Transition Reflections from a YCIS Beijing Alumnus
We recently spoke with a YCIS Beijing alumnus who attended our Secondary School from 2012 to 2014, Hippolyte Rannou. Hippolyte shared with us his impression of the school, his experience transitioning back to his home country of France, and the essential skills that YCIS Beijing was able to inculcate in him over his three years with the school.
Why Physical Education Matters
In this edition of Teacher Talks, we talk with Primary School Physical Education and Sports teacher Tom McCabe about the importance of physical education at YCIS Beijing and hear his advice for how parents can encourage their children to remain physically active at home.
YCIS Beijing Parenting Workshop: 3 Tips for Raising an Optimistic Child
On June 20, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing hosted one of its many regular informative free Parenting Workshops to parents, teachers, and members of the Beijing community, titled “The Optimist Child.” Presented by professional coach Caroline Wu Beloe, the seminar incorporated the teachings of world renowned childhood development specialist Dr Martin Seligman. Subject matter focused on how to foster an optimistic attitude in children of all ages by emphasizing not on a perceived ability to achieve, but rather on curbing feelings of inadequacies. Ms Beloe explains that by doing so, children are less likely to become prone to depression and also become more likely to more confident in their daily lives.
YCIS Beijing Rewind: Learning Beyond Classroom Walls
Easily one the most eagerly anticipated programmes by Yew Chung International School of Beijing students are the World Classroom and Experiencing China trips. These highly immersive field trips are an extension of our experiment- and project-based learning and highlight the effectiveness of our education model. In this edition of YCIS Beijing Rewind, we look back at the journeys our lucky students took this year and the powerful impact these lessons made on them.
Secondary School’s Midsummer Night’s Success
Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Character Education Programme aims to teach students from a young age the value of charity and to highlight the virtues of altruistic contributions to society. The moral principles that we strive to instill in our children can be seen through the various charity work our students engage in throughout all year levels, culminating in their Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) projects. This year’s final CAS project had our Year 12 students hold a charity dinner and art auction, titled “A Midsummer Night’s Dinner,” which successfully raised over 4000 RMB for the YuHua orphanage for disabled children.
Enjoying the Little Things in this Year’s International Painting Competition
This year’s sixth annual Hong Kong International Painting Competition saw YCIS Beijing Primary and Lower Secondary School students submit their artwork to be judged among thousands of other entrees from around the globe. With such fierce competition, we are very proud to announce that a whopping 12 of our little artists were able to receive honorable mention certificates awarded personally by the competition judges!
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.
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?
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.