To help all our students develop fully as individuals with good character and high moral standard, YCIS integrates character education and Christian ethics into our curriculum.
Based on the Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) from England, and taking reference from the Character First programme from the US, we offer a series of character education programmes to assist students in developing good character traits such as perseverance, kindness and diligence. Using everyday situations and real stories, we combine topics of personal and social development, character building, morality and ethics with global perspectives in our character education. Beyond lesson time, students also find aspects of character education in assemblies, group activities and across lots of charity events, which aims at helping them accomplish inner transformation.
YCIS students actively participate in a wide range of charity and social services programmes as they learn to become a committed global citizen with a giving heart.
Community Service and Charities
A charity project called “Seeds of Hope” is in operation at YCIS. The project is a system-wide commitment to help build schools in places of need, one school annually in every mainland China province or city where there is a YCIS campus. All students and staff of our YCIS campuses will focus on this singular charitable drive, and fundraising goals will be set. By the Seeds of Hope project, YCIS campuses are able to bring love and charity, in the form of educational opportunity and support, to many of the poor and disadvantaged children of mainland China.
YCIS has established close ties with local charities and raised funds for them. These charities support less privileged people or those who live with disasters or sicknesses. Our students, staff and parents join hands in raising funds and take part in event co-ordination. As part of the IB curriculum, students participate in the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme, which is designed to raise students' awareness of the needs of their local and global communities.
To view some of the charitable efforts of YCIS, please check out the following School News:
At YCIS, as part of our initiative to prepare students to be global citizens, we strive to educate our students to be good caretakers of the environment through initiatives both on and off campus. All students are taught to follow the “reduce, reuse and recycle” philosophy. Students are taught to practise “being green” through community and worldwide programmes such as Earth Hour and World Green Day. We all share the world, and YCIS teachers and students are doing their part in keeping the world beautiful.
To view some of the green projects of YCIS, please check out the following School News: