The Importance of Technological Megatrends and Their Impact on Education

YCIS Beijing Western Co-Principal Noel Thomas believes that one of the keys to understanding this constantly evolving landscape is the analysis of wider “megatrends” and how they impact student learning. Below, we take a closer look at what he believes to be three of the most important of such trends, plus how these trends can…

How to unlock the athletic potential in your child

‘Sport is for all’ – how to unlock the athletic potential in your child Being healthy and active is a crucial part of every childhood, and while many kids thrive taking part in competitive games, there are just as many who don’t think sport is for them. Harrow Bangkok’s Director of Sport explains how every…

Boarding School Life in Switzerland

Watch the video Discover one of the most extraordinary places to attend boarding school. Find out in this video, why Switzerland belongs to the top destinations to get a world-class education. Boarding School Life in Switzerland Why Switzerland? Study in a very international and multicultural environment, improve your foreign language skills in a truly multilingual…

The Value of After School Activities

As much as a school tries, there is just not enough time in the school day to give students the ability and opportunity to devote considerable time to their favourite interest or hobby. At the Yew Chung International School of Beijing, students thankfully have ample time to engage in After School Activities, giving students a…

How to help your child settle into school

The first term of the new school year is an exciting time for children, as they make friends, learn new things and widen their horizons. But it can also be a challenging time for all the family. Leanne Galloway, Head of the Early Years Centre at Harrow Bangkok, answers parents’ common questions to help ensure…

Getting the best from Boarding

Sending a child to a boarding school is a huge decision for any parent and their child. Tim McDonald, Director of Boarding at Harrow International School Bangkok, is fully aware of the emotions involved in making the decision to study and live away from home. He shares his experiences of welcoming hundreds of boarders to…

Character Education: The Truths and Value of a Fully Rounded Education

Character education is a relatively new concept in the education world. Yew Chung International School of Beijing explains this educational philosophy Despite claims of being promoted in various international and local schools, the concept and true results of this educational philosophy are largely unknown or misunderstood by many parents. The truth is that character education…

How much Chinese can a child realistically learn?

Obtaining Essential Learning Skills through Foreign Language Study As learning Mandarin Chinese becomes increasingly popular across the world, exposing their children to the language is becoming more and more intriguing to parents relocating to China. However, due to many families’ transient lifestyles, parents sometimes doubt the effectiveness of international school Chinese programmes. How much Chinese…

Benefits of a Chinese-English Co-Teaching Model

Co-Teaching is defined as two teachers working together with groups of students. A real co-teaching classroom does not simply mean one English teacher with a Chinese-speaking assistant or vice-versa. Co-teaching aims to promote international understanding, respect for all, and a sense of support and care in a multinational / multilingual classroom community. What are the…

Advanced Placement Classes for Motivated Students

What is an Advanced Placement Program? The Advanced Placement program provides alternatives for high school students in the United States and Canada. The program is also available in schools overseas. The standard high school program usually takes four academic years although many seniors only need two more credits to earn a high school diploma in…