YCIS-BJ Young Musicians Make it to the Finals
In the past months, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 many school events, concerts and festival have been cancelled and performance opportunities taken away from students. This pandemic has urged educators to become more inventive with both time and our resources, to still provide students with a chance to show their talents. And it was with this purpose that all Yew Chung and Yew Wah Music Departments came up with the idea of holding the very first online YCIS YWIES Young Musicians Music Competition this semester.
The Benefits of Using Puppetry to Tell Stories
Earlier this semester, the Year 1 Chinese as a First Language (CFL) learners at Yew Chung International School of Beijing were engrossed in a series of books by Japanese children’s author, Naoko Abou as part of a reading project initiated by Summer Mao, Primary Chinese Co-Teacher. The goal of this project was to enhance students interest in literature through puppetry as a form of storytelling.
YCIS-BJ 25th Anniversary Logo
Next academic year, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing community will celebrate its 25th Anniversary and we are all thrilled to hit this much anticipated momentous milestone. Even though the past few months have been not been the proverbial walk in the park for anyone, we have remained strong and united, which also calls for a celebration. As part of our 25th anniversary preparations, the School has sought the creativity and skills of our Secondary school students to create an anniversary logo for the festivities.
Screen-Free Activities from Wellness Wednesday
Last month, we observed Mindful March whose goal was to encourage people to live in the present, especially in the ever fast-paced world we live in. At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing the by-product of this goal was the successful “Wellness Wednesday” programme, an initiative launched by for our Secondary School teachers. Its purpose was to encourage students to disconnect from digital devices and go back to basics with tasks now considered antiquated by some.
We Made History! YCYW Present Original Song "Live On"
Aldous Huxley, the famous English writer once said, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
Liberal Arts College: What are the Benefits?
As many across the globe are social distancing due to the outbreak of COVID-19, a vast number professionals with Liberal Arts qualifications in varying fields are also working towards making sense of the virus and its effect on physical and mental health, the environment, and other aspects affecting society in general.
How to Keep Safe in the Workplace
Security personnel and the SMD Department at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing have been working tirelessly since the beginning of the lockdown to ensure that the campus follows international standards endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that will guarantee the safety and health of students and staff alike once the school reopens. Since the lockdown, Delia Wang, Head of SMD and her department have been preparing our campus by performing daily disinfections, purchasing relevant equipment and, in the past week, by seeking professional services from a certified company in Beijing which will see to the thorough decontamination of all areas of our campus such as the Auditorium, Playground A, Learning Communities and Libraries to name a few.
Approaching Maths Equations Creatively
Mathematics is considered one of the most difficult subjects to learn according to some, but with the advance in technology and individual teachers' approach to the subject, it has the potential to be one of the most enjoyable subjects. Sharee Hebert, YCIS Beijing Secondary Mathematics Teacher, considers it fundamental for students to incorporate their methods to lessons which is what she did during a lesson on "Equations of Lines and Inequalities" from the Functions unit of the IGCSE course.
Transitioning Back to School
As life slowly seems to be getting back to normalcy and we begin to think (or dream) about the reopening of school, many of us may have a few questions; How will my child feel about going back to school? How do I help to ensure they are emotionally ready to handle a normal school routine? Rachel George, YCIS Beijing’s School Councilor, shares some strategies with parents on how they can help smoothen the transition from online learning to the classroom in the near future.