“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
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.