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.
YCIS Pudong Looks to the Future at ‘Pudong 21’ Event
On the evening of Wednesday, January 16, 2019, parents, special guests from the Yew Chung Education Foundation Executive Board, faculty, staff, and students came together to celebrate the official launch of YCIS Shanghai Pudong’s three-year strategic plan. Titled ‘Pudong 21’, the plan sets out the school’s vision and focuses for YCIS Pudong’s development across a range of areas between now and the year 2021.
Welcome to Semester Two from Our School Leadership Team
We warmly welcome back all of our families and also welcome all new families who have just started at YCIS Shanghai for this new semester. We are very excited for the months ahead, which will be filled with new experiences and learning opportunities for our students, and so many fun events for the whole family. 2019 promises to be another incredible year at YCIS Shanghai!
YCIS Puxi Alumni Gather for a Mini Christmas Reunion
The YCIS Puxi school community was delighted to recently welcome back alumni who visited the school before the holidays. Back in Shanghai for a break from their university studies, the alumni coordinated with Mr John Liu, Regional Coordinator for University and Career Guidance, and Ms Luciene Hang, Alumni Relations Officer for the visit.