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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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  • Inspirational Women Leaders Prepare us for the Future

    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

    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

    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

    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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