Friday, 31 October 2014

Hangzhou News - Presentation to Year 9

CIS Hangzhou Director Richard Pratt visited the parent school in Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago to give a presentation to the current Year 9s, our prospective third year intake. He was ably supported by a selection of Year 11 students: Axel Leven, Gloria Schiavo, Jasmine Topp, Catherine Wang, and Justin Choo - graduates of our pioneering Hangzhou cohort from last year.

Friday, 24 October 2014

More scenes from Tongzhou

As a follow-up to Ms Lee's portrait of the 'Culinary Capers' cooking activity from last week's Tongzhou IDE, here is a slideshow of some of the photos I took during an idyllic two days away from campus. As well as exploring the charming little river island of Tongzhou and performing with a band of local musicians there, we spent our Wednesday afternoon at the Chinese Football Academy in nearby Tonglu city, staging a mass coaching session for local primary schoolchildren with our partner NGO, China Grassroots Football.

Slideshow created by Mr Murphy

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Culinary Capers!

During last week's IDE excursion to the river island of Tongzhou, just south of Hangzhou, one group of students opted to spend some time working with their homestay hosts in the kitchen to learn how to prepare some local dishes.

Slideshow created by Ms Lee

Friday, 10 October 2014

Hangzhou News - Geography Field Day

This Tuesday was devoted entirely to Geography, with students spending the day using mapping software to plot the positions of buildings on the GYS host campus, and then creating hand-drawn map/games. Cheeling Wu, Ariana Beaver, and Enrique Chuidian introduce their products.

Monday, 6 October 2014

More glimpses of the GYS Primary Teaching Experience

To follow up on Stephen Chan's brief video report a week or so back, here are some of the photographs I took of our Primary Teaching Experience - where our students worked in teams of two or three to deliver a series of 40-minute English lessons to small groups of young children from Grades 4 to 6 in the Primary division of our host school, Greentown Yuhua.

The music is DJ Dain's mashup of I'm Yours (Jason Mraz), Don't Worry, Be Happy (Bobby McFerrin), and What A Wonderful World (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) [and there's a little bit of Over The Rainbow in there too!]

Slideshow created by Mr Murphy

Friday, 3 October 2014

Hangzhou News - settling in, one month in

This week's 'Hangzhou News' features a couple of short interviews - with student Tristan Wong and Coach Mentor Thebes Law - on their experiences during their first month living here on the Hangzhou campus.