Education is like a voyage of discovery: instead of discovering new lands we seek new knowledge. Secure in our previous learning, we are prepared to take calculated risks, striving ever onwards towards our eventual aims and aspirations. We want our students to approach life with a real sense of adventure: to see how far they can push themselves, to be emotionally resilient – able to recover from the occasional slip-up or mistake, and determined to achieve. The reputation of our CIS Russia students should be synonymous with an ability to go beyond what is expected; to have no fear of new challenges, but embrace them as part of the road to self-improvement and self-mastery; to become the best they can be.
To inspire our students we had two special visitors at our assembly: Ms Polina Ermoshina (the Champion of the European Cup and Russian Champion in skiing) and Ms Sofia Serkina (the youngest five-hold champion of the World and Champion of Europe in pentathlon).
Also this month, we have associated our Houses with some great pioneers from around the globe; formidable personalities who stand out – as giants on the world stage – beacons of light for others to follow; role models to aspire to be like, and who ultimately embody many of the values we hold dear.
For our Lions (Red) House, we will also know them as Mandela House, after the former first black President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. His selfless actions did so much to overcome prejudice. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for trying to gain the same basic human rights for black people as for white. Finally released, he did much to bring about peace and reconciliation. He helped build a future all South Africans could believe in.
For our Sharks (Blue) House, we have the daring Frenchman, Jacques Cousteau. He was a great explorer and inventor. He is a fantastic role model for our students because scuba diving was very dangerous and his inventions made scuba diving much safer, allowing people everywhere to take up this adventure sport; he discovered many un-explored ocean depths and alerted the world to the importance of conserving and protecting that part of our environment.
Next, for our airborne enthusiasts, we have Eagle (Yellow) House. This House is now linked with the first woman to cross the Atlantic as a solo pilot – Amelia Earhart. This courageous American did much to improve the prospects of women in aviation, and other jobs historically seen as possible for men only. She broke new records when some still said women shouldn’t even be allowed to fly. She showed the world anyone can lead the way.
We started our month of adventure with Trip Week! Watch this space…
Mr Michael Leach, Headteacher
It seems like not long ago our students only
started their first steps in fencing. In these
two terms, students learned the basics of this
noble sport – attacking and defending four
quadrants, footwork and referee commands
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The story Heroes of Olympus: The Lost
Hero is about a Roman demi-god (half god,
half human) getting his memory wiped and
getting transferred by the Greek goddess of
marriage, Hera, from the Roman demi-god
camp, to the Greek demi-god camp.
Social development is the development of social and emotional skills across the lifespan with particular attention to childhood, adolescence and the interaction
with school and education.
It’s easy to feel down, in the middle of Winter; that’s why we chose ‘Motivation’ as our January Value. Obviously, we will do all we can to encourage a really positive start to 2019, but how can you help? Well, how about helping your son or daughter set some goals? Here are some tips:
We are delighted to announce the opening of our new campus building in February 2019.
The Student Leadership Council and The Green Committee are proud to announce that CIS Russia is working on becoming an eco-friendlier
I moved to Moscow for one year in 2011 and, as the end of 2018 approaches, I am somehow still here!