Dear CISM Parents,
First, I would like to wish you all a happy new year. I hope you and your families had a very enjoyable holiday break. Welcome back to all our returning young dragons and welcome too to all our new students in the Early Years and Elementary School Department.
It is always a pleasure to see all of the children, teachers, staff and parents back on campus after a long break. This week was a seamless transition back to school after the holidays, and kids seem generally refreshed and focused after the time off. Now that the week is coming to an end, I feel like I can barely wait for Monday to come.
See you all next week and I look forward to an amazing 2017 and beyond!
As part of Chinese International School Manila’s vision to instill an international outlook in students, we are celebrating United Nations Day today the 21st of October. This year’s theme is “Around the World in a Day”. The goal is to foster global citizenship, internationalism and interculturalism within the school community. The schedule for today’s event is as follows:
|7:30 – 8:00||Homeroom Assembly and Preparations|
|8:00 – 9:20||Opening Ceremonies & Costume Parade at the Gym|
|9:50 – 12:00||Around the World Travel Expo|
|12:00 – 12:40||Global Potluck at the 2nd and 4th Floors|
|12:40 – 2:40||Quiz Bowl and Global Games (Grades 1-12)Movie Afternoon (Early Years)|
This school year’s celebration kicks off with our Parade of Nations to introduce and expose the students to different countries, nationalities, and national costumes. Here’s a sneak peak of this morning’s celebration.
Happy UN Day everyone!
As part of Chinese International School Manila’s vision to cultivate the intellectual, artistic, emotional, physical and social well-being of our students, we are celebrating Library Week on the 24th to the 28th of October. The Book Week is a celebration of reading and literacy in the CISM community. This year, based on the International School Library Month (ISLM) organized by International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), the theme will be: “Learn to Decode Your World.”The schedule for this event is as follows:
- October 17 – Posting of #Shelfie
- October 24 to 28 – Book Spine Poetry Contest; Guess Who’s Reading Contest; Photo Booth; Book Fair (National Bookstore)
- October 24 – Storytelling Day with Ms. Melody Remorca
- October 25 – Book Character Dress-Up with Blurb
Welcome Remarks from our Headmaster Carlos Enriquez Jr.
Nursery – ‘The Three Little Pigs’
Pre-K – ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’
Kindergarten – ‘The Beetle Alphabet Book’
Grade 1 DM – ’101 Dalmatians’
Grade 1 MR – ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’
Grade 2 ML – ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Grade 2 MP – ‘The Grouchy Ladybug’
Grade 3 BR – ‘The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe’
Grade 3 JL – ‘Sherlock Homes’
Grade 4 LN – ‘The Lorax’
Grade 5 DD – ‘Harry Potter’
Grade 5 MV – ‘Percy Jackson’
- October 26 – Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)
- October 27 – Book Spine Poetry Contest and Guess Who’s Reading Contest
Congratulations to all the winners and have a great Library week ahead!
Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important Chinese traditional festival celebrated around the world. This activity is to raise awareness of the significance behind the celebration and to let students appreciate Chinese culture through engagement in different planned activities.
The 2016 celebration will run for 2 weeks, with a main day celebration on September 15. There will be special activities in Chinese, Art and Math classes, in addition to special food/s to be sold in the canteen.
Early Years and Elementary students will have a coloring, drawing, and mooncake clay molding activity for the first half of the period, while the latter half, they will watch a video regarding the legends behind the celebration. During lunch time students will go to room 316 to experience face-painting. All year levels will also be having a dice-game during their respective Chinese periods. This is indeed another fun-filled activity for all CISM students.