Newsflash: August 4, 2023

Welcome to the 2023/24 School Year

by Dr. Underwood, Superintendent

Welcome to our first Newsflash post for the 2023-24 School Year. It has been a pleasure reconnecting with returning learners and families, as well as welcoming new teachers, classmates, and their families to the caring CIS community.

Photo by Photochikottawa on (free license)

I am pleased to report things have started off smoothly. Our first half-week of school has been full of positive vibes as we settled into new classes and schedules, and began to focus on our learning objectives for the year.

Each week, please take the time to look over the Newsflash to get general announcements, and see a selection of what is happening at school each week! This edition is just a short introductory post considering it is only a two-day week!

I would like to thank you in advance for your support to help us work together to nurture our students to become lifelong learners that will enable them to develop their unique potential, so they can contribute to a better world.

May 2023 IB Diploma Results

by By Ms. Emily Cornet, Assistant Principal-DP

Our recently graduated students received their results in early July, showing very strong results in our first year back to the Exam Route after the pandemic. The May 2023 Exams also marked a return to the exams covering the full content of each syllabus (there were some modifications during the previous years due to the pandemic).

As you can see in the infographic, our students performed above the world average in most subjects – with a number (Business Management SL, Psychology SL, Biology HL, Math AI SL, and Visual Arts HL) earning more than a full point above their world average! Our graduates and teachers are to be commended for all their hard work.

Upcoming events of note

  • Aug 14-18: S1 After-School Activity (ASA) Registration
  • Aug 22: ASAs start
  • Aug. 21: School holiday     
  • Aug. 28:  National Heroes Day (Public Holiday)  
  • Aug. 29: Parent Coffee Meeting (CIS Annex 7:45am) 

Please refer to the CIS Event Calendar ( for the complete calendar of school events.

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