Teacher Profile – Damion Walker
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) IB Maths Teacher Damion Walker discusses his passion for enriching student lives through mathematics, the driven teachers of the YCIS Beijing community, and how maths projects and 3D printing collide.
Five Essential Study Skills for Secondary School Learners
Transitioning from Primary School to Secondary School is a daunting task. The difficulty and amount of homework assignments as well as academic pressure increase dramatically as teacher expectations rise. Effective study methods and time management skills are therefore vital to a student’s success. Joy Moore, YCIS Beijing Lower Secondary School Co-ordinator, runs annual study skills workshops for students in Years 7–9 to ensure that Lower Secondary students at the school are developing the right study habits for success in the school’s IB Diploma Programme. Here are five tips she has for Secondary School leaners to improve their study habits that will make handling their expanded workload a breeze!
Playing with Polymers: How YCIS Beijing Secondary Students Created Plastic in a Single Lab Period
In their first lab experiment of 2016, Year 9 students from YCIS Beijing created their own polymer compounds in the Science class on January 7. Through this hands-on experiment, they learnt about the properties of different kinds of plastic and had a ton of fun in the process!
Elizabeth Briel – Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Artist in Residence
If you’ve visited the YCIS Beijing campus, you’re sure to have seen the lovely murals displayed around the school. This is thanks in large part to the school’s talented Artist-in-Residence Elizabeth Briel. We recently talked with her about the great contributions she makes to the school’s Art Department and how she helps to develop some of YCIS Beijing’s most talented art students.
Mid-Year New Student Orientation Welcomes Incoming YCIS Beijing Students and Families
On January 4, new students and parents from around the globe began their journeys at YCIS Beijing at the school’s spring semester new student orientation. Families were given a warm welcome by the school’s Co-Principals and co-ordinators, many of whom were nearly as new to the city of Beijing as they were to YCIS Beijing! We caught up with the newly arrived Loh family on the day to hear their thoughts on life in Beijing so far.