Campus Diary

AI vs. Brainpower & Hope

Read the wise words of Graduation Day speaker Dr. Po-Shen Loh, Professor of Mathematics, Coach of the USA International Math Olympiad Team and Founder of Expii.

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the 2nd Dual-Language Symposium in April

During the 2nd Dual-Language Symposium at Chinese International School, we will explore the complex issues that arise when we seek to bring together the best of East and West in our schools.

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New Tower Opens, Expanding Our Learning

A Science & Technology hub, plus new gyms, faculty and staff offices, and spaces for collaboration. Find out more about our opening festivities and some of the learning ideas behind our fantastic new facilities.

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CIS is not just a school my kids attend to develop skills for a challenging world - but a community that I fully entrust with their education and wellbeing.

── Jean DeSombre, President, CISPTA

Distinctly CIS

Dragon Boat
Dragon Boat

What's the hardest seat in the house to secure? It could be a spot on the CIS Dragon Boat "A" team. Since 2006, our Alumni-Staff paddlers have become a force to reckon with, and there's stiff competition just getting a seat in the boat. Training's already well underway, so be sure to look out for us at this year's Stanley races as we strive to recapture our Mixed Gold Cup Championship title!

XiaoHua
XiaoHua

Well-read, thoughtful, nice-looking and bilingual...Let us introduce you to XiaoHua, our twice-yearly student magazine that has won kudos from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. XiaoHua grew out of a Year 11 Personal Project and offers a lively window on campus life and student concerns. View it online or Contact Us for a hard copy.

CEP
CEP

Every May, the China Experience Programme lets students in Years 7, 8 and 9 spend two weeks discovering new parts of China: Y7s go to Xian, Y8s to Kunming and Y9s to Yangshuo. They spend half the day in class at a local partner school, and also have chances to visit local sights and try their hand at outdoor adventure and community service. By the time they go to Hangzhou in Year 10, they're ready for a year-long experience!

Mascot
Mascot

Our beloved mascot is rather young. An outgrowth of a Year 11 student project, the Phoenix was chosen by popular vote in 2010, took visual shape in 2011, and was reborn in 2013 in 3D, based on drawings by a then-Year 1 student. The Phoenix is now our emblem of school spirit and student initiative. Follow the progress of our Phoenix sports teams and other groups at our Order of the Phoenix Facebook page.


Moongate
Moongate

The Moongate is our heart and home. It's the main entrance to the school. It's where daily soccer matches run wild. It's where we celebrate Chinese New Year and where families take photos on Graduation day. When the school intranet - our home online - needed a name, you can guess what we chose to call it. (Login into Moongate if you're a current student, parent or staff member.)

Founders
Founders

You'll want to remember these three women. They're CIS's co-founders: Joyce Tai, Nelly Fung and Kin-yue Fu. We thank them for what they started, and we thank them for the example they set - because anyone who knows schools knows it takes smarts, determination and principles to bring such a vision to fruition.

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