Key Takeaways from the Second "YCTalks Series"e Stream
On Thursday, June 18, YCIS Shanghai hosted its second Live Stream discussion as part of the new YCTalks Series. During the talk, "Navigating University Applications Processes in 2020 and Beyond," speakers Mr John Liu and Ms Luciene Hang talked about the University Guidance programme and alumni network at YCIS Shanghai, as well as discussing the challenges and changes that have resulted from the current COVID-19 situation. Here are some of the highlights of the discussion:
Students Hit High Notes in YCEF Music Competition
YCIS Shanghai students achieved outstanding results in this year’s Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF) Young Musicians – Music Competition. Almost 400 applicants from across the YCEF network participated, with 96 making it to the final rounds.
YCIS Shanghai Students Recognised for Writing Excellence
One of the pillars of the English Language and Literature programme at YCIS Shanghai is writing. When given the opportunity, students are encouraged to write for a real-life audience, which helps them to visualise who they are writing for and gives their writing an authentic feel.
Sunny Campuses Full of Joy as Year 5–9 Students Return
This week, students from Years 5–9 were welcomed back to YCIS Shanghai’s sunny campuses, joining their older peers from Years 10–13 who had recently returned to school (Click here to review the article). Excitement was abundant as teachers and students reunited and reconnected in-person for the first time in several months.
Key Takeaways from the First YCTalks Series Live Stream
On Thursday, May 21, YCIS Shanghai hosted its first Live Stream discussion as part of the new YCTalks Series. The inaugural talk, "Discovering the Uniqueness of the YCIS Chinese Programme", hosted by Ms Ivana Fan, with guest speakers Ms Sissy Shen and Ms Kian Ji, highlighted the school’s excellent Chinese curriculum and what sets it apart from international schools in China and around the world. Here, are some of the highlights of the discussion:
In Time of Need, Music and Charity Are the Answer
Part of the YCIS school motto states that Yew Chung will "align with arts and charity". Students at YCIS Shanghai endeavour to embody the school’s mission in many ways throughout their time at the school. Recently, students at YCIS Shanghai Puxi and YCIS Shanghai Pudong have been coming up with creative and caring ways to make the most out of the current COVID-19 situation.
Safeguarding and Protecting Students First and Foremost
At YCIS Shanghai, the creation and maintenance of a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment and the welfare of all students is of paramount importance to the school community. The school fully recognises its responsibilities regarding child protection and is committed to providing education and support to students, parents, and teachers in all aspects of safeguarding. During the e-learning period, YCIS Shanghai staff have continued to undertake child protection and safeguarding training and adhere to all established protocols, albeit in a digital setting. YCIS Shanghai Child Protection Officers Ms Lucia Hu and Ms Laura Muir (YCIS Shanghai Pudong), along with Ms Jana van Zyl and Ms Lauren Rogers (YCIS Shanghai Puxi), describe the measures in place at the school to maintain these high standards.
We're Back! Upper Secondary Students Reunited on Campus
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in January, YCIS Shanghai students have been studying remotely from various locations around the world. Now that the situation in Shanghai is getting better, most of our students are back in the city and ready to get back to campus. After successful rounds of government inspections, the school has now started to resume classes on our Puxi and Pudong campuses, and students are beginning to return. This week, students from Years 10-13 and their teachers were the first to come back.
YCIS Shanghai Campuses Ready to Welcome Back Students
At YCIS Shanghai, the health, safety, and well-being of all students, staff, and community members are always at the forefront of everything the school does. Consistent and stringent health and safety protocols are maintained across all our school campuses to ensure everyone can learn, work, and develop in the best possible environment. In response to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the school has further ramped up these measures to ensure we are meeting all government requirements, ready for school reopening. After the announcement on Thursday, April 9 by the Shanghai Epidemic Prevention and Control Group that schools are due to reopen soon, we are pleased to share the efforts that are already in place on our five campuses across the city.