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  • Student Impressions: What It’s Like Performing for my Peers at YCIS

    Student Impressions: What It’s Like Performing for my Peers at YCIS

    On Friday, December 2nd, students, faculty, and parents gathered together at the Gubei Campus Hall for a night of music and merrymaking at the annual “YCIS Battle of the Bands” concert and competition. This event is unique in that it is entirely student lead and organized, while supported by faculty. Within the Battle of the Bands, students of all ages are encouraged to participate, even those who do not have current music electives. These talented students and future leaders took the stage, and in true YCIS fashion, they exhibited their skills in concert with the empowering acclaim of their peers and parents.

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  • Putting My Economics Lessons to Use Outside the Classroom

    Putting My Economics Lessons to Use Outside the Classroom

    Eli, Year 12, Gubei Campus

    A question commonly asked by students throughout the course of their education is, “When am I going to use this in my real life”? One class where this question is not this case is Economics. While other classes may focus on teaching you what you need to know now, Economics focuses on what you will need to know for the future.

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  • Experiencing a Different Side of China During Our YCIS EOTC Trip

    Experiencing a Different Side of China During Our YCIS EOTC Trip

    Max, Y11, Century Park Campus

    For the majority of my life I have lived in Shanghai, immersed in the bustling day-to-day activities of city life. Therefore, when my year level travelled to rural Xi Lian for our EOTC [Education Outside the Classroom] trip this year, I expected a huge contrast to Shanghai and what I was accustomed to, and I was certainly correct.

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  • Great Advantages of the YCIS ‘AIR’ Programme

    Great Advantages of the YCIS ‘AIR’ Programme

    Manuja, Year 11, Century Park Campus

    Firstly, I would like to explain what the AIR programme is all about. AIR stands for ‘Artist-in Residence’, and the AIR programme is unique to YCIS amongst the international schools in Shanghai. The AIR works directly together with the students on collaborative art projects, using different artistic materials, media, and different themes. The AIR also helps the students develop their artistic skills. Pieces created by the AIR are also showcased around the school for students to study and enjoy, inspiring them by the beauty in art.

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  • Founder’s Day – A Global YCIS Celebration

    Founder’s Day – A Global YCIS Celebration

    Year 7 and 8 students from YCIS Shanghai’s Gubei Campus discuss their favourite aspects of Founder’s Day.

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