Communication, Co-operation, and Community
In the coming months, YCIS Beijing will be welcoming experienced educator and leader Don Collins into his new role as Secondary School Vice-Principal with the school. Already settled in Beijing, we were able to sit down with Mr Collins to discuss his extensive experience in education and some of the major improvements and enhancements he has planned for the Secondary School section of YCIS Beijing.
YCIS Beijing Scorpions Undefeated Seasons
Terrific news for YCIS Beijing Scorpion fans this week as both the Under 14 boys and girls basketball teams brought home 1st place trophies from the ISAC tournament held in Tianjin. For those of you who have been following along at home, both teams haven’t dropped a single game throughout the entire season.
Exclusive interview with Captain Louie from Primary School Musical
On April 19, the Primary School put on a fantastic production of Captain Louie Jr for their annual school musical. The students have been 100% committed since the rehearsals began; on the night of the performance their dedication and energy was on full display! We sat down with Captain Louie himself, Year 5 student Chris Jun Hyun Park, to discuss his role in the performance.
Setting Science Enrichment Week in Motion
April 18 to 22 saw the YCIS Beijing Primary School students and teachers buzzing with excitement as students celebrated all things scientific with Science Enrichment Week. The week had each class complete projects while exploring concepts related to this year’s Science Enrichment Week theme of motion, including gravity, kinetic force, and friction.
Students Take to the Skies with Cross-cultural Learning
YCIS Beijing is renowned for its commitment to embracing Chinese culture and uniting the best of East and West. When combined with our experimental project based learning, the result is a truly substantial and rewarding lesson for students. The integration of these two teaching philosophies can be found in every classroom at YCIS Beijing, one perfect example being the recent Year 6 Chinese Kite Workshop.
Teacher Profile: Cindy Guo
YCIS Beijing’s Unique Violin Programme gives young learners from Years 1 to 3 the opportunity to develop musical skills and instills within them a deep appreciation music. A key aspect in help students grow and discover the fascinating and emotional world of music is our Violin teachers. In this edition of Teacher Profiles, we talk to the talented Cindy Guo, one of YCIS Beijing’s passionate music teachers.
IB Art Students Showcase their Masterpieces
As the end of the semester starts to creep up and YCIS Beijing Secondary students begin their end of year examinations, two of our graduating IB Visual Art students took this brief moment of calm before the academic storm to give us a fabulous joint showcase of the art work they have been creating over the past two years via an exhibition at the YCIS Beijing Edu-Cafe.
Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls in Argentina and Brazil
YCIS Beijing strongly believes that learning should always find ways to go beyond the confines of a classroom’s four walls. The World Classroom programme offers students the opportunity to explore other countries firsthand, allowing students to gain insight into and appreciation of other cultures and customs. This in turn allows them to become more internationally aware and discover how they themselves fit into our global community. This semester, Years 9 and 10 students travelled to South America and experienced the rich and lively cultures of Argentina and Brazil.
YCIS Beijing Primary Students Get Creative with Coding
YCIS Bejing prides itself on its commitment to align with innovative science and technology. Starting from March 19, in cooperation with Acode Tech Academy, the school has begun offering coding classes for technologically inclined Primary School students after class giving them the opportunity to harness the power of code by providing them a platform in which they can explore, create, and prepare for our future data-driven society.