Newsflash: December 13, 2023

Admin News

by Dr. Gwyn Underwood, Superintendent

Congratulations on a successful first semester, CIS community! It has been a very busy half-year, but I have found it quite purposeful, so thank you for your collective roles in part in making it so. Have you found it purposeful? As we head into our End of Semester break, I encourage you to consider the following Five R’s of rejuvenating and refocusing yourself:

  • Rest! Take some time to relax in whatever ways you find effective, and rejuvenate your mind, spirit, and body. 
  • Reflect! How are things going? Really? Are you reaching your goals – in both your work and personal lives? Are you ensuring you look after your social and emotional well-being? What actions can you now plan to take to improve for the coming semester?
  • Relate! Build relationships – spend time with family and friends, even if it is just connecting if you are unable to do things together.
  • Resilience! Build resilience, perseverance, and “stickability”. Remember it is okay to fail – we often learn more from failing… but that involves pushing past the temptation to give up when things are hard and that builds resilience – which builds character (which author Adam Grant notes is more important than innate abilities to be successful!).
  • Read! Read a lot (and write, and draw!)- there are numerous benefits to reading that will help you!

Have a safe, restful holiday, everyone, Malipayong Pasko / Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Upcoming events of note

  • Dec 14–Jan 8: Christmas/Semester Break
  • Jan 8 (Mon): Teachers’ In-Service Day (No classes)
  • Jan 9 (Tue): First day of 2nd Semester
  • Jan 15-16: Philippine Culture Week
  • Jan 15-19: Sem 2  ASA Registration (After School Activities)
  • Jan 20 (Sat): CIS Sinulog Family Day & HAD2 (House Activities Day)
  • Jan 22 (Mon): School Holiday
  • Jan 23 (Tue): Sem. 2 ASA’s start
  • Jan 24-28: ISAC tournament at BISB Manila (boys soccer/girls basketball)
  • Jan 30 (Tue): PTA Coffee Morning

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

PTA Christmas Giveaways to the Guards, Maintenance and Canteen Personnel

Tree of Giving

by Student Council

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