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YCIS Beijing Staff Development Week Energizes Teachers for New School Year

August, 2015
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Yew Chung International School of Beijing teachers, both new and old, returned to campus in middle of August for orientation and staff development sessions. Teachers were divided into school sections to discuss pre-school year plans and logistics as well as receive an overview of the upcoming school year’s curriculum.
In addition to learning more about the [...]

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Yew Beijing Unveils Renovated Early Childhood Education Centre

August, 2015
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With the beginning of the 2015-16 school year, Yew Chung International School of Beijing is pleased to announce the completion of its newly-renovated Early Childhood Education Centre. Designed by a team of architects from the renowned architecture firm FNI, the new learning suites and play areas feature a more flexible learning space with removable walls [...]

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YCIS Director Receives Third Honorary Degree and Global Recognition

July, 2015
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Dr. Betty Chan Po-king, Director and School Supervisor of Yew Chung International School (YCIS), one of the leading international school networks in China and Hong Kong, has been awarded honorary degrees on three continents – North America, Asia, and now Europe. Dr. Chan, a highly inspirational and innovative Hong Kong educator, collected her third continental [...]

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BISS Enrolments Open for 2-Year-Old Class

June, 2015
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In August 2015, the Early Learning Centre at Beijing BISS International School will welcome its first group of two-year-old students.
The two-year-old room has been remodeled, to include full-length windows, a low sink and a large, open space, ideal for movement, play and family-style meals. It is adjacent to the Pre-K room, and separate from the [...]

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Music, Drama and Visual Arts Come Together at BCIS

June, 2015
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An important aspect of education within the framework of the IB is ‘interdisciplinary learning’. Teachers at IB schools, like Beijing City International School, will often collaborate to find opportunities where curriculum can have cross-over, and create opportunities for students to apply learning from one subject into another. Nowhere is this displayed better and more effectively [...]

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BCIS Holds 10th Spring in the City

June, 2015
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On 9 May, Beijing City International School (BCIS) hosted its annual springtime community event, Spring in the City. Each year a different theme is chosen for the event, and this year’s was ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ in honor of the inclusion of the BCIS Flux Film Festival, which had its own display area in the festival. [...]

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Violin Virtuosos at YCIS Beijing

June, 2015
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On 28 April, a full audience of parents, students and teachers were treated to an array of exceptional violin performances from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Year 1-3 students. The concert was a real tribute to the violin program at YCIS Beijing and how far the students have developed in another wonderful [...]

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YCIS Beijing Presents The Voice

June, 2015
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On 28 May, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Secondary School held its very own version of the enormously popular Chinese reality TV show The Voice, in which students showcased their singing talents in the school auditorium.
The competition was held over two rounds in two different categories: Best Solo Performance and Best Duet [...]

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Former England Captain Delivers Cricket Masterclass at YCIS Beijing

June, 2015
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On 15 May, students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) were given the privilege of a coaching masterclass from former England cricket captain Mike Gatting OBE. On arrival at the school, Gatting was given a very warm welcome from the YCIS Beijing Year 5 & 6 students in the school’s auditorium, after [...]

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Realizing the Rewards of Music at YCIS Beijing

June, 2015
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On 9 May, a large audience of parents, students and teachers were given the privilege of attending a thoroughly entertaining afternoon of performances from the growing list of In-School Individual Instrumental Programme (IIIP) students at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing). A total of 85 musical pieces were performed across two sessions to [...]

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YCIS Beijing Celebrates 7th Annual Global Community Day

June, 2015
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On 23 May, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) held its 7th annual Global Community Day with the theme ‘Celebrating International Culture’. The event is always one of the biggest events in the Beijing international school calendar, providing a fantastic opportunity for not just the YCIS Beijing community, but also the wider Beijing [...]

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YCIS Beijing Exploring Entrepreneurship in IGCSE Enterprise

June, 2015
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On 11 May, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) IGCSE Enterprise students were given an informative and entertaining presentation from Dominic Johnson-Hill, Founder of Beijing t-shirt business Plastered 8, in which he described his entrepreneurial journey from a small shop on the streets on Nanluoguxiang Beijing to a million-dollar business. The students were [...]

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WAB Tigers Dominate Gold Medals at ISAC Track & Field

June, 2015
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Grades 3, 4 and 5 students from Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) earned nearly every gold medal available at the Elementary School ISAC Track & Field meet on 8 May.
Hosted on WAB’s Tiger Field, the International School Association of China (ISAC) event brought students from several international schools in Beijing to compete in events, including [...]

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WAB Grade 4 Students Learn about Human Rights

June, 2015
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Western Academy of Beijing’s Grade 4 students engaged in a unique lesson to help them build empathy and understanding of real-world experiences for marginalized groups.
The unit, ‘Who we are’, was developed by teacher Jo Kirk for the study of human rights and prejudices in the world today. Students were assigned to one of five different [...]

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Diverse Performances Highlight WAB High School Dance Concert

June, 2015
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Crowds filled Western Academy of Beijing’s Blu Theater on 12 April for the annual Dance Concert, which spotlighted creative, innovative, technical, emotional and diverse performances by a total of 60 WAB dancers.
Middle Years Program (MYP) and International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP) dancers put on a prolific concert featuring their curricular dance work, which was capped off [...]

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