Scientists-in-Residence Share Their Love of Science at Regency Park Campus
Last week, students at YCIS Shanghai’s Regency Park Campus were excited to have a visit from Hong Kong-based scientists, Dr Choi Siu Wai and Mr Cyrus Ho. Dr Choi and Mr Ho work with the Yew Chung Foundation as Scientists-in-Residence, and are sharing their love of Science with schools throughout the YCIS network as part of the 85th Anniversary of Yew Chung this year. Dr Choi and Mr Ho came to work with some of the older Primary children, in Years 5 and 6, and some of the school’s youngest children, in K4.
New YCIS Ronghua Campus Receives Prestigious Award
It was a first for schools in Shanghai on January 17, as Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s (YCIS) new Ronghua Campus was awarded the prestigious ‘Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design’ (LEED) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). During a ceremony at the new campus, the school received the award from Mr Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC, making YCIS the very first school in Shanghai to ever earn a LEED certification.
YCIS Music Students Light Up the Bund
On Tuesday, November 28, students in the YCIS Shanghai Gubei Campus Upper Secondary String Ensemble and Select Choir put on a spectacular performance at the Bund Financial Center Christmas Tree Lighting. The group were the only international school students selected to appear at this prestigious inaugural tree lighting at the brand new development situated on the Bund, the celebrated waterfront on the Puxi side of Shanghai.
11th Annual Shanghai Mamas Family Day at YCIS a Huge Success
On Sunday, November 19, YCIS Shanghai once again hosted the Shanghai Mamas for their 11th Family Day event – one of the largest and most popular family days in Shanghai. The free event took place on a sunshine filled-day at the school’s Hongqiao Campus and was attended by over 1500 parents and children. On offer for families were creative and exciting games and activities for both children and parents, live music and performances throughout the day, a wide variety of food from community vendors, an incredible selection of raffle prizes, and a chance to bid on a Princess Cruise package to Japan, valued at 16,000 RMB.
Student Focus: Anna in Y13, YCIS Century Park Campus
Anna is in her very last year at YCIS. She began her YCIS journey in Beijing as a Year 1 student and moved to Shanghai for Year 2. She finished her primary years at the Regency Park Campus and moved to the Century Park Campus where she will say farewell to YCIS in May of 2018. Anna’s years at YCIS have been fruitful.
New York University Shanghai Collaboration with YCIS
Effective communication is always essential for success as teachers. On November 3, YCIS Shanghai’s Century Park Campus welcomed 13 Chinese teachers from New York University Shanghai, who attended six Chinese lessons to learn how the teachers at YCIS use technology and new pedagogies in Chinese classes. Later, the teachers exchanged ideas on the common questions that occur in daily teaching.
Century Park Campus Hosts Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony
On Thursday, October 26, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai’s(YCIS) Century Park Campus hosted the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards Ceremony. Ms Janet Morris, Director of the International Network of Cambridge Assessment International, spoke on behalf of the organisation to recognise the exceptional young men and women receiving awards for their fantastic results on the Cambridge IGCSE examinations.
The 2017 POP Picnic and Bazaar - Another Fun Day at YCIS Shanghai
The YCIS Parents Organisation Pudong (POP) recently arranged another massively successful event for the school community with their 2017 ‘POP Picnic and Bazaar’, held at the Regency Park Campus. The fun-filled day offered a number of activities for children, including sports games, a petting zoo, face painting, and much more, and children and their parents also enjoyed the spectacular stage entertainment throughout the day, including a drum performance to start off the event by the incredible Japanese taiko drumming group, Wakio. The always-popular “Dunk Tank” was back for more fun this year, with faculty and staff members getting soaked more than once!
Class of 2007 Celebrate 10 Year Mini-Reunion at YCIS Shanghai
The YCIS Gubei Campus community was thrilled to welcome back members of the Class of 2007 for their ten-year reunion recently. With any international school alumni group, organising reunions can be challenging due to the wide dispersal of students after graduation, but graduates from the Class of 2007 coordinated with one another to make the trip back to Shanghai to catch up with their classmates and teachers.