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Welcome back! We hope that families had a fun and safe summer vacation. We also welcome our new students and their families!

My name is Selene Sison-Olvido and I have been in the academe for four decades. I had the privilege of teaching students in all the levels, from elementary to college. Part of my intercultural and international experience was working for the United Nations (UN) as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher for refugees seeking asylum to other countries.

I have been an international school teacher and administrator for three decades, most part of it was spent outside the country. My experience with students, teachers, parents and the community has been very rewarding. I believe that working with people, teens and adults, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures and with diverse skills, is my biggest strength.

I consider parents as my fellow advocates and strong partners in molding minds and character of the children, our students, through partnership built on trust and open communication. I have an open-door policy and no concern brought to my attention is small or insignificant, when it is about student learning and well-being.

I like traveling, reading, writing, dining out, experiencing different cuisines, and shopping. I believe in role modeling standards and expectations and holding fellow educators’ and students’ hands through the journey to excellence. This is the kind of educator and leader that I am, and sharing my skills so others may shine, is my biggest happiness and fulfillment. I am also happy and proud that my daughter chose to be an educator like me. It is a joy to see and feel her fulfillment from taking the same journey.

My goal as Director of Middle-High School is to ensure that all students, faculty, and staff in my department conscientiously embody the Mission, Vision, and Values that CISM stands for, as an institution and community of global citizens who make a difference in the lives of others.

Again, WELCOME TO SY 19-20! With everyone’s support and partnership, I am positive that this year will be another successful one.




Council of International Schools (CIS) Coordinator

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I have the honor and privilege to welcome all students and parents, both returning and new, to Chinese International School Manila.

We look forward to another year of growing, developing, and discovering new knowledge and skills not only in our subject matters, but also in ourselves. My goal this year to make sure we can redefine for ourselves what it means to be successful in terms of our academics, emotions, sports, and even our values. Together with the Middle School and High School Teachers, we can altogether succeed. Our synergistic efforts can build up for us necessary stepping stones towards our defined successes.

With the strong support of an invigorated administration, faculty, staff, and the overwhelming support of parents and students, I am sure we can achieve greater heights, especially in this marked school year, CISM’s 10th year!

Onward to conquer and master more this school year!

Ernie Roy S. Azarcon MSBA 

Middle and High School Director

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Open House 2015

Open House

Dear Parents,

We look forward to welcoming you to the school for Open House on Friday, the 4th of September 2015.  Our Open House will start at 1:00 PM and will end at 4:00 PM.  Two time slots are provided to accommodate parents with children in Upper and Lower School.  The Open House is a venue for teachers to discuss curricula, as well as academic and classroom policies.  We would like to give parents the opportunity to understand the type of learning that our students engage in on a daily basis.

To give teachers ample time to prepare for the Open House on Friday, students will be dismissed at 12:00 nn.  We have shortened the blocks to ensure that children still get to meet all their teachers and complete all their subjects on this day.  Please pick up your children in a timely fashion.
We look forward to seeing you on Friday at 1 pm.
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Maker’s Fest Schedule for May 26th

7.40 – 8.05 - Booth Preparation

8.05 – 8.15 - Gather at MPH for Assembly (Gr. 3-10)

8.15 – 9.00 - Assembly Program / Genius Hour Talks
9:00 – 9:20 - BREAK / Booth Prep
9:20 – 9:30 - Gather outside LS Library
9:30 – 9:40 - Ribbon Cutting  (Gr. 4 – Gr. 10)
9:40 - 10.10 - 1st Run of Presentation/Demonstration for participants (Gr. 4 – Gr. 10)
10.10 – 10.30 - BREAK
10.30 – 11.20 - 2nd Run for Gr. 2 and Gr. 3
11.20 – 12.10 - 3rd Run for PreK – Gr. 1

12.10 – 12.50 - LUNCH
12.50 – 1.40 - Pack Up Booths
1.40 – 2.30 - Awarding at MPH  (Gr. 3-10)
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