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Required forms (all students) Application process and checklist Representative form Caregiver form Parent ID card request form School uniform price list PE uniform and house league shirt price list Terms and Conditions Information only Prospectus Pre-admission counselling for international students read more


FAQs Frequently asked questions We understand that navigating a new school can sometimes be a stressful experience. This page has the answers to some of the most 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 2019/2020 school year are listed below. The printable calendar with key dates can be viewed here. SemesterDateSemester One13 August 2019 - 17 January 2019Semester Two20 January 2020 - 18 June 2020 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 80 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 a place as early as possible. 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 skills. 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 caregivers appointed by their parents. The minimum attendance requirement for all students is 90%. Please refer to our Attendance Policy for further details (this policy can also be found in clause 7.8 of the parent handbook). 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 below. Grade/Course Year Nursery 2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-PYP - Pre-Kindergarten 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 2018/2019 (course schedule) IB-MYP - Grade 8 IB-MYP - Grade 9 IB-MYP - Grade 10 IB-DP - Grade 11 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. 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. 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 two full-time instructional assistants in nursery and one full-time instructional assistant in pre-kindergarten, junior and senior kindergarten, allowing teachers to focus on each child’s emotional and social well-being. 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 instructional assistant. 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 A list of the agents currently appointed by CIS can be viewed on this page. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

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Boarding at Oldham Hall

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 organised by Oldham Hall A 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

School uniforms

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 School uniform price list and measurements (these items are on sale at Lim Meng Keng)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)Cap or hat (mandatory, available at CIS)Primary hoodie (optional, available from Lim Meng Keng) Nursery students do not need a PE uniform. From August 2019, Kindergarten students will not need PE uniforms. 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

Application process

Application process The application process begins with the submission of an application form, payment of the application fee, and submission of supporting documents. Our entry requirements page outlines what you need to know before submitting an application. Step 1 Complete the application form Applications can be submitted using the soft copy of the application form, or by submitting an application online. All applications must be accompanied by the compulsory non-refundable application fee of S$2,500.00. Step 2 Submit the supporting documents to our Admissions Department The following documents must be sent to our Admissions team after you submit your application. All original documents must be produced in order to verify their authenticity. All current and past transcripts, school reports, testimonials and recommendations (3 years worth of records are required)*.Photocopy of all relevant psycho educational or special education evaluation reports* (if applicable).3 passport size photographs (approximately 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm). Please write student's name on the back of the photographs.Photocopy of student's passport(s).Photocopy of student's birth certificate*.Photocopy of student's immunisation records*.  Diphtheria and Measles immunisation is compulsory by law in Singapore.Photocopy of each parent’s passport.Photocopy of each legal guardian’s passport (if applicable).Original deed, will or court order to indicate guardianship/custody* (if applicable).Photocopy of the representative form (if applicable).Photocopy of the caregiver form (if applicable).Photocopy of the caregiver’s passport (if applicable). * These documents must be supplied to the Admissions Department in English. Documents which are not in English will need to be translated. Translations must be carried out by a Notary Public, a Translation Agency or your own National Embassy. Acceptance to CIS is based on a comprehensive review of all compulsory and/or requested documentation. This may include, but is not limited to: Consideration of a student's age and/or the most recent grade level completed. Successful school report cards review. Student profile considerations such as behaviour, social skills, work ethic, attitude, English proficiency level and additional learning support needs, if any, required by the student at the current school. CIS may require assessments, and/or permission to contact teachers at the student’s current school. Step 3 Upon acceptance of a place at CIS, execute the CIS Student Contract The CIS Student Contract must be executed by both parties (if the parent is agreeable to the terms and conditions of the contract) within 14 days from the issue date of the contract to confirm a student’s enrolment. The Student Contract is a legal document that protects and assures the rights and conditions of the Student whilst enrolled at a Private Education Institution (PEI), in this case, the Canadian International School (CIS). Why do I need to sign a student contract? It is a legal requirement that all Students must enter into the Student Contract. The Student Contract is a critical document that helps to minimise future disputes, therefore, it is essential that it be completely understood by the Student (parents/legal guardians where a student is younger than 18 years of age) prior to enrolment. This video walks you through the contract, and this FAQ document answers a number of commonly asked questions. CIS 2019/2020 Student Contract Terms and conditions In addition to the student contract, all families who apply to CIS need to read and agree to the CIS Standard Terms and Conditions. Please note that you will receive a copy of the Terms and Conditions via email - you do not need to print and sign the following PDF document.  CIS 2019/2020 Terms and Conditions Supplemental Contract Once the student contract has been signed, a simpler supplemental contract must be signed on an annual basis. Supplemental student contracts for existing students who have already signed the original student contract must be signed by March each school year. If the supplemental contract is not signed by the necessary deadline, a student’s enrolment for the following school year will not be confirmed. If you have any queries regarding the CIS Student Contract, our Terms and Conditions, or the Supplemental contract, please contact our Admissions team at Step 4 Pay the confirmation fee An invoice will be issued for the confirmation fee after the student contract is signed. This fee must be paid and received by the School by the due date indicated on the invoice. Should this not happen, both the place offered and the student contract will lapse. Step 5 Submit final documentation before school starts Students may start school as soon as all of these documents have been submitted to the Admissions Department: Photocopy of Student’s Dependant's Pass / Student's Pass / NRIC – Singaporean and Permanent Resident* (whichever is applicable). Photocopy of Parent's / Legal Guardian's Employment Pass / Dependant's Pass / NRIC - Singaporean and Permanent Resident* (whichever is applicable). Student Medical Form. *For Permanent Residents (PRs) please provide a copy of the Re-Entry Permit indicating the PR Number and the Re-Entry Permit Expiry Date. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

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Thank you for submitting your online application. Our Admissions Executives will acknowledge your application within 3 working days. A non-refundable application fee of S$2,500.00 must accompany all applications. The application fee can be paid by bank transfer, or by cash / nets at the finance counter at either one of our campuses. Full payment details can be found in this fee schedule.  read more

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Apply Online Apply now Thank you for considering a CIS education for your child. It takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the online application. As you will need to enter your child’s passport details, it is advisable that you have this document at hand. If you need assistance or have questions about our application process, please contact us at +65 6734 8088 or 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. read more

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