The Ellison Family: Two Children and 48 Apples
This week we shine the spotlight on new arrivals the Ellison family: dad Clive, mum Sonia, and children Mila and Logan. We speak to Clive about work, family, the lucky number 11, and the perils of online shopping.
Never Buy Ivory! Make the Pledge
Worldwide conservation charity Roots & Shoots has enlisted the help of Beijing international schools to spread the word of China’s ivory ban. We talk to Year 13 students Deborah Qu and Chloe Sandifer-Stech about their involvement with the project – and how Yew Chung International School of Beijing is leading the way in the pledge against ivory.
How to Be Top in IGCSE
This summer’s IGCSE results reflected the hard work and commitment of our students. With 32% of students scoring five or more A-A* grades, students and teachers at Yew Chung International School of Beijing have a lot to feel proud of.
Rachel George: Extending Support to Every Corner
The importance of holistic student support cannot be underestimated. As well as leading the academic development of our students, all teachers play a role in supporting students as they develop socially and emotionally. Overseeing this holistic programme is Rachel George, Head of Student Support and School Counsellor at Yew Chung International School of Beijing.
The Warmest of Welcomes: The 2018 Welcome BBQ
Last Friday, students, families and staff came together for the Welcome BBQ, our first whole-school event of the academic year.
How to Make the Perfect Mooncake
This weekend is Mid-Autumn Festival and families across China will come together to celebrate. Like mince pies at Christmas, Mid-Autumn Festival is associated with one particular foodstuff – mooncakes!
Introducing a Brand New Learning Community
Over the summer our Year 1 classrooms were knocked down. In their place, an open plan, flexible, free-flowing space took shape. We speak to Mr James Sweeney, Head of Primary, about the changes.
Flying the Flag of Global Citizenship
Year 6 students dived into their Identity and Perspectives topic this term with a visit from Beijing-based graphic design company Lava. From their pro bono work with small businesses in Beijing’s hutongs, to campaigns for larger international clients, they use bold graphic designs to convey meaning and identity. We speak to Mr Michael Cole, Year 6 Teacher, about the visit.
Wiwin Ng: Becoming Part of the PO
Last week, Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Parent Organisation held a Welcome Tea for new and returning parents. We speak to PO Secretary Wiwin Ng about the tea, the role of the PO – and a bit about herself too!