Our Artist-in-Residence’s Awesome Advice for Aspiring Artists
This fall, renowned space and sculpture artist Megan Mosholder joined YCIS Beijing for a stint as our Artist-in-Residence, a unique role at the school that gives students the opportunity to learn directly from a professional, practicing artist. Below, Ms. Mosholder offers important guidance for Secondary School students considering careers in art.
Chinese Interviews in Honglingjin Park
Throughout their academic career at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students are regularly exposed to Chinese language and culture learning. Secondary School students learn this aspect of the curriculum through daily intensive Chinese classes as well as our Experiencing China trips. However, Chinese language learning doesn’t stop in the classroom.
Soft Skills in YCIS Beijing’s Design and Technology Programme
One of the core tenets of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing school motto is to “Integrate with Technology;” our upcoming Open Day on December 1, hosted by our Secondary School Vice-Principal Don Collins, will explain how the school effectively utilizes technology in the classroom and beyond. Perhaps the most clear-cut example of this meld between technology and education is YCIS Beijing’s Design and Technology Programme, a class that utilizes cutting edge devices and software to imbue in students creativity, problem-solving, and other soft skills necessary for success in their post-academic careers.
YCIS Beijing Athletes and Their Fabulous FOBISIA Victories
Last week, our Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) athletes competed in a sports tournament conducted by the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). Our students competed in a number of events, including track and field, football, and basketball, and took away individual and team awards in many of them!
Cherishing CHERI: How Our Education Research Institute Regularly Enhances YCIS Curriculum
As part of YCIS's commitment to providing progressive education and curriculum, the educational foundation partners with the Chor Hang Educational Research Insitute, or CHERI, in Hong Kong to regularly review teaching practices and curriculum. Recently, Senior Fellow of CHERI Rebecca Maxwell visited the YCIS Beijing campus to meet with leadership and staff regarding the continued development and enhancement of the school's curriculum.
Celebrating Our IGCSE Successes
Last week, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing held its annual IGCSE awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of this past academic year’s IGCSE graduates. The IGCSE programme is a core piece of the Cambridge International Examinations.
Character Education through Student Eyes
An integral aspect of YCIS Beijing’s curriculum is the Character Education Programme, manifested by the school’s monthly character traits as well as the Secondary School’s Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) requirements. Academically, Secondary School offers Character Education classes from Years 7-11, focusing on a wide array of global issues that strives to mold students into global citizens.
Acting Tips from the White Horse Theatre
Primary School students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) were treated to a pair of performances from the White Horse Theatre Group. Returning for another year after last year’s scintillating performances for Secondary School, this year’s performances of Jack and the Beanstalk and Spot the Dog had the students on the edge of their seats. Following their full morning of performances, we spoke with Samantha and Joe about their acting backgrounds and received some expert advice for our own budding young actors at YCIS Beijing.
The Year 5 Drive for Charity
Students in Year 5 recently completed a topics course titled “Global Citizens,” centered on the theme of donations and volunteering. Co-teachers exposed students to the actual process of collecting donations and fundraising, capped with an eye-opening visit to a local migrant children’s school. Spearheading the project was Year 5 teacher Liz Ignoffo, who shed some light on this year’s charity projects and the benefits that students received.