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    Renovations Are Well Underway for the Learning Communities

    School News

    04 Aug, 2017

    10 : 00

    • Renovations are well underway, taking advantage of the summer holiday period when students and teachers are off-campus. YCIS will be the first school to bring the learning communities’ design concept of the US company, Fielding Nair International (FNI), to Hong Kong. FNI are world leading architects for educators and have won awards across continents.

      The designs have been developed over several months with academic leadership’s input and specialists’ guidance. This project will significantly bring the learning spaces up to the speed of our international progressive curriculum. The YCIS pedagogy and style of student learning hones the individual’s learning journey. Flexible learning spaces will be created to provide areas for a range of activities, albeit in an individual setting, peer learning or group settings. Another advantage of collaboration with such an environment is the limitless adaptation options, as per learning objective calls for.

      Work is underway, reshaping the floor for Upper Primary students. The created areas will support: observational learning, information-based learning, project-based learning, spontaneous learning, and peer and individual learning. Teachers are excited as the setting shifts from a traditional classroom to a stimulating modern environment geared to match the way children respond to our international education today.

      During the summer of 2017 three floors were being knocked through to bring the structure of the Global Learning Centre for the Secondary campus; this sees a duplex interior and rooftop space. A multimedia centre and multi-integrated subject learning areas, will further enhance the Secondary programmes.

      The Year 7 floor for Learning Communities at the Secondary campus has been very well enjoyed in the last semester with a harmonised blend of the academic and pastoral provisions. The long-term campus redevelopment for YCIS-Secondary will span to 2018 and beyond. We are excited to share this news and you can keep up with progress following us on Facebook.