A Career Taste-Test: Our Internship Programme
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students benefit from many programmes and initiatives offered through the Student Support Services Department. A great example is the annual Year 11 Internship Programme. Overseen by the school University Guidance Counsellor, this internship programme helps students on the university track, to boost their skills and build their personal portfolios, ahead of the competitive university application process. The internship programme is especially useful for students who plan on attending university in Korea. As it provides them with an opportunity to procure a letter of recommendation from an employer, which they will need when applying to Korean universities.During the final week of this year’s internship programme, we spoke with University Guidance Counsellor, Mr Jonathan Mellen about the programme.
Stepping Up: Out of Kindergarten and into Primary
As summer break approaches, little learners from Beijing to Britain and everywhere in-between are preparing to step up to a new challenge, Primary School. At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) we have been working to ready our Year 4 Kindergarten scholars for the transition to Year 1 of Primary for several months now. While our devoted educators will continue to shepherd our little learners through this transition during the first few months of the 2019-2020 school year, we are enlisting our most dedicated, effective reserve forces to continue this critical work over the summer months, parents.
How Far They’ll Go: Our Kindergarten Graduation
Graduation season at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) is an electric time of year. The air is charged with the eager anticipation of the unfurling of ever-expanding realms of possibility for our talented scholars.On Wednesday, 19 June, we held our annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) graduation ceremony for our K4 students in the school Auditorium. Our K4 graduation was an opportunity to recognise the achievements of the oldest of our ECE learners and mark one of life’s first significant educational milestones, the transition from ECE to Primary School. Proud families and teachers met in the auditorium for the ceremony, which included musical performances by the tiny graduates.
Bon Voyage Class of 2019
On Thursday 6 June, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) bid our seniors "bon voyage" during our Year 13 Graduation. It was a wonderful day, filled with pride, joy, and a few tears as teachers, alumni, parents, friends and students all came together to celebrate the achievements of the graduating Class of 2019.
Dragon Boats & Zongzi!
Last week the Duan Wu Festival (端午节Duānwǔ jié) was observed across China. Better known to English speakers as the Dragon Boat Festival, this popular holiday is traditionally celebrated with Dragon Boat races. Across the country, people gathered to cheer on the colourful dragon boats, from parks to palaces, and even our school campus! That’s right, here at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we held our very own dragon boat races for YCIS Beijing’s young scholars.
Just Another Brush on the Wall
Among the many highlights of any tour of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) campus are our murals. Displayed around the school, these beautiful works of art are due in large part to our talented art teachers and the outside artists we periodically welcome into our school community through our Artist-in-Residence Programme. After adding yet another lovely mural to our collection this year, we spoke with Secondary Art teacher, Allison Cusato who oversaw its creation.
A New Chapter in Early Childhood Education
Secretary for Education, Mr Kevin Yeung, joined Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Dr Betty Chan, for the College’s Inauguration Ceremony. Mr Yeung and Dr Chan were also later joined by Founders of the “Heart to Heart Foundation, Ms Pamela Peck and Mr Paul Tse, in officiating the Grand Opening of the “Pamela Peck Discovery Space”, marking a new chapter in Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong
Beyond Bilingualism: Nurturing Bi-Cultural Learning in Secondary
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we have been holding a lot of Celebrations of Learning for our Secondary School Chinese programme students lately. As the school year draws to a close, our students are enjoying showing off all they have been learning about Chinese language and culture to their parents, peers and teachers in these dynamic, end of unit presentations. Our students are also beginning to look forward to what next school year will hold for them, and their 2019-2020 Chinese cultural exploration trips and festival celebrations are top of mind. This week we were joined once again by Amy Zhang, Secondary Chinese Co-ordinator, to discuss what bi-cultural learning means in practice at YCIS Beijing and how it forms an integral part of our Chinese programme in Secondary.
One Beautiful Night in Beijing!
Last weekend we held our annual Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Charity Gala, celebrating the close to another spectacular school year and sharing our good fortunes through charity fundraising. This year’s theme was "One Night in Beijing" and what a beautiful night it was! The evening was filled with fantastic food, entertainment and good company as we forged new memories to last a lifetime with our parents, partners and the wider YCIS Beijing community.