Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids and babyGap
This month, Gap launches its first collection by Diane von Furstenberg for GapKids and babyGap. The collection, suitable for girls from ages 0-14, will be available at Gap’s Xidan Joy City branch from March 28 (as well as in Shanghai and Hong Kong). Diane von Furstenberg’s unique style of bold colors and flower prints will come in a range of dresses, tank tops, shorts, leggings and swimwear, as well as sunglasses and sandals. There will also be stylish rompers, rattles and diaper bags for the youngest of babies. Items vary in price from USD 20 to USD 120. For Gap, see Directory under Shopping.
BIBS Awarded International Centre Status
Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) has been awarded International Centre status by University of Cambridge International Examinations, the world’s largest provider of international education programs and qualifications for ages 5 to 19. The school will now offer a range of internationally accepted qualifications, including Cambridge’s IGCSE. Regarding this achievement, Vice-Principal and IGCSE Coordinator Designate Mr. Phil Chao says, “Beijing Beanstalk International Bilingual School is proud to be associated with Cambridge, as it enables us to extend our service and offer quality education to the local community.”
Muffy’s Education Wanliu Campus Opens in April
Muffy’s Education will open its newly-constructed Wanliu campus on April 5. Covering an area of 2,800sqm, the site includes 12 classrooms, a music room, and a library. The ground floor will house a children’s health club, suitable for ages 6-14. Sports available at the club include hockey, baseball, and volleyball. For more details, contact Muffy’s Education.
1 Yangchun Guanghua Jiayuan, Wanliu Donglu, Haidian District (8255 3057, 8255 4183) 海淀区万柳东路阳春光华家园1号
A New Program at ISB
The International School of Beijing (ISB) has a new pilot program, which uses polar activity monitors to keep track of body movements. The goal is to develop healthy habits by staying active throughout the day. By wearing their own monitors on their wrists, students will think critically about their health and fitness choices. PE teacher Dave Schuster says one girl, who wanted 30 more minutes of exercise on a heavily polluted day, opted do some dancing indoors with Wii.
Daystar Academy Launches New Website
Daystar Academy has launched a new website to reflect the school’s growth and development over the past decade. Along with providing more information about Daystar’s capabilities-based character education program, the website has photographs to give visitors a real sense of the school. Current and prospective Daystar families can view Daystar’s dynamic new website at www.daystarchina.cn.
The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird Is Now Open
Central Park spa Hummingbird Therapeutic Retreat has opened a second location, The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird. Services include massages, facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. Perks at the expansive new facility include an expresso bar and lounge, a custom-made Ayurvedic massage bed, a Veda Indian massage room, a VIP room, and the Azalea Suite, which comes with champagne, and a fruit and chocolate platter. The spa uses all-natural, organic massage oils and products from around the world. Readers should stay tuned to www.beijing-kids.com for an upcoming Midweek Giveaway to win a spa voucher from Hummingbird.
The Wellness Spa by Hummingbird
6 Chaowai Dajie, Central Park Tower 26, Unit 103, Chaoyang District (6533 6922) www.hummingbird.net.cn
Global Care Expands Its Services
Beijing Wuzhou Women’s Hospital has recently expanded its services and changed its name to Global Care (北京五洲妇儿医院). The 12,000sqm hospital provides comprehensive health care services for locals and expatriates with their full range of health care services from gynecology, pediatrics, obstetrics, dentistry, and dermatology to traditional Chinese medicine. For Global Care, see Directory under Family Health.