NCWCH Debuts LDR Facilities
Last month, Beijing New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital unveiled a new LDR (Labor-Delivery-Recovery) that allows pregnant women to complete the entire birthing process in the same room accompanied by family members if desired. The LDR unit includes LDR rooms, park view and lake view recovery rooms, and a VIP recovery suite. Features include an air purification system and an infant security system. Each child’s location will be consistently monitored; if they leave the secure LDR zone, an alarm will sound at the nurse’s station and on the mother’s phone, and doors to the unit will automatically lock. To find out more about NCWCH’s LDR unit, visit their website at www.ncich.com.cn.
InterContinental Beijing Financial Street Recruits Deaf-Mute Students
Recently, InterContinental Beijing Financial Street recruited nine students from the Beijing Qiyin Deaf-Dumb School to its Human Resources and Food and Beverage departments. The move reinforces the hotel’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) issues and aims to build a platform for deaf-mute students to showcase their talents.
YCIS Beijing Shows Off New Look
Over the summer holiday, Yew Chung International School of Beijing completed renovations in all seven of its buildings, including classrooms, corridors, the student cafe and lounge, gym, playgrounds, cafeteria, and rooftop golf course. Changes began at the end of last year, when all classrooms were outfitted with IQ Air filters and IQ Air HVAC filters.
Keystone Academy’s Malcolm McKenzie Interviewed by Sina Education
Keystone Academy Head of School Malcolm McKenzie was recently interviewed by Sina Education as part of its “Sina 2013 International School Headmasters Series.” During the interview, McKenzie shared his educational philosophy and ideals, and spoke about the school’s approach and education model. To watch the full interview, go to tinyurl.com/k8gnykg.
TLC Welcomes New Middle and High School Language Arts Tutor
The Learning Center (TLC) recently welcomed Emily Stranger, a certified English teacher (Grades 6-12) who also holds a science teaching certification for middle grades. After completing a BA in English at Columbus State University in 2006, Stranger got a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis on English education. Over the course of her career in the US, she received numerous accolades both for her teaching and written work. During her last two years in the US, Stranger was responsible for countywide benchmark assessments and science curriculum maps. In her final year of service, she was also selected as Grade Level Curriculum Lead for her school, a position that involved overseeing language arts teachers and guiding discussions on new concepts in teaching methodology.
Ivy Academy Opens New Campus in CBD
This month, Ivy Academy is bringing its award-winning program to the CBD. The new campus is located at the west gate of Central Park and is the second branch in Beijing after East Lake Villas. The new campus will have a children’s cooking classroom and a library stocked with books hand-picked by Ivy’s team of educators. Ivy Academy is now accepting applications for children of all nationalities between the ages of 2 and 6. For more information, call 5738 4599, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ivyschools.com.
BSB Shunyi Unveils New Library
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi started off the school year with a new library for its primary school. Construction took place over the summer and converted a large part of the school’s foyer into a library space. Features include custom-built bookshelves, computer banks, and a multi-use reading loft on the mezzanine level. According to Head of Primary Christian Bishop, the main idea behind the plan was to bring active learning to a central point in the school. “Any person entering the school’s main foyer will witness real learning taking place before their eyes as they are met by children engrossed in books, using technology and actively enquiring and learning,” says Bishop. “The tailor-made bookshelves and cosy reading spaces encourage children to pick up a book and build a lifelong love of reading.”
Eliott’s Corner Expands Services in Shunyi, Wangjing, and Tianjin
Last month, Eliott’s Corner added clinic sites in Shunyi and Wangjing and began to have therapists in Tianjin. In addition to its primary location at Kandu International, the center accepts appointments at the Shunyi-based Beijing New Century Harmony Pediatric Clinic and at New Century Women’s and Children’s Hospital. In Tianjin, Eliott’s Corner offers its services at local international schools, with one full-time senior therapist based in Tianjin and others going out for regular visits. In addition, the team at Eliott’s Corner is being rounded out by the addition of two new speech therapists and one new occupational therapist.
To make an appointment, call Assistant General Manager Jill Zhang at 6461 6283 between 9am and 6pm, Monday through Friday or email email@example.com. For more info, visit www.oliviasplace.org.
photos: Courtesy of NCWCH, BCIS, INTERCONTINENTAL, BEIJING YCIS, KEYSTONE, TLC, IVY ACADEMY, AND BSB
This article originally appeared on p16-17 of the beijingkids September 2013 issue.
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