BSB Shunyi Implements New Science Program Created by MIT
The British School of Beijing (BSB), Shunyi is one of the 13 inaugural Nord Anglia Education schools which will collaborate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to enhance science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) teaching and learning for all primary and secondary students, starting this academic year. The program, created by MIT, includes the development of a series of in-school challenges for students which focus on the juncture between the five STEAM disciplines. In addition to the in-school activities, BSB students will travel to Massachusetts to participate in an exclusive program each spring along with students from other Nord Anglia Education schools around the world.
Renowned Montessori Trainer Heads to Etonkids
Dr. Paul Epstein, a renowned leader and trainer in the international Montessori community will visit the Etonkids Educational Group in the coming months. Epstein will be the first in an ongoing series of top Montessori trainers visiting from abroad to support the growth of the staff through the Etonkids Montessori Teacher Training Academy (EMTTA).
DCB Students on Film
On September 27, Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) hosted a screening of post-apocalyptic indie teen musical The Remnant, which was a hit at the 2016 Portland Film Festival as an official selection out of more than 3,800 submissions, and the winner of the prestigious Director’s Choice Award. With nearly all cast members between the ages of 8-18, the film features five students from DCB, including the main character, played by DCB’s Year 12 student Kayla Cao. The event was organized by the film’s bilingual Chinese-Canadian director, writer, and composer, Karmia Chan Olutade.
YCIS Beijing Students Receive Gold in Global Mathematics Exam
Yew Chung International School of Beijing students once again achieved outstanding results in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) global mathematics examinations. This year, six students received gold medals, signifying their placement in the top 6 percent in a pool of over 300,000 exam takers worldwide.
HoK Gets New Elementary School Principal
House of Knowledge International School and Kindergarten (HoK) welcomes new Elementary School Principal Nellie Townsend to their Shunyi campus. Townsend has a Master’s degree in Education and many years of leadership and training experience in the field, which includes the development of a new curriculum program for English Reading Literacy in the USA, and participation in the development and teaching of the “New School Model” curriculum. She’s excited to join the team, and will help facilitate the implementation of the International Primary Curriculum at HoK.
Keystone Welcomes Two College Counseling Directors
Founding College Counseling directors Amanda Yan and Percy Jiang joined the Keystone Academy this academic year, to assist students with their career planning and university applications. Yan has previously worked at an IB boarding school in England and international schools in Mainland China and Hong Kong, while Jiang joins from the Beijing National Day School.
Beijing 55 Students Attend the Greenpower China Project Launch
Students from Beijing No.55 High School International Section attended the launch and award ceremony of the Greenpower China Project at the National Olympic Stadium on September 15-18. The students assembled a vehicle on-site then used it to race.
BWYA Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Beijing World Youth Academy’s 15th anniversary kicked off with the entire student and staff body posing for a special photo. This marks the beginning of a year of celebratory events and activities.
Parent Study Group Talk Series at MSB
The International Montessori School of Beijing’s Interim Acting Principal hosted the third series of Parent Study Groups on the theme, “How to Support Executive Functioning.”
WAB Students Race at British Motorsport Festival
Western Academy of Beijing students built an electric car that revved its engine alongside the world’s most famous British cars, like Aston Martin and Morgan, at the British Motorsport Festival on October 1. WAB raced its battery-powered car in a Greenpower race against other school teams in Beijing.
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PHOTOS: COURTESY OF BSB SHUNYI, ETONKIDS, DCB, KEYSTONE, HOK, YCIS BEIJING, BEIJING NO. 55, BWYA, MSB, WAB