The CIS elementary school is for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students who are provided instruction in English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and life skills, physical education, music, art and Mandarin, as well as other optional language courses. In the upper primary years (Grades 4 – 6), they continue to develop their character and begin to explore leadership opportunities as role models for the lower grades. They help to run assemblies, lead activities, and are partnered with younger students as reading buddies. To incorporate our philosophy of ‘educating the whole child’, extra-curricular activities (ECA) are a mandatory part of our program, with unique choices for each child, including calligraphy, band or choir, creative arts, pottery, cooking, badminton, swimming, soccer and golf. Educational day trips are an important part of the program and play an integral role in career exploration and the intercultural experiences of the students.