Harmony happens when families learn together
The news from Wuhan and wider Hubei continues to be troubling but it has been pleasing to see the numbers of new coronavirus cases in Chongqing slowing and we eagerly await news that it is safe to return to the school campus.
To All Our Treasured Members of the YCIS Family and the Wider Chongqing Community
We extend our hope that everyone is safe, whether you be in Chongqing or some other part of the world. We woke this morning to a selection of WeChat photos, sent from downtown Chongqing, showing the early fog clearing to expose beautiful blue skies and the promise of temperatures reaching 18°C. It appears that Spring has arrived and we all hope that these warmer conditions bring an end to the current coronavirus infection and we can reopen the school very soon.
YCIS Chinese New Year Celebrations
Now that the ‘Year of the Pig' is coming to an end, the ‘Year of the Rat’ awaits us. The Spring Festival is a joyful time of the year, as the Chinese community hang lanterns, attach couplets to doors, which can be viewed all around the city.
Recognising Student Leadership
A central goal at YCIS Chongqing is to develop leadership, collaboration and service skills amongst all of our students. This goal is reflected through all of our programs, and the most pleasing and apparent outcome of these focuses is many and varied student leadership groups that operate on our campus. The theme of our last whole-school assembly was recognising student leadership, and we were all taken aback by the sheer number of students involved in leadership at our school and the great work they have completed so far this year as well as the exciting plans they have for the new semester.
Year 2 Pirate Day
Shiver me timbres, Year 2 Learning Community has been turned into a Pirate Ship!
UK Summer Programme 2020
Yew Chung International School (Yew Chung) and our sister school have long placed strong emphasis on students’ holistic education. We not only train students in their academic skills, but also place high importance on their character development, so that they can achieve both academic and character excellence. Since 2006, an English learning and cultural centre is established in the United Kingdom for total English language immersion. The first learning centre is located in a traditional English village in Somerset – Sibley’s Barn. In order to further enrich our programme and provide more overseas learning opportunities for our students, a new campus was established in 2016, known as Knowle Hall. It is a newly redecorated Victorian-era country house, built on 15 acres of land in beautiful open parkland, situated close to our Sibley’s Barn Centre. Students engage in cultural exchange with local students through group activities and social services, and enhance their knowledge on school subjects such as Science and Mathematics, Nature and Environmental Protection, and Culture and Arts.
Primary Curriculum Parent Workshop
Communication between the home and School plays a vitally important role in supporting student’s development in and outside the classroom. During the second week of Semester 2, the school delivered a ‘Primary Curriculum Parent Workshop’ that aimed to provide greater clarity regarding curriculum planning for our Primary parents.
Alumni back ‘home’
As a school, it is always nice to hear from the students, whether they have graduated, transferred to a different part of the globe or have just chosen to visit the campus.
Students Spoilt for Choice at the ‘CCP Market’
On Wednesday, 15th January from 3:30-4:30pm, YCIS Chongqing hosted the first ever ‘CCP Market’ in the Great Hall. All students, parents, external Sports vendors and staff attended this event. There were in excess of 40 booths featuring different activities on offer, each offering details about the activity, activity objectives, learning outcomes planned and skills to be achieved, as well as how students will engage during the activity.