What’s happening in Beijing’s international school community? See spring homecoming party, various performances, and sport matches in this month’s Circuit.
House of Knowledge World Studies Exit Points
House of Knowledge (HoK) elementary students recently presented an impressive range of “exit points” (final results) for their World Studies projects at HoK’s Shunyi campus. The projects were, as always, embedded with the HoK core values: Design thinking, Communication, Inquiry, Global Mindset, and more.
Grade 10 Plays with Earth at Beijing City International School
Recently, Grade 10 students at Beijing City International School (BCIS) began learning the fine art of ceramics. For their first lesson, they were given the task of starting the process of creating a pinch pot. As its name suggests, a pinch pot is a form of pottery that is made by pinching and turning clay.
Harrow Beijing Prep Production of Beauty and the Beast
On February 27-28, Harrow Beijing students successfully staged their annual production. Their rendition of Beauty and the Beast captured the classic fairy story in a series of upbeat musical numbers.
Homecoming Party at Beijing No. 55 High School
In order to help students adapt to school life as soon as possible and let new students integrate into the collective more quickly, No. 55 High School held a “Homecoming Party” in the basketball hall on March 6. Teachers and students of all grades took an active part in this activity.
WAB Season 3 Sports Teams Now Ready for Action
Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) has released its Season 3 varsity and junior varsity team photos. The student athletes will compete around the Asia-Pacific region in track and field, soccer, badminton, and softball.
Grandmaster Zhao Xue: Simultaneous Chess Match at The British School of Beijing, Shunyi
The British School of Beijing, Shunyi (BSB Shunyi) chess addicts had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pit their wits against Grandmaster Zhao Xue. She played 21 simultaneous matches and defeated our “last man” standing, Year 8’s Felipe, at 1 hour 20 minutes, an impressive record since other schools normally lasted 30 minutes.
DCB Junior School Councillors Lead Efforts to Support Migrant School
In supporting a migrant school in Tongzhou District, Dulwich College Beijing’s Junior School Councillors visited the children, raised awareness of their needs, and organized several successful donation drives, collecting over RMB 11,000 as well as a shoebox full of presents for each migrant student.
Grade 2 Circus at International School of Beijing
Roll up, roll up! International School of Beijing (ISB) students staged a circus show. Gym 1 was transformed into a big top for one day only as the acrobats and clowns of grade 2 put on a circus show on Friday, March 8. In two performances, students and parents saw a wonder of athleticism, choreography, and color.
The Masquerade Ball at YCIS Beijing
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) students hosted a great masquerade ball on February 15. The glamorous affair was a fundraiser for Roots & Shoots, A Voice for Animals, and Lost Puppies of Beijing. Students had a great time performing, running raffles, and selling masks they made themselves on the night.
Personal Project Excellence at BWYA
On February 26, the Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) secondary school held their Grade 10 personal project exhibition. Every year, the students produce strong results, and this year was no exception. With displays about Chinese architecture, Korean grammar, quadcopters, and much more, it was an abundant array of hard work and creativity.
Book Week at BSB Sanlitun
The British School of Beijing, Sanlitun (BSB Sanlitun) encouraged children to get #caughtreading by taking photos of themselves reading in exciting places. They also had a Book Fair during the week and the parents organized a book swap. To round off the week, March 8 was Dress Up As A Book Character Day.
Success for Daystar Academy Phoenix Swimming Team
“Beijing vs. Asian All-Stars 2019”, an annual swimming event between international schools, took place from February 22-24, and once again the competition was fierce. Jennifer Zhang from the Daystar Academy bilingual school won the gold medal for the 50-meter breaststroke in the 7-8 years old group.
This article first appeared in the beijingkids April 2019 Exploring Beijing issue.
Photos: courtesy of featured schools