NLGX Opens NLGX Fashion Wagen at Parkview Green
Fashion retailer NLGX recently launched the NLGX Fashion Wagen in the basement of Parkview Green. The brand converted a Chinese mianbaoche van into an eye-catching retail space with new children’s t-shirt designs on sale. The new space also includes a 3m-tall metal tree called the “NLGX Love Tree” (NLGX 爱心树), which includes a gift station where customers can get purchases sent to family and friends both domestically and internationally.
BSB Students Take on the Duke of Edinburgh
Students at the British School of Beijing, Shunyi are hard at work pursuing the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, a program designed to equip young people with practical skills for personal and professional development. Run as an after-school activity throughout the year, the Bronze Award sees Year 10 students doing a two-day hike in the Yanqing hills northeast of Beijing. The students braved bad weather armed with only their 60L backpacks.
DCB Students Chosen to Cover Youth Olympics
Two Year 9 students from Dulwich College Beijing, Valery Toporkova and Richard Li, have been selected as student reporters at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing this summer.
BCIS Student Receives International Leader of Tomorrow Award from UBC
Grade 12 Beijing City International School (BCIS) student, Julia Choi recently became the first student at the school to receive an International Leader of Tomorrow Award from the University of British Columbia (UBC). This scholarship recognizes international students who have demonstrated high academic achievement, leadership skills, involvement in student affairs, and community service. Julia will attend UBC in the fall after graduating from BCIS at the end of May.
3e Launches Outdoor Program “Green Thumbs”
3e International School recently introduced an outdoor learning initiative called “Green Thumbs,” which aims to “greenify” some of the school’s outdoor areas. So far, proceeds from 3e Parent Council and Green Thumbs’ fundraising efforts have bought raised plant beds, playground borders, and a composting station complete with worms. Future projects will include a play area made from recycled tires, a music area, and a rock garden.
CISB Appoints New Preschool and Elementary Principal
The Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) has appointed Grace McCallum as the new preschool and elementary principal for the 2014-2015 academic year. Holding a Master’s in Education in School Administration and School Leadership, McCallum has been at CISB since 2006 and currently holds an administrative role as elementary literacy department head.
ISB Students Take Part in ISEF
Students from the International School of Beijing traveled to Chengdu to participate in the qualifying round of the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Two of the five teams chosen to represent China were from ISB. After qualifying, the students traveled to Los Angeles to participate in the finals; at the time of writing, the competition was still ongoing and the results were not announced yet.
Daystar Academy Adopts US Common Core Curriculum for Elementary English
Daystar will use the American Common Core Standards for elementary school English starting in September. The school is transitioning from English Montessori for lower elementary to Common Core for the entire elementary school. The move is designed to ease the students’ transition into middle school. In the future, Daystar plans to introduce Columbia University’s Reading and Writing Project to its English curriculum. For more information on US Common Core Standards or the Columbia Reading and Writing Project, visit www.corestandards.org and readingandwritingproject.com.
BJU Opens New Financial Street Clinic
Last month, Beijing United Family Hospital and Clinics opened a new clinic in the Financial Street area. Departments include Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Dental, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Eye Clinic, Ear, Nose, and Throat, Dermatology, Physiotherapy, Psychological Health Center, Surgery, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as on-site laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, and ultrasound facilities. Free tours are available every Friday afternoon; to find out more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mon-Sat 9am-6pm (clinic), Mon-Sat 10am-7pm (dental services). 109 Taipingqiao Avenue, Xicheng District (6621 7939)