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Head's welcome

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#fefdff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Head's welcome Welcome to the Canadian International School Singapore. As one of the leading IB schools in the Asia Pacific region we offer an academically rigorous programme implemented by a broad range of languages, fine arts, athletic and service learning opportunities designed to develop balance, deepen connections and to uncover true learning potential.As committed IB practitioners, our teachers are experienced international educators and the driving force behind the school’s academic and pastoral success. Our classrooms are vibrant student-centred environments where inquiry-based approaches are balanced with direct teaching. Our teachers actively encourage children’s natural curiosity and love of learning both inside and outside the classroom. They take great care to support each child’s social and emotional growth and encourage them to apply their learning in a way that has a positive impact on the world.Our pedagogical approach focuses on developing critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration, all skills our students need to be successful in the 21st century.Our students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to gain acceptance at the best colleges and universities in the world and to excel in the next set of challenges and opportunities that await them. Our students demonstrate both our core values daily as they work together as true global citizens. On a daily basis they demonstrate to us that they are respectful, open-minded and generous, and place great value on their education.As a new member of our community, you will immediately notice our rich cultural diversity. Our students come from over 70 nations, and we value each individual's heritage and the richness that this brings. We understand that choosing a school can be one of the most difficult decisions facing any parent and we are excited to support and guide you through every step of that journey. Once again, welcome. I look forward to meeting you in the not too distant future.Dr Allan WestonHead of School <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Careers

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Academic positions Candidates for any teaching position must be a certified teacher [State, Provincial or National] with at least 2 years qualified experience. If you are interested in working at the Canadian International School in Singapore, please complete the on line application form and upload your documents indicating the position that you wish to apply for within the form. For those locally based teachers who wish to join our supply / relief teacher pool please submit your application on line indicating the position of "relief teacher". We align our practices to the recommendations of the International Task Force of Child Protection and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all who work and learn with us. All applicants must be willing to undergo rigorous child protection screening, including checks with past employers. The school reserves the right to contact those not listed on resumes as part of its screening process. CIS seeks to attract teachers who are passionate about students and their learning. In a world that is fraught with increasing challenges, it is our sacred mandate to equip our students to thrive in their future! This happens only as we fully engage them in their learning, supporting them to excel in all that they do. We accomplish this in partnership with our parents, recognizing that particularly in an international setting, it is imperative to work closely with parents to achieve our goals. Set in the context of the dynamic and hard-working country of Singapore, teaching at CIS will stretch you both professionally and personally. If this sounds exciting to you, we want to hear from you! For those academic staff who are already registered with Search Associates , please apply to CIS using their platform. Professional/ Administrative Positions Staff at CIS enjoy a friendly and professional work environment where they are supported by a team of experienced and qualified staff. We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team, so peruse our page to find out more about the exciting opportunities on offer. If there is a role in mind that is not listed here, we welcome you to forward your detailed resume to recruit@cis.edu.sg and we will reach out to you if a suitable opportunity comes up. Finance Executive, Cashiering Applications Specialist Supply Instructional Assistant read more

Staff

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<div class="banner banner-image "> Where our staff are from 21.03% North America 0.34% South America 12.93% Europe 0.34% Africa 20.52% Asia 39.66% Singapore 5.17% Oceania North America 21.03% South America 0.34% Europe 12.93% Africa 0.34% Asia 20.52% Singapore 39.66% Oceania 5.17% Lisa Miller Head Librarian Staff spotlight If you'd like to learn about some of our highly qualified educators at CIS, take a few minutes to watch our One Minute Story videos. If you'd like to learn more, we'd like to invite you to come visit us in person to meet more of ur team. Lisa Miller Head Librarian Andrew Deir Primary STEAM Facilitator Anika Sommer Primary Mathematics Programme Coordinator Austin Wellman Grade 4 Teacher With over 300 qualified teachers, from over 30 countries, we are perfectly positioned to deliver on our vision to students aged 2 to 18. We believe that the diversity of our teaching body is important as we deliver a curriculum, not exclusively Canadian, that draws from the best curricula globally. Having two campuses in Singapore means that our teachers are able to collaborate cross campus to develop programmes, best practice and learning experiences. Over 77% of our teachers have multiple degrees or postgraduate qualifications, and many have IB experience (eg IB examiners, IB workshop leaders, etc). Many of our support staff are Singaporean, providing a unique connection to our home country of Singapore. Perhaps more important though is our teachers’ commitment to developing in our students the skills that they will need in order to navigate an ever changing world. This happens across all levels of the school - from&nbsp;Kindergarten&nbsp;all the way through to Grade 12. At CIS, our commitment to ongoing professional development sees us hosting a range of professional development workshops for our own teachers, IB teachers and leaders in the region, and educators from the greater regional community. You can view our staff directory to learn more. read more

Students

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #313131;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Students from over 70 nations Working together with people from other backgrounds and cultures is an integral part of life at CIS. With approximately 3,100 students from over 70 nations, we celebrate both our diversity and our connectedness. We cultivate a warm and collaborative environment because we believe it builds community and brings people together to make exciting things happen. In this environment, we get the best out of everyone. Schoolwide, our students are engaged in activities that develop a love of learning, and build skills that will serve them well in a changing future. We are proud to have high achieving intellectuals, athletes and artists in our student body, as well as those committed to making a positive impact on the world. We can rely on our students to turn thought into meaningful action. As they experience success, their confidence will grow, as will their resilience as they turn failures into opportunities. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> TK food fair <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Tanjong Katong Campus

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Warm and inviting learning environment This combination provides our students with a warm and inviting learning environment where they can develop new skills while being challenged to try new things, as they learn about their community and the wider world. Access to the outdoors is something our TK community value, and our outdoor learning spaces take full advantage of the natural environment. Classrooms at TK are warm, colourful, and spacious. Our youngest learners’ classrooms spill directly out into our newly built Outdoor Discovery Centre, merging the indoors and the outdoors in a meaningful and unique way. Other learning spaces at TK include a library, an amphitheatre, a playing field, basketball and futsal courts, a STEAM makerspace and an outdoor classroom. Every area on campus is designed to support curiosity, collaboration, invention and making connections - to both people and learning. Our students develop joined-up thinking as they work together, and discover that innovation and collaboration is the key to success in today’s modern world. TK campus closure update The Singapore government advised CIS last school year that the TK lease will not be renewed beyond August 2023. We continue to accept new students at TK for the 2022/2023 school year. All TK students will move to Lakeside in August 2023. If you are looking to apply to TK, these FAQs will answer many of your questions. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Principal&#039;s welcome | Angela Henderson Virtual Tour General Foyer Main Entrance Main Office Learning Spaces Amphitheatre Outdoor Discovery Centre Music Room Makerspace Pre-kindergarten Classroom Kindergarten Classroom Grade 1 Bilingual Classroom Grade 4 Classroom Library Sports and Wellness Basketball Court Sports Field Futsal Court Gymnasium Kindergarten Playground Cricket Court Tennis Court read more

Lakeside Campus

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Enjoy a warm and nurturing school We want our students, young and old, to enjoy a warm and nurturing school environment where they feel happy, safe and valued. Our Kindergarten children learn in a dedicated Kindergarten wing (and will be moving into a brand new building in January 2023), while Primary and Secondary students attend most classes in designated Primary and Secondary zones. Kindergarten and Primary classrooms are organised by grade levels, and Secondary classrooms are organised by subject and discipline. All classrooms at Lakeside spill out into learning pods - large open spaces that are highly versatile and support a range of learning needs. In Kindergarten and Primary, teachers can use them for experiments, exhibitions and celebrations, while Secondary School pods are used as study and collaboration zones. Lakeside’s indoor facilities include dedicated STEAM makerspaces, green room, digital recording studio, music and science labs, an arts centre, a 500-seat theatre, a gymnasium and multi-storey library. Outdoor facilities include a swimming complex, multi-purpose recreational centre (all weather basketball court, state-of-the-art climbing walls), tennis courts, sport field and a dedicated discovery areas for our primary students. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Principal&#039;s welcome | Dr. Colleen Drisner <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Areas designed with purpose Every area on campus is designed to support curiosity, collaboration, invention and making connections - to both people and learning. Our students develop joined-up thinking as they work together, and discover that innovation and collaboration is the key to success in today’s modern world. This is the case with our brand new junior wing* which is scheduled to open in January 2023. * During construction, the junior pool and prior outdoor discovery centre (ODC) are closed. Alternate facilities are in place during this period. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Principal&#039;s welcome | Daniel Smith Lakeside virtual tour General Front Entrance Side Entrance Atrium Reception Red Dot Cafe Canteen Car park Bus bay Kindergarten Bilingual classroom Classroom Cooking Room JK Pod Junior Aquatics Centre Play Area (Boat) Play Area (Sandpit) SK Pod Primary School Chinese Classroom French Classroom Learning Pod Junior Library Junior Playground Senior Playground Primary School Office Secondary School Classroom Chinese Classroom French and Spanish Classroom Learning Pod Science Lab Senior Library Academic Guidance Centre Secondary School Office Arts David Foster Theatre Music Room Arts Collaboration Space Recording Studio Film Studio Sports and Wellness Aquatics Centre Gymnasium Elevated Field Fitness Centre Junior Soccer Field Outdoor Basketball Court Primary School Play Area 1 Primary School Play Area 2 Tennis Courts STEAM STEAM Centre Makerspace Multimedia Lab Science Lab Math Classroom read more

Safeguarding

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> About our policy It is an expectation that all individuals and groups, including staff, activities’ partners, volunteers, vendors, contractors, guests, parents and visitors act with integrity and keep our students safe. In keeping with this philosophy, all job applicants must be willing to undergo rigorous child protection screening, including checks with past employers and law enforcement agencies. We expect all individuals and groups affiliated with the school community to: Act in a manner that is consistent with the values of CIS. Report all allegations or suspicions of abuse in accordance with the school’s child protection policy and procedures. Keep all information regarding child protection concerns confidential, only discussing information with relevant and appropriate people according to the reporting procedures. Safeguarding policies and procedures In keeping with our mission and values, CIS leaders believe that every child or young person, regardless of age, has the right to feel safe and protected in all situations at all times. Our safeguarding policies and procedures encompass: Child protection policy Child protection code of conduct (staff and volunteers) Peer safeguarding policy (includes bullying) Bullying assessment matrix Peer safeguarding procedures (summary) Student code of conduct Acceptable use policy “Keeping Safe” curriculum While we aim to ensure our school provides a safe environment for our students, we also want to empower them to be able to care for their own safety. This is why we have adopted the Keeping Safe curriculum. The Keeping Safe: Child Protection Curriculum (KS:CPC) is a world-class, evidence-based child safety programme, developed by the South Australian Department of Education for children and young people from age 3 to grade 12, is used by a growing number of international schools around the world. It provides CIS with an international benchmark for safeguarding learning. Photo and video guidelines Parents are welcome to post photos or videos of their own children at school events on social media, however posting photos or videos of other people’s children on social media is not allowed. This policy is outlined in clause 9.2 of the terms and conditions of enrolment (Lakeside or Tanjong Katong). Social media refers to any digital medium that allows you to communicate and interact socially. Social media includes but is not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, SnapChat, Whatsapp, WeChat, and blogs. Volunteers We ask all volunteers who will be in direct contact with students to agree and adhere to our code of conduct. What is child protection There are a number of terms that we use at CIS. Safeguarding is the umbrella of all measures CIS takes to protect from harm and from harming others. The terms safeguarding and child protection are not used interchangeably. Child Protection is one component of safeguarding at CIS and describes the activities that are undertaken to protect children who are suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. When dealing with allegations of peer abuse, or if there are safeguarding concerns, the school draws on our bullying assessment matrix and the Brook Traffic light tool to assess the alleged behaviour and to decide how to respond. Definitions and how an assessment of an incident between peers is considered is further outlined in our Peer Safeguarding Policy. Reporting concerns If you have any concerns about the safety or wellbeing of a student at CIS please don't hesitate to speak with one of our many Safeguarding or Child Protection Officers. Chief Safeguarding Officer The Head of School or designee is responsible to implement, audit and enforce safe practices across the school. Senior Child Protection Officer The Head of Student Support & Well-being or designee is responsible for overseeing child protection situations in the school. This role includes overseeing and supervising child protection concerns, ensuring that the school’s child protection policy is implemented, facilitating effective child protection training and practices across the wider school community. The Senior Child Protection Officer also appoints and supports the Child Protection Officers. Child Protection Officers Child protection officers are administrators and counsellors. To contact our child protection officers please email safeguarding@cis.edu.sg. read more

Alumni

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<div class="banner banner-image "> Shilpa N Class of 2010 Researcher University of Oxford Videos Our alumni serve as testament to the success that lies ahead for our students. Watch our videos to learn a little more about some of them. Shilpa N Class of 2010 Researcher University of Oxford Anthony T Class of 2000 The Montague on the Gardens, London Sales Director Lianne P Class of 2019 University of Bristol Biology Mudra K Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Cambridge University Law Alumni stories Loading... read more

Visitor information

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<div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Visitor procedures As we work to provide a safe place for our community, we have some simple visitor protocols in place. Please note that visitors to CIS must have an appointment booked with one of our staff members. <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> On arrival, please note that you must stop at our security guardhouse and: Show your appointment confirmation email to our security guards. Failure to do this may result in refused entry. Give your ID card to our guards so you can be registered in our visitor management system. read more

Leadership

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> About our team Senior leadership consists of our Board of Directors, a Management Team led by our CEO, a Senior Academic Team led by our Head of School, and a Heads of Department Team led by our CEO. Our Board of Directors Jen Shu Liang ShermanJen Marshall HongZhang JingxiaJames William BeekeKenneth Tan Jhu Hwa Zhang JianBoh Sang Wei (Alternate Director) Our Management Team Mr. Johan Stromsater (CEO)Dr. Allan Weston (Head of School)Ms. Joanna Lim (General Manager)Mr. Brian Tucker (Management Representative) School Registered Name: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.School Registered Address: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414 <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> A highly qualified faculty Faculty are the backbone of every great school. CIS faculty demonstrate a passion for education, and a commitment to the School’s mission, vision and ethos. CIS faculty have: International teaching experienceIB experience and trainingQualifications, expertise and experience in their respective fieldsA commitment to the concept of lifelong learning Through a transformational delivery of academic programmes, and a focus on professional development and training for educational practitioners and leaders, CIS delivers a first-class educational experience for the global child. Organisational chart <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> Academic board <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> Examination board <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #d8232a; border-width: 0;"> About read more

Academic results

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Class of 2022IB diploma results While we celebrate our Class of 2022 IB diploma results, our students are much more than the mere sum of their IB scores. They are emerging scientists, artists, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs. Their time with us was a remarkably productive and rewarding partnership. We look forward to seeing where their next set of challenges and opportunities will take them. 164 United States 118 United Kingdom 43 Canada 23 Australia &amp; New Zealand 56 Europe 40 Asia <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Secondary schoolhonour roll Secondary academic awards honour a student’s academic achievement and their commitment to progress both academically and in their approaches to learning (ATL’s). The criteria for academic awards can be viewed here. 64 Grade 7 66 Grade 8 57 Grade 9 70 Grade 10 46 Grade 11 <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> May 2022 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) results While student progress is tracked and documented using a range of different assessments, CIS uses Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), developed by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), as an externally referenced assessment tool to benchmark learning growth. MAP provides comprehensive data on student achievement and growth, over time, in Reading and Mathematics. Achievement in MAP is indicated by a RIT score, and it is expected that RIT scores will increase over time. The graphs below show how our student community from senior kindergarten (SK) to grade 10 have performed in the final May 2022 MAP tests. Mathematics Here is&nbsp;how our&nbsp;senior kindergarten to grade 6 and grades 7 to 10 students&nbsp;May 2022 MAP maths results compared to the NWEA norm and the international school mean. MAP mathematics results MAP mathematics results &nbsp; Reading Here is&nbsp;how our&nbsp;senior kindergarten to grade 6 and grades 7 to 10&nbsp;students&nbsp;May 2022 MAP reading results compared to the NWEA norm and the international school mean. <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> 2021/2022 Youth Chinese Test Results The Youth Chinese Test (YCT) is one conducted by CRESTAR in Singapore. At CIS, students in the Chinese-English bilingual programme and grades 2 to 10 Chinese language acquisition programme take part. Over the last five years, CIS students have outperformed all other students in Singapore in the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), demonstrate the overall high quality of our programme. 加拿大国际学校 YCT成绩统计 2021 YCT Result Analysis of Canadian International School 2021 &nbsp; 合格率 Passing Rate 级别 Level 加拿大国际学校学生 Canadian International School's Candidates 全新加坡2021年YCT国际学校考生 All YCT 2021 International School's candidates in Singapore 全新加坡2021年 YCT考生 All YCT 2021 candidates in Singapore 一级 Level 1 99.14% 97.84% 97.84% 二级 Level 2 96.57% 92.75% 93.56% 三级 Level 3 97.81% 95.69% 95.92% 四级 Level 4 87.79% 73.23% 74.53% 五级 Level 5 65.36% 60.00% 60.00% &nbsp; read more

An IB school

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #3d3935;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> IB Primary Years Programme At CIS, we follow the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 6. The PYP is a curricular framework based on the most current best-practice educational research from around the world. As an IB World School, we regularly participate in external audits to ensure that we offer a rigorous academic programme that meets the highest standards in teaching and learning. The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. The programme aims to develop students’ academic, social and emotional well-being, through a focus on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The CIS Curriculum is built on the PYP framework of five essential elements - knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action. These elements help equip students with the skills needed to be successful, both now and in the future. We work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum that meets the needs of an international community, while at the same time developing unique and effective programmes that meet the needs of the broader school community. The PYP consists of: The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn;The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP; andThe assessed curriculum. The PYP is transdisciplinary in nature, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas, and incorporates, where possible, local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. In the PYP, students engage in six large, transdisciplinary themes organised as Units of Inquiry (UOIs). These UOIs are outlined in our school-wide Programme of Inquiry (POI) and are carefully designed to build from one year to the next as students' progress through the school. With the UOI at its core, language, mathematics, social studies, and science standards are addressed in authentic and meaningful contexts. The programme is further complemented through Additional languages (Chinese and French), Physical Education, and Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance) all taught by specialist teachers in their respective field. As an IB World School, we are active participants in an international community of teachers, students and educational researchers, and we are fully committed to recruiting and retaining proven professionals. Perhaps most importantly, when your child enters Primary School, they are greeted by a happy, nurturing, creative, educated, effective and highly dedicated teacher. Visit the website for more about the PYP or the IBO. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> A student&#039;s journey through the PYP exhibition <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#fefdff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> IB Middle Years Programme The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) at CIS spans Grades 7 through 10, and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be active and effective participants in the 21st century. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The MYP is a challenging curriculum framework that helps teachers establish goals, focus units of study using the ‘Global Contexts’ and conduct meaningful assessments. The MYP framework encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Students are expected to be well-versed in the traditional subject areas of our current curriculum, and they are encouraged to see the relationships between them. They are expected to develop a genuine understanding of their own history and culture, and are encouraged to appreciate the traditions of other people and other places. The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community. MYP teachers organise the curriculum with appropriate attention to: Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally-minded. Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. Approaches to learning (ATL). A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these skills help students learn how to learn. Service (community service) and Action (learning by doing and experiencing). Service and Action have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service&mdash;making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project. Language and identity. MYP students learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation. (Extracted from: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum). Visit the IB website to learn more about the MYP. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> CIS explains the Unit of Inquiry <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #3d3935;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> IB Diploma Programme The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) was born in the 1960’s in an effort to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, it is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. The IB DP curriculum is represented by the hexagon with six subject areas supported by the core. Each candidate is required to study one subject from each of the subject areas. A minimum of three subjects must be taken at the Higher Level (HL), allowing for specialisation or focus of interest. The remaining courses are taken at the Standard Level (SL). HL courses require 240 instructional hours versus the 150 required by SL courses. HL courses also require additional assessment. The Extended Essay (EE), a core element of the IB DP, is a 4000-word essay and is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. Assessment is criterion related, and judges each student in relation to identified assessment criteria and not in relation to the work of other students. The EE is externally assessed by IB examiners, and is marked on a scale from 0 to 36. The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself. What makes TOK unique, and distinctively different from standard academic disciplines, is its process. In this process, students’ thinking and their understanding of knowledge as a human construction are shaped, enriched and deepened. Connections may be made between knowledge encountered in different DP subjects, through CAS or in extended essay research. Because the subject matter of the course is defined in terms of knowledge issues, there is no end to the valid questions that may arise in a TOK course. The assessment model in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) comprises two components, both of which should be completed within the 100 hours designated for the course. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is at the heart of the DP. It is one of the three essential elements in every student’s DP experience. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity: Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.Action: Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.Service: An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected. The CAS Programme aims to develop students who are: Reflective thinkers&mdash;they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth.Willing to accept new challenges and new roles.Aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment.Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects.Balanced&mdash;they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences. Assessment in the DP Student's achievement is assessed according to his/her own ability in regards to the criteria specified within each subject group area. Most subjects have an internal assessment component, though the majority of the subject grade is carried out via external assessment. Internal assessments vary between subject groups, however, all aspects of internal assessment, initially marked by the teacher in charge, will be externally moderated by IBO moderators to ensure uniform standards are being met. External assessments are written examinations based on all or part of the course syllabus. In some courses, oral examinations / visual art presentations / theatre productions are recorded and submitted and externally assessed by an IBO examiner. Visit the website for more information about the IB Diploma Programme. <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Our story

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> 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. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> CIS story <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Vision, mission and values

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #313131;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Vision, mission and values Our vision Unleashing the potential of every individual so they can own their future. Our mission Engage. Enlighten. Empower. Our core values Values should be more than inspiring or beautiful words. Our values are a behavioural blueprint that shape who we are as a school community and as individuals. In all that we do, we ask ourselves – does this promote what we value most? Collaboration Curiosity Creativity Generosity Respect <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> PYP Exhibition 2019 <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Parents

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Effective parent involvement Every parent of a child who is enrolled in either our Lakeside or Tanjong Katong campus is automatically a member of our PTA. By being a member of the PTA, you are part of a community who believes that effective parent involvement in our school enriches the educational experience of our children. There are no fees or dues to be paid, and we encourage everyone to get involved, either by volunteering or simply attending events. Our PTA ensures it is easy for everyone to find something enjoyable to attend, be it large campus-wide events, social coffees or outings. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Click to play the video PTA events Parent testimonials We decided to enrol our kids in CIS not only for the bilingual programme it offered but because it allows children to learn, play, discover, share and nurture their curiosity. Alexandra Hot KG Lakeside parent SEE MORE LIKE THIS SEE MORE LIKE THIS CIS offers great opportunities to the children - at the appropriate levels. From the incredible Open Minds programme which brings learning alive in a completely different way, to the incredible inclusion of STEAM-based ideas in each subject. Kate Moreau Primary Tanjong Katong &amp; Secondary Lakeside parent SEE MORE LIKE THIS SEE MORE LIKE THIS We are very happy with their dedication to teaching the Chinese language. They are truly committed to being one of the best Chinese-English bilingual programmes in Singapore. Antonio Martinez and Tania Léger Lakeside Bilingual programme parents SEE MORE LIKE THIS SEE MORE LIKE THIS Latest stories Loading... read more