BJU Opens Rehab Hospital
On June 19, United Family Healthcare announced the official opening of Beijing United Family Rehabilitation Hospital (BJU Rehab Hospital). The new hospital is a sprawling 172,000sqft facility that aims to restore function and quality of life to patients recovering from serious injuries, surgeries, or debilitating illnesses. Key services include neurological, orthopedic, postnatal, cardiopulmonary, and pediatric rehabilitation. Additionally, the hospital provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy; prosthetics and orthotics; and features an ICU, a hydrotherapy pool, and hyperbaric and atmospheric oxygen chambers.
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Late Summer Camp at Twinkle Twinkle
From August 19-30 on weekdays, Lido-based Twinkle Twinkle Play and Learning Center is hosting a summer camp open to all. There are options for full or half day courses for one or two weeks. Camp tuition ranges from RMB 1,500 to 3,000. Activities include arts, science, math, and, role play. Snacks and lunch are provided. For more information, call 8457 4060 or email email@example.com.
YCIS Student Gets Scholarship to IB Conference
Yew Chung International School of Beijing student Junting Yeung (pictured, center) is one of 10 students worldwide to receive a full scholarship to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Student Conference at University of Warwick in the UK. The conference runs from August 4 to 9, and this year’s topic is Employing the Arts for Social and Political Change. “I hope to take something out of the conference and apply it to my own community in Beijing,” says Yeung.
Exceptional IB Results at DCB
Dulwich College Beijing’s class of 2013 was the school’s largest graduating group of students. In addition, the 92 graduates achieved an overall average score of 36.4 on this year’s IB exams; the world average is 29.81. Biko Mizuno, Benjamin Tan, Christina Lin, and Sharmaine Wong all achieved a perfect score of 45 out of 45. In the class, 70 percent of students achieved a top score in Mandarin, and 27 percent of students achieved 40 points or more.
Regent Beijing Launches Kids’ Club Program
The Regent Beijing is launching a new kids’ club for hotel guests aged 5 to 12. In addition to being welcomed by name upon check-in, children will receive a variety of surprises while filling out their own colorful registration card. Regent Beijing Managing Director George Benney says, “We are excited to offer our youngest guests this fantastic new program and provide kids with fun and educational experiences to further enrich their stay.”
Keystone Leaders Arrive in Beijing
The leaders of Keystone Academy, Beijing’s new international boarding school, arrived in Beijing in July. Set to begin full-time preparations for the school’s fall inaugural 2014 opening, the team, which is composed of well-respected and experienced educators, is led by Malcolm McKenzie, who was most recently Head of School at The Hotchkiss School in the US. Keystone will hold information sessions and begin accepting applications for Grades 1-9 this September. For more information about Keystone or to request a school prospectus, visit www.keystoneacademy.cn.
OASIS Welcomes New Physicians
OASIS International Hospital welcomes two new physicians to the team: Dr. Frank Huang and Jason Tam. Dr. Tam (pictured) is from Hong Kong, and has a degree in physiotherapy from the University of Manchester in the UK. He is a registered physiotherapist in Hong Kong and specializes in treating musculoskeletal conditions with focus on neck, back, and sports injuries. Dr. Tam speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. Dr. Huang is the hospital’s new TCM physician. Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Huang graduated from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and holds a Master’s degree in TCM. He has eight years of experience treating acute and chronic medical conditions with herbal medicine, acupuncture, and therapeutic massage. He speaks English and Chinese.
BISS Receives Top Honors in Young Entrepreneur Competition
Beijing BISS International School took top honors in the third annual Young Entrepreneur Competition on May 23. BISS Team Aqua Wagon won the competition with their idea to launch a new concept of water filters in economically underdeveloped countries. BISS team Relique won second place for Best Pitch and first place for Best Poster; team Yumster won second place for Best Commercial, and team Lighk 1 won third place for Best Commercial and second place for Best Poster.
Art Bug Debuts Little Groovers Course
Art Bug, an art center that offers a wide range of art programs for children, has introduced a new course called Little Groovers. The course is designed for children aged 3 to 7 to develop their creativity through dance. Dance teachers Roberto and Janine will lead the class, which will be taught in English and will have a maximum of 12 students per class. For more information, call 5900 0270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRBS to Offer Pre-Nursery Program
Beginning this fall, Beijing Rego British School (BRBS) will offer half-day and full-day programs for children aged 18 months to 3 years. The program will use the Montessori teaching method, which invites exploration, offers opportunities for language development, and features a classroom environment that encourages independence. Children will have access to custom indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as healthy snacks. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 8416 7718.
Photos courtesy of BJU, DCB, Regent Beijing, YCIS Beijing, Twinkle, Keystone, Oasis, BISS, Art Bug, and BRBS.
This article originally appeared on p18-19 of the beijingkids August 2013 issue.
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