Professional Learning for Our Teaching Team
It is a tradition at YCIS Chongqing to provide a teacher Professional Development (PD) day, without students, after a significant vacation period. During this time, all staff participate in a range of section specific workshops, conferences, and team building activities that is sometimes referred to as an ‘INSET’ (In-Service Education and Training) day. The aim of these professional development days is to review practices in order to build on the excellent learning programmes for our students.
Celebrating the Chinese New Year at YCIS
Spring Festival atmosphere has filled up the YCIS Chongqing campus; the school was full of lights, decorations and good cheer. On the afternoon of January 30, all students and staff celebrated the arrival of the Chinese lunar New Year with great joy.
Marketing Helps to Win the Competition
Business Studies is one of our subject selection courses of our IGCSE programme. Recently, the Year 10 Business Studies students are studying the topic of Marketing. We look at Marketing as the processes used to set yourself apart from your rivals, and get customers interested in your product. In the class we discussed about the need of students as potential university candidates, future employees to find many ways to market themselves – how to differentiate themselves from their rivals? How to convince people of their capabilities and values?
Students Plan for Their Futures
In order to prepare our students for their pathways into IGCSE and IB programmes of study and help to guide them in the right direction for their future career aspirations, YCIS Chongqing held an Options Evening on Wednesday January 23 in The Great Hall.
Learners Teaching Learners in Year 4
Year 4’s experienced role reversals as they became learners teaching learners. As part of the Year 4 theme of World Cultures, students explored the different sports around the world such as football, baseball, table tennis, tennis, and taekwondo among others. In addition to creating posters highlighting their favourite sports, several students presented and taught about these sports. Students shared personal experiences and interesting facts including how the sport is played, the rules and equipment used. All students were very engaged and a rich discussion was generated as the sporting experts confidently answered questions from their peers.
P4C in Primary
Philosophy for Children (P4C) has continued to be a great success in Primary. We now have the majority of staff trained as a Level 1 P4C facilitator with plans for more to move onto their Level 2a. As well as more staff throughout school being trained as Level 1 facilitators.
Seeds of Hope Charity Giftbag Drive
On Friday January 18, 2019 selected YCIS students, staff and parent volunteers traveled to the Special Education Children’s Center in University Town to deliver this year’s gifts from the 9th annual Charity Drive. These children at the Special Education Children’s Center have a range of special needs including Autism, Intellectual Disability, Cerebral Palsy and other multiple disabilities. Many of these children have traveled far from home in order receive the support they need. We were able to collect enough items to support not only the Children’s Center in University Town but also Yifu Primary School in Nanchuan. An additional 48 gift bags have also been prepared for Yifu Primary School and will be delivered to them by following the Chinese New Year holiday. This gave us a total of 177 students receiving gifts this year.
Welcome Back to an "Action Packed" Semester 2!
The start of Semester 2, on Tuesday January 8, saw all students and staff back on campus, along with many new students from ECE to Secondary! Many of the students will have noticed some significant campus renovations over the Winter Break including the renovation/extension of stage in the Great Hall, a shaded bridge between the Secondary classrooms to the cafeteria, a new lighting system in the Gym, and a lot more! All these changes were completed during the Christmas holiday period and we are thankful to have such a loyal and energetic school support team who ensure campus safety that allows smooth school operations.
A Spectacular End to the Semester！
Semester One ended with a bang as students were treated to the ‘Second Annual Holiday Spectacular’.