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CIS Vision: Our Commitment to Parent Engagement

Canadian International School of Guangzhou 2023-09-15

CIS Vision: 

Our Commitment to Parent Engagement

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! As the year starts, I, as your Head of School, am reaching out to you with a heartfelt commitment to fostering strong connections between our school and your family. We understand the vital role that supportive relationships play in your child's academic and personal development, and we are dedicated to building partnerships that will empower your child to thrive.


Research consistently shows that when families are actively engaged in their child's education, it leads to improved academic outcomes, enhanced well-being, and a sense of belonging (Henderson & Mapp, 2002; Jeynes, 2012). We firmly believe that by working together, we can create a nurturing environment that maximizes your child's potential and sets them up for lifelong success.


CISGZ is committed to going beyond the traditional boundaries of education, and we are eager to connect with you on a personal level. We want to understand your child's unique strengths, challenges, and aspirations. By building relationships based on trust, respect, and open communication, we can create a solid foundation for your child's educational journey.


We invite you to actively participate in your child's education, connect with your child's teacher online and face to face, attend our information sessions and parent-teacher conferences, school events, and most importantly, engage in meaningful conversations with our dedicated educators. Your insights and involvement are invaluable as we tailor our teaching approaches to meet your child's individual needs and aspirations.

We also recognize that each family has its own story, culture, and values. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion extends to embracing and celebrating the rich tapestry of our school community. By fostering an environment that respects and appreciates the diversity of our families, we create a safe space where all students can thrive and feel a sense of belonging.


At our school, we believe that education is a shared responsibility between the school and families. Together, we can create a powerful support network that empowers your child to overcome challenges, explore their passions, and reach their full potential.

We invite you to join us on this journey of collaboration, growth, and connection. Let us work hand in hand to create a positive and enriching educational experience for your child. Together, we can make a lasting impact that will shape their future and inspire a lifelong love for learning. 

We look forward to building a strong partnership with you and your family. Together, let's unlock the limitless possibilities that lie ahead!

Working together,

Dr. Howard Stribbell

Head of School, CISGZ



Henderson, A. T., & Mapp, K. L. (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools.

Jeynes, W. H. (2012). A meta-analysis of the efficacy of different types of parental involvement programs for urban students. Urban Education, 47(4), 706-742.

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