Catching up with CHROMA, YCIS Beijing’s Hottest Student Band
If you’re a member of the YCIS Beijing community, you’ve probably seen this group already, rocking the stage with an eclectic collection of covers, adaptations, and original music for all their adoring fans. But make no mistake, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s most famous student band are the real deal.
Discovering Passion for Violin
For more than a decade, violin has been an essential piece of the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Lower Primary School education thanks to its proven benefits in enhancing student brain development, hand-eye coordination, and discipline. Beyond these benefits, however, many students at YCIS Beijing discover a lifelong love of music, choosing to continue their musical studies even after their last group concert in Year 3.
Awesome App Alleviates Volleyball Woes
In the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s IB Diploma Programme, our academically rigorous environment challenges our students to reach their full potential, preparing them for the academic trials and tribulations they’ll face in university. However, students have a wide variety of channels through which they can tackle these challenges and express their learning. In Year 13 IBDP student Rock Siu’s case, a wholly original Android app was his medium for expression.
Illustrious Illustrator Cecilia Cao Talks Art and Comics
Year 13 students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing recently held their capstone IB art exhibition. Teachers, students, and Beijing community members alike had the opportunity to witness the work that had consumed our most talented visual artists over their IB careers, many of whom have received offers from world-renowned art schools to continue their studies.
Multi-sport Athletes at YCIS Beijing
Students at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing have access to a wide variety of sporting opportunities throughout the year and frequently achieve excellent results. Many of our students are multi-sport athletes, participating in seasonal sports throughout the year. We spoke with Peter Yang, one of our Upper Secondary multi-sport student athletes, about his experience with sports and what they mean to him.
ISTA Drama Festival Reflections
Last weekend, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing was pleased to host the annual ISTA drama festival on campus. 23 of our students were selected to participate in this series of workshops based on their passion for and dedication to drama. These lucky students had the opportunity to join students from other schools across Asia in learning from professional actors, actresses, and drama teachers converging on campus from around the globe.
YCIS Beijing Film Festival: Subduing Stigma through Film
Although the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s 2017 Film Festival is already behind us, students are still talking about a number of the award-winning films showcased during the event. One of the most memorable and discussion-provoking pieces was the film “Colour,” a music video with a deeper message devoted to dispelling stigmas surrounding and provoking conversation about homosexuality and the LGBTQ+ community.
Behind-the-Scenes: The Annual YCIS Beijing Film Festival
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing Film Festival has been a highlight of the school calendar for many years, and this year is no exception. Featuring a handpicked selection of films from dozens of student- and teacher-submitted entries, the afternoon promises to be another entertaining and dramatic spectacle full of exceptional film work.
Second Semester Goals
With the second semester steadily underway, our Upper Secondary School students are diving back into their rigorous International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes.