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Movies – Apr 2006

April, 2006
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Ice Age 2
With the weather warming for spring, the ice age must come to an end and the glacier melt. Needless to say, this isn’t too good for the likable cast of hit flick Ice Age, who are now coming back this season to save themselves and their bubbly friends from a fate [...]

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Books – Apr 2006

April, 2006
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Spring Fever! : A Petal Tab Book
For little tikes, as they’re often known, this one will be a pleasant way of introducing spring as a season heralding nature’s comeback. Short but sweet and full of funny rhyming, the book’s designed to appear like a flower, and contains numerous references to spring’s trademark features, [...]

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Hospital in Need

April, 2006
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Situated in a picturesque alpine valley 4000 meters above sea level, and 1000 kilometers west of Chengdu, the newly completed Dzogchen Brilliant Gem Philanthropic Hospital sits like a jewel among the snowcapped mountains of eastern Tibet, at the far west border of Sichuan Province.

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Ding and Her Cats

April, 2006
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In a small yard in the corner of Longtoujing Hutong, Houhai, grandma Ding lives a “peaceful” life with 150 cats. Everyday, she gets up at 5 o’clock in the morning to clean and prepare food for her feline friends.

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School of Rock

April, 2006
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Song Yichen is a Grade 12 student at the World Youth Academy (WYA), and will graduate in two months’ time. To her, this not only means she will leave the school, but also her music band.

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Planning for Your Children’s Futures

April, 2006
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Irma’s daughter, aged 16 ½, has recently started her International Baccalaureate (IB). At this stage it is not expensive for her - like many other expatriates, the secondary school costs are paid for by her company. Her recent requests, like “Mom, can I go to a MID IB summer course at Cambridge University or at Harvard?” or “Can I please go to summer school next year in Switzerland?” are truly worthy of serious thought.

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An Introduction to Montessori

April, 2006
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Montessori education owes its name to Dr. Maria Montessori (1870-1952), the first Italian woman to become a physician, a profession then exclusively dominated by men. Maria Montessori was a willful and determined woman, a trait she already evidenced as a child.

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A Good Game!

April, 2006
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Fresh off the basketball court, Megan Ortwein seemed to have completely forgotten about her injured ankle and bowled her heart out with opponents and friends at a celebratory party. Just hours ago, her team, the Shanghai American School, won the championship at the ACAMIS (Association of China and Mongolia International Schools) Basketball Tournament.

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Giving Gifted and Talented Children A Chance to Shine

April, 2006
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As the coordinator for gifted children at the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB), Robyn Lonergan is often asked: “How many gifted children do we have on campus?”

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Two Worlds under One Roof

April, 2006
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It was about half past ten on New Year’s Eve, Morgen Chang sat on the sofa with her new family in Beijing, chatting and watching TV. The cat had already fallen asleep on her lap.

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Rugby Star Coach Pushes Sport for Young Players

April, 2006
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A young Canadian boy was not the only lucky one the day he received a prize from Eddie Jones, the former Australian national rugby coach who came to the International School of Beijing (ISB).

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Watch Your Language!

April, 2006
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We influence our children in two important ways: our actions and our words. First and foremost is our action. As parents and educators, we are living examples for our children.

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A Letter from China

April, 2006
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Dear Berta, Back from Yunnan, and I don’t know where to begin. How could I possibly explain to you a place that is nothing like anywhere I have ever been before? I’ll start with the people, especially the teenagers. Their personalities match the weather there. They are open, and fun and quick …

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Growing with Roots & Shoots

April, 2006
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Walking to the front of the room, my palms were sweating… I was about to give a speech in front of eighty people at a special fund-raiser for the Jane Goodall Institute in China. Standing next to me was a woman I truly admire: Dr. Jane Goodall, the founder of Root & Shoots. …

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A Trip Down ISB Lane

April, 2006
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I started attending ISB as a five-year-old midway through kindergarten. Today, twenty years later, I still have vivid memories of my time in China, and most include ISB in some way, shape or form.

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