YCIS Shanghai Gubei Campus Hosts Puxi’s Largest University Fair
This month, the University Guidance Office at YCIS Shanghai’s Gubei Campus held its third annual ‘University Fest’, and it was the largest yet, with 177 universities present and more than 600 attendees. The event was open to all students and parents in Shanghai interested in finding out more about university options and college life. On the day, students of all ages turned up, from Primary through Upper Secondary, along with their parents, to have the opportunity to learn more about the schools in attendance, and to be able to ask in-depth questions about the programmes available.
YCIS Shanghai Hosts Conference on the Future of Teaching and Learning
This month, more than 600 educators at YCIS Shanghai participated in a two-day conference themed ‘Reinvention: The Future Beckons’. The educators used video conferencing links to connect with 1,200 other colleagues from the global network of Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) and sister schools, Yew Wah International Education Schools (YWIES), who gathered concurrently in five other cities around China to focus on the future of education. The conferences also marked the 85th anniversary of the schools’ founding.
Using Virtual Reality (VR) to Enhance Learning in English & Global Perspectives
It seems like the classroom of the future — students wearing virtual reality headsets, exploring the vast reaches of our solar system. But at YCIS Shanghai’s Gubei Campus, it is already the reality. Led by Mr Abe Lahmidi, teacher of ESL & Global Perspectives at the campus, the technology is being used for educational experiences instead of gaming — science, culture, history, and more. Since beginning the programme, Mr Lahmidi has overseen the use of VR in the following ways:
Summer Comes Early at Century Park Campus' 2018 Summer Programmes Fair
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, YCIS Century Park held its second annual Summer Programmes Fair. This event, organized by the campus’ University Guidance Counselor, Mr Timothy Gartz, provided Year 9-12 students with the opportunity to learn about 26 summer programme options in academic preparation, career development, service, culture, and high adventure. With both local and international choices, these programmes offer a wealth of opportunity for our students: everything from improving academics here in Shanghai to exploring the cultures of Japan, or discovering the best of Australia or Hawaii, students can make choices that suit themselves best. For example, if someone is more interested in career exploration and skill development, they could choose to attend the programme offered by the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas Business School (BBAY), or the Carl Benz School of Engineering, which offers programmes in Europe and Suzhou, and whose representatives came all the way from Germany to meet the Century Park Campus students.
YCIS Shanghai Year 13 Student On Receiving an Offer from Cambridge
Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) is proud to announce that Ruby, a Year 13 student from our Gubei Campus, has received a conditional offer to study Psychological and Behavioral Sciences from the prestigious Girton College at the University of Cambridge.
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.