Graduates Reflect on University Offers
Earlier this month, Jonathan Mellen, YCIS Beijing's University Guidance Officer, sat down with three students from our graduating class to chat with them about their experiences with eLearning and their thoughts on graduating Secondary School in the time of COVID-19.
Engaging Students with Famous Art Creations
Since the beginning, the COVID-19 outbreak has reinforced the need for truly living up to the concept of global citizenship and leverage the opportunities internet connectivity can offer us. With people spread around the globe, many have found new ways to maintain connections and an active lifestyle; from live streaming, to online workouts and jam sessions, language classes, and for others, like Allison Cusato, YCIS Beijing Secondary Art teacher, her online adventures evolved and have involved an artistic social media challenge, initiated by the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and quickly adapted by many of her fellow art teachers through the @Artedportraits account on Instagram.
YCIS-BJ Receives Approval to Reopen on Monday
In light of the announcement by the Beijing Municipal Education Committee earlier this month allowing Schools in Beijing to reopen for some year levels after months of online learning, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, every member of YCIS-BJ staff has worked diligently towards ensuring that our School passed the final inspection conducted by representatives from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDCP), the Chaoyang Education Committee (CEC), the Beijing Education Committee (BEC)and the Beijing Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (BCDPC) this week.
YCIS-BJ Students Get Creative with Food Art
Famous visual artists such as Pablo Picasso, Freda Kahlo and Andy Warhol amongst others are names often associated with art – specifically painting. Last week, however, in a lesson with Yew Chung International School of Beijing Primary students, Johan Swart, Primary and Lower Secondary Art Specialist opted to introduce the avant-garde concept of food art.
YCIS-BJ Young Musicians Make it to the Finals
In the past months, due to the outbreak of COVID-19 many school events, concerts and festival have been cancelled and performance opportunities taken away from students. This pandemic has urged educators to become more inventive with both time and our resources, to still provide students with a chance to show their talents. And it was with this purpose that all Yew Chung and Yew Wah Music Departments came up with the idea of holding the very first online YCIS YWIES Young Musicians Music Competition this semester.
The Benefits of Using Puppetry to Tell Stories
Earlier this semester, the Year 1 Chinese as a First Language (CFL) learners at Yew Chung International School of Beijing were engrossed in a series of books by Japanese children’s author, Naoko Abou as part of a reading project initiated by Summer Mao, Primary Chinese Co-Teacher. The goal of this project was to enhance students interest in literature through puppetry as a form of storytelling.
YCIS-BJ 25th Anniversary Logo
Next academic year, the Yew Chung International School of Beijing community will celebrate its 25th Anniversary and we are all thrilled to hit this much anticipated momentous milestone. Even though the past few months have been not been the proverbial walk in the park for anyone, we have remained strong and united, which also calls for a celebration. As part of our 25th anniversary preparations, the School has sought the creativity and skills of our Secondary school students to create an anniversary logo for the festivities.
Screen-Free Activities from Wellness Wednesday
Last month, we observed Mindful March whose goal was to encourage people to live in the present, especially in the ever fast-paced world we live in. At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing the by-product of this goal was the successful “Wellness Wednesday” programme, an initiative launched by for our Secondary School teachers. Its purpose was to encourage students to disconnect from digital devices and go back to basics with tasks now considered antiquated by some.
We Made History! YCYW Present Original Song "Live On"
Aldous Huxley, the famous English writer once said, “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”