What’s happening in Beijing’s international school community? See autumn marathons and sports fest, Howl-oween parties, and early Christmas preparations in this month’s Circuit.
BIBA PTA Santa Shop
For one week in December, the Beijing International Bilingual Academy (BIBA) PTA put on a “Santa Shop” for all BIBA staff, students, and community to purchase various different Christmas toys and knickknacks. The entire profit of the week’s sales is all donated to charity.
Daystar Sanlitun Campus Celebrates Harvest Festival
On October 21, the Daystar Academy Sanlitun Star Parent Organization and school staff hosted the second annual Harvest Festival which, included many fun-filled activities like face painting, pumpkin rolling, tug-of-war, and a series of races to get kids and families excited for fall.
United Nations Day at BWYA
On November 2, Beijing World Youth Academy (BWYA) was filled with an international atmosphere celebrating United Nations Day. With a theme of “Building Bridges Over Borders”, students decorated their classrooms with props from different countries, along with food, games, and quizzes based on their chosen country’s history and culture.
Howl-oween at House of Knowledge
As the Beijing days become chilly and nightfall begins to come earlier, the students at House of Knowledge (HoK) were in for a real ‘Trick or Treat’ this Halloween. To get students into the Halloween spirit, HoK was bubbling like a witch’s cauldron filled with lots of spooky activities for the children and their parents.
Halloween Fun at 3e
3e International School students and teachers celebrated a week of creative activities to help broaden the students understanding of Halloween traditions. On October 31, kindergarten parents attended the annual costume parade, and elementary students participated in Halloween activities with French International School of Beijing (LFIP) students.
Kindness Week at ISB
International School of Beijing (ISB) had a very special visitor this month, when the high school members of the Psychology Club organized for a therapy dog to come to campus to help relax their fellow hard-working students and to boost student wellness during ISB’s Kindness Week.
Harrow Beijing Early Years Spooktacular Celebrations
On October 31, Harrow Beijing Early Years held its Spooktacular Celebration. Parents and pupils enjoyed spooky sensory activities, spooky phonics, and craft making.
WAB Students Do Autumn Artwork with Migrant Kindergarten
As the season’s colors changed and leaves began to fall on the Western Academy of Beijing (WAB) campus this autumn, a group of high school students saw an opportunity to learn and have fun with children from a local migrant school.
BCIS Running the Marathon of Hope
The Beijing City International School (BCIS) community gathered to celebrate the life of the inspiring Terry Fox, who at 19 was diagnosed with cancer. Far from falling into despair over his illness, he embarked on an amazing feat of sporting solidarity with his “Marathon of Hope.”
CISB Grade 3 Hutong Field Trip to The Hutong
Canadian International School of Beijing (CISB) Grade 3 students recently went to The Hutong to connect to their marketplaces unit, How We Organize Ourselves. Students applied what they have been learning over the past several weeks to act as both producers and consumers throughout the day.
Real World Business at Dulwich College Beijing’s Enterprise Fair
Seventeen student start-ups showcased their products alongside 25 local vendors at the inaugural Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) Enterprise Fair on November 3. Funded by a microloan, Year 10 STEM students used their skills in product design, marketing, and finance, while Year 11 Business Studies students were responsible for event promotion, logistics, and finding sponsorship.
BSB Choir Delighted Audiences at The British Ball 2018
The British School of Beijing (BSB) Shunyi’s Year 5 and 6 choir gave performances matching the British Ball’s theme “A Knight’s Tale”. The students had a fun evening singing medieval songs dressed like kings and queens with crowns, capes, and scepters.
This article first appeared in the beijingkids December 2018 Charity and Goodwill issue.
Photos: Courtesy of featured schools