BCIS Graduating Class of 2016
Beijing City International School graduating Class of 2016 held their Graduation Ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Tian’anmen Square.
Harrow Beijing Set To Compete in Electric Car Challengett
Harrow Beijing in association with Greenpower are honored to be the first International School in China to receive a Formula 24 (F24) electric car kit. The challenge will require students be guided by their teachers and an industry mentor to design, build and then race an electric car. Harrow plans to display their car at the British Motorsport Festival in October 2016 and to compete against other schools in and around Beijing. To find out more about Greenpower, please visit their website: http://www.greenpower.co.uk.
BSB Shunyi’s IB Students Buy Wheelchair for Child Living With Disability
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi’s IB Creativity, Activity, Service (CAT) students raised funds to buy an electric wheelchair after volunteering at an orphanage for children living with disabilitiest and saw the needs of Zhi Xiong, who was born with a muscle and joint congenital disorder called arthrogryposis.
Keystone Academy Welcomes Senior Faculty Members
Diana Martelly joins Keystone as the Head of High School, while Kelli Sanchez comes on board as the Dean of Students. Dr. Martelly is a passionate educator with more than 30 years of experience. She has spent the last 16 years in international schools in Venezuela, Thailand, India, Nigeria, and most recently in the Dominican Republic. Kelli Sanchez comes to us from The Hun School in Princeton, New Jersey, USA, where she served as the Resident Life Director.
BIBA Director Yau Appointed Visiting Professor at Educator College of Beijing Normal University
Beijing International Bilingual Academy’s Director Paul Yau has been invited to join the Educator College of Beijing Normal University as a visiting professor. At the inauguration ceremony, Director Yau received the certificate of appointment from Mr. Gus Mingyuan, senior professor of Beijing Normal University, head of the Educator College and honorary president of Chinese Society of Education.
HoK’s Announces Introduction of New Curriculum
House of Knowledge International and Kindergarten schools introduces the International Primary Year’s Curriculum (IPC) in the 2016-2017 academic year from Kindergarten to Elementary. The IPC is a comprehensive thematic curriculum with emphasis placed on meeting students at their academic and developmental level and strives to develop children into 21st Century Learners.
New Dual-Language Program at ISB
The International School of Beijing Dual Language Program begins in the 2016-2017 academic year. Students in the program will be taught in English and Chinese based on an immersion model that promotes 50-50 instruction. The program will be rolled out in full to Pre-Kindergarten 3 students and optional for Pre-Kindergarten 4 students.
YCIS Beijing’s Students Visit Huangshan
In April, Yew Chung International School Beijing’s Year 9 students went to Huangshan (黄山) as part the annual Experiencing China program. The program has secondary students travel with their teachers and classmates to culturally significant destinations within China.
The Western Academy of Beijing community honored its Grade 12 graduates in a commencement ceremony at the Confucius Temple. WAB Director Dr. Courtney Lowe urged students to develop as individuals and create a unique path to their success.
DCB Appoints New Head of Early Years
Dulwich College Beijing welcomes David Mumford to the DCB family as the new Head of Early Years. Mumford has been in education for nearly 30 years, 21 of those years in the international sector. Mumford graduated from Leicester University with a BA degree in Politics and Economics and then gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Education several years later. He then completed his National Professional Qualification for Head Teacher (NPQH) in 2005. He comes from an international school in Malaysia.
MSB Student Art Auction Raises Over RMB 50,000 for Charity
The International Montessori School of Beijing’s (MSB) annual charity art auction raised over RMB 53,000. MSB parents and friends bid on collaborative art pieces created by children in every class. RMB 48,000 was donated to Roundabout while RMB 5,000 was donated to the Migrant Children Foundation.
This article originally appeared on page 49 of the August 2016 Issue of beijingkids magazine. Click here for your free online copy. To find out how you can obtain a hard copy, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos:Courtesy of Keystone, BCIS, BSB Shunyi, Harrow Beijing, BIBA, HoK, ISB, YCIS Beijing, WAB, DCB, and MSB