YCIS Shanghai Welcomes New ECE Superintendent
YCIS Shanghai welcomes Mrs. Elizabeth Randall as the new ECE Superintendent overseeing the Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes in all YCIS campuses in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and Silicon Valley, USA.
A Glimpse of University Life
Students in their final year at YCIS Shanghai were able to get their first taste of university lectures on September 26, 2011 when biology professors from University of Durham, England visited to speak about their university and offer a sample lecture on immunology.
IGCSE Distinction for YCIS Shanghai Students
YCIS Shanghai students have received prestigious awards from University of Cambridge International Examinations, the provider of the IGCSE curriculum and examinations.
Teacher Development: East Meets West
During staff orientation in August, YCIS Shanghai invited Mr. Shi Xudeng, professor from East China Normal University, to give a lecture on cultural differences to all Primary and Secondary level Chinese teachers at Century Park Campus.
YCIS Shanghai IGCSE Results Pack a Punch
Following on the heels of YCIS Shanghai graduates’ stellar IB results, the University of Cambridge International Examinations released the IGCSE results for Year 11 students this month. Among the highlights of the 64 students from 19 nationalities and regions who took them are two students who received A* in all nine of their examinations.
YCIS Shanghai Accreditation Reaffirmed
Five years ago, YCIS Shanghai was selected by the National Center for Curriculum and Textbook Development (NCCT) to serve as the pilot project for the new China joint accreditation project along with the worldwide Council of International Schools (CIS), the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This required a Preliminary Visit, then a full year of Self-Study followed by a visit from a team of 15 experts, five from each agency to verify the Self-Study and make recommendations and commendations. Following that visit, YCIS Shanghai was fully accredited by all three agencies and received many commendations for quality education.
IB Results Another Stamp of Approval
Late night study sessions and persistence paid off for the class of 2011 when International Baccalaureate Organization released this year’s examination results earlier this month.
Czech Republic and Poland World Classroom Trip 2011
Czech people are the nicest people you will ever meet. They are really warm and helpful. Although their English is not always fluent, they will still try their very best to communicate with you. On several occasions, we got the chance to meet some Czech secondary students. It was really special to share stories and learn about each other’s culture. The students we met were extremely down to earth, despite the fact that they looked a bit intimidating at first. Once you got to know them, they were the warmest and some of the funniest people ever!
Scholars Deliver Win in South Korea
This year YCIS Shanghai Pudong sent a group of seven students to participate in the World Scholar’s Cup tournament in Seoul, South Korea. Building on the their success from last year’s competitions in Beijing and Shanghai, the YCIS Shanghai teams studied materials relating to the theme of “A World Transformed”, including topics such as biotechnology, modern cities and the arts. Our teams returned to Shanghai winning top prizes in several categories, including best overall student and best writing team. The latter team came a very close second in the competition as the best overall team, narrowly missing out on the top prize to the host school, Korea International School.