How, masks donned, the Parco family left Manila for a Beijing ‘sci-fi’ adventure
When the Parco children – Thomas (Y12), Vera (Y12), Nicolas (Y7) and Mia (Y2) – finally arrived in Beijing after a four-month lockdown in Manila, they were thrilled. An offer to Gerry (Gerardo) to join the AIIB team in Beijing and a nod from his wife Sandy, a retired dentist, set the family’s China journey in motion.
YCIS-BJ parents say ‘yes’ to ice cream and t-shirts – and that’s not all
This year’s annual teacher appreciation breakfast was not the usual foodie event due to campus entrance restrictions. However, thanks to our Parent Organization (PO), teachers and staff were treated to some multicoloured cupcakes along with hot beverages.
The Hows of Hybrid Learning
The eLearning approach was initially introduced to follow epidemic safety guidelines. The newer hybrid learning and teaching approach came later as a number of teachers and students were unable to attend face-to-face lessons on campus when we commenced the school year on 1 Septemebr..
Campus Life and the New Normal
Students are clearly excited to return to campus despite the many Covid-19 hurdles – from disinfecting liquid and temperature checks to isolation tents and disinfecting mats for shoes.
Building Connections Between Year Levels
“Necessity is the mother of invention.” No words ring truer.
Reflecting on the First Day of School
It has been a week now since 1 September when our campus opened its doors to the first batch of students who were permitted to attend classes on campus. Learning spaces and playgrounds came alive once again as students and teachers alike restarted activities.
Steaming Into Another Brilliant Year
In preparation for the academic year, which started last week, teachers participated in an Orientation Week planned and delivered by the School Academic Leadership Team. Vice Principals and Coordinators shared their goals for the upcoming school year and recommitted to YCIS Beijing’s core values and principles.
Welcome the Cortes Ninio Family to our Community
After a cancelled move in March, an agonising wait for new dates and then a 14-day hotel quarantine, the Cortes family (Marcia, Alberto and their five-year-old son Tom) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, have spent two months finally settling into Beijing.
YCIS-BJ Summer Programme Enriches Lives
Our primary students had a wonderful opportunity to broaden their experience during our special summer programme 3-21 August. Summer camps are both fun and educational. They are a great way for students to establish new friendships and learn new skills. With the advent of eLearning, this summer’s YCIS Beijing programme was slightly different as families adapted to the new normal of online classes – 10 bundles with 25 activities driven by 35 teachers. Some instructive feedback.