Dedication Ceremony and LEED Gold Award for YCIS Shanghai
This week, the YCIS Shanghai community came together to celebrate an exciting new addition to the school. CEO & School Supervisor, Dr Betty Chan Po-king and Chairman, Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah were delighted to attend the building dedication ceremony and officially open the new YCIS Shanghai, Puxi A-Building at the Primary (Hongqiao) Campus. The A-Building is situated near the original site of the very first YCIS Shanghai campus, which first opened 26 years ago as the city’s first international school recognised by the Chinese government.
YCIS Teachers Meet President Xi and School Leaders Visit CIIE
There is a palpable buzz of excitement in Shanghai this week, as the second annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) is taking place in the city from November 5-10, 2019 with esteemed attendees of the highest order, including China’s President Xi Jinping and foreign dignitaries, such as French President François Macron.
How ECE Children Develop Friendships
According to researchers from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University, who have studied how young children develop in an environment of relationships, beyond just spending time with other children, it is crucial for young children to develop friendships. The research shows that “children learn and play more competently in the rapport created with friends rather than when they are dealing with the social challenges of interreacting with casual acquaintances.” Of course, children have different personalities, with some being more outgoing and others being quieter, so this is a key area where skilled early education teachers can focus and help support children’s growth. Ms Veronica Martin, Early Child Education (ECE) Coordinator at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Pudong (YCIS), shares that teachers and parents are instrumental in guiding children to create these connections.
YCIS Puxi Swimming Programme: Recent Events and More
Swimming is a fantastic way to exercise and its benefits are numerous. It provides a whole-body workout, tests cardio and strength capabilities, and helps improve coordination and flexibility, as well as increasing the strength of the lungs and the heart. As well as being a great way of burning calories, scientific studies suggest swimming can help to improve sleep, heighten positive moods, and relieve stress. Furthermore, it is a low-impact activity, meaning there are fewer chances for injuries, making it a perfect exercise for rehabilitation.
Sketches in the Chinese Water Village: Students Visit Zhujiajiao
It is incredibly valuable for students to extend their learning and to apply their skills in a variety of contexts beyond the classroom. Such application cements the knowledge students gain in class, adds more dimensions to their learning experiences, and helps create enthusiastic and passionate learners. Recently, Year 8 students from YCIS Puxi Secondary did just that as they visited the traditional Chinese water village of Zhujiajiao. The trip was organised by the school’s Art department but also incorporated the students’ further learning in other subjects.
YCIS Puxi Community Celebrates at the ‘Autumn Family Fun Day'
Autumn is now well and truly here, bringing perfectly temperate weather to Shanghai, as was the case last weekend when the sun shone down on the YCIS Puxi Secondary (Gubei) Campus for the school’s fantastic annual Autumn Family Fun Day event. The blue skies complemented the bright YCIS tents that stretched across the lush green surroundings of the school field, setting the scene for the festival.
How ECE Children Explore Their Creative Sides Through Play
It is not only through formal music or art classes that children are exposed to creative pursuits. In fact, children innately begin to explore their creative sides from a very young age. For students at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), from their first interactions with the school’s curriculum in kindergarten to their time spent in Upper Secondary studying in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), they are always offered an abundance of creative opportunities. YCIS Shanghai, Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers Ms Anna King, Ms Nora Jiang, and Ms Marcella Dawson sat down to explain how even the youngest learners find creativity all around them.
YCIS Shanghai Launches T-Shirt Design Competition for Alumni and IB Students
For all students who have ever had the opportunity to study for at least one year at a Yew Chung International School (YCIS), after they depart, they are considered YCIS alumni. For these YCIS Alumni, who are regarded as “Alumni for Life,” the school offers a growing number of benefits, ranging from networking opportunities, to social gatherings, and more. This year, in celebration of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s (YCIS Shanghai) active and involved Alumni group, the Development & Alumni Relations Office is launching a fun initiative: A YCIS Shanghai Alumni T-Shirt Design Competition!
From Shanghai to Oxford: YCIS Puxi Alumna Discusses Her Academic Journey
When she graduated from YCIS Shanghai, Puxi in 2017, Frances had spent an impressive total of 14 years at the school. Upon graduating, she was delighted to take the next step of her academic journey, pursuing a Law degree at the University of Oxford.