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CIS Vision for Elementary

Canadian International School of Guangzhou 2023-09-15


Nurturing Inquiry, Innovation, International Mindedness and Independence: 

A Vision for our Elementary Division

Welcome to our Elementary Division at the Canadian International School of Guangzhou, where we all strive to provide a vibrant learning environment that fosters inquiry, innovation, international mindedness, and independence. In this vision post, you will learn about our commitment to providing an exceptional education that combines the Alberta curriculum with the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP). Through this integrated approach, we aim to empower our students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and globally aware individuals.


Fostering Inquiry

Embracing the spirit of inquiry is a foundation for learning. We promote students to ask questions, explore their natural curiosities, and develop an understanding of the world around them. Through the IB PYP framework, students engage in transdisciplinary units of inquiry that inspire them to investigate real-world issues, make connections across subjects, and develop a love for learning.


Cultivating Innovation

We recognize the importance of nurturing innovative thinking in our students. By providing opportunities for creative problem-solving, collaboration, and the application of knowledge and skills, we prepare our younger students to thrive in an ever-evolving world. Our teachers design learning experiences that encourage experimentation, critical thinking, and the development of an entrepreneurial mindset.


Embracing International Mindedness

In today's interconnected world and in the CIS international environment, it is crucial for us to deliver material with a global perspective. Through the IB PYP program, our students gain an understanding of different cultures, languages, and perspectives. We celebrate diversity, promote intercultural understanding, and involve students in becoming compassionate global citizens who actively contribute to making the world a better place.


Fostering Independence

We believe in empowering our students to take ownership of their learning journey. Our staff provide a supportive and nurturing environment that emphasizes independence, self-direction, and self-reflection. We expect students to set goals, make choices, and develop the skills necessary to become lifelong learners who can adapt to new challenges and opportunities.


With the unwavering support of engaged parents, a vibrant community, and dedicated educators, the Canadian International School of Guangzhou provides an environment where our elementary students thrive. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of fostering independence, nurturing inquiry, cultivating innovation, and embracing international mindedness. Together, we can empower our students to become the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.

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