Art Makes Beautiful World
Every artist will agree that the less you have available to you, the more creative you have to be and THINK. This has certainly been true for our YCIS Chongqing students from Year 1-6 in Art e-learning this Semester. With a few simple things at hand such as paper, pencils, markers and recycled materials there have been endless possibilities! Everyday objects that are close at hand such as chopsticks, tin foil and take away boxes can be turned into masterpieces.
E-Learning - Art Therapy
Over the past two weeks our Student Support Department has introduced a new approach to support your mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time with Art Therapy activities. Art therapy involves the use of creative techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, coloring, or sculpting to help people express themselves artistically and examine the psychological and emotional undertones in their art. These creative activities often lead to a better understanding of your feelings and behavior. Art therapy helps children, adolescents, and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disabilities. This Art Therapy unit has been titled Creative Healing and includes four weeks of activities with topics including Emotions, Happiness, Relaxation and Gratitude. Students have done an excellent job with their submissions and we look forward to continuing to receive more submissions in the coming weeks. Our Student Support Department is always here to help those needing additional mental health and wellbeing support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more support and resources.
The Many ‘MEs’ That Make Us Great
In 2002, YCIS Chongqing began its journey with five students with the aim to build a school that offers a high quality international education to the expat community, in this mountain city of southwest China. Over the past nineteen years, the school has relied on the skills and support of many wonderful colleagues, in operational and academic roles, who have together built a great learning community. From small beginnings, the school can now boast a full Kindergarten to Year 13 learning programme that prepares students for the world renowned IB Diploma, as a precursor to some of the best universities around the world.
Chinese magazine 'US'
Whether you believe it or not, spring is coming! Gentle grass is popping its head out, flowers are blooming in different colors, trees are surrounded by fresh green leaves. Even though we are not back to school yet because of the coronavirus, we are still learning online! Now, it’s time to call for contributions for the 6th issue of our Chinese magazine ‘US.’
Community Empathy on Display
The 17th consecutive days with ‘ZERO’ new coronavirus cases in Chongqing has certainly been extremely positive news as we await the announcement of the reopening date for schools.
Celebrating Pink Shirt Day
Pink Shirt Day is often celebrated in schools during the last week in February each year. This day is used to help raise awareness for anti-bullying as well as try to find approaches to reduce bullying in our school.
Nutritional Balance Could Be Your Secret to Success
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankl
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.