A Bullish Return to School as the Year of the Ox Approaches
We welcomed our students and teachers back on campus on Tuesday January 5 after a much-needed winter break. Also arriving were some of the 35 new students joining us from various countries and the last batch of teachers coming in from abroad.
How Jessica Sun Helps Brighten Our School Leadership Team
A new year normally ushers in change. At YCIS Beijing we welcomed fresh students as well as Chinese Co-Principal Ms Jessica Sun, the latest addition to our School Leadership Team (SLT).
YCYW “A Celebration of Music” Composition Competition
Music is a powerful and expressive language we value and cultivate with passion at Yew Chung and Yew Wah. We connect, communicate, learn and grow with music. Over the years, our talented and musical young people have presented numerous impressive and theatrical performances and concerts to our community.
Merry Christmas from YCIS Beijing
On Saturday, December 12, our students gathered in the YCIS Beijing auditorium for the annual Christmas concert celebrating the festive season. Students, teachers and parents enjoyed the show on an online streaming platform as a broad range of students from our ECE, primary and secondary schools joined in the carols and music.
Lights, Carols, Backpacks – the Spirit of Giving in the Festive Season
Every year in the second week of December, our school springs to life with Christmas decorations, presents from Primary students stacked under the festive Christmas tree, and the sound of carolling by the more musically inclined members of our Parent Organisation (PO). The main building fills with holiday cheer with a little help from the annual Christmas Wish Tree Project.
Craving a Good Cause? Eat Your Heart out Folks Because We’re Diving into Cakes Here
It all started innocently enough with a serious craving for chocolate cake. Year 12 students, Vera Parco, Stella Snider-Hickey, Chenan Li, Alice Zhou, Emmie Sandifer-Stench and Suri Son, decided to do something about it.
The Danninger Family Swaps a White Sand Christmas for Snow and Skis
Markus Danninger, a managing director with a financial services firm, spent several solitary months in Beijing awaiting the return of his Covid-stranded family. They reunited in a whirlwind of cheer mid-September and now plan to celebrate their first Christmas in Beijing. It will make a change from a white sand Xmas in Australia, which has monopolised most of their winter holidays in recent years.
1200+ YCYW Educators Meet for E-learning Development
To highlight and promote good practices in teaching, Yew Chung and Yew Wah held an "E-Learning Professional Development Days" event on November 27-28, 2020. Speaking at the opening, CEO and School Supervisor Dr Betty Chan Po-king, described the changes sweeping education the world over as “unprecedented". “It is up to us to adapt our educational practices to ensure that our students can learn successfully using 21st century tools at our disposal,” she said.
YCIS Beijing Proudly Flexes Its Muscle
On December 2, a nippy Wednesday afternoon, Year 10 students had the opportunity to finally flex their muscle. There was no pushing or shoving. These students were the first to try out all the fancy equipment at our newly installed gym. Located in Honglingjin Park, just a minute by foot from the campus, the new facility is decked out with world class equipment and makes a vital addition to our sporting facilities that include swimming and basketball facilities in the 1872 community complex, the Honglingjin Park running track and, of course, our school’s playground A and gym.