Congratulations to the ISB Boys Basketball Team
In November, ISB hosted this year’s annual Thanksgiving basketball tournament, The
Great Wall Shout-Out. The International School of Beijing (ISB) Varsity Boys team
placed first. Though they dominated the competition, they were tested by both Sha
Tin College of Hong Kong in a round-robin game, and the Concordia International School of Shanghai in the finals.
The BCIS Academic and Merit Scholarship Program Is Now Open
Beijing City International School (BCIS) is now accepting applications for their highly regarded scholarship programs. Scholarships are typically awarded to students in their final three years of school, but exceptional students aged at least 13 years by October 31 of the relevant school year may be considered. There are two kinds of scholarships offered: academic scholarships and merit scholarships. Academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of competitive examinations in English, mathematics and science and an interview. Merit scholarships are awarded on the basis of high achievement and outstanding potential in a specific area of endeavor in any of the following four areas: visual or performing arts, technology, mathematics, and science. Scholarships are open to existing BCIS students, as well as incoming students. Contact 8771 7171 or firstname.lastname@example.org to apply; or visit www.bcis.cn.
The New Dulwich Legend Sports Dome
Dulwich College Beijing recently hosted the grand opening of their Dulwich Legend Sports Dome. The pressurized “bubble” dome allows for an extension of the school’s vast sports offerings, with the added benefit of being immune to weather issues (winter cold, summer heat, rain, or less than ideal air quality). Measuring 34 by 48 meters, it’s large enough to accommodate many sports activities at one time and is already being used at the campus. There are also plans to add six new tennis courts and an ice rink, adjacent to the campus dome, by the summer of 2012.
Wondermilk has opened two new shops in Beijing. Their new coffee shop in Jing Yuan (Image Base) serves yogurt, milk and ice cream. The most popular item is Yuan Yang – a blend of coffee, chocolate and tea. In the Shimao department store on the fourth floor, Wondermilk sells frozen yogurt, among other dairy creations. Sign up for a VIP card to get great in-store discounts.
1) E411, 4/F, Shimao Department Store, 13 Sanlitun, Chaoyang District (6417 6581); 2) Bldg 23, Jingyuan Art District, 3 Guangqu Lu, Chaoyang District (8721 5136); 1)朝阳区三里屯13号世茂百货4楼E411号; 2)朝阳区广渠路3号竟园艺术园区23号楼
Hello Kitty Dreams Restaurant Opens in Shimao
The first Hello Kitty restaurant in mainland China opens its doors right here in Beijing. Enjoy fusion European cuisine of French and Italian influence, while living in a pink dream, from the plush booths, pink chandeliers, and the wait staff’s frilly dresses. Toys and playing cards will keep the kids occupied. For more details, see our Feature.
3e International School Gives Back
At the Beijing United Family Hospital tree lighting ceremony on December 9, 3e International School elementary students sang on stage with children from Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village. This event marked the beginning of the hospital’s seasonal charity drive for the United Foundation for Children’s Health (UFCH).
In November and December, the 3e Parent Council raised RMB 10,700 for Roundabout during Literacy Week and more than RMB 7,500 during a three-day sale of greeting cards, CDs and baked goods.
Both organizations are still open to donations in 2012. To contribute your own supplies (milk powder, books, children’s clothing, toys, diapers, etc.) to UFCH, contact Mrs. Fu at 5927 7000 ext 7285. To donate clothing and toys to Roundabout, contact email@example.com or 137 1801 1124.
The Bethel Shop Opens in Shangpin Village
The not-for-profit organization Bethel China Foundation provides foster care, education and professional training for blind and visuallyimpaired Chinese orphans. They just launched a shop to serve the Beijing community with items for sale, such as pottery, scarves, jewelry, imported soap, tote bags, CDs, and paintings. There will also be products from local organizations, with a portion of proceeds going towards Bethel’s cause.
Wed and Sat 10am-2pm. 3 Jingmi Lu, Shangpin Village, Chaoyang District (Shop@bethelchina.org）北京市朝阳区京密路三号尚品小镇