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.
Supporting Families During COVID-19 at YCIS Shanghai
During this challenging time, YCIS Shanghai has offered support not just to students, but also to the many parents around the world that are spending time at home with their children. The Parent Relations teams of both YCIS Shanghai Puxi and Pudong campuses have been very active in making sure families can easily communicate with teachers and staff, have access to all important materials, as well as in helping them with any challenges they may face during the quarantine and e-Learning periods.
Online Resources for E-Learning at YCIS Shanghai
With the COVID-19 situation continuing to develop globally, many schools across China and the world remain temporarily closed. Classes have moved online, and e-learning has become the norm for students. Due to these school closures, libraries have also been focusing more and more on their online resource offering.
Mathematics Mastery: YCIS Students Shine in Competitions
At YCIS Shanghai, the robust Mathematics programme in both Primary and Secondary is bolstered by a plethora of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) and events, including Maths competitions, throughout the year. Despite the current situation, the temporary closure of our school campuses, and busy e-Learning schedules, YCIS students keep achieving tremendous results in international Mathematics competitions!
Exceptional E-Learning – Tales of Success from YCIS Teachers
The extraordinary circumstances in which we currently find ourselves have created many new challenges and opportunities for staff and students from YCIS Shanghai. While located all across the globe and in many different time zones, and while quickly becoming adept at using new technologies, the need for adaptability and ingenuity has never been greater. Of course, YCIS staff and students are known to be flexible (as well as determined, innovative, resilient, and more!), and this situation has brought out the best in our school community. Here, several YCIS Shanghai teachers describe their experiences over the past few weeks as they have been creatively connecting with their students.
How the YCIS Admissions Office Can Be of Help
While our campuses are currently closed, as per government mandate, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across China and globally, we would like to assure you that the Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) Admissions Team is on call, assisting prospective families in learning more about our school and the wide range of incredible educational opportunities provided at YCIS Shanghai for our students.
Safety Message for Our Community Regarding the Coronavirus
We would like to share this important safety message with you:
UK Summer Programme 2020
Yew Chung International School (Yew Chung) and our sister school have long placed strong emphasis on students’ holistic education. We not only train students in their academic skills, but also place high importance on their character development, so that they can achieve both academic and character excellence. Since 2006, an English learning and cultural centre is established in the United Kingdom for total English language immersion. The first learning centre is located in a traditional English village in Somerset – Sibley’s Barn. In order to further enrich our programme and provide more overseas learning opportunities for our students, a new campus was established in 2016, known as Knowle Hall. It is a newly redecorated Victorian-era country house, built on 15 acres of land in beautiful open parkland, situated close to our Sibley’s Barn Centre. Students engage in cultural exchange with local students through group activities and social services, and enhance their knowledge on school subjects such as Science and Mathematics, Nature and Environmental Protection, and Culture and Arts.