February 25, 2013
Year after year, an increasing number of executives are relocated to Shanghai with families in tow. Key to an employee’s success is a smooth transition for their family. Very often, this is accomplished by identifying the right school for their children.
February 21, 2013
You’re handed a photo collage of Primary students: one sitting on the Great Wall, one buried in the sand, and one sitting in the dentist chair, and you are prompted to identify the common element: it’s easy, you say, these kids are all holding books and are busy reading! That’s the idea behind the “Book Week” Extreme Reading Contest at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, and this is just one way the school is helping develop students’ interest in reading.
January 30, 2013
Studying ABCs and 123s means young children are getting an education, right? Not without quality play experiences, says leading educator Elizabeth Randall, “the learning that takes place during play offers deeper, broader educational development. In a classroom of three year-olds, a young boy sends his toy car whizzing up a ramp. A little girl shapes dough balls to make cookies. A small group dress up as firefighters, ballerinas and doctors, and a child puts a baby doll ’down for a nap.’ It’s playtime, but in this classroom, it’s also learning time.”
December 12, 2012
Dr Betty Chan Po-king, Director of Yew Chung International School, talks about the school’s direction in global education as Yew Chung celebrates its 80th anniversary, “Not only do we provide a truly international education, we combine the best of East and West to enable students to have the intercultural competency to work with anyone in different parts of the world.”
June 8, 2012
Expatriates new to Shanghai often remark on its internationalism: this city, many say, feels like New York or London. They marvel at the East-West blend, noticeable in the architecture, the cuisine and the people. It’s old news for seasoned expats, but new-to-Shanghai parents are sometimes surprised to see this global mix reflected in international school populations.