Scorpions Sting the Competition
10 teams of YCIS Beijing Scorpions faced-off against student-athletes from across the city in the Junior International Schools Athletic Conference (JISAC) Tournament.
Introducing the CEM Assessment
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing we are introducing CEM assessments. These assessments will be in place from the start of our 2019-2020 school year. CEM stands for The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring at Durham University. It is one of the largest and most established research groups offering academic learning assessments for children. CEM is used by educators in more than 70 countries and was founded more than three decades ago.
Shaping Our World Celebration
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing, our Year 5 students recently held a Celebration of Learning to mark the completion of their ‘Shaping Our World’ unit of study. Celebrations of Learning are regular occurrences at YCIS Beijing. They serve as ‘So What Moments’; providing our students with an authentic opportunity to demonstrate what they’ve learned and why it matters.
Building Literacy & a Love of Reading
From the 25 – 29 March at Yew Chung International School of Beijing we held Literacy Week, a celebration of reading, literature, and storytelling. As part of our Literacy Week celebrations, we organised many fun activities for the students and hosted several visiting authors, who spoke to our students about their impressive careers and passion for reading.
Our IBDP Visual Arts Exhibition & Why Art Matters
On Friday, March 22 from 4-6 pm, Yew Chung International School of Beijing will hold our annual International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) Art Exhibition. This event provides YCIS Beijing students pursuing their IB Visual Diploma an opportunity to fulfil their final requirement for this qualification, which is to put on a self-curated exhibition of their work. While serving as a final exam for these students, The IBDP Art Exhibition will also provide them with an opportunity to share the very best of their work with the broader YCIS Beijing community.
Students' Reflections on Communal Learning
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing, we take a communal approach to learning. Our students are taught in Learning Communities. Our Learning Community approach is built around three tenets: teams, time, and tracking. The ‘teams’ tenet means YCIS Beijing Learning Communities are designed with six to eight homeroom teachers and an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher on hand for students during their lessons. Our ‘time’ tenet ensures teachers are daily spending time together collaborating on creating effective learning opportunities. Finally, the ‘tracking’ tenet means instructors are carrying out ongoing, authentic assessments of our students, not just summative assessments. This enables us to ensure our students are being appropriately challenged.
Seeds of Hope Are in Bloom
On March 9, students and teachers from Yew Chung International School of Beijing joined nearly 200 of their fellow students and staff from across our Yew Chung and Yew Wah network of schools, in Tongxiang to stage the 2019 Seeds of Hope Concert, our annual charity fundraiser.
Beating School Anxiety, Part II
On April 11 Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s School Counsellor, Rachel George, will host a second workshop on “Beating School Anxiety”. Back by popular demand, Beating School Anxiety, Part II, will be open to both YCIS Beijing parents and the general public. We asked Rachel to share her thoughts on student anxiety and the aims of her upcoming workshop.
Maths is a Piece of Pi(e)
On March 14, students throughout Yew Chung International School of Beijing were busy celebrating Pi Day, the annual global celebration of mathematics. Named after the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 because the number pi begins with 3.14, which resembles this date.