Honing Performance Skills at ISTA
The Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Performing Arts Department was filled with excitement last week Thursday as 11 of our students from our Lower Secondary School prepared themselves for the four day long International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) Festival in Shanghai.
Hovin Wong: A True YCIS Ambassador
Hovin Wong is a staunch Scorpion. After having joined Yew Chug International School of Beijing at just six years old, his dedication to the network has remained sturdy. Now working as the Alumni Relations Officer at the Yew Chung Education Foundation (YCEF), he is using his experience to connect alumni in the network.
Meet Our Primary School Choir
The YCIS Beijing Primary School Choir was founded just over a year ago and for this relatively brief period of time, the ensemble comprising of 40 Year 3-6 students, has been in existence, they have had an impressive number of performances. From the British Embassy Christmas Bazaar to the Hilton Hotel’s Christmas Lighting Ceremony and our Parent Organisation’s Charity Gala.
YCIS Beijing Students Advocate for Children's Rights
During the months of November and December, Yew Chung International School of Beijing will be going Blue in support of the United Nation Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) World Children’s Day. Aligning with our school’s recently introduced Life Skills curriculum and the current G100 project, Lower Secondary School students will be raising awareness for Children’s Rights in a form of public service announcements (PSAs) to be launched to our school community on this symbolic day. These PSAs will be in the form of videos, and, after the PSA’s have been launched, students will turn their attention to producing a poster campaign to promote the workshops that they will deliver to upper primary.
Keeping up with University Trends
Yew Chung International School of Beijing hosted its annual University Week between the 21st – 25th October, to give students and parents a comprehensive understanding of the university application process. University Week was an effort by our local University Guidance Officer (UGO), Jonathan Mellen, with support from the Yew Chung Education Foundation’s Regional UGO.
ISAC Football Champions!
Last Saturday, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Under 11 Girls’ and Boys’ Teams took part in the annual International Schools Athletic Conference (ISAC) Football Tournament which took place at BCIS and Dulwich College Beijing, respectively. The competition saw 13 international schools around Beijing gather to compete for top prizes on a perfectly sunny day, where coaches, parents and supporters came out in numbers to support their respective teams. The YCIS Beijing squads went on the field and collected some trophies!
Jenkins Family: On the Quest for New Experiences
The Jenkins family, since moving here last summer, has discovered a few pockets in the capital which consist of the many famously vibrant Beijing parks, cafes and restaurants. The family of four, despite missing out on friends and family’s important milestones such as birthdays back in the Unites States, has made most of their time here, and are looking forward to more family adventures.
Discovering and Nurturing Unique Talents
A fundamental aspect of Yew Chung’s philosophy is the emphasis on a holistic approach to learning and the equal importance given to all areas beyond the academic curriculum including the arts, technology, character education, and sports. In line with our Principles and Practices, nurturing each and every student’s talent to the fullest potential is a pivotal part of our ethos which our teachers equally value.
Building Literacy Through Storytelling
On Tuesday, New Zealand born storyteller, Andy Wright paid a visit to Yew Chung International School of Beijing, as part of our continued efforts to instill a love for literature and storytelling. His storytelling and subsequent performance of the Haka was centered on the story of New Zealand’s discovery by Maui, a demigod who after a voyage unearthed what is now known as the north and south sides of the island, to our enthralled Year 1 – Years 9 students.