The Summer Revamp: An Update From Our Business Manager
Providing learning environments that allow students to thrive is an integral part of any educational institution. As a result, while our students and teaching staff were enjoying a much deserved summer break, Fanny Du, the School Business Manager at Yew Chung International School of Beijing under the guidance of the Headquarter Engineering Committee, worked tirelessly with the contractors to ensure that all summer renovation projects ran smoothly to be completed on August 10th, ahead of our new academic year.
Simplifying the University Application Process
With the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results released, students at The YCIS and YWIES Schools are preparing to disperse across the world to respective universities for their undergraduate studies. Deciding on which university to attend is not always easy, therefore, students often look to the expertise of the school’s University Guidance officer (UGO) when making this crucial decision. The YCIS and YWIES UGO Team comprise a total of 20 advisers with expertise in higher education. The counsellors hail from different countries and have strong professional backgrounds. Some served as former admission officers at British and American universities; others were university lecturers, teachers, coordinators, and counsellors. They bring with them a range of skills, knowledge, and experience to benefit each one of our students. Nicholas Strong is one of the two Regional Coordinators for all the YCIS and YWIES UGOs. We spoke to him about the role of a UGO and how they ensure that students apply to universities that best suit their academic and social needs.
Celebration of Learning; Ancient Egyptian life
What comes to mind when you hear the words “mummy” “hieroglyphics” and “pyramids”? The most apt representation of these words is Egypt and the Year 3 learners at Yew Chung International School of Beijing held a Celebration of Learning to demonstrate different aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization and what contributed to its success. This was part of their Social Studies Unit whose foundation is the importance of understanding and respecting world cultures, which our school prioritises.
Remarkable IBDP Results by the Class of 2019
The results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) have been received and congratulations are in order for the Yew Chung International School of Beijing Class of 2019 as they achieved, for the 12th year in a row, a 100% pass rate. All students also achieved results which are above the world average score of 29.78 points.
How to Learn about Sustainability
In recent years, people have become increasingly cognizant of how different factors and behaviors negatively affect the environment. In line with this trend, in June, Yew Chung International School Beijing Year 3 students examined different elements of sustainability and how each one of them can help lower the impact on the planet. As part of their Unit about Sustainability, students took part in the 25 Bottle Challenge, where they had to bring 25 bottles to school over a period of a week and drop them off at a recycling plant by end of the challenge.
A taste of India
Cross-cultural experiences are highly encouraged at Yew Chung International School of Beijing in different ways. Since food is an important aspect of any culture, we sent Year 4 students on a field trip in June to offer them an ultimate culinary experience at the well-known Indian restaurant Taj Pavilion. Students were treated to a buffet of Indian specialties such as samosas, curries, aloo jeera, kheer, butter chicken and basmati rice.
End of the Year Celebrations
This week, we looked back at one of the most memorable events of the past school year, our Primary End of the Year Concerts, which saw our students showcase their musical skills on the YCIS Beijing’s stage and perform songs from some of the most popular Disney movies.
A Way to a Teacher’s Heart; Through a Potluck
One of our most popular events amongst our staff on the Yew Chung International School of Beijing calendar is the annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch. This end of term potluck lunch is organized by members of the YCIS Beijing Parent Organization (PO) for the teachers, with the help of the school’s Support and Maintenance team and Amber Dang, Community Relations Officer to show the parents’ appreciation to all teachers for their dedication and hard work throughout the year.
Summing up the end of the year with Enrichment Weeks
Last week, students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrated the end of the academic year through our annual Enrichment Weeks.