Celebrating Christmas in China
Christmas is one of the most well-known holidays in the world, and I imagine that you can’t possibly miss seeing the festivities that take place around the globe. While Christmas is not a nationally-recognised holiday in China, we are still able to enjoy holiday celebrations while living in Shanghai.
What Makes YCIS Unique
I have been attending YCIS since 2010, when I was in Kindergarten (K4), and I am happy to say that over the course of the past 9 years I have always appreciated the school life here. Even though there are many other international schools in Shanghai, I believe YCIS suits me the best.
Academic Excellence at YCIS
I have always perceived YCIS as the most excellent international school in Shanghai and after looking at the statistics from past years, I can confidently say that my understanding was true and accurate.
My Top Five Things to Do Around Puxi Secondary Campus (When not in the Classroom)
Despite having a very full learning experience within the classroom each day at YCIS Puxi Secondary, there are a lot of other activities to partake in on campus outside the classroom walls. Throughout the day, we are given plenty of time to explore the school grounds to our heart’s content, and we can use the various school facilities during our free time.
Co-Curricular Activities are an Important Part of My Education
Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) play a vital role in the holistic development of school students. They enrich student learning and have ultimately become a fundamental part of my school life.
How ‘STEM’ is Incorporated into Our Learning at YCIS Pudong
At YCIS Pudong, learning outside of the classroom is tremendously encouraged, and STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – is no exception. From student-led initiatives to regional competitions, STEM education is truly embraced at our school.
The Positive Power of STEM at YCIS Shanghai
To some students, ‘STEM learning’ can mean ‘gruelling’ or ‘difficult’. But for YCIS Shanghai students, STEM learning means a lot more.
Always Remember: You are More Than Your Grades
As society evolves and technology advances, the need for certain jobs lessens and new jobs to accommodate this change are created. This development has resulted in a significant shift in the education system and what subjects are available to students. Futhermore, the amount and difficulty of content students are required to learn today is, in most cases, substantially more than it was in the past. It is now very common that amongst families, schools, teachers, and peers, a lot of emphasis is placed on grades and exam results. I believe this has created a culture for some teenagers where the feeling is “you are your grades”. It is easy to be unknowingly drawn into this mindset when it feels like everyone around you is pressuring you to extend yourself so impossibly far to achieve high marks.
Where to Spend Your Free Time in Pudong Outside the Campus
When you reminisce about those unforgettable years in high school, I have no doubt that the moments you cherish the most are of the classroom: all those times spent learning and studying in the name of academic improvement. Ha! All jokes aside, we know that studying hard is crucial to the high school experience, but spending time with your friends outside of school is just as important. After all, some of these experiences will leave a mark long after graduation.