Principal’s Welcome Message

Greetings and welcome to Yantai Huasheng International School (YHIS).

I am deeply honored to serve and lead the school as Head Principal. As a student, I spent my formative years in Singapore and New Zealand. I consider myself to be deeply blessed to have been through a wide range of strong international education experience, both as a student and as an educator. As a professional educator, I am grateful to have received much mentorship and leadership training, which has greatly influenced the way I think about education and learning. In his book, “The Courage to Teach”, Parker Palmer opines that we teach who we are.

My experiences have me to believe that every student is gifted and needs an opportunity to develop that unique gift. As such, at YHIS, we support each child to develop their own natural gifts and abilities at an age appropriate level. Our students are exposed to the best of a broad-based international education. We do this by giving our students opportunities, choices and possibilities. Our students interact with professional and passionate foreign and national teachers on a day-to-day basis. Many of our staff have a Masters degree in Education. As a school, we believe in taking the best educational research and putting them into practice in our classrooms. Research has shown clearly that teacher-student relationship has the greatest impact on student learning. As such, our teachers are more than just educators – they are educators, mentors, coaches, counselors and more.

As a proud member of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) China, students of YHIS have multiple opportunities to be part of a larger community. From traveling to key cities in China to participate in sports tournaments, Model United Nations, fine arts festival, student leadership conferences, science fair, and senior departure seminar, etc. Our schools are hubs of excellence and deep learning. We strongly encourage our students to pursue these opportunities during their time at YHIS. Our teachers also collaborate with other schools in our network in order to bring out the best in each student.

We desire to guide our students to become individuals who are passionate about learning and leading. At YHIS, every student is first a leader of self, before they are leaders of others. Leadership runs deep in the culture of YHIS and our parent community. Students are provided with opportunities across a range of platforms to develop and hone their leadership skills. They become individuals of excellence and influence who are deep thinkers and confident communicators.

Students are the hope of the future, and providing them with right attitude, skills and knowledge is crucial to their future success. At YHIS, our key emphasis and commitment is to the student, therefore, we teach them well and then let them lead the way.

If your desire is to pursue a world-class international education, I encourage you to visit us to learn more, and consider joining us in this endeavor.

My staff and I look forward to welcoming you to our YHIS community.

Thank you.

Mr. Samuel Goh

Head Principal

Yantai Huasheng International School

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Samuel Goh

Principal’s Welcome Message

My experiences have me to believe that every student is gifted and needs an opportunity to develop that unique gift. As such, at YHIS, we support each child to develop their own natural gifts and abilities at an age appropriate level. Our students are exposed to the best of a broad-based international education. We do this by giving our students opportunities, choices and possibilities. Our students interact with professional and passionate foreign and national teachers on a day-to-day basis. Many of our staff have a Masters degree in Education. As a school, we believe in taking the best educational research and putting them into practice in our classrooms. Research has shown clearly that teacher-student relationship has the greatest impact on student learning. As such, our teachers are more than just educators – they are educators, mentors, coaches, counselors and more.

As a proud member of the International Schools Consortium (iSC) China, students of YHIS have multiple opportunities to be part of a larger community. From traveling to key cities in China to participate in sports tournaments, Model United Nations, fine arts festival, student leadership conferences, science fair, and senior departure seminar, etc. Our schools are hubs of excellence and deep learning. We strongly encourage our students to pursue these opportunities during their time at YHIS. Our teachers also collaborate with other schools in our network in order to bring out the best in each student.

We desire to guide our students to become individuals who are passionate about learning and leading. At YHIS, every student is first a leader of self, before they are leaders of others. Leadership runs deep in the culture of YHIS and our parent community. Students are provided with opportunities across a range of platforms to develop and hone their leadership skills. They become individuals of excellence and influence who are deep thinkers and confident communicators.

Students are the hope of the future, and providing them with right attitude, skills and knowledge is crucial to their future success. At YHIS, our key emphasis and commitment is to the student, therefore, we teach them well and then let them lead the way.

If your desire is to pursue a world-class international education, I encourage you to visit us to learn more, and consider joining us in this endeavor.

My staff and I look forward to welcoming you to our YHIS community.

Thank you.

Mr. Samuel Goh

Head Principal

Yantai Huasheng International School

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Mission

Yantai Huasheng International School (YHIS) provides a holistic, high-quality international education in a loving environment that cultivates integrity and fosters our students’ potential, equipping them with the global competence to positively influence their world.

Core Values

Safe Environment

  • We believe that a safe learning environment is vital for every child’s learning experience and is made possible by healthy relationships and friendships.

Positive Relationships

  •  We desire to be a community where all students and staff alike are nurtured and appreciated.

Unique Identity

  •  We believe that the value of a human being is not determined by outward appearances, beliefs, or social status. Every human being is uniquely created and has undeniable, intrinsic value.

Prepared to Learn

  • We believe that curriculum is about more than an excellent GPA or a straight ‘A’ report card – it is about the love of learning, asking questions, healthy relationships, thinking outside the box; it is about learning how to think, not what to think.

Prepared for Life

  • We believe in preparing our students not just for college, but for life! Our goal is for our graduates to be men and women of strong moral conviction – grounded in an understanding and appreciation of truth and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be able to transform society.

Holistic Development

  • While excellence in academics is critical, integrity and good character are equally, if not more important. We believe that a truly successful school must meet the needs of the whole child.

Parents Valued

  •  We value the partnership we have with parents and desire for them to be involved in their child’s education.

Quality Staff

  •  Our teachers bring a wide range of skills, a depth of knowledge, and an excitement to our academic program.

Supported Staff

  •  We desire to provide a work environment characterized by trust, stability, and support, knowing that it enables them to do their best work.

Community 

  • We desire to make a positive and lasting impact of service by seeing and meeting the needs of others as we form relationships within the local and global community.

Operational Excellence

  • We believe that all aspects of YHIS, including operations, should be characterized by a commitment to excellence.

Global Learning Outcomes

YHIS students learn to…

Intellectual

  • Love learning and master self-learning skills.
  • Exercise the intellectual virtues of courage, carefulness, tenacity, fair-mindedness, curiosity, honesty, and humility.
  • Express their creativity in pursuits such as art, music, technology, drama, writing, and design.
  • Employ critical and creative thinking skills to solve problems and make rational, ethical, and effective decisions that produce the best results.

Physical

  • Appropriately eat, exercise, sleep, and manage stress to maintain lifelong health.
  • Make healthy choices regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
  • Train to increase their strength, speed, endurance, coordination, and agility.

Spiritual

  • Pursue Truth, understanding that an honest pursuit of truth is the foundation of a sound worldview.
  • Articulately support their worldview and understand the worldviews of others.
  • Make daily and life-long decisions consistent with their worldview.
  • Balance busy activity with times of reflection.

Social Emotional

  • Recognize and constructively manage their emotions, for their good and the good of others.
  • Recognize and correctly identify emotions, attitudes, and values in others.
  • Employ interpersonal and social skills and traits to create and maintain positive relationships.
  • Effectively communicate, in English and other languages, using written and verbal and nonverbal communication.
  • Collaborate as part of teams in multi-cultural settings, appreciating diverse styles, views, and backgrounds, especially those of the host culture.
  • Demonstrate confidence and a sense of responsibility to society.

Character

  • Establish trustworthiness by demonstrating integrity, honesty, promise-keeping, and loyalty.
  • Show respect for authority, property, and other people, regardless of whether they think it is deserved.
  • Demonstrate responsibility by taking ownership of their words, actions, and attitudes, being accountable for the consequences of their choices.
  • Apply principles of fairness and justice in their interactions.
  • Exercise caring for the well-being of others through compassion, kindness, generosity, sharing, and service.

School History & Governance

Since 1986, International Schools Consortium (iSC) has served the multinational community in China and is among the oldest in China today. iSC has schools in Qingdao, Chengdu, Tianjin, Wuhan, Wuxi, and Yantai as well as schools in the UAE. iSC is a division of the LDi family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation.  Yantai Huasheng International Education Development Co., Ltd. and iSC partnered in 2015 to build and develop iSC’s seventh international school. In April 2015, YHIS became Yantai’s first English language international school licensed by the Shandong Provincial Government and opened its doors August 9, 2016. YHIS provides expatriate children a Western-style education taught in the English language. It currently serves children age 3 through 12th and is preparing for an accreditation process through Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Proud Member of iSC

Since 1986, International Schools Consortium (iSC) has served the multinational community in China and is among the oldest in China today. iSC is a division of the LDi family of companies, an organization committed to leadership development, training, and transformation.

In our schools are children of diplomats and business people, some freshly arrived, some having been abroad for most of their lives. We are proud to offer an American-based curriculum with an international focus, providing a solid foundation in both education and character. Our curriculum prepares students to achieve their goals and to impact their communities around the world. Click HERE for the iSC Fact Sheet.