secondary students 28 Mar 2022

Spirit Week at CIS

By Neil V, Secondary Student Council President
Photograph by CIS Communications

During the last week of first semester, secondary school celebrates spirit week, a cherished tradition in its fourth year running at CIS. What is spirit week? The student council organises activities and themed dress-up days alongside festive events to mark a fun end to the first half of the academic year.

Winter door decorating, Christmas movie screening and dress-up days

This year, some spirit week activities included the long-standing winter door decorating competition, a holiday card competition, screenings of How the Grinch Stole Christmas in individual classes and music played during lunches. Students also dressed up for five themed dress-up days — Pyjama Day, Twin Day, Character Day, Teacher Day and Swinter Day. It was heartening to witness the effort put into the fantastic costumes through the week demonstrating a commitment to community and school spirit.

The student council awarded points for the greatest displays of school spirit in a competition between advisory groups. Points were allocated depending on how much of an advisory group dressed up in the theme and the quality of their door decorations and holiday cards. 11ADVG proved themselves as the most spirited advisory with impressive engagement in the themed dress-up days, an eye-catching door display and creative holiday cards.

CAS project tie-in

An important part of spirit week has always been the community service aspect. This year, the student council partnered with a grade 11 CAS project to incorporate a charity drive for HOME, a Singapore-based NGO which supports migrant workers in education and training programmes. Advisories were rewarded for their contributions to the drive with points allotted for individual donations. The CIS student body truly embodied the spirit of giving, with an impressive effort towards a great, worthy cause.