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The BIBS Haidian Academy is a new international Bilingual school located in the Haidian district of Beijing which opened in October 2019. The Haidian Academy is a K-12 school of the Beanstalk Education Group (BEG) family of schools.
Founded in 1998 by Ms. Kathy Shi, BEG is regarded as one of the leading international bilingual education pioneers in China. BEG schools are known as “Chinese schools with a truly international vision". BEG now has 20 campuses across China helping prepare students for their future, including kindergartens and K-12 schools with accreditation from internationally acknowledged authorities including the International Baccalaureate® (IB) and the Western Association of Schools and colleges (WASC). If you would like learn more please visit our website.
The BIBS Haidian Academy is a member of the Beanstalk International Education Group and shares the Mission and Vision of all BIBS campuses.
Mission: Beanstalk seeks to empower its learners to become bilingual, multi-cultural and global-minded citizens who are equipped with the knowledge and integrity to function successfully, responsibly and effectively in an ever-evolving global environment.
Motto: Opening Minds, Opening Doors. Our motto represents the opportunities that come from having an exciting and engaging education, an education that prepares students for the future.
Love, Care, Support. This simple motto captures the heart of our culture. We are a community school and we are passionate about providing a safe place where children can grow and reach their potential.
At the BIBS Haidian Academy we also have 5 core values
Respect; Excellence; Service; Accountability; Empathy
These values are designed to provide our students with a strength of character that will help them to be good people above all else. We believe that one of the greatest gifts we can provide to our community is in our partnership with parents to see our core values modelled and passed on to our students.
These values apply not just to our students, but to all members of our community and make up the expectations of how we interact with others and the world around us.
The campus covers an area of over 600 Mu (1 Mu=666 square meters) and sits adjoining the Western Hill which is conveniently close to the line six Liaogongzhuang subway station. Designed for over 1,000 students the spacious campus will include state of the art indoor gymnasium, theatre and performing arts centre, innovative STEAM centre and a range of purpose-built facilities.
Head of School
Experienced leadership is in place with Caleb Archer as the Founding Head of School. Caleb was the founding Middle and High School principal of the BIBS K-12 Shunyi campus where he is currently the Deputy Head of School. He has worked in Beijing for the past five years, along with his wife and three young children. Other leadership positions are currently being recruited for, including IB Coordinator and elementary leadership roles.
April Tang is the Administrative Principal for Haidian Academy. After completing her Masters in Human Resource Management in Singapore, she has spent the last seven years in international education. April first joined BIBS in 2014 after returning to Beijing, since then she has been a Human Resources Manager, Operations Manager and Executive Assistant.
Primary School Principal
Tony Moniz joined the team in September 2019. Tony is a Canadian educator who has spent the past 14 years as a Principal or Head of School in international schools around the world. Tony has extensive IB experience and has been a PYP coordinator for the past eight years. Tony is already familiar with China and has worked in both Wuxi and Beiijng before as well as being a board member for ACAMIS (Association of Chinese and Mongolian International Schools). Tony will return to Beijing with his wife Deanna who has experience as a homeroom teacher and librarian.
Elementary School Chinese Principal
Christina Xia has over 20 years’ experience in Education. She began her career as a teacher but because of her passion and positive contribution to Education, she was appointed into senior leadership. Over her career she has accomplished a number of notable achievements, including being a lecturer on the China Central Education Channel and being recognized as one of the top ten outstanding educators in Chaoyang district.
She was also appointed into leadership at the Beijing Normal University Education Group where she trained many excellent teachers from all around the country.
Christina has a passion for holistic education and involving parents in their child’s learning journey. As a parent herself, she believes that a program which integrates language, culture and content, both Chinese and Western, provides an excellent platform for the future.
Middle School/High School Chinese Principal
Jason Zhu graduated from Beijing Normal University and the University of International Relations, with a Masters in Engineering. His journey within International Education began in 2010, where he was part of the founding team of RDFZ’s (High School Affiliated to Renmin University) AP (Advanced Placement) program. He became the founding director of RDFZ XS AP Centre. These roles equipped him with both teaching and management experience in an international curriculum. He is a strong communicator who maintains good relationships with teachers and parents. He believes that all students are capable of achieving their goals, with educators who support and motivate them.
Middle School/High School Chinese principal
Claire Liu has a Master of Education from the University of Edinburgh. After graduating in 2011, she first worked at a private school, then at a public school. She has 8 years’ experience in international education. In 2013 she joined the Beijing Bayi School’s International Department as a co-founder and as the director, she was responsible for future development strategy, curriculum design, college counselling and student management. She believes that a great school should be responsible for each student and create the platform for both individualized study and holistic development. Love in education is the magic to change a student’s life.
Charmaine Bernadette Julie （香美）
Middle School/High School Assistant Principal
Charmaine Julie qualified as a teacher in 1988 and is certified with the South African Council of Educators. While teaching she continued her studies and graduated with Bachelors in Public Administration (BPA Hons). She has 32 years’ experience, both as a teacher and in various managerial roles within the administration. She was born in South Africa but loves travelling and is globally minded. Her philosophy is that a
teacher’s work is never done and the satisfaction of seeing growth and success of a student is the most rewarding experience ever.
Ms. Marina Chen, Principal of the BIBS Haidian Academy Early Years Centre was one of the founding staff at the BIBS Shunyi Campus and has 12 years’ experience in international education. During her last five years with the Beanstalk International Education Group, Marina has successfully held the roles of Principal at BIK Shunyi and Wanda CBD campuses. As an educator Marina believes in teaching how to fish rather than giving a fish.
The BIBS Haidian Academy is seeking passionate, student-centred, caring educators who are excited about joining a start-up school and have a positive approach to collaborative problem solving.
Our approach to education is based on: A shared vision for learning, strong values, consistent leadership, future focused programmes, community engagement and a healthy natural environment.
Professional educators who have experience with initiating action, working hard and caring for those around them are welcomed. There is an expectation that all Haidian Academy staff will have a commitment to the BIBS motto of “Love, Care and Support” and enjoy serving others and their community.
There are certain realities that come with working as part of a start-up team in China, and we want educators who are team players, open to collaboration and interested in working in a diverse inclusive environment. Team members must be balanced in their approach to work and understand the need for flexibility, adaptability and a sense of humour.
Being interested in Chinese language and culture is essential; as guests in China there is so much to learn and experience. In addition, we support staff to learn Mandarin to enhance their engagement with our community.
BIBS Haidian Academy will have a full Early Years Centre, Elementary School and Secondary (Middle and High) School.
Our beautiful modern campus will have a purpose designed Early Years Centre (EYC) catering for ages 2-6 years. An attached Elementary school and a separate Middle and High School building.
Across all sections students will use the Chinese National Curriculum and Common Core standards.
EYC students will start with a Pre-ePYP year then enter into the ePYP program from age 3 years. ePYP is the enhanced Primary Years Program from the IB, and we will be applying for candidacy status in 2020.
Elementary School (ES) students in G1-5 will also be part of the ePYP, going through the well established IB Primary Years Program which culminates in an exhibition and celebration of learning before students join the Middle Years Program (MYP). ES students will also get to participate in a wide variety of trips and events that will support the curriculum.
Middle and High School students will join the IB Middle Years Program from G6 and enjoy taking part in service learning and outdoor camps that will compliment their curriculum studies with leadership experiences. Students in High School will have the choice to pursue graduating with an IB Diploma, or with a certified Advanced Placement (AP) transcript.