Campus Diary

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!

Logo
Logo

Our school name reflects our multilingualism. To many we're "CIS", while to others we're known as 漢基 - "Han Ji" - the name that highlights our Chinese foundations and features in our school logo...and then there's the name you'll want to use when riding the mini-bus to school: "Hon Gei!"

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.


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