Cultivating Cultural Appreciation in Primary School
As a school that strives to integrate itself into the local Beijing community, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) places great importance on the appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture. Primary School’s China Studies curriculum is a prominent example of the way in which the curriculum implements this philosophy. Below, Chinese Curriculum Coordinator April Peng shares with us how the activities and lessons learned in this weekly class augment students’ studies and enrich students’ experience in China.
Meet the Western Parent Organization Co-President: Eike Westerholt
At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, we believe that a caring, close-knit community is an important piece of any healthy and supportive school environment. The Parent’s Organization, or PO for short, plays no small role in the cultivation of the school’s familial community. We spoke with Western Co-President Eike Westerholt on the value of the PO at YCIS Beijing and how its extensive support network and frequent family-friendly events enriches the Beijing experience of students and their families.
New Teacher Profile – Annette Atkins
With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. We spoke with new Performing Arts teacher Annette Atkins about her love of and experience teaching the subject as well as the myriad of benefits the Performing Arts brings to students.
Junior United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Results
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) students are once again celebrating outstanding results in the UKMT global examinations. This year, six students received gold medals, signifying their placement in the top 6% of exam takers.
YCIS Beijing Scorpions Serve up a Set of Wins!
The interschool sports season has begun again, and Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Volleyball teams have been blowing away their competition with numerous wins at home and away!
YCIS Beijing’s Welcome BBQ Celebrates the Beginning of a New School Year
On September 1, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing welcomed new and returning families, teachers, and staff to its campus with a lively welcome barbecue. Children and parents alike enjoyed a festive evening with a wide selection of delicious food vendors, lovely decorations, and entertaining games and prizes.
Embracing YCIS Beijing’s Co-teaching Model
One of the Yew Chung International School of Beijng's most unique aspects is its bilingual co-teaching model, powered by brilliant and devoted Western and Chinese teachers. While adapting to a co-teaching model may seem daunting at first, our teachers find themselves able to not just survive but to in turn thrive in their new system. In the interview below, Year 3 Team Leader James Sweeney reflects on his first year at YCIS Beijing and his successes with the school's co-teaching model.
New University Guidance Counsellor – Susie Wiltshire
With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. We spoke with new University Guidance Counselor Susie Wiltshire on her new role and the unique advantages that the school's university guidance services offer.
Why Curriculum Standards Matter
No matter to where in the world your family is relocating, it is vital to properly research and be familiar with the international school scene prior to your arrival. At the forefront of most parents’ minds is the academic system: what curriculum does the school follow? Will my child be able to adapt easily? Will my child be able to readapt smoothly into my home country’s education system upon return? YCIS Beijing’s veteran Curriculum Coordinator Jennifer Mills was able to offer some key academic elements to which every prospective parent should pay particular attention.