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Marcell Is A Little Artist

April, 2009
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In all the art competitions that had been organized by the magazine in the past three years, Marcell Vajda had always been taking the first or second place in his age group - under 10 years old.

It is no exception then for this young boy to win again in the LittleStar Environment-friendly Bag Design Contest [...]

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Musical Inspiration

November, 2008
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Inspired by a childhood teacher, British School of Beijing’s new director of music spreads love for music with students from around the world.Andrew Webb-Mitchell used to hate going to music classes until he was 12.

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New Co-Principal Has Big Plans

September, 2008
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  It was raining outside when I had a talk with Mr. Christopher Connellan, the new Western Co-Principal of Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS), Pudong, at his office on YCIS Century Park campus.
  “It is my first time in Shanghai, China and on this side of the world,” said Connellan, adding that he is [...]

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Persistent Pursuit for Life-long Fitness

September, 2008
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Brian Bedford, the new athletics director at Beijing City International School (BCIS), believes the goal of physical education is to make the students healthy and fit for life.

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Veteran Teacher Finds New Paradise

September, 2008
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For 60-year-old Michael John McLenahan, it is never too late to start a new teaching career in a brand new environment.Coming from New Brunswick, Canada, Michael is a new staff at the Canadian International School of Beijing (CIS).

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American-Born Comics Artist

July, 2008
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  The first comic book Gene Yang bought was in the fifth grade and began his lifelong obsession with the medium.
  In his opinion, “comics is the most intimate medium. Every stroke you see on the page can come out of a single person’s brush. It’s almost like reading a handwritten letter.”
  Comics take up [...]

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Nature as Art

June, 2008
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For Australian wildlife artist Steve Morvell, nature as a subject for art has never been a choice. It just chose him.

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All in the Family

June, 2008
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They say being a teacher is the most demanding job in the world next to parenting. So what if mom and dad are both teachers Tania McCartney talks to the Ng family, who prove that having two teachers in the family is a very rewarding thing.

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Tori’s Roots and Shoots in Shanghai

May, 2008
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"I am very happy that I have the best job probably in the world. It is not important always to earn a lot of money. It is important to feel really good about what you do, to know you are helping people, to know you are motivating people, inspiring people to do good. The kids [...]

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A Fresh Start

May, 2008
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It was his good command of the Chinese language that brought Simon Greenhalgh to China in 2002. Before coming to Shanghai last summer, Greenhalgh taught in a Chinese primary school as well as in one of the bilingual schools in Beijing.
  Though having adjusted to life in Beijing, the young teacher decided to move [...]

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A Community-Focused Family

March, 2008
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Like many other kids in international schools, brothers Jasen Tjahjadi and Nathan Tjahjadi came to study in Shanghai when their whole family moved here from Indiana, USA in January 2002.
  Jasen is now in the tenth grade at Concordia International School Shanghai (CISS), while his brother Nathan is now a sixth grader there. Both [...]

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Teaching English as a Lifelong Journey

March, 2008
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  Asked what he enjoys most about teaching English for nearly 20 years, Jon Nordmeyer, a teacher at Shanghai American School (SAS) replied: “Thinking about how language works and how languages relate to each other- in order to help students develop their own voice in English. It is exciting to see my students do new [...]

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The Olympic Girl

March, 2008
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  Natasha Weaser, a Year 10 student at Yew Chung International School of Shanghai (YCIS Shanghai), was selected and given the privilege of carrying the Olympic Torch through the streets of Shanghai this May as part of the Beijing 2008 Olympics Torch Relay.
  Only five foreigners were chosen from a pool of over 3000 applicants competing [...]

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Mom with Big Ideas

February, 2008
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When she was asked to lead the Parent Organization at Yew Chung International School of Beijing, Virginia Knott was helping the primary school coordinator on some special projects last year.”Well, why not?” Virginia recalled answering.

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Planting the Seeds of Charity in Children

February, 2008
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For Veronique Van den Abbeel, education has something in common with charity - both are about helping weak people.”Children are weaker…Education is to help children grow up,” said the new kindergarten teacher who comes from Belgium and started last August at MSB.

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