14 Oct, 2016
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On October 14, 2016, the students and teachers of Yew Wah International School of Rizhao celebrated Founder’s Day with their peers at other Yew Chung and Yew Wah campuses around the world.
At YWIS Rizhao, we arranged the students for participating in many sports and related activities throughout the day. Parents were also invited to participate in a Parents’ Egg & Spoon Race and a Three Legged Race. Lots of laughter indicated that everyone enjoyed themselves.
At the end of the day we had a short assembly to award participation certificates to all students and two special awards to outstanding students. It did not matter who won or fell behind; the fact that students participated and had fun was important! YWIS staff and helpers received awards for organising and assisting on Founder’s Day.
What Is Founder’s Day?
Madam Tsang Chor-hang founded Yew Chung in Hong Kong in 1932 and led the school to survive the tumultuous years of World War II and the uncertainties of the post-War era. By implementing the holistic teaching approach, Yew Chung began modestly as a small school, and gradually expanded into a global network of international schools. In 1980s-1990s, Dr Betty Chan Po-king, Madam Tsang’s daughter and Director of Yew Chung International Schools (YCIS) and Yew Wah International Education Foundation, and Professor Paul Yip Kwok-wah, Chairman of the Board of Yew Wah International Education Foundation, set about to bring international education to mainland China.
Madam Tsang has become the focal point that unifies all our Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools. As a way of expressing gratitude for the contribution she has made to bring together all Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools, we established Founder’s Day as a special annual event within the Yew Chung and Yew Wah community on the second Friday of October of every year, while celebrating our 80th anniversary in the academic year of 2012-2013. The event gathered students, staff members, alumni and friends of Yew Chung and Yew Wah to acknowledge the foundation laid by Madam Tsang for Yew Chung and Yew Wah.