Successful First Steps: Tips to Guide Your Child’s Transition to Kindergarten
The start of kindergarten is one of the biggest transitions in the life of a young child. Moving from the safety and security of a home environment into a new and unfamiliar setting presents many challenges for new students, faced suddenly with new authority figures and new daytime routines.
From Russia with Love… And Four Children
With the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, we’ve welcomed hundreds of new members into the YCIS Beijing family. Hailing from more than 40 countries and all corners of the globe, we’ve certainly maintained our reputation as one of the most truly international schools in Beijing.
3 Projects to Pave IBDP Success
For many years, CAS has been an integral part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme student experience at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. As one of the standard requirements to receive an IB diploma, CAS stands for “Creativity, Action and Service”, and adds a holistic element to the IBDP curriculum, where students are required to pursue artistic, athletic, and charitable projects and activities to augment their academic studies.
7 Principles to Prepare Students for an Uncertain Future
This week, Yew Chung International School of Beijing invited parents to campus for an in-depth look at the famed YCIS Beijing Chinese programme. Christine Xu (Chinese Co-Principal) and April Peng (Primary Chinese Coordinator) spent an hour with parents discussing the curriculum and teaching methodologies which are structured around 7 Principles of Learning.
Acclaimed Film Highlights YCIS Beijing’s Revolutionary Practices
On August 31, Yew Chung International School of Beijing partnered with JingKids to present a screening of the film Most Likely to Succeed – a critically acclaimed documentary on the state of formal education in the 21 century. Through interviews with some of the world’s top minds in education, including Sir Kenneth Robinson and Sal Khan, the film casts a critical eye on the antiquated 20-century industrial model of education that consists of boxed classrooms and rigid curriculums versus open spaces and student-led enquiry.
Seamus Thomson: Y3’s New “Big Friendly Giant”
With the beginning of the 2017-18 academic year, Yew Chung International School of Beijing has the pleasure of welcoming an enthusiastic team of new teachers from around the world to join our dedicated teaching staff.
YCIS Beijing Community: A Growing Family
With the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, we’ve welcomed hundreds of new members into the YCIS Beijing family. Hailing from more than 37 countries and all corners of the globe, we’ve certainly maintained our reputation as one of the most truly international schools in Beijing.
First Steps of a New Journey
On Monday, August 21, Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrated our first day of school. With such a large school community – of various ages, cultures, and life experiences – a vast range of emotions was on display throughout the day on our Honglingjin Park campus.
Welcome to the 2017/18 School Year
We are delighted to welcome back families who have been with us for some time, and we extend a special welcome to families who are new to our community this year. We are very excited about the year ahead.