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:
A Different Approach to Teaching P.E.
Have you ever heard of Pickle Ball, Hoover Ball, Tchoukball or Circle Rules Football? These are some of the weird and wonderful games our Years 10 and 11 students are learning to play before developing their own! We speak to P.E. teachers Mr Michael Warner and Mr Matt McEwan about the project.
Merry Christmas from YCIS Beijing!
It has been a fantastic first term at YCIS Beijing. All kinds of exciting events have taken place around school and further afield. We have welcomed actors, directors, artists, scientists and storytellers to campus, celebrated some fantastic sports results in swimming, volleyball and football, invited parents to workshops with our EAL team and school counsellor, sent our Secondary students on the Experiencing China excursions, come together to enjoy the Christmas concerts… The list goes on.
Learning about Learning – and Ourselves!
Lance King is an internationally-recognised author and teacher who has worked with 200,000 students worldwide to improve their learning skills and exam performance. Founder of the Tao Institute for Learning, Lance King came to YCIS Beijing in December to lead a two workshops. Firstly, he gave a talk to parents on learning strategies they could use with their children. Then, he ran a workshop with our Year 8s on “Learning about Learning”.