YCIS Welcomes Guest Speaker Prof. Levy
During a recent on-campus visit to YCIS Hong Kong, leading US education scholar Prof. Jack Levy explored the YCIS international education and bilingual approach which leads students to the path of their chosen tertiary education and profession.
Exciting New Activities Introduced to Co-Curricular Programme
The compulsory Co-Curricular Programme takes place on Wednesday afternoons for all YCIS–Secondary students. There are more than 40 Co-curricular activities (CCAs) currently on the list including a selection from sports, leisure and music. Students can try their hand at scriptwriting, photography, programming, yoga or cooking to name but a few. Joining a CCA is a great opportunity for students to learn new skills, make new friends, improve health and fitness levels and broaden their outlook far beyond the usual scope of classroom activities.
Uniformity Project to Help Underprivileged Children in Sichuan
Year 12 students Alice, Lora, Olina and Kelly are members of YCIS’s Charity Club. They meet as part of the Co-Curricular Programme (CCP) every Wednesday afternoon. The students have come up with a new initiative they’ve called “Uniformity”. They have started to collect old school uniforms from schools across Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The uniforms are then recycled into new products such as pencil cases and shopping bags and subsequently sold online and at various school fairs. All the proceeds from the sales will be donated to a rural school in Sichuan. The project started in November 2015 and has been entered into Havard’s “China Thinks Big” challenge.
Special Welcome Assembly for Spanish Exchange Students
YCIS students and staff were thrilled to welcome two 12-year-old exchange students, David and Ines from the Padre Damian School in Barcelona, Spain. The alliance evolved from the successful YCIS World Classroom programme, which provides once-in-a-lifetime trips to several countries, including Spain for our Year 7–9 students. It’s the first time that exchange students have visited the school as part of the World Classroom programme. This new component is proving to be a great addition to the programme as it helps to foster the development of long-term international school friendships.
Christmas Concert 2015
This year’s Christmas Concert did not disappoint, as usual! An exceptionally enchanting evening, over 200 guests were treated to a selection of performances from classical to popular movie and Korean song medleys.
YCIS Debuted Disney’s Dual Languages Mulan
The school community had eagerly awaited the annual musical extravaganza. With special permission from Disney, Yew Chung International School (YCIS) was the first school outside the US to perform Mulan – Dual Language Edition. YCIS promotes bilingual proficiency, English and Chinese; this production embodied our philosophy. Over 70 performers of various ages came from its Primary and Secondary sections, which included actors, singers, instrumentalists and backstage support.
Busy and Fun Founder’s Day
The 4th YCIS Founder’s Day took place on October 9 and all of the activities were once again held on our Secondary campus. The PE, Art, Science and Music staff stepped up to organise a number of fun, wide-ranging, interactive and engaging activities for all the students:
YCIS Attends Inaugural International Schools Festival
YCIS’s Admissions Team and Co-Principals gathered at the inaugural International Schools Festival on September 26. The event at the JW Marriott was co-organised by SCMP’s Education Post and Top Schools. Over 3000 parents attended the event with more than 30 schools and education providers also in attendance.
Duo Terlizzi – Violinist and Pianist from Italy
Invited by Yew Chung Fellows-in-Residence Division and YALC, renowned Italian violinist Marco Terlizzi and pianist Raffaele Terlizzi visited YCIS Hong Kong from September 23 to 26. Besides being professors at the “V. Bellini” Conservatory of Music Catania Italy, the Terlizzi brothers have performed throughout the world and have given many masterclasses in world famous music conservatories. A famous review once said, “The Terlizzi brothers manifest a poetic sensitive nature, a strong temperament and an enchanting capacity of communicating.”