Doors Opening for Class of 2021 Students at Top Universities
Exciting news arrived for our Year 13 students just before the first semester of the 2020–21 academic year draws to a close! Our Class of 2021 students has received multiple early acceptance offers from several top UK, US, and Canadian universities. Additionally, six of our students received invitations to interview at other UK universities, which included one each at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Veterinary College, as well as four at the world-famous University of Cambridge!
Dinosaur's Footprint Spotted at YCIS!
Imagination is a fundamental component of childhood and crucial for a child’s development. It helps children acquire many lifelong skills, equipping them with the psychological and emotional capacities they will need as adults. At YCIS Shanghai, creativity is encouraged at every year level, to give our students the opportunities to grow, learn, and imagine.
YCIS Connected: Strengthening Bonds through Community Events
Maintaining open communication and relationships with parents and supporting their involvement and interest in being part of the school community, is highly valued at our school. Each year, YCIS Shanghai follows a theme, and for 2020–21 it is ‘YCIS Connected’ which, among many other initiatives, includes a series of information sessions, workshops, and webinars for parents of ECE, Primary, and Secondary students alike.
1200+ YCYW Educators Meet for E-learning Development
To highlight and promote good practices in teaching, Yew Chung and Yew Wah held an "E-Learning Professional Development Days" event on November 27-28, 2020. Speaking at the opening, CEO and School Supervisor Dr Betty Chan Po-king, described the changes sweeping education the world over as “unprecedented". “It is up to us to adapt our educational practices to ensure that our students can learn successfully using 21st century tools at our disposal,” she said.
Seeing the world through different eyes
On Wednesday, December 2, YCIS Puxi celebrated the opening of its third annual schoolwide photo exhibition. This year’s theme, ‘Our Community: Inside and Out,’ was an artistic reflection on the trying times we are currently living in and a statement about our resilience as a community.
Diplomats in the Making: YCIS Students Shine at UN Simulation
YCIS Shanghai Secondary students have a fantastic opportunity to participate in the Model United Nations (MUN) Co-Curricular Activity. MUN is a simulation and academic competition where students from all over the world learn about diplomacy, international relations, and a vast array of global issues. Students research a given country, attend weekly meetings to develop their understanding of regional and global politics and then attempt to tackle complex problems to create a better future for our world.
"Drop Everything and Read!" Students Engage in Literary Learning
The proven benefits of reading are numerous and long-lasting, so YCIS Shanghai organises ‘Book Week’ events annually to encourage a love of books and reading among students. During the recent 2020 Book Weeks, Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Primary students, on both sides of the river, enjoyed a variety of exciting literary-related events, presentations, and activities.
A Career in Research with YCIS Shanghai Alumnus Andrew Chang
In times of uncertainty we often look to those before us who have been in our shoes and have walked similar paths. For students who are interested in STEM subjects and are about to apply to university, this may be a familiar feeling since career prospects are not so defined at this stage. Andrew Chang from YCIS Shanghai Pudong’s inaugural class (he joined the school in 1999) shares his journey from his time at Yew Chung to studying abroad in North America, working at Stanford University, and returning to Shanghai to lead the operations of a research lab.
Connecting with Parents and Building Stronger Community Links
YCIS Shanghai highly values its relationships with parents, supports their involvement and interest in being part of the school community, and maintains open communication with them. Hence, the school has recently organised off-campus information sessions for YCIS Shanghai, Puxi and Pudong parents.