June 15, 2013
Hearing that education has been running in Dr Betty Chan’s family for 80 years, Hong Kong's premier English-language newspaper, South China Morning Post (SCMP), interviewed Dr Chan, Director of Yew Chung Education Foundation, to know more about the story of her family running education with a mission.
May 29, 2013
For many parents, the primary hesitation in accepting an international work assignment is having to move their children across the globe: how will they adjust to the new culture when they arrive – and how will they readjust when they leave? What kinds of schools are available, and how will their children do with the transition? Bearing equal weight in the equation are the enormous opportunities that their children will be able to take advantage of while living abroad, and parents must consider how these can be maximised so that their children thrive.
May 9, 2013
With a number of international schools in the city, Shanghai expatriates are spoilt for choice. But therein lies the dilemma: how do you select the right school? Tom Ulmet, Superintendent of Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) in China, recommends keeping an open mind and making the most of your child’s time abroad, “Examine the philosophy and objectives of the schools and truly evaluate what you want for your child’s future. Don’t look back towards home; take full advantage of the opportunities your child will have during your time here.”
May 3, 2013
Secondary students and their families may view the summer holiday months as an opportune time to make progress towards university applications. Yet, on the verge of this important next step, some families may feel unsure of where, or how, to begin. Mr Karel DeCock, a University Guidance Counsellor at YCIS Shanghai, offers some suggestions to plot the course.
May 1, 2013
In the fourth edition of the YCIS Beijing education series in collaboration with the British Chamber of Commerce, we discuss the bilingual classroom and the benefits of a fully immersed bilingual learning environment.