New Year’s Message from Principal
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019.
I hope everyone has had the chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with family and friends over the holiday season. The start of school after a significant break, always provides a great opportunity to re-establish a focus on learning. For our high school students we are a few short weeks away from our exam week and Diploma Exams for our Grade 12 students. A schedule of exam times and tutorials will be sent out to parents next week.
A new year also marks some exciting changes for our school. Our Early Childhood Education building is now open and our Pre-school and Kindergarten students have their own building to call home (not to mention their own exclusive play areas). We are so happy to be able to offer a specialized building, designed to cater to the educational needs of our youngest students. Thank you to all the staff that assisted in the move during the winter break and we cannot wait to share this new space with all of our CIS families.
Pay attention to the CIS WeChat messages as we have many upcoming events. Mark your calendar for the Chinese New Year Celebration that will take place on January 30th from 1:00pm-3:30pm.
May this year be about choosing joy, happiness and gratitude.
“The secret to happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles.”-William Penn
Thank you for choosing CIS.
Collaborate, Innovate, Succeed
Tanya Thiessen – Principal
Welcome New Member to PE Team
The Canadian International School of Guangzhou is proud to introduce a new member to our school faculty team. Mr. Bill Deng will be joining our physical education for the remainder of this school year. Mr. Deng has worked previously with CIS running our swim classes as he is a certified swim coach and lifeguard. Mr. Deng will be teaching our youngest students in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 3. Please take a moment to read Mr. Deng’s introduction. We are thrilled to have his skill set at our school to support our students.
Hello everyone, my name is Mr. Deng. I am very excited to join the CIS PE team and I look forward to teaching the students here.
I graduated from Guangzhou Sports University in 2015 and have been teaching sport for many years. I specialize in teaching soccer, swimming, tennis, basketball and ultimate frisbee.
Upon graduating university, I worked at the British School of Guangzhou and coached sports throughout Guangzhou in many different clubs.
I am very happy to join the team here and I look forward to meeting you all.