BWYA Creates New Scholarship Awards
Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) has launched a new scholarship program aimed at recognizing and celebrating student excellence. At the beginning of the new school term, 11 students received a tuition fee reduction based on academic performance, community involvement, and personal growth over the past year. Candidates were selected by BWYA’s Scholarship Awards Committee and presented to the school board for approval. There is no limit on the number of students who can be awarded the scholarship prize each year.
DCB Welcomes New Academic Director
For the new academic year, Dulwich College Beijing welcomed Academic Director Joe McKee. He will be responsible for overseeing learning and teaching, professional training, and performance management from an academic standpoint. McKee studied
English at Cambridge University and has over 20 years’ experience teaching and working at schools in the UK. Prior to DCB, he was senior deputy headmaster at Trinity School, an independent day school in South London. He has also taught Philosophy for Children and Drama, and is particularly interested in the relationship between learning and creativity.
Bazaar Season Kicks Off
This month, holiday bazaars will spring up all around Beijing at hotels, schools, and embassies with food, shopping, and activities for the whole family. The usual suspects include the German Embassy Bazaar, the Rotary Club of Beijing Bazaar, the CISB Bazaar, the BCIS Bazaar, the German Embassy Bazaar, and much more. Check our Events on p10 and stay tuned for more the beijingkids website at www.beijing-kids.com.
Keystone Launches Academic Year with Dedication Ceremony
On September 20, Keystone Academy held a dedication ceremony to formally mark the school’s opening. “Our world is changing rapidly every day and we want our students to be always at the ready for this new world,” said Head of School Malcolm McKenzie, Head of School. The event featured student performances, including a recital of the Chinese classic Di Zi Gui. In keeping with the school’s focus on service learning, students also volunteered at the Little Adoption Shop (an animal shelter in Shunyi) and Roundabout on September 19 and 20.
YCIS Beijing Launches Career Talks for Students
For the new academic year, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) is introducing a series of Careers Evenings with guests from a variety of fields. “We hold the Career Talks in order to give IGCSE and IB students the opportunity to interact with job professionals from various career fields and to begin exploring their career opportunities beyond secondary and university education,” said University Guidance Counselor Ryan Jordan. The first events on October 22 and November 26 will focus on finance and healthcare respectively. The talks are open to the entire community.
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Photos: courtesy of BCIS, BWYA, DCB, Keystone, and YCIS.