Benefits of Learning Chinese
Leanne, Y10, Gubei Campus I have lived in China for around 10 years now, and I find it to be an incredible experience. Learning Chinese was easy for me because I was surrounded in a Chinese-speaking environment where I was encouraged to use Chinese to communicate with the people around me. Without this language, I wouldn’t have been able to explore Shanghai as easily I am now able. The fact is, I am able to communicate with everyone here, allowing me to explore the intricacies of this very unique culture, one that is inseparable from a country that is on track to be the largest economy in the world.
My ICT project at YCIS
Hei, Year 7, Century Park Campus During the first semester of our Integrated Unit (computing, character education, study strategies), we were assigned to create a video on “Being 11 Years Old”. My group was made up of three people: Colin, Zeke, and me.
The IB Programme Brings out My Best
Elisa, Year 12, Century Park Campus The International Baccalaureate; a fiery beast known for its challenging quests of ‘diploma-hood’. Those who dare fight and attempt to conquer its challenges are regarded as legends, superheroes, other-worldly… also known as me, Elisa (kidding!).
Experiencing Extracurricular Activities
Manuj, Year 11, Century Park Campus At YCIS, there are many after school activities for students to choose from. These activities are supported by teachers for students who are interested. Our school has many Extracurricular Activities (ECA’s), including music-oriented activities (Stage and Show band, Sinfonia, Choir, etc.), art-related ECA’s (Graffiti, Clay, Oil painting, etc.), and many more. Some ECA’s require students to go off campus in order to get an achievement (Model United Nations, the Business ECA, etc.). All of these programmes are open for all students to join, and I appreciate that there are so many opportunities to grow and develop new interests.
Personal Growth through Participating in Student Council
Daniel, Year 13, Century Park Campus I was the class representative for Y12 during the 2015/16 school year, and it was a very meaningful experience. It taught me a lot; not only about the school and the people around me, but most importantly, it helped me realise some things about myself.
Student Impressions: What It’s Like Performing for my Peers at YCIS
On Friday, December 2nd, students, faculty, and parents gathered together at the Gubei Campus Hall for a night of music and merrymaking at the annual “YCIS Battle of the Bands” concert and competition. This event is unique in that it is entirely student lead and organized, while supported by faculty. Within the Battle of the Bands, students of all ages are encouraged to participate, even those who do not have current music electives. These talented students and future leaders took the stage, and in true YCIS fashion, they exhibited their skills in concert with the empowering acclaim of their peers and parents.
Putting My Economics Lessons to Use Outside the Classroom
Eli, Year 12, Gubei Campus A question commonly asked by students throughout the course of their education is, “When am I going to use this in my real life”? One class where this question is not this case is Economics. While other classes may focus on teaching you what you need to know now, Economics focuses on what you will need to know for the future.
Experiencing a Different Side of China During Our YCIS EOTC Trip
Max, Y11, Century Park Campus For the majority of my life I have lived in Shanghai, immersed in the bustling day-to-day activities of city life. Therefore, when my year level travelled to rural Xi Lian for our EOTC [Education Outside the Classroom] trip this year, I expected a huge contrast to Shanghai and what I was accustomed to, and I was certainly correct.
Great Advantages of the YCIS ‘AIR’ Programme
Manuja, Year 11, Century Park Campus Firstly, I would like to explain what the AIR programme is all about. AIR stands for ‘Artist-in Residence’, and the AIR programme is unique to YCIS amongst the international schools in Shanghai. The AIR works directly together with the students on collaborative art projects, using different artistic materials, media, and different themes. The AIR also helps the students develop their artistic skills. Pieces created by the AIR are also showcased around the school for students to study and enjoy, inspiring them by the beauty in art.