14 Oct, 2018
10 : 00
Open and effective communication with parents is something always strived for at YCIS. It is therefore imperative that there are plenty of chances for parents to meet in person with each other, and also with members of the YCIS faculty.
The Parent Coffee Mornings held every two weeks at the YCIS Pudong Century Park and Regency Park campuses provide parents with opportunities to meet with and listen to updates from YCIS Pudong Co-Principals, members of the Senior Leadership Team, Parent Organisation representatives, and Parent Relations staff. As well as getting to know the school faculty members, parents are also encouraged to ask questions about various aspects of school life.
These open forums are arranged in casual settings with coffee, tea, light snacks, and treats available. The aim is to encourage everyone to participate in the discussions, and to help parents see first-hand that the school is always listening, and that it takes their thoughts and ideas very seriously. Finding ways to constantly improve the students’ experience is always a focus for the school.
Since the beginning of the year, the Parent Coffee Mornings have revolved around themes including exam excellence and communication. The first event saw presentations from the University Guidance Counsellor, Mr Tim Gartz, as well as Mr Matt Grady, the Coordinator for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB), and Mr Ian Lee, the Coordinator for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Programme.
The theme for each Coffee Morning is different so that parents have the opportunity to learn more about a wide range of subjects at the school. With well-attended sessions so far, the Coffee Mornings have been a great addition to the community at YCIS Pudong. For upcoming Coffee Morning dates, parents can check the Parent Organisation Pudong (POP) blog, or find the dates on the school newsletter. For more information about how YCIS warmly welcomes parents to become involved in the school, please click here.