Character Education

YCIS Character Education programme provides meaningful and memorable lessons focusing on the development of moral character based on Christian values.

Through the programme, students gain the practical knowledge and skills to help them face the ethical, moral, spiritual, social, and cultural issues of adulthood by reflecting on their experiences in real world situations. It helps them understand and responsibly manage a wider range of relationships as they mature, and teaches them the respect for diversity that is needed in today's "global village.” Beyond lesson time, students also find aspects of character education in assemblies, group activities, and across many charity events, which aims at helping them accomplish inner transformation.

Teacher Mr Sibarani about Character Education at YCIS:


YCIS Shanghai students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of charity and social services programmes as they learn to become a committed global citizen with a giving heart.

A charity project called “Seeds of Hope” is in operation at YCIS. The project is a system-wide commitment to help build schools in places of need, one school annually in every mainland China province or city where there is a YCIS campus. All students and staff of our YCIS campuses will focus on this singular charitable drive, and fundraising goals will be set. By the Seeds of Hope project, YCIS campuses are able to bring love and charity, in the form of educational opportunity and support, to many of the poor and disadvantaged children of mainland China.

YCIS Shanghai has established close ties with local charities in Shanghai. These charities support less privileged rural children or those that live with disasters or sicknesses. The school community, including staff and parents, join hands in raising funds and taking part in event co-ordination. The school also makes frequent visits to migrant schools, hospitals, concerned communities and other locales that require charity work.

As part of the IB curriculum, all students in the Secondary Section participate in the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme which is designed to raise students' awareness to the needs of their local and global communities.

Primary Teachers Miss Bexell and Miss Mei about Character Education at YCIS:

To view some of the charitable efforts of YCIS Shanghai, please check out the following School News:

Green Campus

YCIS Shanghai strives to become an environmentally friendly school by taking steps to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Ecology Action Teams are formed among students to take initiatives to make the campuses and the world a greener place.

Eco-awareness is an important part of the curriculum and the school itself. Students are taught to practise “being green” through community and worldwide programmes such as Earth Hour, Roots and Shoots and World Green Day. We all share the world, and YCIS Shanghai teachers and students are doing their part in keeping the world beautiful.

To learn more about the YCIS Character Education programme and how it benefits children, please click here.


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