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Milestone for Keystone
Keystone Academy has officially been authorized as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) school, the 1000th in the Asia-Pacific region. Keystone will deliver the IBDP curriculum from academic year 2016-2017. Furthermore, Keystone graduates will have a unique opportunity to complete high school on an academic scholarship. The Junzi Scholarship program is open to high school students for the two years of the IBDP, and recognizes girls and boys who have demonstrated outstanding academic success including strong fluency in English, leadership skills, and qualities of a junzi, which in Confucian tradition entails knowledge, compassion, discipline and virtue.
DCB Year 8 Student Wins Hong Kong Young Writers Award
Year 8 student Kristen Li recently visited Hong Kong to attend the awards ceremony for the Hong Kong Young Writers awards (HKYWA). The 13 year-old won first place in the fiction category for her story, The New Tales of the Terracotta Warriors, inspired by a trip to Xian a few years ago.
LFIP’s New Campus Opens
On May 16 the French International School of Beijing (Lycée Français International Charles de Gaulle de Pékin, LFIP) held the official opening of its new campus in Laiguangying, Chaoyang district. The campus was designed by French architect Jacques Ferrier and covers an area of 37,000 square meters, with 30% of that green space. The buildings are equipped with central ventilation systems, and facilities include a 170 seat auditorium, numerous sports facilities including a gymnasium, dojo, sport courts and a football pitch, and specialized areas such as science and technology laboratories. The new campus has capacity for 1500 pupils.
German Added to WAB Primary Years Programme
Western Academy of Beijing has announced the addition of German in its growing list of mother tongue language classes integrated into the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) curriculum. Already offered in Dutch and Chinese, the classes take place during the school day’s language block and allow students to work through their regular units of inquiry.
3e Moves Elementary Program to New LFIP Campus
3e has announced their partnership with the Lycée Français International de Pekin (LFIP) and the French Embassy in Beijing, for collaboration between the two international schools at LFIP’s new campus. 3e will move their elementary program to the new site at the start of 2016/2017 academic year with grades Nursery through Kindergarten continuing to be based at the current site.
YCIS Beijing Scorpions Celebrate Undefeated Season
Fans of the Yew Chung International School (YCIS) Beijing Scorpions were celebrating as both the boys’ and girls’ Under 14 basketball teams brought home first place trophies from the ISAC tournament held in Tianjin. Congratulations are due to both teams for not losing a single game throughout the entire season.
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Photos courtesy of Keystone Academy, DCB, LFIP, 3e, WAB, and YCIS