Campus Diary

Challenging the Status Quo

In her address to the graduating Class of 2019, Ms. Lily Cheng '97, Founder of Hubel Labs and a member of the CIS Alumni Board, challenged students to "think different" and reject the status quo in order to build a better world - a powerful idea she first experienced at CIS.

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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, Parent

 

Distinctly CIS

CEP
CEP

Every May, the China Experience Programme lets students in Years 7, 8 and 9 spend one-two weeks discovering new parts of China: Y7s go to Xian and Nanjing, Y8s to Yantai 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!

School Fair
School Fair

Vintage clothing or used books? Homemade Korean food? Student performances? Games, charity or shopping stalls? Everyone in the community will have a different a view about what makes the annual School Fair our most fun and spirited event of the year. If you missed out, join us next time! More photos and information at www.cisfair.com.

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.