Student Blog

  • How Teachers at YCIS Have Helped Me, Academically and Beyond

    For the past six years in which I have been attending YCIS, teachers have always been willing and disposed to assist me in any way. Whether it is related to academics or to something which extends beyond the classroom environment, teachers are always ready and pleased to help.

    Read more

  • What I’ve Learned from Participating in Charity Programmes at YCIS

    The charity programmes at YCIS create amazing opportunities for students to truly think about what they can do to make the world a better place. “Love and charity” is a part of our school’s motto that aims to promote a charitable heart in each individual, as well as the passion for helping others. YCIS has hosted many events in promoting this concept, such as bake sales, Charity Week, volunteer work during our EOTC trips, and simple opportunities to just volunteer your time; these chances offer a versatility that is unparalleled.

    Read more

  • A Reflection on the ‘WeStand’ Leadership Summit

    Michael and Nicole, Year 10, Gubei Campus We stand. We lead. On March 3rd, 2017, a group of YCIS Prefects and members of the Student Council had the great opportunity to attend the annual ‘WeStand Summit’ by Young Leaders World. We were lucky to be invited to the summit and we learned so many new things. The summit conferences provided me with an expanded understanding of how to be a personal, local, or even a global leader, and with a clearer vision for my future. This remarkable day started at 8 a.m. with a bus ride from Shanghai to Suzhou. By 9 a.m. we arrived at the event and were simply given a booklet, a wristband, and a pen. What I didn’t know was that those three items would inspire a whole room full of young leaders to act.

    Read more

  • Working With Our Artist-in-Residence Has Inspired Me

    The moment I heard about the ‘Floral Bench Painting Project’ our Artist-in-Residence was conducting, I knew I had to participate. I really enjoy art, and I appreciate learning from our Artist-in-Residence, Ms Esther Chow, who I know because she taught us when we were in Year 6. We previously worked on a Hong Kong cityscape diorama project with Ms Esther, and that experience really made me look forward to this new project.

    Read more

  • How is YCIS Different From Other Schools

    Libby, Year 12, Century Park Campus Bilingual in environment, and international in variety is what makes YCIS unique. From Year 1 through Year 6, I always had two Co-Teachers, one English-speaking and one Chinese-speaking. My friends and I never thought twice when the language spoken in the classroom or on the playground was consistently changing. We were from all around the world, but we were brought together by the two languages we shared.

    Read more

  • A Duet of Reflections: Recording for the IGCSE Music Assignment

    Ruth & Joey, Year 10, Century Park Campus Ruth Recording for our IGCSE music composition and performance assignment was different, but also fun. My classmate, Joey, and I were prepared for recording because we had previously recorded songs with our teacher, Mr Adgemis, for our band, “6SN”. However, recording for coursework felt more serious.

    Read more

  • The Connection Between Computing Classes and the YCIS Robotics League

    Emma, Year 8, Gubei Campus This year in Year 8, I have been part of the YCIS First Lego League (FLL) Robotics team. We use legos and Mindstorm EV3 as a programming language, which has similarities to PyCharm (a programming language which is studied in our Lower Secondary Computing Classes).

    Read more

  • Student Council and Prefect Update from Century Park Campus

    Lorenzo, Year 12, Century Park Edited by Kevin, Year 9, Century Park January and February were busy months for the Student Council and the Prefects. Events and fundraisers were held throughout both months.

    Read more

  • My Creativity, Activity, Service IB Project: The Creative Change Project

    Elisa, Y13, Century Park Out of all the disciplines within the IB Diploma, you’d think completing the ‘Creativity, Activity, Service’ (CAS) project would be the easiest. Naturally, of course, because it’s considered part of the IB Core, the project is nowhere near as easy as it sounds! The CAS project refers to an activity that an IB student must conduct which engages other individuals to take part in the community, get active, or provide service to others.

    Read more

YCIS school logo