April 12, 2011
As a community that not only aligns with love and charity but also represents various nationalities, YCIS Shanghai responded wholeheartedly to the earthquake that hit Japan in March. From ECE through Secondary level, activities were planned by teachers and students alike to fundraise for those who have lost their homes in the disaster.
March 25, 2011
Today, I had the opportunity to visit sick children in the Shanghai Yodak Hospital along with nine other members of the Student Council. Our visit had proven how much of a difference our fundraisers had made to these children’s lives and it had also made us appreciate what we have a lot more.
March 21, 2011
The sounds of dragon’s roar and delightful laughter floated out of classrooms as teachers and students tackled literacy from all angles during YCIS Shanghai’s Book Week. Timed to coincide Shanghai’s annual Literary Festival at M on the Bund, Book Week encouraged children to leave their game consoles behind and join their parents for a week of words and imagination.
March 17, 2011
This week saw the return of the Student-led Conferences. Students from Years 1 through 12 were very much excited and nervous about having an opportunity to “chat” with their parents about what they had learned so far at school. Families were found in every classroom, with conferences being conducted in all languages worthy of a UN convention.