All students in the Junior Section of CIS follow a stimulating and challenging academic programme, which is closely based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, without losing sight of the rich cultural and historical heritage of Sri Lanka.
Class teachers are responsible for teaching either English, Mathematics, History and Geography, while specialist subject teachers take lessons in Computing, Science, Languages (French, Sinhala, Tamil), Art & Design, Music and Physical Education. Assessment is frequent and consistent, and school examinations are held twice a year. Parents are kept fully informed of their child's progress through regular reports and parent/teacher meetings.
Great attention is paid to each classroom, in order to create an optimal learning environment. Individual and group projects, educational posters and other intellectually stimulating materials are displayed on classroom walls to cultivate a cheerful and engaging atmosphere and to encourage students to aim high. Children are not only expected to work in a positive, enthusiastic and disciplined manner, they are encouraged to be active learners who aspire to be the best they can.
The Junior Section has its own dedicated library, which is stocked with a wide range of relevant and interesting books, as well as valuable reference materials. The ICT suite contains modern computing facilities and is equipped with a PC for each student in a class. Children prepare and present their different project work using educational software, websites and other materials. The lessons are very exciting with the use of the Interactive Whiteboard, which adds great value to education. A purpose built Junior Science Laboratory allows children to explore and pursue their interest in General Science.
Participation in Sport within the Junior Section is considered to be of great importance. This happens both within the timetable and through extracurricular activities. Swimming is part of the curriculum, with lessons conducted by specialist coaches in the school's two pools.
The annual Junior Inter-House Swimming and Athletics Meets are major events in the CIS calendar, with students competing enthusiastically for medals and trophies. Athletics, basketball, cricket, football, netball and swimming teams regularly and successfully compete against other schools in Sri Lanka.
The Arts play an important role in school life. Every child in the section is encouraged to explore and express their own artistic ideas, with the majority contributing to the annual Junior Art Exhibition.
A large-scale Drama production is held each year in the school's auditorium. Many children sing in the choir and both instrumentalists and singers can showcase their musical talents at the Junior Musical Evening.
With inspiring teaching from a vibrant and experienced balance of both local and expatriate staff, all children in the Junior Section are nurtured and encouraged to develop mentally, physically and creatively. By the time they move into the Senior Section, they will have developed academic and social confidence, self-discipline and a genuine desire for knowledge, which will stand them in good stead as they embark on the next stage of their educational journey.
The Junior Section follows a stimulating and challenging programme which is closely based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales with elements that attribute to the cultural context of Sri Lanka.
Teachers are responsible for teaching either English, Maths or Topic (a combination of History and Geography). Specialist Subject teachers deliver lessons in Computing, Science, Languages (French, Sinhala, Tamil), Art and Design, Drama, Percussion Band, Modern Dancing, Singing and Physical Education.
Individual and group projects, educational posters and other suitable educational material are displayed on classroom walls to encourage students to produce high-quality work and to foster a cheerful and interesting atmosphere.
Parents are kept fully informed of their child’s progress through termly reports and parents' days.
Computer Science 2019
Computer Science Quiz 2019
Class Assemblies & ActivitiesWhite Board Room 2019
Topic Day - Stone Age 2019
Aztec Day 2019
Egyptian Day 2019
Ancient Greek Day 2019
Year 3 Topic Day - Food & Water
Year 4 Topic Day - Aztecs & Explorers
Year 5 Topic Day - Ancient Egypt
Year 6 Topic Day - Ancient Greece
The Arts play an important role in our school life. Almost every child contributes to the annual Art exhibition and is encouraged to explore and express their own artistic ideas.
Public Speaking is also a key skill that we attempt to develop in our students through presentations, assemblies and stage productions. A large scale drama production is held each year in the School Auditorium in which the students are encouraged to showcase their talents. Another event that our students look forward to is the Musical Evening. Here students are given the opportunity to experience a few minutes in the limelight.
Our main goal is to inspire, support and build a community of students who have an all-round set of interests.Art Exhibition 2022
Spotlight 2018 - Year 3 & 4
Children of Rock 2018 - Year 5 & 6
Participation in sports within the Junior Section is considered to be of great importance. This happens both within the timetable and through extra-curricular activities. Swimming is part of the curriculum, with lessons conducted by specialist coaches in the school pool.
The annual Junior Inter House Swimming and Athletic Meets are major events in the CIS calendar, with students competing enthusiastically for medals and trophies. We offer a variety of sports such as Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Netball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis, Karate, Swimming, Chess and Carrom. These are extremely popular and our corresponding teams regularly and successfully compete against other schools in Colombo.
Swimming Meet 2018