Fun for All at YCIS Shanghai Book Weeks
Parenting experts and academic studies alike confirm that helping children develop a passion for reading from a young age has significant positive effects and life-long benefits, including improved cognitive, social and emotional, concentration, communication, and linguistic skills, as well as stimulating creativity and imagination, and developing overall literacy. As part of the everyday experience for children at YCIS Shanghai, the school’s curriculum and teachers are catalysts for helping children see and experience reading as one of life’s great joys.
Eight Fun Ways to Engage ECE Children in Exercise
Exercise is undoubtedly beneficial for people of all ages, and while small children are still too young to participate in structured exercise or sporting activities, there are plenty of things parents can do with their children to get them active from a young age. Recently, YCIS Puxi Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers Ms Stacey Gregor and Ms Grace Zhou shared eight fun and fantastic activities for parents and their ECE children to get their bodies moving!
Data-Driven Student Assessment Experts Lead Teacher Workshops
Professional development is important for professionals in all fields, especially teachers and those in the education industry. With rapid technological changes taking place across the world, it is important for educators to keep abreast of the latest educational tools, and to be able to deliver quality teaching that utilises the best modern practices in order to prepare students for a fully digital world. But using technology in the classroom is not just something that can help students – it is also a vital tool for teachers.
Cambridge Learner Awards for YCIS Pudong Students
The China Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards ceremony takes place each year and serves to recognise the students in China who attained the highest marks in the country and around the world in examinations through Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE), which is part of the world-renowned and prestigious Cambridge University in England.
Dedication Ceremony and LEED Gold Award for YCIS Shanghai
This week, the YCIS Shanghai community came together to celebrate an exciting new addition to the school. CEO & School Supervisor, Dr Betty Chan Po-king and Chairman, Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah were delighted to attend the building dedication ceremony and officially open the new YCIS Shanghai, Puxi A-Building at the Primary (Hongqiao) Campus. The A-Building is situated near the original site of the very first YCIS Shanghai campus, which first opened 26 years ago as the city’s first international school recognised by the Chinese government.
YCIS Teachers Meet President Xi and School Leaders Visit CIIE
There is a palpable buzz of excitement in Shanghai this week, as the second annual China International Import Expo (CIIE) is taking place in the city from November 5-10, 2019 with esteemed attendees of the highest order, including China’s President Xi Jinping and foreign dignitaries, such as French President François Macron.
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.