Eco-Initiatives at YCIS
Spencer, Student Head of the Eco Council, Year 12, Century Park Campus At YCIS, our community has not only developed an understanding of environmental problems, but has also taken effective action to combat them. This year we have continued our commitment to reducing desertification in Inner Mongolia and have donated another RMB 50,000 yuan to the Million Tree Project.
What I Learnt During Our IB Trip to Thailand
Toby, Year 12, Century Park Campus Now that we are back in busy Shanghai, I can’t help but look back on the amazing trip to Thailand our Year 12 class just returned from. Our days were jam-packed with fantastic activities planned all over the beautiful city of Chiang Mai, and the learning never stopped.
Our School Counsellor
Noure, Year 7, Gubei Campus We have a wonderful school counsellor at YCIS called Ms Marion Rogge. Time spent with her in her office is warmly referred to as “Times of Refreshing”.
YCIS Field Trips Are Fun and Informative
Jared, Year 8, Gubei Campus Recently, all YCIS Shanghai Year 8 students took a trip to the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, where we filled out a worksheet that was related to our Science class topics of Energy and Forces. Students selected a partner to go around the gigantic museum with, and there were also many large groups travelling around to work together.
The Highlight of Drama: Performance Week
Anna, Year 10, Century Park Campus I’ve participated in drama performances at YCIS since I was in Year 7. Though each play has been vastly different, there’s a similar ritual in the way they run, from the very first time you read through the script, to the date of the performance when you’ve heard all of the jokes so many times you can’t even remember finding them funny. It’s hard to describe the feeling of significance that slowly grows through the months of frequent practice, or the familial kind of friendship that the cast develops, but it all builds towards performance week.
East Meets West
Rachel, Year 12, Century Park Campus “East meets west”— an abstract idea that’s easier said than done. However, with our shrinking global village in the 21st century, people are now taking culture everywhere with them. YCIS is a perfect testament to that.
How YCIS Celebrates Pi Day - Heidi
Heidi, Year 8, Gubei Campus Last week at school we had my favourite community period of all time – we got to celebrate Pi Day. In fact, on 3-14-15 at 9:26:53 it was “the ultimate pi second” – this happens only every 100 years – so we will only see this once in our lifetime!
How YCIS Celebrates Pi Day - Andy
Andy, Year 8, Gubei Campus Pi Day is an important festival in the history of maths, celebrating both the mathematical term pi and Albert Einstein’s birthday. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14. At YCIS, we learnt about pi and held a pie competition and tasting to celebrate Pi Day.
City Scape as the Theme of Chinese New Year Celebrations
Elena, Year 7, Century Park Campus Chinese New Year is a very traditional festival in China. It is also called the Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year. At YCIS, we celebrate Chinese New Year in many ways, including an annual event that the school holds for families to join together to celebrate the holiday.