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HISB Raises RMB 57,000 for Alenah’s Home
On April 19, Harrow International School Beijing (HISB) held Harrowthon 2015, the school’s annual charity fun run bringing together runners and spectators from across Beijing. This year, the the event expanded beyond the 3K, 5K, and 10K races with a Health and Happiness Festival, which featured a farmers’ market and over 70 stalls promoting ways to enhance health and happiness, with international foods to tempt every palate and activities like a bouncy castle, pony rides, live animals, and a picture booth for kids of all ages. HISB raised over RMB 57,000 for Alenah’s Home, a foster home for Chinese orphans.
Dr. Chia Tan Speaks at BIBS
Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) welcomed world-renowned primatologist Dr. Chia Tan to its Shunyi campus as part of the BIBS Speaker Series on April 29. A senior scientist at the San Diego Zoo, “Aunty Tan” works in Madagascar, Vietnam, and China and has extended her scope of work to educate children on how and why we should protect endangered species.
HoK Welcomes Nursery Teacher Sara Simonton
House of Knowledge International School and Kindergarten (HoK) welcomed a new nursery teacher to the Quanfa Campus. American Sara Simonton has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon and over five years of experience teaching in both the US and China.
International SOS Welcomes New Family Physician
International SOS recently welcomed Family Physician Dr. Sonia Jutard. She received her medical degree from Paris University and her emergency medicine training and certificate from Bordeaux University in France. During her training in Bordeaux, Dr. Jutard worked in emergency pediatrics and intensive care units, both adult and neonatal. She gained extensive medical and surgical practice from neonatal to senior care, including OB/GYN and psychiatric services in the emergency team of the Tahiti Hospital in French Polynesia. She also headed the emergency call center, which managed emergency response for all of Tahiti and the remote islands of the nearby Pacific. Dr. Jutard speaks French, English, and Spanish. To make an appointment with her, contact International SOS at 6462 9112 or visit internationalsos.com
Head of Keystone Speaks at Harvard Conference
Keystone Academy Head of School Malcolm McKenzie spoke at the Harvard China Education Symposium’s annual conference. Titled “Reimagine: Better Education For All,” the conference focused on the changing landscape of education, especially in China. McKenzie, speaking on the international education and globalization panel, highlighted the need for students and teachers to “learn from and for the world.” McKenzie said that Keystone seeks not only to prepare its graduates for the best universities worldwide, but also to apply their emotional intelligence, character, and zest for learning to help develop and improve the communities in which they live.
YCIS Beijing Hosts ACAMIS Soccer Tournament
From April 16 to 18, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS)hosted the annual Association of China and Mongolia International Schools (ACAMIS) tournament at the school’s pitches in Honglingjin Park. The competition brought together six schools from across China. The YCIS Beijing Under-19 Boys team reached the final but got second place after a narrow 1-0 defeat in the last minute of the game. YCIS Beijing’s Bryan Wong and David Yamamoto were included in the team of the tournament for their professional and high quality performances and Yamamoto also finished as top scorer in the competition with a total of six goals across the seven games that YCIS Beijing played.
BCIS Concert for Nepal
In the wake of the earthquake that recently hit Nepal, Beijing City International School (BCIS) held a charity concert on April 30. Both students and teachers took part in the show, which included music, dance, poetry, and a special introduction from a BCIS parent whose husband was in Katmandu when the earthquake struck. She expressed her and her family’s relief that her husband made it back to Beijing safely, and shared their horror at the devastation to the lives, physical infrastructure, and cultural sites of the Nepalese. The school raised RMB 6,790, which will be donated to the Red Cross to support relief in Nepal.
Chinese National Team Volleyball Champion Joins WAB
The Western Academy of Beijing recently welcomed former Chinese national team volleyball player Bai Yun to the WABX team as program
coordinator. Bai had a successful 20-year volleyball career, winning competitions as part of the No. 1 Army Volleyball team.
This article originally appeared on page 18-19 of the beijingkids June 2015 issue. Click here to read the issue for free on Issuu.com. To find out how you can get your own copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.