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  • YCIS Basketball Game Recap

    YCIS Basketball Game Recap

    Jordan, Year 9, Gubei Campus

    I recently went to a YCIS Boys Basketball Division 1 match against another international school in Shanghai, and it was a really fun game to watch. The match was filled with exciting plays, but the best play I saw was when one of the YCIS players made a “fake” with four seconds left on the clock and he moved to the side. With two seconds left on the clock, he swished a three-pointer.

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  • Appreciating Life in China during Our EOTC Trip

    Appreciating Life in China during Our EOTC Trip

    Shebri, Year 11, Century Park Campus

    EOTC week, or Education Outside of the Classroom Week, is the week spent by students in Years 7-11 away on a trip to further our learning outside the classroom, with the programme completely integrated into the school’s curriculum. Students in Years 7-11 go to various locations in China, and for many of us embarking on these various opportunities, EOTC is definitely one of the most looked forward to events of the school year.

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  • What I learnt from Volunteering on Campus

    What I learnt from Volunteering on Campus

    Ellen, Year 13, Gubei Campus

    This year was my first year of organising student volunteers for YCIS’s annual Christmas Bazaar. I have gone to the bazaars in the past and it always astounded me how each stall was so individual, everyone was smiling and happy, and everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing. Even when I volunteered for the Environment Club stall last year, I didn’t fully immerse myself in the behind-the-scenes operations. I didn’t yet completely comprehend and appreciate the enormous effort it takes to run an event like this successfully. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to help make it easier for the parent volunteers who willingly take the time and energy to create something that really brings the whole school community together and opens us up to celebrate the spirit of the holidays.

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  • End of the Year is an Exciting Time for IB Students

    End of the Year is an Exciting Time for IB Students

    Rachel, Year 13, Century Park Campus

    The end of the year marks the influx of Christmas-themed goodies all around Shanghai: toffee nut lattes, gingerbread cookies, candy canes, and the likes. The end of the year is also significant for the Year 13 students at YCIS, and as a student enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme here, I can corroborate that. December, for many of us, is greeted with the anticipation of the break just around the corner, but more so, the deadline for college applications, Extended Essays (EEs), Internal Assessments (IAs), and our Theory of Knowledge (TOK) essays.

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  • New Beginnings at YCIS

    New Beginnings at YCIS

    Betty, Year 12, Gubei Campus

    Over my years of attending YCIS I’ve changed for the better, not only as a person, but also academically. In the past, procrastination was a fault of mine, but I no longer procrastinate anymore. This is due to the fact that I’ve recently stepped into my last two years of high school and it’s been a reality check for me.

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