Institutions to collect certain information and documentation when tuition fee payments are made via CDA. A list of the information we require from you can be found here. Where can I learn more about the Baby Bonus scheme? More information about the Baby Bonus scheme can be found on the MFS Baby Bonus website. If you have any questions concerning CIS’s procedures for collecting tuition fee payments via CDA, please email our Finance Department. Does CIS appoint recruitment agents to assist students with school applications? CIS has appointed both local and overseas recruitment agents to assist parents with school applications. Agents are appointed/ reviewed annually, and monitored on an ongoing basis. If you are an agent and are interested in learning more, please contact admissions@cis.edu.sg. A list of the agents currently appointed by CIS can be viewed on this page. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Docusign complete later

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Thank you for viewing the Canadian International School (CIS) Student Contract. The system has indicated that you have elected to execute the contract signing at a later date. Should you wish to resume your session, please access the CIS Student Contract via the link provided to you in the original email. Please note that the contract must be signed within 14 days from the contract issuance date to guarantee your child’s placement at CIS. If you need assistance, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at contracts@cis.edu.sg. read more

Docusign view complete

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Thank you for viewing the Canadian International School (CIS) Student Contract. Should you wish to resume your session, please access the Canadian International School (CIS) Student Contract via the link provided to you in the original email. Please note that the contract must be signed within 14 days from the contract issuance date to guarantee your child’s placement at CIS. If you need assistance, or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at contracts@cis.edu.sg. read more

Docusign - signing complete

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Thank you for electronically signing the Canadian International School (CIS) Student Contract/ Supplemental Contract. A soft copy of the signed contract will be sent to you shortly via email. Please retain this copy for your records. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at contracts@cis.edu.sg. read more

Download centre

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Required forms (all students) Application form Application process Application check list Representative form Caregiver form Parent ID card request form Student ID card request form Parent ID card replacement form Information only Prospectus Information for international students - Singapore laws and information read more

Student Contract Video

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Student contract videoWatch a video that walks you through the 2017/2018 Student Contract. read more

Open houses and tours

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Open houses and tours Spend a morning with us Spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask questions about our programmes, and tour our school and see classes in action. If our open house dates do not suit your schedule, please select the inquire option on the form below and book a personal tour. We look forward to meeting you on campus. Lakeside Campus open houses NEXT TOUR ● 13 September 2018 15 November 2018 17 January 2019 Tanjong Katong Campus open houses NEXT TOUR ● 26 September 2018 28 November 2018 16 January 2019 The staff at CIS are approachable, and students are encouraged to communicate academic or social concerns with their teachers. Mahi Tiwari Parent, April 2018 SEE MORE LIKE THIS The staff at CIS are approachable, and students are encouraged to communicate academic or social concerns with their teachers. The emphasis on the holistic wellbeing of students is also great – they’re not confined to book knowledge or traditional classrooms. CIS aims at developing character with an emphasis on real-world exposure, such as the community and service work during excursions, interaction with other students during Model United Nations, sports matches and field trips. The highlight of the school year for us is the UN food fair and parade. Photo by Expat Living SEE MORE LIKE THIS Our three daughters are currently enrolled in the Chinese-English bilingual program. We are very happy with CIS’ dedication to teaching the Chinese language. They are truly committed to being one of the best Chinese-English bilingual programs in Singapore. Antonio Martinez and Tania Léger Parents, June 2018 SEE MORE LIKE THIS Our three daughters are currently enrolled in the Chinese-English bilingual program. We are very happy with CIS’ dedication to teaching the Chinese language. They are truly committed to being one of the best Chinese-English bilingual programs in Singapore. The children like that the school has many resources and great facilities including a good library, iPads and an Outdoor Discovery Centre that allows them to explore, learn and play in the great outdoors. The girls also love their teachers… and even the curriculum! Laia had the opportunity to sing in a musical and dissect a brain this year – something she would have never done in her previous school. In addition to providing a strong academic curriculum, there are also plenty of opportunities (Open Minds, STEAM, CCAs, playing musical instruments, performing in a school musical, swimming, and sports) for personal development. Photo by Honeykids SEE MORE LIKE THIS The best international experience "'Our children have gone to a number of international schools in this region, however our experience at CIS has been the best.' Manjot Deol, Secondary School Parent (2013)" Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Request for Inquiry ID Thank You Page

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Thank you for submitting your interest in the Canadian International School. An Inquiry ID has been sent to the email address indicated in the form. Please contact us at admissions@cis.edu.sg if you need assistance during the application process. read more

Request For Information Thank You Page

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Thank you for registering your interest in the Canadian International School. Our Admissions Executives will be in touch within 3 working days. read more

Inquire

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We welcome inquiries We understand that selecting a school for your child is a big decision. Our admissions team are extremely knowledgeable about our school and are here to help with any questions that you may have. Whether you are looking for a little bit more information, or if just want to talk to someone about your child and how they will fit in to school life, we are here to help. If you’d like us to get in touch via email, complete the form on this page and we will respond within two working days. You can also reach us on our admissions hotline +65 6734 8088, or via chat (see the box at the bottom of this page) during work hours. We look forward to speaking with you. Inquiry form Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Apply online

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Apply online Apply now Thank you for considering a CIS education for your child. Note that it will take you approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the application form. You will be required to enter your passport details (both parent and child) in the online application form, so it is advisable that you have these documents at hand. Our Admissions Executives will acknowledge receipt of your application within 3 working days. Online application is under maintenance. If you need any assistance, please contact our Admission Department at admissions@cis.edu.sg. Confidentiality Policy Data & information collected will be treated as confidential and is for official use by the school only. Unless requested by government agencies, written permission will be obtained from you if the data is used for purposes beyond the original intent. Apply Now Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more