Spreading Holiday Cheer at Our Annual Christmas Bazaar
Last Tuesday, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing held its annual Christmas Bazaar in the school gymnasium. Parents, students, and outside vendors gathered together in the spirit of a cornerstone of the school’s philosophy, “Align with Love and Charity,” offering the greater community an opportunity to support local charity through the purchase of food, drink, and holiday gifts.
Thinking beyond Oneself: Primary School Students Bring Warmth to Local Beijing Charity
This past week, students from across the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Primary School participated in a week-long charity- and fundraising-based unit, culminating in a sponsored Jog-a-thon. In the process of raising a staggering 70,000 RMB for the local Beijing charity Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village, students learned the importance of charity and empathy as well as how to actively promote and conduct fundraising efforts in their immediate community.
Superb Student Speeches Inspire Creativity and Reflection
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing English Department hosted its annual speech events competition this week for the entirety of Secondary School. The event was an impressive showcase of the school’s finest speakers and performers all competing in front of their peers to take home top honors.
Racing for Gold at the Winter Swimming Invitational
This past weekend, our students competed in the 2016 Beijing City International School Winter Swimming Invitational hosted by the L J Swimming Club. Five of our most dedicated student athletes competed against the field, with three of them seizing medals in numerous competitive events!
YCIS Beijing’s Christmas Choral Concerts
Choir students of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) got into the holiday spirit with two performances at Christmas events this past weekend, one at the British Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Bazaar and the other at the Hilton Beijing’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for charity. Students inspired holiday cheer with their lovely voices for community and charity during these final weeks of the fall semester.
ACAMIS Table Tennis at YCIS Beijing
This past weekend, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing hosted the annual ACAMIS Table Tennis Tournament on its campus. The event saw 11 schools from across China and over 60 student participants locked in friendly competition over the two days of matches.
Our Artist-in-Residence’s Awesome Advice for Aspiring Artists
This fall, renowned space and sculpture artist Megan Mosholder joined YCIS Beijing for a stint as our Artist-in-Residence, a unique role at the school that gives students the opportunity to learn directly from a professional, practicing artist. Below, Ms. Mosholder offers important guidance for Secondary School students considering careers in art.
Chinese Interviews in Honglingjin Park
Throughout their academic career at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students are regularly exposed to Chinese language and culture learning. Secondary School students learn this aspect of the curriculum through daily intensive Chinese classes as well as our Experiencing China trips. However, Chinese language learning doesn’t stop in the classroom.
Soft Skills in YCIS Beijing’s Design and Technology Programme
One of the core tenets of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing school motto is to “Integrate with Technology;” our upcoming Open Day on December 1, hosted by our Secondary School Vice-Principal Don Collins, will explain how the school effectively utilizes technology in the classroom and beyond. Perhaps the most clear-cut example of this meld between technology and education is YCIS Beijing’s Design and Technology Programme, a class that utilizes cutting edge devices and software to imbue in students creativity, problem-solving, and other soft skills necessary for success in their post-academic careers.