- About us
- Principal's Message
- our campus
- founding team profile
- our mission
- our learner profile
- our community
- contact us
Our new addition to the Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) family, the Weihai campus, in Nanhai is situated on the Gold Coast in Shandong Province, China. Its location is ideal for a number of significant reasons; it is placed within travelling distance from Wendeng, Shidao, Weihai, Yantai, and Qingdao, it is part of the Agile’s Champion Town project which incorporates a sports town and Olympic stadium, it is next to the coast line and is surrounded by forest parks and scenic walkways. This ideal location provides for an adventurous, authentic and holistic learning environment for our students.
As the very proud Founding Principal of the Beanstalk International Education Group’s (BIEG) newest Beanstalk International Bilingual School (BIBS) campus in Nanhai, Weihai, Shandong province, China, I look forward to working with all the school’s stakeholders in the coming years to provide the very best learning experiences for the whole school community. BIBS has a well-respected history of providing exceptional bilingual educational experiences and opportunities for all its young students since 1998. Thus, I warmly welcome you to join our new school community and participate in our journey towards becoming one of the best Chinese international bilingual schools in Shandong Province, China.
Our school will aim to create a supportive and inclusive environment where all our students are encouraged to explore their potential and achieve their personal best in all aspects of their school life. Students will be challenged and engaged through authentic bilingual and bicultural learning opportunities that will inspire them to develop their creativity, confidence and resilience to become independent, responsible and principled life-long learners.
At BIBS Weihai we will value our relationships and connections with others. We will encourage our students to develop respectful relationships with their peers, teachers and the wider school community. We will instill in them a keen social conscience and the capacity to make principled decisions. We will work hard to develop and maintain mutually respectful and beneficial partnerships and connections with all our school’s stakeholders. We are very proud of the achievements of our fellow BIBS campuses and we will aim to emulate these at BIBS Weihai so that we become the first choice for all of the families within our global community.
Our students will graduate from BIBS Weihai with the skills, mind sets and qualities that will equip them for success in their chosen universities or vocations in life and the global challenges that they will encounter in the future. They will also be intelligent, resilient, creative, imaginative, disciplined, dedicated to life-long learning, respectful and ethical. BIBS Weihai students will be the future leaders and role models of our global society.
The Weihai campus facilities include; a swimming pool, ping-pong, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a running track, football and rugby pitches, STEAM classrooms, libraries, canteens, study rooms, dance studios, a learning kitchen, and others. There is also a fourteen-floor dormitory with beds. 240 dormitories with 494 beds.
John Nairn comes from a small town called Dunfermline in Scotland, which is one of the four countries that constitute the United Kingdom. John has spent twenty-five years in international schools in Europe and Asia with the last eleven years being here in China with IB schools in Shanghai, Chengdu, Zhuhai and Beijing. During that time John has participated in three verification/authorization journeys and an evaluation visit by the IBO, as well as an accreditation visit by WASC. As well as fulfilling his duties and responsibilities as the BIBS (Shunyi Campus) ES Principal and PYP Coordinator he also completed his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Management with Nottingham University in the UK. Now, he is excited to be here in Nanhai, Weihai, Shandong Province to be part of our new school’s journey towards becoming not only a leading Chinese international bilingual school but also an IB World School.
Head of School
Paul has more than 23 years of teaching and school management experience. He was a science and physics teacher at Roskill Grammar School in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1999. Paul moved to Hong Kong, China, where he worked for 18 years at the International Christian School. He taught Science, Physics, Instrumental Music, and Technical Theatre. Followed by ten years as an assistant principal, where he focused on school management, campus safety, facility management, coordinating school events, managing the school theatre, and ASCI and WASC school accreditation. Paul came to Suqian, China in 2018 to the Peking University Experimental School in Suqian as the inaugural Head of School for the International Division.
In Hong Kong, China, he received many accolades from the school community for his production management and his light and stage designs for the school theatre program. As a photographer, he has had his photos published in books, yearbooks, websites, and the South China Morning Post.
Paul Wilson has a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a master’s degree in Electronics from the University of Otago. He has a diploma in teaching secondary from the University of Auckland. Paul is also a New Zealand registered teacher and a Hong Kong-registered teacher. Currently, he is studying for his Doctor in Education in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University in the USA.
M. Ed. 20 years of experience in international education, 14 years teaching in US and UK middle schools. Profound understanding on A-level, AP and IB. Academic papers published in national level academic journals. Used to be international school principals in Dalian and Shandong. Experienced in curriculum structuring and faculty trainings.
MS Curriculum Coordinator/MSHS Teacher
Natasha got Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) from National University of Singapore and Postgraduate Diploma in Education in National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological UniversityNatasha Used to be a senior Chinese Language teacher in Singapore government schools with 15 years of teaching experience and has rich experience in teaching Chinese Language as a second language overseas. She has long been responsible for the management of various teaching activities related to the school’s Chinese Language Department, curriculum planning, teachers training, etc. She has years of experience for various exchange and immersion programmes between Singapore secondary schools and their twinning schools in China. Natasha has been the main teacher in charge of various co-curriculum activities in the school such as Chinese orchestra, dance club, robotics, rugby, hockey and uniform groups.
Dr LI Siben
Maths Teacher/HS Curriculum Coordinator
I was born and raised in China until the age of 13. Having experienced traditional Chinese culture and education, when I arrived in the UK I quickly transitioned and adapted into the UK school environment. I completed my GCSE and A-levels before embarking on a life-changing and rewarding Higher Educational journey amongst top ranking universities in the world. I received a 1st class honours degree in BSc Mathematics, Accounting and Financial Management from Loughborough University. Subsequently acquiring full scholarship for a Master’s study at the University of St. Andrews, before going on to complete a 4-year PhD programme at the University of Edinburgh.
After graduation, I devoted myself to grass root education by becoming a high school maths teacher, helping and inspiring young children to excel and reach for their full potential. From a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary background, I believe my unique experience and strong academic track records in both China and the UK, can be extremely useful to inspire the next generation of young scholars and make a real impact to prepare them for the life-long journey ahead in the real world.
Jason graduated from Central Radio and TV University and Northeast University of Finance and Economics with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, an Economist (Intermediate) Certificate and a computer (Intermediate) Certificate.
Jason has more than ten years of investment and financing experience in the financial industry, has strong experience in market development and negotiation; has accurate research and judgment ability; advocate harmonious interpersonal relationship; He has a positive outlook on life; with the government, banks and other relevant financial institutions have a good communication and stable foundation, a wide range of contacts. He has successively won the honorary titles of "advanced worker", "marketing hero", "excellent management cadre", "excellent branch of risk management and control", "excellent sales collective", "advanced individual in marketing", "five-star company with excellent performance", "top ten companies", "honorary individual in attracting investment", "outsourced excellent team" and so on.
Primary School Bilingual Teacher
I Graduated from NTU (Nanyang Technological University in Singapore). Majoring in teaching Chinese languages. I have a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well. I love working with students in this field, I’m someone who’s really passionate about languages. Offer 9 years of experiences for teaching primary students’ Chinese language in Singapore. Teaching can offer me a sense of achievement when I see my student improving. I’ll try my best to help students when they need help.
I am an English teacher with several years classroom teaching experience in China dating back to 2002, as well as delivering online English classes. I also have many years’ experience of working within an educational setting in the UK where I worked as an admissions officer for the local authority and in the library service where I would be responsible for preparing and delivering courses for adults. For several years I was employed in the construction industry where one of many duties would be to provide training for employees, normally with regards to Health and Safety and procedural practices.
Teaching is a very rewarding profession and I relish the challenge of assisting young people learn, grow and achieve their full potential, both in an academic sense and a pastoral one.
I received my bachelor's degree in Modern History and Politics and also have obtained a Masters in Quantity Surveying. I am a certified TESOL teacher and would relish the opportunity to gain an iPGCE qualification over the next few years.
Merle V. Elarmo
EAL Teacher/ Marketing & Admissions
Merle is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Commerce major in Marketing Management from University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines. She is knowledgeable in marketing management, media, digital media, digital marketing, and international education. She also has many years of experience working with a diverse workforce. Her formal training in Human Resources Management as her field of studies in postgraduate, was put into use when she worked with people from different countries through her studies of cultural diversity in the workplace.
Merle loves to work with students from elementary to adult students. She enjoys teaching ESL, EFL, EAP, EAL with focus on reading, speaking, writing and listening. Her previous employments allowed her to teach business English and presentation when she was a lecturer at a university in China. She is analytical, creative, well organized and sociable. She loves to travel and has lived an ex-pat life for several years. She thrives well in highly diversified and dynamic working environments but also appreciates a peaceful working atmosphere. By wisely managing her time and taking a pragmatic approach to the tasks ahead, she copes well with a rigorous working environment.
Goran Jankovic comes from Serbia. He is a Professor of Physical Education with a Master’s degree from the University of Sport and Physical Education in Nis, Serbia. Also, he is a licensed basketball and fitness coach. He has been in China for 4 years working as a basketball coach and PE teacher for Ningbo University of Science and Technology. In Serbia he worked as a PE teacher in primary school, so he has experience with all age groups.
Nola is Bachelor of Visual Communication, Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts Public Art with 15 years of solid art foundation.
She once taught at art training School, responsible for creative art and worked as a graphic designer in the official flagship store, responsible for the shop page design. She also operates art education accounts on popular mainstream self-media platforms and has senior self-media experience.
Music can cultivate students' interest, rich emotions, and I will cultivate my students to master the basic knowledge and skills of music, improve students' music culture accomplishment.
I am a professional English teacher and I have been teaching for over 12 years. I worked in libraries in the UK and delivered educational sessions to learners of all ages. I have been teaching English as a foreign teacher both online and in classrooms in China for over two years. I have a true passion for teaching. Helping each student progress in their academic, social and emotional development is an honored challenge. I strive to create an inspiring, engaging and positive learning environment. I believe that education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
I received my bachelor's degree in Library and Information management with first class honors from Glyndwr University in the UK. I am also studying a Masters in Education with the University of Derby. I am a certified TESOL teacher and I am planning to gain aniPGCE within a year or two. I believe lifelong learning is not only a commitment but also an enjoyment.
Li Chao was a music teacher in primary school and has rich experience in kindergarten teaching and has been an electronic piano teacher for a long time.
Carol was graduated from Harbin Normal University. She has a Certificate for high school English teacher and an Enterprise human resources administrator (class II).Carol always encourages and engages students during her 10-years teaching period. As a teacher she can cater for all abilities, though it is hard to individualize children’s learning. She believes every child is a diamond who needs us to identify with them and they are millions of wildflowers that color our valleys.
We will have a bilingual curriculum. At the core of our curriculum will be the Chinese National Curriculum for Chinese Language, Math, Science and Social Studies. Our additional in-class curriculums will adopt the best practices from overseas scopes and sequences. They will be supported by English as an Additional Language (EAL) teachers to provide assistance for those students who might be struggling with their in-class activities. Likewise, there will be Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) teachers to support those students whose first language is not Chinese. Additionally, our K-12 curriculum will include art and crafts, music, dance and theatre, PSPE, library, STEM, robotics, computer programming and other engaging and exciting learning experiences.
With so many superb facilities there will an abundance of extra-curricular activities such as sports teams, creative arts clubs, academic enhancement clubs and others. The culmination of these learning opportunities should assist us in providing a holistic learning environment for our students.
At BIBS Weihai we aim to develop a K-12 school where love, caring and support flourish and the best practices from Asia are blended with the best practices from the West.
Therefore, our goal is the attainment of a fully integrated K-12 curriculum. Hence our desire to become an accredited IB world school authorized to offer their Early Years Programme (EYP), Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). These International Baccalaureate (IB) frameworks provide us with a number of opportunities for integrating our learning experiences through the use appropriately themed units of inquiry in the PYP and the PYP Exhibition. In the MYP they complete a community project and a personal project, and in the DP they study Theory of Knowledge, Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) and complete an Extended Essay. Similarly, they provide opportunities for our students to demonstrate their ability to use their attained academic knowledge in a practical real-life setting.
Our motto is Love, Care and Support. Thus, the creation of a school culture that embodies our motto is very important. To achieve this, we promote ten school wide learner outcomes;
- We will know if students are Communicators if:
- Students communicate bilingually in social and academic situations
- They have the ability to collaborate and work together in an interdependent world
- Understand and express ideas with confidence and creativity
- We will know if students are Caring if:
-They are empathetic by showing concern for others
-They are treating others with respect and tolerance
-Engage responsible in action and service to improve conditions both locally and globally
- We will know if students are Knowledgeable if:
-They can explain and demonstrate using their own words what has been taught
-They can apply concepts and skills across all subject areas and disciplines
-They can demonstrate awareness and understanding of global and local perspectives
- We will know if students are Inquirers if:
-Students show curiosity and are developing their own critical questioning skills
-Students show enthusiasm and interest in learning
-Students use the inquiry cycle to take responsible and thoughtful action
- We will know if students are Reflective if:
-They ask questions and make change based on experience
-They can use feedback to improve upon future planning
-Identify areas for improvement and set relevant goals for improvement
- We will know if students are Open Minded if:
-They share their own ideas and understand other points of view, cultures and languages
-They can build relationships within a multicultural environment
-They can see actions from multiple perspectives and value diversity
- We will know if students are Risk Takers if:
-They willingly try new and challenging things
-Try different ways and approaches
-Are accepting of mistakes and are willing to move forward
- We will know if students are Balanced if:
-Show commitment and enthusiasm towards diverse learning experiences
-Learn from others to develop themselves to be global citizens
-Be able to reflect and set academic goals
- We will know if students are Thinkers if:
-Students able to explain their thoughts through different mediums
-Use concepts, knowledge, skills and languages to interact with global issues
-Use the knowledge they have in a variety of real-life situations
- We will know if students are Principled if:
-They consistently follow class and school essential agreements
-Take responsibility for their own actions and accept consequences
-Demonstrate integrity at all times
To create a truly international bilingual experience for our students it is important that we establish an international community of learners. To this end, there will be students, teachers, non-academic staff, leadership and parents from around the globe within our school community. All members of our school community are encouraged to participate in the life of the school by sharing their knowledge and experiences with each other for the betterment of all our school’s stakeholders.
Student, teacher and parent representatives, which we refer to as our ‘golden triangle’ will communicate with each other and the school’s leadership on a regular basis as we strive to create a learning environment that meets the needs of our whole school community.
If you would like to know more about our curriculum or school community, please do not hesitate to contact us at：
Agile Weihai Campion Sports Town, NanHai New District, Weihai City, Shandong Province