Impressive Results at ACAMIS Soccer Tournament
With only three weeks preparation, our high school boys and girls were off to Chengdu to represent YCIS Chongqing in the ACAMIS Silver Division soccer tournament from April 14 – 17. Despite the fact that our teams had no match practice and limited time to bond as a team, they still managed do YCIS proud and play a number of excellent matches.
A Joyful Sports Day
Sports Day is an annual event at YCIS, this year’s exciting edition saw Primary and Secondary Sports Day being held together on March 25, and the beautiful weather contributed to the success of the event!
PO International Food Festival
At YCIS, there are a lot of wonderful events going on within each school year, but without question, the International Food Festival organised by our Parent Organisation is the most popular! With over 26 countries from all continents represented, our fantastic Parent Organisation always provides students, staff and parents the opportunity to allow their taste buds to tour around the world.
Science Fair Week
Boom! Our campus courtyard shook with the sound of a firework demonstration by our senior Secondary Chemistry class. In the past week, engaging experiments ranging from methane balloon combustion to metal reactions with water have aroused students' interest in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology, culminating to the Science Fair exhibition on Friday afternoon in our Great Hall.
Successful University Fairs
For most of our students, a university education is the next natural step in their lives as international scholars. Thus, finding the right college that fits, in terms of location, culture, academics, etc., is an extremely important part of the latter end of secondary school. To help our students in their search for a school that truly fits them, YCIS Chongqing hosted two university fairs presented by Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) and Linden Educational Services (LES) on March 8 and 17. Admissions officers from around 40 universities provided students, parents, and staff with useful information and real insight on liberal arts colleges and their admissions processes and gave many students their first serious look at their academic future.
ACAMIS Swimming Tournament
From March 17–20, YCIS Chongqing had the pleasure of sending the first swimming team to a competitive swimming event. The event was co-hosted by Suzhou Singapore International School (SSIS) and Dulwich College Suzhou (DCSZ) in Suzhou and was held across two days. A total of 10 students were sent to the event, competing in three, four and some five events across the two days.
An Amazing Race for the Ages at YCIS Chongqing
YCIS Chongqing and the YCIS Parent Organisation recently hosted the 2nd annual Amazing Race at the school’s campus on March 11, and this year’s exciting edition saw 10 teams of 8 battling for the title of “Champion”. Teams had to successfully answer trivia questions before they could officially begin the race, but soon enough all groups were successfully underway and the real race began.
Primary English Public Speaking Competition 2016
For many adults, the fear of speaking in public is one of their greatest. The mere thought of standing up in front of 250 peers to deliver a speech conjures images of knocking knees, shaking hands and dry mouths. It is almost unthinkable to ask children, many of who can barely see over the lectern, to take on the same feat.
YCIS Chongqing Welcomes the Year of the Monkey
Our students hail from over 20 nations and form our international community in Chongqing, China. They embrace the wonderful opportunities of experiencing Chinese culture, a culture that has lasted for over 5000 years. The Year of the Monkey is approaching, and YCIS Chongqing campus has been alive with Chinese festivities! Students from the whole school have participated in a huge variety of Chinese New Year activities including cooking and tasting, poem recitals, musical performances and exciting games, all related to celebrating the new year.