Primary EAL: No Student Left Behind
Primary teachers at Yew Chung International School of Beijing have been taking part in a series of workshops lead by our English Additional Language (EAL) specialists. We speak to EAL teacher Ms Marlena Hawkins about the workshops and how we support students with English language acquisition.
Two Heads Are Better Than One: YCIS Chongqing Visits Beijing
On Monday Primary leaders from YCIS Chongqing visited Yew Chung International School of Beijing to learn more about our Learning Communities. We speak to Head of Primary, Mr James Sweeney, about the visit and how we make the most of our Yew Chung network.
Six Tips for Beating Anxiety
On February 28 Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s School Counsellor, Rachel George, will host a workshop for parents on “Beating School Anxiety”. The workshop will help parents recognise the signs of anxiety in their children and offer some strategies for helping them overcome their stress. We ask Rachel to share some of her top tips ahead of the workshop.
Meet Our New Catering Manager!
We are excited to introduce Mr Alan Chang as the new catering manager of our Chartwells kitchen at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. Alan has a great deal of experience in food and is thinking about fresh ideas for our menus this semester. We talk to Alan to find out more.
Chinese New Year Round-Up!
Last week students, families and staff were treated to the Temple Fair and Beautiful China performances at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. The Beautiful China performances were an incredible feat – put together by the Chinese homeroom teachers in just a matter of weeks following the Christmas break. Meanwhile, Temple Fair was the first major event organised by our new Secondary Chinese Co-ordinator, Ms Amy Zhang, along with valuable contributions from our Secondary students and Chinese staff.
Top Tips from our University Guidance Counsellor
Students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing have already received several fantastic university offers. There’s Chloe Sandifer-Stech who has received no fewer than three scholarship offers from top American universities. Joshua Perrett has received offers from leading British universities Southampton and Bristol, and Cici Lin Shiqian has received offers from UCL, York and Sydney. The list goes on and offers continue to roll in. We discuss applications with University Guidance Counsellor Mr Jonathan Mellen.
Tianjin Juilliard and the Power of Music
Opened in New York City in 1905, the Juilliard School has been leading the way in arts education for over 100 years. They are now beginning a new chapter in Tianjin. Last week, we welcomed Nick Corasaniti and Ray Zhou from Tianjin Juilliard to Yew Chung International School of Beijing. We speak to them about the new school and the benefits of musical education.
Make Your Own Chinese New Year Decorations!
Over the last few weeks, students throughout Yew Chung International School of Beijing have been busy making Chinese New Year decorations for the Temple Fair and upcoming festival. Ms Andrea Kang, Years 9-11 Learning Community Chinese Team Leader, shares some arts and crafts ideas that you can do at home!
East Meets West: Our Global Music Programme
Formerly a music teacher at YCIS Beijing and now a Senior Fellow at CHERI, Ms Anne Dwyer works with Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools to advance the quality education of our students. As part of this, she devotes much of her time to curriculum matters – most recently, working with music educators to develop the Yew Wah music curriculum. We speak to Anne about how we incorporate Chinese and Western music into our curriculum.