The Student Support Services Department offers a comprehensive network of resources to support and care for Yew Chung International School of Beijing students, parents, and staff. Comprised of the Learning Support Services, Student Counselling, and University Guidance Counselling, Student Support Services features a full team of specialised staff members that is committed to creating a safe and familial learning environment and empowering to experience success at YCIS Beijing.
Learning Support works with students who need support in academic, vocational, and general well-being. These students may also need support in the areas of cognitive learning, communication, and interaction with others. We are able to do this as a whole-school initiative or in small groups, supporting the teacher in the classroom and in 1:1 support sessions.
Additional support is also provided for high ability students to stretch their talents and develop critical thinking skills in key areas such as Maths, Literacy, and Science.
Core skills are also developed through a variety of student leadership programmes. These projects are student-led with support from adults and are in line with our move to our learning community approach.
The Student Counselling specialises in providing emotional, social, and behavioural counsel to the students and families of YCIS Beijing. Counsellors are readily available to meet with students or parents individually or in small groups; an extensive list of medical professionals and resources are also regularly updated by counsellors should students require further external support.
Additionally, counsellors regularly host a variety of parenting workshops and courses during the school year that offer practical advice for expat parents on how to help their children adapt to living abroad. Through Student Counselling, Secondary School students also receive regular career counselling to help better prepare themselves for their post-academic lives.
Students who need Learning Support are admitted upon the same requirements as other students. They must be able to be successful in the mainstream classroom with minimal outside support services. At YCIS Beijing, diversity is important, and parents who think their child might require the services of Learning Support can contact School Admissions as early as possible. Additionally, parents are encouraged to engage in dialogue with school staff during the application process in order to ensure a match between the student’s learning needs and the levels of support available at YCIS Beijing.
The University Guidance advises students on researching and selecting best-fit universities to match their academic strengths and social interests as well as ensuring that they have ample opportunities to develop their intercultural sensitivities and curiosity as they embark upon higher education.
Students receive personalised career guidance in conveying their academic rigour in their college and university applications and imparting a sense of their character and interests. This includes researching, retrieving, and delivering up-to-date information about universities so that students, with the support of their parents, can make fully informed choices about their post-school learning journey.
Visits by representatives from a wide range of universities and colleges from the US, the UK, Australia, Continental Europe, Canada, and elsewhere are arranged throughout the academic year, giving students and their parents an opportunity to meet and speak with overseas university representatives about admission to their respective universities as well as learn about university life and academic programmes.
Information sessions and career days are frequently organised on campus to better prepare our students for the planning of their future. Overseas university acceptance is impressive year-to-year, as our culturally diverse and diligent students continue to achieve their academic goals, attaining some of the top scores in China and the world.
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Working collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers, Student Support Services Department creates personalised, student-centred, and goal-oriented support plans to help students achieve success. Students, parents, and staff can reach the department via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you represent a college or university and are interested in co-operation with YCIS Beijing, please don’t hesitate to contact our University Guidance Counsellor Susan Wiltshire at email@example.com.