Parents and families are key to our great WYIS community. We want and need our parents' involvement, and we encourage all parents not only to get involved in their child's education and activities at school, but also to connect through our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO),
The WYIS PTO is a voluntary service organization managed by the parents and administration of WYIS. Not only does participation in PTO give parents the opportunity to partner with WYIS to plan fun school-wide activities, it’s also a great way to meet other parents and quickly become involved at WYIS.
Our PTO welcomes all parents of WYIS students and is a very important resource for both the school and the parents. The PTO is led by an elected committee that includes the PTO president and vice presidents that oversee various aspects and activities sponsored by the group. To help cater to the wide diversity here at WYIS, our PTO is organized into several language groups, each with their own leaders. The language group leaders not only serve as the contacts to disseminate school-related information, but they also assist in communication between parents and the school.
For more information or to get help connecting with PTO, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"When my children first attended WYIS, only my two eldest children (Arthur and Pauline) could speak English. The other two (Édouard and Charles) couldn’t speak or understand anything. It was really difficult for them. But their teachers and other students helped them a lot. Even if they couldn’t understand anything, in the beginning, they were encouraged every day and praised for their growth.
After two years, my children have grown a lot! I have never seen my son Édouard so happy at school before. At WYIS, he has found a safe place to learn and has made friendships from around the world. My youngest son Charles speaks like an American now and he’s so happy to go to school every day. My daughter is also very happy at WYIS. She has discovered the real significance of the words: community, respect, and friendship.
As a parent, I have enjoyed all the events that WYIS has to offer. Some of my favorites have been International Day, Christmas events, Sciences fair, Graduation, and all the different showcases. Even though English is not my first language, everyone has been so welcoming and encouraging.
The last thing I have to say is MERCI! Thank you so much to the teachers who have taught my children and thank you for being welcoming and encouraging to my family. This has been an amazing experience and is a favorite memory of our lives. We are proud to be part of the WYIS community."
"We have been at this school for three years and our children have learned a lot. They can now understand, read, and speak English fluently. They even prefer to read books or watch TV in English rather than in Spanish or French. They have met a lot of new friends from different countries.
At WYIS they have been very happy, the other students and teachers are all very respectful. The American learning method of WYIS has been a great discovery for us. It does not focus on memorization of facts for a single exam, rather it emphasizes a good work ethic throughout the year and a holistic education. Individual and collective projects, presentations to the class, and other activities have been an effective way to teach my children. They really had an enjoyable time in the classroom at WYIS."
"WYIS is the first international school our children have attended. We have experienced a great learning environment with knowledgeable and patient teachers who have a strong passion for helping their students grow. We are very fortunate to be here.
The biggest change we've seen in our children is their interest in reading, especially for English books. They were already interested in reading before coming to Wuhan, but after receiving encouragement from their teachers and classmates, they enjoy reading more during their spare time. They have built a positive reading habit that we believe will benefit them throughout their life.
Another big change is that they are now more open-minded, creative, and respect multi-cultural differences. Students at WYIS are encouraged to think creatively. Our children have worked on different types of projects at school, some by themselves, and some with their classmates. While working on projects, they have learned how to look up information, organize data with their own thoughts and opinions, and present to others in their own words. They have also learned how to communicate and cooperate with their classmates during group projects. With classmates from all over the world, they have learned how to respect others with different cultures."
Want to Get Connected?
Let us know. We’d love to help you get plugged in.
There are many opportunities for parents to volunteer at WYIS. Volunteering offers a huge resource and support base for the school community while showing their kids the importance of participating in the larger community.
By interacting with teachers, administrators, and other parents on a regular basis, you'll gain a firsthand understanding of your child's daily activities. You'll also tap into trends and fads of school life that can help you communicate with your kids as they grow and change (all without intruding on their privacy or personal space).
Here are just some of the ways a parent volunteer can help:
- act as a classroom helper
- help organize, cater, or work at fundraising activities
- help to plan and chaperone in-school events
- organize or assist with a specific club or interest group
- assist coaches and PE teachers with sports and fitness programs or work in the school concession stand at sporting events
- volunteer in the library with story time or reading help
- sew costumes or build sets for drama or musical productions
- work with the school band or choir
- help out with our visual arts department on crafts and projects
- hold a workshop for students in trade or technical programs
- volunteer to speak in the classroom or at a career day
- supervise or judge experiments at a science fair
Have other ideas? We’re always looking for ways to involve our parents.
Wuhan Tianhe International Airport (airport code: WUH) contains more than 35 airlines and operates 170 air routes, including 53 international routes. Chinese Name: 武汉天河国际机场
- Location: 20 km (20 minutes) from the Wuhan city center.
- Wuhan is 72-Hour (3-Day) Transit Visa-Free for passengers from 51 countries, such as USA, Russia, United Kingdom, France, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore.
- All domestic and international flights go through the new T3 terminal, which was opened to the public on August 31, 2017.
- Asian cities: Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Tokyo, Bangkok, Maldives, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Taipei, Ho Chi Minh, etc.
- European cities: London, Paris, Rome, Moscow, etc.
- American cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles
- Oceanic cities: Sydney
There are 72 domestic cities with direct flights from/to Wuhan, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Hangzhou, Jinjiang, Haikou, Urumqi, etc.
- Eastern Airlines (Inquiry: 0086-027-6362 3820)
- Southern Airlines (Inquiry: 0086-027-8530 0000)
There are three main railway stations in Wuhan (Wuhan Railway Station, Hankou Railway Station, Wuchang Railway Station).
Wuhan Railway Station
- Adjacent to the third ring road, Wuhan Railway Station is one of the most important transportation hubs in Hubei Province. It is around 10.6 miles (17 kilometers) to Yellow Crane Tower, 11.2 miles (18 kilometers) to Yangtze River Bridge, 10 miles (16 kilometers) to Wuchang Railway Station, 12 miles (20 kilometers) to Hankou Railway Station, and 26 miles (42 kilometers) to Tianhe International Airport.
- Major rail lines from this station connect to Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xian, Tianjin, Guangzhou, Guilin, and others.
- Address: Baiyun Road, Hongshan District
Hankou Railway Station
- Hankou Railway Station is the biggest European-style Railway Station in China. The station is about 8.1 miles (13 kilometers) from Yellow Crane Tower, 5.6 miles (9 kilometers) from the Yangtze River Bridge, 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) from Wuchang Railway Station, 12 miles (20 kilometers) from Wuhan Railway Station, and 14.3 miles (23 kilometers) from Tianhe International Airport.
- Major rail lines from this station connect to Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hefei, Yichang, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Xian, and Chongqing.
Wuchang Railway Station
- Wuchang Railway Station was initially built in 1916 and renovated in 2008. It is about 1.9 miles (3 kilometers) to Yellow Crane Tower, 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) to Yangtze River Bridge, 10 miles (16 kilometers) to Wuhan Railway Station, 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) to Hankou Railway Station, and 21.1 miles (34 kilometers) to Tianhe International Airport. At the intersection of Beijing-Guangzhou and Wuchang-jiujiang rail lines, it links Wuhan with almost every city inside Hubei Province and many other major cities in China; however, most long-distance trains operated here are ordinary, non-high speed ones.
- Major rail lines from this station connect to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Kunming, and Yichang.
- Address: Development Avenue in Jianghan District
Wuhan’s Subway has developed rapidly over the past few years and has become one of the main forms of transportation for Wuhan citizens. Destinations are shown and broadcast in both Chinese and English. Use Chinese coins or banknotes to purchase tickets on ticket machines at the subway stations.
Taxis & Buses
The starting price for taxis is 10 yuan (for the first 2 km). Most city buses cost 2 yuan in Wuhan. Tourists can get to most of the scenic spots in the city by bus. Prepare some small change, as no change is given.