Welcome to the 2020-21 Academic Year
The first of September has finally arrived and we are thrilled to have our Years 1, 5 and 6 (Primary) and our Secondary school students back on campus today. We also look forward to welcoming others soon. Years 2, 3 and 4 will return on 7 September, followed by K3 and K4 on 8 September, and then K2 on 11 September.
Meet our New Primary Coordinator
We would like to welcome Ms Jane Martuneac Kang as the new Primary Coordinator alongside Ms April Peng. Having been a part of the YCIS Beijing community for 12 years this role was seen as a perfect fit for Ms Kang given her comprehensive knowledge of both the curriculum and core school values.
YCIS-BJ Students Achieve Outstanding IGCSE Results
This is the time of the year YCIS Beijing students learn of their performance on IGCSE exams. Now that the results are out for 2019-2020, we are glad to announce that they are impressive. Due to the extraordinary nature of the previous academic year and uncertainty surrounding the exams, Cambridge International, the organisation which oversees the IGCSE programme worldwide, came up with alternative evaluation models.
Engaging parents in the eLearning process
When eLearning started in February, many YCIS Beijing parents were familiar with the method but did not expect it to last for long. From the start, parents have played an instrumental role in supporting our teachers and ensuring students have an effective online learning experience.
YCIS Beijing Welcomes New Teachers
The previous academic year was one with many challenges, changes and, most importantly, numerous learning opportunities for our YCIS Beijing community. With dates recently announced for the beginning of the new semester by the Beijing Municipal Education Commission, plans are in motion for the return of our staff back to Beijing. Amongst those currently abroad – we want to welcome the new additions to our community, also scheduled to be back in Mainland soon.
We Are Ready to Open on September 1!
The first day of school is fast approaching for the first group of students who will start school on September 1 after the summer holiday and three exciting weeks of summer camp. The school’s administrative division has been working tirelessly throughout the entire summer to ensure the smooth running of the school operations and prepare for the new academic year.
Promoting Critical Thinking in Secondary
Last week, we shared some of the fun activities from our Primary Summer Programme, designed to encourage students to have fun while exploring new interests and mingling with students in other year levels. Alongside their Primary counterparts, both our Lower and Upper Secondary students were also engaged in more academically focused Summer Programme activities. These activities were designed to foster lifelong learning, as stated in our school’s Mission, Principles and Practices, through literacy skills, teamwork, communication, research skills and most importantly, critical thinking, among other competencies.
Exploring Fun Activities at YCIS Beijing Primary Summer Camp
The YCIS Beijing Summer Camp is officially underway and our Primary school students are immersed in an array of activities designed to not only entertain them, but also encourage them to explore new interests, learn in detail about specific topics and give them a chance to mingle with students in different year levels and interact with teachers they do not frequently come in contact with.
Journeying Back to Beijing with Hayley Edge
When Hayley Edge, YCIS Bejing Head of Humanities and Secondary School Coordinator, left Beijing for a holiday in January, never did she imagine she would be living from her suitcase in four countries and 15 different accommodations. Approximately seven months later, her penchant for travelling may be less after this experience, but she certainly will have entertaining stories to share with colleagues once she is back in Beijing.