Six Valuable Tips to Tackle the Challenges of Transition
Due to the transient nature of Beijing’s international community, many students and adults can experience a sense of anxiety caused by the transition. From when a family moves to a new city or a child starts a new school – which can be referred to as major or unpredictable transitions; to minor or predictable transitions, such as everyday activities like tidying up your room or getting up in the morning, all these situations form part of transitions many of us experience in our lives. A transition can often be overwhelming for all of those involved, as it usually occurs whether we are prepared for it or not.
Celebrating Milestones on Founder’s Day
Last Friday morning, our Yew Chung International School of Beijing campus was abuzz with anticipation as students, teachers and staff were preparing themselves to tune in to a live video broadcast uniting all Yew Chung International School (YCIS) and Yew Wah International Education School (YWIES) campuses across the globe. Our network of schools gathered to honour and commemorate our School Founder, Madam Tsang Chor-hang, by hosting exciting activities across our Honglingjin campus and the sports fields, such a singing “Hello, Nihao from Beijing” created by our music teacher, Gordon Robb, and playing sports games.
Supporting Your Child’s Transition in ECE
The beginning of the school year in August, saw many new faces walking into Yew Chung International School of Beijing’ premises to join our Early Childhood Education Center - the most important years of a long academic journey for our youngest learners that will proceed into our Primary and Secondary Schools.
Elf the Musical: An Update
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Performing Arts Department is always abuzz come Mondays and Tuesdays as the cast of Elf the Musical head to the auditorium to continue rehearsing for the much anticipated winter play, Elf, centered around an elf that realises to be actually human and afterwards he embarks on a journey of self-discovery in New York city.
Learning beyond the Great Wall Classroom
In an effort to promote not only a greener campus, but a green environment at large, Yew Chung International School of Beijing Secondary school students played their part in preserving nature this past Wednesday by going on a fieldtrip to the Great Wall.
Fostering Innovation Through G100
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing is equipped with a plethora of resources and facilities to support the School’s mission of fostering innovation as well as creativity. The ever-changing technology landscape and the numerous devices we use daily confirm the importance of endorsing innovation and get ready for an unknown future. With the goal of inspiring students to positively impact the world and overcome the challenges of their generation, initiatives such as the G100 Project are created to encourage them to embrace innovation while offering them the opportunity to also work on their passions.
Giving Back to the Community with CAS
Last week, many well-known Beijing based NGOs and other non-profit organisations attended our Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s annual CAS Fair. The goal of the Fair is to provide students with meaningful and impactful opportunities and a chance for them to get involved in areas such as Creativity, Activity and Service within our School and the Beijing wider community.
Meet our New Music Teacher, Gordon Robb
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s holistic approach is an aspect families have a great appreciation for when enrolling their child. YCIS Beijing ‘s holistic education involves academic learning, character education and nurturing creativity in subjects such as Visual Arts, Sports and Music, which are given an equal priority.
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations
Last week Thursday, Yew Chung International School of Beijing celebrated one of China’s most loved holidays, the Mid-Autumn Festival, with a series of activities aimed at introducing our students to popular Chinese traditions and customs. These activities are further reinforcement of our School focus on biculturalism, a prominent part of our philosophy. These celebrations help students not only to learn the Chinese language but also to immerse themselves and experience certain aspects of the culture.