East Meets West: Our Global Music Programme
Formerly a music teacher at YCIS Beijing and now a Senior Fellow at CHERI, Ms Anne Dwyer works with Yew Chung and Yew Wah schools to advance the quality education of our students. As part of this, she devotes much of her time to curriculum matters – most recently, working with music educators to develop the Yew Wah music curriculum. We speak to Anne about how we incorporate Chinese and Western music into our curriculum.
Air Aware! How to Guarantee Fresh Air at Home
Fresh air is a priority at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. We have an integrated fresh air system and monitor our AQI daily. In addition, we recently completed our programme of air quality tests in Building G following the Learning Community renovations. We are pleased to share that our air quality fell well within national standards on all counts. We ask the experts from Pure Living, who conducted the tests, to explain more – and what you can do at home.
Our Secondary Wellness Project Kicks-Off!
This semester we kick start our Lower Secondary wellness project, the first of its kind at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. Ms Alana Martin, Lower Secondary Learning Community Leader, explains how this will transform the support on offer in Secondary.
Secondary Students Dive In!
Students in Year 6-8 have dived into their six-week swimming programme this semester. Lessons will cover all aspects of swimming – including perfecting technique and setting time goals. We discuss swimming at Yew Chung International School of Beijing with P.E. teacher Mr Matt McEwan.
How Do we Group Students in the Learning Communities?
Our Primary Learning Communities are open-plan flexible spaces. They enable teachers and students to work collaboratively and fluidly in groups that change throughout the year. Ms Jane Kang, Year 5 Learning Community Leader, explains how we group students in the Upper Primary Learning Communities.
Settling into School after the Holidays
ECE co-teacher Miss Tilly Asafu-Adjaye offers her tips for helping children settle back into school routines after the Christmas holidays.
Welcome Back to YCIS Beijing!
The school sprung back into life this week and lessons are in full swing. After our three-week Christmas break it is lovely to see lots of familiar faces back on campus. We are also delighted to welcome 28 new students this week who are joining across ECE, Primary and Secondary. For some, it is their first time in Beijing so please join us in making them feel welcome in our school and city.
Christmas Charity Round-Up
Mr Casey Fanning, Character and Moral Education Development Officer, discusses some of the charitable activities that took place before Christmas.
How Do We Teach Public Speaking?
Shortly before the end of term, students in Years 6 to 11 took to the stage for Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s annual Speech Competition. Students competed in four categories: