Yew Wah residence halls, as vital extensions of our schools, seek to instil a lifelong love of learning in our residence hall students and actively nurture their whole-person development in order to prepare them to live successful lives characterised by responsible global citizenship, compassion for others and personal integrity.
7-Day Boarding Programme
Starting from August 2019, YWIES Zhejiang Tongxiang has been offering 7-Day Boarding to Residence Hall students in Grade 7 and above. It is because we understand that not all students are living in Tongxiang, and 7-Day Boarding allows students who live far away to save their time from rushing between the school and home. With the time they save, students can study more and have a larger sense of belonging towards Residence Hall and YWIES Zhejiang Tongxiang. However, we also recognise that it is vital that students have time at home with their families. Therefore, we have some exeat weekends throughout the year whereby students will all return home.
Students enjoy more freedom and more responsibilities on the weekends, for example joining classes and workshops on Saturdays, and going on off-campus excursions on Sundays. Meanwhile, they need to cook for themselves, pursue their own interest in guided free time and structure their study time. The student-teacher ratio is low during weekends. Students can get more attention and guidance in life in the 7-Day Boarding Programme. It also provides more opportunities and time for the students to communicate with the teachers.
Dormitory Facilities & Services
Yew Wah residence halls are specifically designed to ensure that all students live in a beautiful, spacious, hygienic and secure environment with modern residential facilities. All students live in groups with 3-12 persons per room depending on grade level. Our rooms are comfortable, modern and secure, with attention to detail in design and furnishings. There is enough study space with good lighting for each student resident. Each room provides air-conditioning and heating, and residents share a private en suite bathroom. There is a family room in which students can socialise, discuss their studies and watch TV during their leisure time.
Yew Wah residence halls have a timetable for students to follow with regular studying time and activities. Hall staff will supervise evening study. Activity times of age-appropriate length are required for all residence hall students. Residents study in a quiet space and our hall staff will act as mentors to check students' homework diaries, ensure homework is done, help with any problems and communicate with teachers if necessary. Students are free to read anything other than textbooks and homework materials. The purpose is to help extend students' knowledge beyond the classroom. Residence halls always organise diversified activities involving culture and sports for residents after regular studying time. These activities can nurture whole-person development.
Yew Wah's low staff to resident ratio facilitates a nurturing environment that focuses on the individual and promotes students’ safety and well-being. Our hall staff looks after the students from the moment they wake up and go to school until the time they go to sleep. All hall staff members are well trained with regard to the dorm’s daily operations, event or activity planning, safety and security of students as well as crisis management. Yew Wah’s dorm staff will talk with parents by phone or in person about their child on a regular basis, and communicate with parents whenever necessary should the need arise. Residence halls will also produce a regular newsletter reporting recent dorm activities and upcoming events.
Residence Hall Programmes
In Yew Wah’s “family-structured” hall life, students learn teamwork and become more independent and caring persons. Hall life also allows students to learn to live in a community and to develop important personality traits such as positive self-esteem, a sense of personal responsibility and leadership skills.