Keystone Launches Scholarship Program
Education must be the pursuit of excellence, and in honoring this Keystone Academy mission the school has launched its scholarship program. There are two scholarships on offer: Founders’ Scholarship and Junzi Scholarship. In honor of the men and women who had the vision to create Keystone Academy, the Founders’ Scholarship is granted to students who distinguish themselves both academically, and in character. All applicants are eligible to apply for the Founders’ scholarship. Scholarship amount varies from merit-only awards to merit and need-based awards that cover full tuition. Students applying to Grades 10 and 11 who have demonstrated outstanding academic and leadership ability in their previous schools will be considered for the Junzi Scholarship. As students applying to pursue the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) in English, applicants’ verbal and written English must be strong. Junzi scholarships are merit based, and valid for both years of the Diploma Programme. More information is available at www.keystoneacademy.cn
YCIS Beijing Co-Principal Christine Xu at Conference of International Educators
On December 12, Co-Principal Christine Xu attended the Vision of International Schools (VIS) Conference in Beijing to discuss the changing landscape of international school education in China. Principals and experts from various international schools across China were present as speakers addressed a packed audience. It was an informative event for all and a great opportunity to share the benefits of YCIS Beijing’s unique education model with other educators.
BSB Guinness World Record Holder
The British School of Beijing (BSB) is now the official Guinness World Record TM Holder for “The Largest Mathematical Jigsaw Puzzle” in the world with a new record of 3348 completed pieces. 75 secondary school students volunteered to work on the puzzle, over a 24 hour period on October 30 and 31, 2015. The puzzle contained 5,200 pieces and the students managed to put together 3,348 pieces! This was the first event in BSB’s new amphitheatre building. Students thoroughly enjoyed the space they had, some slept during the late hours on mattresses but most preferred a power nap on chairs or just where they were working. There was a great atmosphere of determination and persistence. Well done to everyone involved!
Stefan Norberg at WAB
Grade 10 student Stefan Norberg wrote and directed a one-act play entitled “Where’s the 4th Wall?” as part of the Winter One Acts theater production at Western Academy of Beijing. “I was thinking about boundaries between people and media,” Stefan said. “That’s when the ‘fourth wall’ said, ‘Hi,’ to me.” Stefan says theater has become part of his daily life, and he expects it to be that way for a very, very long time.
OASIS International Hospital Welcomes Ines Bendib Le Lan
Dr. Le Lan, a Family Medicine physician with a specialty in Pulmonology (respiratory diseases), joined OASIS International Hospital in January. She received her medical degree from Paris Diderot VII University. Dr. Le Lan has over seven years clinical experience and before
joining OASIS, she practiced as a physician in Algeria and France. A French, Arabic, and English-speaking physician, Dr. Ines is available for appointments in the Family Medicine Clinic of OASIS, located on 9 Jiuxianqiao North Road in Beijing.
BCIS Student Performs with the National Ballet
Qiqi, a student attending Pre-K at Beijing City International School (BCIS), performed as part of the National Ballet at National Center for the Performing Arts in December 2015. The performance was titled Chinese New Year.
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Photos: Courtesy of Keystone, YCIS Beijing, BSB Shunyi, WAB, Oasis International Hospital, & BCIS