Welcome to semester two! We hope you had a restful time with your families over the break, and are feeling refreshed and ready for a productive second half of the year.
Even though we only had a 4-day weekend, things have started so well that it feels like we are weeks into the semester already! The faculty and staff came back a week before students for a PD (professional development) day, where after a session exploring how we can build our organizational health and organizational IQ (OIQ), we worked on curriculum tasks, discussed divisional issues and planned for upcoming activities and events. The non-teaching staff also had a PD day, focusing on activities that build teamwork and collaboration.
Students have now quickly settled into a learning routine, and we are looking forward to a great semester. MHS reports were released today help provide feedback on how students have been doing over semester one, and that the feedback provided helps guide them on areas the can focus on to improve their levels in the coming semester. (Note: MHS S1 Reports are available via the CIS HUB. Please contact Ms. Kim del Rosario, MHS Secretary if yo have any questions.)
We have a number of upcoming events to be aware of. Next week is Philippine Culture Week, starting with a special assembly (7:30-7:50am on Monday, to which parents are invited to attend if they wish), culminating in our annual Sinulog Family Day on Saturday Jan 18th. The organizing team and facilities staff have been very busy getting ready for a wonderful day of culture, food and fun!
Keep checking for details, as following Sinulog day we have: ISAC 2 @BSM, Chinese New Year activities, Semester 2 After School Activities (starting Jan 28), our annual Musical “The Music Man” (see poster below), and our Week Without Walls activities. It is great to see so many extra- and co-curricular activities supporting our academic program, helping our students to develop social and academic skills in a holistic manner.
CIS Admin Team
CIS Clothing Drive
Week Without Walls is fast approaching and for this, the Middle High School members of the Paknaan Hospital and Daycare Center (also known as Cebu Institute of Medicine Community Medico-Social Services) will have a rummage sale to raise funds for future activities and projects that will benefit the people in Paknaan. Thus, we encourage the entire CIS community to take part in this activity by donating clothes that are in good condition. Donation boxes are located in the Elementary and MHS lobbies.
For the CIS Sinulog Family Day on Jan 18, only 2 guests per child are allowed. Extra guests will need to pay P300 (to be paid at the cashier).
The Music Man production is fast approaching and we are selling tickets soon, watch out for this space for more ticket-selling updates!
College/University Visits for January – March 2020
|January 14 - Tuesday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Royal Roads University (Canada)|
|January 23 - Thursday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||iAcademy (Philippines)|
|January 24 - Friday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Yamanashi Gakuin University -International College of Liberal Arts -iCLA (Japan)|
|Singapore Institute of Management Global (Singapore)|
|January 28 Tuesday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Temple University (Japan)|
|January 29 Wednesday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Southville Global Education Network (Philippines)|
|February 27 - Thursday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Venue: TBC||Education USA Fair: (more institutions to confirm later)|
|Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University|
|Hawaii Pacific University|
|Johns Hopkins University School of Education|
|Nova Southeastern University|
|San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley|
|University at Albany, SUNY|
|College of Lake County|
|The University of Arizona|
|March 2 - Monday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Bond University (Australia)|
|March 11 - Wednesday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Griffith University (Australia)|
|March 13 - Friday||9:15 - 10:00AM - Rm 311||Australia Education Fair (list of institutions to be confirmed)|