Give your children the Canadian ethos of acceptance while living in the expat-friendly Lion City.
While we love the 852, we know that it has a very transient expat population and chances are that you could soon be moving out of the city. If you are moving to Singapore, one of your main concerns is likely to be getting your children admission at a top school of your choice (and theirs!). Here’s why the Canadian International School (CIS) may be just what you’re looking for.
Although Canadian in its ethos, believing in acceptance, connection and cooperation, the school is one of the few international schools in Singapore to offer all three International Baccalaureate programmes – Primary Years, Middle Years and the Diploma Programmes. The school is proud of the diversity of its student and faculty body with over 3,000 pupils from 70 countries. For your child coming from one of the IB schools in Hong Kong, this will be easy assimilation.
CIS is a popular choice for many families not only because of its state-of-the-art facilities and excellent academic results but also because of its exceptional focus on equipping students with job skills for the future. CIS does this by focussing on four key areas:
- Communicating effectively: Learning to write and communicate well (in more than one language) are skills that will help in the future, no matter in which industry. At CIS, students are required to study an additional language (Chinese, French or Spanish), starting from junior kindergarten. They can even enrol in their highly acclaimed Chinese – English or French-English bilingual programmes.
- Making connections: Connecting theory to practice, people to places and intention to action, CIS’s learning methods include moving students out of the classroom and into the real world. Outdoor learning is a fundamental part of the school’s approach to a balanced education.
- Asking questions: CIS uses inquiry-based learning and transdisciplinary teaching. This helps lessons cover vast and varied subjects, local and global issues.
- Creating and implementing ideas: CIS encourages students to think outside the box, through its S.T.E.A.M. programme that’s integrated across the entire school from kindergarten to grade 12. Students have access to maker spaces, where they can build things and work together on projects, using both traditional and cutting-edge equipment.
CIS has two campuses in Singapore – Lakeside in the west (for students aged 2 to 18 years) and Tanjong Katong in the east (for students aged 2 to 12 years). If you think that this may be just the school for your little one, contact CIS’ admissions team on + 65 67348088 or book a tour at www.cis.edu.sg
Canadian International School Singapore – Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41 Singapore 649414, +65 6467 1732, [email protected]