Seeds of Hope: Spreading Love and Charity
Yew Chung International School of Beijing staff and students recently took a trek several hours south of Beijing to spend the day at their Seeds of Hope partner school in Xilian. Established after the devastating Sichuan earthquake in 2008, Yew Chung's Seeds of Hope Charity has built multiple schools in rural areas around China with the purpose of giving local students access to better educational opportunities and the hope of a brighter future. The charity also supports local schools by providing teaching resources, teacher training and facilities improvements, such as with the Xilian School.
Making Museums Meaningful (And Fun!)
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing, part of the unique Learning Community model
Oobleck, Slime and Science
Autumn is the perfect time of year to put a seasonal spin on favourite experiments.
Upgrading Education for the Future
YCIS Beijing was recently featured in the American Chamber of Commerce in China’s Business Now magazine.
The Link Between Global Citizenship and Environmental Stewardship
This month’s article focuses on Global Citizenship education, a cornerstone of Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s teaching philosophy that seeks to instill a mindset of responsible action aimed towards care and sustainability of the planet and its peoples.
YCIS Beijing’s Five Quick and Easy Tools for Summer Fun
Summer vacation is right around the corner for YCIS Beijing students and families. Whether you’re staying in Beijing or heading home for the summer months, if you’re a parent there’s no question that new activities to keep your kids occupied during this long stretch of down-time are always welcome! In this month’s print clipping, one of our Year 2 Co-Teachers, Megan Banerjee, recommends five great ways for your kids to get out of the house and having fun in the summer sun.
Year 10’s Taste Test for TimeOut
In Beijing, the thermostat has already hit the mid 30’s consistently for some time now, and we only expect the weather to get even hotter. In the spirit of offering some welcome respite from the oppressive summer sun, two of our Year 10 students got the opportunity to taste test a few of the best ice cream shops in downtown Beijing and to give their take on each. Check out what passed the test by following the link below!
YCIS Beijing’s Shining Community Star
April’s issue of beijingkids magazine featured a full spread of Shining Community Stars, driven local and expat individuals that have made and continue to make indelible impacts on the local school community. The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Secondary School Maths Teacher Sharee Hebert was featured in this section for her work mobilising the school community in contributing to fundraising efforts for local orphanages. We applaud her efforts to make Beijing a better place!
How Classroom Debate Fosters Real-World Learning
Classroom debate is a tried and true learning exercise that instils in students critical thinking, reasoning, and global awareness skills, key pieces to the education that the Yew Chung International School of Beijing offers. Jon Mellen, our Global Politics teacher, recently contributed to a piece on how to effectively foster in-class debates for City Weekend Parents and Kids, explaining that despite the prevalence of volatile international issues (think Trump, Brexit, and more), debate remains a valuable exercise for student learning.