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var themaps = []; Lakeside Campus 7 Jurong West Street 41 Singapore 649414 lakesidecampus@cis.edu.sg +65 6467 1732 +65 6467 1729 7:45 am - 6:00 pm (M-F) Nearest public transport Chinese Garden MRT (East-West Line) Bus 180, 335 (Stops at Jurong Lake) themaps.push(function(){ var location = {lat: 1.3465854, lng: 103.7239076 }; var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('contactmap1'),{ zoom: 14, center: location, disableDefaultUI: true, draggable: false, scrollwheel: false, disableDoubleClickZoom: true }); var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: location, map: map }); }); Tanjong Katong Campus 371 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437128 tkcampus@cis.edu.sg +65 6345 1573 +65 6345 4057 7:45 am - 5:00 pm (M-F) Nearest public transport Bus 10, 31, 40, 134, 135, 197 (Stops at Aft Katong PO or Bef Katong PO) themaps.push(function(){ var location = {lat: 1.3037219, lng: 103.897072 }; var map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById('contactmap2'),{ zoom: 14, center: location, disableDefaultUI: true, draggable: false, scrollwheel: false, disableDoubleClickZoom: true }); var marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: location, map: map }); }); function initContactMaps(){ for(var i = 0; i < themaps.length; i++){ themaps[i](); } } Lakeside divisional contacts Kindergarten +65 6469 4562 kindergarten@cis.edu.sg Primary School +65 6469 4562 primaryschool@cis.edu.sg Secondary School +65 6664 1233 secondaryschool@cis.edu.sg Inquire or book a tour Feedback Additional contacts Admissions hotline for prospective parents +65 6734 8088 Finance and billing enquiries +65 6467 1732 finance@cis.edu.sg Parent and student ID cards +65 6467 1732 idcards@cis.edu.sg Yeap transport (Lakeside Campus) +65 6316 1419 CISLS@yeaptpt.com Yeap transport (Tanjong Katong Campus) +65 8298 1903 CISTK@yeaptpt.com Communications department and general questions +65 6467 1732 communications@cis.edu.sg Website/portal support +65 6467 1732 webmaster@cis.edu.sg Careers +65 6467 1732 jobs@cis.edu.sg Press and media +65 6467 1732 communications@cis.edu.sg Lim’s Uniforms +65 6468 3655 generalenquiry@limsuniforms.com read more

PDPA

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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”). Personal data may be used by CIS before, during or after a student’s enrolment with the school. What follows is a summary of the provisions of our more detailed policy which can be read here. It supplements but does not supersede or replace any other consent you may have previously provided to CIS in respect of your personal data. How is personal data collected by CIS? Personal data may be collected using a number of different methods including the enrolment application process, through interactions with staff (whether by telephone, letter, email or face-to-face meetings), and in the course of providing educational services to students. Why is personal data collected and how is it used by CIS? Personal data is collected to support CIS functions including the teaching and personal and professional development of students, and the administration of CIS. Personal data is also used to celebrate the achievements of our students. Some of the specific circumstances for which personal data may be collected include the maintenance of student records; school communication, and processing applications for enrolment and scholarships. Personal data may also be collected to ensure the security of students and staff, and to monitor the use of CIS’s computer network resources, including emails and internet use with CIS email accounts and portals. How is my data protected? CIS protects the personal data it collects by maintaining reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised access, collection, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or other similar risks. Why is personal data disclosed by CIS? Personal data may be disclosed to our third party service providers, agents and/or our affiliates or related corporations for the same purposes for which it is collected. Examples of such third party service providers include our canteen operator, ECA vendors, transportation companies, excursion week vendors, Fee Protection Scheme insurers, etc. Enquiries The School may from time to time update the Personal Data Protection Policy in line with legal or practice developments. If you have any questions, please contact our School's Data Protection Officer at pdpa@cis.edu.sg. Downloads Personal Data Protection (PDPA) read more

Terms of use

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Test Calendar parents 2019-2020

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Staff calendar 2019-2020

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Parent calendar 2019-2020

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Calendar

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Printable School Calendar If you'd like an overview of the school year, view the academic dates for&nbsp;2019/2020&nbsp;and&nbsp;2020/2021. The comprehensive calendar with all event dates is available in the My.CIS calendar.&nbsp; read more

Apply online

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Apply Online Apply now Thank you for considering a CIS education for your child. It takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the online application. As you will need to enter your child’s passport details, it is advisable that you have this document at hand. If you need assistance or have questions&nbsp;about&nbsp;our application process,&nbsp;please contact us at +65 6734 8088 or&nbsp;admissions@cis.edu.sg. Confidentiality Policy Data & information collected will be treated as confidential and is for official use by the school only. Unless requested by government agencies, written permission will be obtained from you if the data is used for purposes beyond the original intent. read more

Parents

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Parents An outstandingparent community We are incredibly fortunate to have an outstanding parent community at CIS. Our parents volunteer their time and their energy to the school in a number of ways. These include helping out in the classroom, as chaperones on field trips and Open Minds, as a room parent, or as a member of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). 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. An outstanding parent community Our parents volunteer their time and their energy to the school in a number of ways. An outstanding parent community Our parents volunteer their time and their energy to the school in a number of ways. An outstanding parent community Our parents volunteer their time and their energy to the school in a number of ways. Our&nbsp; TK parents volunteer their time and their energy to the school in a number of ways. PTA events &quot;I have loved the events where everybody participates. I like the way CIS pull everybody together as one big community.&quot; Amorie Van Wyk CIS Parent SEE MORE LIKE THIS SEE MORE LIKE THIS Latest stories Read more Understanding Advertising By Sarah Aspillaga, Grade 2 Lead Teacher The great poet, Robert Frost, once said that teachers are awakeners of the mind. At CIS, we believe that parents also deserve this honour. On Tuesday, 31 May, Mr. Arnaud Blatter, the father of Alix Bl... Read more Parent View on CIS&#039; Bilingual Programme CIS parent Kim Kenny Faulkner speaks to Expat Living Singapore about her decision to enrol her boys Hudson (6) and Cade (5) in the bilingual programme. Read about Kim&#039;s CIS bilingual experience in Exp... Read more Tips for Transitioning to a New Culture By Geoff Upston, Counsellor, TK Campus Hello, my name is Geoff Upston and I am the counsellor at TK Campus. Having lived overseas for the last 15 years in China, Qatar and now Singapore, I understand the unique challenges we face as we tra... Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Staff

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Staff A highly qualified faculty Our vision is to offer a diverse curriculum and broad range of activities that allow our students to achieve their personal potential, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. The recruitment and retention of quality teachers and support staff is therefore fundamental to us delivering on our promise. Highly qualified teachers 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. Highly qualified teachers 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. Highly qualified teachers 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. Highly qualified teachers 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. With over 285 qualified teachers, from over 28 countries, we are perfectly positioned to deliver on our vision to students aged 3 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 60% 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 Kindergarten 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. Stories Read more CIS teachers building houses and brighter futures By Michael Black and Kendra Jones, Community Outreach Coordinators Each year, a group of teachers from CIS spend one week of their school break giving to those who are less fortunate, to help make our world a better place. This year, 17 of us (along with some family and friends) traveled to Kampong Cham province in Cambodia to build eight houses with the Tabitha Foundation. Read more Global recognition for CIS’ Outdoor Discovery Centre By CIS Communications So how did the ODC make this exclusive list? In short, it was a perfect fit! The HundrED team looked for inspiring innovators and innovations in education. They also looked at their impact, and whether they were “scalable” (ie could be reproduced elsewhere in different shapes and sizes). Read more Teacher Attachment Programme By Angela Henderson, TK Principal Teaching and learning doesn’t just happen between teachers and students. CIS has a commitment to the profession of teaching by providing opportunities for aspiring or current local teachers to learn ... Read more CIS CEO&#039;s EduTech opening address Developing a 21st century mindset is critical in today’s schools. A rigorous academic programme needs to be complemented by the effective use of technology, as we develop fundamental real life skills ... Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Students

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Students Valuing the individual At CIS, we recognise and value every student from Nursery to Grade 12 as an individual. We believe that each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Demonstrating our core values, our students act with integrity, generosity and curiosity, as they challenge themselves to reach intellectual and personal excellence. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Working together with people from other backgrounds and cultures is an integral part of life at CIS. With approximately 3,000 students from over 80 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. Stories Read more Noa is Berklee bound When talent meets hard work and determination, success becomes inevitable. Such was the case for CIS Grade 12 Music student, Noa Boon, who has been awarded the renowned Berklee School of Music’s highe... Read more Adya’s Love of Writing Sarah Brennan Poetry Competition runner up, TK Grade 4 student Adya, shares her passion for writing with us. Adya is a pro at story writing. She has dedicated her free time to penning her thoughts, ex... Read more Grade 8-1 Grant a Wish Arush is a 5 year old boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Through the Make a Wish Foundation, Arush announced that his wish was “to go on a big ship with a swimming pool”. A few weeks ago, Arush’s... Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Tanjong Katong Campus

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Tanjong Katong Campus Nursery to Grade 6 Catering to the needs of Nursery to Grade 6 learners, CIS’ Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus is located in Singapore’s East Coast. TK features a mix of intimate indoor learning spaces and generous, leafy outdoor activity and sporting areas. Grade levels are clustered together to allow easy collaboration and sharing between grade levels. This design supports our inquiry-based approach and encourages a strong sense of community between and across grade levels. 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, cricket nets, 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. The TK lease has been extended to August 2022. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. Principal’s Message Kindergarten and Primary School Mrs Angela Henderson A welcome message from TK Primary Principal, Mrs Angela Henderson. Virtual Tour General Foyer Main Entrance Main Office Learning Spaces Amphitheatre Outdoor Learning 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 Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Kindergarten

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International Kindergarten School Kindergarten at CIS CIS’ Kindergarten programme is designed to stimulate imagination, creativity and self discovery in our youngest learners (aged 2 to 5). Reflecting our international context, our curriculum draws from the best kindergarten curricula globally, and is delivered within the Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework. Warm and nurturing learning environments support our inquiry and play-based approach, ensuring our children develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future academic success. Kindergarten programme for 2 -5 years old. We nurture our students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. Nursery programme for 2 years olds We nurture our students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. STEAM in the younger years We nurture our students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. Kindergarten at CIS ( 2 - 5 years) We nurture our students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. Kindergarten at CIS ( 2 - 5 years) We nurture our students’ natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. Kindergarten An international curriculum At CIS, our children’s social and emotional well-being is paramount. We nurture their natural sense of curiosity and wonder through our inquiry and play-based teaching approach. Underpinned by the PYP framework, our stimulating and creative curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. Teaching instruction caters to each student’s needs, abilities, and learning styles, resulting in a community of happy, confident and engaged learners. Language of instruction Our youngest learners in Nursery* (2 years of age) enjoy a unique bilingual environment with an English speaking teacher, and two Chinese speaking teaching assistants. Both languages are integrated into classroom activities, preparing children for our Pre-Kindergarten (3 years of age) dual language immersion model. In Pre-Kindergarten, morning classes are conducted entirely in either English or Chinese, while afternoon classes are conducted in English only (providing full day students with a dual language immersion model where desired). From the age of four, students can either enter our English immersion programme with daily French or Chinese lessons, or our bilingual programme where students learn equally in both Chinese and English. From August 2020 Pre-Kindergarten will be offered as a full-day programme only (there will be no half day option) at both CIS campuses.&nbsp; Pre-Kindergarten at Lakeside will offer both the Chinese-English programme and English programme, while Tanjong Katong will offer the English programme only (with no additional Chinese Language Acquisition time). An international curriculum As one of Singapore's&nbsp;leading private kindergartens, we offer an engaging inquiry, play-based teaching approach grounded in research and best&nbsp;practice. Extensive studies show hands-on exploration solidifies concepts and understanding more concretely than rote learning. Our Nursery programme is PYP inspired, and children learn as they engage in both teacher-guided and child-initiated exploratory, investigative and imaginative play. Our nursery curriculum focuses on developing children’s fundamental social, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as their fine and gross motor skills. As children move into Pre-Kindergarten, they engage in topic-based learning commonly referred to as the Unit of Inquiry (UOI), and different subject areas are integrated as they explore a particular concept or topic. Students have dedicated literacy and numeracy lessons, and specialist teachers for Chinese and French. Physical education, art, music and drama are delivered by either a specialist or the homeroom teacher. Where possible, learning in these specialist areas links back to the overarching topic. Science and social studies are learnt exclusively in the context of the UOI. Our STEAM programme supports students’ natural curiosity and creativity. Our kindergarten&nbsp; students learn how to make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts in STEAM. Chinese English Bilingual Programme JK to Grade 6 Underpinned by the PYP framework, our stimulating and creative kindergarten curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. Inquiry - play based learning Underpinned by the PYP framework, our stimulating and creative kindergarten curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. An international curriculum Underpinned by the PYP framework, our stimulating and creative kindergarten curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. An international curriculum Underpinned by the PYP framework, our stimulating and creative kindergarten curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. Kindergarten Discovery and exploration Our Lakeside Campus located in the west of Singapore,&nbsp;adopts a schools-within-a-school&nbsp;design, creating unique communities inside the school&nbsp;and accommodating students aged 2 to 18. Our kindergarten&nbsp;children learn in a dedicated kindergarten&nbsp;wing, where classrooms are organised in grade levels and spill out into learning pods. These learning pods are large, open, shared spaces where teachers set up hands-on learning centres. Other learning spaces that foster skill development include a junior library, kitchen, black box theatre, STEAM makerspace and a Kindergarten kitchen. Our Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus located in the east of Singapore, is smaller and more intimate and accommodates students 2 to 12 years of age. Classrooms for our youngest learners are warm, colourful, spacious and grouped together, ensuring a strong sense of community. Each classroom has direct access to an Outdoor Discovery Centre. Other learning spaces include a library, amphitheatre, and STEAM makerspace. About TK's Outdoor Discovery Centre TK Outdoor Discovery Centre is used as an extension of our indoor classrooms and support learning in ways that extend far beyond a traditional playground. Our students love everything about these centres but some of the extra special features include a play fort, sound and herb garden, mud kitchen, natural tunnel, bike track and quiet and peaceful places for reflection. Through playing with mud, water, sand and loose objects such as sticks, stones, mesh and rope, our students engage in imaginative and creative thinking while solving problems. They learn to calculate, measure, invent, estimate, specify, analyse, hypothesise and test theories, thereby developing their thinking, communication and research skills. Kindergarten Communication and parent participation Parents play a very important role in their child’s foundational years and we encourage our parents to take an active role in their child’s education and school&nbsp;life. In turn, we aim to keep parents informed about their child’s learning progress, our programmes and the latest in educational research. Our early-years teachers are passionate about the children in their care, and work to ensure they feel safe, valued, secure and happy in both our schools. In nursery and pre-kindergarten, parents are welcome to stay for the daily settling-in activities, allowing their child to adjust to the concept of separation and school life. Our teachers communicate with parents every Friday via My.CIS (our parent portal) and we share important information through our advisories and weekly newsletters. Coffee mornings, assemblies, parent seminars and hands-on workshops are hosted regularly, while parent-teacher conferences are held three times a year to discuss each child’s progress. Student learning is documented in portfolios, and we issue detailed reports twice a year. Our open door policy ensures parents are always able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns, ideas or questions they may have. Communication and parent participation Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. Communication and parent participation Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. Communication and parent participation Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. Downloads Nursery guide Primary School: Nursery to Grade 6 guide Sample kindergarten timetable What is an IB education? Facilitating academic excellence through inquiry and play Crisis in kindergarten, why children need to play in school Prospectus Stories Read more Developing learner agency through arts and physical integration By Tonia Whyte Potter-Mal, TK PYP coordinator How does combining arts and physical literacy facilitate learner agency - a core value of Primary Years Programme (PYP) learning? Tonia Whyte Potter-Mal, TK PYP coordinator, explains how Hélène Boiron, TK’s only kindergarten arts and physical literacy integration specialist, does it. Read more Learning about positive relationships with the rainbow fish By CIS Communications What can the most beautiful fish in the ocean teach a group of senior kindergarten (SK) students about building positive relationships and maintaining friendships? Join us as we find out more from TK’s SK grade level lead, Ms Pritika. Read more Making the world a better place for shelter dogs By Juliane Herold, TK SK teacher Meet Whittaker - a TK SK student who is making the world a better place with his kind heart and selflessness. Juliane Herold, TK SK teacher, tells us more. Read more SK musical @ Lakeside By CIS Communications SK students performed a musical for their parents at the David Foster Theatre and brought smiles to everyone&#039;s faces with their adorable acting and singing. STEAM Bilingual Arts read more

Primary School

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International Primary School Grades 1 to 6 Primary School at CIS is the perfect environment for students in Grades 1 to 6 to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. Reflecting our international context, our curriculum draws from the best global primary school curricula and is delivered within the Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework. Teaching instruction caters to each student’s needs, abilities and learning styles, resulting in a community of happy, confident and engaged learners. A passion for lifelong learning Primary School is the perfect environment for students to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. A passion for lifelong learning Primary School is the perfect environment for students to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. A passion for lifelong learning Primary School is the perfect environment for students to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. A passion for lifelong learning Primary School is the perfect environment for students to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. A passion for lifelong learning Primary School is the perfect environment for students to develop their inherent curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. Primary School An international curriculum Underpinned by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, our primary school curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based approach teaches students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. They are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. Our primary school students can choose to enrol in either our English immersion programme or our Chinese-English bilingual programme. In our English immersion programme, lessons are conducted in English except for compulsory daily language acquisition classes. Students can choose to study either French, Spanish or Chinese. In our Chinese-English bilingual programme, students learn equally in both English and Chinese. Our rigorous curriculum delivered within the PYP framework, means our students engage in topic based learning commonly referred to as the Unit of Inquiry (UOI). Where possible, specialist subject areas such maths, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, art, music, drama and physical education, are integrated into students’ learning as they explore a particular concept or topic (UOI). Science and social studies are learnt exclusively in the context of the UOI. Our top Digital Literacy Coaches work with our teachers to ensure that technology is used to support and extend learning across subject areas. Our unique STEAM programme, plays is an integral part of every primary school students’ education. We have a dedicated STEAM teacher, resources and spaces for students to innovate, create, problem solve and engage in design thinking. Our STEAM teacher collaborates with other teachers to integrate STEAM opportunities in units of inquiry and specific subject areas. As one of Singapore’s leading private primary schools, learning is not just confined to the classroom. Instead, we engage our students in a wide variety of outdoor learning activities ranging from lessons in our Outdoor Discovery Centres to field trips, excursion week and Open minds (hands-on learning experiences in settings such as Fort Canning and Sungei Buloh wetlands). Parent involvement in CIS’ primary school is actively encouraged and plays an important role. We provide many opportunities for parents to engage in their child’s education such as helping out with class reading activities, field trips and volunteering as a room parent with the PTA. Developing 21st century skills Primary students are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. Developing 21st century skills Primary students are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. Developing 21st century skills Primary students are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. Primary School A holistic approach Providing each and every child with a holistic educational experience is important to us. Our unique co-curricular programme, run during school hours, extends curricular learning by providing students with creative, performance, service and sporting opportunities. Our house system and primary student council encourage a strong sense of community, leadership and team spirit. Our house system helps students develop the best skills in leadership and teamwork. Students regularly participate in house events, and our house captains are charged with helping to foster team spirit and a sense of belonging. Our primary school co-curricular activities (CCA) programme is designed to provide opportunities that extend and enhance our curriculum during the school day. Delivered by our teachers, CCAs are organised into three blocks each school year. The four CCA focus areas are: Arts, Sports, STEAM, and Leadership (Lakeside) / Performing Arts (Tanjong Katong). Our student council provides further opportunities for our senior primary school students to develop their leadership skills. Students campaign for the executive roles and are elected by their peers. These leadership opportunities ensure our students recognise the importance of responsibility to others and what it takes to create and promote a positive school culture. A holistic experience Providing each and every child with a holistic educational experience is important to us. A holistic experience Providing each and every child with a holistic educational experience is important to us. A holistic experience Providing each and every child with a holistic educational experience is important to us. Primary School Communication and assessment Communication and connecting with our parents is important to us. Our teachers communicate with parents every Friday via My.CIS and we share important need-to-know information through our weekly newsletters and advisories. Coffee mornings, parent seminars and hands-on workshops are hosted regularly, while parent-teacher conferences are held three times a year to discuss each child’s progress. Detailed and descriptive reports are issued twice a year. Our teachers use regular assessments throughout the school year to track each child’s progress. Formative assessments monitor learning and provide ongoing feedback during a unit, while summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of a unit by comparing it to a standard or benchmark. Equally important, teachers consider a child’s attitude, effort, commitment, and social development when reporting. CIS benchmarks student achievement (Grades 3 to 10) against NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) standards and international school norms in an external assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Conducted three times a year, MAP results in maths and literacy are also used to identify trend patterns and overall cohort progress year on year. Parent Teacher Association Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. Primary School Communication aboutlearning and school life Communication and connecting with our parents is important to us. Our teachers communicate with parents every Friday via My.CIS and we share important need to know information through our weekly newsletters and advisories. Coffee mornings, parent seminars and hands on workshops are hosted regularly, and conferences are held three times a year to discuss each child’s progress. Detailed and descriptive reports are issued twice a year. Our teachers use regular assessments through the school year to track each child’s progress. Formative assessments monitor learning and provide ongoing feedback during a unit, while summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of a unit by comparing it to a standard or benchmark. Equally important, teachers consider a child’s attitude, effort, commitment, and social development when reporting. Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. CIS benchmarks student achievement (Grades 3 to 10) against NWEA standards and international school norms in an external assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Conducted three times a year, MAP results are also used to identify trend patterns and overall cohort progress year on year. Academic Programme Academic Programme CIS Primary School (Grades 1- 6) is the perfect environment for young students to develop their natural curiosity into a passion for lifelong learning. Our welcoming and inclusive culture combined with our holistic curriculum and meaningful learning experiences based on the IB PYP framework, creates students who are happy, confident and engaged. They are inspired to be creative, curious and excel in every endeavour they pursue. In Primary School, we follow a stimulating and challenging holistic curriculum underpinned by the inquiry-based IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework. Our curriculum is designed to encompasses the best elements from curricula around the world, reflecting the school’s core principles, our international context and desire to promote personal, academic, creative and physical development. Students in Grades 1 to 5 have the choice of enrolling in either our English immersion programme (where English is the language of instruction) or our pioneering bilingual Chinese-English programme. Both programmes follow the PYP framework and include language, mathematics, social studies, science, physical education, arts (visual arts, drama, music and dance) and community service. Students enrolled in our English immersion programme must also study a global language. Students apply their learning through a range of exciting and relevant hands-on opportunities such as field trips, Excursion Week, Open Minds and visits from experts (we don’t just simply confine it to the classroom). Through our ‘One to World’ programme, technology is used across the different subjects to support learning and increase technology skills, confidence and experience. Communication with parents Establishing a strong partnership with each parent about their child’s learning progress is a major priority of ours. We seek to keep parents informed about their child’s development via teacher blogs in My.CIS (our parent portal), weekly newsletters, student-led conferences, parent -teacher meetings, coffee mornings, parent seminars and workshops. We also have an open door policy allowing parents to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. Learning environments Primary School learning takes place at both our Lakeside and Tanjong Katong campuses in a welcoming and inclusive environment where each student feels happy, secure and valued. Both campuses have dedicated, purpose-built learning spaces designed to support our holistic curriculum, encourage collaboration and stimulate creativity. Students spend most of their time with their homeroom teacher, and class sizes are kept small, allowing ample time for individualised attention. Lakeside Campus Students at our Lakeside Campus enjoy a wide range of modern sport, art and technology facilities, a dedicated junior library, spacious and comfortable pod areas (common break out spaces), and classrooms which are bright and colourful. Tanjong Katong Campus At our Tanjong Katong Campus, students enjoy bright and colourful classrooms, a gym, library and a wide range of outdoor learning spaces including an outdoor amphitheatre, drama studio, playground, butterfly garden and large sports field. Downloads Primary School: Nursery to Grade 6 guide What is an IB education? Homework help (Expat Living feature) iPad brochure Prospectus Stories Read more French kitchen in the STEAM lab By Words by Nandini Jhaveri, TK French lead teacher What better way to learn a language than through an activity that gives you context to the vocabulary you’re learning. This is exactly what Ms Nandini Jhaveri’s students were doing when they “invaded” the STEAM lab to cook up a storm and learn how to communicate with each other in French. Ms Nandini shares more. Read more Celebrating Day of the Dead at CIS By Maria Isabel Lluen, primary Spanish subject lead (Lakeside) If you were at Lakeside on 1 November, you might have run into some teachers and students wearing “Calaveras” - one of many hauntingly beautiful ways to celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Maria Isabel Lluen, primary Spanish subject lead, tells us all about the celebrations that took place that day. Read more Lakeside connects through book week By Elaine Fong, Primary Teacher Librarian, Lakeside Lakeside celebrated CIS’s love of literacy with the ever-popular Book Week from 30 September to 4 October. This year’s theme was “Stories Connect” so there were plenty of exciting library activities, author visits and a book fair - all to give the CIS community an opportunity to “connect through stories”. Elaine Fong, Lakeside Primary Teacher librarian, tells us more. Read more The library comes alive at TK By Stojana Popovska, TK teacher librarian This September TK library brought books and reading “alive” for all of our primary students. Reading and stories were celebrated with many fun activities related to book characters, different genres and authors. STEAM Bilingual Arts read more

Arts

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Arts Showcasing creativityand talent CIS has a thriving and vibrant Arts programme which is integral to school life. We adopt a two-pronged approach to the arts: the curricular or classroom experience and extracurricular activities and performances. Arts activities (music, dance, drama and visual art) allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world, while developing creativity, self confidence, resilience and adaptability. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Grade 3 Production Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Secondary school production Flies Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. DP Art Show exhibit Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. From Kindergarten to Grade 12, arts experiences build confidence and are the perfect avenue to showcase creativity and experience teamwork. Through the arts, our students are engaged in imaginative and productive activity as they explore different cultures; use arts as a form of communication; and learn about the elements of performance, production and stage and event management. Arts opportunities include a range of musical ensembles and bands, choral groups, productions, performances and exhibits. These events run throughout the school year and across all divisions as appropriate. Our students also participate in regional events and competitions like the Singapore Youth Film Festival where two of our students recently won best overall film and best acting. At times, performances and showcases are conducted in another language such as Chinese or French. This multilingual approach and focus provides our students with opportunities to practice another language, while developing multilingual skills and competency in second or third languages. Facilities that support our thriving arts programme include fully equipped drama and dance studios, a 500-seat theatre (Lakeside), music and music practice rooms, and an audio-visual suite supported with the latest equipment (Lakeside). Etiam non enim Etiam non enim tincidunt, sagittis lacus interdum, venenatis mi. Suspendisse potenti. Phasellus ultricies et tortor ut congue. Stories Read more Music passions recognised By Tom Anderson, MYP music teacher Join us in congratulating secondary school students Nadia S, Francisco L, Ella K and Ysa B for acing the Trinity College London and ABRSM music exams! Tom Anderson, MYP music teacher, shares the good news with us. Read more Grade 6 music ensemble 2019 By CIS Communications Musical ensembles are a beautiful celebration of learning, and this week was no different as grade 6 flute, brass, string and choral ensembles charmed the CIS community. Read more Medea - Chinese drama production By CIS Communications Everyone (students and teachers) who was involved with the Chinese drama Medea impressed their audience with their &quot;performance intensity and high-level acting skills&quot;. Read more Shakespeare in music By Athalya Salim, TK music teacher and musical director Music plays a big part in TK’s annual Shakespeare productions and this is year is no different. This time the grade 4-6 choir was instrumental in helping to compose most of the music. Athalya Salim, TK music teacher and musical director, shares more. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

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CIS Foundation programme

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CIS Foundation Programme CIS Foundation programme The CIS Foundation programme is perfect for children aged 11 to 15 who are beginners in English. The aim of this rigorous one-year programme, is to swiftly equip each student with the necessary English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) so that by the end of the year, they can fully participate in all learning activities with their peers and successfully meet the expectations of the CIS IB secondary school curriculum. An established track record CIS has been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to students from around the world for more than 20 years. Our established track record makes us one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer English Language Learner (ELL) programmes. We welcome students from more than 80 countries and through our experience certified ELL teachers and comprehensive English curriculum, we are committed to equipping each student with the necessary skills to become effective communicators in English. Curriculum and areas of study In addition to intensive English lessons that incorporate IB inquiry-based educational approach. Students take classes in mathematics, science and individual and societies. This approach ensures no student falls behind in these important core subject areas. Classes are aligned to each student’s equivalent grade level, with a significant amount of time spent towards helping them acquire the necessary English competency needed for each subject. Lessons in study skills and exam preparation are also taught on a weekly basis. Class sizes are small and students are grouped according to their English proficiency level. For much of the day, students will stay in the Secondary School wing, moving to different rooms for each subject. They remain together for all lessons and join their peers in the IB MYP programme for lunch, SMART period, house leagues and before and after school activities. The number of contact hours in each subject area is outlined below. The weekly timetable can be viewed here. Assessment and progression to CIS’s IB MYP Students are formally assessed on their English proficiency approximately every 10 weeks. Those who satisfy the entry requirements are able to exit the programme and enter CIS's IB MYP programme in secondary school.&nbsp;View the&nbsp;CIS Foundation programme academic calendar&nbsp;for all key dates. Device requirements Students must have their own MacBook (either a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air) with the latest operating system. Software required is programme specific and will either be provided by CIS or sold to students at a later date. Before you apply The admissions section on our website outlines the entry requirements, application process, and fee schedule. Boarding CIS has an arrangement with ACS Oldham Hall in Singapore, a premium local boarding facility. Visit this page for more information. Success stories About About About read more

Secondary School

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International Secondary School Grades 7 to 12 Secondary School at CIS is a challenging and supportive environment, resulting in students who are confident, passionate and driven to succeed. Reflecting our international context, our Grades 7 to 10 curriculum draws from the best secondary curricula globally and is delivered within the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) framework, while students in Grades 11 to 12 study the internationally recognised IB Diploma Programme (IBDP). As a result, our students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to remain relevant and competitive in a changing world. Grade 11 excursion week: Nepal 2019 Working with the Chisapani earthquake relief project, students continued building work on a local community centre, taught locals how to use computers, and donated shoes and beanies to the needy. Their 9 days in Nepal also helped them learn about Nepalese culture and the countryside.&nbsp; Grades 7 to 12 In Secondary, students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to remain relevant and competitive in a changing world. Grades 7 to 12 In Secondary, students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to remain relevant and competitive in a changing world. Grades 7 to 12 In Secondary, students develop the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to remain relevant and competitive in a changing world. Grades 7 to 12 Secondary School Middle Years Programme Underpinned by the MYP framework, our stimulating and creative curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential, and best prepares them for the rigours of the DP programme. Our students think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. They develop understanding in traditional subject areas and see the relationships between them. We help our students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success in the DP. Spanning Grades 7 to 10, the MYP consists of eight core subjects: Language and Literature in English or Chinese, Mathematics, Science, Individuals and Societies, Language Acquisition in French, Chinese, Spanish or English, Design, Arts - Music, Drama or Visual Arts and Physical Education. Students are also required to satisfy the ‘Community and Service’ (CAS) elements of the programme. Middle Years Programme In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. Middle Years Programme In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. Middle Years Programme In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. Middle Years Programme In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. Secondary School Diploma Programme During their final two years of secondary school, our students study the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), a comprehensive two-year curriculum that includes coursework and leads to final examinations. The Diploma Programme incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. Research reveals that universities in the UK and USA have a high regard for IB graduates, and the skills and attitudes developed. Our students have consistently scored above the IBDP world average and in the last five years have been accepted to over 350 leading universities around the world. Students select one subject from each of the six subject groups, and complete the core three requirements: the extended essay, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, action and service (CAS).&nbsp; Our IB DP courses for grade 11 in 2019/2020 are: Group Group name Courses 1 Studies in Language and Literature English A Literature (SL and HL) English A Language and Literature (SL and HL) Chinese A Language and Literature (SL and HL) French A Language and Literature (SL and HL) Japanese A Language and Literature (SL and HL) Self-taught Literature A (SL)* 2 Language Acquisition English B (SL and HL) Chinese B (SL and HL) French (SL and HL) French B (Ab initio, SL and HL) Spanish (Ab initio and SL) 3 Individuals and Societies Geography (SL and HL) Psychology (SL and HL) Economics (SL and HL) History (SL and HL) Business Management (SL and HL) Information Technology in a Global Society (SL and HL) 4 Sciences Biology (SL and HL) Chemistry (SL and HL) Physics (SL and HL) Design Technology (SL and HL) Sports, exercise and health science (SL and HL) Environmental Systems and Societies (SL and HL) 5 Mathematics Mathematics analysis and approaches (SL and HL) Mathematics applications and interpretation (SL and HL) 6 The Arts / Optional Subjects Visual Arts (SL and HL) Music (SL and HL) Theatre (SL and HL) A subject from group 3 or 4 * Offered as an online course via Pamoja. Occasionally, there are a small number of students for whom the full IBDP is not the best option. These students study a reduced number of IBDP subjects and are awarded IB certificates and a CIS High School Diploma instead. The CIS Diploma is recognised by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and widely accepted by universities and other higher education institutions. Diploma Programme Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19. Diploma Programme Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19. Diploma Programme Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19. Diploma Programme Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated students aged 16 to 19. Secondary School A holisticapproach Our house system builds a sense of belonging and pride, and our SMART&nbsp;(Students Maximising Achievement Responsibility on Time) programme provides opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. Excursion Week and field-based investigations see our students exercising leadership and learning first-hand about the world’s people, cultures and humanitarian and environmental concerns. Leadership is encouraged across all areas of the school. Each day for 40 minutes, students are engaged in SMART (Students Maximising Achievement Responsibility on Time). SMART sees students participating in a variety of student initiated activities that seek to encourage independence and self directed learning. Activities range from academic enrichment and support (eg meeting with subject teachers for additional help) to student led clubs and initiatives such as student council and Model United Nations. Our house system is designed to build a strong sense of community and pride within our Grades 1 to 12 student body, and helps students develop leadership and teamwork skills. Students regularly participate in house events, and our house captains are charged with helping to foster team spirit and a sense of belonging. Learning at CIS is not just confined to the classroom. Students participate in a range of relevant and engaging hands-on outdoor learning opportunities including field trips and field investigations which allow them to apply their learning in a real world context. Excursion Week sees students in Grades 7 to 12 travelling to countries such as Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Cambodia and Canada to learn about the world’s people, cultures and humanitarian and environmental concerns first hand. In Secondary, students are presented with a wide range of leadership opportunities. From the traditional student council model with an active and engaged student executive committee, to sporting captains, theatrical leads and peer tutors, student leadership creates value for both the leaders themselves and our student cohort. As they develop leadership skills that are underpinned by our core values, our students are ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead of them and act as leaders both locally and internationally. A holistic approach We provide opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. A holistic approach We provide opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. A holistic approach We provide opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. A holistic approach We provide opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. Secondary School Communication and assessment Communication and connecting with our parents is important to us. Curriculum information and assessments are located in My.CIS and we share important need-to-know information through our weekly newsletters and advisories. Coffee mornings, parent seminars and hands-on workshops are hosted regularly, and conferences are held three times a year to discuss each child’s progress. Detailed and descriptive reports are issued four times a year. Our teachers use regular assessments through the school year to track each student’s progress. In the MYP, formative assessments monitor learning and provide ongoing feedback during a unit, while summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of a unit by comparing it to a standard or benchmark. In the DP, assessment takes the form of both internal and external assessment. All final assessment is externally assessed and moderated and leads towards the award of the Diploma. Our open door policy ensures parents are able to meet with their child’s teachers at a mutually convenient time to discuss any concerns they may have. CIS benchmarks student achievement (Grades 3 to 10) against Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) standards and international school norms in an external assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Conducted three times a year, MAP results in Math and Literacy are also used to identify trend patterns and overall cohort progress year on year. University Guidance University Guidance University Guidance University Guidance University Guidance All CIS students in grades 8 to 12 are supported by an experienced team of university advisors. Our advisors are members of professional organisations and have excellent relationships with admissions officers from many of the world’s leading universities. Their goal is to help each student identify and maximise the likelihood of admission to a range of “good fit” universities. Each year, over 150 representatives from leading universities across the world including Australia, Europe, the UK, Canada and the US, visit CIS to meet students and provide information on possible courses. Parent workshops and information sessions on a wide variety of university related topics are offered on a regular basis each school year. Downloads Secondary School: Grade 7 to 10 Secondary School: Grade 11 to 12 Secondary Profile Prospectus Stories Read more Project Dignity By CIS Communications Maintaining dignity and autonomy can be a challenge for the elderly, especially in an institutional setting. To address this issue, our grade 9 students created a series of practical clothing protectors to safeguard elderly residents’ clothes during mealtimes, allowing them to maintain a sense of dignity and composure. This is one of the authentic projects, addressing real needs, in our MYP Design course. Read more A tapestry of kindness By Melissa W, grade 12 The CIS secondary embroidery club utilised their stitching skills recently to create embroidered bag gifts for the Infant Jesus Homes &amp; Children’s Centres (IJHCC), an orphanage in Singapore. Club founder, Melissa W (Class of 2020), tells us how club members embraced the project and produced 51 bags as a treat for the children. Read more TedxYouth 2018 - behind the scenes By CIS Communications Organised completely by secondary students for the second year in a row, TEDxCanadianIntlSchool 2018 was a huge success. Student organisers developed leadership skills and learnt about every facet of event management, while presenters honed their research and public speaking skills. Some of the thought provoking topics this year included artificial intelligence, child hunger and the role of technology in our daily lives. Read more CIS&#039;s dancing queen By Lavanya J, grade 8 Congratulations to grade 8 student Lavanya J and her team for winning first place in this year’s World of Kidz dance competition. We catch up with Lavanya to find out more. STEAM Bilingual Arts read more