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Tanjong Katong Campus

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Tanjong Katong Campus Nursery to Grade 6 Catering to the needs of pre kindergarten 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 2023. Classroom sizes / details can be viewed here. 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 Discovery Centre Music Room Makerspace Pre-kindergarten Classroom Kindergarten Classroom Grade 1 Bilingual Classroom Grade 4 Classroom Library Sports and Wellness Basketball Court Sports Field Futsal Court Gymnasium Kindergarten Playground Cricket Court Tennis Court read more

STEAM

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STEAM Education Learning in a real world context STEAM at CIS is an engaging interdisciplinary approach that integrates the areas of science, technology, environmental studies, arts and mathematics. Unlike traditional teaching models where these subjects are taught independently, STEAM supports our students’ natural curiosity and creativity, and helps them understand how each discipline is connected and related in the real world. STEAM at CIS STEAM an educational approach that integrates science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and maths. It guides inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking, and helps students understand how to apply the concepts and content from each discipline to real-world problems. STEAM in the Kindergarten years STEAM helps our students make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts. STEAM in the Primary years STEAM helps our students make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts. STEAM in the Secondary years STEAM helps our students make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts. The CIS STEAM approach ensures that our students are motivated, capable of making informed decisions and able to find solutions for problems that the real world is facing. STEAM helps our students make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts. This mode of learning is motivating and engaging because it is relevant and relates to the real world. Our student-centred, inquiry-based approach ensures that teamwork and communication are a major focus in STEAM activities. Our students, from Kindergarten to Secondary School, have the freedom to think critically, creatively, and innovatively as we challenge them to find solutions to problems. Even if they fail the first time, they are inspired to try again in a safe and supportive learning environment. Our STEAM makerspaces are spaces that encourage the sharing of resources and knowledge and learning through hands-on exploration. Our makerspaces are part lab, part shop, part conference room, and are designed to foster a culture of teamwork, collaboration and design thinking. In these spaces, our students build and work on projects together, using equipment that is both traditional (wood working machinery and sewing machines) and cutting edge (makerbot 3D printers, GCC laser engravers and cutting machines and newspaper styxx rolling machines). Stories Loading... read more

Careers

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

Visitor information

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Visitor procedures Visitor procedures As we work to safeguard the CIS community during COVID19, the following procedures have been put in place for visitors to our school. Appointments are restricted to off-peak hours (9.00am to 3.00pm), unless otherwise approved by the school. All visitors must: Wear a mask or visor at all times while on campus.Have a confirmed appointment with a CIS staff member.Complete this declaration form (follow the instructions on the form) and submit it (soft copy or hard copy) to the person you have an appointment with at least 24 hours before your confirmed appointment. If you answer yes to any question in the declaration, you will be denied entry. When you arrive on campus, stop at security and: Provide your ID card.Show the appointment confirmation email to our security guards. Failure to do this will result in refused entry. Check in and out of the campus using SafeEntry (procedure below). Please show the confirmation to our guards. Have your temperature taken. If you have a fever that is over 37.5, you will not be allowed to enter. SAFE ENTRY PROCEDURES CIS has implemented mandatory SafeEntry procedures (learn more about Safe Entry) to assist the Singapore government in contact tracing. All adults and children above 6 years of age must check in and out using either the TraceTogether app or token when coming onto campus. Adults must also provide their Singapore identification card (eg NRIC, Employment/dependents pass, Long Term Visit Pass) to security for scanning. Note: safe entry data is not shared with CIS. It is used solely by the Singapore government for the purposes of contact tracing only. read more

Accreditation

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Accreditation An IB World School CIS is an IB World School authorised to offer all 3 International Baccalaureate (IB) Programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP) to students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in Grades 7 to 10Diploma Programme (DP) to students in Grades 11 and 12 You can learn more about the International Baccalaureate Organisation on their website. EduTrust certification CIS was first awarded the four-year EduTrust award in August 2012, and then again in 2016 and 2020. Our EduTrust certificate can be viewed here. What is EduTrust?Administered by the Committee for Private Education under the governance of Skills Future Singapore, EduTrust is a voluntary certification scheme that helps to distinguish higher quality educational institutions in Singapore’s private education industry. As a school that is EduTrust certified, we are able to accept international students who require Student Passes from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA). You can learn more about the Committee for Private Education, the Private Education Act, or the EduTrust Certification Scheme on the Skills future SG website. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) The Canadian International School is fully accredited (Grades 7 to 12) by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges. You can view the CIS WASC accreditation certificate here. WASC accreditation is awarded to schools that prove they are worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high quality learning opportunities, and clearly demonstrate that self-improvement is an ultimate and ongoing goal. Participating schools must meet rigorous, research-based standards, reflecting the essential elements of a successful educational programme, where a key quality is a continual focus on self improvement. Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges,533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200,Burlingame, CA 94010www.acswasc.org Keeping Safe accredited school The CIS child protection policy reflects our vision and core values. We take the safety and well-being of our students, both within and outside the school environment, seriously. As such, we are proud to be a Keeping Safe accredited school. Visit this page for more information about Keeping Safe. read more

Leadership

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Leadership School leadership CIS has experienced staff in all facets and areas of the school: academic, administrative and governance. This network of individuals and teams, outlined in our organisational chart, work together to ensure the best possible learning experience is provided to all students. Senior leadership consists of our Board of Directors, a Management Team led by our CEO, a Senior Academic Team led by our Head of School, and a Heads of Department Team led by our CEO. Our Board of Directors Jen Shu Liang ShermanJen Marshall HongZhang JingxiaJames William BeekeKenneth Tan Jhu Hwa Our Management Team Mr. Johan Stromsater (CEO)Mr. Pete Corcoran (Head of School)Ms. Joanna Lim (General Manager)Mr. Brian Tucker (Management Representative) School Registered Name: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.School Registered Address: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414 Johan Stromsater Johan Stromsater is our CEO and is a member of our management team. Peter Corcoran Pete Corcoran is our Head of School and is a member of our management team. Joanna Lim Joanna Lim is our General Manager and is a member of our management team. Brian Tucker Brian Tucker serves as the management representative on our management team. School leadership A highly qualified faculty Faculty are the backbone of every great school. CIS faculty demonstrate a passion for education, and a commitment to the School’s mission, vision and ethos. CIS faculty have: International teaching experienceIB experience and trainingQualifications, expertise and experience in their respective fieldsA commitment to the concept of lifelong learning Through a transformational delivery of academic programmes, and a focus on professional development and training for educational practitioners and leaders, CIS delivers a first- class educational experience for the global child. Organisational chart Academic board About About About About About About About About About About About Examination board About About About About About About read more

24 hours at CIS

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7:00am 7:00am <span class="slides-title "> Swimming Husky swimmers start their training bright and early. 7:15am <span class="slides-title "> Staff appreciation morning Parent volunteers host breakfast for hard working faculty and staff. 8:30am <span class="slides-title "> Morning greeting Our principals greet our students as they arrive at school each morning. 8:30am <span class="slides-title single "> Music and arts 8:45am <span class="slides-title nothing "> Outdoor learning 9:00am 9:00am <span class="slides-title single "> SK experience 9:30am <span class="slides-title "> PE class in session PE classes build strong minds and bodies, and see students being active and learning about the importance of a healthy lifestyle. 9:30am <span class="slides-title single "> CIS friends celebrate Deepavali 10:00am <span class="slides-title "> Public speaking Public speaking becomes second nature thanks to the regular roster of Primary assemblies Primary. 10:30am <span class="slides-title "> Young explorers at the ODC Young explorers use their iPads to record their learning in the Outdoor Discovery Centre. 10:30am <span class="slides-title single "> Secondary students work on a STEAM project Secondary design students design model cars in the STEAM centre. 11:00am 11:00am <span class="slides-title single "> Art Secondary students go beyond the conventional, and use art materials to come up with unique artwork. 11:30am <span class="slides-title single "> Science 11:30am <span class="slides-title "> Open Minds Primary students spend a week in the field in Open Minds. Exploring sites such as parks, museums and neighborhoods helps them make authentic connections to their learning and the world around them. 12pm <span class="slides-title "> Terry Fox An annual fundraiser to find a cure for cancer - the annual Terry Fox run. 12:30pm <span class="slides-title "> Recess Recess is the best time of the day to spend time playing with friends. 12:45pm <span class="slides-title "> Husky howl Primary students participate in a House League event, the Husky Howl. 1:00pm 1:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> DP student presents A DP student presents his learning to the students in his class. 1:30pm <span class="slides-title "> Primary School STEAM projects Primary students investigate concepts and make connections between subject areas in their STEAM CCA. 2:00PM 2:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> Secondary School science classes. Hands-on, minds-on learning happens in the Secondary lab. Students get to demonstrate the theory they learnt in class. 2:30pm <span class="slides-title "> Language class. Primary students learn in small groups interacting with each other, guided by their teacher. 3:00PM 3:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> Students studying together Secondary students collaborate and theorise as they work in teams to examine concepts. 3:30pm <span class="slides-title "> After-school activities School ends. Activities begin. Gymnastics is one of the popular after-school activities. 4:00pm <span class="slides-title "> CIS students train for competitive sports Sports and activities are in full swing after school. A number of CIS students represent the school in competitive sports teams, such as basketball, rugby, football, volleyball and swimming. 5:00pm 5:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> Primary School performance Primary students put on a performance for their parents and friends. 6:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> Special activities 7:00pm 7:00pm <span class="slides-title single "> Secondary School Musical Talented Secondary students sing, dance and perform in their rendition of the well-known musical, Grease. 7:15pm <span class="slides-title "> Art recitals DP arts students fulfil the internal assessment criteria by performing at a range of recitals through the school year. read more

Academic results

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Academic results 2021 IB diploma results We&nbsp;are absolutely thrilled to share the outstanding results of graduating class of 2021. Their average score of 38, 100% pass rate and university acceptances are a testament to two years of hard work.&nbsp;We look forward to seeing where the&nbsp;next set of challenges and opportunities will take the Class of 2021. 2021 University acceptances 33 United States 33 United States Arizona State University (1) Baylor University (1) Berklee College Of Music (2) City University of New York, Lehman College Drexel University (1) George Washington University (1) HULT International Business School Boston (1) Indiana University Bloomington (1) Iowa State University (1) Los Angeles College of Music (2) Michigan State University (1) Musicians Institute (2) New York University (1) Ohio State University (1) Otis College of Art and Design (1) Pennsylvania State University (1) Purdue University (1) School of Visual Arts (1) Syracuse University (1) University of Arizona (1) University of California, Davis (2) University of California, Irvine University of California, San Diego (3) University of California, Santa Barbara (1) University of California, Santa Barbara (1) University of California, Santa Barbara (3) University of Colorado Boulder (1) University of Denver (1) University of Kansas (1) University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (1) University of Rhode Island (1) University of Tennessee, Knoxville (1) University of Wisconsin—Madison (1) 58 United Kingdom 58 United Kingdom Aberystwyth University (1) Arts University Bournemouth (1) Bangor University (2) Cardiff University (4) City University of London (2) Coventry University Durham University (7) ** Goldsmiths University of London (1) Hull York Medical School (1) Imperial College London (2)** King’s College London (8)** Lancaster University (3) London School of Economics (1)** Loughborough University (3) Manchester Metropolitan University Manchester School of Architecture Newcastle University (6)** Northumbria University Nottingham Trent University (1) Oxford Brookes University (1) Queen Mary University of London (3) ** Queen’s University Belfast (2) St George’s University of London (2) University College London (7)** University of the Arts London (2) University of Bath (8) University of Birmingham (2)** University of Brighton (1) University of Bristol (8)** University of Central Lancashire Medicine (2) University of Dundee (2) University of East Anglia (2) University of Edinburgh (13) ** University of Essex (1) University of Exeter (6)** University of Glasgow (3)** University of Gloucestershire (1) University of Hull (1) University of Kent (1) University of Leeds (3) ** University of Leicester (3) University of Lincoln (1) University of Liverpool (2) University of Manchester (17) ** University of Northampton (2) University of Nottingham (2)** University of Plymouth (1) University of Portsmouth (1) University of Reading (4) University of Sheffield (6)** University of Southampton (6)** University of St Andrews (3) University of Surrey University of Sussex (5) University of the West of Scotland (1) University of Warwick (7) University of Westminster (1) University of York (1) 20 Canada 20 Canada British Columbia Institute of Technology (1) Carleton University (1) Concordia University (2) Dalhousie University (1) McGill University (5) McMaster University (6) Queen&#039;s University Simon Fraser University (2) Trent University (1) University of Alberta (2) University of British Columbia (18) University of Calgary (5) University of Guelph (1) University of Ottawa (5) University of Toronto (35) University of Victoria (2) University of Waterloo (7) University of Western Ontario (6) Wilfrid Laurier University (2) York University (4) 6 Australia &amp; New Zealand 6 Australia &amp; New Zealand University of Melbourne (2) University of Queensland (1) Monash University (1) University of Adelaide (1) University of Technology Sydney (1) Macquarie University (1) 9 Europe 9 Europe Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (2) HAN University of Applied Sciences (1) HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (1) Istituto Marangoni Milano (1) Radboud University (1) The Hague University of Applied Sciences University College Maastricht (1) University College Roosevelt (1) University of Groningen (1) 9 Asia 9 Asia Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (4) International Christian University (1) LASALLE College of the Arts (1) Ritsumeikan University (1) Sophia University (2) Temple University Japan (1) The University of Hong Kong (3) Waseda University (1) Yale-NUS College (2) MAP results 2020/2021 Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) results* While we track our students’ progress with a range of different assessments, CIS uses Measures of Academic Progress (MAP), developed by&nbsp;Northwest Evaluation Association&nbsp;(NWEA), as an externally referenced assessment tool to benchmark learning growth. MAP provides comprehensive data on student achievement and growth, over time, in Reading and Mathematics. Achievement in MAP is indicated by a RIT score, and it is expected that RIT scores will increase over time. Mathematics This table outlines CIS' May 2019 MAP maths results compared to the NWEA norm and the international schools mean. Reading This table outlines CIS' May 2019 MAP reading results compared to the NWEA norm and the international schools mean. read more

An IB school

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An IB school What is an IB School? The Canadian International School (CIS) is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The structure of the IB programmes are designed to provide all students with common understanding of key terms and tenets, while allowing schools to creatively use their resources to provide experiences that meet the needs of their student body. Central to all IB programmes is the IB Learner Profile, which is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century. The CIS mission, to Engage, Enlighten, and Empower our students, aligns perfectly with that of the IB, ensuring a synergistic educational approach. Not all IB schools look and feel the same around the globe; however, students in IB schools do gain a shared awareness of what it means, for example, to be internationally-minded, to value and cultivate human ingenuity, to hone and make use of transdisciplinary skills, to approach learning with attitudes that yield optimum results, and to assess one’s learning in a myriad of ways. Authorised IB World Schools have adopted and successfully demonstrated a commitment towards meeting all the standards, practices, and requirements in developing each programme as stipulated by the IBO. By committing to this framework, the school is supported by the IBO to ensure high quality delivery and fidelity in the implementation of its programmes. IBO support covers four main areas: authorisation and evaluation; training and professional development; assessment; and curriculum. PYP - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. PYP - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. PYP - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. PYP - Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 6 The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. An IB school Primary Years Programme (PYP) At CIS, we follow the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Pre-Kindergarten through to Grade 6. The PYP is a curricular framework based on the most current best-practice educational research from around the world. As an IB World School, we regularly participate in external audits to ensure that we offer a rigorous academic programme that meets the highest standards in teaching and learning. The PYP prepares students for the intellectual challenges of further education and their future careers, while focusing on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world at large. The programme aims to develop students’ academic, social and emotional well-being, through a focus on international-mindedness and strong personal values. The CIS Curriculum is built on the PYP framework of five essential elements - knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action. These elements help equip students with the skills needed to be successful, both now and in the future. We work with the five elements to construct a rigorous and challenging primary curriculum that meets the needs of an international community, while at the same time developing unique and effective programmes that meet the needs of the broader school community. The PYP consists of: The written curriculum, which explains what PYP students will learn;The taught curriculum, which sets out how educators teach the PYP; andThe assessed curriculum. The PYP is transdisciplinary in nature, meaning that it focuses on issues that go across subject areas, and incorporates, where possible, local and global issues into the curriculum, asking students to look at six related, transdisciplinary themes and to consider the links between them. In the PYP, students engage in six large, transdisciplinary themes organised as Units of Inquiry (UOIs). These UOIs are outlined in our school-wide Programme of Inquiry (POI) and are carefully designed to build from one year to the next as students' progress through the school. With the UOI at its core, language, mathematics, social studies, and science standards are addressed in authentic and meaningful contexts. The programme is further complemented through Additional languages (Chinese and French), Physical Education, and Arts (Visual Arts, Drama, Music and Dance) all taught by specialist teachers in their respective field. As an IB World School, we are active participants in an international community of teachers, students and educational researchers, and we are fully committed to recruiting and retaining proven professionals. Perhaps most importantly, when your child enters Primary School, they are greeted by a happy, nurturing, creative, educated, effective and highly dedicated teacher. Visit the website for more about the PYP or the IBO. MYP - Grades 7 to 10 The MYP provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be active and effective participants in the twenty-first century. MYP - Grades 7 to 10 The MYP provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be active and effective participants in the 21st century. MYP - Grades 7 to 10 The MYP provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be active and effective participants in the 21st century. 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Vivamus vehicula quam vitae eros gravida tempor. An IB school Middle Years Programme (MYP) The IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) at CIS spans Grades 7 through 10, and provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be active and effective participants in the 21st century. Students who complete the MYP are well-prepared to undertake the IB Diploma Programme (DP). The MYP is a challenging curriculum framework that helps teachers establish goals, focus units of study using the ‘Global Contexts’ and conduct meaningful assessments. The MYP framework encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world. Students are expected to be well-versed in the traditional subject areas of our current curriculum, and they are encouraged to see the relationships between them. They are expected to develop a genuine understanding of their own history and culture, and are encouraged to appreciate the traditions of other people and other places. The MYP aims to help students develop their personal understanding, their emerging sense of self and responsibility in their community. MYP teachers organise the curriculum with appropriate attention to: Teaching and learning in context. Students learn best when their learning experiences have context and are connected to their lives and the world that they have experienced. Using global contexts, MYP students explore human identity, global challenges and what it means to be internationally-minded. Conceptual understanding. Concepts are big ideas that have relevance within specific disciplines and across subject areas. MYP students use concepts as a vehicle to inquire into issues and ideas of personal, local and global significance and examine knowledge holistically. Approaches to learning (ATL). A unifying thread throughout all MYP subject groups, approaches to learning provide the foundation for independent learning and encourage the application of their knowledge and skills in unfamiliar contexts. Developing and applying these skills help students learn how to learn. Service (community service) and Action (learning by doing and experiencing). Service and Action have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service&mdash;making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP community project. Language and identity. MYP students learn at least two languages. Learning to communicate in a variety of ways is fundamental to their development of intercultural understanding and crucial to their identity affirmation. (Extracted from: https://www.ibo.org/programmes/middle-years-programme/curriculum). Visit the IB website to learn more about the MYP. DP - Grades 11 and 12 Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, the DP is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. DP - Grades 11 and 12 Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, the DP is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. DP - Grades 11 and 12 Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, the DP is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. DP - Grades 11 and 12 Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, the DP is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. An IB school Diploma Programme (DP) The IB Diploma Programme (IB DP) was born in the 1960’s in an effort to establish a common curriculum and university entry credential for students moving from one country to another. Designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19 years, it is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to examinations. The IB DP curriculum is represented by the hexagon with six subject areas supported by the core. Each candidate is required to study one subject from each of the subject areas. A minimum of three subjects must be taken at the Higher Level (HL), allowing for specialisation or focus of interest. The remaining courses are taken at the Standard Level (SL). HL courses require 240 instructional hours versus the 150 required by SL courses. HL courses also require additional assessment. The Extended Essay (EE), a core element of the IB DP, is a 4000-word essay and is an in-depth study of a focused topic chosen from the list of approved Diploma Programme subjects. It is intended to promote high-level research and writing skills, intellectual discovery and creativity. Assessment is criterion related, and judges each student in relation to identified assessment criteria and not in relation to the work of other students. The EE is externally assessed by IB examiners, and is marked on a scale from 0 to 36. The Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course encourages critical thinking about knowledge itself. What makes TOK unique, and distinctively different from standard academic disciplines, is its process. In this process, students’ thinking and their understanding of knowledge as a human construction are shaped, enriched and deepened. Connections may be made between knowledge encountered in different DP subjects, through CAS or in extended essay research. Because the subject matter of the course is defined in terms of knowledge issues, there is no end to the valid questions that may arise in a TOK course. The assessment model in Theory of Knowledge (TOK) comprises two components, both of which should be completed within the 100 hours designated for the course. Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) is at the heart of the DP. It is one of the three essential elements in every student’s DP experience. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. Creativity: Arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.Action: Physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the Diploma Programme.Service: An unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected. The CAS Programme aims to develop students who are: Reflective thinkers&mdash;they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth.Willing to accept new challenges and new roles.Aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment.Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects.Balanced&mdash;they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences. Assessment in the DP Student's achievement is assessed according to his/her own ability in regards to the criteria specified within each subject group area. Most subjects have an internal assessment component, though the majority of the subject grade is carried out via external assessment. Internal assessments vary between subject groups, however, all aspects of internal assessment, initially marked by the teacher in charge, will be externally moderated by IBO moderators to ensure uniform standards are being met. External assessments are written examinations based on all or part of the course syllabus. In some courses, oral examinations / visual art presentations / theatre productions are recorded and submitted and externally assessed by an IBO examiner. Visit the website for more information about the IB Diploma Programme. Our stories Loading... read more

Vision, mission and values

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Vision, mission and values Our school's culture The Canadian International School (CIS) offers students an opportunity to develop through a diverse and challenging curriculum and a wide range of activities. Students are given ownership of the learning process and are encouraged to actively participate in their own education by setting personal goals and practising ongoing self-evaluation. Our inquiry-based programmes and activities encourage students to discover their interests and strengths. All of this is done in a safe, caring and supportive school environment that fosters positive attitudes and allows students to challenge themselves and be risk-takers, without the fear of being judged. Delivering on our vision and mission A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Delivering on our vision and mission A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Delivering on our vision and mission A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Our vision Unleashing the potential of every individual so they can own their future. Our mission Engage. Enlighten. Empower. Our core values Values should be more than inspiring or beautiful words. Our values are a behavioural blueprint that shape who we are as a school community and as individuals. In all that we do, we ask ourselves – does this promote what we value most? Collaboration Curiosity Creativity Generosity Respect read more

Arts

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Arts Showcasing creativityand talent CIS has a thriving and vibrant Arts programme which is integral to school life. We adopt a two-pronged approach to the arts: the curricular or classroom experience and extracurricular activities and performances. Arts activities (music, dance, drama and visual art) allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world, while developing creativity, self confidence, resilience and adaptability. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Cultural performances Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Showcasing creativity and talent Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. Secondary school production Once on this Island Arts activities allow our students to explore, shape and communicate their sense of identity and understanding of the world. From Kindergarten to Grade 12, arts experiences build confidence and are the perfect avenue to showcase creativity and experience teamwork. Through the arts, our students are engaged in imaginative and productive activity as they explore different cultures; use arts as a form of communication; and learn about the elements of performance, production and stage and event management. Arts opportunities include a range of musical ensembles and bands, choral groups, productions, performances and exhibits. These events run throughout the school year and across all divisions as appropriate. Our students also participate in regional events and competitions like the Singapore Youth Film Festival where two of our students recently won best overall film and best acting. At times, performances and showcases are conducted in another language such as Chinese or French. This multilingual approach and focus provides our students with opportunities to practice another language, while developing multilingual skills and competency in second or third languages. Facilities that support our thriving arts programme include fully equipped drama and dance studios, a 500-seat theatre (Lakeside), music and music practice rooms, and an audio-visual suite supported with the latest equipment (Lakeside). Stories Loading... read more

Chinese-English bilingual programme

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Chinese English Bilingual Programme Equal exposure in both Chinese and English CIS' pioneering bilingual Chinese-English programme is designed to allow students to be fluent communicators in both languages, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive and ever-changing world. Available to our Lakeside campus students in pre-kindergarten to grade 6 and to our Tanjong Katong campus students in pre-kindergarten through to grade 5*. It is fully aligned with the IB PYP and includes two qualified teachers per class: one native English speaker and one native Chinese speaker. *Grade 6 bilingual classes will be offered at Lakeside only in 21/22. Equal exposure in both Chinese and English Our bilingual programme allows students to be fluent communicators in Chinese and English, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive world. Equal exposure in both Chinese and English Our bilingual programme allows students to be fluent communicators in Chinese and English, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive world. Equal exposure in both Chinese and English CIS has one of the most comprehensive Chinese reading programme amongst international schools in Singapore. Students learn math concepts using natural numbers. Chinese English Bilingual Kindergarten students Our bilingual programme allows students to be fluent communicators in Chinese and English, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive world. Chinese English Bilingual Kindergarten students Our bilingual programme allows students to be fluent communicators in Chinese and English, providing them with an edge in an extremely competitive world. CIS’ Chinese-English bilingual programme was one of the first to be offered in Singapore by an international school. Our established track record makes us one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in the region to educate students in becoming fluent communicators in both languages. In our bilingual programme, students attend classes (with the respective teacher) in English one day, and in Chinese the next, ensuring equal exposure to both languages. Students’ Chinese literacy development is supported by our 36 level guided reading programme, and a well-established system to connect students learning to all other curriculum areas. Additionally, all students have Chinese language acquisition classes five times each week. These classes are taught by separate native speaking teachers, and students are grouped according to their proficiency levels for these classes. In Chinese language classes, teachers follow the highly respected Big Apple Programme, a collection of more than 130 levelled story books written by our Chinese Language and Bilingual School Principal, Huali Xiong. We currently have 47 bilingual classes and a specific pathway has been designed for students to maintain their Chinese in Secondary School and the Middle Years Programme (MYP). From Senior Kindergarten onwards, students must meet the specific language requirements to enter the programme. A key feature of our programme is learning about Chinese culture as research shows speaking a language without understanding its culture, has very little real-world value. We also support students in their learning with a wide range of resources including a collection of over 8,000 Chinese fiction books. Over the past three years*, our students have outperformed all other students in Singapore in the Youth Chinese Test (YCT). Our year-on-year outstanding results demonstrate the overall high quality of our programme. *YCT was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID 19. Stories Loading... read more