CISB Language Policy
While the Language of Instruction in the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) is English, it is clearly recognized that a student’s native language, or mother tongue, is important to self-esteem, learning culture and community. Students at CISB should feel that their native culture and language are validated and recognized as an important part of the international community. The host country language, Mandarin, will also hold a place of value at CISB.
CISB Assessment Policy
The Canadian International School of Beijing believes that assessment is a shared responsibility between teachers, students
CISB Social Media Policy
At the Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), we encourage and support staff, and other school community members to use social networking and media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, WeChat, Instagram, etc…) as a way to share educational resources, create and curate educational content, enhance the classroom experience, promote internal collaboration and to highlight CISB’s activities, facilities and culture. While social networking is valuable and fun, there are some items that should be kept in mind when using these tools.
CISB Communication Policy
At the Canadian International School of Beijing, we want to ensure that your concerns and questions are heard and responded to as effectively as possible. We strive for communication that is productive, positive and efficient.
Academic Integrity Policy
Academic Integrity is central to the IB learner profile. Academic pursuits can be extremely challenging, but as with all challenges, accomplishing your goal often yields rewards far greater than the effort put into the work. The creation of authentic work is often an arduous task, but the skills learned in doing so – problem-solving, articulating arguments, synthesizing information, rigorous academic research, etc. – will be invaluable as you pursue a university degree and/or a career.
CISB expects that all IB students demonstrate academic integrity. This policy will thus provide the expectations of both students and teachers in the pursuit of academic honesty. Further details can be found in the IBO publication “Academic honesty: guidance for schools” (IBO, 2007).
CISB Special Educational Needs Policy
The Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) Special Educational Needs (SEN) philosophy supports our core beliefs of ‘Respect and dignity for all people’ and ‘The power of teamwork and cooperative learning’.
The purpose of CISB SEN Policy is to increase the likelihood that children with Special Educational Needs in our school will make progress and grow in confidence in their own abilities and to help the students become independent, motivated and life-long learners.
CISB Promotion Policy
In order for current CISB students to advance to the next grade, they must meet the requirements of our Promotion Policy. This policy applies to current CISB students. For students new to CISB, please refer to the CISB Admissions Policy.
Air Quality Protocol
CISB has a strict and carefully planned protocol in relation to Air Quality. When Beijing’s Air Quality Index (AQI) reaches certain levels, a number of protocols are implemented to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students.
CISB Acceptable Use Policy
At the Canadian International School of Beijing we see the use of technology as essential to student learning. CISB is a 1:1 laptop school in grades 4-12, and students enrolled in those years will need to possess a laptop with core software installed.