CISB Annual Chinese Family Fun Night
Canadian International School of Beijing’s (CISB’s) annual Chinese New Year Family Fun Night was held on February 6, in which students, parents, guardians and staff joined together as one big family to celebrate the coming Lunar New Year. Students participated in a variety of traditional Chinese games, arts, and crafts, as well as dragon and lion dance performances.
Keystone Antarctica Exhibit Draws Crowds
In early February, Keystone Academy’s The Last Pure Wilderness on the Planet exhibition attracted visitors from near and far. The exhibition showcased images curated by the student-faculty delegation which recently traveled to the remote continent of Antarctica. All proceeds from the sale of postcard sets featuring voyage highlights have been donated towards the protection of Antarctic species.
YCIS Beijing’s Winter Warmer Concert
As a part of the Winter Concert Series at Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing), secondary students recently treated their families and the greater YCIS Beijing community to a showcase of the performing arts. Choral selections, instrumental soloists, orchestral arrangements, rock band rock-outs, and interpretive dances made up a diverse selection of performances during the concert held on February 7.
BSB, Sanlitun Chinese New Year Temple Fair
The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun hosted its Chunjie Temple Fair on February 4: a wonderful experience for everyone, with various Chinese-themed activities and demonstrations including candy blowing, a kung fu show, a traditional opera performance, and much more. The main attraction of the day once again was the Lion & Dragon Dance.
Juilliard Artist Erin Wight visits BSB, Shunyi
Juilliard artist Erin Wight visited The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi), and interacted with students and teachers in January. BSB Shunyi’s music curriculum was designed in collaboration with the world-renowned Juilliard School. It gives students a unique opportunity to connect regularly with Juilliard practicing musicians.
WAB Rings in the Year of the Dog
Students of Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) celebrated the coming Year of the Dog in temple fairs on campus, leading up to Chinese New Year. With the help of volunteer parents and the China Studies Department, students enjoyed traditional craft making and learned to make snacks as part of the cultural celebrations for the Spring Festival.
Dulwich Technology Expo 2018
Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) held the inaugural Dulwich Technology Expo on January 25-26. Teams of 9- to 11-year-old students from seven Dulwich Colleges collaborated in fun competitions linking to entrepreneurship and real-world STEAM challenges.
MSB Comes Alive with Chinese New Year Festivities
The International Montessori School of Beijing‘s (MSB’s) students had two weeks of engaging and interactive Spring Festival activities from egg painting, writing couplets, dumpling making, and more. The students’ art work, such as lanterns made from red envelopes, Chinese scripts, and others, adorned the hallways to make the entire environment more festive.
BWYA Evening of Arts
The depth of Beijing World Youth Academy’s (BWYA’s) artistic talent was on display once again on February 2 at the latest BWYA Evening of Arts event. The Evening of Arts takes place every semester and gives BWYA’s artists, performers, and musicians the opportunity to showcase their latest work to the School community.
Daystar Robotics Team at First Lego League Competition
Daystar Academy’s Cosmobots team has prepared since September to participate in the robot design competition held in Shanghai on January 27-28. Teams from international schools throughout China gathered to demonstrate their programming skills and understanding of core values. The Daystar team competed for the first time and enjoyed the entire experience.
Harrow Beijing Folklore Experience Week
Spring Festival was in full swing at Harrow Beijing. Students participated in a range of traditional Chinese cultural activities on February 5 to celebrate the Year of the Dog
Tribe’s Top of the Morning!
On February 3, TRIBE Solana celebrated its first birthday by going “Top of the Morning!” with an early morning kids’ dance party, DJ set, organic breakfast buffet, face-painting, crafts corner, glowstick gear corner, photo-booth and lots and lots of fun for the entire family.
APAC Basketball at ISB
Broadcasted by ISB Live, The International School of Beijing proudly hosted this year’s APAC Basketball from February 1st – February 3rd.
3e Grade 1 and 2 Author Celebration
In December, 3e International School’s Grade 1 and 2 students invited their families to attend an Author Celebration event at their new Elementary campus in December. Students’ hard work over the past several months, writing and reviewing their English and Chinese stories and drawing accompanying pictures, were shared with the audience.
AnRic LMR Hosts Annual New Year Party and Art Auction
On January 21, AnRic Little Montessori Room families and friends got together for AnRic’s Annual New Year Party. Adults and children enjoyed a scrumptious dinner, joined in for some song and dance, and children’s individual and class artworks were put up for auction. All proceeds went to AnRic’s Financial Aid Fund.
Third Annual Chinese Calligraphy Competition at BCIS
Beijing City International School held its third annual student-led Chinese calligraphy competition in the campus gym on February 1. Students and staff members set off on the numerous tables to create their masterpieces and submit them after completion. Participants were allowed to write whatever they desired on their canvases.
Eduwings German Carnival Party
On January 26, Eduwings Kindergarten celebrated a German tradition called Fasching. Children dressed up and spent a fun day doing interesting crafts and taking part in exciting games, including the classic “Hit the Pot” and “Candy Snatching.”
Chinese New Year Celebration at HoK
To celebrate the Spring Festival, House of Knowledge Schools and Kindergartens held a Chinese New Year celebration in their Chaoyang Park and Shunyi campuses with student presentations, traditional temple fair festivities, and lion dance performances.
Chinese Culture Celebrations at JOY EL
JOY EL International Academy students enjoyed the school’s first Chinese New Year celebrations with a great demonstration of energy, creativity, traditions, and fun!
Photos: YCIS; BSB, Sanlitun; CISB; Keystone Academy; BSB, Shunyi; WAB; DCB; MSB; BWYA; Daystar Academy; Harrow Beijing; Uni You
This article appeared on p58-63 of beijingkids March 2018 issue.