Student Blog

  • Inspirational Women Leaders Prepare us for the Future

    Yi Ning (Bethany) & Ying Ying (Crystal), Year 12, Gubei Campus The YCIS Career Symposium, “A Conversation with Women Leaders” immediately interested us because it is an honour to hear from so many successful women leaders working in different fields. As Year 12 students, we are soon going to finish high school and step into another important phase of our life. We were very pleased to hear advice about how to quickly adapt in an unfamiliar environment, and more significantly, how to make yourself stand out. All four speakers at the symposium introduced their businesses and shared some of their experiences in the workplace.

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  • Acronyms and Life Lessons from the IB Programme

    Githu, Year 13, Century Park Campus At face value, nothing more than two simple letters, however, when put together, the letters can reflect what is known to be a challenging programme of study for Secondary students. Name one other high school programme that requires 150 hours of community service, an extended-essay, ‘Theory of Knowledge’ (a class that literally has a section of a chapter devoted to the existence of bananas), on top of six intensive courses, not to mention all the other Extra-Curricular Activities we’re involved in, and college applications.

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  • Friendly Fighting at IGCSE Drama Workshop

    Oliver, Year 11, Century Park Campus On October 10, IGCSE drama students from our Gubei Campus came to Century Park Campus to join our drama students for a ‘stage sword combat’ workshop. A professional in stage combat, Mr. London Summers, who had worked as a sword combat choreographer and actor for over nine years, came to YCIS for the day to teach the drama students the basics of stage combat skills.

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  • The Benefits of Sports at YCIS

    Mike, Year 12, Gubei Campus YCIS is an international school well known for its education, sports, clubs and activities, and musical events. Although all aspects are well recognised, sports is an area where the school has made some particularly outstanding achievements.

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  • Why I love the YCIS Community

    Leo, Year 11, Century Park Campus  When I arrived at YCIS two years ago, I expected to have months of hard work ahead of me, learning the new school's system and making friends. To my surprise, I found the latter easy. My form class at the Century Park Campus was pretty small, as was the year level, making name memorizing that much easier. And, on top of that, I found the community welcoming and accepting. I found that not only did I know everyone in my year level, I also made friends with those in the years above and below me.

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  • Appreciating Chinese Culture

    Matthew, Year 11, Century Park Campus There are many aspects of Chinese culture that I enjoy. One of my favourite parts are the Chinese holidays. I always celebrate Chinese New Year with my family when we go to visit our relatives in Singapore or Malaysia. We spend time together, and usually the younger kids play with toys while my older relatives play cards or talk. I like to do both, and I spend time with both my younger and older cousins. There are always delicious goodies like pineapple tarts and bak kwa (dried pork). We have a large family meal where all of the kids sit together. During this period, younger kids give oranges to their elders, and in return are given a red packet with money inside. At night in Malaysia, we enjoy the fireworks outside.

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  • Why I am excited to be an IB student

    Alex, Year 12, Gubei Campus I must say that the comments of the senior IB students had me thinking during over my summer holiday. The major Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) projects, and the 4000 word Extended Essay made IB sound like a rather daunting journey; however, after actually becoming an IB student, I’m finding that it’s actually a lot of fun.

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  • Why I Love Playing Sports at YCIS

    David, Year 11, Century Park Campus As they say, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, so Extra-Curricular Activities like sports are an essential part of a school programme, helping in the all-round development of the students.

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  • Why I’m Excited About the New School Year

    Hannah, Year 11, Century Park Campus To me, a new school year always brings an air of excitement as we welcome new students, parents, and teachers to YCIS. We also welcome the Year 7s to the Secondary school, and they begin to adapt to life at Century Park Campus. This year, YCIS welcomed the new school year with a number of changes, including classes starting at 8:10 a.m. and assemblies being held in the new school theatre.

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