School News

YCIS Musicians from across the Globe Perform for Charity Gala Concert

March 24, 2014

YCIS Shanghai’s students, teachers, and staff were honoured this past weekend to host the annual YCIS Seeds of Hope Gala Concert for the first time in Shanghai, which played before a packed audience at the Daning Theatre. The concert is an annual tradition for the network of YCIS schools, which come together once a year to support the school’s charity, called Seeds of Hope, which was formed in 2008 in response to the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province. The funds raised by the concert, and other Seeds of Hope initiatives, are used to build or remodel a Seeds of Hope School every year in a region in which YCIS has a school.

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World Classroom Trip to Tanzania Broadens Students’ Perspectives

February 28, 2014

Every year, YCIS students in Years 7 through 10 are given the opportunity to expand their learning beyond the classroom through the school’s World Classroom Programme. This unique programme takes students to different parts of the world where they participate in experiential, project-based learning by volunteering in local schools, and by participating in community service projects, with the aim of enhancing their appreciation of other cultures and different points of view. Each trip is carefully designed to include a variety of cultural activities, opportunities to interact with local people and students, community service projects, and time for personal reflection.

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YCIS Kindergarten Students Create a Mural That Tells a Story of Love and Charity

February 28, 2014

YCIS Shanghai Hongqiao Campus Kindergarten students got a hands-on lesson in art and charity while working with the school’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR), Mr Mark Montgomery, to create a mural of the Shanghai skyline to be sold as part of the charity art auction at the upcoming Seeds of Hope Charity Gala Concert.

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Annual Chinese Speech Competition Showcases Secondary Students’ Skills

February 21, 2014

As part of YCIS’s internationally recognised curriculum, which develops students’ fluency in two major world languages, the Chinese Department at Gubei Campus holds an annual Chinese speech competition for students in Years 7 through 10, giving them the opportunity to showcase their language skills and public speaking abilities.

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