YCIS Puxi Hosts Visionary Innovation Expo and TEDx Event
YCIS Shanghai Puxi Secondary recently held its first-ever groundbreaking Innovation Expo and TEDx event at the school’s Gubei Campus on Saturday, April 13. The expo showcased the advanced technology and innovative products and projects from a wide range of companies and organisations, as well as high-level innovation across all faculties and the STEM-related projects from YCIS Puxi Secondary and Primary students. Furthermore, the event included a TEDx talk featuring three talented YCIS Puxi Secondary student groups as well as three world-renowned speakers who shared their ideas on various aspects of innovation.
The Many Benefits of Sports at YCIS Shanghai
Alongside academic excellence in the classroom, sports and exercise form a core component in students’ daily lives at YCIS Shanghai, all year round. From break times and PE classes to Co-Curricular Activities and participating in Secondary athletics divisions like ACAMIS, sports are a huge part of school life at YCIS. Studies have shown that physical activity helps children develop in a whole host of positive ways, from general health to improved academic results.
YCIS Puxi Students Shine at IB Art Exhibition
As an extension of part of the YCIS motto to “Align with Culture and Arts,” YCIS Shanghai’s International Baccalaureate (IB) programme includes unique experiences, including the valuable opportunity for students to publicly exhibit their work. This year, our YCIS Puxi Secondary students wowed audiences with their incredible pieces of art at the 2019 YCIS Puxi IB Visual Art & Design Technology Exhibition.
YCIS Puxi Secondary Students Make Their Mark at Model United Nations
At YCIS Shanghai Puxi Secondary, students can take part in the Model United Nations (MUN) Co-Curricular Activity, led by Science Teacher Ms Alison Hall. MUN is a simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy, and the United Nations agenda. Students research a given country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to real-world problems. While YCIS Puxi students have attended some fantastic MUN conferences around the globe, the most exclusive MUN conference in the world is The Hague International Model United Nations (THIMUN Hague). THIMUN Hague is deemed a prestigious conference because of its location, at The Hague in the Netherlands – the home of the most international peacekeeping organizations, and because it is an invitation-only conference. Students from our school attended THIMUN Hague from January 27 to February 1. Below two students who attended the conference share their thoughts about taking part in THIMUN Hague:
YCIS Puxi Primary Students "Rock" at School Musical
A talented group of Year 5 and 6 thespians at YCIS Puxi Primary took audiences back to the dawn of time during their recent production of the musical comedy Rock Bottom at the school’s Hongqiao Campus.
Parental Involvement at YCIS
Just like the relationship between a parent and child, the relationship between a parent and their child’s school should be a reciprocal one. At YCIS Shanghai, there are a multitude of ways for parents to get involved and work closely with the school, including participating in workshops and initiatives, and organisations within the school community. On any given day, parents may be on one of the school’s campuses taking part in fitness classes, teaching a language class to other parents, enjoying an educational workshop, helping in a classroom, working on a charity project or event – and much more – and the school actively encourages the strengthening of these community bonds.
Yale Whiffenpoofs Perform at YCIS Puxi
YCIS Shanghai Puxi students, teachers, and parents were treated to a spellbinding performance last week, as the renowned Yale Whiffenpoofs a capella singing group visited Ronghua Campus.
Year 7 Design & Technology Students Cook Up a Storm at YCIS Pudong Secondary
On Friday, February 22, Year 7 Design & Technology (D&T) students from YCIS Pudong Secondary took part in a fantastic interactive cooking workshop, which resulted in the production of an array of delicious food by the young aspiring chefs. Teachers and parent volunteers showed the eager students how to prepare and dish up around a dozen different recipes from cuisines across the world, including Chinese, Indian, Italian, and South American specialities.
YCIS Puxi Hosts Project-Based Learning Workshop
“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow”, said the great American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey. At YCIS Shanghai, we continue to take the lead in teaching methodology, and we are continually implementing teaching methods which prepare children to be successful in navigating their futures.