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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

PDPA

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CIS respects the privacy of its students, parents, staff, community members and visitors to its website and campus. Personal data is collected by CIS for the purpose of supporting the operations of the school. All collection, use, disclosure, or processing of data is undertaken in compliance with Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”). Personal data may be used by CIS before, during or after a student’s enrolment with the school. What follows is a summary of the provisions of our more detailed policy which can be read here. It supplements but does not supersede or replace any other consent you may have previously provided to CIS in respect of your personal data. How is personal data collected by CIS? Personal data may be collected using a number of different methods including the enrolment application process, through interactions with staff (whether by telephone, letter, email or face-to-face meetings), and in the course of providing educational services to students. Why is personal data collected and how is it used by CIS? Personal data is collected to support CIS functions including the teaching and personal and professional development of students, and the administration of CIS. Personal data is also used to celebrate the achievements of our students. Some of the specific circumstances for which personal data may be collected include the maintenance of student records; school communication, and processing applications for enrolment and scholarships. Personal data may also be collected to ensure the security of students and staff, and to monitor the use of CIS’s computer network resources, including emails and internet use with CIS email accounts and portals. How is my data protected? CIS protects the personal data it collects by maintaining reasonable security arrangements to prevent unauthorised access, collection, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or other similar risks. Why is personal data disclosed by CIS? Personal data may be disclosed to our third party service providers, agents and/or our affiliates or related corporations for the same purposes for which it is collected. Examples of such third party service providers include our canteen operator, ECA vendors, transportation companies, excursion week vendors, Fee Protection Scheme insurers, etc. Enquiries The School may from time to time update the Personal Data Protection Policy in line with legal or practice developments. If you have any questions, please contact our School's Data Protection Officer at pdpa@cis.edu.sg. Downloads Personal Data Protection (PDPA) read more

Terms of use

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Copyright All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of The Canadian International School or its content suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of The Canadian International School and protected by international copyright laws. All software used on this site is the property of The Canadian International School or its software suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. License and Site Access The Canadian International School grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of The Canadian International School. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of The Canadian International School. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of The Canadian International School and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing The Canadian International School’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of The Canadian International School. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by The Canadian International School. You are granted a limited, revocable, and non-exclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of The Canadian International School so long as the link does not portray The Canadian International School, its affiliates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any The Canadian International School logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission. Comments, Communications, and other Content Visitors may submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant The Canadian International School and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant The Canadian International School and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify The Canadian International School or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. The Canadian International School has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. The Canadian International School takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party. read more

Test Calendar parents 2019-2020

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Staff calendar 2019-2020

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Parent calendar 2019-2020

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Calendar

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

Thank you page

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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

Parents

https://www.cis.edu.sg/our-school/pta

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... read more

Students

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Students Valuing the individual At CIS, we recognise and value every student from Nursery to Grade 12 as an individual. We believe that each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Demonstrating our core values, our students act with integrity, generosity and curiosity, as they challenge themselves to reach intellectual and personal excellence. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Students from over 70 nations Each student’s personality, contribution and unique sense of perspective brings a richness to our school community that benefits us all. Working together with people from other backgrounds and cultures is an integral part of life at CIS. With approximately 3,000 students from over 80 nations, we celebrate both our diversity and our connectedness. We cultivate a warm and collaborative environment because we believe it builds community and brings people together to make exciting things happen. In this environment, we get the best out of everyone. Schoolwide, our students are engaged in activities that develop a love of learning, and build skills that will serve them well in a changing future. We are proud to have high achieving intellectuals, athletes and artists in our student body, as well as those committed to making a positive impact on the world. We can rely on our students to turn thought into meaningful action. As they experience success, their confidence will grow, as will their resilience as they turn failures into opportunities. Stories Read more Noa is Berklee bound When talent meets hard work and determination, success becomes inevitable. Such was the case for CIS Grade 12 Music student, Noa Boon, who has been awarded the renowned Berklee School of Music’s highe... Read more Adya’s Love of Writing Sarah Brennan Poetry Competition runner up, TK Grade 4 student Adya, shares her passion for writing with us. Adya is a pro at story writing. She has dedicated her free time to penning her thoughts, ex... Read more Grade 8-1 Grant a Wish Arush is a 5 year old boy with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Through the Make a Wish Foundation, Arush announced that his wish was “to go on a big ship with a swimming pool”. A few weeks ago, Arush’s... Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Tanjong Katong Campus

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Tanjong Katong Campus Nursery to Grade 6 Catering to the needs of Nursery to Grade 6 learners, CIS’ Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus is located in Singapore’s East Coast. TK features a mix of intimate indoor learning spaces and generous, leafy outdoor activity and sporting areas. Grade levels are clustered together to allow easy collaboration and sharing between grade levels. This design supports our inquiry-based approach and encourages a strong sense of community between and across grade levels. This combination provides our students with a warm and inviting learning environment where they can develop new skills while being challenged to try new things, as they learn about their community and the wider world. Access to the outdoors is something our TK community value, and our outdoor learning spaces take full advantage of the natural environment. Classrooms at TK are warm, colourful, and spacious. Our youngest learners’ classrooms spill directly out into our newly built Outdoor Discovery Centre, merging the indoors and the outdoors in a meaningful and unique way. Other learning spaces at TK include a library, an amphitheatre, a playing field, cricket nets, basketball and futsal courts, a STEAM makerspace and an outdoor classroom. Every area on campus is designed to support curiosity, collaboration, invention and making connections - to both people and learning. Our students develop joined-up thinking as they work together, and discover that innovation and collaboration is the key to success in today’s modern world. The TK lease has been extended to August 2022. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. Principal’s Message Kindergarten and Primary School Mrs Angela Henderson A welcome message from TK Primary Principal, Mrs Angela Henderson. Virtual Tour General Foyer Main Entrance Main Office Learning Spaces Amphitheatre Outdoor Learning Centre Music Room Makerspace Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Kindergarten Classroom Grade 1 Bilingual Classroom Grade 4 Classroom Library Sports and Wellness Basketball Court Sports Field Futsal Court Gymnasium Kindergarten Playground Cricket Court Tennis Court Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Lakeside Campus

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Lakeside Campus Nursery to Grade 12 Our Lakeside Campus adopts a schools-within-a-school design, which creates unique and distinct communities in a school that houses students from Nursery through to Grade 12. We combine state-of-the-art classrooms, learning pods, and other learning spaces to support our inquiry-based approach and encourage a strong sense of community. This intentional approach in school design ensures we can meet the educational and developmental needs of all our students. We want our students, young and old, to enjoy a warm and nurturing school environment where they feel happy, safe and valued. Our Kindergarten children learn in a dedicated Kindergarten wing, while Primary and Secondary students attend most classes in designated Primary and Secondary zones. Kindergarten and Primary classrooms are organised by grade levels, and Secondary classrooms are organised by subject and discipline. All classrooms at Lakeside spill out into learning pods - large open spaces that are highly versatile and support a range of learning needs. In Kindergarten and Primary, teachers can use them for experiments, exhibitions and celebrations, while Secondary School pods are used as study and collaboration zones. Lakeside’s indoor facilities include dedicated STEAM makerspaces, music and science labs, an arts space, a 500-seat theatre, a gymnasium and multi-storey library. Outdoor facilities include a swimming complex, two sports fields and a state-of-the-art Outdoor Discovery Centre. 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. In December 2019, construction (subject to final regulatory approval) of a brand new wing* will commence (view the virtual tour of this space here). Due to open in mid 2021, this new space will offer the following facilities: Age appropriate, ground level kindergarten classrooms that open directly onto an upgraded outdoor discovery centre.An indoor swimming complex with a 25-metre solar heated training pool, a learn-to-swim pool, a ‘dryland’ training area, with connected change rooms and bathrooms.A multi-purpose gymnasium suitable for a variety of sports.A 200-seat blackbox theatre.Soundproof music rooms and visual arts studios. * During construction, the junior pool and outdoor discovery centre (ODC) will be closed. Alternate facilities have been put in place as an alternative during this period. View these FAQ’s to learn more. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. Kindergarten and Primary School Angela Hollington A welcome message from our Kindergarten and Primary School Principal, Mrs Angela Hollington. Secondary School Mr Jeff Smith Lakeside virtual tour General Front Entrance Side Entrance Atrium Reception Red Dot Cafe Canteen Car Park Bus Bay Kindergarten Bilingual Classroom Classroom Cooking Room JK Pod Junior Aquatics Centre SK Pod Outdoor Discovery Centre Primary School Chinese Classroom French Classroom Learning Pod Junior Library Junior Playground Senior Playground Primary School Office Secondary School Classroom Chinese Classroom French and Spanish Classroom Learning Pod Science Lab Senior Library Academic Guidance Centre Secondary School Office Arts David Foster Theatre Music Room Arts Collaboration Space Recording Studio Film Studio Sports and Wellness Aquatics Centre Gymnasium Junior Field Elevated Field Fitness Centre Tennis Courts STEAM STEAM Centre Makerspace Multimedia Lab Science Lab Math Classroom read more

Kindergarten

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

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CIS Foundation programme

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CIS Foundation Programme CIS Foundation programme The CIS Foundation programme is designed for children entering grades 5-8 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 CIS's IB curriculum. An established track record CIS has been teaching English as a second language (ESL) to students from around the world for more than 30 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 74 countries and through our experienced 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 an inquiry-based 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. They remain together for all lessons and join their peers in the respective grade / school division for lunch, house leagues and before and after school activities. The number of contact hours in each subject area is outlined below. The weekly primary timetable can be viewed&nbsp;here&nbsp;and secondary timetable here. Assessment and progression to CIS’s IB Programme Summative assessments occur at the start, middle and end of every semester. Those who satisfy the entry requirements are able to exit the programme and enter CIS's English programme in primary / secondary school.&nbsp;View the&nbsp;CIS academic calendar&nbsp;for all key dates. Device requirements Students must have their own IPAD ( grade 5 and 6) or MacBook (grade 7 and 8) 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.&nbsp;Learn more on this page of our website.&nbsp; Before you apply The admissions section on our website outlines the&nbsp;&nbsp;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