BIBS Opens New Pre-K to Grade 12 Campus in Shunyi
Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) has just opened a new Shunyi campus for students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12, both expat and local. To find out more or to schedule a visit, contact the BIBS Admissions team. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. 15 Liyuan Jie, Tianzhu, Shunyi District (6456 0610) www.bibs.com.cn 顺义区天竺开发区丽苑街15号
New Co-Principal at YCIS Beijing
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) has a new co-principal, Noel Thomas, for the new academic year. Prior to YCIS Beijing, Thomas was the academic director of the Cambridge International Curriculum Centre of Beijing Normal University. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Jurisprudence, a Diploma of Education from Monash University, and has done postgraduate studies in Educational Administration at the University of New England. Thomas will work alongside Chinese Co-Principal Christine Xu.
Keystone Teachers Arrive for Training
In preparation for its first-ever school year, Keystone Academy’s new team of 61 teachers underwent an intensive four-week orientation at the Shunyi campus and planned out the elementary curriculum for the coming year. Keystone started school on August 25.
HoK Shunyi Gets New Grade 1 Teacher
House of Knowledge’s (HoK) Shunyi campus recently welcomed Kelly Ambraz as its English-speaking Grade 1 teacher. She has lived in Beijing for the last three years and has over ten years’ experience working at international and American schools (her daughter, Lauren, is on our cover this month and her son Logan talks scuba diving on p58).
3e Welcomes Teaching and Learning Consultant
Amber Johnston joins 3e International School as a teaching and learning consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a PhD in Early Childhood Education. Johnston has worked with young children and families in recreational, educational, and social work programs for almost 25 years.
Black Tiger Fight Club Introduces Kids MMA Program
Starting from September 1, Black Tiger Fight Club will offer a new Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) program for kids (ages 8-12) at its Liangmaqiao gym. Classes will be held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5.30pm. Free trial classes are available and there’s a 50 percent discount for new enrollments throughout September. For more information, call 139 1071 2576 or email email@example.com.
BCIS Unveils New Early Childhood Center
At the end of August, Beijing City International School (BCIS) completed its Early Childhood Center, the first building to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold standard certification. The new center can accommodate 300-400 children from toddler to kindergarten and is located 1km from the main BCIS campus in Shuangjing.
WAB Celebrates 20 Years
The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with special events to take place throughout the year and limited-edition merchandise available for purchase.
This article originally appeared on page 16-17 of the September 2014 issue of beijingkids. To view it online for free, click here. To find out how you can obtain your own copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: courtesy of BIBS, Keystone, YCIS, HoK, 3e International, Black Tiger, BCIS, and WAB