Students Organize Workshops for Refugee Children

A group of 6 students, myself included, visited the Alsemberg Red Cross asylum centre, along with the CAS coordinators and Ms. Doyle. I found it to be a very effective visit. Arriving at the centre, one of the men in charge gave us a short tour of building and gave us some information on how…

Harrow Bangkok climb for charity

Harrow Bangkok climbed the equivalent height of the Matterhorn Mountain as part of a charity fundraiser on 1st April, which was a great success. The aim of the fundraiser was for the children to climb the total distance of the Matterhorn Mountain (4,478m) inside Harrow Bangkok’s bouldering wall. To do this they either traversed around…

SYPT – where a physicist’s dream comes true

Have you ever heard of Xiao? No? Well, keep your ears open. Xiao, better known as Jason to his Lyceum friends, is one of the up-and-coming physicists of our time. This gifted boy took second place at the Swiss Young Physicists’ Tournament, short SYPT (for more: www.sypt.ch), where he convinced with his class mate Daniil…

My mind is like this room: reflections on Morocco

I often catch myself thinking: ”None of this is real.” It becomes a mantra. A heuristic of sorts. I’m in my second phase of culture shock; having gotten used to much of Arabic society, I must now learn to appreciate this uncanny familiarity. I’ve been living in Morocco now for over a month, after living…

University Application Reflections: Must-read Tips for Year 12 Students

As April comes to an end, Year 13 students around the world preparing for their post-secondary academic careers are coming to decisions on where they will be spending their next four years. At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, students have been flooded with exceptional offers from schools across the globe. For Year 12…

European Central Bank Honors St. John’s Economics Team

Our senior economics team displayed their expertise in monetary policy to win the prestigious 2017 European Central Bank (ECB) Generation Euro competition. Out of 153 international schools who participated in the first round, 20 in the second and 5 in the final, the St. John’steam (Akari, Casper, Brendan, Justin and Nicholas) was selected as the winner – an amazing achievement.…

RIS Student Wins National Science Fair

RIS’s Panuvat (Todd) Chutichetpong will represent Thailand at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) Congratulations to RIS Junior Panuvat (Todd) Chutichetpong, who recently competed in the Young Scientist Competition of Thailand. Competing against projects all over the country, Todd received first place for his Tuberculosis project. His hard work in developing a diagnostic…

A day in YCIS Beijing’s Early Childhood Education Learning Community

Early Childhood Education at the Yew Chung International School of Beijing sets the foundation for our youngest children’s learning. Through discovery- and play-based learning, students in our ECE learning section are encouraged to be curious and creative. Our recently renovated Learning Community is an amazing resource at our international school that lets us implement this…

BSB is the first International School in Belgium to have its own swimming pool

After two years of construction work and €25 million worth of investment, the British School of Brussels (BSB) has now completed and opened their new sports centre. The sports centre is named after Jacques Rogge, a Belgian who served as the eighth president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) between 2001 and 2011 and himself…