Improve Your English Skills During Xmas
With one week to go before the winter recess, the mood at Yew Chung International School of Beijing is one of joy, leading up to Christmas. Whilst everyone is eager for the upcoming holiday, we are also of the belief that learning does not have to come to an end with school breaks, but the holiday can be an opportunity to catch and keep up with what we have learned, especially when it cames to languages. This is why we have enlisted the expertise of EAL Teacher and Head of English, Rebecca Flavin, to share fun ways students can continue to improve their English language skills during the holidays.
JISAC U11 Volleyball Champions!
Yesterday, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Under 11 Girls and Boys Volleyball Teams took part in the final round of JISAC (Junior International Schools Athletic Conference) Mini Volleyball Games of the Season. During the Under 11 games, both YCIS Beijing’s Teams gave brilliant performances against their counterparts from other renowned international schools in Beijing.
An Outstanding Performance of Elf Jr.
After four months of preparation, from audition stage to the curtain rise, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s cast of Elf Jr. finally performed the much anticipated Christmas play they had worked so hard on to showcase to their enthusiastic audience of family members, teachers, schoolmates and members of the public..
Staying Close to Prevent Bullying
During the week of 25th - 29th of November, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing held Anti-Bullying Week, an initiative whose critical goal is to raise awareness on bullying, especially in schools. During this week, our school community focused on educating students about bullying, as part of character formation, a crucial part of our driving principles.
Children's Rights and Beyond
For the past month, Lower Secondary School students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing went the extra mile working on their Public Service Announcement (PSA) projects for the Going Blue campaign initiated by UNICEF, which seeks to raise awareness for Children's Rights. Now that their projects have been completed, it's time for these projects to be presented to our Upper Primary School students to further stress the importance of Children's Rights.
Meet our Secondary School Orchestra
With the holiday season approaching, the Yew Chung International Schoool of Beijing Performing Arts Department is hard at work rehearsing for the numerous productios our community will have the honour of watching just before the Christmas break. From Elf Jr. to the annual Primary Christmas Concerts. Our Secondary School orchestra which is made up of students from Year 7 – Year 11, has recently resumed with their weekly rehearsals as part of the school’s Co-Curricular Activities.
Storytelling Techniques, Tips and Tricks
With this being her second visit to Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Priscilla Howe once again used humour, singing and the help of her puppets to captivate our kindergarten learners. With over 25 years of storytelling experience, the former librarian had some valuable tips to share with parents who would like to introduce storytelling to their little ones and talk to us about why it is crucial to incorporate storytelling for children's development.
The Road to CIS Accreditation
Since 2010, Yew Chung International School of Beijing has been a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS), an organization that ensures that hundreds of international schools around the world adhere to the highest standards when it comes to education and the operation of schools. On the week of 11th – 15th November, we had a visit from the CIS evaluation team assigned to our school to verify that we have met the requirements set by the organization.
YCIS Beijing Students meet Dr Jane Goodall
Earlier this month, Secondary School students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing joined their counterparts from other famous International Schools in the city for an afternoon of “Into the Wild: Conversations with Jane Goodall” at Keystone Academy.