Welcome back to CIS Russia, Skolkovo Campus for the Academic Year 2018-19. I would like to take this opportunity to welcome any and all new parents to our ‘educational family’.
Last year we spent a lot of time looking at ways to improve our practice and continue to provide a high class and effective education for your children. To this end staff have been working hard for the past 2 weeks and have taken part in professional development delivered by high quality and experienced lecturers and experts from the UK. Making sure we are following the best educational practices. I am sure you will join me in welcoming back returning staff and our new teachers, who are eager to experience all the wonderful sights, and rich cultural heritage of Moscow and who are already experiencing the warm welcome and hospitality of the Russian people.
I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and to welcoming in person those of you who are new. The first opportunity for this will be this Friday, 31st August, when there will be an open day. This will consist of activities in class from 1000 - 1100, and again at 1300 - 1400. The sessions will be the same so you can choose either. You will be able to meet and introduce yourself and your children to their new teacher and ask any questions. Then on Monday, 3 September there will be the traditional opening ceremony and welcome followed by activities and a barbecue, as this will be busy we would suggest arriving around 0900 for the 1000 start, with the event finishing around 1300. Later on in September we will have evenings to explain the curriculum and inform you of what the children will be studying over the year and give more detailed information relevant to each class.
More information about these evenings will be sent out soon.
Once again welcome back and I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible over the next few weeks.
Mr Tim Aviss
Head teacher; Skolkovo Primary Campus
We are pleased to announce once more that on September, 1st 2019 our new campus opens in Gorki-8 village.
Independent reading and love of books is of paramount importance in our school. So, in addition to daily and monthly reading activities we also organise a Book Day every year.
With the omnipresence of technology in the 21st century, many of our social interactions are increasingly made online and are replacing face-to-face communication.
The University Museum of Natural History has the most complete specimens of the dodo, a flightless bird that went extinct in the 17th century. The museum has mummified parts of this unusual bird.
On the 29th of March, we had the opportunity to celebrate ‘Spanish Day’ at Moscow campus. All students in KS1 Year 1 and Year 2 sang and danced to a Spanish song, even the little ones from Early Years joined us and had great fun.
On 23 March, more than 75 participants took part in Cambridge Chess Tournament 2019.
On 30 March, we held Cambridge Martial Arts Tournament 2019 among the international schools which includes sambo, combat sambo, jiu-jitsu and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Maths Day took place on 14 March on the occasion of the Pi Day. Students took part in a Maths scavenger hunt, where they had to answer different riddles/questions related to math.