WAB Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) marked its 20th year on September 1. For the occasion, veteran faculty and students joined the founders to share stories about WAB. The entire community then danced to the new “WAB Song” and gathered on the field for a special aerial photograph. To see more photos, follow @wab_live on Instagram and use the hashtag #WAB20.
DCB Turns 10
This year, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) celebrates its tenth anniversary. The school opened in 2005 with half as many students and faculty as it does today. At the time, its oldest students were in Year 9 and the majority of students were in Early Years. Now, most of the older students from that era are university graduates. Recent renovations include air filtration systems at both Legend Garden and Riviera, with construction of the second dome slated for completion in December. The next project is the Early Years building for ages 1-7, which will start accepting students in January 2016.
YCIS Beijing Celebrates A-Level IGCSE Results
Over the last academic year, many students from Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) achieved A* or A results in their International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) exams. Two standouts are Chloe Lee (Singapore) and Wan Teng Lee (Malaysia); Chloe achieved A and A* results while Wan Teng achieved A* grades across all nine of her subjects.
BIBA Welcomes New Deputy Director
Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) recently welcomed Deputy Director Dr. K. C. Pang. With over 30 years’ experience in Hong Kong’s education sector, Dr. Pang was the founding Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. He also served as a chief executive in the Curriculum Development Institute of Education Department, HKSAR and was a senior lecturer at the University of Hong Kong. Before coming to Beijing, he was a member of BIBA’s Academic Advisory Committee.
Harrow Welcomes New Headmaster
For the new school year, Harrow International School Beijing welcomes Headmaster David Shinkfield from Australia. His last post was as principal of Kormilda College, a day and boarding school in Darwin; before that, he was the assistant head of Rugby School in the UK. Shinkfield moves to Beijing with his wife Franziska and their two sons, Daniel and Stanley.
HIS Moves to Crab Island
Hope International School (HIS) has relocated to a new campus in Crab Island for the upcoming academic year, with its grand opening taking place on August 22. The event allowed prospective families to tour the school, speak to teachers, and hear speeches by the headmaster and chairman of the board. This faith-based international school accepts applications year-round. Exhibition Hall 4, 1 Xiedao Lu, Chaoyang District (5225 3711 ext 242, 156 1102 0229, email@example.com) www.hopeintlschool.org 朝阳区蟹岛路1号蟹岛4号展馆
O’le Afloat and O’le Music Combine into “Imagine”
Pete Tupper, the founder of O’le Music and O’le Afloat, has created a new organization to combine existing skiing, water sports, rollerblading, and music programs: Imagine. The latter will continue to provide Trash Bash, Shout! rock choir, the ISSCC snow sports competition, and the BRISC boating competition. To find out more, visit www.imagine-china.com or call 186 1045 3101.
Art Educator to Develop Art Lab Program
Last month, Blue Bridge welcomed art educator, designer, artist, and arts administrator Professor John O. Smith. Over the next year, he will develop and direct Blue Bridge’s Art Lab program. From 1998 to 2013, Prof. Smith was one of the lead faculty members in the Department of Art and Design at The University of Wisconsin. He has taught art classes and workshops for students of all ages and backgrounds. Prof. Smith was also a designer for The Iowa Children’s Museum.
This article originally appeared on page 16-17 of the October 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 WAB, DCB, YCIS, BIBA, Harrow, HIS, Imagine China, and Art Lab