YCIS Beijing's Got "G100" Talent
It is hard to take risks. To make yourself vulnerable and to showcase new skills. In our recent G100 mini-project for Lower Secondary at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students were challenged to tackle a new skill and share it with their classmates. Students in Years 6-8 were given a few weeks to decide on a new skill and then practise it, to prepare for a one-minute demonstration before an audience of their peers. And boy did they step up to the challenge!
From Strength to Strength: YCIS Beijing’s Secondary School Chinese Programme
Last week at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we held Celebrations of Learning for our Lower Secondary School Chinese as an Additional Language (CAL) and Chinese Literature and Language (CLL) learners (our more advanced Chinese students). Held at the end of each unit of study, Celebrations of Learning at YCIS Beijing are authentic opportunities for our students to demonstrate what they have just learnt and why it matters, to peers, teachers and parents. Following the students’ engaging presentations we spoke with Amy Zhang, Secondary Chinese Co-ordinator about the strengths of YCIS Beijing’s Chinese programme in Secondary School.
Learning in the Park Series: Primary School
Educators at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) believe in taking full advantage of our unique position as a school in a park, to augment their lessons. YCIS Beijing’s campus being adjacent to Honglingjin Park (HLJ), allows us to extend our learning spaces into the natural environment. We frequently conduct classes in the park across all levels of our school. Whether it’s our Secondary School students interviewing the park’s visitors to practice their Chinese, our Early Childhood Education (ECE) students learning about creepy crawlies up close, or our Primary School students exploring animal habitats in context, our entire school greatly benefits from the HLJ as natural, learning resource.
GCD 2019: Fun Festivities & Photos
Earlier this month, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) celebrated yet another smashing Global Community Day (GCD)! GCD is an open-air celebration of the talent of our students, the diversity of our families, our community-wide relations and, this year, the landmark 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. We welcomed our community of families, staff and friends onto our beautiful downtown campus on a warm, sunny Saturday in May for an 11th consecutive year of GCD fun and charity fundraising.
Camping & Cultural Exchange
Last week at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we held summer camp seminars for parents of our Secondary School students. Hosted by visiting YCIS Silicon Valley International School Summer Camp Admissions Coordinators, Fiona Zheng and Dylan Sun, the sessions detailed the amazing opportunity for our Secondary School students to attend YCIS Silicon Valley’s International Student Summer Camp in the USA. Following the completion of the summer camp seminars, we sat down with Fiona and Dylan to discuss their fantastic summer camp and how the strength of our network of schools makes these special cross-cultural opportunities possible.
YCIS Beijing’s Tantalising Talent
Last Friday 17 May at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we put on our first annual talent show! Students from across our Primary School, with support from Theatre Teacher, Freda Humber and our Performing Arts Department staff, worked very hard to put on an impressive showing for parents, teachers, staffers and their peers. Hosted in the YCIS Beijing auditorium, the eclectic blend of high-energy performances had the rapt audience clapping and rocking in their seats throughout the show.
Celebrating Chinese Literacy Week
During the week of May 6-10, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) celebrated Chinese Literacy Week! Following the success of Chinese Literacy Week, we spoke with ECE & Primary Chinese Coordinator, April Peng about the role it plays at YCIS Beijing.Please introduce Chinese Literacy Week.Chinese Literacy Week is a celebration of Chinese language and culture, which allows our Primary School students an opportunity to demonstrate their bilingual and bicultural learning. The blending of Chinese and Western culture through the integrated teaching of Chinese language and principles with English and Western pedagogy are an integral part of our curriculum and what makes our school so unique.
Getting Down to Business: Enterprise Week at YCIS Beijing
Last week at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) was Enterprise Week! From 6-10 May, lessons were turned toward the theme of business operations, and all that entails. We spoke to James Sweeney, Vice-Principal and Head of Primary following Enterprise Week to find out why and how the school celebrated.
The Triple A’s of Our IIIP
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) we have an In-School Individual Instrument Programme (IIIP). We created this programme to ensure all of our students have the option to enrich their studies and lives with the benefits of musical education beyond our Years 1-3 violin programme. Amongst the many positives of our triple ‘I’ programme we’d like to highlight the following ‘triple A’ benefits: accreditation, access and affordability.