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The Four Essential Skills to Prepare Your Child for Their Future

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Most of our children will work in jobs that don’t even exist yet, and will tackle challenges and experience opportunities that we don’t yet understand. CIS future-proofs their education with four essential skills!

Children today, whether they know it or not, are in an incredibly exciting and unique position. Gone are the days where exam results alone dictate your success (and thank goodness for that!) – so how to prepare your child for what lies ahead? Canadian International School (CIS) focuses on four key areas to ensure that their students are ready for their future, no matter where they end up in life. Read on to find out more about these essential skills!

Making Connections

Rote learning is out. These days learning is all about making connections – whether between theory and practice, or intention and action. One of the ways CIS brings lessons to life and allows students to connect their classroom learning to real world examples is through outdoor learning; a fundamental part of the school’s approach to a balanced education. Students experience the Open Minds Programme – a unique hands-on learning experience which takes place in locations such as Fort Canning Park and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve – as well as field trips and excursions around Singapore.

Asking Questions

CIS teaches students HOW to ask questions, and to process the answers by connecting, analysing and surmising. Just like in real life, local and global issues are examined in relation to the curriculum, and lessons span across subject areas. An inquiry-based teaching style encourages students to ask questions, and develops their ability to problem solve, think critically and find creative solutions.

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Creating and Implementing Ideas

Imagine if we could build a….’ Well, at CIS you actually can! CIS not only teaches students how to come up with innovative and fresh ideas, but also how to take those ideas and turn them into action. CIS’s unique STEAM programme (science, technology, entrepreneurship, arts and mathematics) is integrated from Kindergarten to Grade 12, and allows students access to stimulating maker spaces, where they can use traditional and cutting edge equipment to work together on projects.

Communicating Effectively

Communicating well has never been more important, regardless of age or industry. Whether it’s writing, speaking, or being bi-lingual, these are essential skills that cut across industries and allow students to effectively shape the world they will eventually lead. CIS students are required to study an additional language from Junior Kindergarten, and take daily classes in either Mandarin, French or Spanish. CIS also offers two bi-lingual programmes in Chinese-English or French-English.

CIS constantly strives to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to adapt and navigate the world as it changes – check out the video above to see how they do it.

To learn more about how your child can excel at CIS, contact their admissions team here or call them on (+65) 6734 8088.

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