Parents

The Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of WYIS is a voluntary service organization managed by the parents and teachers 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 communications@wyischina.com.

VOLUNTEER

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.

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Documents Transportation

Airport

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.

International Connections

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

Domestic Connections

There are 72 domestic cities with direct flights from/to Wuhan. Below are links to airport information for connecting cities that you might be interested in.

Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Changsha, Xian, Chengdu, Chongqing, Guilin, Hangzhou, Jinjiang, Haikou, Urumqi, etc.

Ticket Offices

Eastern Airline Enquiry: 0086-027-6362 3820

Southern Airlines Enquiry: 0086-027-8530 0000

Train Stations

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

Buses to Nearby Tourist Areas — nope. Don’t have this yet.

Subway

Wuhan’s Subway is developing rapidly and has become one of the main forms of transportation for Wuhan citizens. Destinations are shown and broadcast in both Chinese and English. It's quite convenient for you to save on transport.

Use Chinese coins or banknotes to purchase tickets on ticket machines at the subway stations.

Taxis

The starting price is 10 yuan (for the first 2 km).

City Buses

It costs 2 yuan for most public buses 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.