Preparation Continues for Centennial Celebrations

Preparation Continues for Centennial Celebrations

by Craig Coutts, Head of School

The 2024-25 school year marks 100 years of the existence of YIS. This is an incredible milestone in the history of our school and it will be an opportunity for our whole community, both present and past, to come together and celebrate what it means to be a Dragon. There is a large team of people already working on events and celebrations that will stretch across the year, with the main birthday celebrations taking place between 25 - 28, October 2024.


red and white banner with text reading %22Creating community for 100 years%22

100th Anniversary banner which can be seen displayed on the school campus

100th Anniversary Website Launch: On Friday, March 15 we are launching our dedicated 100th Anniversary Website for the celebrations which will host information about the celebrations as well as provide a place for people to post photos connected to their time here at YIS and share messages across our worldwide community. There is also a slideshow that will take you through the growth and history of YIS and the many changes we have seen over the century. Our school store will have memorabilia for sale next year and there will be exhibitions, displays and events throughout the year culminating in the graduation for our class of 2025.

We encourage alumni, former staff and parents of alumni to stay informed about alumni-specific events and conversations through our alumni Facebook page.


We have received many messages from people who are making plans to visit during the celebrations and it will be a chance for our alumni to meet many of you who are with us here today at YIS. This is a significant time in the history of YIS and I hope you will take every opportunity to take part in the celebrations and come together within our very special community.

Call for pictures, nostalgia and congratulatory messages: Once the picture and message bulletin boards have been published, we will invite our wider community to contribute pictures of their time at YIS and congratulatory messages to the bulletin boards. Have an amusing bad hair-day yearbook picture from your elementary school days? How about that cherished group pic from Field Studies? Care to resurrect that picture of you and your prom date? Now's your chance. Start foraging through those old pics to get them ready for uploading! No matter where you are in the world, you can relive your YIS memories with those who helped create them.


Enquiries about the 100th anniversary celebrations organized by the school can be sent to
Enquiries about the celebratory events for alumni organized by the Alumni Association Launch Committee can be sent to