Bringing Fun to Science during the Summer
Today marks the beginning of our official summer break. We wish our students, teachers and parents a much-deserved, relaxed vacation after months of hard work both on and offline. Even though the break is finally upon us, we encourage students to never stop learning in their everyday lives, also during the holiday time. This is also in line with Oscar Goncalves’ view, YCIS Beijing Head of Science, who has prepared a list of resources and fun activities for our students to do during the break.
YCIS Beijing Parent Reflects on E-Learning
With the semester coming to an end after almost five months of e-learning, we wanted to look back and review how the experience has been for parents who, along with their children and teachers, have played an equally pivotal role in making the transition to virtual learning successful. And we do so with Londoner, Alice Noble, who has been in Beijing for three years, and a YCIS Beijing parent since August 2019.
Why Sign Up for YCIS Beijing Virtual Tour?
Since the beginning of March, our enthusiastic Admissions Advisors have been conducting interactive, real time virtual campus tours for prospective parents interested in learning more about the school – also an opportunity for them to see our beautiful school premises located adjacent the Honglingjin Park in downtown Beijing. Sara Wramner, Deputy Head of Admissions has conducted several tours in the past months and here she shares the purpose of and how parents benefit from such online tours.
E-Learning: A Message from Our Librarians
Following the recent school closure announcement by the Beijing Education Commission (BEC) and the request for schools to resume online learning exclusively as of June 17, YCIS Beijing teachers and staff have worked tirelessly to guarantee those students who were back on-campus learning a smooth transition to e-learning and arranged the release of learning materials in a timely manner. Amongst YCIS Beijing academic staff were also our librarians, who, since the beginning of the online learning period in February, never stopped, neither online or offline, to provide support to staff and students, while promoting reading.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
Exactly a week ago we bid farewell to the class of 2020 as they will embark on new journeys of their lives as adults. Although the first half of 2020 has been met with many trials, our cohort had a lot to celebrate nevertheless. From acceptances into Ivy League institutions to reaching this significant milestone, it was intuitive that we celebrate.
Life Back to Campus in Primary
Students are Finally ReunitedLife, as we know it at YCIS Beijing, is slowly starting to return to normal. On Monday, June 8th, teachers and staff welcomed back Lower Secondary and more Primary students back on campus. Since their first day on back at school, we followed two students, one from the Year 4 and one from Year 5 to observe how their first week one back on campus would be, finally reunited with their friends and teachers, after more than four months of eLearning.
Winners of the YC YW Music Competition
After almost 400 applications, 96 front-runners and weeks of deliberation, the winners of the YCIS YWIES Young Musicians Music Competition were finally announced! We are thrilled to share with our community that four YCIS Beijing students received 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in recognition of their dexterity in music and one of them received the noteworthy Alumni Award, a prize handed to only four students in the final round, amongst the entire cohort of participants.
More Students Returned to Campus this Week.
YCIS-BJ was delighted to welcome more year levels back to campus on Monday.
YCIS-BJ Is on Tik Tok!
We are very excited to announce that YCIS-BJ has recently joined Tik Tok, the world’s fastest-growing social media platform!