The Magical World of Children’s Books
On November 22, Beijing City International Early Childhood Center welcomed children’s books’ author Roseanne Greenfield Thong to give a presentation on how she comes up with her wonderful stories for children (and adults too). Some of the books she wrote include Round is a Tortilla, Wish, Tummy Girl, and Round is a Mooncake.
YCIS Beijing Raises Money for Charity
Students from across Yew Chung International School of Beijing’s Primary School participated in a week-long charity and fundraising as a part of their curriculum. The event culminated in a Jog-a-thon, which featured students and staff running laps. Families and their friends helped sponsor the event. The students raised RMB 70,000 for the local Beijing charity, Shepherd’s Field Children’s Village.
DCB Gets an Air Upgrade
In December, several facilities of Dulwich College Beijing, including its gymnasium, theaters, swimming pool, and other common areas, underwent the last phase of an air quality systems upgrade. The advanced and primary fresh air filtration systems, backed up by computer-controlled secondary filtration, are now on to ensure better indoor air quality.
House of Knowledge International School & Kindergarten has re-branded to the House of Knowledge School 好思之家学校 that offers a bilingual program, which is structured as 60 percent English and 40 percent Chinese. The Elementary School is English and Chinese language instruction and will be using the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and Chinese National Curriculum. The native German program has ceased and is now only available as an additional language for non-native speakers.
Daystar and Ivy Academy Opening Joint Campus in Sanlitun
In September 2017, bilingual school Daystar Academy will open its doors to the public for Elementary students (first grade and above) in Sanlitun. Daystar’s sister school Ivy Academy will be offering the Early Childhood Education program for 2-6 years old at the same campus. The school, located at the former International French School campus in Sanlitun, will be undergoing renovations including installing a complete new air filtration system. Get more information about this new development by visiting www.ivyschools.com to register for an info session, or call admissions at 5603 9446.
No.55 International Students Take Part in First-Ever Global MYP Exam
Beijing No.55 High School International Student Section was among the first schools to take part in the first-ever global International Baccalaureate’s Middle Years Program screen test. Over 7,500 students from around the world joined the exam, which aimed to help students understand pre-university course requirements. Two students, David Wan and Wei Fan achieved commendatory marks.
Keystone Summer Archway Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2017
The school offers two summer programs: a 3-week English Immersion course and a 2-week Marine Science STEAM course. For an early bird discount, apply online by February 20 via keystoneacademy.cn.
Access Water Team Visits WAB
As part of the Western Academy of Beijing’s Distinguished Speaker Series on December 14, WAB welcomed world-renowned explorers Liv Arnesen and Ann Bancroft, who lead a team of eight women raising awareness about the worldwide water crisis. The Access Water team, which includes a member from each continent, educates children, and spreads information on how to help provide clean drinking water to everyone around the world.
This article originally appeared on page 57 of beijingkids 2017 February Issue. Download the digital version here.