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  • Taking On Ele.me in the Battle Against Waste

    At the end of last term, twelve students in Year 3 found themselves in the Chief Executive’s office at Baidu Waimai (now Ele.me), pitching their ideas for reducing the use of disposable chopsticks. Ms Jane Kang, one of our Learning Community Leaders at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, and Mr James Sweeney, Head of Primary, discuss the project.

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  • Five Facts about Peking Opera

    Every year, Primary students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing are visited by a specialist from the Peking Opera to learn more about this quintessential aspect of Chinese culture. Last week, experienced Peking Opera actor Miss Chen Xiaoyan led a brilliant workshop with Year 5 students where she told them all kinds of exciting facts, taught them how to move and dance like an opera character, and allowed them to try the costumes and face paint of well-known characters. We ask Primary Chinese teacher Ms Lunar Hu to share five facts about the opera. 

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  • The Importance of Storytelling

    Last week, students from Year 1 to Year 8 at Yew Chung International School of Beijing were paid a visit by British actor, drama therapist and professional storyteller Ursula Holden-Gill. Ursula captivated the imaginations of our students, telling them British fairy tales and folk stories, and acting them out with brilliant voices, gestures and with the help of some audience interaction. We speak to Ursula about her first visit to Beijing and the importance of storytelling for children.

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  • Why Do We Teach Art?

    This term, Yew Chung International School of Beijing welcomes Desmond Mah as our artist in residence. We discuss the importance of teaching art, and overcoming the drive for perfection.

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  • Star Swimmers Go for Gold

    Twelve star swimmers from Yew Chung International School of Beijing assembled at 7.30am on Saturday for the ISAC Under 10 Swim Meet. Nine Beijing international schools took part in the full day competition, and the swimming was of a very high standard. 

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  • A Unique Holistic Education

    Character Education is a core part of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing education in Primary, designed to help students develop into compassionate and responsible individuals. While it encompasses charity work and giving, it also involves teaching children about important character traits such as enthusiasm, respect and appreciation.

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  • Parenting with Emotional Intelligence - Five Tips

    On Wednesday, School Counsellor and Head of Student Support at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Rachel George, led a workshop on “Parenting with Emotional Intelligence”.

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  • Keeping Chinese at the Heart of Secondary

    Chinese language and culture is an essential part of the curriculum at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. In ECE and Primary, lessons are co-taught in Chinese and English, meaning that students are immersed in a bilingual and bicultural environment. In Secondary, lessons are mostly taught in English to prepare students for their IGCSE and IBDP exams, however Chinese language and culture still play a central role. We speak to Ms Jessica Sun, Secondary Chinese Coordinator, about the Chinese programme in Secondary.

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  • Reinforcing Forces!

    On Tuesday, the doors of the Year 5 Learning Community opened to parents for Year 5’s End of Unit Showcase. We speak to Year 5 Co-Teacher, Ms Jane Kang, about the showcase and what our students have been learning.

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