September 22, 2016
Matthew, Year 11, Century Park Campus
There are many aspects of Chinese culture that I enjoy. One of my favourite parts are the Chinese holidays. I always celebrate Chinese New Year with my family when we go to visit our relatives in Singapore or Malaysia. We spend time together, and usually the younger kids play with toys while my older relatives play cards or talk. I like to do both, and I spend time with both my younger and older cousins. There are always delicious goodies like pineapple tarts and bak kwa (dried pork). We have a large family meal where all of the kids sit together. During this period, younger kids give oranges to their elders, and in return are given a red packet with money inside. At night in Malaysia, we enjoy the fireworks outside.
October 13, 2016
Leo, Year 11, Century Park Campus
When I arrived at YCIS two years ago, I expected to have months of hard work ahead of me, learning the new school's system and making friends. To my surprise, I found the latter easy. My form class at the Century Park Campus was pretty small, as was the year level, making name memorizing that much easier. And, on top of that, I found the community welcoming and accepting. I found that not only did I know everyone in my year level, I also made friends with those in the years above and below me.
September 17, 2016
Alex, Year 12, Gubei Campus
I must say that the comments of the senior IB students had me thinking during over my summer holiday. The major Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) projects, and the 4000 word Extended Essay made IB sound like a rather daunting journey; however, after actually becoming an IB student, I’m finding that it’s actually a lot of fun.
September 15, 2016
David, Year 11, Century Park Campus
As they say, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, so Extra-Curricular Activities like sports are an essential part of a school programme, helping in the all-round development of the students.
September 8, 2016
Hannah, Year 11, Century Park Campus
To me, a new school year always brings an air of excitement as we welcome new students, parents, and teachers to YCIS. We also welcome the Year 7s to the Secondary school, and they begin to adapt to life at Century Park Campus. This year, YCIS welcomed the new school year with a number of changes, including classes starting at 8:10 a.m. and assemblies being held in the new school theatre.