Professor from University of Birmingham
This Friday, we were honored to have Dr Steve Minchin from the University of Birmingham to visit CIS and share a very special presentation about DNA with our G7-12 students.
Dr. Minchin graduated from Birmingham University in 1985 and completed a DPhil at the University of Sussex in 1988. He rejoined the School of Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham in 1988, working as a research fellow with Professor Steve Busby. He was appointed as a lecturer in 1991, becoming a Senior lecturer in 2001, was Director of Quality Assurance and Enhancement for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences from 2010 to 2012. He is currently the Academic Director of the Birmingham International Academy.
Junior High Wind Orchestra
CIS is proud to announce their new music option for Junior High school students starting in January 2020. The Wind Orchestra will feature woodwind and brass instruments including trumpets, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trombones and baritone. Together, the students will develop not only their skills to play an instrument, but also their creativity and their general knowledge in music. Their instrument will be lent by the school and CIS encourages all the junior high students who are passionate about music to join the Wind Orchestra, whether they are beginners or they already play an instrument. In order to celebrate the Wind Orchestra’s first successful semester, the ensemble will perform at the International Day under Ms. Lemay’s baton.
An information session for Junior High parents will be held on December 6th from 2-3pm in the music room.
Please be reminded that orchestra programs will continue to run in the second round of ASA options which begin after Chinese New Year. These ASA music programs are for students from grades 4-12.
CIS Volunteers On The Move
At CIS we care about educating the whole child and we endeavour to create young leaders that care about their community and have a desire to help those that are in need.
On November 22, 2019 a group of CIS students from Grades 6-8 participated in a volunteer event at Yuexiu District Qizhi School. This is a special needs school and the purpose of their participation was to share Canadian culture, to spend time with the students to help them develop their social skills and to help the Qizhi school students to feel care and love.
We are very proud of our students and their involvement in this worthwhile activity. It is part of our mission to help shape students to become true global citizens that live rich and fulfilling lives and consequently contribute throughout their lifetime to the betterment of themselves, their community and society at large.
A big shout out to our volunteers from Grade 6 to 10: