YCIS Beijing’s Five Quick and Easy Tools for Summer Fun
Summer vacation is right around the corner for YCIS Beijing students and families. Whether you’re staying in Beijing or heading home for the summer months, if you’re a parent there’s no question that new activities to keep your kids occupied during this long stretch of down-time are always welcome! In this month’s print clipping, one of our Year 2 Co-Teachers, Megan Banerjee, recommends five great ways for your kids to get out of the house and having fun in the summer sun.
Year 10’s Taste Test for TimeOut
In Beijing, the thermostat has already hit the mid 30’s consistently for some time now, and we only expect the weather to get even hotter. In the spirit of offering some welcome respite from the oppressive summer sun, two of our Year 10 students got the opportunity to taste test a few of the best ice cream shops in downtown Beijing and to give their take on each. Check out what passed the test by following the link below!
YCIS Beijing’s Shining Community Star
April’s issue of beijingkids magazine featured a full spread of Shining Community Stars, driven local and expat individuals that have made and continue to make indelible impacts on the local school community. The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Secondary School Maths Teacher Sharee Hebert was featured in this section for her work mobilising the school community in contributing to fundraising efforts for local orphanages. We applaud her efforts to make Beijing a better place!
How Classroom Debate Fosters Real-World Learning
Classroom debate is a tried and true learning exercise that instils in students critical thinking, reasoning, and global awareness skills, key pieces to the education that the Yew Chung International School of Beijing offers. Jon Mellen, our Global Politics teacher, recently contributed to a piece on how to effectively foster in-class debates for City Weekend Parents and Kids, explaining that despite the prevalence of volatile international issues (think Trump, Brexit, and more), debate remains a valuable exercise for student learning.
Love and Charity: Combating Education Inequity Throughout China
As part of our motto of “Align with Love and Charity,” Yew Chung International School of Beijing students frequently volunteer their time with a variety of charitable causes. One such organisation is the Yew Chung Education Foundation’s very own charity, the Seeds of Hope, an organisation dedicated to fighting education inequity in rural China through the creation of schools and educational facilities throughout the country.
Why Physical Education Matters
In the most recent edition of the foundation-wide publication YC Links, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Primary PE programme was featured. In the piece, longtime PE teacher Tom McCabe details the importance of physical education for young children and the myriad benefits it brings.
Veterinary Volunteering with YCIS Beijing
Students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) tend to be heavily involved in charity thanks to our unique Character Education model and the CAS programme in Secondary School. In a recent City Weekend Parents and Kids article, we highlighted Year 13 student Lucia Finochietti and her experience volunteering at a local veterinarian clinic.
The Yew Chung Education Foundation: Spreading Seeds of Hope
YCIS Beijing was featured in the American Chamber of Commerce's recent Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives handbook. We took the opportunity to highlight our Seeds of Hope project, an initiative that combats education inequity in Greater China through the construction of Hope Schools in rural and impoverished areas.
Real-World Applications in YCIS Beijing's IB Economics Courses
Local magazine Beijing Kids recently created a publication highlighting the Yew Chung International School of Beijing's IB Diploma Programme Coordinator Prachi Gupta. In addition to being one of the driving forces behind student academic success in the IBDP at YCIS Beijing, Ms Gupta's inspiring Economics courses teach students not just the fundamentals of the subject but also they can apply what they learn in their lives after graduation in a real-world setting.