YCIS Beijing’s Expansive EAL Support Network
As an international school for foreign nationals from around the world, portions of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) student body is unsurprisingly made up of students with a wide variety of different language backgrounds. Cherie Andersen, the head of the English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme, explains how the school’s EAL practices differ from other Beijing international schools as well as how parents can help their children obtain fluency in the most efficient and expedient way possible.
New Teacher Profile – Megan Banerjee
With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. This week, Year 2 Co-Teacher and Year Level Leader Megan Banerjee shares the inspiration behind her teaching and why she chose YCIS Beijing as her next destination to further her teaching career.
Creativity, Action, and Service: Promoting Global Citizenship at YCIS Beijing
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing recently hosted its annual Creativity, Action, and Service (CAS) Fair for current and rising International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) students. The fair offered a wide variety of opportunities to help students in Secondary School pursue their CAS Experience, an integral part of their journey to global citizenship at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing.
Cultivating Cultural Appreciation in Primary School
As a school that strives to integrate itself into the local Beijing community, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) places great importance on the appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture. Primary School’s China Studies curriculum is a prominent example of the way in which the curriculum implements this philosophy. Below, Chinese Curriculum Coordinator April Peng shares with us how the activities and lessons learned in this weekly class augment students’ studies and enrich students’ experience in China.
Meet the Western Parent Organization Co-President: Eike Westerholt
At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, we believe that a caring, close-knit community is an important piece of any healthy and supportive school environment. The Parent’s Organization, or PO for short, plays no small role in the cultivation of the school’s familial community. We spoke with Western Co-President Eike Westerholt on the value of the PO at YCIS Beijing and how its extensive support network and frequent family-friendly events enriches the Beijing experience of students and their families.
New Teacher Profile – Annette Atkins
With the commencement of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2016-17 academic year, the school has welcomed a number of new teaching professionals to further enhance the learning experience of students. We spoke with new Performing Arts teacher Annette Atkins about her love of and experience teaching the subject as well as the myriad of benefits the Performing Arts brings to students.
Junior United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Results
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) students are once again celebrating outstanding results in the UKMT global examinations. This year, six students received gold medals, signifying their placement in the top 6% of exam takers.
YCIS Beijing Scorpions Serve up a Set of Wins!
The interschool sports season has begun again, and Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Volleyball teams have been blowing away their competition with numerous wins at home and away!
YCIS Beijing’s Welcome BBQ Celebrates the Beginning of a New School Year
On September 1, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing welcomed new and returning families, teachers, and staff to its campus with a lively welcome barbecue. Children and parents alike enjoyed a festive evening with a wide selection of delicious food vendors, lovely decorations, and entertaining games and prizes.