Experiencing the Transition from Years 9 to 10
Contributed by Hoyun, Year 10, Gubei Campus As a Year 10 student this year I entered the IGCSE programme, and I have been excited about a number of developments at school.
I’m Proud of the Music Programme at YCIS
Oi In, Year 8, Century Park Campus Personally, I love the musical education YCIS offers because it’s such an important thing in the school’s curriculum. It teaches us to embrace different cultures by learning different styles, forms, and types of music, from traditional African music to rock & roll. What’s better, is that it introduces you to different instruments you’ve maybe never played before, and it may even get you interested in learning some new instruments!
Building Strong Bonds on “Founder’s Day”
Naomi, Year 13, Century Park Campus 82 years. That’s how long this wonderful school of ours has been providing high-quality education to dedicated and motivated students. Established by Madam Tsang Chor-hang, Dr. Betty Chan’s mother, in 1932 in Hong Kong, the Yew Chung now has multiple campuses in mainland China, Hong Kong, and even Silicon Valley, US. As a student of YCIS Shanghai for nearly 13 years, this story isn’t new to me, but it definitely does not become any less intriguing.
More than a Victory at Volleyball Tournament in Chengdu
Jonathan, Year 11, Century Park Campus This year, YCIS Shanghai gave me an incredible opportunity to participate in an ACAMIS Volleyball Tournament held in Chengdu. The YCIS SISAC Division 1 Volleyball team signed up for the ACAMIS Tournament for the first time in the history of YCIS’s Century Park Campus. This was the first overseas sports competition I have ever attended during my time at YCIS, and this memorable trip lasted for four days, consisting of two full days of volleyball games. This trip to Chengdu let me build friendships with students from schools in Hong Kong, Ningbo, and Dongguan. We learned a lot from this tournament, through our new friendships with others from different parts of China, and from the atmosphere and sportsmanship, which were exceptional.
The YCIS Science Fair
Gillian, Year 12, Gubei Campus For years, YCIS Gubei has been celebrating the wonders and beauty of science in an annual science extravaganza -- our Science Fair. This event accommodates children of all ages, in addition to students and teachers alike, allowing them to marvel at the beauty of flames, colour changes, luminescent fluids, explosions, and a wealth of other manifestations of science.
The Advantages of Learning Chinese at YCIS
Dania, Year 11, Century Park Campus 你好我叫乔丹妮! This is my third year at YCIS and I'm in CAL-S3 already.
Why I Like Learning Chinese
Nina, Year 6, Century Park Campus I am currently learning Chinese as an Additional Language (CAL) student and I think that learning Chinese at YCIS is fun and easy. Learning Chinese is not easy at first sometimes for people because Chinese is a very different language from English, but when you get the hang of it, it’s like riding a bike.
Nurturing My Passion for Music at School
Iisha, Year 10, Century Park Campus When I was a child, I had a fond interest in anything and everything related to music. I remember my dad used to play songs on the speakers at home while he worked, and then he would stand up, take my hands, and we'd twirl around singing the songs as loud as we could – everything from Jethro Tull to the Beatles. As a piano student for more than seven years, as long as I could remember, music was the one thing that always gave me joy no matter what, but I didn't realise just how much of that pleasure I was still missing out on until I came to YCIS.
Setting My Own Stage at YCIS
Emily, Year 10, Century Park Campus Standing on a stage facing an audience of hundreds, all waiting, all expecting, with dozens of blinding lights focused on you as you stand alone, accompanied by nothing but trembling knees and a deafening pulse in your ears is quite an experience. One would ask why actors and actresses willingly put themselves through the inevitable process of stage fright, but the answer is simple: it’s the passion, the adrenaline, and the sheer thrill of transforming yourself into someone else for a matter of moments.