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Beijing No. 55 High School Admissions Open House, April 6
Adults. Beijing No.55 High School is holding an open house for recruitment and admissions to let more parents know about the school’s international Students Section. Staff members will give parents a tour around the campus, answer questions from parents, and give a lecture about the IB curriculum. Please send your name and contact information to email@example.com in order to register for the event. Free. 9-11.30am. Beijing No. 55 High School. (6416 9531 6416 0723).
VR Salon: Virtual Reality in 2017, April 6
All ages. Virtual Reality is a technology whose arrival has been predicted for several years, but it’s been slow to arrive and be adopted by consumers. VR industry leaders gather to discuss the future of the technology in education, tourism and entertainment, as well as how to monetize the product. The language of the salon is Chinese. Free. 2-5pm. Zhongguancun Leader Space 1.
Family Event: Colouring Easter Eggs, April 8
All ages. The German Centre for Industry and Trade is hosting a family Easter egg colouring event, making traditional German Easter eggs. Bring your own eggs, browse the reading centre and get in the Easter spirit. The working language of the event will be German. For more information, click here. Free. 10am-noon. The German Centre for Industry and Trade.
The 2017 Job Fair for Foreigners in Beijing, April 8
Adults. Hosted by Chinajob, the Job Fair for Foreigners will attract over 250 employers looking for foreign staff this April. With the support and participation of those prestigious enterprises in China, the Job Fair always suits your needs no matter what kind of job you are looking for: full-time, part-time or internship! Free. 10am-4pm. Swissotel Beijing.
Live with Less, April 8
All ages. Live With Less brings communities together to share new and nearly-new goods that haven’t had much use. If you’ve just finished your spring cleaning and have stuff to get rid of, why not bring it down the the Crossboundaries/Mind Body event and swap it with your neighbors. Everyone is welcome and there’s no requirement to swap equally, so bring what you want and take what you need. For more information, click here. Free. 11am-5pm. The location above Taco Bar.
Spring Sewing Camp at the SLab, April 3
Ages 7-18. This Spring holiday, The SLab will be running two sessions of week-long sewing courses for students. Week one will focus on the sewing basics and week two will delve into more complicated techniques like free-hand sewing and embroidery. RMB 1888 per week; RMB 3200 for both weeks. 10am-3pm. The SLab.
Spring Break Workshop: Gauguin and Exoticsm, April 3 to 7
Ages 10+ For the upcoming spring break, we prepared a special workshop both in Sanlitun and Shunyi campuses. Students will discover the French painter Gauguin and his travel to Tahiti. During this workshop we will utilize a book about Gauguin’s experience in Tahiti. From the first contact between the painter and Tahitian culture, to his colorful paintings: learn how to Tahitians built their houses, boats they used to fish. discover exotic landscapes, wildlife and sea-lives. RMB 1800. 10am-noon. Atelier Art School (Shunyi).
Qing Ming Event from That’s Mandarin, April 4
All ages. Qing Ming Festival (清明节), also known as the Tomb Sweeping Day, is a day when Chinese people pay a visit to their ancestors’ tombs and bring offerings. At That’s Mandarin’s Qing Ming event, attendees will learn more about the origin and customs of this festival. And since Qing Ming is almost like a Chinese version of Halloween, participants are welcome to share some ghost stories from their home country. RMB 50. 7-9pm. That’s Mandarin.
Beijing Playhouse Kids Summer Theatre Camps, April 8
Ages 6-14. The Beijing Playhouse Kids Summer Theatre Camp is the longest running theatre camp in Beijing. This year, participants, will perform Snow White, Three Musketeers and Alice in Wonderland with acting, song, and dance. Aspiring actors, singers, dancers, and musicians are all welcome. Some English proficiency is required. RMB 9,000 for each two week camp. 9am-4pm. Beijing Playhouse.
Tree Planting with the Singapore Chamber of Commerce, April 8
All ages. Help the environment and plant trees in this event organized by the Singapore Chamber of Commerce. The RMB 50 fee covers the cost of equipment and transportation in and out of Beijing to the area the trees are planting. Dress casually and bring your camera to take pictures. RMB 50. 9am-12pm. Singapore Chamber of Commerce.
Children’s Magic Show, April 9
Kids will enjoy the ‘Magic Journey’ live action magic show, which helps children to discover the ‘magical world.’ With help from the audience, the magician in this popular show guides kids through a series of tricks and enchantments which thrill and delight younger audiences. RMB 100 to RMB 200. Legends Small Theater. (https://www.douban.com/event/28126370/).
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How to Fail Well, April 12
Adults. During this parent seminar, Lance King will be delivering some practical advice on how can parents support their children so that they can see challenges as opportunity and setbacks as springboards to success. He will also talk about 21st Century Skills which is specifically targeted to how parents can support their children with ‘study skills’. Mr. King, an internationally renowned author, educator, and workshop facilitator who has worked on the development of the MYP, IBDP, and IBCP programs. Reserve a seat here. Free. 2-3.30pm. Edward Alleyn Theatre at DCB.
HoK International Primary Curriculum Seminar, April 12
Adults. This interactive seminar with Mr Neil MacRae based in Singapore from fieldwork education will look at recent research in learning, explore how the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) can benefit your child, and how parents can help support their child in learning at Home and in school. Free. 6-8.30pm. House of Knowledge.
Hope International School Open House (K-12), April 12
Adults. Prospective parents are invited to Hope International School’s (HIS) Open House. Come take a campus tour, meet parents, teachers and students, and have a personal Q&A time. HIS is the only K3-G12 international school in Beijing that provides quality education with a total faith-based perspective. Free. 9-11am. Hope International School. (firstname.lastname@example.org, (+86) 400-800-8781).
Dulwich College Beijing Junior School Open House, April 13
Adults. Prospective parents can come and learn about our Junior School Curriculum. Attendees can expect to find out about our proven pastoral care system and how DCB challenges and inspires its students. To register this event, click here. Free. 9-11am. DCB Legend Garden Campus.
Yishion Camelot Grand Prix & Jumping Equuleus FEI CSI 2*, April 14 to 16
Ages 9+ The Equuleus International Riding Club, located in the Shunyi area, will host an international equestrian show from the 14th to the 16th of April. During these 3-days event, amateur, professional and young riders from all over China as well as from overseas will gather at Equuleus in order to participate in this CSI 2* accredited by the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). The show-jumping contest will take place in magnificent outdoor arenas. Prices vary. 8.30am-6.30pm. Equuleus International Riding Club.
Western Academy of Beijing’s High School Art Exhibition, April 15
Ages 8+. Western Academy of Beijing’s High School artists will display their portfolio from years of work, as the campus building transforms into a gorgeous art gallery for you to enjoy. Free. 2-4pm. Western Academy of Beijing. (email@example.com, +86 10 5986 5588).
Hyde Academy Tour with Admissions Director and Administrative Principal, April 15
Adults. Would you like your child immersed in a caring and cooperative learning environment that provides a rigorous academic program? Join Administrative Prinicipal, Jennifer Sachs, and Admissions Director, Lian Peng, for an informative meeting and tour! Free. 10-11.30am. Hyde Academy.