At CAIS we take a holistic approach to learning. School is about more than content and academics. In order for students to be ready to take their next step, whether that is the next program at CAIS or university, we have to give them the tools socially as well as academically.
The CAIS staff includes teachers, homeroom advisors, student wellbeing and community advisors, coordinators and principals. This entire group works as a team to ensure the wellbeing of CAIS students. Wellbeing includes keeping students on track academically, praising successes and holding students accountable when they fall short. CAIS integrates restorative justice into our handling of behavioral issues assuring that students learn how to move forward on a positive path.
In Secondary students are organized in Home Rooms with a Home Room Advisor. The HomeRoom Advisors Students meet with the Homeroom every morning from 8:00 to 8:15 with their designated HomeRoom Advisors. These are coordinated by SWBC leaders Mr Clint Hughes and Miss Heide Turner.
Each Home Room is also scheduled for one lesson per week which is part a programme aimed at addressing the social and emotional development of the students.
In Primary each class has a classroom teacher that is the main teacher for each class. A series of teachers referred to as specialists teach German and Chinese languages, Music, Art, and PE.