"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.
Welcoming New YCIS Shanghai Puxi Co-Principal, Mr Ryan Peet
Mr Ryan Peet has recently joined the school as the new Western Co-Principal for YCIS Shanghai, Puxi. After waiting to enter Shanghai due to travel restrictions, we are delighted that Mr Peet has now arrived on the YCIS Shanghai, Puxi campuses, officially joining our thriving community and meeting students, parents, and staff face to face.
90 seconds walk through – to honour a nearly 90 years old Yew Chung ECE
Founder’s Day, which is on October 9 this year, is a day we commemorate Madam Tsang Chor-hang, the founder of Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools. In 1932, with the mission of “honouring China”, Madam Tsang established a kindergarten in Hong Kong. Let’s learn about the development and philosophies of Yew Chung Early Childhood Education (ECE) through the following video.
Secure a Place Now for Our Additional K2 Class in Pudong
While YCIS Shanghai is already accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year, we are delighted to announce that, given the high demand for Kindergarten enrolment, an additional Kindergarten 2 (K2) class will be available from January 4, 2021, at our YCIS Shanghai, Pudong Regency Park Campus.
Learning Communities: Pioneers of the 21st Century
When Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (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. Fast-forward 27 years and dozens of international schools and even more bilingual and private Chinese schools have entered the city’s highly competitive market.
Celebrating 88 Years of Pioneering Education and Community Building
In 1932, Madam Tsang Chor-hang founded Yew Chung International School (YCIS) in Hong Kong. During the 80th anniversary of YCIS, eight years ago, the concept of Founder’s Day was born. Now, on the first Friday after the October holiday each year, the schools across the entire YCIS and Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) global network join together for Founder's Day to commemorate and honour Madam Tsang.
Students Explore Careers in Healthcare During Summer Holidays
YCIS Shanghai is committed to helping students explore options for their future studies, careers, and development, preparing them for their journey beyond life at the school. Our University Guidance Office (UGO) provides support for students and their families, as well as internship placements. In Year 11, as part of a University Guidance class, students investigate careers, prepare their resumes, and strengthen their interview skills. They then have the opportunity to apply for the YCIS Internship Programme. Students also have the chance to attend external programmes offered in various industries.