Beating School Anxiety, Part II
On April 11 Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s School Counsellor, Rachel George, will host a second workshop on “Beating School Anxiety”. Back by popular demand, Beating School Anxiety, Part II, will be open to both YCIS Beijing parents and the general public. We asked Rachel to share her thoughts on student anxiety and the aims of her upcoming workshop.
Maths is a Piece of Pi(e)
On March 14, students throughout Yew Chung International School of Beijing were busy celebrating Pi Day, the annual global celebration of mathematics. Named after the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 because the number pi begins with 3.14, which resembles this date.
Preparing for University: Top 10 Tips
On March 6 Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s University Guidance Counsellor, Jonathan Mellen, hosted a workshop for YCIS Beijing parents on “Preparing My Child for University”. The well attended workshop provided invaluable advice to around 50 of our parents on the key measures that they and their children can take to not only get into university, but get into the “right” university.
Asian All-Stars Swim Meet
Recently, Yew Chung International School of Beijing student athletes were invited to the Asian All-Stars Swim Meet hosted by the International School of Beijing (ISB) in Shunyi. Ten of our best swimmers took part in this multi-day event that ran from Saturday, February 23 to Sunday, February 24 and saw around 600 student athletes compete. Our Scorpions were up against students from all across Asia with competitors from Korea, Thailand and beyond in attendance.
Recently, Yew Chung International School of Beijing Theatre Teacher, Freda Humber held an International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Workshop for her year 10 and 11 students. The YCIS Beijing IGCSE Theatre Workshop was led by visiting guest instructor Mr. Elly Wafula who came from Guangzhou to facilitate the event. The workshop was structured around several theatrical pieces and stimuli was provided to help the children prepare for their comprehensive written exam as well. In addition, this event proved an excellent opportunity for YCIS’s students to further hone and enrich their theatre arts knowledge and techniques in the in the areas of direction, performance and set design.
John Hao, Maths-Magician!
This month several Yew Chung International School of Beijing students enjoyed success in the UKMT Intermediate Mathematical Challenge. Caroline H. (Year 9), Amy J. (Year 9), Kelly C. (Year 10), Emily X. (Year 11) and David Z. (Year 11) were placed in the top 8,000 in the world. John Hao, in Year 9, ranked among the top 1,500, earning him a place in the tough next round – the Olympiad. Secondary Maths Teacher, Mr Damion Walker, discusses the competition.
Sporting Success in Badminton and Basketball!
U11 Junior ISAC Badminton Tournament
Let’s Talk About It! How to Get Our Kids Talking
Student welfare at Yew Chung International School of Beijing is an important part of our holistic education and this year a number of new initiatives have been introduced to promote wellbeing. Our school counsellor, Rachel George, discusses the “Let’s Talk About It” project, and offers some advice to parents on getting their children talking.
We’re Having a Ball! The Masquerade Ball Round-Up
Last Friday Yew Chung International School of Beijing Secondary students hosted the spectacular masquerade ball. We speak to Year 10 students Stella Snider-Hickey and Alicia Seng about the event and their highlights from the night.