What’s Happening in Beijing

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What’s New: Gear for Moms-to-Be

Founded by Shanghai-based moms Isabelle Pambianchi and Juliette Barkan, Road 39 offers moms-to-be a range of stylish and comfortable maternity wear. We’re still waiting for them to open a store in Beijing, but in the meantime you can visit their showroom located near Chaoyang Park (call Frederique for details, 136 9310 2330 or e-mail beijing@road39.com). Alternatively, visit their online shop at www.road39.com. While you’re surfing the web, check out Hong Kong-based Nine Months Maternity Boutique; their online shop (www.ninemonthshk.com) is beautiful and delivery is easy. Are you in the market for a new set of wheels? Mothercare China has just started stocking the chic Mothercare Urbanite stroller (RMB 2,499). Swing by their Solana location to take one for a test drive (see Directory under Shopping).    

New Head at Harrow Upper School
Dr. John Moore has recently come on board as the Head of Harrow’s Upper School. Moore studied Economic and Social History at Leeds University before completing a PGCE (History) at Liverpool University in 1993. With over 15 years of teaching experience under his belt, Moore is a firm believer in lifelong education. He studied part-time for an MA in Education and a Doctorate in Education with the Open University and he is currently preparing for graduation from the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship) programme. 

ISB’s Grade 3 Students Give Back
Coal for Kids is a fund-raising project designed to help the children of Daming Orphanage stay warm during winter. To raise much-needed funds for Coal for Kids, ISB’s Grade 3 students donated both their time and money. One student donated savings worth RMB 200, one conducted a bake sale that raised RMB 900, while another donated all of the money she had earned babysitting. Their efforts helped raise a total of RMB 12,975 which the orphanage can use to buy 15 tons of coal.

Roundabout Book Sale at BSB
Last month, the Roundabout book sale raised over RMB 49,000 for charity. While books were flying off the shelves, volunteers from the British School of Beijing sold delicious home-baked cakes and coffee, adding RMB 785 to the total. 

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