Preparing for the New Journey!
As the 2020/2021 school year comes to a close, it is time for the YCIS Chongqing Year 6 students to begin preparing for Year 7 and life in Secondary.
Let’s go fly a kite!
Kites have always been associated with many positive and symbolic meanings across the world. Here in China it is a traditional custom to fly kites in Spring when all the good things are about to bloom and nourish the earth. To develop the student’s awareness of this tradition, this year’s Check-out Chongqing event has been themed around Kite Designing and Flying. It also provided students with the opportunity to explore CQ without stepping out of the campus but still become familiar with Chongqing life from the past.
Commemorating Composition Competition Competitors
Since December, the Yew Wah/Yew Chung Foundation has been hosting a Music Composition Competition. Students had been aware of the competition for several months and submitted their work in March. They had the choice to create solo pieces, ensemble pieces, electronic compositions, and a simple melody (for Primary students). In all, 8 students from YCIS Chongqing submitted a total of 13 compositions.
Books, books and more book!
We celebrated our annual Book Week last week, with students having an abundance of exciting experiences. We use Book Week as a further opportunity to highlight the important use of books, both fiction and non-fiction within our learning.
Year 7 Mesoamerican Museum
The year 7 students have finished their learning about Ancient Civilizations by looking at Mesoamerica. Students were asked to create a museum display about the three major civilizations from this era; the Mayans, the Incas and the Aztecs.
Why a Global Learning Centre?
Critical literacy is an essential skill in today’s world – the ability to evaluate information and entertainment sources is something no young person should be without, and the skills that allow them to do this also allow them to play an active role in society. Our new Global Learning Centre will empower students and support teachers in this vital area.
As our Year 13 students begin their preparations for upcoming examinations, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you how successful they have been securing university acceptances. As a school we couldn’t be prouder of our students and this has been reflected in the quality of acceptances they have secured at prestigious universities around the world.
Respect and Reflect
Learning Communities are a place for collaboration and communication. At Yew Chung International School of Chongqing, the students inspire each other to build on these important life skills.
Can You Hack it？
Throughout the first half of Semester 2, the Computer Science department has provided opportunities for our students to use their problem solving and algorithm skills.