云谷学校小学部、中学部校历2018.9 - 2019.2 Primary & Middle School Calendar 2018.9 - 2019.2
Bring out the best in every child.
We wish Yungu to become an innovative and high quality school, which also explores the future education. By the power of technology, Yungu school aims at helping more children to benefit from high quality education and blending wisdom and civilizations of both East and West.
We are fully committed to nurturing our students to grow into happy global citizens and lifelong learners who are charitable and independent, with a strong sense of social responsibility.
The value pursued by the school is a focus on people. Students are the beginning and end of all school work. Our pursuit is to regard students as the main body, to pay attention to the quality of students' life, to follow the natural law of students’ growth, and to guide students to their physical and mental development, so that students can become complete and happy people. Teachers are also highly valued at the school as well. Nourishing this group of people with the heart of the craftsmen, the quality of experts, the courage to innovate, and the spirit of optimism and interest, the school can become a paradise for teachers' professional development.
Individualized development is another feature of our school. The school respects individual differences and promotes individualized development. Through our thorough curriculum, optimized teaching methodology and intelligent campus construction, we encourage students to find their own interests and talents, to realize their potential, and “Bring out the best of every child.”
Openness and Diversity
Openness and diversity are the cultural vision of the school. The school aims to integrate both traditional Chinese culture and cultural diversity in the world. Through bilingual education, Global Citizenship, the integration of national curriculum and advanced international teaching and learning methods, the students will be able to develop multi-perspectives and cross-cultural communication skills. We look forward to breaking and transcending the limit of space, time, disciplines and the boundaries between teacher-student, home-school relationships in traditional schools. We wish to help students to explore the outside of the campus, experience the nature, involve in the society, and approach the open and diverse world in the future.
Technology is the connection between the school and the future. Based on the technical support from Alibaba Group, the school aims to build an Intelligent Campus. Through the use of technology, the school could operate effectively and systematically, improve the quality of teaching and learning, motivate students to experience frontier technology, and inspire their creativity and imagination. Meanwhile, through the power of technology, we hope this high-quality education will benefit more students in the world.
Methodology innovation is the way of school development. Yungu School is a pioneer of current education in China. To be the forerunner, we would like to experience new things, accept new concepts and explore new models.
Chairman of Alibaba Partnership Committee
It is often said that knowledge is power. But in my opinion, real power can only be obtained when you possess both wisdom and knowledge. These two are different concepts. Knowledge can be learned, but true wisdom comes from experience. In this age of data, machines can be deemed more intelligent than people since they can calculate faster and boast more solid memory. However, in the future wisdom and education will be competing with knowledge.Read More
It is often said that knowledge is power. But in my opinion, real power can only be obtained when you possess both wisdom and knowledge. These two are different concepts. Knowledge can be learned, but true wisdom comes from experience. In this age of data, machines can be deemed more intelligent than people since they can calculate faster and boast more solid memory. However, in the future wisdom and education will be competing with knowledge.
In Chinese, the word 'education' is composed of two aspects: teaching and cultivating. The object of the former is knowledge, and the latter is culture. Likewise, the Chinese word 'learning' also combines two aspects: learning and practicing. ‘Learning’ is about gaining knowledge, but ‘practicing’ is about imagination and learning through mistakes. The current education system in China needs to be looked at from multiple points of view. The teaching part is excellent, but the cultivation is not yet satisfac- tory, and more emphasis is being placed on the former over the latter. Looking purely at teaching, even those students whose grades may be below average in China are still able to achieve high scores in Europe and America. But academic standards are not everything, and they may not in fact prove to be the most effective way of producing competitive students. Cultivation and enlightenment are crucial. Teachers should offer encouragment and guidance to inspire students to find their inner beauty, to discover their interest in study and exploration, and unleash boundless imagination and creativity. If this is done successfully then every student will grow into a happy individual and a complete person, instead of just being a learning machine. People in China have very high expectations of teachers and schools. In my opinion, teachers have the primary role in teaching.However,the parents have the major responsibility for cultivation.If this cultivation is inefficient or inappropriate, the children will not receive the guidance that they need regarding how to live their lives. It will be difficult for them to enjoy studying. They will not have the courage to take chances and make mistakes. How then can they embrace the future ?