YCIS Character Education programme provides meaningful and memorable lessons focusing on the development of moral character based on Christian values.
Through the programme, students gain the practical knowledge and skills to help them face the ethical, moral, spiritual, social, and cultural issues of adulthood by reflecting on their experiences in real world situations. It helps them understand and responsibly manage a wider range of relationships as they mature, and teaches them the respect for diversity that is needed in today's "global village”. Beyond lesson time, students also find aspects of character education in assemblies, group activities, and across many charity events, which aims at helping them accomplish inner transformation.
YCIS Beijing students are encouraged to take part in a wide range of charity and social service programmes as they learn to become a committed global citizen with a giving heart.
A charity project called “Seeds of Hope” is in operation at YCIS. The project is a system-wide commitment to help build schools in places of need, one school annually in every mainland China province or city where there is a YCIS campus. All students and staff of our YCIS campuses will focus on this singular charitable drive, and fundraising goals will be set. By the Seeds of Hope project, YCIS campuses are able to bring love and charity in the form of educational opportunity and support to many of the poor and disadvantaged children of mainland China.
YCIS Beijing has established close ties with local charities in Beijing. These charities support less privileged rural children or those that live with disasters or sicknesses. The school community, including staff and parents, join hands in raising funds and taking part in event co-ordination. The school also makes frequent visits to migrant schools, hospitals, concerned communities, and other locales that require charity work.
As part of the IB curriculum, all students in the Secondary Section participate in the Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) programme which is designed to raise students' awareness to the needs of their local and global communities.
To view some of the charitable efforts of YCIS Beijing, please check out the following School News:
YCIS Beijing strives to become an environmentally friendly school by taking steps to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. Ecology Action Teams are formed among students to take initiatives to make the campuses and the world a greener place.
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