Principal's Message


Welcome to Clifford International School Website. 


My name is Kathleen McLennan, and this is my first year as principal at Clifford International School. I was a member of the administrative team here for two years and a teacher for four years before that. I have nearly 20 years of experience working with students of all ages in Canada, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and China. As an educator, I believe in the importance of building a strong partnership with students, teachers, and parents. Students from diverse backgrounds and experiences strengthen our school community and contribute to everyone’s success.


“Clifford International School is a progressive cross-cultural teaching and learning environment that empowers students to be critical thinkers, contributing citizens, and life-long learners.”


This is our school mission statement. As an educator and school leader it is my responsibility to provide a learning environment that makes this mission possible. 


Excellent teaching staff is the cornerstone of a successful school, and at CIS our certified teachers are skilled, experienced educators, with knowledge and expertise in their subjects. Our extra-curricular programming provides students with opportunities for leadership, learning, and personal growth, not to mention fun and relationship building.


Clifford School has been affiliated with the Canadian Province of Manitoba for 18 years. This affiliation has developed into a strong and trustworthy partnership. The Manitoba curriculum has helped prepare many students in the Clifford Estates community for post-secondary education and the workforce. To learn more about the K-12 International and Manitoba curriculum please visit the Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning section on our websiteWe also offer Advance Placement Courses, and we are an AP and SAT exam testing centre.


Our International program and our dual Sino-Manitoba programs prepare students for their futures in top post-secondary programs in Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Korea, and around the world. Our focus is on helping students find the programs and universities that suit their talents and ambitions and helping students plan their path through secondary school to meet these goals. We also ensure that all our students have the skills and aptitudes necessary to succeed in their post-secondary programs.


Clifford International School has state of the art facilities including a new field, indoor gymnasium, computer labs, science labs, drama and music rooms, a swimming pool, and a maker space, which is opening this year. It is located in Clifford Estates, which is a safe and beautiful community located in Panyu, on the southern edge of Guangzhou. I encourage families looking for an established, quality international education for their children to make an appointment to visit our campus. 



Kathleen McLennan


International and Manitoba Programs