YCIS Celebrates Diversity with Its Tenth Annual International Food and Culture Fair
As one of the most diverse international schools in China with more than 50 nationalities on its campuses, the YCIS Shanghai community is incredibly diverse. Each year, the school celebrates this multiculturalism and cultural heritage at the YCIS Shanghai International Food and Culture Fair (IFCF), which provides an opportunity for students, families, friends, and the greater Shanghai community to learn about different cultures and cuisines from around the world. This year was the ten-year anniversary of the fair, and it was held for the very first time at the school’s Gubei Campus in Puxi.
85th Anniversary Primary Art Show Highlights YCIS Shanghai Students’ Talents
From March 27-29, YCIS Shanghai’s Regency Park Campus courtyard was transformed into a spectacular, colour-filled gallery showcasing incredible student artwork during the Pudong campus’ 85th Anniversary Primary Art Show. The entire space, including all of the walls and doors featured the students' creations! The three-day show demonstrated the tremendous creativity and skill of the young students at YCIS. The show featured an abundance of projects, each of which incorporated a variety of art materials and techniques. The major projects all started with a single question and the children all worked together to use their talents to address the answer.
YCIS Students Raise Money for Charity with Their Fourth Annual MAD Run
On March 11th, YCIS Shanghai’s Regency Park and Century Park campuses held the school’s fourth annual “Make a Difference” MAD Run, a 5km fun-run inspired by the global Terry Fox Run and organised by Year 12 students at the Century Park Campus. The event raised more than 35,000 RMB, and the students have chosen to donate the money to the hospice, Hand in Hand. Hand in Hand is dedicated to treating terminally ill patients with a special focus on cancer patients.
Literature Comes to Life at YCIS Hongqiao Campus Book Week
The annual Primary Book Week took place last week at YCIS Shanghai’s Hongqiao Campus in Puxi, during which students enjoyed a wide range of fun, literacy-related events, presentations, and activities. The week was part of Book Month, which is held annually throughout March to encourage and promote a love of books and reading.
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.