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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 students.  When does the school year start and end? Dates for the 2020/2021 school year are listed below. The printable calendar with key dates can be viewed here. SemesterDateSemester One3 August 2020 - 15 January 2021Semester Two18 January 2021 - 11 June 2021 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 engage 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 is offered as half day (3 hour) or full day programme. 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 2020/2021 (course schedule) IB-PYP - Pre-Kindergarten 2020/2021 (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 2020/2021 (course schedule) IB-MYP - Grade 8 IB-MYP - Grade 9 IB-MYP - Grade 10 IB-DP - Grade 11 2020/2021 (course schedule) IB-DP - Grade 12 CIS Foundation programme  2020/2021 (course schedule) 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 (pre-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. 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. 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. read more

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


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. 2020/2021 tuition fees - Lakeside campus Lakeside Campus tuition fees (English programme) Per semesterAnnual fees Nursery half day programmeS$8,250.00S$16,500.00Nursery full day programmeS$12,000.00S$24,000.00Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3S$16,050.00S$32,100.00Grades 4 to 6S$17,900.00S$35,800.00Grades 7 to 10S$19,950.00S$39,900.00Grades 11 to 12S$20,450.00S$40,900.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees(Chinese-English bilingual programme)Per semesterAnnual fees Pre-KindergartenS$16,300.00S$32,600.00Junior Kindergarten to Senior KindergartenS$16,550.00S$33,100.00Grade 1S$16,800.00S$33,600.00Grades 2 and 3S$17,550.00S$35,100.00Grades 4 to 6S$19,400.00S$38,800.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees (French-English bilingual programme)Per semesterAnnual fees Grades 2 to 3S$16,050.00S$32,100.00Grade 4S$17,900.00S$35,800.00 Lakeside Campus tuition fees (CIS Foundation programme)Every six months   Annual fees Students aged 10 to 14 S$18,275.00S$36,550.00  2020/2021 tuition fees - Tanjong Katong campus Tanjong Katong Campus tuition fees (English programme) Per semester      Annual fees Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3S$15,635.00S$31,270.00Grades 4 to 6S$17,475.00S$34,950.00 Tanjong Katong Campus Tuition Fees  (Chinese-English bilingual programme)Per SemesterAnnual Fees Junior Kindergarten to Senior KindergartenS$16,135.00S$32,270.00Grade 1S$16,385.00S$32,770.00Grades 2 and 3S$17,135.00S$34,270.00Grades 4 to 6S$18,975.00S$37,950.00 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’s Refund Policy. Support Programmes Per semester Annual fees English Language Learners (ELL) S$2,500.00 S$5,000.00 Learning Support (LS) S$3,000.00 S$6,000.00 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’s Refund Policy. Payment modes are cash, nets, bank transfer or credit card. Please include your invoice number on all cheques or money deposited into CIS's bank account. If deposits do not include this detail, there will be delays in the money being offset against your account.  Bank details By telegraphic transfer/wire Account name: Canadian International School Pte Ltd Bank name: Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited Bank code: 7339 Branch code: 712 Account number: 712429604001 Swift code: OCBCSGSG Branch address: 63 Chulia Street #10-00, OCBC Centre East, Singapore 049514 Account type: Current Account Please note that all remittance fees and charges must be borne by the payer. Your invoice number serves 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 to finance at Lakeside Campus only. 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. CIS may limit the amount acceptable for cash/nets payments. By credit / debit card Credit/debit card payments can be made via independent third party provider CardUp at charges processing fees for all payments. Please refer to for details. By PayNow (participating Singapore based banks only) Log in to your bank’s internet banking platform or mobile banking app Select the option to make a transfer > and select PayNow At the PayNow transfer screen, enter this code (UEN) 199002243HDBS Verify the name of the recipient (Canadian International School) Enter the amount to be transferred Enter your CIS invoice number into the description/reference field Submit and confirm to make payment By QR Code (participating Singapore based banks only) Log in to your bank’s mobile banking app Scan the QR-code below Verify the name of the recipient (Canadian International School) Enter the amount to be transferred Enter your CIS invoice number into the description/reference field Submit and confirm to make payment 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 midmonth are required to pay tuition fees and support programme fees (if applicable) for the entire month including vacation periods. 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 course. Fieldwork 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 Online or external provided courses Price will depend on course selection *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. 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Kindergarten open house thank you

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What's on Public events School events Select programme Open Houses Language Events Creative Events Speaker Series Outdoor Learning × What's on Public events School events 13 September 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-09-13 09:00:00 2018-09-13 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Lakeside Campus, September Open House N/A Open Houses Lakeside Campus, September Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 26 September 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-09-26 09:00:00 2018-09-26 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, September Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, September Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 23 October 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-10-23 09:00:00 2018-10-23 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Lakeside Campus, October Open House N/A Open Houses Lakeside Campus, October Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 31 October 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-10-31 09:00:00 2018-10-31 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, October Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, October Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 15 November 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-11-15 09:00:00 2018-11-15 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Lakeside Campus, November Open House N/A Open Houses Lakeside Campus, November Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 28 November 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2018-11-28 09:00:00 2018-11-28 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, November Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, November Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 30 November 8:30am - 5:00pm Add to calendar 2018-11-30 08:30:00 2018-11-30 17:00:00 Asia/Singapore The 6th International School Chinese Language Educational Conference and Workshops N/A The 6th International School Chinese Language Educational Conference and Workshops 古人云:“师者,所以传道授业解惑也。” 作为一名国际汉语工作者,我们在教授语言的同时,有责任和义务把汉语背后所承载的文化、历史、传统等渗透在课程中,让外国学生在学习汉语的同时,欣赏中华文化,感受传统美德,了解文化价值;让母语学生在学习自己语言的同时,认识古今文明,传承中华文化,树立民族认同。 Info RSVP 16 January 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-01-16 09:00:00 2019-01-16 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, January Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, January Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 13 February 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-02-13 09:00:00 2019-02-13 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, February Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, February Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 6 March 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-03-06 09:00:00 2019-03-06 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, March Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, March Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 4 April 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-04-04 09:00:00 2019-04-04 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Lakeside Campus, April Open House N/A Open Houses Lakeside Campus, April Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 10 April 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-04-10 09:00:00 2019-04-10 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, April Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, April Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 8 May 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-05-08 09:00:00 2019-05-08 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Tanjong Katong, Campus, May Open House N/A Open Houses Tanjong Katong, Campus, May Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP 16 May 9:00am - 11:30am Add to calendar 2019-05-16 09:00:00 2019-05-16 11:30:00 Asia/Singapore Lakeside Campus, May Open House N/A Open Houses Lakeside Campus, May Open House We invite you and your family to spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask... Info RSVP read more


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font-size: 11px; } .hide { display:none; } Home About Activities Contact us RSVP now <!-- sliding doors --> Welcome to CIS Chinese Wonderland Step into our Chinese Wonderland for a celebration of Chinese culture. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the richness of Chinese culture, traditions, and language. Highlights include Chinese tea tasting, calligraphy workshop, dumpling demonstration, Beijing opera mask painting and a wonderful musical performance from our Senior Kindergarten Chinese-English bilingual programme students.Huali Xiong, K- 12 Principal for Chinese Language and Culture and her team will be available to answer any questions about choosing the right Chinese programme for your child.Please RSVP to secure your spot! var currentSection = 0; var fieldsToHide = ["cis_referral_source", "cis_specific_referral_source"]; function hideFields() { for(var i=0;i<fieldsToHide.length;i++) { $(".hs_"+fieldsToHide[i]).closest("fieldset").hide(); } } function showSection(startIndex) { var allFields = $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-form').find('fieldset'); var sections = allFields.not('.form-columns-0').find('.hs-richtext'); var start, end, nextIndex = 0; var sectionToShow = getSection(startIndex); if (sectionToShow) { allFields.hide();, function() { hideFields(); scrollToForm(); }); return true; } else { return false; } } function getSection(index) { var allFields = $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-form').find('fieldset'); var sections = allFields.not('.form-columns-0').find('.hs-richtext'); var start, end, nextIndex = 0; if (index >= sections.length) { return false; } start = $(sections[index]).parent().index('fieldset'); nextIndex = parseInt(index) + 1; if (nextIndex >= sections.length) { end = allFields.length; } else { end = $(sections[nextIndex]).parent().index('fieldset'); } return allFields.slice(start, end); } function search(prop, value, myArray) { var found = false; for (var i = 0; i < myArray.length; i++) { if (myArray[i].hasOwnProperty(prop) && myArray[i][prop] === value) { found = myArray[i]; return found; } } return found; } function scrollToForm() { $('html, body').animate({ scrollTop: $(".hbspt-form-wrapper").offset().top - 86 }, 0); } function prev() { currentSection = currentSection - 1 < 0 ? 0 : currentSection - 1; if($('input[name="cis_event_are_you_cis_parent"]:checked').val() === 'Yes') { currentSection = 0; } showSection(currentSection); $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-submit').hide(); $('.hs-next button').show(); if (currentSection < 1) { $('.hs-prev button').hide(); } } function next() { $('.hs-error-msgs').hide(); var allFields = $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-form').find('fieldset'); var sections = allFields.not('.form-columns-0').find('.hs-richtext'); if($('input[name="cis_event_are_you_cis_parent"]:checked').val() === 'Yes') { currentSection = sections.length - 1; } else { currentSection = currentSection + 1; } if (currentSection >= sections.length) { currentSection = sections.length - 1; } if (currentSection > 0) { $('.hs-button-prev').show(); } if (currentSection >= sections.length - 1) { $('.hs-button-next').hide(); $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-submit').show(); } showSection(currentSection); } function updateNumberOfChildren(numberOfChildren) { $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_1"]').val(numberOfChildren).change(); $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_1"]')[0].dispatchEvent(new Event('change')); $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_2"]').val(numberOfChildren).change(); $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_2"]')[0].dispatchEvent(new Event('change')); } $(document).ready(function () { $(document).on('click', '.hs-button-prev', prev); $(document).on('click', '.hs-button-next', function () { var currentFields = getSection(currentSection); var foundError = false; if(currentFields.find(':input').length) { currentFields.find(':input[required]').each(function() { if($(this).val()) { foundError = false; } else { foundError = true; return false; } }); } if(currentFields.find('.hs-error-msgs').length) { foundError = true; } if(!foundError) { next(); } else { $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-submit .hs-button').trigger('click'); } }); }); window.addEventListener('message', function (e) { if ( && === 'onFormFailedValidation') { var currentFields = getSection(currentSection); var foundError = false; if (currentFields.find(':input').length) { currentFields.find(':input').each(function () { var field = search('name', $(this).attr('name'),; if (field && !field.valid) { $('.hs-error-msgs').show(); foundError = true; return false; } }); if (currentFields.find('.hs-error-msgs').length) { currentFields.find('.hs-error-msgs').show(); foundError = true; } } if (!foundError) { next(); } } }); --> hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: "5359375", formId: "a2cd4c6f-10a4-422e-a065-b057987d4b12", locale: 'en', translations: { en: { required: "This field is required", } }, onFormReady: function () { var allFields = $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-form').find('fieldset'); var sections = allFields.not('.form-columns-0').find('.hs-richtext'); allFields.hide(); $('.hbspt-form-wrapper .hs-submit').hide(); showSection(0); $('.hs-prev button').hide(); $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_1"], select[name="cis_number_of_children_hidden_2"]').hide(); function preventNumberInput(e){ var regex = new RegExp("^[a-zA-Z ]+$"); var str = String.fromCharCode(!e.charCode ? e.which : e.charCode); if (regex.test(str)) { return true; } else { e.preventDefault(); return false; } } $('input[name=firstname]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=lastname]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('button.hs-button-next').click(function() { $('input[name=cis_first_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_first_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_second_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_second_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_third_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_third_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fourth_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fourth_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fifth_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fifth_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); }); $('input[name="cis_event_are_you_cis_parent"]').change(function(e) { var isParent = $('input[name=cis_event_are_you_cis_parent]:checked').val(); if(isParent == "No") { $('select[name=cis_number_of_children_interested_in_attending]').change(function(e) { $('button.hs-button-next').click(function() { $('input[name=cis_first_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_first_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_second_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_second_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_third_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_third_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fourth_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fourth_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fifth_child_first_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); $('input[name=cis_fifth_child_last_name]').keypress(function(e) { preventNumberInput(e); }); }); }); } }); $(document).on('change', 'select[name="cis_number_of_children_interested_in_attending"]', function () { var numberOfChildren = $('select[name="cis_number_of_children_interested_in_attending"]').val(); updateNumberOfChildren(numberOfChildren); }); $('input[name="cis_event_are_you_cis_parent"]').on('change', function() { if($(this).val() === 'Yes') { updateNumberOfChildren(0); } else { updateNumberOfChildren(1); } }); }, onFormSubmitted: function () { // $('.hbspt-form-wrapper').hide(); // $('.calendly-wrapper').show(); $('.hs-button-nav-wrapper').hide(); } }); ❮ Back Next ❯ Chinese Dumpling Demonstration Learn the art of Chinese dumpling making. Chinese dumplings (jiaozi) originated over 1,800 years ago and were reportedly invented by a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese Calligraphy Workshop Learn the key brush strokes and how to master the art of holding a Chinese brush. Chinese calligraphy is an ancient type of Chinese writing that dates back centuries and is considered a unique artistic form of Chinese culture that is still widely practiced today. Chinese Tea Tasting Demonstration A live tea brewing demonstration with an explanation about the process and philosophy behind each step. Smell, touch and taste different types of teas. Tea has a 3000-year history. It was first used as medicine and over time evolved into a beverage. Chinese Musical Performance by CIS students Our Kindergarten students will sing a collection of popular Chinese songs they learnt as part of the Chinese-English bilingual programme. Singing is an important part of the Chinese-English bilingual programme as songs helps students develop a deeper understanding of the Chinese language and culture. Beijing Opera Mask Painting Paint your own traditional Beijing Opera Mask. Beijing opera is the most dominant form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. Canadian International School Lakeside Campus 7 Jurong West Street 41 Singapore 649414 +65 6734 8088 RSVP now © 2019 Canadian International School Pte. Ltd. All Rights Reserved. CPE Registration No: 199002243H | Period of Registration: 8 June 2019 to 7 June 2023 AOS.init({ duration: 1000 }); function myFunction() { var x = document.getElementById("myTopnav"); if (x.className === "topnav") { x.className += " responsive"; } else { x.className = "topnav"; } } read more

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Parent student handbook 2020-2021

Parent student handbook Parent Student Handbook 2020-2021 The purpose of this handbook is to ensure that all students/parents are familiar with school rules and regulation and policies. Please take the time to read this handbook as it contains critical information that will help you and your child settle into school. Sections included in this handbook are: 1. About TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.1 MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES 1.2 SCHOOL CULTURE 1.3 CIS LEARNING PRINCIPLES 1.4 ACADEMIC PROGRAMME 1.5 OUTDOOR LEARNING 1.6 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAMME 1.7 STUDENT SUPPORT AND WELLBEING SERVICES 1.8 LIBRARY SERVICES 1.9 DIGITAL LITERACY 1.1 MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES Mission Engage. Enlighten. Empower. Vision CIS will provide extraordinary learning opportunities for the globally connected student. A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Together we will take action to make the world a better place. Core values Collaboration Creativity Curiosity Generosity Respect Excellence 1.2 SCHOOL CULTURE Our story What will tomorrow look like for today’s student? They will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. They will tackle challenges we don’t yet understand. And they will experience opportunities we can’t yet imagine. Our job is simple. We equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt and navigate the world as it changes. We believe those who will thrive in the future are those who can create connections, those with the ability to put things together. They will connect theory and practice, people and places, collaboration and innovation, intention and action. We instil the desire to question, to analyse and to explore. We build the capability to create, to build and to implement. To connect ideas in ways that push them forward. To connect skills in ways that drive lifetime development. To connect with people in ways that build understanding. To connect to places in ways that will make the world their own. This is what we empower our students to do. To connect. To succeed. To thrive. To own the future. 1.3 CIS LEARNING PRINCIPLES The following learning principles are the fundamental understandings that guide teaching and learning at CIS. They are the beliefs that we see as essential for fostering optimum learning in our classrooms: Learners need to feel safe, valued, and supported in order to learn.&nbsp;We create an inviting, respectful, and nurturing learning environment.Learners progress along a developmental continuum.&nbsp;Learners move through similar stages of development at their own rate and in their own way. We measure learning in a variety of ways, and gauge achievement on a continuum in tandem with programme learning expectations.Learners are competent, creative, and full of potential.&nbsp;We respect learners’ capabilities and build on their varied experiences, prior knowledge, and perspectives. We provide learners with opportunities to express themselves, discover new interests, and challenge themselves to maximise and become actively responsible for their own learning.Learners construct knowledge, and co-construct knowledge through social interaction.&nbsp;Learners expand their knowledge of the world, build understanding, and create new ideas through individual and collaborative questioning, evaluating, and revising.Learning is optimised within stimulating and thoughtfully created environments.&nbsp;Our learning spaces are welcoming and aesthetically pleasing for each stage of development. Opportunities for learning use a wide range of resources, including educational technology, and evidence of student thinking is displayed in a variety of ways. Learning engagements are inspiring, thought provoking, and relevant.Learners develop and express their understanding in a variety of ways.&nbsp;Learning looks different at each stage and reflects learners’ individual strengths, needs, and learning styles. Teaching is differentiated to meet these individual traits, and learners are provided various options for processing and demonstrating their learning.Learners make the best progress toward their academic potential when they are challenged with high standards.We expect the best of our students and hold them accountable to challenging standards of performance. They know what excellence looks like and what it takes to achieve it.Learning requires meaningful feedback and reflection.Teachers provide frequent oral and written feedback that inform and improve learning. Opportunities are provided for learners to think about how, what, and why they are learning, and to participate in peer and self-assessment.Dialogue is a primary process through which we construct knowledge.&nbsp;Building new understandings is often a social process. Teachers enable students to construct new ideas together through dialogue, and to use language as a tool for reasoning and inquiry.Engaging students in inquiry with a focus on conceptual understanding fosters lifelong curiosity and depth of learning.&nbsp;Our students are enlightened through questioning, and empowered through knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to continue learning throughout their lives. They use their learning to take meaningful action in response to their own needs and the needs of others. 1.4 ACADEMIC PROGRAMME As an IB school, we follow the International Baccalaureate from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. By grade, our programmes are: Pre-Primary Years Programme in nurseryPrimary Years Programme (PYP) in pre-kindergarten to grade 6Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 7 to 10Diploma Programme (DP)&nbsp;in grades 11 and 12 (commonly referred to as year 1 and 2)CIS Foundation Programme (see below) 1.4.1 International Baccalaureate programmes "The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world." (International Baccalaureate Organization 2007) Building on the inquiry-based IB philosophy, students are encouraged to question, discover and communicate through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning. The combination of highly trained teachers, a challenging, yet flexible curriculum and an individual approach to learning, allows students to develop to their full potential. The end result is a quality education for the international student. The goals and philosophy of the three IB programmes are consistent. The MYP naturally follows the PYP, and it also serves as excellent preparation for the IB DP. Visit ManageBac and My.CIS for schoolwide curriculum information. 1.4.2 Nursery programme Our nursery programme is PYP inspired and both inquiry and play based. It focuses on developing foundational social, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills. 1.4.3 CIS Foundation programme The CIS Foundation programme is a rigorous one-year programme designed to swiftly equip each student with the necessary English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) so that they can successfully meet the expectations of CIS's curriculum. 1.4.4 Who to contact if you have programme or curriculum questions? Please contact your child's teacher(s) if you have questions about our curriculum. You may also contact our Deputy Head of School (Curriculum), Dr Heather Beck, our curriculum coordinators or our Chinese Language and Bilingual School Principal, Huali Xiong. Lakeside campus Tanjong Katong campus PYP coordinators: Simone LieschkeYingtao Lang (Chinese bilingual) PYP coordinator: Patricia PopeAngela Gao Na (Chinese bilingual) MYP coordinator (grades 7 to 10)Victor De Melo IB DP coordinator (grades 11 and 12)Elsa Baptista CIS Foundation programme coordinator&nbsp;Richard Poulin 1.4.5 The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile The Learner Profile is central to all IB Programmes at CIS. The profile traits are taught and modelled by our teachers and staff and are central to our evaluation of students’ progress. These are qualities that we hope will characterise all members of our school community. These attributes are taught and modelled by our teachers and staff, and are central to our evaluation of students’ progress. Visit the IB website for more information about the International Baccalaureate Programmes. 1.5 OUTDOOR LEARNING Open Minds programme Open Minds sees Primary students (grades 1 to 6) spending up to four days in a variety of real world settings. Investigation topics are linked to both our curriculum and the PYP units of inquiry. First-hand experience with artefacts, field experts, and opportunities to go behind the scenes create unique moments of extremely powerful hands-on, minds-on learning. Please contact your child’s teacher or the Open Minds lead on your campus to learn more.&nbsp;&nbsp; 1.6 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAMME From junior kindergarten to grade 10, students specialise in French, Chinese or Spanish (from grade 1 at Lakeside only). Students will receive daily lessons (or equivalent) in the language chosen. View our language offerings and pathways. As indicated in the school’s terms and conditions of enrolment, parents are expected to commit to their child’s language choice for the entire school year. If parents wish to change their child’s language programme for the subsequent school year, they must notify the school by 1 March. Junior and senior kindergarten bilingual programme language assessment The school will assess students' English and Chinese language development during the last semester of junior and senior kindergarten as part of the transition to senior kindergarten and grade 1 to determine the most appropriate placement. 1.7 STUDENT SUPPORT AND WELLBEING SERVICES English language learning The English Language Learner programme (ELL) develops a student's English language proficiency needed for academic success in all subject areas. Participation in the English Language Learner (ELL) programme is mandatory, if, after student assessment, CIS is of the view that the student requires support. Learning Support Learning support is intended for students who need additional services to help then achieve the learning outcomes of the IB curriculum. Participation in the learning support programme is mandatory, if, after student assessment, CIS is of the view that the student requires support. Pastoral care and counselling Pastoral care and counselling focus on building relationships that recognise the uniqueness of each individual. We incorporate strategies that support and guide each student. Read about our pastoral care and counselling programme. 1.8 LIBRARY SERVICES The CIS library focuses on providing supportive services and programme collaboration. Global information literacy and literature that reflect our multicultural school community are integral to active, authentic life-long learning and inquiry. Our library staff provide a wide variety of resources that are appropriate for the range of age and language abilities of our students, mindful of the diverse, multicultural population, and support the IB curriculum that is taught in our classrooms. The library is a changing and dynamic place and is an intrinsic part of the busy daily life of the CIS community. This document contains information about accessing the following library services: library hourslibrary guidesborrowing booksbook bags 1.9 DIGITAL LITERACY As a Common Sense Digital Citizenship certified school, we educate students to use their devices safely and responsibly. Students must ensure the security of their devices at all times and the school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to these often expensive items. Read more about our One to World iPad programme and MacBook requirements on the digital literacy page of our website. The use of devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops is allowed as long as it supports the curriculum and is aligned with the IB learner profile. 2. Communication, confidentiality and feedback TABLE OF CONTENTS 2.1 SCHOOL CALENDAR 2.2 TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS 2.3 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS 2.4 HOMEWORK 2.5 ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING 2.6 PARENT EDUCATION 2.7 STUDENT AGENDAS 2.8 YEARBOOKS 2.9 UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS 2.10 INVIGILATING EXTERNAL EXAMS (FOR CIS STUDENTS ONLY) 2.11 PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY 2.12 CAREGIVER'S RESPONSIBILITIES 2.13 REPRESENTATIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES 2.14 POLICY CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS 2.15 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT 2.16 CONFIDENTIALITY 2.17 FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS 2.18 SURVEYS 2.19 DISPUTE RESOLUTION Communication in a school environment is critical, and there are a range of ways we communicate information about our curriculum and programmes, your child’s learning, and school events. 2.1 SCHOOL CALENDAR The school calendar can be viewed on My.CIS and includes all school events. What you see on the calendar will be aligned with your child(ren)’s grades. An overview of the key dates for this school year is also archived on the My.CIS dashboard. 2.2 TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS WhatWhatWhere/how?When?WhyPrimaryMid week learning updatevia SeeSawMid weekA post that keeps you updated as to what your child has been learning in class during the week.Primary&nbsp;Friday remindersvia My.CIS grade level pagesFriday afternoonTo keep you updated about your child’s classes key dates and any important class information.PrimaryUnits of inquiryvia ManageBac24/7So you are fully informed about your child’s units of inquiry, programmes and learning.PrimaryConferencesface to faceThree times per yearTo understand more about our programme, and your child's progress.SecondaryDue work, assessments and curriculumvia ManageBac24/7So you are fully informed about your child’s programmes and learning.SecondaryEmail Only as neededWhen we have something to share with you.SecondaryConferencesface to faceThree times per yearTo understand more about our programme, and your child’s progress. 2.3 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS There are a range of communications you will receive from the school. The grid below outlines what you receive, how and when. The information is applicable for all parents. Please contact our communications department if you are not receiving communications. WhatWhere/how?When?InformationWeek at a Glance (WAG) (school-wide newsletter)emailFriday afternoonKey dates; school-wide, campus-wide and divisional informationParent advisories (stand-alone emails)email - delivered to your inbox as neededtime sensitive, need to know informationMosaic (stories celebrating life at CIS) - email - online (Mosaic)- print magazinebi-monthlyonline: 24/7quarterlySchool celebrations, learning updates and student/staff achievementsSchool calendarSee the calendar in My.CISdailyAll school events and key datesSync the calendar to your phone: iOS or Android neededSchool directories, policies and procedures, services information, archived information and access to registration systemsSMS alertdelivered to your mobile phonecritical updatesCritical time sensitive, need to know information 2.4 HOMEWORK Homework assignments reinforce new concepts and skills and help build desirable work and study habits. Homework will be assigned according to the age and needs of students. The amount of time that students spend doing homework depends on how much reinforcement is needed, and the grade level. &nbsp;We ask that parents give support and encouragement for their child in developing good work and study habits by: talking with your child about what he or she is learningestablishing a specific nightly homework periodproviding a quiet place to study that is free from distractionbeing available to answer questionsreviewing completed workinforming the teacher when problems arise To read more about homework expectations for your primary school child, please refer to the relevant programme guidelines below: Kindergarten to Grade 6: English programmeKindergarten to Grade 6: Chinese-English bilingual programmeGrades 1 to 4 French-English bilingual programme (Lakeside campus only) 2.5 ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING Reporting periods for the different grades are as follows: Pre-PYP (nursery) and PYP (pre-kindergarten to grade 6): five reporting periods consisting of three conferences and two report cards.MYP (grades 7 to 10) and DP (grades 11 and 12): four formal reporting periods which consist of four report cards (two progress and two formal). There are also two conferences per year.CIS Foundation programme: students receive a formal written report every month. 2.5.1 Conferences Conferences are an integral part of the reporting process. Three way conferences provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to identify progress to date and to set future goals and directions. At student led conferences, students from Pre-K to grade 6 present their progress and achievement to their parents. Conference dates are available on the school calendar. Communication and the partnership between home and school is a crucial part of school life. This partnership is built around the premise of “no surprises”. Parents are welcome to communicate with the teacher at any time if questions or concerns arise. Please make arrangements with your child’s homeroom teacher/teacher advisor to find a mutually convenient time to meet. 2.5.2 Report cards Day to day assessments in the classroom are designed to: monitor student progresstarget areas for growthadjust teaching strategies The primary purpose of report cards is to communicate to parents on student progress. With the exception of CIS's foundation programme, report cards at CIS are issued in digital form only (they are not printed). Report cards for each child can be accessed in the ManageBac “Reports” section. Primary students (nursery to grade 6) Formal report cards are available just before the December and June/summer break. Parents will be notified by email when reports are ready to be viewed and downloaded in ManageBac. Secondary students (grades 7 to 12) Reporting consists of four written reports throughout the school year. Parents will be notified by email when reports are ready to be viewed and downloaded in ManageBac. CIS foundation programme Formal report cards are issued on a monthly basis. Reports are printed and sent home with students. Additional report cards If you require report cards from prior school years (before ManageBac), please let the administrative staff at the respective divisional office know two weeks prior to the date the report cards are to be collected. The cost of report card transcripts are $5 each. If additional transcripts requested need to be posted, parents will be charged postage for the additional copies. 2.5.3 Report cards and attendance requirements This document outlines the attendance requirements for report cards.&nbsp; 2.6 PARENT EDUCATION We offer a range of ParentEd sessions (parent workshops and seminars) across the school year. These ParentEd sessions, which are designed to communicate a range of elements of our programme, are advertised in the Week at a Glance newsletter. 2.7 STUDENT AGENDAS As students use agendas only as and when necessary, a notebook that serves as an agenda is available on request. Students may use this agenda to record and plan homework (as appropriate for their age and grade), and maintain and update other important organisational information. 2.8 YEARBOOKS Each year in June, every student receives a copy of the CIS yearbook*. If a student has left and the parent requests a yearbook to be posted to their home address, postage will be payable. The finance department will be able to advise on the cost of postage. Additional copies of the yearbook can be purchased at S$50.00 from the main office on each campus. Additional copies are only available until sold out. *CIS is exploring plans to move to a digital yearbook in 2020/2021. If this occurs, postage costs will not apply. 2.9 UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS CIS has a central database for all student information. This information is vital to ensure ongoing and prompt correspondence with families.&nbsp; Change your contact details via My.CIS. Applicable changes will be shared with teachers, and other departments. 2.10 INVIGILATING EXTERNAL EXAMS (FOR CIS STUDENTS ONLY) When a CIS student is required to complete entrance examinations for another school, and parents request that they take the test and be supervised at CIS, the following protocols will apply: The classroom teacher or the teacher will liaise with the respective divisional office or campus to book a half day supply teacher to supervise the writing of the exams. If there is more than one child in the same family needing exam writing supervision, please let your child’s teacher know as they can be done at the same time. Upon confirmation, a suitable room will be booked for your child. Since the entrance exams are generally emailed or sent to the classroom teacher or vice-principal he/she will give them to the supply teacher and review the general instructions on the day of the exam. Parents will be responsible for covering the cost of the half day supply teacher ($110.00 + GST) as well as the cost for getting the entrance examinations to the next school. The payment can be made by parents on the day of the exam at the finance counter in the main office, and a receipt will be issued. Our Finance department will pay the Supply Teacher for their services directly. It is important that these tests are kept secure/confidential and mailed/couriered by CIS. Parents should not review the exams before or after completion. 2.11 PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY CIS respects the privacy of its students, parents, staff, community members and visitors to its website and campus. Personal data is collected by CIS for the purpose of supporting the operations of the school. All collection, use, disclosure, or processing of data is undertaken in compliance with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). View CIS’ personal data protection policy on our website. 2.12 CAREGIVER'S RESPONSIBILITIES If a student’s (grades 4-12 only) parents/legal guardian are unable to deal with CIS for day-to-day matters or reside overseas, then a caregiver above the age of 21, having charge or control of the student during the school year, should be appointed by the parent/legal guardian. Students in grade 3 or below must reside with at least one parent while enrolled at CIS. View the responsibilities of caregivers. 2.12.1 Change in caregiver / caregivers contact details If at any time a parent changes their child’s caregiver, or if a caregiver’s contact details change, parents must update the school by completing a new caregiver agreement.&nbsp; 2.13 REPRESENTATIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES A representative is required for the purpose of school communications whenever a parent does not speak English or is not literate in English. The representative must be a responsible adult resident in Singapore and must be literate in English. View the responsibilities of representatives. 2.13.1 Change in representative / representative's contact details If at any time a parent changes their child’s representative, or if a representative’s contact details change, parents must update the school by completing a new representative form.&nbsp; 2.14 POLICY CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS Parents and students will be informed of any changes to CIS's admission guidelines, rules, regulations, policies or codes of conduct via an email advisory and/or the weekly Week at a Glance (WAG) newsletter. It is the responsibility of parents, and students as necessary, to read these school communications. 2.15 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT CIS will inform the parents/caregivers within 14 days of any: Change in the ownership of CIS; and/orChange in key management such as a change in directors, partners or members of CIS’s management committee who have control or management of CIS, and top management personnel including CEO, principals or officers who are appointed to manage CIS’s day-to-day operations. 2.16 CONFIDENTIALITY CIS, its officers and staff may obtain, hold, use and communicate, on a “need-to-know” basis, confidential information which, in their opinion, is material to the safety and welfare of the student. The student consents to CIS communicating with any other school which the student has attended, or currently attends or which the student should attend, about any matter concerning the student or about payment of fees, whether or not the information being passed on is also held in machine readable form. The confidentiality obligation of the school shall not apply to: any information which becomes generally known to the public;any information which is, at the time of disclosure, legally in the possession of the CIS; orany information which is required to be disclosed pursuant to any applicable legal requirement or legal process issued by any court or any competent government authority or rules or regulations or policies of any relevant regulatory body. 2.17 FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS CIS adopts a closed loop feedback and complaint management system to gather and address all feedback and/or complaints received from stakeholders (students, parents and external parties) for continuous improvement. View our feedback and complaint management process on our website. 2.18 SURVEYS The school also seeks feedback formally from students and parents via surveys. Each year, parents are invited to participate in an annual survey called the “Parent Pulse” while students in grades 4 to 12 are invited to participate in the annual "Student Pulse" survey. The purpose of these surveys is to gather feedback on academic programmes, sporting and arts programmes, extracurricular activities, campus facilities, teachers and staff, etc. This feedback is used in CIS’s ongoing improvement plans. 2.19 DISPUTE RESOLUTION CIS is a participant of the CPE’s mediation-arbitration scheme under which parties to a dispute are referred for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and if the dispute is not resolved through mediation, the dispute will be referred for arbitration by an arbitrator appointed by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. View the procedure for referring a case to mediation on our website. ​3. Health services TABLE OF CONTENTS 3.1 SCHOOL NURSES 3.2 NURSES' CONTACT DETAILS 3.3 MEDICAL INSURANCE 3.4 IMMUNISATION REQUIREMENTS 3.5 EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS 3.6 NUT ALLERGIES 3.7 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION 3.8 EMERGENCY MEDICATION 3.9 STUDENT ILLNESS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY 3.10 WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL 3.1 SCHOOL NURSES CIS has full-time nurses on campus who provide first aid, and maintain up-to-date health records for each student. Parents must advise the school of any medical concerns about their child. Parents are always welcome to come by and meet the school nurse in person to express any concerns that they may have about their child’s health. 3.2 NURSES' CONTACT DETAILS Our nurses’ contact details are on the health and wellbeing page in My.CIS. 3.3 MEDICAL INSURANCE CIS has in place medical insurance for all students. This document outlines full details regarding medical insurance coverage and the claim process. 3.4 IMMUNISATION REQUIREMENTS In Singapore, immunisation against both measles and diphtheria is mandatory under the Infectious Diseases Act. Immunisation against these two diseases is also a CIS condition of enrolment. This Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule outlines what vaccines are needed and when. With effect from 1 February 2019, it is mandatory that all children aged 12 and below, who were not born in Singapore, must provide evidence of diphtheria and measles vaccinations when applying for long-term residency passes. This page outlines the process that you will need to follow, while this page outlines some frequently asked questions. 3.5 EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS Please ensure your contact information is kept up to date, as we need to be able to contact you in an emergency. In an emergency situation where no parent or caregiver can be reached by telephone, the school may send the student to the nearest hospital or doctor for immediate observation and treatment. Update your contact details here. 3.6 NUT ALLERGIES There are several students at CIS with life-threatening nut allergies. In order to assure their safety, please do not provide class snacks containing nuts. If you are unsure of the nut content, please alert the teacher. Parents of students with nut allergies are asked to provide approved snacks for their child in the event of impromptu class celebrations. All primary children are to keep their personal Epipen with their divisional school nurse. Older children are encouraged to carry their personal Epipens for accidental exposure to their allergen. 3.7 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION Whenever possible, medication should be given at home rather than during school hours. Vitamins and supplements should always be taken at home. Paracetamol (for minor symptoms) can only be administered if there is signed authorisation in the student’s Medical Examination Form/Health Record. The school nurse is the only school employee authorised to dispense prescription medications to students during the school day. Prescription medications will not be dispensed unless the student’s parent/caregiver has provided the school nurse with a signed oral medication authorisation form. This form can be obtained from the school nurses or on the health and wellbeing page of My.CIS. All medication/s must be kept with the respective school nurse except emergency medications (Epipen)&nbsp;&nbsp;- where students have pre-authorization. 3.8 EMERGENCY MEDICATION Parents of children who require emergency medication (eg Epipen, Zyrtec, Ventolin) will be asked to sign a standing order for use of Epipen form and/or medication administration authorisation form. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the medication to the school nurse along with the appropriate paperwork. Teachers may dispense medications to students on field trips and overseas excursion where prior parental permission has been obtained. Exceptions to this policy can only be made with the principal’s approval. Parents are asked to advise the school if their child is taking medication, and if there are any special requirements regarding dosage or diet. 3.9 STUDENT ILLNESS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY If the school nurse determines that a child is too ill to attend class, or has/is suspected to have a communicable disease that could jeopardise the health of other students, she will contact the parent or caregiver. The parent or caregiver will be required to promptly pick up their child from school. Students will only be sent home if the parent or caregiver has been contacted and the student is accompanied home by a designated adult or unaccompanied if requested by the parent (only applicable to secondary students). All students sent home unaccompanied must be transported home via taxi. No students are allowed to take public transport (bus and/or MRT) on their own when they are unwell. When a child is unwell near the end of the school day, school nurses will determine if the ill child is fit to take the school bus. Parents will need to pick up their ill child if the child is unfit to take the school bus. 3.10 WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL To prevent the spread of illness, we ask that you do not send an ill child to school. If your child becomes ill at home with a contagious illness eg measles, chickenpox or Hand Foot and Mouth disease, please inform the school nurse immediately. A doctor’s clearance is required to return to school. Please check with your respective divisional nurses for more information. This document outlines the guidelines and school clearance requirements for a range of illnesses. ​4. Services: security, uniforms, bus and canteen TABLE OF CONTENTS 4.1 SECURITY ON CAMPUS 4.2 SCHOOL UNIFORM 4.3 PE UNIFORMS AND HATS 4.4 HOUSE LEAGUE SHIRTS 4.5 HATS 4.6 DRESS/GROOMING CODE 4.7 SCHOOL BUS SERVICE 4.8 SCHOOL CANTEEN 4.1 SECURITY ON CAMPUS 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. CIS employs 24-hour security guards at both campuses to secure the entrances and perimeter of the school grounds. Find more information about campus security on My.CIS. Everyone who enters CIS is required to show photo ID to our security personnel with the exception of CIS students in uniform.&nbsp;Additional procedures are in place during COVID - these will be communicated and shared as needed. 4.2 SCHOOL UNIFORM With the exception of school designated non-uniform days, all students are expected to wear the school uniform at all times during school hours and when on school field trips. This includes CIS hats or CIS caps. Teachers/advisors will inform parents when and if exceptions are made. The school uniform for each division comprises: GradesTopsBottomsHoodiesShoesKindergartenPolo shirtShortsRed CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 1-6Polo shirtShorts/skortRed CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 5-6 CIS foundation programme students Polo shirtShorts/skortRed CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 7-12Polo shirtShorts/skort/pantsBlack CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 7-8 CIS Foundation programme studentsPolo shirtShorts/skort/pantBlack CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoes * If students choose to wear a hoodie at school, it must be the official CIS hoodie. School uniforms can be purchased from third party uniform supplier Lim Meng Keng Department Store located at Holland Village. Visit our uniform page for pricing and contact details. 4.3 PE UNIFORMS AND HATS Physical Education (PE) uniforms are worn during PE class. Primary students (grades 1 to 6 only) should wear their PE uniforms to school on PE days. Secondary students change into their PE uniform at school before PE class.&nbsp;These procedures and uniform requirements also apply to students in the CIS foundation programme.&nbsp; PE uniforms can be purchased from the finance counter (within the main office) on your child’s campus. View our uniform page for pricing and size details. GradesTopsBottomsCIS bucket hats / capsShoesGrade 1 to grade 10*PE shirtPE shortsCap or bucket hatClosed toe running shoes *Includes CIS foundation programme students.&nbsp; 4.4 HOUSE LEAGUE SHIRTS All students in grades 1 to 10 must purchase a house league shirt. House league shirts are worn to school on house league colour days. House membership will be advised by your child’s divisional office. View our uniform page for pricing and size details. 4.5 HATS To protect students from the tropical sun, CIS has a “No Hat, Play in the Shade” policy. CIS hats/caps are compulsory, and can be purchased from the finance counter in the main office. Please read the policy and familiarise yourself with the requirements. 4.6 DRESS/GROOMING CODE Students are expected to present themselves in a neat manner at all times. The dress code for all students can be viewed here. 4.7 SCHOOL BUS SERVICE The school bus service is operated independently by Yeap Transport Pte. Ltd. Visit our website for information about: Bus ratesBus rulesHow to apply for bus servicesYeap’s contact detailsBus rules for students If your child will not be taking the bus at the regularly scheduled time, please email both the bus office and your child’s classroom teacher. 4.8 SCHOOL CANTEEN Sodexo* is the school caterer for 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 (please see food safety in section 5.3 for important information). Learn more about the canteen and café (Lakeside only) including menus, hours of operation and contacts on this page on our website or the canteen page on My.CIS. *NOTE: The Canadian International School cannot be held responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of independent service providers. Users of the services of independent service providers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Canadian International School and all its staff members and agents, from all claims, losses, liens, expenses, suits, and attorneys’ fees (“liabilities”) for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages, to any person or entity that may in any way arise out of or result from or in connection with the use of the services provided by the third party service providers. ​5. Parents TABLE OF CONTENT 5.1 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 5.2 VOLUNTEERING 5.3 FOOD SAFETY 5.4 COLLECTION OF MONEY FOR TEACHER GIFTS 5.5 BIRTHDAY PARTY PROTOCOL 5.6 PARENT CHILD COMMUNICATION 5.1 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) A child’s school life is greatly enriched by a family that is well informed and active in school affairs. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at both campuses host a number of events throughout the year for CIS families and welcome you to get involved in school life. To learn more, visit the PTA page on My.CIS. You can also email the Tanjong Katong campus PTA at the Lakeside campus PTA at 5.2 VOLUNTEERING In the primary school, parents are invited to volunteer, whether in their own child’s classroom, in other classrooms and in other areas of the school, such as the library, or in support of the programme of inquiry (POI) and co-curricular activities. This can be done on a regular basis or intermittently for special events. Other supportive activities may include class parties, field trips, celebratory events or productions. Parents who are interested in involvement in the school should inform their child's classroom teacher, the relevant PYP coordinator, vice-principal or principal. All parent volunteers must agree to abide by our parent volunteer policy: confidentialitydirecting requests or concernsrespect for the roles of teacherssafety Open Minds - volunteering Parents are an integral part of the Open Minds programme as classes engage in learning off-campus. In preparation for the week offsite, interested parents will be invited to an information session which will outline expectations and tips for volunteers. Our goal is to ensure that parents support student learning in the best possible way. Further details about information sessions will be sent out by your child's classroom teacher. Read more about the Open Minds programme on My.CIS. 5.3 FOOD SAFETY All food brought into the school for sharing purposes (eg parties) must include an ingredient list. If there is not a list, the food will not be served. As children often have food allergies, we ask parents to remind their children that packed lunches should not be shared with friends. 5.4 COLLECTION OF MONEY FOR TEACHER GIFTS CIS does not condone or encourage the collection of monies for group parent gifts for teachers. 5.5 BIRTHDAY PARTY PROTOCOL Young children love to celebrate their birthdays with their peers at school. However, so that these celebrations do not interfere with teaching time, the classroom teacher will advise a suitable time and date that food can be shared during a break period (not during class time).&nbsp; Guidelines for children who would like to celebrate their birthday at school: Cakes must be single serve, eg cupcakes or similar as they are easy to share and do not need cutting. Slab cakes are not allowed.Candles with a naked flame are not allowed. Battery operated candles are acceptable.&nbsp;Food choices must be respected - allergies, sensitivities and/or religion.&nbsp;Loot/goodie bags must not be brought to school. Although we prefer that birthday party invitations are distributed outside of school, teachers will distribute paper invitations for parents, but only if the entire class is invited. 5.6 PARENT CHILD COMMUNICATION If parents need to contact their children during the school day, they must do so via the homeroom teacher or the divisional office (Lakeside) / main office (TK). Please do not phone, text or email your child during the school day. ​6. General information and policies TABLE OF CONTENTS 6.1 SCHOOL HOURS AND TIMETABLE 6.2 OFFICE HOURS 6.3 ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM SCHOOL 6.4 CAMPUS FLOOR PLANS AND TEACHER ROOM ALLOCATIONS 6.5 TEACHER:STUDENT RATIO 6.6 STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT 6.7 ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY 6.8 ACADEMIC APPEAL PROCESS 6.9 PARKING ON CAMPUS 6.10 AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND STAYING ON CAMPUS 6.11 BIKES AND SCOOTERS 6.12 GUESTS ON CAMPUS 6.13 LOST AND FOUND 6.14 SCHOOL TELEPHONE USE 6.15 ELEVATOR USE (LAKESIDE ONLY) 6.16 LOCKERS 6.17 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 6.18 LIABILITY FOR STUDENT PROPERTY 6.19 IPAD AND MACBOOK REQUIREMENTS 6.20 NETWORK SYSTEM ACCOUNTS 6.21 ACCEPTAB read more