Teacher's Profile: Daniel Pearton
The Performing Arts is a particularly valued subject for many students at YCIS Beijing. The confidence that can be gained from exposure to this class can help transform even the shyest of students into powerful public speakers and performers. In this edition of YCIS Beijing Teacher Profiles, we chat with Drama and Music Teacher Daniel Pearton about his passion for drama, teaching experience, and advice for Secondary School students.
China ClubFootball Kicks It Up a Notch at YCIS Beijing
Football is one of the most popular sports in the world and Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s interschool football teams have enjoyed engaging with the sport (and seen consistent success during various tournaments). To help students further develop and hone their skills, YCIS Beijing has invited China ClubFootball to come to our campus and give students interactive football workshops and specialised training for a few teams to assist them in reaching their true athletic potential and discover the fun that is competitive football.
Journalist and Author Bidisha Gives an Inspiring Talk at YCIS Beijing
On March 11, YCIS Beijing was honoured to welcome Bidisha, our second of five authors arranged to visit our campus to give informative and inspiring talks to our students during the Bookworm Literary Festival held over March and April.
Teacher Talks: The Importance of Reading at Home
In the second installment of our “Teacher Talks” series, aimed at sharing our school’s education philosophies, Year 6 teacher James Sweeny discusses the importance of reading at home and tips on how to engage your child through literature:
Students and Teachers Celebrate Literacy Week at YCIS Beijing
From February 29 to March 4, YCIS Beijing held a week-long Literacy Enrichment programme designed to encourage not just students but also teachers and parents to discover (or perhaps rediscover) the joys of reading. Engaging activities ranged from large-scale charity programmes to simple reading sessions all throughout the week.
YCIS Beijing Scorpions Basketball Hot Streak
After short break over Spring Festival, the inter-school sports competitions are back in full swing and the YCIS Beijing Scorpions are dominating their opponents on the court!
Senior Mathematics Students Place in World Top 7%
The results from United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge are in and YCIS Beijing Secondary students once again achieved fantastic results! The UKMT Senior Challenge is an international mathematics competition geared towards Year 11–13 students with over 2000 schools participating and over 100,000 individual students competing globally.
YCIS Beijing IGCSE Recital: Ending Winter on a High Note
On February 24, YCIS Beijing’s IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) Music students once again performed in their annual IGCSE Recital, delighting parents, students and teachers alike. Our Music students showcased their amazing talents by performing a wide variety of pieces and acts which they had been diligently preparing throughout this academic year.
Student Support and Counselling at YCIS Beijing
Student support and counselling has been an essential part of the success of YCIS Beijing’s community for nine years and counting. School Counsellor Ron Drisner joined us to talk about the rewards and challenges of his unique role at the school as well as discuss the beneficial (and free!) Active Parenting workshops he offers to parents of both Primary and Secondary School children.