YCIS Beijing’s Secondary School Musical One for the Ages
Yew Chung International School Beijing (YCIS Beijing) has put on three sellout performances of the critically acclaimed Legally Blonde: The Musical. The upbeat and energetic production featured a slew of talented student actors, actresses, and musicians who worked hard for nearly six months. The show had audiences on their feet.
Robotic Tours Now Available at WAB
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) is the first international school to offer interactive robotic tours. WAB introduces “K2-12,” the robot that puts visitors into the driver’s seat of the tour – no matter where they are in the world. Book a tour with WAB’s Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and control the tour using a computer, tablet or mobile from the comfort of home.
DCB Wins British International School Award
Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) has won a British International School Award. The school was recognized in the ‘Teaching Initiative of the Year’ category for its Blended Maths program in Year 7. DCB’s Head of Maths Camille Brown and Deputy Head of Senior School Chris Stanley accepted the award at the ceremony in London on 23 January. DCB gives thanks to its teachers, parents, and students who offered support with this innovative program.
ISB’s Diaper Drive for Underprivileged Thai Babies
The International School of Beijing (ISB) and Ruamrudee International School in Bangkok have capped off a successful diaper drive through fun runs that raised a staggering USD 16,000. The amount will provide diapers to underprivileged newborns at a public hospital in the northern Thai city of Udon Thani over the next three years, far exceeding both schools’ original one-year target.
HIS Awarded Full Accreditation
Hope International School (HIS) has received full accreditation from Accrediting Commission for Schools Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC). This is a result of an effort made by the HIS faculty, staff, students and parents, as well as the HIS board since 2012. The accreditation validates the integrity of the school programs and transcripts.
Book Week at Harrow Beijing
This annual event is held to celebrate literacy across the whole school. Book weeks normally have a theme and this year Harrow Beijing is exploring ‘Reading Takes You Places’. A series of events will last from March 20-24.
PAL Workshop: Redefining Free Time
Beijing City International School (BCIS) held a Parents as Learners (PAL) Workshop entitled “Redefining Free Time,” wherein participants learned more about the importance of children having free time. The session was held on 28 February and led by Elementary Teacher Librarian Sally Richmond and Secondary School Teacher Librarian Megan Eddington.
Summer Performing Arts with The Juilliard School
The music curriculum at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB, Shunyi) has been designed in collaboration with The Juilliard School. This July, there will be opportunities for students of every level to attend a two-week summer program in Geneva, Switzerland. Students can explore their creative talents and work with renowned Juilliard artists in music, dance, or drama to make incredible technical and artistic strides!
In the 2017 School Choice Guide on page 96, the pictures of students Escelle at the French International School Beijing and Victorious at Daystar Academy were mistakenly switched. Additionally, ‘from my mother-in-law’ was accidentally added to Kirsten of YCIS, Beijing’s comments.
In the February 2017 issue on page 56, Raffles Medical was mistakenly identified as International SOS Beijing Clinic.
We regret the errors.
Photos courtesy of BCIS, WAB, HIS, BSB (Shunyi), DCB, Keystone Academy, YCIS Beijing, and ISB
This article originally appeared on p.57 of beijingkids March Issue. Download a copy here.