It’s the annual homecoming season.
The more advanced a school is, the more platforms and opportunities it provides to students of different types.
An international school practicing the education ideas combining the Chinese approaches to the Western ones, and aiming at fostering all-round developed students, the Kaiwen Academy harvested a wave of major awards in academic, sports and art fields over the past winter vocation.
Of all qualities, academic performance is the top priority
This is a nearly three-month battle. Since the Kaiwen Academy decided to send teamsters compete in the China stop event of the USAP, we have been prepared to take it as a superb opportunity of test our students’ capabilities of applying cross-disciplinary knowledge and how well they have mastered the universal basic knowledge.
To prepare for the event, five Chinese and foreign teachers from the junior high school department worked together to tutor students after classes.
As said by the director of the program Jeff Boggan, “We have witnessed the progressive growth of students in terms of academic performance and social skills since the teams were established. As their teacher, I am touched by the sense of teamwork they exhibited.”
On February 14, 2019, an occasion for romance, two delegates of junior high school from the Kaiwen competed against more than 130 delegates from 53 schools in Baidi City. Against more than 1,200 rivals, Angel Li claimed the golden medal for math, and the silver medal for science. Ethan Li was the golden medalist in the speech contest.
The representative teams of the sixth grade ranked the seventh and ninth in total scores.
The future is as broad as the snow line and you are the incarnation of freedom
If every student in Kaiwen is cultivating a special talent besides their academic education, sports are one of the most dazzling parts.
Kaiwen has been paying high attention to P.E. education, not only for students’ sound physical health, but more importantly for them to better foster the senses of following rules and challenging their limits. They are expected to learn that they can win and lose a game with dignity.
On February 24, the seventeen ISSCC wrapped up. As an up-and-coming team in snow and ice sports, Kaiwen delegation comprised of three skaters from Kaiwen in Haidian districts and another one from the Chaoyang District campus, competed in the tournament.
The delegation claimed the group golden medal for senior students. Levi Liu from the Haidian campus harvested one golden and one silver medal. His schoolmates James Yuan and Chris Han claimed one silver medal respectively. Michael Will from the Chaoyang campus won one golden, one silver and one bronze medal.
Through persistent hardworking, the skaters finally made it on the course and learnt what resilience and dedication really mean. Diligent practice upon practice finally gives them transient freedom of rising over the sky.
Music is a talent, but more about self-cultivation
On January 28 to 30, the final game of the second international youth music talent program, co-organized by Beijing International Education Exchange Center and China Record Group Co., Ltd. came to a successful conclusion in the Haidian district of the Kaiwen Academy. Composers of elementary and high school students nationwide contested in piano, violin and vocal music among others.
A total of 17 students from the Haidian campus of Kaiwen claimed the first, second and third prizes, showcasing the ethos as hosts.
We, the Haidian campus of Kaiwen, have unique strengths in music education. We have an independent art center and world-class facilities, experienced Chinese and foreign teachers and top art troupes from home and abroad, which all provide superb platforms for students’ development.
As the U.S. renowned Westminster Choir noted when conducting exchanging performance at Kaiwen last October, music crosses border in communication, and behind the melodies is the same pure soul.