International/Manitoba Program (2014-2015 School Year)
Summary:The Clifford School International/Manitoba Program
is a separate educational milieu within Clifford Estates, which
has a population of approximately 200,000 citizens. It is an "Affiliated
School" of the Province of Manitoba, Canada. There are approximately
525 students enrolled, with a staff of 45 western teachers and 10
Chinese teachers. The Manitoba curriculum is utilized from Grade
1 to Grade 12 and the Advanced Placement program is available for
interested students. The School is audited by the Province of Manitoba
on a yearly basis with inspective visits, which include curriculum
reviews and interviews with all staff members.
Curriculum:The Manitoba Curriculum is followed throughout
the school. It utilizes a closed campus environment in which students
attend 55 minute classes throughout the school day. The "core" school
day begins at 8:30 and continues until 4:30. Courses are also available
prior to and after that time period. Students are required to complete
30 credits prior to graduation. The time allocated for classroom
instruction for all courses meets the requirements?of Manitoba Education.
The school year follows the western calendar, with teaching hours
well in excess of those in Canadian schools. All textbooks meet
current Canadian curriculum requirements.
Teachers require a valid Canadian Teaching Certificate or must
meet the requirements of Manitoba Education for a Limited Teaching
Permit. This provision insures that teachers have the required training
for delivery of subject material to the students and also the ability
to adapt curriculum requirements to meet student needs. Currently,
most of the teaching staff is Canadian, including school administration.
The school offers a full range of academic courses for university
entrance. The elective programs include art, choral music, ICT technology,
and drama. Mandarin is also taught as a second language from grade
one through eleven, and is an elective in grade 12. AP? courses
are offered in Statistics, Calculus,?Human Geography, and Chinese
Literature. AP is an open-enrollment program.
History: The International Secondary Program is in the 10th
year of operation. This year we will graduate our 9th class. The
graduates from our program are presently attending or have attended
universities throughout the world. Many of our students have been
and continue to be scholarship winners. The attached summary outlines
educational institutions which have offered opportunities to our
graduates and previous award winners.
Facilities and Technology: Our program has recently moved
into a new facility. The new building has an expanded science area
that will provide opportunities for students to be more actively
involved in the chemistry, biology, physics and general science
programs. Three new computer labs along with the computer modules
in the library will facilitate meeting Manitoba Education’s emphasis
on technology resources for educational and research purposes.
The school library has been another important additional resource
for the students, particularly in the development of independent
research skills. The budget for the library has been substantially
increased to allow for the purchase of books and computer software
that will result in the library being able to exceed Manitoba requirements.
Activities: In addition to a complete academic program, students
enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities that will help shape
and develop their character and interpersonal skills. The student
council provides an avenue for student leadership and a vehicle
for students to communicate with staff and administration. The student
council’s primary function is to provide a number of inclusive activities
outside of the academic area that will build school spirit and instill
pride in their role as students in the Clifford International Program.
The school yearbook is also an avenue for students to undertake
leadership opportunities and gain technology skills and experience.
The yearbook is produced by staff and student volunteers and is
generally a highlight of the school year.
The students also have an opportunity to participate in the Choir
program which performs at various venues throughout the year. Student
art work is displayed throughout the school and students from the
program have been recognized for their work in past National competitions.
The school also participates in a wide variety of inter-school and
intramural sports under the sponsorship of the Physical Education
Department. To date we have enjoyed considerable success at both
the middle and high school levels. The students participate in several
sports including basketball, soccer, volleyball, badminton, track
and field, and table tennis.
Awards: Students attending our program are eligible for scholarships
and awards from within the school, the Province of Manitoba, and
universities. Many previous awards that have rewarded student achievement
are identified on the attached file.
The school offers awards to the top academic students in Grade 12.
Students are also eligible for university entrance scholarships
in Manitoba and other universities as determined by a student’s
final academic marks. The Governor General’s medal is awarded to
the top student in Grade 12 who has the highest average in their
last two years of school.
1.Potential student candidates are required to first register
with the admissions department online at http://www.clifford-school.org.
When completed, please print and submit the online application form
with a student photo attached, the student data form for Health
and Life Care, the Application for School Bus, and the Entrance
Examination Notice, along with a copy of the student’s passport
or ID, and the previous school’s records if available.
2.After application, an Entrance Examination will be scheduled for
the candidate. The student must take the examination on that day;
otherwise, the School may assume the candidate is no longer interested
in attending Clifford School and will open that roster seat for
3.Within two weeks after taking the Entrance Examinations, the parents
will be notified of the School’s acceptance decision on the candidate.
The decision will be posted online. If accepted, please go to the
school to collect the acceptance notification.
4.Upon acceptance and agreement to attend, the student must then
undergo a physical check-up and medical examination (including Blood
RT, ALT, and liver function) at a hospital designated by the School.
If a student fails to undergo a checkup or fails the medical examination,
their candidacy may be terminated.
5.Parents may then consider tuition payment with our School’s Accounting
Office. Upon payment, the child is officially enrolled at Clifford
School for the following semester. The student will be issued an
official admissions card. An additional three “pick-up” cards will
be issued that would allow parents to pick up their child from School.
Parental approval is required if a child is to be dismissed from
school without parental supervision.
Payment term (one term payment)
Uniform: K1-3:1400.00/one, IP1-5: 2000.00/one, IP6-12:2300.00/one
Activity fee:250.00/term(Only for EK1-EK3)
School bus fees excluded.
See Fee Refund Details on backside
Clifford School reserves the right to modify the above conditions
without prior notice.
Tel: 8471 1441 – 0
For more information, please call Admission Office: (8620) 8471
Bank Account Information (for you to choose any ONE of
Account Name: 广州市番禺区祈福英语实验小学
Opening Bank: 农业银行广州市番禺祈福分理处
Account NO.: 44078201040000128
Account Name: 广州市番禺区祈福英语实验小学
Opening Bank: 中国银行广州市番禺祈福支行
Account NO.: 667857746214
*On the bank slip, fill the “Re.:” blank with your child's
name and class he/she is in.
For any question, please feel free to enquire our Accounting
TEL: 8620-34774260 34711926 34631014 34631554 34631548