YC YW Creative Writing Competition
Winners for the very first foundation wide writing competition have been announced! Initiated to allow students to learn even during the closure of campuses, the Yew Chung Yew Wah (YC YW) Creative Writing Competition saw approximately 400 entries being submitted by students across our network of schools including YCIS Beijing.
Checkout the YCIS-BJ Virtual IBDP Art Exhibition
Many school events have been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, one of those being the our Year 13 annual IBDP Art Exhibition which offers an opportunity for YCIS Beijing graduating students to showcase their IB portfolios to the school community before the end of the academic year.
Flashing Back to Global Community Day
If held on May 16, Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Global Community Day (GCD) would have celebrated for the 12th year in a row the many talents of our students and the diversity of our families, all in the name of charity.
YCIS-BJ Y11s are Back to School!
School life has taken a further step towards normality at Yew Chung International School of Beijing as another year level returned to campus this week. On Monday, our Year 11 students joined their senior counterparts as already announced by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission earlier last month, allowing schools in the Capital to open their doors for more students. Similar to the return of Y13s, the school community was overjoyed to have the cohort back on campus after months of preparations.
Coping Skills on Wellness Day
Following the success of the inaugural Wellness Wednesday in March, the YCIS Beijing Secondary team hosted yet another Wellness Day for Lower Secondary students one earlier this month after taking into consideration many of the students' recommendations regarding activities. Planned activities were focused on helping students cope with pressures that come with academic work especially during the time of eLearning, reinforcing our school's commitment to a holistic approach to teaching and learning, which stresses students' overall welfare.
Maintaining Engagement with Exercise
Throughout the past months of e-learning, teachers have been working very hard to keep students engaged – PE teachers included. With a subject that mainly requires physical contact like PE, especially with younger students, our teachers have applied their ingenuity in how they plan their lessons to ensure that our YCIS Beijing learners remain focused and involved during online classes.
Campus Safety and Reopening Procedures
On Thursday, 7th May, representatives from various government organisations inspected our Honglingjing campus once again to ensure the readiness of our facilities for the return of Year 11 students next week Monday, 11th May. With the Year 13s already on campus, a majority of the preparations were already complete, but a few adjustments had to be put in place to accommodate the larger cohort. Below is a list of items the School focused on for the second time to be ready to welcome back our Year 11 students.
The Uni Application Process During COVID-19
The second half of the school year has been largely dominated by news related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Education institutions and other organizations, communities and individuals were forced to devise alternatives to how they typically operate – which has required a large proportion of flexibility and adaptation. Graduating classes and universities around the world have also adjusted their procedure in response to the lockdown. Jonathan Mellen, YCIS Beijing’s University Guidance Officer, offers us an overview of which adjustments University Applications have applied to the regular process and how he plans to prepare our students for new academic year.
YCIS-BJ Year 13s are back on Campus!
After almost three months of eLearning and missing school life, our seniors finally returned to a campus thoroughly prepared for their first day on Monday, April 27th. Several government officials, members of the Balizhuang Community and YCIS Beijing staff which included teachers ,were all eagerly waiting for the students' to be back in the classrooms since the closure in January.