A New Chapter in Early Childhood Education
Secretary for Education, Mr. Kevin Yeung, joined Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education, Dr. Betty Chan, for the College’s Inauguration Ceremony. Mr. Yeung and Dr. Chan were also later joined by Founders of the “Heart to Heart Foundation, Ms. Pamela Peck and Mr. Paul Tse, in officiating the Grand Opening of the “Pamela Peck Discovery Space”, marking a new chapter in Early Childhood Education in Hong Kong
Beyond Bilingualism: Nurturing Bi-Cultural Learning in Secondary
At Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we have been holding a lot of Celebrations of Learning for our Secondary School Chinese programme students lately. As the school year draws to a close, our students are enjoying showing off all they have been learning about Chinese language and culture to their parents, peers and teachers in these dynamic, end of unit presentations. Our students are also beginning to look forward to what next school year will hold for them, and their 2019-2020 Chinese cultural exploration trips and festival celebrations are top of mind. This week we were joined once again by Amy Zhang, Secondary Chinese Coordinator, to discuss what bi-cultural learning means in practice at YCIS Beijing and how it forms an integral part of our Chinese programme in Secondary.
One [Beautiful] Night in Beijing!
Last weekend we held our annual Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) Charity Gala, celebrating the close to another spectacular school year and sharing our good fortunes through charity fundraising. This year’s theme was ‘One Night in Beijing’ and what a beautiful night it was! The evening was filled with fantastic food, entertainment and good company as we forged new memories to last a lifetime with our parents, partners and the wider YCIS Beijing community.
YCIS Beijing's Got 'G100' Talent
It is hard to take risks. To make yourself vulnerable and to showcase new skills. In our recent G100 mini-project for Lower Secondary at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), students were challenged to tackle a new skill and share it with their classmates. Students in Years 6-8 were given a few weeks to decide on a new skill and then practice it, to prepare for a one-minute demonstration before an audience of their peers. And boy did they step up to the challenge!
From Strength to Strength: YCIS Beijing’s Secondary School Chinese Programme
Last week at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we held Celebrations of Learning for our Lower Secondary School Chinese as an Additional Language (CAL) and Chinese Literature and Language (CLL) learners (our more advanced Chinese students). Held at the end of each unit of study, Celebrations of Learning at YCIS Beijing are authentic opportunities for our students to demonstrate what they have just learned and why it matters, to peers, teachers and parents. Following the students’ engaging presentations we spoke with Amy Zhang, Secondary Chinese Coordinator about the strengths of YCIS Beijing’s Chinese programme in Secondary School.
Learning in the Park Series: Primary School
Educators at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) believe in taking full advantage of our unique position as a school in a park, to augment their lessons. YCIS Beijing’s campus being adjacent to Honglingjin Park (HLJ), allows us to extend our learning spaces into the natural environment. We frequently conduct classes in the park across all levels of our school. Whether it’s our Secondary School students interviewing the park’s visitors to practice their Chinese, our Early Childhood Education (ECE) students learning about creepy crawlies up close, or our Primary School students exploring animal habitats in context, our entire school greatly benefits from the HLJ as natural, learning resource.
GCD 2019: Fun Festivities & Photos
Earlier this month, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) celebrated yet another smashing Global Community Day (GCD)! GCD is an open-air celebration of the talent of our students, the diversity of our families, our community-wide relations and, this year, the landmark 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. We welcomed our community of families, staff and friends onto our beautiful downtown campus on a warm, sunny Saturday in May for an 11th consecutive year of GCD fun and charity fundraising.
Camping & Cultural Exchange
Last week at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we held summer camp seminars for parents of our Secondary School students. Hosted by visiting YCIS Silicon Valley International School Summer Camp Admissions Coordinators, Fiona Zheng and Dylan Sun, the sessions detailed the amazing opportunity for our Secondary School students to attend YCIS Silicon Valley’s International Student Summer Camp in the USA. Following the completion of the summer camp seminars, we sat down with Fiona and Dylan to discuss their fantastic summer camp and how the strength of our network of schools makes these special cross-cultural opportunities possible.
YCIS Beijing’s Tantalising Talent
Last Friday 17 May at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), we put on our first annual talent show! Students from across our Primary School, with support from Theatre Teacher, Freda Humber and our Performing Arts Department staff, worked very hard to put on an impressive showing for parents, teachers, staffers and their peers. Hosted in the YCIS Beijing auditorium, the eclectic blend of high-energy performances had the rapt audience clapping and rocking in their seats throughout the show.