Encouraging Children to Read

Encouraging Children to Read Creating engaged, confident lifelong readers doesn’t just happen in isolation. It takes a school-wide reading culture with strong home-school partnerships to help foster literacy and reading.  —-Emma Smoldon, National Library of New Zealand How do you make a life-long learner? First, one must be a life-long reader. However, the formation of […]

Staying Active at Home

Staying Active at Home Recently,  staying active and healthy has become one of the biggest challenges for  families around the world. At BWYA however, we are very fortunate to  have the input from our professional team of PE teachers. Along with  regular activities,  our students have been given many varied projects to work on, helping […]

Singing to the Front Lines

Singing to the Front Lines Recently, a video rendition of ‘Let the world be filled with love’ has been warming the hearts of the many medical staff fighting on the front lines of the epidemic. The wholehearted expression of admiration and thankfulness for those heading into the fray is clear for all to see. This […]

Creative Learning at the Primary School

As part of our innovative curricula, our primary school students have recently had two more unusual and challenging learning experiences. The first being the dramatic Fairy Tale Showcase, and the second, a visit from musician and teacher, Mr. Nicky.  At the Fairy Tale Showcase, Grades 3-5 and many visiting parents were treated to a number of fantastical performances by the […]

BWYA Community’s Generosity

At this year’s May Fair, thanks to all your openness and generosity, an amazing amount of 180,000RMB was raised – 50,000RMB more than last year. This money was passed on to our two long-term charity partners, Roundabout Special Fund, CCAFC, and Chunhui Children’s Foundation. On the 11th and 17th October, our PTA Liaison Officer Ms. Pauline Wong, alongside representatives […]

Primary Picnic Parties

Way back in September, our primary school had some fun in the sun with the primary school picnics. With fantastic food, great games and a real community spirit, it was brilliant to see the BWYA primary school family coming together.  As the summer warmth now finally leaves us, we thought we’d share some of the highlights from these beautiful days! […]

Mid-Autumn Fun with K Class!

As part of BYWA’s Classroom Without Walls Programme, the Lower Primary School will be enjoying seven trips throughout this academic year. The CWWP aims to encourage the BWYA community to explore new ways to teach, experience and learn within and beyond the school. Recently, on Wednesday 12th September, K-Class had an exciting time making mooncakes, […]

BWYA Receives International Recognition

The ACS WASC Commissioners have determined Beijing World Youth Academy meets the criteria for accreditation… …The Commission looks forward to Beijing World Youth Academy’s anticipated success and continuing improvement. This was the fantastic news we received earlier this summer. Following an in-depth investigation and visit from the accreditation committee, BWYA now joins the list of […]

Welcome Back

It’s been a beautiful first week back at BWYA, with a lot going on for our new and old students alike. Monday 19th was a particularly joyful day for our youngest learners. In total we have 81 new students in our K-Classes. Our primary school has some exciting new plans this year, particularly with Science and Drama classes, we’ll be sure to keep […]

Family Fun at the May Fair

The annual BWYA May Fair was held last Saturday (25th May), in the stunning summer sunshine. Along with the weather, the whole event had a very warm family feeling, with teachers, students and parents all taking the opportunity to sell handicrafts, home-made food and drinks, and even showing off their talents on the stage! As […]