Safeguarding and Protecting Students First and Foremost
At YCIS Shanghai, the creation and maintenance of a safe, secure, and supportive learning environment and the welfare of all students is of paramount importance to the school community. The school fully recognises its responsibilities regarding child protection and is committed to providing education and support to students, parents, and teachers in all aspects of safeguarding. During the e-Learning period, YCIS Shanghai staff have continued to undertake child protection and safeguarding training and adhere to all established protocols, albeit in a digital setting. YCIS Shanghai Child Protection Officers Ms Lucia Hu and Ms Laura Muir (YCIS Pudong), along with Ms Jana van Zyl and Ms Lauren Rogers (YCIS Puxi), describe the measures in place at the school to maintain these high standards.
YCIS Shanghai Campuses Ready to Welcome Back Students
At YCIS Shanghai, the health, safety, and well-being of all students, staff, and community members are always at the forefront of everything the school does. Consistent and stringent health and safety protocols are maintained across all our school campuses to ensure everyone can learn, work, and develop in the best possible environment. In response to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the school has further ramped up these measures to ensure we are meeting all government requirements, ready for school reopening. After the announcement on Thursday, April 9 by the Shanghai Epidemic Prevention and Control Group that schools are due to reopen soon, we are pleased to share the efforts that are already in place on our five campuses across the city.
Exceptional eLearning – Tales of Success from YCIS Teachers
The extraordinary circumstances in which we currently find ourselves have created many new challenges and opportunities for staff and students from YCIS Shanghai. While located all across the globe and in many different time zones, and while quickly becoming adept at using new technologies, the need for adaptability and ingenuity has never been greater. Of course, YCIS staff and students are known to be flexible (as well as determined, innovative, resilient, and more!), and this situation has brought out the best in our school community. Here, several YCIS Shanghai teachers describe their experiences over the past few weeks as they have been creatively connecting with their students.
How the YCIS Admissions Office Can Be of Help
While our campuses are currently closed, as per government mandate, due to the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak across China and globally, we would like to assure you that the Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) Admissions Team is on call, assisting prospective families in learning more about our school and the wide range of incredible educational opportunities provided at YCIS Shanghai for our students.
Safety Message for Our Community Regarding the Coronavirus
We would like to share this important safety message with you:
UK Summer Programme 2020
Yew Chung International School (Yew Chung) and our sister school have long placed strong emphasis on students’ holistic education. We not only train students in their academic skills, but also place high importance on their character development, so that they can achieve both academic and character excellence. Since 2006, an English learning and cultural centre is established in the United Kingdom for total English language immersion. The first learning centre is located in a traditional English village in Somerset – Sibley’s Barn. In order to further enrich our programme and provide more overseas learning opportunities for our students, a new campus was established in 2016, known as Knowle Hall. It is a newly redecorated Victorian-era country house, built on 15 acres of land in beautiful open parkland, situated close to our Sibley’s Barn Centre. Students engage in cultural exchange with local students through group activities and social services, and enhance their knowledge on school subjects such as Science and Mathematics, Nature and Environmental Protection, and Culture and Arts.
Honouring the Decades-Long Dedication of YCIS Staff
Just before the holiday break in December, the YCIS Shanghai School Leadership Team, faculty, and staff joined together in celebration of the festive season and the many special colleagues who comprise the YCIS Shanghai staff. A highlight of the event was marking the anniversaries of YCIS staff members who have been working at the school for extended periods. As in many years gone by, there were several anniversaries for those who have been with the school for 10 years, and even a few staff who have been with YCIS Shanghai for over two decades.
YCIS Students Receive 50+ Awards in Chinese Writing Competition
YCIS is renowned for its well-established and robust Chinese Language curriculum and its commitment to enabling students to express themselves in both English and Chinese at a native level. It is always exciting for students at the school to have the opportunity to demonstrate their high levels of linguistic abilities in both examinations and competitions.
Christmas Festivities Abound at YCIS Puxi ‘Music & Art Mosaic’
The Christmas holidays are upon us and as students, their families, and teachers prepare to travel home or on vacation to awe-inspiring locations all over the world, it is the perfect time to look back at the final community event at YCIS Shanghai in 2019. Last weekend, it was the turn of YCIS Puxi school community to ring in the festive season. Just like the celebrations at YCIS Pudong a few weeks ago, the YCIS Puxi festivities were a wonderful way for the whole school community to come together and celebrate this special time of year.