ISAC Football Champions!
Last Saturday, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Under 11 Girls’ and Boys’ Teams took part in the annual International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC) Football Tournament which took place at BCIS and Dulwich College Beijing, respectively. The competition saw 13 international schools around Beijing gather to compete for top prizes on a perfectly sunny day, where coaches, parents and supporters came out in numbers to support their respective teams. The YCIS Beijing squads went on the field and collected some trophies!
Jenkins Family: On the Quest for New Experiences
The Jenkins family, since moving here last summer, has discovered a few pockets in the capital which consist of the many famously vibrant Beijing parks, cafes and restaurants. The family of four, despite missing out on friends and family’s important milestones such as birthdays back in the Unites States, has made most of their time here, and are looking forward to more family adventures.
Discovering and Nurturing Unique Talents
A fundamental aspect of Yew Chung’s philosophy is the emphasis on a holistic approach to learning and the equal importance given to all areas beyond the academic curriculum including the arts, technology, character education, and sports. In line with our Principles and Practices, nurturing each and every student’s talent to the fullest potential is a pivotal part of our ethos which our teachers equally value.
Building Literacy Through Storytelling
On Tuesday, New Zealand born storyteller, Andy Wright paid a visit to Yew Chung International School of Beijing, as part of our continued efforts to instill a love for literature and storytelling. His storytelling and subsequent performance of the Haka was centered on the story of New Zealand’s discovery by Maui, a demigod who after a voyage unearthed what is now known as the north and south sides of the island, to our enthralled Year 1 – Years 9 students.
Six Valuable Tips to Tackle the Challenges of Transition
Due to the transient nature of Beijing’s international community, many students and adults can experience a sense of anxiety caused by the transition. From when a family moves to a new city or a child starts a new school – which can be referred to as major or unpredictable transitions; to minor or predictable transitions, such as everyday activities like tidying up your room or getting up in the morning, all these situations form part of transitions many of us experience in our lives. A transition can often be overwhelming for all of those involved, as it usually occurs whether we are prepared for it or not.
Celebrating Milestones on Founder’s Day
Last Friday morning, our Yew Chung International School of Beijing campus was abuzz with anticipation as students, teachers and staff were preparing themselves to tune in to a live video broadcast uniting all Yew Chung International School (YCIS) and Yew Wah International Education School (YWIES) campuses across the globe. Our network of schools gathered to honour and commemorate our School Founder, Madam Tsang Chor-hang, by hosting exciting activities across our Honglingjin campus and the sports fields, such a singing “Hello, Nihao from Beijing” created by our music teacher, Gordon Robb, and playing sports games.
Supporting Your Child’s Transition in ECE
The beginning of the school year in August, saw many new faces walking into Yew Chung International School of Beijing’ premises to join our Early Childhood Education Center - the most important years of a long academic journey for our youngest learners that will proceed into our Primary and Secondary Schools.
Elf the Musical: An Update
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Performing Arts Department is always abuzz come Mondays and Tuesdays as the cast of Elf the Musical head to the auditorium to continue rehearsing for the much anticipated winter play, Elf, centered around an elf that realises to be actually human and afterwards he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in New York city.
Learning beyond the Great Wall Classroom
In an effort to promote not only a greener campus, but a green environment at large, Yew Chung International School of Beijing Secondary school students played their part in preserving nature this past Wednesday by going on a fieldtrip to the Great Wall.