Celebrating Founder’s Day
On Friday October 11 all the students of YCIS Chongqing came together to celebrate the annual Founder’s Day.
Celebrating Chongyang Festival
The Chongyang Festival is on the 9th day of September according to the Chinese lunar calendar. "Nine" is set as a positive number, and on the 9th of September we celebrate Chongyang, also known as Chongjiu (Double nine). On this day, Chinese people enjoy the beauty of chrysanthemums, drink chrysanthemum wine and eat Chongyang cakes. After the 20th century, China has designated this day as the festival for the elderly, advocated by all of society to establish a culture of respect towards the elderly, respecting and helping one’s elders.
A Fun Exploring of Robot
Recently, K4 has been exploring the topic of toys. Before the topic, the teachers set up toy provocations and materials to observe how the children explored the toys.
Collaborate! Collaborate! Collaborate!
Working collaboratively during project work prepares students for modern citizenship and work, as most complex communal, social, and workplace problems are solved by groups, not individuals. Having students work together to achieve a goal helps them recognize the value of the contributions and perspectives of all team members and prepares them for life in the 21st century.
A Glance at the Revitalized YCIS Chongqing House System
YCIS Chongqing has long maintained a close-knit community feel, even as our enrolment numbers grow and our programs expand. We are proud of the opportunities we create to interact and learn with and from each other, be that cross-culturally or cross-aged. But we are always striving to improve in these areas – it’s what makes our campus such a special place.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Year 1 and Year 2 have been exploring the story Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Within Year 1, the children have learnt the story through actions. They have enjoyed exploring the character Goldilocks and have created WANTED posters which are up around school. The Year 2’s have had fun learning the story and have written their own version, by changing the characters.
Parent Teacher Interviews
YCIS Chongqing welcomed all parents at our first Parent Teacher interviews on Monday 23rd September. This was an opportunity for parents to meet new teachers, gain some insights to how their child(ren) has settled and understand the expectations for them, as parents, this year.
Class of 2019 Success - Message from University Guidance Counsellor
In April 2017 YCIS Chongqing gained authorization to deliver the internationally renowned, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP). This rigorous and challenging program “aims to develop students who have excellent breadth and depth of knowledge – students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally and ethically” (IBO,2019).
Thursday 12th September 2019 saw the Humanities department of YCIS Chongqing launch their very first Humanities Day event!