How ECE Children Develop Friendships
According to researchers from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child at Harvard University, who have studied how young children develop in an environment of relationships, beyond just spending time with other children, it is crucial for young children to develop friendships. The research shows that “children learn and play more competently in the rapport created with friends rather than when they are dealing with the social challenges of interreacting with casual acquaintances.” Of course, children have different personalities, with some being more outgoing and others being quieter, so this is a key area where skilled early education teachers can focus and help support children’s growth. Ms Veronica Martin, Early Child Education (ECE) Coordinator at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai, Pudong (YCIS), shares that teachers and parents are instrumental in guiding children to create these connections.
YCIS Puxi Swimming Programme: Recent Events and More
Swimming is a fantastic way to exercise and its benefits are numerous. It provides a whole-body workout, tests cardio and strength capabilities, and helps improve coordination and flexibility, as well as increasing the strength of the lungs and the heart. As well as being a great way of burning calories, scientific studies suggest swimming can help to improve sleep, heighten positive moods, and relieve stress. Furthermore, it is a low-impact activity, meaning there are fewer chances for injuries, making it a perfect exercise for rehabilitation.
Sketches in the Chinese Water Village: Students Visit Zhujiajiao
It is incredibly valuable for students to extend their learning and to apply their skills in a variety of contexts beyond the classroom. Such application cements the knowledge students gain in class, adds more dimensions to their learning experiences, and helps create enthusiastic and passionate learners. Recently, Year 8 students from YCIS Puxi Secondary did just that as they visited the traditional Chinese water village of Zhujiajiao. The trip was organised by the school’s Art department but also incorporated the students’ further learning in other subjects.
YCIS Puxi Community Celebrates at the ‘Autumn Family Fun Day'
Autumn is now well and truly here, bringing perfectly temperate weather to Shanghai, as was the case last weekend when the sun shone down on the YCIS Puxi Secondary (Gubei) Campus for the school’s fantastic annual Autumn Family Fun Day event. The blue skies complemented the bright YCIS tents that stretched across the lush green surroundings of the school field, setting the scene for the festival.
How ECE Children Explore Their Creative Sides Through Play
It is not only through formal music or art classes that children are exposed to creative pursuits. In fact, children innately begin to explore their creative sides from a very young age. For students at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), from their first interactions with the school’s curriculum in kindergarten to their time spent in Upper Secondary studying in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), they are always offered an abundance of creative opportunities. YCIS Shanghai, Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers Ms Anna King, Ms Nora Jiang, and Ms Marcella Dawson sat down to explain how even the youngest learners find creativity all around them.
YCIS Shanghai Launches T-Shirt Design Competition for Alumni and IB Students
For all students who have ever had the opportunity to study for at least one year at a Yew Chung International School (YCIS), after they depart, they are considered YCIS alumni. For these YCIS Alumni, who are regarded as “Alumni for Life,” the school offers a growing number of benefits, ranging from networking opportunities, to social gatherings, and more. This year, in celebration of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s (YCIS Shanghai) active and involved Alumni group, the Development & Alumni Relations Office is launching a fun initiative: A YCIS Shanghai Alumni T-Shirt Design Competition!
From Shanghai to Oxford: YCIS Puxi Alumna Discusses Her Academic Journey
When she graduated from YCIS Shanghai, Puxi in 2017, Frances had spent an impressive total of 14 years at the school. Upon graduating, she was delighted to take the next step of her academic journey, pursuing a Law degree at the University of Oxford.
YCIS Pudong Students’ Tech Start-Up Builds Bamboo Bikes and Website
Last week, YCIS Pudong IB Students from Design and Technology, Computer Science, Sports and Health Science, Environmental Systems and Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics were faced with a two-day practical challenge: to use their knowledge and skills from their respective areas of study to create a website for the ‘Make More Together Workshop,’ a Shanghai-based bamboo bicycle business.
YCIS Shanghai's Fantastic 2019 Founder’s Day Celebration
Every year, all of the schools across the entire Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) and Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES) network celebrate Founder's Day, commemorating and honouring the schools' Founder, Madam Tsang Chor-hang. For YCIS Shanghai, 2019 was no exception, as the school hosted a series of exciting events across its five campuses today.