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CISB Head of School: Commitment to Excellence

November, 2017
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During the interview with Douglas K. Prescott, Head of School of Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB), I was deeply impressed with his passion for education and his love of the school.
“Education today is more exciting in many ways than 40 years ago. This keeps me energized and passionate, and makes me want to see [...]

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SSIS Alumni Arikawa Kinji: Studying in Shanghai

November, 2017
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After studying at Shanghai Singapore International School for twelve years, Arikawa Kinji chose to attend the Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University in Shanghai, one of the best medical schools in Asia. Currently, Kinji lives in the foreign student dorms.
The major he is studying now is Medicine, or MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of [...]

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BCIS Alumni Yulin Chen: Enjoy Your Educational Life

November, 2017
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It’s great being a photographer as I can remember people’s faces very clearly for a really long time, and especially those excellent students I have met at internationals schools throughout these years. When we got the recommendation from Beijing City International School (BCIS) about an interview on their proud alumni Yulin Chen, I quickly thought [...]

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Teaching Chinese at an International School

March, 2011
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Eva Xu is the Head of Mandarin at Shanghai Rego International School. She has been teaching Mandarin across the whole school from Nursery to Year 13 since the opening of the school eight years ago. 
We met Eva at the REGO Chinese New Year celebrations and talked with her about teaching and learning Chinese for the [...]

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Bonnie: The Head Girl Scout

March, 2011
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Bonnie Dalaroy will soon become the first girl in Shanghai to earn the Gold Award for the Girl Scouts. The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, followed by the Silver Award that she accomplished in ninth grade.
“I’m just working towards it this year,” said the senior at the SMIC Private School in [...]

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Principal Mark Sylte: A New Vision for YCIS

November, 2010
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This school year, Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai) welcomed Mr. Mark Sylte as their new secondary western co-principal.
Before YCIS Shanghai, Sylte has had many years of experience at two prestigious independent day schools in the USA.
Here at YCIS Shanghai, Sylte is not just an administrator; he is also a parent, [...]

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Principal Nick Bowley: Bringing New Standards to BCIS

September, 2010
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Embracing the new school year, Beijing City International School (BCIS) welcomes back Nick Bowley as their new Head of School. Bowley is no stranger to the BCIS community as he led the school as Interim Head of School for one year, 2007-2008, and then served as a full-time consultant in January 2010.
“I had a [...]

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My International School Life

June, 2010
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September 1st, 1999. This was my first day at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), as I prepared to enter the monumental year of the second grade. My mother dragged me to school as I went through the usual motions of crying and wailing. I remember taking in my surroundings and seeing grey [...]

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Rosemary Gosse: Teaching Kids and Training Adults with Montessori

November, 2009
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Following ten years of work in the IT sector with Northern Telecom in Canada, Rosemary Gosse decided to make a career change and trained as a Montessori early childhood teacher at the Foundation for Montessori Education in Toronto. 
"My children were attending a Montessori school and I was fascinated by the materials and how well the [...]

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Dr. Zilber: Growing in the Third Culture

September, 2009
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  Since her very first encounter many years ago with an international school Dr. Ettie Zilber, the new Head of School of Beijing BISS International School (BISS), has been fascinated by everything she saw and experienced at international schools. She says:
  “I have worked in Israel, Singapore, Spain and Guatemala and now I am in China. It [...]

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Charles Dujat: A Journey to the West

August, 2009
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  Music teacher Charles Dujat is dressed for the weather in a loose short sleeve shirt, relaxed khakis, black hat, and sandals. The sunglasses he sported were exactly what were needed on this hot, sunny day at the Cherry Tree Lane campus of the International Montessori School of Beijing. He leans over a railing, watching [...]

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A Journey Up and a Journey Forward

June, 2009
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   Initially wanting to be a marine engineer on the ships, Phil Clark became a teacher instead.
  "My idea changed when I grew older,” said Clark. “I enjoyed working with other people, so I wanted to be more involved with teaching people about engineering and technology.” 
  He started teaching in the UK, and it has now [...]

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Welcome the School Music Idol

June, 2009
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  The night of April 23rd would certainly be memorable for JaeHee Jang, an 11th grader at Beijing City International School (BCIS). On that night, he outperformed everybody else and won the BCIS Idol contest; from that day forward, teachers and students call him “Mr. BCIS Idol” on campus…
  "It’s great honor for me… It [...]

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Urban Living with the Rajkumar Family

June, 2009
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  The wide windows along the wall of this 18th floor apartment frame the vibrant city below, with the SOHO New Town complex looming large across the expanse of bustling Jianguo Road. As the sun begins to set, lights from the street and buildings across the way illuminate the skyline, creating a dazzling urban view [...]

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Jacky Is a Spelling King

April, 2009
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  Jacky Qiao made an unforgettable guess in life on March 14.
  On that day at the Shanghai Centre Theatre and in front of a big crowd, he correctly spelled out the word “H-E-L-I-O-S”.
  “I actually guessed the word and was so excited that I got it right,” recalled the 7th grader at Beijing BISS [...]

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