Fun-filled Programming Activities - Creative Learning
This year our Computer Science students have been enjoying developing their programming skills. Their analytical, algorithmic and logical skills are being challenged and learning in these areas supports their understanding of subjects such as Mathematics.
Philosophy for Children, how is it taught?
Our Parent Workshops have continued to grow and develop over this semester. In November we provided an additional session with our parents having the opportunity to find out about the learning and teaching of Philosophy for Children (P4C) at YCIS Chongqing.
Say A Big Hello to the Primary Cafeteria Committee
The purpose of our Primary Cafeteria Committee is to work together to continue to improve the quality of the food and environment. We do this through collating students views on the food provided and the environment we dine in. We communicate and work with the Secondary Cafeteria Committee, the School Leadership Team and the Cafeteria Management team.
Sharing the Learning
October saw the end to the first of our ‘learning topics’ this year in most ECE and Primary classes. Learning Communities have been opening their doors and invited the parents to come and see what they had been learning.
YCIS Achieved Bronze Award From P4C
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is an inquiry based pedagogy where students take the lead and teachers facilitate. Through P4C we teach the children to be 21st Century thinkers and learners. P4C provides an exciting and innovative learning journey for all taking part. The students learn how to listen to other viewpoints and ideas, how to agree and disagree in a caring approach and how to communicate their own ideas and build on their thinking in a collaborative way.
Have You Got A Smile?
Smile Campaign is one of the most popular events at YCISCQ, it has become an annual tradition that students design a smile sticker and share them with our local community. We have found that giving a smile gets a smile in return, so we want to share as many smiles as possible!
Parent Workshop II – How Do We Learn from Play
Positive connections between parents and school have been shown to improve children’s academic achievement, social competencies and emotional well-being. When parents and teachers work as partners, children do better in school and at home.
Take a Bite!
Our YCIS Food Committee and staff representatives were recently invited to a ‘food tasting’ in the school Cafeteria, this provided our chef with some ideas to further develop our daily menu.
Say hello to our Primary Student Council Members
Over the last month each Learning Community voted for and selected 2 members of the Learning Community to represent their year level. These children will have the opportunity to share ideas from the students they represent and work together to continue to develop the school.