YCIS Qingdao Opens New Huangdao Campus
Yew Chung International School (YCIS) of Qingdao celebrated the opening of a new school in Huangdao on October 21, 2011. The campus is close to the Kaifaqu Development Zone of Huangdao, the main population center on the other side of Jiaozhou Bay from Qingdao. Huangdao began to develop in earnest after Qingdao was declared one of the original 14 Special Economic Zones of China in 1984.
YCIS has 2 campuses in the Qingdao area – the original location is in Shazikou (Laoshan district). For more information on the school and programs, contact YCIS via email or call 8880.0003.
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Yew Chung International School of Qingdao has recently had much to celebrate. Public examinations sat during May 2011 revealed excellent attainment. In August 2011 the doors of the fantastic new campus opened to its students in the rapidly developing district of Huangdao. Now conveniently linked by undersea tunnel to Qingdao city, this area is fast becoming the favoured place for business and high living standards. The large school campus, located within the residential part, has an excellent provision of outdoor and indoor facilities including a high-tech new Apple computer suite and interactive Smartboards in every classroom.
On 21st October the excitement was suitably high and fitting for the much-awaited great occasion, the Dedication Ceremony and Grand Opening, with guests coming from far and wide. A selection of photographic memories and a unique short film about the construction of the new campus passed before the eyes of the audience. This showed the birth and development of the new school, which highlighted YCIS’s unique position.
Dr. Chan and Professor Yip of Yew Chung and YewWah Education were among those delivering addresses to the audience, joined by representatives Management Committee of Qingdao Economic and Technology Development Zone of Qingdao and Shandong Education Bureaus and Shandong Provincial Education Department.
Student performances were interspersed between the speakers, bringing a range of musical talent. Raising the roof with Chinese drums for an explosive start, leading later to the soft tones of a student’s beautiful solo telling a story of dreams flowing into a duet; this was accompanied by an electrifying visual display of sand picture art. The seven images were created and displayed live as the sand was strewn across glass – depicting key elements of our philosophy and education objectives. Orchestral pieces, including Allegro from Handel’s Water Music, epitomised the level of musical ability.
The symbolic cutting of ribbon by the keynote speakers indicated the euphoric arrival of the official opening of the school. Concluding with an orchestral crescendo the celebrations then flowed into the playground courtyard to witness the release of white birds representing the flight of students’ dreams and the proclamation of love.
YCIS Qingdao Official Website