Experience CIS’ new Outdoor Discovery Centre and get a sneak peek into how CIS’ Kindergarteners learn through inquiry and purposeful play at the Discovery Day on 10 November.
As parents, we’re well aware that our little ones thrive when they’re having fun, and so do the team at Canadian International School! In their CIS Kindergarten program, learning unfolds through an inquiry-based approach and purposeful play. Here, children aged 2-5 embark on an exciting journey filled with interactive adventures in numeracy, literacy, arts, and STEAM, both indoors and outdoors. Curious about what inquiry-based learning looks like in action? Mark your calendars, because this November 10th, CIS is hosting a Discovery Day which offers parents a sneak peek into the daily life of a CIS kindergartener. Think hands-on learning stations and interactive activities where children learn as they play, plus the chance to meet the incredible teachers behind the programme.
Engaging learning starts with purposeful play
The early years of a child’s life are a treasure trove of self-discovery and boundless curiosity. Enter the CIS’ Kindergarten programme which is carefully designed to allow for engaging learning through the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor lessons. Angela Speirs, kindergarten principal at CIS, says “The CIS Kindergarten programme is based on the IB PYP framework with a proven approach to inquiry and play-based learning. Children are engaged learners allowing them to hone their critical thinking skills, excel at collaborative work and be able to solve problems creatively.”
New Outdoor Discovery Centre
Little tots attending the CIS kindergarten programme can look forward to daily lessons that revolve around hands-on activities across numeracy, literacy, music, arts, physical education as well as drama. These lessons take place in the various learning spaces in the kindergarten wing, including a junior library and a black box theatre. Children will also get to play outdoors twice a day, and have weekly lessons at the new Outdoor Discovery Centre, which has received praise from parents and kiddos alike for its use of innovative play elements. Picture this: a sound and herb garden, a mud kitchen, a thrilling bike track, and much more, brilliantly igniting the curious minds of the little ones. The new Discovery Centre is also located on the doorstep of the campus’ kindergarten wing, so our little ones need not travel far for outdoor learning!
Wait, there’s more: The programme also prioritises bilingual learning! Every student studies a second language daily or may choose to join CIS’ highly renowned French or Chinese bilingual programmes led by specialist teachers. It’s a fantastic opportunity for them to hone their language skills at an early age.
Save the date for CIS’ Discovery Day
Meet the awesome team behind this remarkable programme on 10 November at the CIS’ Discovery Day, at CIS’ Lakeside campus. Look forward to exciting activity stations for kids (including an exclusive ice painting activity) designed to stimulate your child’s creativity, communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. It’s the perfect opportunity for you to have a glimpse of the learning that happens in and out of their classrooms every day. You will also get a chance to tour the campus’ various exciting facilities, which include the junior gym, indoor swimming pool, a library, the black box theatre, an instructional bakery and much more.
All the deets: CIS’ Discovery Day
When: 10 November 2023
Where: Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41
How much: Free! Sign up here.
Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus, 7 Jurong West Street 41, Singapore 649414, Tel: (+65) 6467 1732, www.cis.edu.sg