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  • Teacher Talks: 5 Traits of Emotionally Intelligent Children

    In this edition of Teacher Talks, we talk with Primary School Curriculum Coordinator Jennifer Mills about identifying and nurturing the emotional intelligence of our children and the impact it has on their life and studies.

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  • The Value of Character Education

    One of YCIS Beijing’s signature calling cards is its commitment to providing students with moral education that will help to guide their actions in their adult lives. Spearheading this project is YCIS Beijing’s Character and Moral Education Officer John Hardt. Mr. Hardt serves a variety of roles with the school, from leading Character Education-themed assemblies for all age levels to hosting Character Education workshops to running the Character, Education, and Service programmes. But just what exactly is Character Education?

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  • YCIS Beijing Rewind: IIIP’s Enchanting Instrumental Performance

    The 2015 – 2016 academic year was filled with countless classes, activities, and events. During the summer break, we’re featuring a new series titled “YCIS Beijing Rewind,” which looks back at this past year and gives attention to various events and accomplishments that we didn’t get the chance to appreciate when they occurred. In this edition of “YCIS Beijing Rewind,” we take a look at the wonderful In-School Individual Instrumental Programme (IIIP) performance that our young virtuosos put on for parents, teachers, and fellow classmates in May.

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  • The Myriad of Positive Benefits Art Brings to Children

    In this edition of Teacher Talks Articles, we talk with Primary and Lower Secondary Art Specialist, Johan Swart about the benefits studying and creating art has on the development on young minds and advice and project ideas for parents wanting to help promote their child’s interest in art.

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  • Lower Secondary End of Year Adventures

    During the final week of the 2015 – 2016 academic year, YCIS Beijing Lower Secondary students enjoyed a myriad of engaging activities designed to showcase what they learned over the course of the year as well as blow off some steam post-exam season. On Monday, June 20, our students had the opportunity to engage in outdoor activity field trips, getting to try their hand at either water sports or rock climbing.

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  • Primary Student Council Gives Back to the Community

    The 2015 – 2016 academic year was filled with countless classes, activities, and events. During the summer break, we’re featuring a new series titled “YCIS Beijing Rewind,” which looks back at this past year and gives attention to various events and accomplishments that we simply didn’t get the chance to appreciate. In this edition of “YCIS Beijing Rewind”, we take a look at YCIS Beijing’s Primary School Student Council fundraiser for a Beijing special needs orphanage.

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  • Enrichment through Kick Boxing

    There is often the preconception that those who train in martial arts do so to learn how to fight, when in reality the largest majority do so for its unique and highly effective health benefits. During YCIS Beijing’s IGCSE Enrichment Programme, which took place over the last two weeks of June, students were given the special opportunity to learn the art of kickboxing from professional trainers from Uppercut Studios. The goals of these kickboxing classes were explained by Secondary Teachers and Kickboxing ASA teachers Adrian Oak and Bradley Locke.

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  • YCIS Bejiing Rewind: Swimming

    The 2015 – 2016 academic year was was filled countless classes, activities, and events. During the summer break, we’re featuring a new series titled “A Year in Retrospect,” which looks back at this past year and gives attention to various events and accomplishments that we simply didn’t get the chance to appreciate. In this edition of “YCIS Beijing Rewind”, we take a look at YCIS Beijing’s aquatic-themed lessons.

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  • Year 3 Learning Community: The New Face of Education

    We are delighted to announce the major renovation in the coming weeks of the 2nd floor of A Building. Once completed, this space will house our Year 3 Learning Community. The design of the learning spaces themselves has been a significant project with our teachers and school leaders collaborating with the architects at FNI, a renowned American firm in the field of educational facility design who also designed our lovely ECE Centre.

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