Flying the Flag of Global Citizenship
Year 6 students dived into their Identity and Perspectives topic this term with a visit from Beijing-based graphic design company Lava. From their pro bono work with small businesses in Beijing’s hutongs, to campaigns for larger international clients, they use bold graphic designs to convey meaning and identity. We speak to Mr Michael Cole, Year 6 Teacher, about the visit.
Wiwin Ng: Becoming Part of the PO
Last week, Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Parent Organisation held a Welcome Tea for new and returning parents. We speak to PO Secretary Wiwin Ng about the tea, the role of the PO – and a bit about herself too!
The Shiozuka Family: French Food and Fresh Fruit
In our family profile this week we talk to the Shiozuka Family: Mum Rieko, Dad Hiroshi, and children Yuji and Risae.
The Friia Family: Beijing Ducks, and Max the Dog
Along with 200 other new students starting Yew Chung International School of Beijing this year, we welcome Elise Friia in Year 3, and her mum and dad Carey and Matt. Arriving in Beijing just one month ago, we discuss the highs and lows of relocating overseas, and what they’re most enjoying about Beijing so far.
How Do We Teach Charity?
At the heart of Yew Chung International School of Beijing lies a strong commitment to charity and giving. These principles form a core part of our education and are exemplified in our work with Seeds of Hope. Mr Casey Fanning, Character and Moral Education Development Officer, discusses the importance of charity at YCIS Beijing, and other ways in which we aim to grow and develop the whole person.
From Coding to Kung Fu: Sign Up for Weekend CCAs
Co-Curricular Activities, or CCAs, are an important part of school life at YCIS Beijing. As well as being a core part of the IB Diploma, they help develop valuable soft skills such as team work, communication and self-discipline. With CCAs ranging from volleyball to brush painting, they are a great way to broaden our students’ interests outside of the curriculum.
Home and School: A Partnership for Success
Yew Chung International School of Beijing recognises that a cooperative partnership between school, parent and student lies at the heart of academic success. For this reason we developed our Charter for Success – a series of promises signed at the beginning of every year by teachers, parents and students. Co-Principal Ms Christine Xu explains the significance of the Charter.
"It’s all Bulgarian to me!" Building Language Skills in Secondary
This year, Yew Chung International School of Beijing is building on its EAL (English as an Additional Language) programme in Secondary to ensure students who are new to English language realise their full potential in IGCSE and IBDP. We speak to Ms Rebecca Flavin, Head of English, about our EAL programme and the role of our new Secondary support teacher Ms Susan Botcharova – who last week led a lesson entirely in Bulgarian.
YCIS Beijing Welcomes 200 New Students
Welcome all to the new school year! The first week has come and gone and the campus has been buzzing with activity and new faces.