Students Take to the Skies with Cross-cultural Learning
YCIS Beijing is renowned for its commitment to embracing Chinese culture and uniting the best of East and West. When combined with our experimental project based learning, the result is a truly substantial and rewarding lesson for students. The integration of these two teaching philosophies can be found in every classroom at YCIS Beijing, one perfect example being the recent Year 6 Chinese Kite Workshop.
Teacher Profile: Cindy Guo
YCIS Beijing’s Unique Violin Programme gives young learners from Years 1 to 3 the opportunity to develop musical skills and instills within them a deep appreciation music. A key aspect in help students grow and discover the fascinating and emotional world of music is our Violin teachers. In this edition of Teacher Profiles, we talk to the talented Cindy Guo, one of YCIS Beijing’s passionate music teachers.
IB Art Students Showcase their Masterpieces
As the end of the semester starts to creep up and YCIS Beijing Secondary students begin their end of year examinations, two of our graduating IB Visual Art students took this brief moment of calm before the academic storm to give us a fabulous joint showcase of the art work they have been creating over the past two years via an exhibition at the YCIS Beijing Edu-Cafe.
Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls in Argentina and Brazil
YCIS Beijing strongly believes that learning should always find ways to go beyond the confines of a classroom’s four walls. The World Classroom programme offers students the opportunity to explore other countries firsthand, allowing students to gain insight into and appreciation of other cultures and customs. This in turn allows them to become more internationally aware and discover how they themselves fit into our global community. This semester, Years 9 and 10 students travelled to South America and experienced the rich and lively cultures of Argentina and Brazil.
YCIS Beijing Primary Students Get Creative with Coding
YCIS Bejing prides itself on its commitment to align with innovative science and technology. Starting from March 19, in cooperation with Acode Tech Academy, the school has begun offering coding classes for technologically inclined Primary School students after class giving them the opportunity to harness the power of code by providing them a platform in which they can explore, create, and prepare for our future data-driven society.
Charitable Primary Students "Read to Feed" Chinese Farmers
During March, YCIS Beijing celebrated all things literature by holding a “Literacy Enrichment Week” for our students. One of the most impressive highlights of the week was our Primary School’s “Read to Feed” charity fundraiser. An event that encourages active reading while helping out a worthy cause, Primary School students greatly surpassed expectations by raising a whopping 23,912 RMB in a single week!
Larry Feign and Mark Greenwood Leave Students Spellbound
In the final week of our association with the Bookworm Literary Festival author visits, YCIS Beijing students were treated to two very different but both highly acclaimed and respected contributors to the literary world.
YCIS Bejing March Athletic Highlights
This past month has been an exciting one for sports fans, from basketball to swimming competitions and football it’s all happening here at YCIS Beijing!
Philip Wilcox Captures Students Attention with Powerful Poetry
On March 17, YCIS Beijing was visited by award winning Australian performance poet Philip Wilcox. As the third author to speak to our students during the Bookworm Literary Festival, Philip captured everyone’s attention with his spoken word poetry, demonstrating that poetry doesn’t exist solely in books but is also a form of performance art.