YCIS Beijing Athletes and Their Fabulous FOBISIA Victories
Last week, our Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) athletes competed in a sports tournament conducted by the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA). Our students competed in a number of events, including track and field, football, and basketball, and took away individual and team awards in many of them!
Cherishing CHERI: How Our Education Research Institute Regularly Enhances YCIS Curriculum
As part of YCIS's commitment to providing progressive education and curriculum, the educational foundation partners with the Chor Hang Educational Research Insitute, or CHERI, in Hong Kong to regularly review teaching practices and curriculum. Recently, Senior Fellow of CHERI Rebecca Maxwell visited the YCIS Beijing campus to meet with leadership and staff regarding the continued development and enhancement of the school's curriculum.
Celebrating Our IGCSE Successes
Last week, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing held its annual IGCSE awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of this past academic year’s IGCSE graduates. The IGCSE programme is a core piece of the Cambridge International Examinations.
Character Education through Student Eyes
An integral aspect of YCIS Beijing’s curriculum is the Character Education Programme, manifested by the school’s monthly character traits as well as the Secondary School’s Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) requirements. Academically, Secondary School offers Character Education classes from Years 7-11, focusing on a wide array of global issues that strives to mold students into global citizens.
Acting Tips from the White Horse Theatre
Primary School students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) were treated to a pair of performances from the White Horse Theatre Group. Returning for another year after last year’s scintillating performances for Secondary School, this year’s performances of Jack and the Beanstalk and Spot the Dog had the students on the edge of their seats. Following their full morning of performances, we spoke with Samantha and Joe about their acting backgrounds and received some expert advice for our own budding young actors at YCIS Beijing.
The Year 5 Drive for Charity
Students in Year 5 recently completed a topics course titled “Global Citizens,” centered on the theme of donations and volunteering. Co-teachers exposed students to the actual process of collecting donations and fundraising, capped with an eye-opening visit to a local migrant children’s school. Spearheading the project was Year 5 teacher Liz Ignoffo, who shed some light on this year’s charity projects and the benefits that students received.
Costumed Primary School Students Take to the Vocabulary Parade Catwalk
In celebration of reading, literacy, and vocabulary, the YCIS Beijing Primary School Library recently held a Vocabulary Parade. Inspired by the popular children’s book Miss Alaineus, Vocabulary Parades are a popular learning tool employed by schools across the US to help students discover the fun and entertainment that can come from learning new words. Sora Lim, Primary School Teacher Librarian and the mastermind behind this year’s vocabulary parade, discussed the lessons leading to the costume parade and the benefits that students receive from this activity.
The YCIS Beijing Orchestra's Enchanting British Ball Performance
On October 22, a selection of students from the YCIS Beijing orchestra put on an enthralling performance at the annual British Charity Ball. The event featured nearly 800 guests, with many flying in from other cities around China and abroad to attend the lavish evening.
Enhanced EAL for World-Class Achievement
As an international school for foreign nationals from around the world, portions of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) student body is unsurprisingly made up of students with a wide variety of different language backgrounds. Rebecca Flavin, one of the experienced English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers from our Secondary School, explains how the school’s EAL practices differ from other Beijing international schools as well as how parents can help their children obtain fluency in the most efficient and expedient way possible.