Honouring the Decades-Long Dedication of YCIS Staff
Just before the holiday break in December, the YCIS Shanghai School Leadership Team, faculty, and staff joined together in celebration of the festive season and the many special colleagues who comprise the YCIS Shanghai staff. A highlight of the event was marking the anniversaries of YCIS staff members who have been working at the school for extended periods. As in many years gone by, there were several anniversaries for those who have been with the school for 10 years, and even a few staff who have been with YCIS Shanghai for over two decades.
YCIS Students Receive 50+ Awards in Chinese Writing Competition
YCIS is renowned for its well-established and robust Chinese Language curriculum and its commitment to enabling students to express themselves in both English and Chinese at a native level. It is always exciting for students at the school to have the opportunity to demonstrate their high levels of linguistic abilities in both examinations and competitions.
Christmas Festivities Abound at YCIS Puxi ‘Music & Art Mosaic’
The Christmas holidays are upon us and as students, their families, and teachers prepare to travel home or on vacation to awe-inspiring locations all over the world, it is the perfect time to look back at the final community event at YCIS Shanghai in 2019. Last weekend, it was the turn of YCIS Puxi school community to ring in the festive season. Just like the celebrations at YCIS Pudong a few weeks ago, the YCIS Puxi festivities were a wonderful way for the whole school community to come together and celebrate this special time of year.
The Benefits of Messy Play
Children love to explore the world around them, and sometimes this can mean getting their hands dirty – literally. Although the cleanup could seem daunting, there are actually many positives to this kind of exploration. But how does getting dirty or messy, when playing, benefit children? YCIS Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers Ms Julie Major and Ms Catherine Ren, and YCIS Pudong Early Childhood Education Coordinators Ms Veronica Martin and Ms Michelle Wang discussed how these explorations have a beneficial impact on children’s development, as well as the differences between ‘Messy Play’ and simply creating a mess.
Exciting Early Acceptances from Top UK Universities
The final months of the year are an exciting time for many people – and particularly so for Year 13 students as they begin to receive early acceptances from universities. Typically, the earliest acceptances come from UK universities, followed by those from US institutions soon after. At YCIS Shanghai, our Year 13 cohort has already received a plethora of offers from a number of top UK universities, and across a wide spectrum of majors.
YCIS Community Gets into the Christmas Spirit
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…at YCIS!
Architectural Award Announced for YCIS Puxi ECE (Ronghua) Campus
The YCIS community is celebrating the recent news that the YCIS Puxi Early Childhood Education (Ronghua) Campus has received yet another award from an external governing body.
Fun for All at YCIS Shanghai Book Weeks
Parenting experts and academic studies alike confirm that helping children develop a passion for reading from a young age has significant positive effects and life-long benefits, including improved cognitive, social and emotional, concentration, communication, and linguistic skills, as well as stimulating creativity and imagination, and developing overall literacy. As part of the everyday experience for children at YCIS Shanghai, the school’s curriculum and teachers are catalysts for helping children see and experience reading as one of life’s great joys.
Eight Fun Ways to Engage ECE Children in Exercise
Exercise is undoubtedly beneficial for people of all ages, and while small children are still too young to participate in structured exercise or sporting activities, there are plenty of things parents can do with their children to get them active from a young age. Recently, YCIS Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers Ms Stacey Gregor and Ms Grace Zhou shared eight fun and fantastic activities for parents and their ECE children to get their bodies moving!