YCIS brings together the East and the West and implements bilingual and co-cultural learning through a Co-Principal and Co-Teaching model.
Two Co-Principals, one Western and one Chinese, work in partnership to provide academic leadership to the school’s sections of Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary. They consult, collaborate, support and complement each other and share equal authority and accountability over the whole school operation. They jointly create and lead a harmonious learning community, and provide a role model of effective cross-cultural collaboration.
Two fully qualified Co-Teachers, one Western and one Chinese, serve as teaching partners in each of our Early Childhood and Primary classrooms and share all responsibilities over the care and international education of students in their class. They plan and work together to provide students with a variety of learning experiences, help students develop English and Chinese communication skills, role-model appreciation and respect for diversity.
This model adds strengths to the academic programme, ensures equity in status between two world languages and cultures throughout the school, and reinforces students’ social and cultural competence.