3 Parenting Tips to help families achieve a fuller, more satisfying family life

Yew Chung International School of Beijing counselors Marianne Thomas and Ron Drisner recently brought the famed Active Parenting Workshops series to Beijing in order to provide parents with the opportunity to learn more in-depth information on many facets of their children’s physical and psychological development. Topics covered during the workshop series include, “Parenting Styles”, “The…

Times are changing in International Schools

Turn back the clock twenty years and an international school may not seem too dissimilar in its appearance to those in the present day. They all seem to be able to nestle quite comfortably in the suburbs of any major modern city of the world. However, it is fair to say that times have changed.…

Preparing today’s young people for the challenges of tomorrow

The challenges for students wanting to enter university nowadays are considerable; not least that for every high achieving student coming from an international school in the world, there will be another student, as equally high achieving from another school elsewhere. Their academic potential and talents may be practically identical, so how are they are able…

Today’s Teaching with Technology

Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be. David Thornburg Life is fundamentally relational. This understanding is key to the teaching profession. The first priority we K-12 teachers have is to establish a positive relationship with all of our students. Our challenge is to prepare our students for a life of…

How to choose your university admission expert?

Beware! Private university admission counselling companies can now be found everywhere. Unfortunately, many of these supposed “experts” aren’t really experts at all. Bad advice can hurt a student’s chances of admission and their future.University Counsellor of The British International School, Phuket (BISP) explains us what it takes to choose, apply and secure a place at…

5 Tips To Help Your Child Prepare For A School Trip

Knowing that schools trips have multi-layered benefits that extend from social to scholarly, parents can help children prepare in advance, ensuring the best possible overnight.The American International School · Vienna share with us their best tips to help students (and parents!) prepare for overnight school trips. Parents know: overnight school trips can be an exciting…

Advantages of Studying at a Small Boarding School

Over the course of building and expanding our ever-more-popular school blog that explores all aspects of boarding school life, we have spoken with many parents, students, staff, teachers, and alumni about what makes a top Swiss boarding school. Some strong themes have come out of these discussions and interviews over the years. One of the…

Preparing for Primary: 8 Tips to Ease Your Child’s Transition

One of the biggest transitions for a child is the move from kindergarten to Primary School. For the first time, students are presented with more expectations, from completing daily diaries to reading books to being self-sufficient when eating and dressing. While YCIS Beijing takes great effort to ensure a smooth transition to Primary School, responsible…

How to optimize your child “screen time”?

By Doctor Nancy Le Nezet Director of Studies at the Swiss International School of Qatar “I think my daughter is getting too much screen time”, a friend of mine declared a few days ago, as we were settling down for a meal at the restaurant with our families. As she said this, she simultaneously proceeded…

The Ultimate Packing Guide for University Freshmen

For Year 13 students around the world, anxious anticipation has turned to glee as university acceptances have poured in. Once students have made the difficult choice of which university they will be attending in the fall, students are faced with yet another daunting task: packing. For students studying abroad, it can be especially challenging to…