Merry Christmas from YCIS Beijing!
It has been a fantastic first term at YCIS Beijing. All kinds of exciting events have taken place around school and further afield. We have welcomed actors, directors, artists, scientists and storytellers to campus, celebrated some fantastic sports results in swimming, volleyball and football, invited parents to workshops with our EAL team and school counsellor, sent our Secondary students on the Experiencing China excursions, come together to enjoy the Christmas concerts… The list goes on.
Learning about Learning – and Ourselves!
Lance King is an internationally-recognised author and teacher who has worked with 200,000 students worldwide to improve their learning skills and exam performance. Founder of the Tao Institute for Learning, Lance King came to YCIS Beijing in December to lead a two workshops. Firstly, he gave a talk to parents on learning strategies they could use with their children. Then, he ran a workshop with our Year 8s on “Learning about Learning”.
Download the Primary Concert and Christmas Bazaar Photos!
Last week teachers, families and friends were treated to the Primary Christmas Concerts. In both the Years 1-2 and Years 3-5 Concerts, students put on a spectacular show and it was a pleasure to see all their hard work pay off.
What’s the House System All about?
Our community at Yew Chung International School of Beijing is reinforced by a house system. We speak to Ms Hayley Edge, Head of Humanities in Secondary, about our school houses.
Download the ECE Christmas Concert Photos!
Our ECE Christmas concerts this year were dazzling. Students from all ECE year groups took to the stage to perform in front of a packed auditorium of parents, families and staff.
Chinese Tips for the Christmas Holidays
While Christmas holidays should be a time for fun, games and family, there are ways to keep up Chinese skills over without it feeling too much like homework! Ms Franny Guo, Year 3 Chinese Teacher, shares her ideas for Chinese language practice.
Three Ideas for Holiday Arts and Crafts
Christmas holidays are approaching and Ms Allison Cusato, art teacher at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, gives us some ideas for festive crafts that children can do at home.
That’s Genius! Understanding G100
Last week, Year 6-8 students gathered in the auditorium at Yew Chung International School of Beijing for the G100 project share. The room was buzzing with exciting inventions and packed with parents, students and staff, eager to find out what students have been up to this term. Ms Alana Martin, Y6-8 Learning Community Leader, tells us more.
Introducing Our Primary Choir
Over the weekend our brilliant Yew Chung International School of Beijing choir performed at the Ambassador’s Residence for the British Embassy Christmas Bazaar, and at the Hilton Hotel for the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. We speak to Mr Devreaux Poole, Primary Learning and Teaching Coordinator, about the performances.