Celebrating the Graduation of YCIS Class of 2018
On June 8th, the Class of 2018 celebrated the culmination of their time at YCIS–Chongqing with a wonderful graduation ceremony that included moving speeches from both students and staff. This graduation ceremony was a milestone for YCIS Chongqing as this was the largest graduating cohort to pass through the school.
Year 6 students had an amazing trip in Xian back in April! After retuning back from Xi’an, they have been diligently working on “Xi’an Exhibition” one of their tasks showcasing their understanding of the great city of Xi’an.
The Diploma Programme: Theory of Knowledge
TOK, which is short for Theory of Knowledge, is regarded as the heart of the IB Diploma Programme. When asked about what makes IB students better ready for university than others, admissions officers tend to highlight TOK.
A Blast From The Past - Parkour Night 2018
On the 6th of June, students from Year 5 to 13 blown the audience off their chairs with exciting and spectacular parkour performances. This year the students returned with a spectacular show, filled with summersaults, tornado's, wall spins and dance. The students told stories like the Salt March, led by Gandhi, the Titanic, D-Day and many more iconic moments from history.
National High School Spring Debate
On May 26th eight YCIS Chongqing students attended the Spring 2018 NHSDLC debate tournament at Chongqing Jianshan school. High school and middle school students from across China journeyed to Chongqing to compete for the first spot. The topic for the debate was extremely challenging examining international politics and considering China’s potential as a world super power and peace keeping nation. Despite the challenges involved the eight students rose to the challenge and demonstrated their ability to compete at a high level against students from as far as Beijing and Shanghai, many with years of experience.
STEM Learning in Year 4
Year 4’s current topic is ‘Extreme Energy’. We have mainly focused on different sources of energy, and the importance of clean, renewable energy.
We Are the World
In the early days of January 2018 our Music, Dance & Drama departments started to prepare a musical concert called “We are the World” to celebrate our Global citizenship school ethos and values. Students from Year 1 – 3 worked incredibly hard at their singing and dancing skills and started to explore the process involved in creating a performance!
Europe Day Celebration Inspires Beautiful Performance
The European Chamber Southwest Chapter held the 2018 Europe Day Celebration on May 26 at the Chongqing 303 Theater. The day is for celebrating the “Schuman Declaration”, which is widely recognized as the milestone for the political and economic integration of the European Union. This year was the 68th anniversary of the historical event.
Year 1 Pinyin Learning Journey
At the start of this semester, our Year 1 CFL(Chinese as a First Language) students began an unknown but exciting pinyin learning journey. At the beginning they faced some...