Chinese International School Manila

Welcome to SY2019-2020

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Dear CISM Families,

I am thrilled and honored to welcome you to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Schools can seem a bit lonely during the summer vacation, but, once again, our classrooms, hallways and playgrounds are bubbling with the laughter and activity of enthusiastic students. It is indeed a pleasure to see the myriad ways they express themselves as they engage in their learning activities.

This year, I’m pleased to welcome to our school a fabulous cohort of new teachers, who are fitting in nicely with our strong bench of returning teachers. I’m also pleased to announce the following new leadership appointments: Ms. Myles Pastor, Director of Lower School; Ms. Selene Olvido, Director of Upper School; and Señor Juan José Sanz del Álamo, Deputy Head of Schools. They, along with Ms. Fleurica Miranda who is acting as Managing Director at CISM and a partner school, will play an instrumental role in overseeing various aspects of curriculum development and implementation whilst supporting our academic coordinators and subject teachers as they strive to identify and meet the individual needs of our learners.

This school year is exciting for several reasons. First and foremost, we are welcoming more than 50 new learners, bringing our student population to about 350 individuals. For this, I acknowledge the hard work of our dedicated Admissions Team. And, kudos to our entire Faculty and Support Staff for working hard to prepare for the new school year. It’s an honor working with such a committed team of educators. Together, we share the common goal of delivering a rigorous academic program within a friendly, student-centered learning environment where all learners feel safe, valued and respected as they develop skills across the academic, social-emotional, and global-citizenship domains. Additionally, we are committed to always placing the needs of our learners as our highest priority.

At this time, on behalf of CISM, I would like to thank all of you for joining the CISM family. We are delighted to have you on board, and we look forward to seeing each and every one of you over the course of the school year! Rest assured, we are always here to listen to any insights, opinions or concerns that you might have for furthering our continued schoolwide improvement.

Sincerely yours,

Tim Boulton
CISM Head of Schools