BIBA Receives WASC Accreditation
The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), United States granted Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) accreditation status in July, 2016. This reflects BIBA’s education standard and student performance, as well as its robust quality assurance processes.
Harrow Beijing Wins Big at Primary FOBISIA Games
The Harrow International School Beijing’s U9, U10 & U11 Primary FOBISIA (The Federation of British International Schools in Asia) teams won big in Malaysia in what has possibly been one of the most successful performances in the Primary FOBISIA Games. The school took home a total haul of 36 medals in swimming and athletics as well as placing 3rd overall in swimming.
ISB Futures Academy Expands to High School
The International School of Beijing (ISB) Futures Academy is an educational model designed to inspire creativity, develop problem-solving skills and effective communication, and encourage flexibility and cooperation. The model facilitates learning opportunities and experiences that cultivate these transferable skills, and aims to empower students to take ownership of their learning. In 2016-17, the ISB Futures Academy will expand to include students from Grade 9 in the high school program.
Atelier’s Adult and Kids Art Crawl
On June 11 and 12, Atelier organized two outdoor art activities, Art Crawl for adults and Junior Art Crawl for kids, to explore what the Hutong area has to offer.
DCB Appoints New Headmaster
Dulwich College Beijing introduces Simon Herbert as the new Headmaster of the College. Herbert comes to the position after four years as Head of Senior School at DCB. He has worked in schools in the UK, Kenya, and France. Herbert also has business experience in advertising in London.
BSB Shunyi Choirs Joined the “Voices Around the World”
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi’s primary and secondary choirs participated in the “Voices Around the World” – a free project to help young people work together musically to “Sing Out! Speak Out! And Change the World!” 100 students filmed the video on the BSB field with the Chinese flag and a dragon, and sent in their audio recordings to the VATW. VATW will combine videos from choir students from all around the world. The students loved the experience and can’t wait to hear the final result.
Keystone Gets WASC Accreditation
Keystone Academy has now been fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ASC WASC) from foundation year to Grade 10. WASC is a world-renowned accrediting association, and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. They also work closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State.
WAB Student Gets Extra Funding for Ayi Project
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) student Lorraine Jiang earned USD500 from the East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) to fund her project designed to help international families’ ayis learn English. Lorraine was invited to Harvard University to present her initiative to global scholars, which started out as her Personal Project in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme and has expanded to serve the larger Beijing community. The goal of the project is to improve the personal and professional lives of ayis and give them more opportunities through English language.
YCIS Beijing Hires New Vice Principal
Yew Chung International School Beijing is excited to welcome experienced educator and leader Don Collins into his new role as Secondary School Vice-Principal. Collins has 20 years of experience in education in Australia.
This article originally appeared on page 49 of the September 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 YCIS Beijing, ISB, WAB, Harrow Beijing, DCB, BIBA, Keystone Academy, and Atelier