Yew Chung education commenced with my mother’s perceptive insight during the 1930s; development and expansion has continued throughout the 80 years since. Our commitment to education today recognises the necessity for thinking and acting from insular to universal. YCIS strives to diversify and reshape the path of education according to our ever-changing world. The necessity of such preparation for our youth remains our paramount responsibility through global education.
What is the true purpose of education? The implementation of a broad and meaningful international curriculum content, commencing in early childhood, extending through Primary and Secondary education makes the key impact on the child. International education should be based on building multiple skills, over and above just acquired knowledge of facts, for future implementation.
A child is a true creation from influences both of the home and learning environment; teachers play a key role, as do parents. The world today is more competitive than ever, bringing unpredictable challenges and new situations. Parents have a strong sense of responsibility in choosing a school to help prepare their child for the unknown future. The evolving world dynamics have sought and forced responsible changes upon us; YCIS constantly adapts accordingly. At YCIS, the content and quality of teaching and learning and the bilingual focus in our programme takes precedence over all other considerations.
A YCIS student, on our unique education journey, is immersed in Eastern and Western cultures whilst acquiring a high proficiency in English (including English as an Additional Language, EAL) and Chinese; unifying in high bilingual skills. Our students gain a new and profoundly deep appreciation of the two spectrums. We have a responsibility to provide a diverse learning environment welcoming students from all backgrounds.
Interlinked with our commitment to global education is the vision to promote the inner moral compass; this balance will enable tomorrow’s generation to take the helm and steer their way through human complexities, enabling them to exhibit goodness, honesty and compassion with confidence. Our responsibility today will lead to a more stable world in the future. After all, it is the learning that will impact and transform the future.
Dr Betty Chan Po-king