Crowing in the New Year at YCIS Beijing’s Temple Fair
Last Wednesday, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing held its annual Temple Fair to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster. Students, teachers, vendors, and performers joined together to create a truly festive atmosphere. Stalls replete with seasonal treats, handicrafts, traditional games, and even goldfish (representing wealth and prosperity) lined the walls of the gym and bright red banners and lanterns hung from the ceiling. The events saw hundreds of guests throughout the day, a rousing success and validation of plenty of hard work on the part of the organizers and staff!
Our Range of Co-curricular Activities in Secondary School
The 3rd session of co-curricular activities (CCA) has begun at YCIS Beijing. This is an important aspect of our whole school curriculum and provides opportunities for students to follow their hobbies and passions as well as enhance their learning in a wide range of areas.
YCIS Beijing’s Secondary School Musical One for the Ages
Last week, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing put on three sellout performances of the critically acclaimed Legally Blonde: The Musical. Students from across our Secondary School came together, working hard for nearly six months to put on this fantastic show featuring a slew of talented actors, actresses, and musicians. The upbeat and energetic production had everyone on their feet cheering and clapping along!
Preparing for Pollution: A New Family’s Take on Beijing
With the beginning of the second semester at YCIS Beijing, we’ve welcomed a number of newly arrived expat families into the fold. For new families arriving in the dead of Beijing’s winter, it can be a daunting transition. We sat down with one of our new parents, Emma O’Brien, to learn more about her initial impressions of YCIS Beijing and the city itself.
Spotlight: A Day in YCIS Beijing’s Learning Community
YCIS Beijing’s newest Learning Community has a lot to offer our Primary School students. Most importantly, it allows our unique curriculum to be employed more effectively than ever before. Groundbreaking teaching techniques, the flexibility of our innovative spaces and technology integration accommodate each child’s different learning style and help students achieve better academic results.
Embracing Chinese Culture: Primary School Temple Fair Performances
YCIS Beijing’s upcoming annual Temple Fair promises to yet again be one of the highlights of the school year, featuring traditional Chinese performances, handicrafts, games, and snacks. For Primary School students, the Temple Fair is also an opportunity to showcase their Chinese culture and language learning through a selection of performances.
YCIS Beijing’s Learning Communities – Innovative Space to Accommodate 21st Century Learning
While schools across the country continue to utilize enclosed classrooms and solo-teaching classroom models, a very different kind of learning space has taken shape at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing). Created by award-winning education space design architects from Fielding Nair International (FNI), our new learning spaces are designed to facilitate interactive learning, inculcate a wide variety of “soft skills” in students, and support the unique YCIS Beijing model of co-teaching. They promise to match facility with school philosophy more perfectly than ever before.
The Winter Concert Series
While schools across the country continue to utilize enclosed classrooms...
Primary School Students Go Crazy for Code
Our Yew Chung International School of Beijing Primary School students participated in the worldwide event Hour of Code. Designed to introduce students of all ages to computer science and coding, the event was a massive hit, inspiring students to think creatively and engage and succeed in challenging problem-solving tasks.