YCIS QD International Day
On April 12th YCIS celebrated International Day. The day began with the annual Parade of Nations. However, this year, classes and form groups studied a country in the weeks leading up to International Day. Classes collectively represented their assigned classes at the parade. Students from ECE to Year 13 creatively demonstrated their knowledge of the assigned country in a variety of ways which included speaking in the language of the country and performing traditional dances.
YCIS Qingdao and Hilton Golden Beach celebrate Easter together
On Saturday, 13th April, our YCIS Qingdao community celebrated the arrival of Easter with a day full of fun activities for the whole family...
Australian Scholar Visited YCIS QD
Last year, Dr. Stephanie Sanders-Smith, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) interviewed teachers and Co-Principals of Yew Chung to learn their teaching experience. After study, Dr. Sanders-Smith named the pedagogy “Yew Chung Approach”. She is working with colleagues at UIUC and Yew Chung to develop this conceptualisation of the Yew Chung Approach.
YCIS QD Spring Concert
On April 4th, YCIS QD Primary school concert brought the sounds of Spring to our campus. Music has always featured as a large part of Yew Chung’s life. We offer as many musical opportunities as we possibly can. This helps the children to extend their creativity and gain confidence on the stage. Last Thursday’s concert featured an all-Primary star line-up. Our two Year 6 MC’s, Ye Bin Kwon & Si Eun Choi, introduced everyone professionally. The choirs opened and closed the concert and our String players in Years 1-3 were the other large groups to perform. The other performers were solos and duets and ranged from vocal, piano, violin; even a b-boxing performance and a hip-hop dance which was a crowd favourite. Performances ranged from Year 1 right the way through to Yr. 6 pupils. The Co-Principals, Ms. Ma and Mr. O’Connor gave the vote of thanks at the close of the concert. It was a concert to remember and promises that music is alive and well at YCIS-QD.
Service Learning Trip in YCISQD
Yew Chung is committed to providing a well-rounded education to the students, not only in academic areas, but also in activities. During March 18th-22nd is YCIS QD secondary students Service Learning Week. During this week, they visited several different communities, such as Tai Hang Shan Lu Primary School, Qingdao Deaf School, Jiaonan Deaf School and Qufu Seeds of Hope School. Here are the best experiences shared by our students, upon their return to school.
When Charity and Music Merge – Yew Chung and Yew Wah SOH Concert 2019
On March 9, the annual Seeds of Hope charity concert of Yew Chung Education Foundation premiered in the theatre of Yew Wah International Education School of Tongxiang. More than 200 teachers and students from 12 Yew Chung and Yew Wah campuses, including Tongxiang, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Yantai, Qingdao, Chongqing and Silicon Valley in the United States gathered in Tongxiang and set off a scene of musical festival to all Yew Chung and Yew Wah students and parents through online live.
QISN Basketball Tournament
YCIS Qingdao values a holistic education. Whilst we understand the importance of academic assessments and external exams, we also believe this needs to be balanced with other, equally important activities that help students learn and demonstrate a variety of skills. Last week, on Friday March 8 and Saturday March 9 YCIS Qingdao hosted a QISN under 19 basketball tournament. This tournament is a yearly event at YCIS, held across two venues, and we know the students enjoy coming together to compete with other schools in the Qingdao area, demonstrating their collaboration and team work skills, as well as their technical basketball expertise. It is also a fantastic opportunity to make new friends. We encourage our parents to attend and support such kind of event.
IGCSE and IBDP Students Are Preparing for Their Exams
The IGCSE and IBDP students have gained a strong foundation of the key economic concepts and are preparing for their mock exams...
A Talk with Former US Governor Peter Shumlin
Former US Governor Peter Shumlin visited YCISQD on Thursday, February 28 to speak to students about “Climate Change, Leadership and Action Now.” ...