Teacher Talks: Moving into Secondary
In this edition of Teacher Talks Articles, Joy Moore Lower Secondary Coordinator continues this month’s theme of transitions by explaining the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 and the changes that take place for our students as well as advice for parents on helping students adjust to a new environment.
Year 6 Graduation: Saying Goodbye to Primary School
On Thursday June 16, YCIS Beijing hosted our Year 6 graduation ceremony. Parents, teachers and students were so proud of everything that they have accomplished this year. The numerous highlights for this year’s Year 6 students include winning the annual spelling bee against lower secondary, performing in the school musical, deepening their knowledge of Chinese culture through various workshops, creating Rube Goldberg machines during science week and maintaining an excellence in general academic achievement. To see photos of the Year 6 graduation, please visit our Flickr account.
Spirit Week Soars over YCIS Beijing’s Houses
From June 13 to 17, as a way to relieve the pressure of exams and enjoy the final days of this academic year, YCIS Beijing celebrated its annual Spirit Week. Each day throughout the week focused on a different and fun theme based around school character traits and exemplified by the Primary School House symbols. The YCIS Beijing House system is designed to give students a sense of belonging and commitment. The Houses systems offers positive competition and a chance to embrace healthy sportsmanship. The highlight of the week was House Spirit Day, an action-packed event filled with exciting games and inter-house sporting competitions.
Embracing Chinese Culture through Traditional Folk Art
Culture is a culmination of environment, history, tradition, and language. For one to truly comprehend the culture of another country, it’s vital to must immerse oneself within all aspects of said culture. YCIS Beijing’s Chinese Language and Culture Programme aims to expose our students to all facets of Chinese culture. During this week’s interactive China studies class, traditional Chinese folk art was used as the medium for understanding Chinese culture.
Buddy Bench Brings Bountiful Benefits to Primary Recess
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing is consistently on the forefront when creating and implementing new education models to improve all areas of schooling, from our Early Childhood Education section up to our unique Co-principal Leadership model.
Teacher Talks: Three Terrific Tips for Healthy Tech Time
In the latest edition of our Teacher Talks series, YCIS Beijing primary school ICT teacher, Alana Elias, discusses how parents can help their children develop responsible computer usage habits and promote cyber safety.
Transitions: Our Children are Ready for Primary School!
With the end of the academic year almost upon us, students across all year levels are readying themselves to move up to the next year level. Our K4 students at YCIS Beijing’s Early Childhood Education Centre are about to make the leap to Primary school to join their older classmates. To help lessen the potential shock that students might experience in their move from ECE to Primary, K4 and Year 1 teachers have set up a Transition Programme for our young learners which has proven to be invaluable.
YCIS Beijing Class of 2016’s Excellent University Acceptance Offers
Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s graduating class once again received world-class university offers. The outstanding offers received from universities around the world is once again a testament to our focus on global education and academic excellence. Below is a selection of the schools from which our students received placement offers. We wish the YCIS Beijing Class of 2016 heartfelt congratulations and the best of luck in the next step of their education journey!
Tertiary Transitions: Crafting a “RAFT” to Smooth Your Move to University
With the end of the school year nearing and exams taking place comes the never-ending cycle of students, their families, as well as teachers leaving school to journey onwards. For some, this means returning back home. Others may be moving to an entirely new country. Some are graduating and entering university for further studies.