What’s so great about consistency? Superficially, a fair question. However, if we try to recall any brand we associate with quality, it is usually one that has proven successful time and time again.
In one psychological experiment, a dollar bill was introduced with the head of the George Washington facing in the opposite direction. This ever-so-slightly unfamiliar note was consistently rated less valuable (in terms of what one could buy) despite being clearly labeled in exactly the same way, with the small exception. Participants of the study couldn’t explain their decisions, except to say that there is something bizarre about the bill that makes it somehow seem less valuable.
Some of you may say, I’m stretching things here a little, but please hear me out; I think it was all about ‘consistency’. Over a number of years, people have come to consistently associate the real dollar bill with a feeling of ‘worth’.
If we make another small leap of imagination, we can see how students who consistently attain good marks, regularly attend school and always aspire to do their best, develop a kind of psychological consistency, and ‘value’ in how they perceive themselves and their efforts. Not only that, I suspect this whole process kind of makes ‘normal’ that feeling of success; in other words: success breeds success. The more they aim to succeed, the more natural it feels, ergo the easier it becomes.
So, having motivated our children to succeed, this January…
...let’s keep them consistently succeeding! Let’s normalise success!
On the 17th of February over 140 participants gathered to showcase their chess skills and battle it out on the board.
We invite you to an Open Day on 16th February at our Skolkovo Campus, where you will have a unique opportunity to experience a few hours in the life of a student in Cambridge International School.
On December 13th and 14th, we held a Winter concert, where students from Pre-Nursery to Year 6 performed their show.
Thank you for being part of our school community. Your support and dedication mean the world to us.
May your homes be filled with warmth, your hearts be filled with love, and your spirits be filled with the true essence of Christmas.
May your days be filled with good food, good friends and good cheer. However you are celebrating the festive season, wishing you a safe and happy New Year!
(CIS Chief academic officer)
We invite you to an Open Day on 25th October at our Skolkovo Campus
The CIS International School team invites you to an BBQ-style Open Day!
Due to numerous requests from parents, the registration for our Summer School 2023 has been extended until June 15th!
We invite you to take part in the main event of the 2023!
Don't miss out on the chance to push yourself to new limits and make unforgettable memories with your family and friends.