Welcome to Chinese International School Manila (CISM), a vibrant community of dedicated teachers & professional staff – all steadfast in their mission to educate, engage and empower your child(ren).
This School Year 2016-2017 is a special one as we celebrate our tenth year anniversary. I fondly recall the startup days when I fell in line and waited while clutching my “number” at the Securities and Exchange Commission to process our incorporation papers, waited in queue at the Department of Education, National Capital Region to handle our “Indorsement” and subsequently our application for Permit to Operate, waited on the benches at the Bureau of Immigration Manila to attend to our Authority to Accept Foreign Students and waited at Taguig City Hall to apply for our Mayor’s Permit. All this taught me one important virtue. Patience. Patience to see a vision to fruition.
As we usher in the new school year, we bid farewell to our former Chairman of the Board and Head of Schools, Maria Louisa Q. Sian, affectionately known as Lulu, who resigned last August 4, 2016. Lulu worked closely with me in the last nine years. We experienced many milestones together in this journey. She will be missed.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead. At the helm of CISM’s academic team is a triumvirate comprising veteran teachers: Mr. Carlos Enriquez, Jr., Headmaster; Mr. Ernie Roy Azarcon, acting Upper School Director and Director for Learning; and Ms. Fleurica Miranda, Lower School Director. Their combined teaching and administrative experience averages a solid fifteen years. In collaboration with forty five other members of faculty, many with exceptional credentials, you will feel the team’s passion and unwavering commitment to our vision: in pursuit of academic excellence to nurture global citizens.
I encourage all parents and students to get involved in the various aspects of school life. We want to hear your voices, opinions, thoughts, concerns and comments. The strengthened home-school partnership and open dialogue will help shape our five year strategic plan of Raising the Bar. We are ready for you and thrilled to welcome everyone to the CISM family.