Student Blog

  • Fun for Charity at the Zombie Run

    Fun for Charity at the Zombie Run

    Spencer, Year 12, Century Park Campus

    Charity is tightly wound into both our school motto and our history as a school community. Creative fundraising activities including water balloon tosses with teachers, “student helper” auctions, and homework coupon sales have become highlights of my YCIS school years so far. This year, two of our IB classmates, Floyd and Dongho, continued the charity spirit by pioneering a memorable but frighteningly original charity event called the “Zombie Run”.

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  • What I Love About Studying at an International School

    What I Love About Studying at an International School

    By Florencia, Year 10, Century Park Campus

    I’ve been taught in international schools most of my life, and the experiences you have as a result of being a student at an international school are one of the reasons I love them so much. You are constantly meeting and getting to know new people from all over the globe, and, at the same time, you are learning about their cultures and how similar or different they are from yours. This has always helped me have a better idea of the world I live in, beyond my own city or country.

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  • Experiencing the Transition from Years 9 to 10

    Experiencing the Transition from Years 9 to 10

    Contributed by Hoyun, Year 10, Gubei Campus

    As a Year 10 student this year I entered the IGCSE programme, and I have been excited about a number of developments at school.

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  • I’m Proud of the Music Programme at YCIS

    I’m Proud of the Music Programme at YCIS

    Oi In, Year 8, Century Park Campus

    Personally, I love the musical education YCIS offers because it’s such an important thing in the school’s curriculum. It teaches us to embrace different cultures by learning different styles, forms, and types of music, from traditional African music to rock & roll. What’s better, is that it introduces you to different instruments you’ve maybe never played before, and it may even get you interested in learning some new instruments!

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  • Building Strong Bonds on “Founder’s Day”

    Building Strong Bonds on “Founder’s Day”

    Naomi, Year 13, Century Park Campus

    82 years. That’s how long this wonderful school of ours has been providing high-quality education to dedicated and motivated students. Established by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Dr. Betty Chan’s mother, in 1932 in Hong Kong, the Yew Chung now has multiple campuses in mainland China, Hong Kong, and even Silicon Valley, US. As a student of YCIS Shanghai for nearly 13 years, this story isn’t new to me, but it definitely does not become any less intriguing.

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