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.
An Update on Building Hope
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we believe that the core purpose of education is character formation. That’s why we have a Character Education programme. YCIS Beijing’s Character Education programme is led by Mr Casey Fanning, our Character and Moral Education Development Officer. The programme encompasses charity work, social and environmental responsibility. We use the programme to cultivate compassion and teach children about key character traits, such as enthusiasm, respect and appreciation.
A Career Taste-Test: Our Internship Programme
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students benefit from many programmes and initiatives offered through the Student Support Services Department. A great example is the annual Year 11 Internship Programme. Overseen by the school University Guidance Counsellor, this internship programme helps students on the university track, to boost their skills and build their personal portfolios, ahead of the competitive university application process. The internship programme is especially useful for students who plan on attending university in Korea. As it provides them with an opportunity to procure a letter of recommendation from an employer, which they will need when applying to Korean universities.During the final week of this year’s internship programme, we spoke with University Guidance Counsellor, Mr Jonathan Mellen about the programme.
Stepping Up: Out of Kindergarten and into Primary
As summer break approaches, little learners from Beijing to Britain and everywhere in-between are preparing to step up to a new challenge, Primary School. At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) we have been working to ready our Year 4 Kindergarten scholars for the transition to Year 1 of Primary for several months now. While our devoted educators will continue to shepherd our little learners through this transition during the first few months of the 2019-2020 school year, we are enlisting our most dedicated, effective reserve forces to continue this critical work over the summer months, parents.
How Far They’ll Go: Our Kindergarten Graduation
Graduation season at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) is an electric time of year. The air is charged with the eager anticipation of the unfurling of ever-expanding realms of possibility for our talented scholars.On Wednesday, 19 June, we held our annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) graduation ceremony for our K4 students in the school Auditorium. Our K4 graduation was an opportunity to recognise the achievements of the oldest of our ECE learners and mark one of life’s first significant educational milestones, the transition from ECE to Primary School. Proud families and teachers met in the auditorium for the ceremony, which included musical performances by the tiny graduates.