How Hoodies Brought Together an IB Class
The class of 2020 experienced what some may label the most challenging year of their academic lives due to COVID-19, but their successors, this year's seniors (Years 12 and 13), have to live with the aftermath of the virus disruptions. With limited activities on campus, students have fewer opportunities to bond and get to know one another. Unsurprisingly, when Mr Jonathan Mellen, Secondary Co-ordinator and University Guidance Counsellor came up with the idea for students to apply themselves to community service and unity through something as simple as their clothes, students were excited. Enter: the YCIS hoodie project.
Back to Ancient Rome as the Games Begin
For the past few weeks Year 7 students studying Humanities have been learning about the Ancient Roman Empire – how it evolved and its deep impact on Western civilisation. Students had the opportunity to explore every aspect of the unit through reading, research and a Project-Based Learning (PBL) activity where they were tasked with designing a board game to be presented on Wednesday, January 20.
Christmas – and Warm Blankets – Arrive in Yunnan
Gifts collected by members of the YCIS Beijing Parent Organisation (PO) in the week leading up to Christmas, were successfully delivered to Qingshuihe town in Yunnan.
A Bullish Return to School as the Year of the Ox Approaches
We welcomed our students and teachers back on campus on Tuesday January 5 after a much-needed winter break. Also arriving were some of the 35 new students joining us from various countries and the last batch of teachers coming in from abroad.
How Jessica Sun Helps Brighten Our School Leadership Team
A new year normally ushers in change. At YCIS Beijing we welcomed fresh students as well as Chinese Co-Principal Ms Jessica Sun, the latest addition to our School Leadership Team (SLT).
YCYW “A Celebration of Music” Composition Competition
Music is a powerful and expressive language we value and cultivate with passion at Yew Chung and Yew Wah. We connect, communicate, learn and grow with music. Over the years, our talented and musical young people have presented numerous impressive and theatrical performances and concerts to our community.
Merry Christmas from YCIS Beijing
On Saturday, December 12, our students gathered in the YCIS Beijing auditorium for the annual Christmas concert celebrating the festive season. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed the show on an online streaming platform as a broad range of students from our ECE, primary and secondary schools joined in the carols and music.
Lights, Carols, Backpacks – the Spirit of Giving in the Festive Season
Every year in the second week of December, our school springs to life with Christmas decorations, presents from Primary students stacked under the festive Christmas tree, and the sound of carolling by the more musically inclined members of our Parent Organisation (PO). The main building fills with holiday cheer with a little help from the annual Christmas Wish Tree Project.
Craving a Good Cause? Eat Your Heart out Folks Because We’re Diving into Cakes Here
It all started innocently enough with a serious craving for chocolate cake. Year 12 students, Vera Parco, Stella Snider-Hickey, Chenan Li, Alice Zhou, Emmie Sandifer-Stench and Suri Son, decided to do something about it.