Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls in Argentina and Brazil
YCIS Beijing strongly believes that learning should always find ways to go beyond the confines of a classroom’s four walls. The World Classroom programme offers students the opportunity to explore other countries firsthand, allowing students to gain insight into and appreciation of other cultures and customs. This in turn allows them to become more internationally aware and discover how they themselves fit into our global community. This semester, Years 9 and 10 students travelled to South America and experienced the rich and lively cultures of Argentina and Brazil.
YCIS Beijing Primary Students Get Creative with Coding
YCIS Bejing prides itself on its commitment to align with innovative science and technology. Starting from March 19, in cooperation with Acode Tech Academy, the school has begun offering coding classes for technologically inclined Primary School students after class giving them the opportunity to harness the power of code by providing them a platform in which they can explore, create, and prepare for our future data-driven society.
Charitable Primary Students "Read to Feed" Chinese Farmers
During March, YCIS Beijing celebrated all things literature by holding a “Literacy Enrichment Week” for our students. One of the most impressive highlights of the week was our Primary School’s “Read to Feed” charity fundraiser. An event that encourages active reading while helping out a worthy cause, Primary School students greatly surpassed expectations by raising a whopping 23,912 RMB in a single week!
Larry Feign and Mark Greenwood Leave Students Spellbound
In the final week of our association with the Bookworm Literary Festival author visits, YCIS Beijing students were treated to two very different but both highly acclaimed and respected contributors to the literary world.
YCIS Bejing March Athletic Highlights
This past month has been an exciting one for sports fans, from basketball to swimming competitions and football it’s all happening here at YCIS Beijing!
Philip Wilcox Captures Students Attention with Powerful Poetry
On March 17, YCIS Beijing was visited by award winning Australian performance poet Philip Wilcox. As the third author to speak to our students during the Bookworm Literary Festival, Philip captured everyone’s attention with his spoken word poetry, demonstrating that poetry doesn’t exist solely in books but is also a form of performance art.
Teacher's Profile: Daniel Pearton
The Performing Arts is a particularly valued subject for many students at YCIS Beijing. The confidence that can be gained from exposure to this class can help transform even the shyest of students into powerful public speakers and performers. In this edition of YCIS Beijing Teacher Profiles, we chat with Drama and Music Teacher Daniel Pearton about his passion for drama, teaching experience, and advice for Secondary School students.
China ClubFootball Kicks It Up a Notch at YCIS Beijing
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s interschool football teams have enjoyed engaging with the sport (and seen consistent success during various tournaments). To help students further develop and hone their skills, YCIS Beijing has invited China ClubFootball to come to our campus and give students interactive football workshops and specialised training for a few teams to assist them in reaching their true athletic potential and discover the fun that is competitive football.
Journalist and Author Bidisha Gives an Inspiring Talk at YCIS Beijing
On March 11, YCIS Beijing was honoured to welcome Bidisha, our second of five authors arranged to visit our campus to give informative and inspiring talks to our students during the Bookworm Literary Festival held over March and April.