An Introduction to the YCIS Beijing Life Skills Programme
At the core of Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Mission, Principles and Practices are nurturing and developing students’ potentials in all aspects of their school life. These may include academic, spiritual, physical, social, emotional, mental and intercultural awareness. At the end of the last academic year Vice-Principal & Head of Primary, James Sweeney announced to parents the addition of a new Life Skills Programme to the timetable from the start of the 2019 – 20 academic year.
Top Strategies to Support English Language Learners
Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s teachers have been working diligently to prepare for the new school year. Supported by the School Leadership Team, teachers have been provided with tools and resources to create a conducive learning environment and help new and returning students from different cultural backgrounds and with different language skills.
New Teacher Orientation with Oscar Gonçalves
In the last two weeks, we have welcomed a diverse group of new teachers from over five countries to join the Yew Chung International School of Beijing academic team. Our Human Resources Department has worked in conjunction with returning teachers and School Senior Leadership Team to guarantee a smooth transition for our new teachers into their new roles and life in Beijing.
How Our Alumni Stay Connected
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing Class of 2019 achieved remarkable IBDP Results again this year and have went on to be accepted to some of the top universities around the world. With the United States of America remaining a popular destination for our graduates, countries like Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong also serve as home base for many of our Alumni.
A Warm Welcome to Our New families from Our Head of Admissions.
With just over a week to go before the start of the 2019 – 2020 school year, staff and students alike are eager to give a warm welcome to our new group of learners at Yew Chung International School of Beijing. A record number of enrollments hailing from countries such as Australia, Japan, Canada and Hong Kong have joined the YCIS family in the past two years; further contributing to the ever growing diverse community of our school.
The Summer Revamp: An Update From Our Business Manager
Providing learning environments that allow students to thrive is an integral part of any educational institution. As a result, while our students and teaching staff were enjoying a much deserved summer break, Fanny Du, the School Business Manager at Yew Chung International School of Beijing under the guidance of the Headquarter Engineering Committee, worked tirelessly with the contractors to ensure that all summer renovation projects ran smoothly to be completed on August 10th, ahead of our new academic year.
Simplifying the University Application Process
With the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) results released, students at The YCIS and YWIES Schools are preparing to disperse across the world to respective universities for their undergraduate studies. Deciding on which university to attend is not always easy, therefore, students often look to the expertise of the school’s University Guidance officer (UGO) when making this crucial decision. The YCIS and YWIES UGO Team comprise a total of 20 advisers with expertise in higher education. The counsellors hail from different countries and have strong professional backgrounds. Some served as former admission officers at British and American universities; others were university lecturers, teachers, coordinators, and counsellors. They bring with them a range of skills, knowledge, and experience to benefit each one of our students. Nicholas Strong is one of the two Regional Coordinators for all the YCIS and YWIES UGOs. We spoke to him about the role of a UGO and how they ensure that students apply to universities that best suit their academic and social needs.
Celebration of Learning; Ancient Egyptian life
What comes to mind when you hear the words “mummy” “hieroglyphics” and “pyramids”? The most apt representation of these words is Egypt and the Year 3 learners at Yew Chung International School of Beijing held a Celebration of Learning to demonstrate different aspects of Ancient Egyptian civilization and what contributed to its success. This was part of their Social Studies Unit whose foundation is the importance of understanding and respecting world cultures, which our school prioritises.
Remarkable IBDP Results by the Class of 2019
The results for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) have been received and congratulations are in order for the Yew Chung International School of Beijing Class of 2019 as they achieved, for the 12th year in a row, a 100% pass rate. All students also achieved results which are above the world average score of 29.78 points.