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Fijian Ambassador Visits BCIS
The Fijian Ambassador to China, Ioane Naivalutua, visited Beijing City International School (BCIS) to thank students for their excellent fundraising efforts, coordinated with students from around the international school community in Beijing. The money, raised through bake sales and morning coffee sales for teachers, was donated to the relief fund for the victims of Cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji in February.
Online Safety Workshops at DCB
Internationally recognized expert in online safety and education leader, Robyn Treyvaud comes to Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) this month for a series of workshops for adults, on the subject of online safety and digital citizenship. She will provide useful suggestions to meet the challenges of living and working in the digital world, as well as best practice approaches and resources to support a strategic, sustainable approach to digital citizenship and resilience. Topic themes include distraction, multi-tasking and time management, sexting and nude photos, social media and body image, networkers in action, digital footprints and photo sharing, as well as key points from the college’s e-safety policy and scenarios.
YCIS Shines in Mathematics Challenge
Students at Yew Chung International School Beijing (YCIS) are celebrating fantastic results in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust Senior Challenge.This year, with over 2000 schools participating and over 100,000 individual students competing globally, nine students from YCIS Beijing placed within the top seven percent in the world, earning them the highly coveted gold certificate. Huge congratulations go to Jiyoon Cho, Sunny Lee, Shuwen Liu, Junyoung Kang, Jiwon Park, Wan Teng Lee, and Julie Zheng for earning this award through their hard work and determination. A very special mention goes to Jaeyeon Cho and Charles Yin (who has recently been offered placement at Oxford University) for receiving not only the gold certificate but also “Best in Year level” awards for Years 12 and 13 respectively.
Teams Wanted for Cook-for Hope Charity Cooking Competition
On April 26, Love for Orphans will host a charity cooking competition at Green T.House to raise funds for the New Hope Charity, which helps provide medical and palliative care for orphaned children in China and has been operational since 2000. The competition is open to 10-15 teams who are ready to cook finger-licking dishes from their country or region. Team registration costs RMB 1,000 and can be made by calling 6434 2519 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Keystone Loves Reading
Keystone Academy students and teachers celebrated their love
for reading and books from March 7 to 11. Fun activities included book swaps and dressing up as favorite book characters. Chinese author Ji Shaohua was the visiting author of the week in primary school, while middle and high school students engaged in creative writing workshops with English author Marc Robson, Hong
Kong poet Nicholas Wong and British writer and BBC broadcaster Bidisha. Middle and high school students and teachers also carried a poem in their pockets throughout the week to share with
each other. One of the most interesting projects to come out of Reading Week was from foundation year students, who interviewed teachers on their favorite books and why reading is important to them.
OASIS Offers 24/7 Pediatric ER
OASIS International Hospital has announced extended availability for its pediatric services. The Pediatric Clinic is now open on Sundays from 8:30am to 5:30pm, by appointment only for sick children, and not for routine vaccinations or checkups. The Monday to Saturday clinic will continue operating as normal. In addition, an in-house Pediatrician will be on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Emergency Room.
WAB Students Aid Schools in Fiji
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) students teamed up with international schools in the area to aid relief to Fiji in the wake of a record-setting storm which destroyed dozens of schools and left thousands homeless. Students led fundraising activities through the month of March to aid in rebuilding local schools affected. The first event, a bake sale, raised more than RMB5,000 in 20 minutes. Students hosted a charity concert at Fella’s bar and restaurant on March 18, and the schools collaborated to organize a charity dinner on March 27. The goal is to raise RMB 1 million between the participating schools.
This article originally appeared on page 14-13 of the April 2016 Issue of beijingkids. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact email@example.com.
Photos: Courtesy of BCIS, DCB, YCIS, Love for Orphans, Keystone, Oasis and WAB