YCIS Joins The Nature Conservancy for Earth Day 2017
Earth Day, hailed from the US, is a globally recognised on April 22, annually. Embedded within the YCIS philosophy is the responsible acknowledgement of sustainability and care for our environment and animal kingdom.
Special Visit From Best-Selling Children's Author Trenton Lee Stewart
Our Middle School students were treated to a special visit from world-renowned children's author Trenton Lee Stewart last month. Trenton's inspiring talk, 'How to Create Curious Characters', delved into the ways that writers are able to build a good cast of characters in creative writing and how to create characters that readers find relatable. Trenton also explained how character development can propel the story's plot to make it more interesting and heartwarming. Trenton was in Hong Kong for a short time only participating in the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival 2017. He took some time out of his busy schedule to talk to us about his time in Hong Kong and shared some handy tips for budding writers.
Year 9 Student Victor Lin Wins Multiple Awards at World Class Arena and National Maths Olympiad Competitions
Congratulations to Victor Lin from Year 9! Victor has achieved some outstanding results recently in some of the most rigorous competitions in Hong Kong.
YCIS Debate Team Shines at the World Scholar's Cup
Over a weekend in early March 2017, YCIS Secondary students took home multiple Gold & Silver awards in both individual and Team debates. Congratulations to our entrants at this year’s World Scholar’s Cup! This competition is just one of endless far reaching platforms made available to hone YCIS inner transformation.
What is the Purpose of Child's Play?
There is wider appreciation these days for the importance of “play and exploration”, as supported in a Hong Kong government announcement on 28 February 2017.
Successful World Classroom Eco-Project Recognised By European Commission
The World Classroom programme offered at YCIS aims to extend students’ learning beyond the confines of the school campus and allow them to gain greater experience in a diverse range of countries across the globe.
Mini Scottish University Fair
On Friday, March 10 we were privileged that a selection of the following leading universities from Scotland participated in our Mini Scottish University Fair. University representatives from St Andrews, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Strathclyde and Heriot-Watt were available to answer questions from the public and our Upper Secondary students about the subjects and courses available, the application process, give valuable advice, as well as address any areas of concerns, e.g. living costs and scholarships.
Michael Tong Captures Gold Medal at Hong Kong Inter-School Chess Championships 2017
Congratulations to our Year 12 student Michael Tong for capturing the Gold medal at the Hong Kong Inter-School Chess Championships on February 19, 2017.
Year 13 IB Student Delighted with Multiple Early Offers from World’s Leading Universities
Year 13 IB student Alice Wang, has recently received early conditional offers from Cambridge, HKU, LSE, UCL and many other leading universities. Adopting a carefully considered strategy with Nick Strong, her University Guidance Office Counsellor has been an invaluable part of the process. Alice discusses her early offers and shares her experience of university application procedures around the world.