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.
Raising an Optimistic Child
A person’s success in life is based largely on the foundation they receive at a young age. While academics are undoubtedly a critical piece of this foundation, a positive and happy attitude is also essential. Learn how to cultivate this mental mind-state in your child through the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s recent feature in City Weekend.
I Want to Be a Startup Entrepreneur
As part of YCIS Beijing’s enterprise class, Secondary School students were invited to attend a talk with productivity expert and Saent co-founder Tim Metz. The session was an invaluable opportunity for students to learn tips on how to start their own businesses from a successful working professional.
From Brush to Paper
It is well documented that immersion in a culture’s traditions and practices is the best method of acquiring cultural and language learning. Year 2 students at YCIS Beijing were given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of China’s oldest and most respected art forms: Chinese brush painting.
YCIS Beijing Primary Students "Read to Feed" Chinese Farmers
During this March Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrated all things literature by holding a “Literacy Enrichment Week” for students. The most impressive highlights of the week was the Primary School’s “Read to Feed” charity fundraising, an event that encourages students to read saw our dedicated readers raise a whopping 23,912 RMB!
Studying Chinese Tea at YCIS Beijing
China is known as the homeland of tea, where its discovery and usage has been documented for over four thousand years. Tea is a corner stone of Chinese culture and still plays a role in society today. Nowadays, westerners appreciate the health and psychological benefits that Chinese tea can bring. As it is not as widely consumed as drinks like coffee, mistakes are often made in regard to how to correctly enjoy this fantastic beverage. Alica Liu, Year 4 Co-teacher at YCIS Beijing, shares with us her tips for getting the best from your tea.
Raising a Reader
It's impossible to dispute the benefits that reading gives to your children at a young age. One Google search yields thousands of results on the positive effects reading has on the development of a young child's brain. But how do you ensure that children stay interested in and enjoy their reading time?