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Career Talks at YCIS Invigorate Secondary Internship Interest

May, 2017
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Secondary School students in the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s IGCSE program now have even greater opportunities for learning outside the classroom thanks to the Year 11 Internship Program. In order to give students real world work experience and connections they can utilize after graduation, the program partners with a variety of companies to [...]

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AVENIR Business Competition at BCIS

May, 2017
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The first Avenir Business Competition held at Beijing City International School was a huge success!
A group of four Grade 11 students attended a business competition last year and found the experience fairly disappointing. Upon their return, they all had a common thought: they could do better. The Avenir team – Diana Dong, Frank Zhao, Julia [...]

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Summer Camps in Beijing 2017

May, 2017
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Summer Camps at Canadian International School of Beijing
For the past ten years, the Canadian International School of Beijing has offered an academically challenging and fun-filled educational Summer Camp for students in and around the Beijing area. This year, CISB is proud to once again offer English and Chinese camps. [...]

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The Right Age to Start Your Child’s Bilingual Education

May, 2017
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Bilingual education experts from the Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) were invited to attend the recent Distinguished Speakers Series, an event featuring a panel of educationalists from around Beijing discussing themes central to education. This year’s theme was bilingualism and, more specifically, the right time to begin a child’s bilingual education. Thanks [...]

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Love the Violin, Love the Music

May, 2017
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“My daughter told me she wants to play violin after I showed her your photos of the violin concert at Yew Chung International School of Beijing,” says one WeChat friend, a parent in Shanghai. “It’s such a wonderful concert, congratulations!”
The photo she mentioned is a lovely little girl, Sophia Wu, Year 3 student at YCIS [...]

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A Sense of Home - 1st Prize Winner - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’

May, 2017
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A Sense of Home
Maybe I’m a lot like Dorothy in The Wonderful Wizard of OZ, clicking my heels together saying, “There’s no place like home.” Even before the school bell rings, telling me classes are finished for the day, my feet are already in motion, doing the happy clap-clap-clap heel dance!  My home makes me [...]

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A LESSON - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition 2017-2018

May, 2017
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LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition
2017-2018
Theme: A LESSON
Everyone has lessons to learn. As students, we have all had many memorable lessons at school – a lesson that you love, a lesson that you hate, and a lesson that you will remember for a long time. As a person, we [...]

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Learning English as a Foreign Language: The Montessori Approach

May, 2017
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Learning English as a Foreign Language: The Montessori Approach
Language is a powerful tool. It can bond people together or divide them apart. It can transmit knowledge or ignorance. It can bridge cultures or be a catalyst for divisiveness.
With the rapid expansion of China’s leadership in the world, there is an increasing emphasis on bilingual [...]

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Language Lessons: English Only in the School Environment?

May, 2017
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Language Lessons: English Only in the School Environment?
Over many years of teaching in the early years environment in China, one issue in regards to language acquisition regularly pops up – whether or not it is better to emphasise the importance of English at their school so their children can just pick up Chinese at home. [...]

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2017 Summer Camps in Shanghai

May, 2017
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Summer Programs at Shanghai Community International School, ECE Campus
Age: Date of birth ranging from June 19, 2014 through November 1, 2009
Dates: June 19 – July 14
SCIS ECE Campus is excited to offer a specialized summer camp program consisting of developmentally appropriate activities, designed with the early learner in mind. The summer camp program is a [...]

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Gold for SCIS at ACAMIS Mathquest and Rubik’s Cube Challenge

May, 2017
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This year Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) represented strongly once again at their fourth annual ACAMIS Mathquest and Rubik’s Cube Challenge. For the first time, Grade Five students joined the tournament, and they performed extraordinarily well.
Hosted by the Qingdao No. 1 International School of Shandong Province, this ACAMIS tournament is the only event geared towards [...]

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HOMEBOUND - 1st Prize Winner - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’

April, 2017
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HOMEBOUND
 
Light. Darkness. False light in absence of the true. Thought is a sovereign hallucinogen. Alternating strobes. Black white bands sear vision. Cones and rods. Ocular mechanics. Organics. Flesh. Body. Embodied. Serendipity. Spiritual syzygy. It’s a matter of perspective. Lightyears in an instant. The usual irony. A bloody tang. But it only seems that way.
 
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TO ONE, TO ALL - 2nd Prize Winner - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’

April, 2017
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TO ONE, TO ALL
 
ZERO.
I exist because she willed me to. Age thirty-five, the Chinese woman longed for a child, a daughter, to hold. Thus, on January 1st, 2000, the first day of the month, of the year, of the century, I took my first breath, a lungful of [...]

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What It Means to Be Home - 3rd Prize Winner, LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’

April, 2017
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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HOME
 
You stare at the dull gray table.
You feel the officer’s eyes staring into you like that of a ghost. He was the one that came when the store called the police. With a small glimpse, he was around thirty, fair-skinned with dark brown [...]

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April 16 - Awards Ceremony for LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition “HOME”

April, 2017
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LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’
AWARD CEREMONY
 
Date/Time: April 16, 2017 (Sunday), 1:30pm – 4:30pm
时间:2017年4月16日,周日,下午1:30分到4:30分
Location: Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), 38 Liangmaqiao Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
地点:北京市朝阳区亮马桥路38号,北京加拿大国际学校,剧场
 
LET’S CELEBRATE WRITING!!
* Cash prizes, Certificate and Short Story Competition Book for every student winner
* Professional comments on the winning stories by published [...]

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