“A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.” Marcus Aurelius (Roman Emperor, circa 2nd Century AD)
It is as true today as it was nearly 2000 years ago. Here at CIS Russia, we want our students to aspire to greatness. Greatness can take many forms and we need to take the many necessary little steps to get there: to dress correctly, to always try our best, to be friendly in play and comforting when times are hard. We aspire to be better people, true internationalists who consider others before themselves.
The CIS Russia student strives to be a better version of themselves – every day. We want our children and staff, during ‘Aspiration’ month, to focus on how they can improve; to set themselves realistic goals for the year and make achievable plans to help reach them. After all, the power a person derives comes not from the position he or she occupies but from a clear sense of direction and the aspiration to get there.
Mr. Michael, Headteacher
The University of Cambridge has over 100 libraries. The central library alone (the Cambridge University library, or the ‘UL’) has approximately 8 million volumes, and is able to request a free copy of every book published in the UK and Ireland.
One book in the CIS Festivalnaya library that I recommend is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis.
School is one of the best periods of your life. Some friends that you find in school stay with you for the rest of your life.
Here at our school, each student can choose a club they like the most. In this issue, we would like to tell you more about the Journalism Club.
Dr. Carol Dweck devised the terms ‘fixed’ and ‘growth’ mindset to describe the attitudes people have about their learning and intelligence.
Global Perspectives is a new Cambridge course that we are implementing this academic year at Festivalnaya.
A noble man compares and estimates himself by an idea which is higher than himself; and a mean man, by one lower than himself. The one produces aspiration; the other ambition.
We have some exciting news on this sunny day!