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Service and leadership

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

Service and leadership Compelled to act At CIS, we value the connections we have with one another as a school community, as well as those we cultivate locally, regionally and globally. We’re committed to promoting conversations about positive change, but more importantly we believe in taking action. Compelled to act 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. Compelled to act 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. Compelled to act 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. 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. Stories Loading... read more

Outdoor learning

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

Outdoor learning A holistic experience At CIS, we offer a range of experiential learning opportunities where students learn beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. This mode of learning is both memorable and engaging, and encourages students to apply their learning in a hands-on, minds-on manner. Our students develop a sense of independence, collaboration, resilience and responsibility as they engage with the real world and learn about local, regional, global and environmental issues. A holistic experience Students engage in a range of experiential learning opportunities where they learn beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. A holistic experience Students engage in a range of experiential learning opportunities where they learn beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. A holistic experience Students engage in a range of experiential learning opportunities where they learn beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. A holistic experience Students engage in a range of experiential learning opportunities where they learn beyond the confines of the traditional classroom. Programmes vary in length and focus, and the level of challenge increases as students progress through the respective grade levels. Outdoor learning programmes include Open Minds in Primary School, field trips, Secondary DP field investigations and Excursion Week. 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, Thailand, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia and Canada with their teachers and peers. Distance travelled is commensurate with age, and Excursion Week provides students with a unique opportunity to develop a sense of independence, as well as an understanding of global issues, and other people and communities. Secondary excursions have a more concentrated focus on community outreach, and students participate in a range of activities including house building in Cambodia, planting friendship groves in Ladakh, 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. *Excursion Week 2020/21 is cancelled due to COVID 19. Stories Loading... read more

Activities

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

Activities An integral part of school life Activities are an integral part of school life and student learning at CIS. Opportunities are wide in scope, and allow students to discover and develop individual talents and passions - whether sporting, intellectual, creative or service related. Activities bring our students together, encourage the development of skills that facilitate success in group or team environments, and allow them to be successful outside the classroom. An integral part of school life Activities at CIS are an integral part of school life and student learning. An integral part of school life Activities at CIS are an integral part of school life and student learning. An integral part of school life Activities at CIS are an integral part of school life and student learning. A range of extracurricular activities are offered after school Activities at CIS are an integral part of school life and student learning. A range of extracurricular activities are offered after school Activities at CIS are an integral part of school life and student learning. Activities, which comprise of sports, extra curricular and co-curricular activities and after school languages, are offered across three seasons each school year to students from Grade 1 to 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 seasons, 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 primary co-curricular activities, students register for most activities via our online system in My.CIS. Registration for competitive sports is 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. Please note that season 1 activities in 20/21 have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID pandemic.  Stories Loading... read more