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Summer camp

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Christmas event thank you page

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STEAM Fair

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Parent student handbook 2019-2020

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Parent student handbook Parent Student Handbook 2019-2020 The purpose of this handbook is to ensure that all students/parents are familiar with school rules and regulation and policies. Please take the time to read this handbook as it contains critical information that will help you and your child settle into school. Sections included in this handbook are: 1. About TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.1 MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES 1.2 SCHOOL CULTURE 1.3 CIS LEARNING PRINCIPLES 1.4 ACADEMIC PROGRAMME 1.5 OUTDOOR LEARNING 1.6 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PROGRAMME 1.7 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 1.8 LIBRARY SERVICES 1.9 DIGITAL LITERACY 1.1 MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES Mission Engage. Enlighten. Empower. Vision CIS will provide extraordinary learning opportunities for the globally connected student. A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Together we will take action to make the world a better place. Core values Collaboration Creativity Curiosity Generosity Respect Excellence 1.2 SCHOOL CULTURE Our story What will tomorrow look like for today’s student? They will work in jobs that don’t yet exist. They will tackle challenges we don’t yet understand. And they will experience opportunities we can’t yet imagine. Our job is simple. We equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt and navigate the world as it changes. We believe those who will thrive in the future are those who can create connections, those with the ability to put things together. They will connect theory and practice, people and places, collaboration and innovation, intention and action. We instil the desire to question, to analyse and to explore. We build the capability to create, to build and to implement. To connect ideas in ways that push them forward. To connect skills in ways that drive lifetime development. To connect with people in ways that build understanding. To connect to places in ways that will make the world their own. This is what we empower our students to do. To connect. To succeed. To thrive. To own the future. 1.3 CIS LEARNING PRINCIPLES The following learning principles are the fundamental understandings that guide teaching and learning at CIS. They are the beliefs that we see as essential for fostering optimum learning in our classrooms: Learners need to feel safe, valued, and supported in order to learn.&nbsp;We create an inviting, respectful, and nurturing learning environment.Learners progress along a developmental continuum.&nbsp;Learners move through similar stages of development at their own rate and in their own way. We measure learning in a variety of ways, and gauge achievement on a continuum in tandem with programme learning expectations.Learners are competent, creative, and full of potential.&nbsp;We respect learners’ capabilities and build on their varied experiences, prior knowledge, and perspectives. We provide learners with opportunities to express themselves, discover new interests, and challenge themselves to maximise and become actively responsible for their own learning.Learners construct knowledge, and co-construct knowledge through social interaction.&nbsp;Learners expand their knowledge of the world, build understanding, and create new ideas through individual and collaborative questioning, evaluating, and revising.Learning is optimised within stimulating and thoughtfully created environments.&nbsp;Our learning spaces are welcoming and aesthetically pleasing for each stage of development. Opportunities for learning use a wide range of resources, including educational technology, and evidence of student thinking is displayed in a variety of ways. Learning engagements are inspiring, thought provoking, and relevant.Learners develop and express their understanding in a variety of ways.&nbsp;Learning looks different at each stage and reflects learners’ individual strengths, needs, and learning styles. Teaching is differentiated to meet these individual traits, and learners are provided various options for processing and demonstrating their learning.Learners make the best progress toward their academic potential when they are challenged with high standards.We expect the best of our students and hold them accountable to challenging standards of performance. They know what excellence looks like and what it takes to achieve it.Learning requires meaningful feedback and reflection.Teachers provide frequent oral and written feedback that inform and improve learning. Opportunities are provided for learners to think about how, what, and why they are learning, and to participate in peer and self-assessment.Dialogue is a primary process through which we construct knowledge.&nbsp;Building new understandings is often a social process. Teachers enable students to construct new ideas together through dialogue, and to use language as a tool for reasoning and inquiry.Engaging students in inquiry with a focus on conceptual understanding fosters lifelong curiosity and depth of learning.&nbsp;Our students are enlightened through questioning, and empowered through knowledge, understanding, skills, and attitudes to continue learning throughout their lives. They use their learning to take meaningful action in response to their own needs and the needs of others. 1.4 ACADEMIC PROGRAMME As an IB school, we follow the International Baccalaureate from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. By grade, our programmes are: Pre-Primary Years Programme in nurseryPrimary Years Programme (PYP) in pre-kindergarten to grade 6Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 7 to 10Diploma Programme (DP) in grades 11 and 12 (commonly referred to as year 1 and 2)CIS Foundation Programme (see below) 1.4.1 International Baccalaureate programmes "The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world." (International Baccalaureate Organization 2007) Building on the inquiry-based IB philosophy, students are encouraged to question, discover and communicate through an interdisciplinary and integrated approach to learning. The combination of highly trained teachers, a challenging, yet flexible curriculum and an individual approach to learning, allows students to develop to their full potential. The end result is a quality education for the international student. The goals and philosophy of the three IB programmes are consistent. The MYP naturally follows the PYP, and it also serves as excellent preparation for the IB DP. Visit Managebac and My.CIS for schoolwide curriculum information. 1.4.2 Nursery programme Our nursery programme is PYP inspired and both inquiry and play based. It focuses on developing foundational social, literacy and numeracy skills, as well as fine and gross motor skills. 1.4.3 CIS Foundation programme The CIS Foundation programme is a rigorous one-year programme designed to swiftly equip each student with the necessary English skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) so that they can successfully meet the expectations of the CIS Secondary School IB curriculum. 1.4.4 Who to contact if you have programme or curriculum questions? Please contact your child's teacher(s) if you have questions about our curriculum. You may also contact our Deputy Head of School (Curriculum), Dr Heather Beck, our curriculum coordinators or our Principal of Chinese Language and Culture, Huali Xiong. Lakeside campus Tanjong Katong campus PYP coordinators: Linda Du Simone Lieschke PYP coordinator: Patricia Pope K-12 Principal Chinese Language and Culture Huali Xiong K-12 Principal Chinese Language and Culture Huali Xiong MYP coordinator (grades 7 to 10)Victor De Melo IB DP coordinator (grades 11 and 12)Elsa Baptista Secondary School Foundation programme coordinator Richard Poulin 1.4.5 The International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile The Learner Profile is central to all IB Programmes at CIS. The profile traits are taught and modelled by our teachers and staff and are central to our evaluation of students’ progress. These are qualities that we hope will characterise all members of our school community. These attributes are taught and modelled by our teachers and staff, and are central to our evaluation of students’ progress. Visit the IB website for more information about the International Baccalaureate Programmes. 1.5 OUTDOOR LEARNING Open Minds programme Open Minds sees Primary students (grades 1 to 6) spending up to four days in a variety of real world settings. Investigation topics are linked to both our curriculum and the PYP units of inquiry. First-hand experience with artefacts, field experts, and opportunities to go behind the scenes create unique moments of extremely powerful hands-on, minds-on learning. Please contact your child’s teacher or the Open Minds coordinator on your campus to learn more. &nbsp; Excursion week - grades 4 to 11 Excursion week sees students travelling to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia and Nepal with their teachers and peers. A local option is offered at all grade levels. Locations by grade are listed below: Grades 4 to 6: SingaporeGrade 7: Telunas (Indonesia) or SingaporeGrade 8: Chiang Mai (Thailand) or SingaporeGrade 9: Sedili Besar (Malaysia), Bintan (Indonesia) or SingaporeGrade 10: Laos, Bali, Bintan (Indonesia) or SingaporeGrade 11: Cambodia, Nepal or Singapore Distance travelled is commensurate with age, and excursion week provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a sense of independence, as well as an understanding of global issues, and other people and communities. All excursions have a concentrated focus on community outreach, and students participate in a range of activities including house building in Cambodia, and working with NGOs and local charities to help those in need. Excursion information session details will be shared in the Week at a Glance newsletter, and information can be accessed from your child’s homeroom/advisory page. 1.6 Language acquisition programme From junior kindergarten to grade 10, students specialise in French, Chinese or Spanish (from grade 1 at Lakeside only). Students will receive daily lessons (or equivalent) in the language chosen. View our language offerings and pathways. As indicated in the school’s terms and conditions, parents are expected to commit to their child’s language choice for the entire school year. If parents wish to change their child’s language programme for the subsequent school year, they must notify the school by 1 March. Junior and senior kindergarten bilingual programme language assessment The school will assess students' English and Chinese language development during the last semester of junior and senior kindergarten as part of the transition to senior kindergarten and grade 1 to determine the most appropriate placement. 1.7 Student support services English language learning Participation in the English Language Learner (ELL) programme is mandatory, if, after student assessment, CIS is of the view that the student requires support. Learning Support Learning support is intended for students who need additional services to help then achieve the learning outcomes of the IB curriculum. Participation in the learning support programme is mandatory, if, after student assessment, CIS is of the view that the student requires support. Pastoral care and counselling Pastoral care and counselling focus on building relationships that recognise the uniqueness of each individual. We incorporate strategies that support and guide each student. Read about our pastoral care and counselling programme. 1.8 Library services The CIS library focuses on providing supportive services and programme collaboration. Global information literacy and literature that reflect our multicultural school community are integral to active, authentic life-long learning and inquiry. Our library staff provide a wide variety of resources that are appropriate for the range of age and language abilities of our students, mindful of the diverse, multicultural population, and support the IB curriculum that is taught in our classrooms. The library is a changing and dynamic place and is an intrinsic part of the busy daily life of the CIS community. This document contains information about accessing the following library services: library hourslibrary guidesborrowing booksbook bags 1.9 Digital literacy As a Common Sense Digital Citizenship certified school, we educate students to use their devices safely and responsibly. Students must ensure the security of their devices at all times and the school will not accept responsibility for loss or damage to these often expensive items. Read more about our One to World iPad programme and MacBook requirements on the digital literacy page of our website. The use of devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops is allowed as long as it supports the curriculum and is aligned with the IB learner profile. Read our digital literacy and digital citizenship guidelines. 2. Communication, confidentiality and feedback TABLE OF CONTENTS 2.1 SCHOOL CALENDAR 2.2 TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS 2.3 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS 2.4 HOMEWORK 2.5 ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING 2.6 CURRICULUM/PARENT WORKSHOPS 2.7 STUDENT AGENDAS 2.8 YEARBOOKS 2.9 UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS 2.10 INVIGILATING EXTERNAL EXAMS (FOR CIS STUDENTS ONLY) 2.11 PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY 2.12 CAREGIVER'S RESPONSIBILITIES 2.13 REPRESENTATIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES 2.14 POLICY CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS 2.15 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT 2.16 CONFIDENTIALITY 2.17 FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS 2.18 SURVEYS 2.19 DISPUTE RESOLUTION Communication in a school environment is critical, and there are a range of ways we communicate information about our curriculum and programmes, your child’s learning, and school events. 2.1 SCHOOL CALENDAR The school calendar can be viewed on My.CIS and includes all school events. What you see on the calendar will be aligned with your child(ren)’s grades. An overview of the key dates for this school year is also archived on the My.CIS dashboard. 2.2 TEACHER COMMUNICATIONS WhatWhere/how?When?WhyPrimary school: Mid week learning updatevia SeeSawMid weekA post that keeps you updated as to what your child has been learning in class during the weekPrimary school: Friday remindersVia My.CIS grade level pagesFriday afternoonTo keep you updated about your child’s classes key dates and any important class informationPrimary school: Units of inquiry via Managebac24/7So you are fully informed about your child’s units of inquiry, programmes and learning.Secondary school:due work, assessments and curriculumvia Managebac24/7So you are fully informed about your child’s programmes and learning.Email Only as neededWhen we have something to share with you.Conferencesface to faceThree times per yearTo understand more about our programme, and your child’s progress. 2.3 SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS There are a range of communications you will receive from the school. The grid below outlines what you receive, how and when. Please contact our communications department if you are not receiving communications. WhatWhere/how?When?InformationWeek at a Glance (WAG) (schoolwide newsletter)emailFriday afternoonKey dates; schoolwide, campuswide and divisional informationParent advisories (stand-alone emails)email - delivered to your inbox as neededtime sensitive, need to know informationMosaic (stories celebrating life at CIS) - email - online (Mosaic)- print magazine- email: bi-monthly - online: 24/7- print: quarterlySchool celebrations, learning updates and student/staff achievementsSchool calendar (sync to your phone)See the calendar in My.CISdailyAll school events and key datesMy.CISMy.CIS.edu.sgas neededSchool directories, policies and procedures, services information, archived information and access to registration systemsSMS alertdelivered to your mobile phonewhen urgent / critical remindersCritical time sensitive, need to know information 2.4 HOMEWORK Homework assignments reinforce new concepts and skills and help build desirable work and study habits. Homework will be assigned according to the age and needs of students. The amount of time that students spend doing homework depends on how much reinforcement is needed, and the grade level. &nbsp;We ask that parents give support and encouragement for their child in developing good work and study habits by: talking with your child about what he or she is learningestablishing a specific nightly homework periodproviding a quiet place to study that is free from distractionbeing available to answer questionsreviewing completed workinforming the teacher when problems arise To read more about homework expectations for your primary school child, please refer to the relevant programme guidelines below: Kindergarten to Grade 6: English programmeKindergarten to Grade 6: Chinese-English bilingual programmeGrades 1 to 3 French-English bilingual programme 2.5 ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING Reporting periods for the different grades are as follows: Pre-PYP (nursery) and PYP (pre-kindergarten to grade 6): five reporting periods consisting of three conferences and two report cardsMYP (grades 7 to 10) and DP (grades 11 and 12): four formal reporting periods which consist of four report cards. There are also two conferences per year.CIS Foundation programme: students receive a formal written report every month. 2.5.1 Conferences Conferences are an integral part of the reporting process. Three way conferences provide an opportunity for students, teachers and parents to identify progress to date and to set future goals and directions. At student led conferences, students from Pre-K to grade 6 present their progress and achievement to their parents. Conference dates are available on the school calendar. Communication and the partnership between home and school is a crucial part of school life. This partnership is built around the premise of “no surprises”. Parents are welcome to communicate with the teacher at any time if questions or concerns arise. Please make arrangements with your child’s homeroom teacher/teacher advisor to find a mutually convenient time to meet. 2.5.2 Report cards The primary purpose of report cards is to communicate to parents on students progress. Day to day assessments in the classroom are designed to monitor student progress, target areas of for growth and adjust teaching strategies With the exception of the CIS foundation programme, report cards at CIS are issued in digital form only - they are not printed. Report cards for each child can be accessed in the ManageBac “Reports” section. Primary students (nursery to grade 6) Formal report cards are available just before the December and June/summer break. Parents will be notified by email when reports are ready to be viewed and downloaded in Managebac. Secondary students (grades 7 to 12) Reporting consists of four written reports throughout the school year. Parents will be notified by email when reports are ready to be viewed and downloaded in Managebac. CIS foundation programme Formal report cards are issued on a monthly basis. Reports are printed and sent home with students. Additional report cards If you require report cards from prior school years (before Managebac), please let the administrative staff at the respective divisional office know two weeks prior to the date the report cards are to be collected. The cost of report card transcripts are $5 each. If additional transcripts requested need to be posted, parents will be charged postage for the additional copies. 2.6 CURRICULUM/PARENT WORKSHOPS We offer a range of ParentEd sessions (parent workshops and seminars) across the school year. These ParentEd sessions, which are designed to communicate a range of elements of our programme, are advertised in the Week at a Glance newsletter. 2.7 STUDENT AGENDAS As students use agendas only as and when necessary, a notebook that serves as an agenda is available on request. Students may use this agenda to record and plan homework (as appropriate for their age and grade), and maintain and update other important organisational information. 2.8 YEARBOOKS Each year in June, every student receives a copy of the CIS yearbook. If a student has left and the parent requests a yearbook to be posted to their home address, postage will be payable. The finance department will be able to advise on the cost of postage. Additional copies of the yearbook can be purchased at S$50.00 from the main office on each campus. Additional copies are only available until sold out. 2.9 UPDATING YOUR CONTACT DETAILS CIS has a central database for all student information. This information is vital to ensure ongoing and prompt correspondence with families. Change your contact details via My.CIS. Applicable changes will be shared with teachers, and other departments. 2.10 INVIGILATING EXTERNAL EXAMS (FOR CIS STUDENTS ONLY) When a CIS student is required to complete entrance examinations for another school, and parents request that they take the test and be supervised at CIS, the following protocols will apply: The classroom teacher or the teacher will liaise with the respective divisional office or campus to book a half day supply teacher to supervise the writing of the exams. If there is more than one child in the same family needing exam writing supervision, please let your child’s teacher know as they can be done at the same time. Upon confirmation, a suitable room will be booked for your child. Since the entrance exams are generally emailed or sent to the classroom teacher or vice-principal he/she will give them to the supply teacher and review the general instructions on the day of the exam. Parents will be responsible for covering the cost of the half day supply teacher ($110.00 + GST) as well as the cost for getting the entrance examinations to the next school. The payment can be made by parents on the day of the exam at the finance counter in the main office, and a receipt will be issued. Our Finance department will pay the Supply Teacher for their services directly. It is important that these tests are kept secure/confidential and mailed/couriered by CIS. Parents should not review the exams before or after completion. 2.11 PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION POLICY CIS respects the privacy of its students, parents, staff, community members and visitors to its website and campus. Personal data is collected by CIS for the purpose of supporting the operations of the school. All collection, use, disclosure, or processing of data is undertaken in compliance with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). View CIS’ personal data protection policy on our website. 2.12 CAREGIVER'S RESPONSIBILITIES If a student’s parents/legal guardian are unable to deal with CIS for day-to-day matters or reside overseas, then a caregiver above the age of 21, having charge or control of the student during the school year, should be appointed by the parent/legal guardian. View the responsibilities of caregivers. 2.13 REPRESENTATIVE'S RESPONSIBILITIES A representative is required for the purpose of school communications whenever a parent does not speak English or is not literate in English. The representative must be a responsible adult resident in Singapore and must be literate in English. View the responsibilities of representatives. 2.14 POLICY CHANGE NOTIFICATIONS Parents and students will be informed of any changes to CIS' admission guidelines, rules, regulations, policies or codes of conduct via an email advisory and/or the weekly Week at a Glance (WAG) newsletter. It is the responsibility of parents, and students as necessary, to read these school communications. 2.15 CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP/MANAGEMENT CIS will inform the parents/caregivers within 14 days of any: Change in the ownership of CIS; and/orChange in key management such as a change in directors, partners or members of CIS’ management committee who have control or management of CIS, and top management personnel including CEO, principal or officers who are appointed to manage CIS’ day-to-day operations. 2.16 CONFIDENTIALITY CIS, its officers and staff may obtain, hold, use and communicate, on a “need-to-know” basis, confidential information which, in their opinion, is material to the safety and welfare of the student. The student consents to CIS communicating with any other school which the student has attended, or currently attends or which the student should attend, about any matter concerning the student or about payment of fees, whether or not the information being passed on is also held in machine readable form. The confidentiality obligation of the school shall not apply to: any information which becomes generally known to the public;any information which is, at the time of disclosure, legally in the possession of the CIS; orany information which is required to be disclosed pursuant to any applicable legal requirement or legal process issued by any court or any competent government authority or rules or regulations or policies of any relevant regulatory body. 2.17 FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS CIS adopts a closed loop feedback and complaint management system to gather and address all feedback and/or complaints received from stakeholders (students, parents and external parties) for continuous improvement. View our feedback and complaint management process on our website. 2.18 SURVEYS The school also seeks feedback formally from students and parents via surveys. Each year, parents are invited to participate in an annual survey called the “Parent Pulse” while students in grades 4 to 12 are invited to participate in the annual "Student Pulse" survey. The purpose of these surveys is to gather feedback on academic programmes, sporting and arts programmes, extracurricular activities, campus facilities, teachers and staff, etc. This feedback is used in CIS’ ongoing improvement plans. 2.19 DISPUTE RESOLUTION CIS is a participant of the CPE’s mediation-arbitration scheme under which parties to a dispute are referred for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre, and if the dispute is not resolved through mediation, the dispute will be referred for arbitration by an arbitrator appointed by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. View the procedure for referring a case to mediation on our website. ​3. Health services TABLE OF CONTENTS 3.1 SCHOOL NURSES 3.2 NURSES' CONTACT DETAILS 3.3 MEDICAL INSURANCE 3.4 IMMUNISATION REQUIREMENTS 3.5 EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS 3.6 NUT ALLERGIES 3.7 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION 3.8 EMERGENCY MEDICATION 3.9 STUDENT ILLNESS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY 3.10 WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL 3.1 SCHOOL NURSES CIS has full-time nurses on campus who provide first aid, and maintain up-to-date health records for each student. Parents must advise the school of any medical concerns about their child. Parents are always welcome to come by and meet the school nurse in person to express any concerns that they may have about their child’s health. 3.2 NURSES' CONTACT DETAILS Our nurses’ contact details are on the health and wellbeing page in My.CIS. 3.3 MEDICAL INSURANCE CIS has in place medical insurance for all students. This document outlines full details regarding medical insurance coverage and the claim process. 3.4 IMMUNISATION REQUIREMENTS In Singapore, immunisation against both measles and diphtheria is mandatory under the Infectious Diseases Act. Immunisation against these two diseases is also a CIS condition of enrolment. This Singapore National Childhood Immunisation Schedule outlines what vaccines are needed and when. With effect from 1 February 2019, it is mandatory that all children aged 12 and below, who were not born in Singapore, must provide evidence of diphtheria and measles vaccinations when applying for long-term residency passes. This page outlines the process that you will need to follow, while this page outlines some frequently asked questions. 3.5 EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS Please ensure your contact information is kept up to date, as we need to be able to contact you in an emergency. In an emergency situation where no parent or caregiver can be reached by telephone, the school may send the student to the nearest hospital or doctor for immediate observation and treatment. Update your contact details here. 3.6 NUT ALLERGIES There are several students at CIS with life-threatening nut allergies. In order to assure their safety, please do not provide class snacks containing nuts. If you are unsure of the nut content, please alert the teacher. Parents of students with nut allergies are asked to provide approved snacks for their child in the event of impromptu class celebrations. All primary children are to keep their personal Epipen with their divisional school nurse. Older children are encouraged to carry their personal Epipens for accidental exposure to their allergen. 3.7 MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION Whenever possible, medication should be given at home rather than during school hours. Vitamins and supplements should always be taken at home. Paracetamol (for minor symptoms) can only be administered if there is signed authorisation in the student’s Medical Examination Form/Health Record. The school nurse is the only school employee authorised to dispense prescription medications to students during the school day. Prescription medications will not be dispensed unless the student’s parent/caregiver has provided the school nurse with a signed oral medication authorisation form. This form can be obtained from the school nurses or on the health and wellbeing page of My.CIS. All medication/s must be kept with the respective school nurse except emergency medications (Epipen) for secondary school children. 3.8 EMERGENCY MEDICATION Parents of children who require emergency medication (eg Epipen, Zyrtec, Ventolin) will be asked to sign a standing order for use of Epipen form and/or Prescribed/over the counter medication authorisation form. It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the medication to the school nurse along with the appropriate paperwork. Teachers may dispense medications to students on field trips and overseas excursion where prior parental permission has been obtained. Exceptions to this policy can only be made with the principal’s approval. Parents are asked to advise the school if their child is taking medication, and if there are any special requirements regarding dosage or diet. 3.9 STUDENT ILLNESS DURING THE SCHOOL DAY If the school nurse determines that a child is too ill to attend class, or has/is suspected to have a communicable disease that could jeopardise the health of other students, she will contact the parent or caregiver. The parent or caregiver will be required to promptly pick up their child from school. Students will only be sent home if the parent or caregiver has been contacted and the student is accompanied home by a designated adult or unaccompanied if requested by the parent (only applicable to secondary students). All students sent home unaccompanied must be transported home via taxi. No students are allowed to take public transport (bus and/or MRT) on their own when they are unwell. When a child is unwell nearing to the end of school, school health coordinators will determine if the ill child is fit to take the school bus. Parents will need to pick up their ill child if the child is unfit to take the school bus. 3.10 WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL To prevent the spread of illness, we ask that you do not send an ill child to school. If your child becomes ill at home with a contagious illness eg measles, chickenpox or Hand Foot and Mouth disease, please inform the school nurse immediately. A doctor’s clearance is required to return to school. Please check with your respective divisional nurses for more information. This document outlines the guidelines and school clearance requirements for a range of illnesses. ​4. Services: security, uniforms, bus and canteen TABLE OF CONTENTS 4.1 SECURITY ON CAMPUS 4.2 SCHOOL UNIFORM 4.3 PE UNIFORMS AND HATS 4.4 HOUSE LEAGUE SHIRTS 4.5 HATS 4.6 DRESS/GROOMING CODE 4.7 SCHOOL BUS SERVICE 4.8 SCHOOL CANTEEN 4.1 SECURITY ON CAMPUS Security is of the utmost importance to all at CIS, and we aim to provide a safe and secure environment for the entire CIS community. CIS employs 24-hour security guards at both campuses to secure the entrances and perimeter of the school grounds. Find more information about campus security on My.CIS. Everyone who enters CIS is required to show photo ID to our security personnel with the exception of CIS students in uniform. 4.2 SCHOOL UNIFORM With the exception of school designated non-uniform days, all students are expected to wear the school uniform at all times during school hours and when on school field trips. This includes CIS hats or CIS caps. Teachers/advisors will inform parents when and if exceptions are made. The school uniform for each division comprises: GradesTopsBottomsHoodiesShoesKindergartenPolo shirtShortsRed CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 1-6Polo shirtShorts/skortRed CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoesGrades 7-12 and CIS Foundation programmePolo shirtShorts/skort/pantsBlack CIS hoodie* (optional)Closed toe shoes * If students choose to wear a hoodie at school, it must be official CIS hoodie. School uniforms can be purchased from third party uniform supplier Lim Meng Keng Department Store located at Holland Village. Visit our uniform page for pricing and contact details. 4.3 PE UNIFORMS AND HATS Physical Education (PE) uniforms are worn during PE class. Primary students (grades 1 to 6 only) should wear their PE uniforms to school on PE days. Secondary students change into their PE uniform at school before PE class. PE uniforms can be purchased from the finance counter (within the main office) on your child’s campus. View our uniform page for pricing and size details. GradesTopsBottomsCIS bucket hats / capsShoesGrade 1 to grade 12*PE shirtPE shortsCap or bucket hatClosed toe running shoes *Students in grades 11 and 12 will only need a PE uniform if they are taking courses such as sports science.&nbsp;From August 2019, students in Kindergarten will not need a PE uniform. 4.4 HOUSE LEAGUE SHIRTS All students in grades 1 to 12 must purchase a house league shirt. House league shirts are worn to school on house league colour days. House membership will be advised by your child’s divisional office. View our uniform page for pricing and size details. 4.5 HATS To protect students from the tropical sun, CIS has a “No Hat, Play in the Shade” policy. CIS hats/caps are compulsory, and can be purchased from the finance counter in the main office. Please read the policy and familiarise yourself with the requirements. 4.6 DRESS/GROOMING CODE Students are expected to present themselves in a neat manner at all times. The dress code for all students can be viewed here. 4.7 SCHOOL BUS SERVICE The school bus service is operated independently by Yeap Transport Pte. Ltd. Visit our website for information about: Bus ratesBus rulesHow to apply for bus servicesYeap’s contact details If your child will not be taking the bus at the regularly scheduled time, please email both the bus office and your child’s classroom teacher. Bus rules View Yeap Transport’s rules concerning student behaviour on buses on our website. 4.8 SCHOOL CANTEEN Sodexo* is the school caterer for canteens at both campuses. Lunch and snacks are included in the school fees for all Kindergarten students, while students in grades 1 to 12 can purchase lunch and/or snacks from the canteen, or may bring a packed lunch from home (please see food safety in section 5.3 for important information). Read this document to find more information about the canteen and café (Lakeside only) including menus, hours of operation and contacts. You can also visit the canteen page on My.CIS. *NOTE: The Canadian International School cannot be held responsible for damages of any kind arising out of the use of independent service providers. Users of the services of independent service providers agree to indemnify and hold harmless Canadian International School and all its staff members and agents, from all claims, losses, liens, expenses, suits, and attorneys’ fees (“liabilities”) for any damages of any kind, including, without limitation, any special, consequential, incidental or indirect damages, to any person or entity that may in any way arise out of or result from or in connection with the use of the services provided by the third party service providers. ​5. Parents TABLE OF CONTENT 5.1 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) 5.2 VOLUNTEERING 5.3 FOOD SAFETY 5.4 COLLECTION OF MONEY FOR TEACHER GIFTS 5.5 BIRTHDAY PARTY PROTOCOL 5.6 PARENT CHILD COMMUNICATION 5.1 PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION (PTA) A child’s school life is greatly enriched by a family that is well informed and active in school affairs. The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) at both campuses host a number of events throughout the year for CIS families and welcome you to get involved in school life. To learn more, visit the PTA page on My.CIS. You can also email the Tanjong Katong campus PTA at tkpta@cis.edu.sg or the Lakeside campus PTA at lkspta@cis.edu.sg. 5.2 VOLUNTEERING In the primary school, parents are invited to volunteer, whether in their own child’s classroom, in other classrooms and in other areas of the school, such as the library, or in support of the programme of inquiry (POI) and co-curricular activities. This can be done on a regular basis or intermittently for special events. Other supportive activities may include class parties, field trips, celebratory events or productions. Parents who are interested in involvement in the school should inform their child's classroom teacher, the relevant PYP coordinator, vice-principal or principal. All parent volunteers must agree to abide by our parent volunteer policy: confidentialitydirecting requests or concernsrespect for the roles of teacherssafety. Open Minds - volunteering Parents are an integral part of the Open Minds programme as classes engage in learning off-campus. In preparation for the week offsite, interested parents will be invited to an information session which will outline expectations and tips for volunteers. Our goal is to ensure that parents support student learning in the best possible way. Further details about information sessions will be sent out by your child's classroom teacher. Read more about the Open Minds programme on My.CIS. 5.3 FOOD SAFETY All food brought into the school for sharing purposes (eg parties) must include an ingredient list. If there is not a list, the food will not be served. As children often have food allergies, we ask parents to remind their children that packed lunches should not be shared with friends. 5.4 COLLECTION OF MONEY FOR TEACHER GIFTS CIS does not condone or encourage the collection of monies for group parent gifts for teachers. 5.5 BIRTHDAY PARTY PROTOCOL Young children love to celebrate their birthdays with their peers at school. However, so that these celebrations do not interfere with teaching time, the classroom teacher will advise a suitable time and date that food can be shared during a break period (not during class time).&nbsp;Guidelines for children who would like to celebrate their birthday at school: Cakes must be single serve, eg cupcakes or similar as they are easy to share and do not need cutting. Slab cakes are not allowed.Candles with a naked flame are not allowed. Battery operated candles are acceptable.&nbsp;Food choices must be respected - allergies, sensitivities and/or religion.&nbsp;Loot/goodie bags must not be brought to school. Although we prefer that birthday party invitations are distributed outside of school, teachers will distribute paper invitations for parents, but only if the entire class is invited. 5.6 PARENT CHILD COMMUNICATION If parents need to contact their children during the school day, they must do so via the homeroom teacher of the main office. Please do not phone, text or email your child during the school day. ​6. General information and policies TABLE OF CONTENTS 6.1 SCHOOL HOURS AND TIMETABLE 6.2 OFFICE HOURS 6.3 ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM SCHOOL 6.4 CAMPUS FLOOR PLANS AND TEACHER ROOM ALLOCATIONS 6.5 TEACHER:STUDENT RATIO 6.6 STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT 6.7 ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY 6.8 ACADEMIC APPEAL PROCESS 6.9 PARKING ON CAMPUS 6.10 AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND STAYING ON CAMPUS 6.11 BIKES AND SCOOTERS 6.12 GUESTS ON CAMPUS 6.13 LOST AND FOUND 6.14 SCHOOL TELEPHONE USE 6.15 ELEVATOR USE (LAKESIDE ONLY) 6.16 LOCKERS 6.17 ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT 6.18 LIABILITY FOR STUDENT PROPERTY 6.19 IPAD AND MACBOOK REQUIREMENTS 6.20 NETWORK SYSTEM ACCOUNTS 6.21 ACCEPTABLE NETWORK USE POLICY 6.1 SCHOOL HOURS AND TIMETABLE The school day for all full day students is 8.30am to 3.30pm. Students who do not travel on the bus are advised to be at school by 8.25am. You can view the timetable for the 2019-2020 school year below: Lakeside primary timetable: 2019-2020Lakeside secondary timetable: 2019-2020Tanjong Katong primary timetable: 2019-2020 6.2 OFFICE HOURS Our offices are open on: Monday to Friday: 7.45am to 5pm (Lakeside reception phone lines remain open until 6pm)Saturday: 8.30am to 12.30pm (Lakeside only) 6.3 ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FROM S read more

Feedback

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Feedback Feedback and dispute resolution The Canadian International School (CIS) adopts a closed loop feedback and complaint management system to gather and address all feedback and/or complaints received from stakeholders (Students, parents and external parties) for continuous improvement. In this definition, external parties refers to parents, the public, suppliers and partners. Learn more about our feedback and dispute resolution policy and procedures here. CIS aims to provide a high standard and quality of service in respect of its programmes of study, services and facilities. As part of its commitment to enhancing Student / parent / external parties’ experiences, this policy has been established to deal with feedback, complaints and disputes. CIS will respond/acknowledge all feedback and complaints within two (2) working days and will target to resolve the issue within twenty one (21) working days. Purpose The purpose of this information is to: Define feedback, and complaint procedures (including disputes) Illustrate the feedback and complaint process Outline the dispute resolution procedures and process for referring a case to the Committee for Private Education (CPE) Mediation-Arbitration Scheme, via the Student Services Centre (SSC) Definitions Feedback is information provided by Students or external parties that is intended to be used as a basis for improvement Complaints are feedback expressing dissatisfaction of a serious nature which affects a Student’s learning experience and can lead to attrition, if not attended to and resolved in a timely and satisfactory manner Disputes are disagreements that remain unresolved notwithstanding all attempts to achieve resolution of a Student or external parties’ complaints For feedback and complaints, we have implemented a formal Feedback and Dispute Resolution Procedure. Official feedback and complaints can be submitted to feedback@cis.edu.sg or via the online feedback form. Procedure to lodge feedback CIS recognises that complaints may provide useful feedback which, where appropriate, will be used to improve its services and facilities. Students / parents who have feedback or a complaint should raise the issue as soon as possible. Feedback and complaints can be provided via the following methods; By completing and submitting the Customer Feedback Form via suggestion box (in the main office on campus) Via email to feedback@cis.edu.sg Via the online feedback form on the School website (Feedback and Dispute Resolution) All feedback and complaints will be dealt with in confidence. Where a complaint is shown to be frivolous, vexatious or motivated by malice, it will be dismissed and disciplinary action may be taken against the Student. All feedback/complaints will be dealt with in confidence. Acknowledgement and response The School will provide a written or verbal acknowledgement within two (2) working days of receipt of the feedback/complaint. The School will respond with: Specific action/information to resolve the matter. Dismissal of the complaint in which case reasons will be given to the Student in writing. Students may be referred to the CPE Mediation-Arbitration Scheme, via the SCC, if their complaint remains unresolved. The School aims to resolve all complaints within twenty-one (21) working days. All feedback and general complaints will be recorded and filed for internal review purposes. Important Note: The Dispute, Feedback and Complaints Policy does not cover the Appeal of Academic Grades, for which a separate procedure exists. Dispute resolution CIS is a participant of the Committee for Private Education Mediation-Arbitration Scheme (the “Scheme”). Under the Scheme, parties to a dispute will first be referred for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre,and if the dispute is not resolved through mediation, the dispute will be referred for arbitration by an arbitrator appointed by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. The Prescribed Dispute Resolution Centres are the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Procedure for referring a case to external mediation body (for Students) Students may wish to initiate a case to the CPE Mediation-Arbitration Scheme if they are not satisfied with the outcome /actions taken by CIS. The Student will be required to fill out an application form, stating the nature of their dispute. The application form will then be sent to the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), who will contact the Student and CIS within 7 working days for an appropriate date to hold the mediation session. Before the day of mediation, the parties involved will exchange through the SMC a concise summary of the case, as well as copies of relevant documents referred to in the summary that the parties wish to rely on during mediation. At the end of Day 1 of mediation, if the parties are able to arrive at an agreement, the mediator will draw up a settlement agreement and close the case. However if there is no settlement, the Student can decide if they wish to proceed to the arbitration stage, which is a paper-based review of the dispute. The arbitrator may call for a hearing if he or she deems it to be necessary. The Student will be required to submit a request to the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) to commence arbitration, and within 14 working days of receiving the request, CIS will submit to SIArb its defence. The Student will have another 14 working days to submit their reply to SIArb upon receiving the CIS’s defence. For a documents-only arbitration, the arbitrator will publish his or her arbitral award within 60 days from the commencement of the arbitration, while if a hearing was held, the arbitrator will publish his or her award within 90 days from the commencement of the arbitration. Description Mediation is a means of dispute resolution in which the parties to a dispute engage the assistance of an impartial third party (called the Mediator) to facilitate negotiations between them with a view to resolving their dispute privately and in an amicable manner. The focus is not on who is right or wrong, nor on who has a stronger or weaker case. Rather it is on how the parties can move forward and put the dispute behind them. The Mediator helps the parties to adopt a problem-solving approach, move away from their respective positions and focus on their interests, needs and concerns. Arbitration is a process by which the parties of a dispute submit their differences to one or more impartial parties for a final and binding decision. Being an orderly proceeding, arbitration is substantially less formal than court proceedings. Arbitration under the CPE Mediation – Arbitration Scheme is a paper-based proceeding under which each party submits his representation to the Arbitrator for consideration. Confidentiality is ensured and the disputes are resolved in a cost-effective and expeditious manner. It is an alternative to dispute resolution by litigation in a court of law. Submit your feedback read more

Contact

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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

Open houses

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Open houses and tours Spend a morning with us Spend a morning with us and meet our senior academic leadership team, ask questions about our programmes, and tour our school and see classes in action. If our open house dates do not suit your schedule, please select the inquire option on the form below and book a personal tour. We look forward to meeting you on campus. Lakeside Campus open houses9am - 11am Next open house ● Tanjong Katong Campus open houses9am - 11am Next open house ● The staff at CIS are approachable, and students are encouraged to communicate academic or social concerns with their teachers. Mahi Tiwari Parent, April 2018 SEE MORE LIKE THIS The staff at CIS are approachable, and students are encouraged to communicate academic or social concerns with their teachers. The emphasis on the holistic wellbeing of students is also great – they’re not confined to book knowledge or traditional classrooms. CIS aims at developing character with an emphasis on real-world exposure, such as the community and service work during excursions, interaction with other students during Model United Nations, sports matches and field trips. The highlight of the school year for us is the UN food fair and parade. Photo by Expat Living SEE MORE LIKE THIS Our three daughters are currently enrolled in the Chinese-English bilingual program. We are very happy with CIS’ dedication to teaching the Chinese language. They are truly committed to being one of the best Chinese-English bilingual programs in Singapore. Antonio Martinez and Tania Léger Parents, June 2018 SEE MORE LIKE THIS Our three daughters are currently enrolled in the Chinese-English bilingual program. We are very happy with CIS’ dedication to teaching the Chinese language. They are truly committed to being one of the best Chinese-English bilingual programs in Singapore. The children like that the school has many resources and great facilities including a good library, iPads and an Outdoor Discovery Centre that allows them to explore, learn and play in the great outdoors. The girls also love their teachers&hellip; and even the curriculum! Laia had the opportunity to sing in a musical and dissect a brain this year – something she would have never done in her previous school. In addition to providing a strong academic curriculum, there are also plenty of opportunities (Open Minds, STEAM, CCAs, playing musical instruments, performing in a school musical, swimming, and sports) for personal development. Photo by&nbsp;Honeykids SEE MORE LIKE THIS The best international experience "&#039;Our children have gone to a number of international schools in this region, however our experience at CIS has been the best.&#039; Manjot Deol, Secondary School Parent (2013)" 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

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

TK virtual tour

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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 Sports and Wellness Basketball Court Sports Field Futsal Court Gymnasium Kindergarten Playground 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 2021. 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

Lakeside virtual tour

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Lakeside virtual tour General Front Entrance Atrium Reception Canteen Car Park Bus Bay Main entrance (vehicles) Kindergarten Bilingual Classroom Classroom Cooking Room JK Pod Junior Aquatics Centre SK Pod Outdoor Discovery Centre Primary School Chinese Classroom French Classroom Learning Pod Junior Library Junior Playground Senior Playground Sandpits 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 Drama Studio Visual Arts Studio Music Room Arts Collaboration Space Sports and Wellness Aquatics Centre Gymnasium Junior Field Elevated Field Fitness Centre Tennis Courts STEAM STEAM Centre Makerspace Multimedia Lab Science Lab Math Classroom 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

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

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/secondary

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 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. Read more A beautiful connection By CIS Communications What is it like to be a third culture kid? CIS graduate, Anushka S, expressed her heartfelt thoughts on this subject through a series of artwork for last year’s DP (Diploma Programme) visual arts exhibition and it was stunning, to say the least. We caught up with the talented young lady to find out more about the driving force behind her artwork. Read more Grade 10s learn how to be future-ready By Saima Ahmed, CIS parent What will tomorrow look like for today’s student? Since they will work in jobs that don’t yet exist, tackle challenges that we don’t yet understand and experience opportunities we can’t yet imagine - it’s important for CIS to equip its students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt and navigate the world as it changes. Saima Ahmed, CIS parent, explains how a career exploration talk for grade 10s has helped to do so. 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 TK’s hopping success! By Kirsty Kelly, TK learning support teacher Ten mathematically inclined TK grade 3 students began preparing for the annual Kangourou sans frontiéres, or Kangaroo Math in January. Kirsty Kelly, TK learning support teacher, explains why this was such a “hoppy” occasion. Read more TK mathletes amaze By CIS Communications Join us in congratulating our TK mathletes’ achievements in the Singapore and Asian Schools Math Olympiad (SASMO). Read on to learn how we fared, and which mathletes took home a medal. Read more How far can your coins take you? By Laura Coulter, TK grade 3 teacher What would you buy if you had to purchase two items for no more than $4.50? This was the question asked in a grade 3 class as part of a math inquiry. Laura Coulter, TK grade 3 teacher, explains how it all made “cents&quot;. Read more World Scholar’s Cup 2019 By Chelsea Young, grade 6 teacher (Lakeside) Sixteen grade 6 students and one grade 5 student represented CIS in the annual World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) at Dulwich College on 23 and 24 March. Read on to learn how they performed, and what students found most memorable? STEAM Bilingual Arts read more