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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 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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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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A Green Future - LittleStar BWYA Postcard Design Competition

March, 2017
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A GREEN FUTURE 
LittleStar BWYA Environmental Postcard Design Competition
 
Theme: A GREEN FUTURE. The postcard design should incorporate the importance of environmental protection. Students need to design postcards to send out messages such as “Save the Environment”, “Lead a Green Life”, etc.
Eligibility:
The competition is open to current students at international schools/Kindergartens, [...]

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Group I (9 years & under) Winners List - LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition ‘HOME’

March, 2017
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Group I (9 years & under) Winners List 
 
1st Prize Winner
A Sense of Home by Samantha_9_Shanghai High School International Division
2nd Prize Winners
From War Zone to New Home by Hayley Graham__9__Yew Chung International School of Beijing
Dairy of Elephant by Sula Ma 8___Beijing [...]

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Group II (10-12 yrs) Winners – LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition “HOME”

March, 2017
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Group II (10-12 yrs) Winners List 
1st Prize Winner
Home Salmon by Jingmei Zou__12__Beijing No.2 Middle School
 
2nd Prize Winners
Where I Belong by Bia Kim__10-12__The SMIC Private School, Shanghai
The Unwanted by Jeffrey Liang__11__Shanghai American School, Pudong Campus
 
3rd Prize Winners
Home Away From Home by Elena Jiang_11_Shanghai American School
Is This It? Home? by [...]

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Three Reasons Why Your Child Isn’t Motivated at School

March, 2017
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Children may appear unmotivated at school for a wide range of reasons…to gain attention, to avoid tasks, to vent frustration and anger, to seek sensory input, to win control and power, and more.
“It is most important to understand why children engage in a certain behavior,” says Junjing Fan, Occupational Therapist with the Essential Learning [...]

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LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition 2016-2017

December, 2016
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LittleStar CISB Short Story Competition
 
2016-2017
Theme: HOME

Home is where your heart is.  

Home is home.
Where is your home?   

Home sweet home.
  Are you home?

 
Entry Requirements:
Short stories: 2,000 words maximum (no minimum); the title is not included in the word count.
Entries must [...]

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Healthy Communication with Your School

December, 2016
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At the heart of education is good communication. Communication is the key to any success in life, work and relationships. When it comes to your children’s education, you definitely want to be successful in your communications with their school. We live in a communication age where instantaneous access and 24/7 connectivity has become the new [...]

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Building a Safe Space for Understanding

December, 2016
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The Montessori classroom is a microcosm of the world outside of your child’s school walls. We create and give tools to your child so that they are prepared to make independent decisions as they grow older. Maria Montessori states, “the greatest sign of success for a teacher is to say, the children are now working [...]

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Private Tutors - Friends or Foes?

November, 2016
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The school playground has long been the stage for battles. Who can run the fastest or jump the highest? Such battles build confidence and mimic life’s coming struggles. Such playground antics are yesterday’s child’s play…. today’s battle occurs at the desk. More than ever before the pen has proven mightier than the sword.  Brute strength [...]

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