Co-Curriculum Programmes

YCIS teacher with several students during art class

Co-Curriculum Programmes in Primary

After-School Activities (ASA) – We have three rounds per year, with each round being eight weeks long. Our co-curricular activities happen on Tuesdays and Thursdays, where students can choose one or both days, depending on their interests. Some activities are free while others may have a fee attached to them. ASAs are run by both teachers and outside vendors. Some after school pograms are Homework Club, Lego Club, Minecraft, Kung Fu, Tennis, Hip-hop Dancing, Basketball, Science Activities, Magic Shows, Baking, Calligraphy and many more.

Field Trips – All year levels go on two or three Field trips per year, in and around Beijing. These will tie into what they are covering or working on in class. Some trip examples are to Green Cow Organic Farm, Prince Gong’s Mansion, Puppet Theatre, Beijing Zoo, Capital Museum, Wali Park, Science Museum and Butterfly Farm.

YCIS soccer team on a soccer pitch

Sports – Primary students get involved in PE lessons each week, with some of the Upper Primary students being involved in inter-school competitions with football teams, badminton and handball competitions, plus swimming competitions.

Group of YCIS students performing a musical

Music and Performing Arts Activities

Our annual Performing Arts Concerts is a collaborative experience allowing students from all years in Secondary to connect and experience the thrills of performance. Dance, drama and music disciplines take the centre stage but students also learn backstage craft and also the logistics of putting on a performance. As student progress through the school the responsibility for the productions increases with students helping younger students with the performance requirements.

One YCIS student with soccer balls

Sporting Options ISAC and ACAMIS

Our students compete in a range of sporting disciplines with the ISAC (International Schools Athletic Conference) and ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools) which takes students to major cities in China to compete in sports such as basketball, golf, volleyball, soccer, badminton and swimming. These experiences support our Physical Education programme which initially exposes students to the skills of each discipline.

YCIS students visit a school in China

Experiencing China

This programme sends our students out into various parts of China to gain first-hand experience of life beyond the large city of Beijing. Visiting iconic sites relating to Chinese history and spending time with people living in a rural environment – this experience brings new understanding and appreciation. Students learn much from one another as they travel to and from Beijing and learn together through lectures, practical workshops and challenging activities such as mountain biking and Shaolin Temple Kung Fu.

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