BSB and The Juilliard School
The British Schools of Beijing (BSB) announced that they will become two of the first schools in the world to benefit from a new collaboration between Nord Anglia Education and The Juilliard School in New York. From September 2016, students at the schools will benefit from an enhanced embedded arts curriculum developed by specialists from Juilliard, along with continued support from, and engagement with, Juilliard alumni and affiliated artists. This curriculum will enhance BSB’s existing performing arts offering with its innovative structure, design and approach.
Make Your Summer Count at Keystone Academy
Keystone’s Summer Program has launched its second course for 2016 – Marine Science STEAM. Building on the success of summer 2015, the Keystone Summer Archway will continue its English Immersion course as well as provide a new course taught in both Chinese and English. Marine Science STEAM challenges students to examine the connections between human life and the billions of lives in the ocean. In doing so, they will achieve an understanding of the importance of environmental conservation. Students from Grades 4 to 8 are eligible to apply for the new course. Application to Keystone Summer Archway are now open. More details are available on the website: www.keystoneacademy.cn
WAB Hosts Julian Baggini
Philosopher and author Julian Baggini visited Western Academy of Beijing to work with High School students on their IB Theory of Knowledge curriculum and led a discussion with the public on the human capacity for free will as part of WAB’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The speaker was here on January 26 and 27. He worked with the kids both days and spoke to the public for the Distinguished Speaker Series on the evening of Jan 26.
IMTI welcomes Academic Director – Kiran Paek
Kiran Paek is welcomed to the International Montessori Teaching Institute as the new Academic Director. Kiran has moved from New Jersey and will be delivering Montessori training. Kiran brings 20 years of experience in Montessori education as a Director, field consultant, and teacher and parent educator, and has evaluated the renewal of Montessori Teacher Training Centers for MACTE. She also delivers programs for children with special needs.
Diplomats Offer YCIS Beijing Students Tips and Traits for a Successful Career in Diplomacy
On January 27, Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) invited representatives from three different diplomatic entities to speak to Secondary School students as part of the school’s continuing Career Talk series. Representatives included Lisa Heller, the Minister Counselor of Public Affairs at the United States Embassy, Carmen Cano, Deputy Head of the European Union’s Delegation to China, and Brian Hewson, Political Counselor of the New Zealand Embassy.
DCB’s International University Fair
On Friday March 11 from 4.30-7.15pm over 90 universities from the US, UK, Canada, Australia and Asia, will come together at Dulwich College Beijing’s (DCB) Legend Garden Campus for the biggest university fair that DCB has organized to date. Universities that have confirmed participation are Dartmouth College (US), Swarthmore College (US), University of British Columbia (Canada), University College London (UK), University of Manchester (UK), University of Sydney (Australia), University of Queensland (Australia), and many more. There will also be workshops offered by university representatives. For more information and to RSVP for the workshops, please email Joanne.Li@dulwich-beijing.cn
The Inauguration of Sanfine International Lung Cancer Precision Medical Center
On January 15 2016, Sanfine International Hospital joined with a top Harvard University research group, led by Professor David Christiani, and Chinese medical experts from Peking Union University to establish Beijing’s foremost Lung Cancer Precision Medical Center. The Center will focus on early screening and detection, assessment of exposure to cancerous toxins, and advanced prevention and treatment of lung cancer through specialized health checkups and use of Sanfine’s advanced medical technology. As a world renowned leader of research on environmentally induced cancer and disease conditions of the lung, Dr. Christiani’s decades of empirical experience will combine with the strength of Sanfine’s cutting-edge technology to benefit Beijing residents with the foremost advancements in cancer prevention and treatment.
The Ivy Education Group Hosts Distinguished Speaker Series Panel Discussion
On Saturday January 23, almost 150 attendees gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel Beijing to hear and discuss a topic close to their hearts: “How to Successfully Raise A Bilingual Child”. Hosted by the Ivy Education Group, the Distinguished Speaker Series featured a lively discussion with a group of esteemed panelists: Christine Xu, Chinese co-principal of YCIS Beijing, Mary Jew, head of primary Keystone Academy, Elizabeth Hardage, chief academic officer of Ivy Education Group, and Dr. George Hu, clinical psychologist from Beijing United Hospital, and moderated by CCTV News host Eyee Hsu. The discussion covered all aspects of bilingualism, including defining bilingualism, the best age to start, the benefits of bilingualism, and parental support for a bilingual child.
BCIS Basketball Champions
On January 16, the Beijing City International School’s (BCIS) U19 Boys Basketball Warriors created school history by becoming the first BCIS team to record back-to-back undefeated seasons.This was made possible by the Warriors fighting their way to BCIS’ first ever International School Activities Conference (ISAC) U19 Division One Championship victory. Congratulations from all at beijingkids!
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Photos: Courtesy of Keystone, BSB, WAB, IMTI, YCIS, DCB, Sanfine, Ivy Education Group & BCIS