What Makes Our Bilingual Programme Unique?
At Yew Chung, we pride ourselves in the uniqueness of the Bilingual and Bicultural nature of our curriculum. As one of our principles states, we believe in equipping our graduates with a deep respect and understanding of world cultures and mastery of English and Chinese, and this, at Yew Chung, is achieved through rigorous programmes and dedicated teachers.
Discover the Benefits of Our Learning Communities
Over the years the approaches to learning and teaching have evolved and continue to do so to reflect and adapt to current times. In 2016, YCIS Beijing introduced the concept of Learning Communities, a model gaining prominence around the world. This approach, developed by our Primary teaching teams, seeks to move away from the archetypal classroom environment by introducing flexible, student-centred learning and flowing, shared learning spaces that are conducive to nurturing a 21st-century mindset in students. The Learning Community Model expands on the traditional solo-teaching classroom by fostering collaboration both between students and between teachers, while also facilitating increased adaptability, creativity and critical thinking in students. So, what are the benefits?
YCIS Beijing Wishes Everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday!
Year 6 Is Ready for the Next Race
On Wednesday, June 24, our Primary School celebrated one of the most important days in the lives of our Year 6 students, their graduation. Though this cohort will just move to a different building at Honglingjin campus, however, a new journey, new class groups and new expectations are waiting them.
How Graduates Can Keep Active This Summer
The end of the academic year means different things for different people; for some, it is time to enjoy the much-awaited summer vacation to the fullest while for others, it means finally relaxing. For Yew Chung International School of Beijing Class of 2020, however, this is the time when they would be attending a variety of summer programmes and activities, in preparation for their journey to university.
Bringing Fun to Science during the Summer
Today marks the beginning of our official summer break. We wish our students, teachers and parents a much-deserved, relaxed vacation after months of hard work both on and offline. Even though the break is finally upon us, we encourage students to never stop learning in their everyday lives, also during the holiday time. This is also in line with Oscar Goncalves’ view, YCIS Beijing Head of Science, who has prepared a list of resources and fun activities for our students to do during the break.
YCIS Beijing Parent Reflects on E-Learning
With the semester coming to an end after almost five months of e-learning, we wanted to look back and review how the experience has been for parents who, along with their children and teachers, have played an equally pivotal role in making the transition to virtual learning successful. And we do so with Londoner, Alice Noble, who has been in Beijing for three years, and a YCIS Beijing parent since August 2019.
Why Sign Up for YCIS Beijing Virtual Tour?
Since the beginning of March, our enthusiastic Admissions Advisors have been conducting interactive, real time virtual campus tours for prospective parents interested in learning more about the school – also an opportunity for them to see our beautiful school premises located adjacent the Honglingjin Park in downtown Beijing. Sara Wramner, Deputy Head of Admissions has conducted several tours in the past months and here she shares the purpose of and how parents benefit from such online tours.
E-Learning: A Message from Our Librarians
Following the recent school closure announcement by the Beijing Education Commission (BEC) and the request for schools to resume online learning exclusively as of June 17, YCIS Beijing teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to guarantee those students who were back on-campus learning a smooth transition to e-learning and arranged the release of learning materials in a timely manner. Amongst YCIS Beijing academic staff were also our librarians, who, since the beginning of the online learning period in February, never stopped, neither online or offline, to provide support to staff and students, while promoting reading.