2020-21 Year in Review: Many Memorable Moments!
Summer is already upon us, and what a whirlwind year it has been! Every day at YCIS Shanghai is full of pleasant, surprising, and incredible learning adventures. Let’s look back at some of the highlights from the 2020–21 school year.
YCIS Shanghai Wins Silver Award in Landscape Competition
At the end of last year, after a strict review process and stiff competition, YCIS Puxi Primary (Hongqiao) Campus' A-Building stood out from many outstanding projects, winning the 'Yuanye Cup' silver award under the ‘landscape’ category.
YCIS Shanghai Class of 2021 Celebrates Graduation in Style!
Graduation day stirs many emotions: anticipation, excitement, love, and pride, mixed with nervousness and the bittersweet knowledge that the students are marking the end of one chapter and the beginning of a new one. For many, this means moving from the life they know in China to far-flung destinations, such as Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This is a time of great change for our Year 13 students, but also one to unite and celebrate the hard work and good times that have brought them to this point in their academic journeys.
Maths Superstars Earn Global Recognition
Mathematics is not just about crunching numbers, multiplication tables, or algebra. Students can develop a plethora of life skills when learning Mathematics in an open, supportive, and inquiry-driven environment. Developing critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills are at the core of the YCIS Shanghai curricula across all school levels, especially in Mathematics classes.
YCYW TEDx Event: Together, Building a Better World
Next year marks the Yew Chung Yew Wah (YCYW) 90th anniversary. For the occasion, Yew Chung (YC) and Yew Wah (YW) schools in Shanghai and Tongxiang will come together on June 26, 2021 to host a TEDx event.
Students Showcase Chinese Cultural and Linguistic Flexibility
In classes, students build their language skills with a proven curriculum that is internally designed, based on research conducted by YCIS. Students also experience a variety of Chinese games, songs, and performances that allow them to practise while increasing their knowledge of Chinese culture and building their interest in the learning process and enabling them to use their language skills in many everyday contexts.
Celebrating our Collaboration with East China Normal University
On April 21, 2021, YCIS Shanghai, Pudong, and the East China Normal University of Shanghai (ECNU), hosted a special ceremony to formally celebrate and acknowledge an internship partnership between our school and the university. The programme provides an opportunity for ECNU to send training Chinese teachers to YCIS Pudong to work with our school’s experienced Chinese Co-Teachers. As well as providing a potential pathway for the training teachers, our students also benefit from having more adults in the classroom to support them with their learning. The high-quality partnership will add to the development of the future of international education in Shanghai.
YCIS at the Heart of Hongqiao Transformation
On the afternoon of April 15, Ms Wang Lan, Party Secretary of Changning District, led a delegation to Hongqiao Linkong Digital Economy Industrial Park, as well as YCIS Shanghai, Puxi. During the visit, Secretary Wang said that Changning should take advantage of the great strategic opportunity that comes with the construction of the Hongqiao International Hub for Opening Up. This involves solidifying and acting upon the concepts of the plan, taking full advantage of the location of the Greater Hongqiao area, improving economic capability, attracting more high-quality multinational corporations to base their headquarters in the area, building more influential and impactful international schools, and actively promoting Changning's high-quality development during the implementation period of the "14th Five-Year Plan".
Service Learning: Compassion, Charity, and Future-Thinking
The Service Learning programme aims to nurture YCIS Shanghai students as ‘Servant Leaders’, teaching them compassion and charitable service. Service Learning allows students to make a difference, become aware of global issues, and actively participate in ideas that can create change within their classroom, school, community, and beyond. Wherever possible, Service Learning is embedded in the curriculum, changing the mindset of the students through significant, authentic experiences from Early Childhood Education (ECE) to Primary and Secondary.