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.
Top Reasons Why Families Choose YCIS Shanghai
When YCIS Shanghai opened its doors in 1993, it was the city’s first independent international school to be officially recognised by, and registered with, the local government. The first Yew Chung School was established in 1932 by our founder, Madam Tsang Chor-hang, with the mission of making China stronger through education. Over subsequent decades, the breadth of education grew steadily to provide an equally enlightened education model for students from infancy to Secondary graduation.
The Gold Standard for International Education
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year course offered to our Year 12 and 13 students prior to graduation. The IB diploma course is renowned worldwide for its breadth, depth, and rigorous assessment. It equips students with all they need to gain entry into world-class universities and prepares them thoroughly for future challenges.
Exciting Developments: Continued Innovation at YCIS Shanghai
The big news for Secondary is the total renovation of the C-Building, which is nearing completion and will be the home base for Year 7 and 8 students in 2021-22. This building has been extensively redesigned to create a dedicated innovation centre that will enable cutting-edge learning and teaching practices. It will comprise several flexible learning spaces, a social hub, classrooms, students' common areas, a staff lobby, workstations, and meeting rooms.
Worldwide University Offers Show a Commitment to Global Education
It is the time of year when many students and their families are talking about one hot topic in particular: university acceptances. In this period, offers from universities around the world begin rolling in for Year 13 students. Most people know about the Ivy League institutions in the United States, however, there are many more groups of prestigious universities in countries and regions globally that students wish to attend. Here, we take a look at some examples of these and what makes them appealing to students.
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary with Care and Support
Transitioning from Primary to Secondary is a time of emotional, social, and physiological change for both children and their parents. Students must adapt to new surroundings, learn new ways of working, get to know their new teachers and peers, and get acquainted with their new learning environments. Maintaining the students’ wellbeing during the transition process is pivotal to a successful continuation of their learning.