The Sweet Spot Opens in China World Shopping Mall
The Sweet Spot, China World Hotel’s gourmet bakery, opened a second location in China World Mall in June. The bakery features a variety of desserts, such as cream logs, macaroons, cupcakes, and fresh fruit that cost between RMB 10 and 25. For savory choices, they have lunch items like croissants and sandwiches. The Sweet Spot uses carefully-selected quality ingredients and ensures that all products are free of trans fats.
Daily 10am-7pm. Shop 3B2-3, B2/F, China World Mall Zone 3, 1 Jianguo Lu, Chaoyang District (6505 4327) www.thesweetspot.com.cn 朝阳区建国路1号国贸商城3区地下2层3B-23店铺
Dulwich Welcomes New Headmaster
Dulwich College Beijing has announced the appointment of a new headmaster, David Mansfield. Mansfield has a degree in history from Pembroke College, Cambridge,
and has taught in several state and independent schools in southeastern UK. In recent years, he gained an interest in education in the developing world and has visited South Africa on five occasions to support school improvement projects. Mansfield arrived at DCB in May and has been working with the current headmaster to ensure a smooth transition.
Keystone Headmaster Publishes Essay on World Schools
The founding headmaster of Keystone Academy, Malcolm McKenzie, recently published his article, “Learning from the World and Learning for the World: An Essay on World Schools,” in the Journal of Research in International Education. McKenzie writes from his perspective as a school leader and educator to investigate how an institution can become a meaningful world school that produces students with international perspective. The article was written from his personal experiences, though comments are also representative of Keystone’s educational ideals and future model of education. To read the full article, visit www.keystoneacademy.cn.
New Principal at BSB
In August, The British School of Beijing (BSB) will welcome a new principal, Andy Puttock. Puttock has taught in the UK since 1986, including 16 years as head teacher at two different schools. Puttock says: “I believe that every student can succeed more highly than they thought possible if a school takes [a]balanced approach and focuses on providing the highest quality of teaching and learning.” He will come to Beijing with his wife and daughter; his two older sons will remain in the UK to finish their university studies.
Crêpanini Opens in Nanluogu Xiang
Crêpanini, one of Beijing’s popular places to get crepes, waffles, macaroons, and other delicacies, opened a new mini storefront in Nanluogu Xiang. The store opened right next to NLGX’s newly-renovated digs. Through the end of July, get a free crepe or waffle at Crêpanini when you spend RMB 150 at NLGX. Or, buy a crepe or waffle at Crêpanini and get a discount of RMB 20 at NLGX. Crêpanini has two other locations in Sanlitun Taikooli (formerly the Village) and Parkview Green in the CBD.
Daily 9am-midnight. 33 Nanluogu Xiang, Dongcheng District (5208 6093, email@example.com) www.crepanini.com 可百尼尼，东城区南锣鼓巷33号
Toys “R” Us Opens Two New Stores in Beijing
Toys “R” Us, the kids’ toys retail giant, opened two new stores in Beijing in May, both in Haidian. One store is in the Golden Resource Shopping Mall and the other is in Dreamland Mall. The US-based retailer has other Beijing locations in Taiyanggong’s Kaide Mall and Chaoyang Joy City. The mega toy store aims to have 50 stores in mainland China by the end of the year.
1) Daily 10am-10pm. Shop C12-B1, Golden Resource Shopping Mall, 1 Yuanda Lu, Haidian District (8887 5888) 海淀区远大路1号北京世纪金源购物中心地下一层C12号商铺; 2) Daily 10am-10pm. Shop L4716, 4F, Huarun Dreamland, 68 Qinghezhong Jie, Haidian District (8281 0750) 海淀区清河中街68号华润五彩城购物中心二期4层L4716号商铺
YCIS Beijing Students Place First and Third at Scholar’s Cup
On April 13 and 14, 18 students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) competed in two 12-hour competitions at the Scholar’s Cup. Challenges included team debates, collaborative writing, scholar’s challenge, and scholar’s bowl. The cup competition was divided into science, arts, literature, history, current events, and special area. Year 10 students Charles Yin and Chloe Tan (pictured below) achieved first and third place respectively in the Overall Scholar category.
New Kids’ Menu at Traders Upper East Hotel
Café Noir at Traders Upper East Hotel has a new kids’ menu that highlights healthy and delicious options like colorful vegetable crisps; mango and passion fruit smoothies;
Catalan salad with tomato, watermelon, feta, and mint leaves; and ham and cheese on a toasted bagel. The kids’ menu also has games on the back.
BISS Wins Second Place in ISAC and ACAMIS Tournaments
Beijing BISS International School won second place in ISAC and ACAMIS soccer tournaments on Thursday, April 18.This season’s soccer tournaments were in Beijing and Tianjin, and BISS played against a number of international schools. BISS won the finals after a long and exciting game, with the girls’ team’s hard work and team spirit showing through. In addition to placing second, BISS was also given the sportsmanship award based on votes from coaches and players from other schools.
Photos courtesy of China World Hotel, DCB, Keystone, BSB, NLGX, Toys "R" US, YCIS Beijing, Traders Upper East Hotel and BISS.
This article originally appeared on p16-17 of the beijingkids July 2013 issue.
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