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VR @ CIS

VR @ CIS

(Posted on 02/11/18)

At CIS, we want our young learners to safely embrace the technologies of the future. With the world at our fingertips, the boundaries of the classroom have blurred, providing countless opportunities to deepen our understanding. The latest technology being embedded into our teaching is VR, virtual reality. VR incorporates visual and auditory stimulation to transport...

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Chester Canal - Water Survey

Chester Canal - Water Survey

(Posted on 01/11/18)

The Chester canal started construction in 1771, as the people of Chester feared the newly built Trent and Mersey canal would divert trade away from Chester. A bill was later passed (1772) that allowed the canal to be extended to reach Northwich. We at CIS have adopted a stretch of the canal, and as part of our Half Term Elective, we have decided to conduct a water survey. A water survey...

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8 Tips for staying safe online

8 Tips for staying safe online

(Posted on 24/10/18)

In a connected world, digital safety plays a key role in safeguarding our students. The internet should be a safe environment for all our learners to explore, so at CIS we ensure students have the skills needed to make positive choices online.During PHSE and Team Meet sessions, students continue to develop their understanding of eSafety, and how to protect themselves when online. As a school...

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Star Party!

Star Party!

(Posted on 19/10/18)

Ten students accompanied by teachers headed down to Herefordshire this weekend for the Stargazers Star Party. They survived the storm and the students triumphantly beat the teachers’ team in the Fridays quiz and were awarded with loud applause and cheers from the crowds.Students attended lectures on Saturday on astrophotography, mythology in the stars, constellations and rockets! After the hog...

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Two Chester schools come together to perform in Manchester Theatre

Two Chester schools come together to perform in Manchester Theatre

(Posted on 17/10/18)

Our drama teacher Natalie is joining forces with Matt, the drama teacher from Queen’s Park High School to create a theatre company of students both schools.Students of CIS and QPHS are coming together to perform a new play by Rob Drummond called 'Flesh'.We will be watched by a national theatre director who will give us feedback, then we will perform on the professional stage 'HOME' in Manchester...

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New School, New Year, No Problem - The Transition from Year 11 to Year 12

New School, New Year, No Problem - The Transition from Year 11 to Year 12

(Posted on 10/10/18)

The transition from year 11 to year 12.I found that transitioning from Year 11 to Year 12 was rather easy at CIS, an IB school, as it’s a much smaller school than my past high school.We get to choose our options with more freedom, so now I can focus on subjects that actually interest me while still having the basics of maths, English and a foreign language.I like the fact that we’re not...

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