Bookworms and Fine Print
The sounds of dragon’s roar and delightful laughter floated out of classrooms as teachers and students tackled literacy from all angles during YCIS Shanghai’s Book Week. Timed to coincide Shanghai’s annual Literary Festival at M on the Bund, Book Week encouraged children to leave their game consoles behind and join their parents for a week of words and imagination.
Student-led Conferences: Talk about Learning
This week saw the return of the Student-led Conferences. Students from Years 1 through 12 were very much excited and nervous about having an opportunity to “chat” with their parents about what they had learned so far at school. Families were found in every classroom, with conferences being conducted in all languages worthy of a UN convention.
Seeds of Hope Project Kicks Off
Aligning with love and charity within the motto of Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) means seeking out opportunities to transform lives. YCIS is thrilled to announce the commencement of the “Seeds of Hope” project, the first system-wide YCIS charitable endeavour.
All Hues of Red: Celebrating Year of the Rabbit
A buzz of excitement and curiosity was in the air as YCIS Shanghai community decked the halls with red lanterns, snowflakes, and Chinese knots to welcome the Lunar Year of the Rabbit.
Art is Food: Lessons on Organic Painting
Taking a pause from practising good table manners, YCIS Shanghai students in IB and IGCSE Art classes were encouraged to play with their food for once. Years 11 and 12 students worked on a combined Art & Chemistry project, making their own paint using egg yolks as a binder.
Painting for a New Future
YCIS Shanghai students barely paused over the Christmas holidays before kicking off 2011 with another charitable cause.
Hovering Above the Rest
YCIS Shanghai shattered records at the Hovercraft Design Competition put forth by Shanghai Livingston American School and held at Concordia International School.
A Heart of Jazz
YCIS Shanghai parents, grandparents, and staff raised their glasses in a spirit of charity at the third annual Charity Gala Dinner organised by Parents’ Organisation Pudong (POP) last November.
Matters of the Mind: A Discussion on Theory of Knowledge
YCIS Shanghai hosted international scientist and speaker Andy Fletcher along with select IB schools in Shanghai and Suzhou to lead a discussion on the definition of truth in science.