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Kindergarten

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

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 at CIS 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 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. An international curriculum As one of Singapore's leading private kindergartens, we offer an engaging inquiry, play-based teaching approach grounded in research and best 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  students learn how to make connections across subject areas as they invent, analyse and explore concepts in STEAM. 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. 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, adopts a schools-within-a-school design, creating unique communities inside the school and accommodating students aged 2 to 18. Our kindergarten children learn in a dedicated kindergarten 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, Kindergarten aquatics complex and an Outdoor Discovery Centre. 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 our newly built Outdoor Discovery Centre. Other learning spaces include a library, amphitheatre, and STEAM makerspace. About CIS’ Outdoor Discovery Centres Our Outdoor Discovery Centres are 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. Swimming Our unique learning spaces; junior library, a kitchen, a black box theatre, a STEAM Makerspace, a Kindergarten aquatics complex and our Outdoor Discovery Centre fosters creative skills development and nurtures our students’ natural sense of curiosity. 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 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's faces with their adorable acting and singing. STEAM Bilingual Arts 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 Atrium Reception 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 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

An IB school

https://www.cis.edu.sg/about/the-ib-programme

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 IB 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—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—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—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 IB website for more information about the IB Diploma Programme. Our stories Read more True grit By Denton Jones, Interim Head of Sports Congratulations to our U14 boys’ basketball team on finishing undefeated in season 3 of the ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools) league. Denton Jones, Interim Head of Sports, has the exciting details of how the team, despite overwhelming odds, rose to the occasion when they faced adversity in a season ending tournament Read more Grade 10-12 Season 3 Sports Awards 2019 By CIS Communications Our Husky athletes recently wrapped up our final season of the year. There were numerous medals earned, an undefeated season, and opportunities to compete in tournaments outside of our regular ACSIS league games. Go Huskies! Read more Grit Day 2019 By CIS Communications It might be hot but everyone enjoyed Grit Day at Lakeside to the fullest! Read more Owning the future in game development By CIS Communications At CIS, we take pride in nurturing self-starters who take the initiative to pursue their passion. One great example is Merlin R, a grade 10 student who approached the Digital Literacy team with a proposal to host a game jam for fellow gamers. Timothy Studlo, Digital Literacy Coach Pre-K to grade 12, fills us in. 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Vision, mission and values

https://www.cis.edu.sg/about/vision-mission-and-values

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 practicing on-going 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. Delivering on our vision and mission A nurturing environment, an international curriculum, and a culturally diverse community will facilitate exceptional achievements. Our 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. 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 Excellence Our stories Read more Grizzlies Basketball Club marks another milestone By Grizzlies Basketball Club The Grizzlies Basketball Club, which has a base at both Lakeside and TK, has been doing CIS proud in the basketball scene. Here’s how they performed in the recent Community Basketball League. Read more Engineering the world for the better By Jacqueline Weber, Alumni Relations Manager Meghana Narayanan is more than just her perfect score in the IB Diploma Programme, she is also on her way to ‘engineer the world’ for the better. Read on to find out how she is going to do that. Read more GIMSports Friendship Meet By Gym With Me After a wonderful season of triumphs and personal bests, our level 2 gymnasts outdid themselves again with a win in the GIMSports Friendship Meet! Gym With Me tells us all about it. Read more A Visit from ‘The Chosen Wan’ By Sahil Bashir (grade 8), Coco Daly-hill (grade 7), Emily Cameron (editor and grade 8), Jai Vijayan (grade 8), Evan Lowe (grade 8), Ray Varghese Madathil (grade 7) and Katherine Hallam (Grade 7, 8 and 9 Language and Literature teacher) A group of students from a writing group helmed by Katherine Hallam recently met up with Muhammad Ridhwan, a professional boxer, for a boxing lesson and to find out more about the often misunderstood sport. Here’s their take on this interesting session. Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more

Head's welcome

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Head's welcome Welcome to CIS We're proud of the reputation we’ve established for the range and rigour of our academic offerings, the outstanding quality of our school facilities, and perhaps most importantly the care and attention we provide to each of our students - from nursery to grade 12. Peter Corcoran, Head of School I encourage you to come and visit us in person. Walk through our halls and talk with our students and you will begin to appreciate their unique insights, talents and perspectives, You will be impressed by their respect and generosity as well as their intellectual curiosity about this interconnected world that they’ll one-day help to shape and lead. Our academically rigorous programme is complemented by a broad range of languages, fine arts, athletic and service learning opportunities designed to develop balance, deepen connections and to uncover true learning potential. Our pedagogical approach focuses on developing the skill-sets our students need to be successful in the 21st century. We haven’t replaced the 3 Rs. Instead we’ve embedded them within the context of the 4 Cs: critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. Our teachers encourage intellectual curiosity, foster creativity and inspire the pursuit of excellence in ways that define what a world-class, future-oriented education should be. They couple high expectations for success with relentless care and support - hallmarks of outstanding instructional practice. By doing this, our students become critical thinkers. They are global citizens equipped with the knowledge, skills, and expertise necessary to gain acceptance at the best colleges and universities in the world and to excel in the next set of challenges and opportunities that await them. I encourage you to visit and experience CIS for yourself. Walk through our hallways and talk with our students and you will begin to appreciate their unique insights, talents and perspectives. I’m confident that you’ll be as impressed as I am by their respect and generosity, as well as their intellectual curiosity and concern for this world they’ll one day help to shape and lead. I look forward to meeting you.Pete CorcoranHead of School read more

Academic results

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2018-2019 academic results The CIS vision and mission clearly articulate our goal of being an institution that offers an extraordinary and well-rounded educational programme. A rigorous and engaging curriculum and a wide breadth of learning opportunities facilitate exceptional achievements, allowing each student to reach their full potential. At CIS, we believe that every child has the right to graduate with an IB diploma, and our admissions policy reflects this. Our focus is always on the individual, and how we can support them to achieve their potential - that is the true value of a CIS education.For the academic high achiever, we provide everything needed to get 38+. For the student who has a particular passion that they want to follow, we provide the guidance, opportunities and support needed to help them succeed. For students who might need a little extra help, a committed team is there to ensure they realise their success. Class of 2019 IB Diploma results While we celebrate our Class of 2019 IB Diploma results, our students are much more than the mere sum of their IB scores. They are emerging scientists, artists, researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs. Their time with us was a remarkably productive and rewarding partnership. We look forward to seeing where their next set of challenges and opportunities will take them. University acceptances 120 United States 120 United States American Academy of Dramatic Arts American University Arizona State University Art Center College of Design Assumption College Babson College Ball State University Baylor University Bentley University Berklee College of Music Binghamton University Biola University Blinn College Boston University Bryant University Cal Poly Pomona Cal State Fullerton California Institute of the Arts Clark University Clarkson University Creighton University Colorado State University DePaul University Drew University Drexel University Emerson College Emory University Endicott College Fordham University George Fox University George Washington University Hawaii Pacific University Hofstra University Kenyon College Indiana University Ithaca College Lawrence University Lewis and Clarke College LIM College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Chicago Miami University Michigan State University Middlebury College Moody Bible Institute Muhlenberg College New York Film Academy New York University Northeastern University Ohio State University Oregon State University Otis College of Art and Design Pasadena City College Pennsylvania State University Pepperdine University Purdue University Quinnipiac University Ringling College of Art and Design Rochester Institute of Technology Rutgers University San Diego State University San Francisco State University Santa Clara University Sarah Lawrence College Savanah College of Art and Design School of the Art Institute of Chicago School of Visual Arts Seattle University Simmons College Smith College Southern Methodist University State University of New York at Buffalo State University of New York at Binghamton Stony Brook University Suffolk University SUNY Old Westbury Syracuse University The George Washington University The King’s College University at Albany-State University of New York University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of 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(Switzerland) Maastricht University (Netherlands) MODUL University (Vienna) NHTV Internationaal Hoger Onderwijs Breda (Netherlands) Radboud University (Netherlands) University College Groningen (Netherlands) Rotterdam School of Management, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Technische Universiteit Delft (Netherlands) Tilburg University (Netherlands) Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) UIBS Zurich (Switzerland) University College Dublin (Ireland) University College Utrecht (Netherlands) University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) University of Limerick (Ireland) University of St.Gallen (Switzerland) Utrecht University (Netherlands) Vatel International Business School (France) Wageningen University WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany) Windesheim University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands) 29 Asia 29 Asia Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines) City University of Hong Kong Education University of Hong Kong Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong University of Science and Technology International Christian University (Japan) James Cook University (Singapore) LASALLE College of the Arts (Singapore) Mahidol University (Thailand) Meiji University (Japan) Metropolitan University College (Malaysia) Nagoya University (Japan) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) National University of Singapore NYU (Abu Dhabi) Okayama University (Japan) Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (Japan) Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong SIM – University of London (Singapore) Singapore Management University Sophia University (Japan) SUNY (Korea) Taylor’s University (Malaysia) Underwood International College (Korea) University of Hong Kong (HKU) University of the Philippines Diliman Waseda University (Japan) Yale-NUS College (Singapore) Yonsei University (Korea) MAP results 2018/2019 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 Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), as an externally referenced assessment tool to benchmark learning growth. MAP provides comprehensive data on student achievement and growth, over time, in Reading and Mathematics. Achievement in MAP is indicated by a RIT score, and it is expected that RIT scores will increase over time. 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. YCT Result 加拿大国际学校 YCT成绩统计 2018 Youth Chinese Test results Result of Analysis of Canadian International School 2018 合格率 Passing Rate 级别Level加拿大国际学校学生Canadian International School's Candidates 全新加坡2018年YCT国际学校考生All YTC 2018 International School's Candidates in Singapore 全新加坡2018年 YCT考生All YTC 2018 Candidates in Singapore一级Level 197.83%96.56%96.66%二级Level 291.29%97.87%91.43%三级Level 398.65%94.89%94.24%四级Level 494.44%81.87%86.75%五级 Level 582.50%80.85%91.96% 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

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". Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection, we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection. 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. ASA Swimming Coordinator Administrative Executive Swim Coach / Swim Instructor-CIS Lakeside 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 again in 2016. 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&nbsp;Skills future SG&nbsp;website. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) The Canadian International School is fully accredited (Grades 9 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 Kenneth TanOng Guan HinLow Koon Huat VincentMarcus Peter Strutt Thompson Our Management Team Mr. Shane Armstrong (CEO)Mr. Pete Corcoran (Head of School)Ms. Joanna Lim (General Manager)Ms. Tan Joo Cheng (Head of Finance)Mr. Brian Tucker (Management Representative) School Registered Name: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.School Registered Address: 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414 Peter Corcoran Pete Corcoran is our Head of School and is a member of our management team. Shane Armstrong Shane Armstrong is our CEO and is a member of our management team. Joanna Lim Joanna Lim is our General Manager and is a member of our management team. Joo Cheng Tan Joo Cheng Tan is our Head of Finance 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 About About Examination board About About About About About About About read more

sfp-thank-you-chinese

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Arts

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

Pastoral Care

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Pastoral Care Pastoral Care We believe a good education focuses on the development of the whole child. Our principals, teachers and student support and well-being team work together to foster each childs’ social, emotional and academic well-being. In primary school, homeroom teachers are responsible for ensuring each child has the level of pastoral and emotional support they need, while in secondary school, advisory teachers, who students meet with each morning, are responsible for the delivery of a dedicated pastoral care programme. Advisors also assist students with goal setting, time management, exam practice and study skills.&nbsp; Student support and well-being&nbsp; Our dedicated student support and well-being team consists of a school psychologist, counsellors, learning support teachers, university advisors and nurses.&nbsp; Recognising the need for a holistic approach to student support, the team run programmes across the school year to help students develop the skills and strategies needed to proactively manage their own well-being. These include:&nbsp; Sunshine visits&nbsp;with a counsellor. Designed for new students, these visits help&nbsp; students understand who to go to for support, and help our counsellors monitor how students are adapting to their new environment. Primary students meet as a group, so they’re introduced to other new students in their grade.Weekly meetings&nbsp;with teachers and the student well-being committee to monitor students’ individual goals and/or progress.Ongoing&nbsp;education programmes and seminars&nbsp;for both students and parents.&nbsp; Counselling Our school psychologist and counsellors work closely with teachers to provide students and their families with individual support. Their approach will be developmentally appropriate, and may include any of the following:&nbsp; confidential individual or group counsellingconflict resolutionfriendship difficultiesindividual student planning and goal-settingCrisis (response) intervention&nbsp; University guidance Academic and career guidance for students in grades 9-12 is offered by our university advisors. Learn more about the services they offer on our secondary page.&nbsp; Learning support Our learning support programme is intended for students who need additional help to achieve their academic goals. Our learning support teachers work directly with teachers and students to meet each child’s needs. English Learning&nbsp; CIS has a comprehensive English Language Learner (ELL) programme for students in grades 1-10 (see this page of our website to understand English language entry requirements). Our ELL programme supports all ranges of language needs and is fully integrated into our academic curriculum. It is designed to support each student’s academic learning needs at their respective phase of English proficiency.&nbsp;&nbsp; Students in kindergarten do not follow a formal ELL programme, as they’re immersed in an English-speaking environment inside the regular classroom. Homeroom teachers are oriented to the needs of young children who are not speakers of English and can consult with a member of the English Language Learner (ELL) Team on a case-by-case basis for assistance.&nbsp; Transition and TCKsWe recognise that students who are new to CIS will be in “transition” as they have moved from another country, while many of our students will identify as “third culture kids” (TCKs). Academic staff are trained to be aware of these aspects and the specific issues that can arise. Stories Read more The library comes alive at TK By Stojana Popovska, TK teacher librarian This September TK library brought books and reading “alive” for all of our primary students. Reading and stories were celebrated with many fun activities related to book characters, different genres and authors. 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 Own the future with multilingualism By CIS Communications It has become more important than ever to prepare our children for the future with a multilingual education, just like this CIS family whose three daughters were enrolled in CIS&#039;s English-Chinese bilingual programme. Join us as we chat with them to find out how the programme benefitted them and why it&#039;s important to start learning languages from young. Read more Demystifying UOIs. By CIS Communications Are you new to the Primary Years programme and the unit of inquiry? Find out the answer in this video as we follow a grade 2 class on their in-depth exploration of the central idea “plants are central to sustaining life on Earth”. read more

Secondary Academic Preparation Programme

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SAPP Preparing students for school At CIS, we pride ourselves on our diverse population. We welcome students from all backgrounds and believe that diversity breeds understanding. However, in some cases, students from other school systems may not have the requisite skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies to meet CIS’ challenging IB curriculum. The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation Programme (SAPP) was created to assist students that are between 11 and 15 who are applying for Grade 7 to Grade 9 academic programmes in 2017. The Programme provides the best possible academic environment for students to build their knowledge and skills in key disciplines in preparation for international school entry assessment. The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation Programme (SAPP) was created to assist students that are between 11 and 15 who are applying for Grade 7 to Grade 9 academic programmes in 2017. The Programme provides the best possible academic environment for students to build their knowledge and skills in key disciplines in preparation for international school entry assessment. The CIS Secondary Academic Preparation programme is focused on the development of knowledge and skills in academic subjects: Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as the development of strong English language skills. The programme recognises that English Language Learners will vary in the time needed to acquire the language proficiency standard for entry into an international school, and students are able to continue in the programme until they have reached the required level of proficiency. Programme aims To develop students’ academic standards to a level that is appropriate to their grade in Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.To use English language skills to obtain, process, construct, and report on subject matter information in spoken and written form.To acquire and use appropriate learning strategies to research, construct and apply academic knowledge. Curriculum MathematicsThe programme of study will be based on weekly units that are aligned to the equivalent grade level of the student within an international school context. There will be particular emphasis on the consolidation of skills and the acquisition of necessary mathematical language. ScienceThe Science programme supports students in developing their understanding of the nature of science and the related scientific knowledge, skills and processes through broad and interconnected themes including: Interactions, Systems and Diversity. Social StudiesThe Social Studies programme is centred on Singapore and the local region. In addition to their growth in the academic understanding of people, places and environments, this study supports students in their transition to Singapore and develops their understanding of the cultures and environments that they will be interacting with on a daily basis. Downloads Secondary Academic Preparation Programme application form Sample timetable Smart English Junior Overview Smart English Junior (Elementary) Smart English Junior Pre-Intermediate Kindergarten Primary Secondary read more