What’s happening in Beijing’s international school community? Celebrate Oktoberfest-themed back to school parties, music learning, autumn fairs, and more!
BIK Children Challenging a World Ping Pong Champion
On September 15, with the 2018 Mid-Autumn Festival just around the corner, Beanstalk International Kindergarten (BIK) children enjoyed celebrations with the theme of “Cherishing Time Together”, along with their parents and Wang Nan, former Olympic table tennis champion.
Building Unity in Daystar Middle School
On September 21, Daystar Academy Middle School students and staff went to Survival Island in Huairou for team building, and accomplished what they set out to do, which was to live out Daystar’s core values of caring, respect, unity, excellence and service.
House of Knowledge (HoK) held a German-style back-to-school party (“Oktoberfest”) at their Shunyi and Chaoyang Park campuses, to welcome all kids, including new students, as well as their families.
In honor of the Chinese National Day, Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) celebrated with BIBA Day. The theme was “Honoring China, Serving Community.” The entire campus collaborated together, performing various acts of charitable service in the morning and a ceremony in the afternoon for the whole BIBA community.
CISB Student Delegates at BEIMUN-Y Conference
On October 13, nine Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) students from Grades 6-8 served as delegates at the second annual Beijing Model United Nations Youth Conference, held at International School of Beijing (ISB). All of the students enjoyed the experience and are looking forward to participating at their next middle school conference in December.
The Honorable Alexandra Shackleton at DCB
Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) students, staff, and parents were privileged to listen to inspiring tales of leadership as told by the granddaughter of the legendary Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton. In both auditorium and intimate settings, the Honorable Alexandra Shackleton spoke about how her grandfather held 28 men together when they were stranded in the Antarctic 100 years ago.
The Power of Music
Beijing City International School (BCIS) hosted Anna Mlynek-Kalman, Director of Music Works Magic Education and Resource Centre in Australia. She visited the BCIS ECC Campus for some fun and interesting musical learning for everyone.
Harrow Beijing Autumn Fair
On October 13, the Friends of Harrow (FoH) annual fundraiser, Harrow Beijing’s Autumn Fair, brought together students, staff, and parents from the Harrow community as well as many sponsors. Along with raising money for House charities, there were plenty of games, food, and performances for all to enjoy.
International Day at ISB
On Friday, October 12, International School of Beijing (ISB) celebrated the roughly 40 nationalities represented in the student body with a parade, fair, and other activities for International Day. Open to all ISB families, the annual occasion was about awareness and respect for all cultures.
Beijing No. 55 High School 2018 Culture Trip
From September 17 to 21, the students from Beijing No. 55 High School started a journey of exploring Chinese civilization by exploring important historical sites off-campus. The culture trip is an important part of the International Students Section’s curriculum and has been practiced in the school for more than 20 years.
YCEF Joins Forces for Founder’s Day
Yew Chung International School of Beijing (YCIS Beijing) greeted schools across the Yew Chung Education Foundation via a live video link in celebration of the annual foundation-wide Founder’s Day in October. CEO, Dr. Betty Chan delivered a speech streamed from YCIS Shanghai, which this year celebrated their 25th anniversary.
Teamwork Wins the Day at BWYA
Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) held their annual sports day for the secondary school students. With different activities designed by the PE department catering to all age groups, the day was fully inclusive to all students, fostering teamwork, communication and teaching the importance of healthy living.
This article appeared in the beijingkids November 2018 Beijing Makers issue
Photos: Courtesy of featured schools