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Activities

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #313131;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Activities at CIS Activities, which comprise of competitive sports, extra curricular and co-curricular activities, are offered across three terms each school year to students in Senior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Included in our extra curricular offerings are a range of mother tongue and language acquisition classes, which run after school. These classes provide students with an opportunity to support their mother tongue skills, or to learn an additional language that is not included in the regular curriculum. Language classes are a paid service, and are run by independent providers. We also provide our students with a wide range of opportunities for sporting development, both recreationally and competitively, throughout the school year. Each campus has its own representative teams, which compete in the ACSIS (Athletic Conference of Singapore International Schools) league. Through ACSIS sports, students represent CIS, competing against other international schools in age-based teams. Competitive and recreational sports are offered across three terms, while some community sports, organised by independent providers, run all school year. Swimming (Lakeside only) is year-long competitive activity, with registration and trials conducted twice yearly. With the exception of secondary co-curricular activities, students register for most activities via our online system in My.CIS. Registration for competitive sports is often an indication of interest, with students proceeding to tryouts in most instances. Parents are able to view their child’s activity timetables in the registration system or My.CIS. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Lakeside primary&#039;s activities programme <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Arts-test

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Showcasing creativityand talent Within our curricular and co-cuuricular arts programmes, each student functions as an artist as well as a learner of the arts. Students create, perform and present in ways that engage and convey feeling, experiences and ideas. They acquire new skills and master those developed in prior learning. In all three arts subject areas, students use process journals to record and reflect on their learning. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Once on this island: an inside perspective <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

CIS Foundation programme

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<div class="banner banner-image "> An established track record CIS has been teaching English as a second language (ESL) to students from around the world for more than 30 years. Our established track record makes us one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in Singapore to offer English Language Learner (ELL) programmes. We welcome students from more than 74 countries and through our experienced certified ELL teachers and comprehensive English curriculum, we are committed to equipping each student with the necessary skills to become effective communicators in English. Curriculum and areas of study In addition to intensive English lessons that incorporate an inquiry-based approach, students take classes in mathematics, science and individual and societies. This approach ensures no student falls behind in these important core subject areas. Classes are aligned to each student’s equivalent grade level, with a significant amount of time spent towards helping them acquire the necessary English competency needed for each subject. Lessons in study skills and exam preparation are also taught on a weekly basis. Class sizes are small and students are grouped according to their English proficiency level. They remain together for all lessons and join their peers in the respective grade / school division for lunch, house leagues and before and after school activities.The weekly primary timetable can be viewed&nbsp;here&nbsp;and a sample secondary timetable can be viewed&nbsp;here. Assessment and progression to CIS’s IB Programme Summative assessments occur at the start, middle and end of every semester. Those who satisfy the entry requirements are able to exit the programme and enter CIS's English programme in primary / secondary school.&nbsp;View the&nbsp;CIS academic calendar&nbsp;for all key dates. Device requirements Students must have their own IPAD ( grade 5 and 6) or MacBook (grade 7 and 8) with the latest operating system. Software required is programme specific and will either be provided by CIS or sold to students at a later date.&nbsp;Learn more on this page of our website.&nbsp; Before you apply The admissions section on our website outlines the&nbsp;&nbsp;entry requirements, application process, and fee schedule. Boarding CIS has an arrangement with ACS Oldham Hall in Singapore, a premium local boarding facility. Visit this page for more information. .house-week { width: 50%; } /* iPhone X ----------- */ @media only screen and (max-width: 600px) { .house-week { width: 100%; } } <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> Success stories <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;"> <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #ed1c24; "> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #ed1c24; "> About <div class="staff-image before-scroll" style="border-color: #ed1c24; "> About read more

Pastoral care

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/pastoral-care

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #36414d;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Student support and well-being 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. Student support and well-being Our dedicated student support and well-being team consists of a school psychologist, counsellors, learning support teachers, university advisors and nurses. 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: Sunshine visits with a counsellor. Designed for new students, these visits help 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 with teachers and the student well-being committee to monitor students’ individual goals and/or progress.Ongoing education programmes and seminars for both students and parents. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> University advising <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #505050;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Counselling & University guidance 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: confidential individual or group counselling conflict resolution friendship difficulties individual student planning and goal-setting Crisis (response) intervention 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. 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 language learning CIS has a comprehensive English Language Learner (ELL) programme for students in senior kindergarten to grade 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. Students in nursery to junior 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. 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. <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Service and leadership

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/service-and-leadership

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #2e2e2e;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Service and leadership The two arms of service at CIS are: local service, where students connect with members of the Singapore community; and global service, where they work with regional NGOs and partner organisations, actively addressing the issues they care about. Our students, from Kindergarten to Grade 12, are provided with meaningful opportunities to engage in service and to practise leadership skills, as a preparation for life beyond CIS. Through classroom investigations, community partnerships, and other service and leadership opportunities, they actively seek ways to contribute and give back. This approach fosters empathy as students develop an understanding of the challenges the world’s people and environments face. Service activities vary in terms of time commitment. They can be one-time events, year-long or multi-year commitments. Students across the school are often involved in leading activities that focus on improving some aspects of school life, or in raising awareness of issues facing the community. In Secondary School, students must satisfy the IB Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) requirements to complete their courses. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Grade 11 excursion Nepal 2019 <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Outdoor learning

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/outdoor-learning

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Our outdoor learning programmes Programmes vary in length and focus, and the level of challenge increases as students progress through the respective grade levels. Outdoor experiential learning programmes include Open Minds in Primary School, field trips, Secondary DP field investigations and Excursion Week (grades 4-11). Open Minds sees Primary students (Grades 1 to 6) spend up to a week in a variety of real world settings. Investigation topics are linked to both our curriculum and the units of inquiry found within the Primary Years Programme (PYP). First-hand experience with artifacts, field experts, and opportunities to go behind the scenes create unique moments of extremely powerful hands-on, minds-on learning. Excursion Week sees students in Grades 4 to 11 travelling to countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Nepal with their teachers and peers. Distance travelled is commensurate with age, and Excursion Week provides students with an immersive, concept-driven, connections-focussed and service-oriented learning experience. Through excursions, students develop a sense of independence, as well as an understanding of global issues, and other people and communities. Secondary excursions will see students participate in a range of activities including house building in Cambodia, working in dental hospitals in Nepal, and working with NGOs to help those in need. Fieldwork in the Diploma Programme (DP) is part of a student’s coursework and counts towards their internal assessment. Fieldwork serves a distinct purpose: to expand, reinforce and extend concepts and skills that are taught in class. It enriches the study of particular themes within the course, and adds to students’ knowledge, understanding and awareness, helping to make learning engaging and relevant. As they learn through practical work, students collaborate and develop investigative, analytical and organisational skills. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Outdoor learning at CIS <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Digital Literacy

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/digital-literacy

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #2e2e2e;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Meaningful 21st century learning experiences At CIS, we integrate technology into classroom activities and the curriculum in order to provide rich and meaningful 21st century learning experiences. As a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School, we have adopted the K-12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to empower students to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly in our digital world. In today’s world, literacy has evolved beyond its basic definition of knowing how to read and write. Everyone is required to know how to process, deliver and receive information in today’s highly digitalised world. It is inevitable that the definition of literacy includes components of digital literacy, which emphasises the ability to use digital technology, communication tools and networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information. Learning experiences are made richer by the appropriate use of technology, and skills learnt are directly transferable to the workplace. Led by our Digital Literacy coaches, our ‘One to World’ programme ensures our students learn how to think critically and ethically as they harness technology in their learning; behave safely and appropriately online; to identify what information is important online, use technology as a tool to showcase their skills and talents. iPads and MacBooks It is compulsory for all students to have the required device from the first day of school. In grades 3 to 6, students must bring their own iPad to school every day. For further details regarding devices, please refer to the One to World iPad programme parent guide. In grades 7 to 12, students must bring their own MacBook to school every day. For further details regarding devices, please refer to the MacBook programme parent guide. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> STEAM at CIS <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Kindergarten

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

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> 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 environment. Each class has one fully qualified early years English speaking teacher, an associate Chinese speaking teacher and an instructional assistant who speaks both languages. Parents will be able to choose English or Chinese-English bilingual as the language of instruction. An international curriculum As one of Singapore's leading private kindergartens (also known as preschool), 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 (offered at Lakeside only from August 2022) 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. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Lakeside Kindergarten virtual tour <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Discoveryand 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 and a Kindergarten kitchen. Our Tanjong Katong (TK) Campus located in the east of Singapore, is smaller and more intimate and accommodates students 3 to 12 years of age. Classrooms for our youngest learners are warm, colourful, spacious and grouped together, ensuring a strong sense of community. Each classroom has direct access to an Outdoor Discovery Centre. Other learning spaces include a library, amphitheatre, and STEAM makerspace. About our Outdoor Discovery Centres Lakeside's new Outdoor Discovery Centre reopens in January 2023 when construction of our new wing is complete. Both the Lakeside and TK 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. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Transdisciplinary learning through integrated arts <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#00b388; color: #ffffff;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Communicationand 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 conferences are held three times a year to discuss or showcase each child’s progress. Student learning is documented via digital portfolios, and we issue detailed reports three times 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. Measures of Academic Progress CIS benchmarks student achievement (Senior Kindergarten to 10) against NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) standards and international school norms in an external assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Conducted three times a year, MAP results in maths and literacy are also used to identify trend patterns and overall cohort progress year on year. 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 Loading... read more

French-English bilingual programme

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #3d3935;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Programme key features CIS’ French-English bilingual programme started in grades 1 and 2 in August 2018 and has grown to have classes in senior kindergarten to grade 6*. * Classes are subject to demand and sufficient student numbers In our bilingual programme, students attend classes (with the respective teacher) in English one day, and in French the next, ensuring equal exposure to both languages. A key feature of our programme is learning about French 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 world language section in our library. Our established track record in the Chinese bilingual programme makes us one of the most experienced and trusted international schools in the region to educate students in becoming fluent communicators in two languages. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> The importance of French Language <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Chinese-English bilingual programme

https://www.cis.edu.sg/learning/bilingual-programme

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #505050;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> CIS’ Chinese-English bilingual programme 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. From August 2022, our bilingual programme will also be offered in an age appropriate way to children in nursery. You can learn more about nursery on our kindergarten page. 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 Director of Chinese-English bilingual, Huali Xiong. We currently have over 47 bilingual classes and a specific bilingual 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 years, CIS has received a range of accolades about the Chinese-English bilingual programme, from leading, global foreign language experts to the most recent 2022 Which School Advisor’s best bilingual programme award. Additionally, our Youth Chinese Test (YCT) results where for over five years, CIS students have outperformed all other students in Singapore in the Youth Chinese Test (YCT), demonstrate the overall high quality of our programme. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Chinese-English Bilingual Programme <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

STEAM

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

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> CIS STEAM approach 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). <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> STEAM in CIS Primary school <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Arts

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

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Showcasing creativityand talent Within our curricular and co-cuuricular arts programmes, each student functions as an artist as well as a learner of the arts. Students create, perform and present in ways that engage and convey feeling, experiences and ideas. They acquire new skills and master those developed in prior learning. In all three arts subject areas, students use process journals to record and reflect on their learning. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Once on this island: an inside perspective <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Languages

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

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Language pathways at CIS Students have a choice of two language pathways at CIS: the English programme (which has daily language lessons) or a bilingual programme (Chinese or French). ENGLISH PROGRAMME: DAILY LANGUAGE ACQUISITION CLASSES Daily Chinese or French For 3-12 year olds Every child from pre-kindergarten to grade 6 receives daily Chinese or French* lessons as part of our language acquisition programme. Students are grouped according to their linguistic ability and are taught by highly experienced language teachers. * French from junior kindergarten only at TK Daily Chinese, French or Spanish For 13-18 year olds As students move into Secondary School (grades 7-12), language classes may be scheduled in double period blocks (learning will equal five periods per week), which allows for a more focused approach to academic content. Secondary language options include: Grades 7-10: Chinese, French, Spanish or English Grades 11-12: Chinese, French, Spanish or one of over 53 self-taught languages in the Diploma Programme (IB DP) BILINGUAL PROGRAMMES: CHINESE OR FRENCH Chinese-English bilingual programme for 3 to 12 year olds 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 and Tanjong Katong campus students in pre-kindergarten to grade 6*. It is fully aligned with the IB PYP and includes two qualified teachers per class: one native English speaker and one native Chinese speaker. Learn more about our world-class Chinese-English bilingual programme. Our Chinese bilingual students have opportunities to extend their Chinese literacy through the following secondary bilingual courses: Grades 7-10 Chinese Language & Literature Grades 7-9 MathGrade 7 Individuals & SocietiesGrades 11-12 Chinese Language & Literature Grades 11-12 Theory of Knowledge in Chinese French-English bilingual programme for 5 to 12 year olds CIS offers a French-English bilingual programme for children in senior kindergarten to grade 6. Available at our Lakeside Campus only, this programme is perfect for families who want their children to become bilingual, biliterate and bicultural in both English and French. AFTER SCHOOL LANGUAGE PROGRAMME FOR GRADES 1-12 CIS offers an after-school paid language programme to students in grades 1-12. Weekly lessons are available in a range of languages including Chinese, French, Japanese, German, Spanish and Dutch. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Own the future with multilingualism <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:37.5%;left:25%;"> Kindergarten <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:32.5%;left:25%;"> Primary <span class="btn-round neutral" style="color:white;width:50%;height:50%;top:47.5%;left:25%;"> Secondary read more

Secondary School

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

<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #3d3935;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Middle Years Programme Underpinned by the MYP framework, our stimulating and rigourous curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential, and best prepares them for the rigours of the DP programme. Our students think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. In the MYP, students are encouraged to make practical connections between their learning and the real world. They develop understanding in traditional subject areas and see the relationships between them. We help our students develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for success in the DP. Spanning Grades 7 to 10, the MYP consists of eight core subjects: Language and Literature in English or Chinese Mathematics (offered in English in all grades and Chinese-English bilingual in grades 7-9) Science Individuals and Societies (offered in English in all grades and Chinese-English bilingual in grade 7) Language Acquisition in French, Chinese, Spanish or English Design, Arts - Music, Theatre (formerly Drama), Visual Arts or Film (grades 9-10) Health & Physical Education Students are also required to participate in a range of Service as Action activities. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Grade 10 design students’ crisis design project <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #000000;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Diploma Programme During their final two years of secondary school, our students study the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP), a comprehensive and challenging two-year curriculum that includes coursework and leads to final examinations. The Diploma Programme incorporates the best elements of national systems, without being based on any one. Globally regarded as one of the premier High School Diploma programmes, the DP is designed for highly motivated secondary school students aged 16 to 19. Research reveals that universities in the UK and USA have a high regard for IB graduates, and the skills and attitudes developed. Our students have consistently scored above the IBDP world average and in the last five years have been accepted to well over 400 leading universities around the world. Students select one subject from each of the six subject groups, and complete the core three requirements: the extended essay, theory of knowledge (TOK) and creativity, action and service (CAS). IB DP courses in 2021/2022 are outlined in this guide. Occasionally, there are a small number of students for whom the full IBDP is not the best option. These students study a reduced number of IBDP subjects and are awarded IB certificates and a CIS High School Diploma instead. The CIS Diploma is recognised by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and widely accepted by universities and other higher education institutions. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#019cde; color: #ffffff;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> A holisticapproach Our house system builds a sense of belonging and pride, and our SMART (Students Maximising Achievement Responsibility on Time) programme provides opportunities for students to excel and develop new-found passions, whether intellectual, sporting, entrepreneurial, creative or service related. Excursion Week and field-based investigations see our students exercising leadership and learning first-hand about the world’s people, cultures and humanitarian and environmental concerns. Leadership is encouraged across all areas of the school. Each day for 40 minutes, students are engaged in SMART (Students Maximising Achievement Responsibility on Time). SMART sees students participating in a variety of student initiated activities that seek to encourage independence and self directed learning. Activities range from academic enrichment and support (eg meeting with subject teachers for additional help) to student led clubs and initiatives such as student council and Model United Nations. Our house system is designed to build a strong sense of community and pride within our Grades 1 to 12 student body, and helps students develop leadership and teamwork skills. Students regularly participate in house events, and our house captains are charged with helping to foster team spirit and a sense of belonging. Learning at CIS is not just confined to the classroom. Students participate in a range of relevant and engaging hands-on outdoor learning opportunities including field trips and field investigations which allow them to apply their learning in a real world context. Excursion Week sees students in Grades 7 to 11 travelling to countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Nepal or Singapore to learn about the world’s people, cultures and humanitarian and environmental concerns first hand. In Secondary, students are presented with a wide range of leadership opportunities. From the traditional student council model with an active and engaged student executive committee, to sporting captains, theatrical leads and peer tutors, student leadership creates value for both the leaders themselves and our student cohort. As they develop leadership skills that are underpinned by our core values, our students are ready to embrace the challenges that lie ahead of them and act as leaders both locally and internationally. Downloads Secondary School: Grade 7 to 10 Secondary School: Grade 11 to 12 Secondary Profile Prospectus Stories Loading... read more

Primary School

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<div class="banner banner-image "> <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #313131;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> An international curriculum Underpinned by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework, our primary school curriculum supports each child in reaching their personal potential. Our interdisciplinary, inquiry-based approach teaches students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning. They are able to think deeply about issues, work collaboratively, solve problems creatively, and communicate across a variety of media. Our primary school students can choose to enrol in either our English immersion programme or our Chinese-English bilingual programme. In our English immersion programme, lessons are conducted in English except for compulsory daily language acquisition classes. Students can choose to study either French, Spanish or Chinese. In our Chinese-English bilingual programme, students learn equally in both English and Chinese. Our rigorous curriculum delivered within the PYP framework, means our students engage in topic based learning commonly referred to as the Unit of Inquiry (UOI). Where possible, specialist subject areas such maths, English, Chinese, French, Spanish, art, music, drama and physical education, are integrated into students’ learning as they explore a particular concept or topic (UOI). Science and social studies are learnt exclusively in the context of the UOI. Our top Digital Literacy Coaches work with our teachers to ensure that technology is used to support and extend learning across subject areas. Our unique STEAM programme, plays is an integral part of every primary school students’ education. We have a dedicated STEAM teacher, resources and spaces for students to innovate, create, problem solve and engage in design thinking. Our STEAM teacher collaborates with other teachers to integrate STEAM opportunities in units of inquiry and specific subject areas. As one of Singapore’s leading private primary schools, learning is not just confined to the classroom. Instead, we engage our students in a wide variety of outdoor learning activities ranging from lessons in our Outdoor Discovery Centres to field trips, excursion week and Open minds (hands-on learning experiences in settings such as Fort Canning and Sungei Buloh wetlands). Parent involvement in CIS’ primary school is actively encouraged and plays an important role. We provide many opportunities for parents to engage in their child’s education such as helping out with class reading activities, field trips and volunteering as a room parent with the PTA. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> Unpacking the unit of inquiry at CIS <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#ffffff; color: #303030;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> A holistic approach Providing each and every child with a holistic educational experience is important to us. Our unique co-curricular programme, run during school hours, extends curricular learning by providing students with creative, performance, service or sporting opportunities. Our house system and primary student council encourage a strong sense of community, leadership and team spirit. Our house system helps students develop the best skills in leadership and teamwork. Students regularly participate in house events, and our house captains are charged with helping to foster team spirit and a sense of belonging. Our primary school co-curricular activities (CCA) programme is designed to provide opportunities that extend and enhance our curriculum during the school day. CCAs are wide in nature and may include Husky Days or musicals or productions. Our student council provides further opportunities for our senior primary school students to develop their leadership skills. Students campaign for the executive roles and are elected by their peers. These leadership opportunities ensure our students recognise the importance of responsibility to others and what it takes to create and promote a positive school culture. <img class="play-btn-image" alt="Video Play Button" src="/app/images/ico-play.png"> CIS Open Minds Programme <div class="text-block default-padding" style="background-color:#b24ec6; color: #ffffff;" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/html"> Communication and assessment Communication and connecting with our parents is important to us. Our teachers communicate with parents every Friday via My.CIS and we share important need-to-know information through our weekly newsletters and advisories. Coffee mornings, parent seminars and hands-on workshops are hosted regularly, while conferences are held three times a year to discuss or showcase each child’s progress. Detailed and descriptive reports are issued three times a year. Our teachers use regular assessments throughout the school year to track each child’s progress. Formative assessments monitor learning and provide ongoing feedback during a unit, while summative assessments evaluate student learning at the end of a unit by comparing it to a standard or benchmark. Equally important, teachers consider a child’s attitude, effort, commitment, and social development when reporting. CIS benchmarks student achievement (Senior Kindergarten to 10) against NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) standards and international school norms in an external assessment called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Conducted three times a year, MAP results in maths and literacy are also used to identify trend patterns and overall cohort progress year on year. Downloads Primary School: Nursery to Grade 6 guide Primary literacy &amp; numeracy guide What is an IB education? Prospectus Stories Loading... read more

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Canada Day 2019 CIS&#039;s dancing queen A beautiful connection Grade 10s learn how to be future-ready Grade 3-1 head to the moon! Grade 6 student snags first place in swimming championship TK’s hopping success! TK mathletes amaze How far can your coins take you? TK’s successful season 3 Lakeside wraps up outstanding season 3 True grit Owning the future in game development Mudra K., alumna 2018: &quot;Law is a good vehicle to improve society” World Scholar’s Cup 2019 A rising gymnast star FIRST Lego League 2019 U11 netball team end season on a high note Shakespeare in music Sharing is caring Making the world a better place for shelter dogs A teaching mission Luc V., alumnus 2009: “I personally flew my mum and wife to Belarus on the Airbus A320.” CIS students score double victories First LEGO League Junior 2019 Grade 6’s Abigail earns SOTA commendation Floris W., alumnus 2018: “I want to be able to play a part against global warming with my career” Fighting educational injustice Portraits of kindness Kiki K., alumna 2010: &quot;Everyone should be able to make the decision that is best for them&quot; AWARE: zero sexual violence Aladdin Jr gets the royal treatment U16 girls’ netball team plays with the right attitude Grade 7 Fleur&#039;s dual victories Jessica B, alumna 2018: “There’s a lot that could be done for the environment in Southeast Asia.” Grade 8 Chiang Mai excursion Grade 10 Bali excursion Grade 7 Telunas (Indonesia) excursion Grades 9-11 Bintan excursion DP visual arts exhibition Talent Tuesdays @ TK SK musical @ Lakeside STEAM Fair 2019 Book Character Day @ Lakeside MYP art exhibition 2019 Innovative Designers Camp Sports week @ TK Food bank @ TK Aladdin Jr - grade 5 musical Terry Fox Run 2019 @ Lakeside Terry Fox Run 2019 @ TK Lion &amp; dragon dance @ Lakeside Lion &amp; dragon dance @ TK Alex, S Ha Joon, alumnus 2012: &quot;Be confident and find your balance&quot; Lakeside’s U12 boys’ football team captured gold TK’s Aline strikes gold again! Emotions in motion at TK Frantic Assembly pushes creative limits Marie-Claire Jalaguier, alumna 2018: &quot;My education at King’s College will help me serve society&quot; U16 boys’ football score silver TK’s U10 boys’ soccer team secures gold How to prepare for the IB DP programme - a student’s take Grade 10 sports safety advocate for brain injuries Alex Thebez, alumnus 2005: “Know what matters to you and be open” Benefits of Muay Thai CIS’s FOBISIA accolades Students run for worthy cause in 24 Hour Race Sun’s Disciples part 2 SEE ME Poems from the heart Dodgeball Domination week A ‘Creepy’ author session at TK CIS’s Chezven places first in Spartan Race! Julian Jeanne, alumnus 2018: &quot;Travel broadens the mind&quot; CIS students broaden horizons at 6th Chinese Teachers’ Conference Reflecting on ‘Angst’ and ‘Like’ TK mum releases new kids yoga activity book CIS grade 12s score top spot in French debate competition SK students’ homeless animal cause CIS students win special prize in French Idol 2018 Down memory lane with Open Minds The Power Five strikes back TK’s weekend of robots read more