ISB’s Experiential Learning Opportunities (ELO) Week
High school students at International School of Beijing (ISB) traveled locally and internationally for Experiential Learning Opportunities in early September. Through partnerships with expert guides, ELOs encouraged active engagement in experiences promoting personal growth and community. The trips ranged from an investigation into human trafficking in Vietnam, to cooking classes, to a historical tour of Beijing.
Roundabout Book Fair at BSB, Shunyi
The Roundabout Book Fair was held at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi) on August 25-30. A total of over RMB 123,000 was raised and 100 percent will go to support Xinjiang’s babies born with heart defects.
BlackEXPO – “More than a Market”
BlackEXPO held its second edition on September 16, placing the spotlight on the community and the businesses, services, and talents of the black community in Beijing. BlackEXPO organizers describe their event as “a unique opportunity to further shape the black narrative in China, and do so with food, music, culture, and fun.”
Harrow Beijing City Campus ‘Settling In Days’
On September 10 and 11, Harrow Beijing City Campus held a two-day ‘Settling In Days’ event to help children become familiar with the new learning environment and their new teachers.
Rooftop Garden Fun at BCIS
A group of toddler students at Beijing City International School (BCIS) and their teachers visited the Early Childhood Center Rooftop Garden for some fun on a recent sunny day.
INN’s 2018 Arrival Survival
International Newcomer’s Network (INN) hosted their annual Arrival Survival on August 27 at the Capital Mansion Athletic Club in Beijing, providing expats who are new to Beijing with useful information to help them thrive in the city.
WAB Celebrates Arts and Athletics in Joint Festival
More than 600 high school students from international schools around China gathered on the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) campus for “WABX to the MAX”. Jazz musicians and dancers took part in workshops and performances with professional artists, while athletes competed in tournaments across five sports, including tennis, swimming, volleyball, rugby, and cross-country.
HoK Grade 1 Ceremony
House of Knowledge (HoK) held a welcoming ceremony in the gym, which included a celebration by the students in the Elementary school as they welcomed the students beginning their first day in Grade 1. In keeping with an old German tradition, each Grade 1 student was presented with a “Schultüte” during the ceremony.
Philippine Food Fair in Shuangjing
Filipino community group Kusina ni Kabayan (KnK) held “Pamilyang Pinoy,” a charity fair featuring Filipino foods and delicacies, as well as a photo exhibition and fun games for the family. The fair attracted over 150 attendees and raised a total of over RMB 1,500, which will be used to support those who suffered losses from Typhoon Haiyan.
Be You Revive Retreat
Women’s Retreat Beijing recently made a trip to Singing Deer Lodge, on the outskirts of northeast Beijing. As many as 30 people from the community attended the retreat and enjoyed a fun day with various activities, including a guided meditation session, yoga, and a hike on the Great Wall.
This post appeared on the beijingkids October 2018 Mental Health issue.
Photos: Courtesy of featured schools, BlackEXPO, Andy Penafuerte III, Juli Bradley, Pauline van Hasselt