Mommy's Express Weekly: YCIS' Child-centred Education Approach
Lately, our ECE Co-Principals Gladys Au and Clayton Mullins talked to a local parenting magazine Mommy’s Express Weekly and shared with readers on how children can benefit from a child-centred and play-based education approach.
YCIS Student Michelle Lo Interviewed on how to get 10A* in IGCSE 2019
Michelle Lo, a Year 11 student at YCIS, is one of the two students who achieved 10A*s in the recent IGCSE exam. 14 students also scored 8As or above. Out of 121 students sitting for the IGCSE exams, 93% of them were awarded distinctions or merits. 38 students received distinction.
SCMP: A Child-Centred Approach in the Early Years is Essential for Future Success
YCIS was recently featured in South China Morning Post (SCMP), a local English media, to discuss why a child-centred education approach in early years is essential to children's future success.
Two YCIS Students Received 10As in IGCSE Exams 2018
Of the 117 students sitting for IGCSE exams this year, 2 students received 10As, 6 students got 9As and 11 students obtained 8As (A* & A). Our Executive Principal Martin Scott congratulated the students for their excellence, believing that it is also the collective effort of the School, students, teachers and parents. They will be fully supported by the School for their IB studies. Two top students, Americana Chen and Leo Liu were part of the Chinese debate team. Americana was also one of our scholarship recipients for overall achievement. Leo highly appreciated the abundant learning opportunities given by the School to accumulate diverse experience.
A Class Struggle Won
We are proud to share YCIS Chief Executive and School Supervisor Dr Betty Chan’s interview in South China Morning Post published on 7th April 2018. “It is really through teacher training that we can have the greatest impact on our community,” Speaking to SCMP, Dr Chan shared her pioneering journey on innovating the local kindergarten education with “play-based” pedagogy plus no homework in 1970s and how she navigated through a sea of daunting comments by holding on to her beliefs. Taking the milestone of 85th anniversary, Dr Chan identified a paradigm shift in teacher education as necessary, and went on elaborating on her aspiration of the “B to B” (Baby to Bachelor’s) concept as a way to realise YCEF’s pedigree of nurturing future generations from infancy and tertiary, plus the launching of Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education next academic year upon government approval. Taking one step further, we aim to create a holistic educational environment ranging from professional development, academic and practitioner research to parent-community education and outreach especially for those underprivileged young children.
SCMP: What are your kids eating at school?
What do you want to have for lunch? Set A, B or C? Well, at YCIS, we have options more than these standard choices! Read on to explore the cross-cultural culinary experiences at YCIS delivered by our ISO-22000 accredited central kitchen. Read the full article on SCMP.com: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education/article/2135743/what-are-your-kids-eating-school
A Modern Fairy Tale
Allan Nazareno, Yew Chung International School's musical director and drama teacher, said the story is an all-time classic, with battles between good and evil and is perfect for kids to help develop their creative abilities.
Bridging the Cultural Gap
According to Cathy Ben-David, head of marketing and admissions, Yew Chung International School of Hong Kong (YCIS) aims to blend the best of the cultural influences that have helped to forge modern Hong Kong.
Young Post: An Eye for the Fine Art of Design
Patrick Cheung, our Year 12 IB Art Scholarship award recipient has been creating art since he was a child. Patrick’s artwork is already receiving international recognition and the South China Morning Post’s Young Postrecently interviewed him about his passion and his future goals.