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Over the past two weeks, grades 4 to 12 students took their learning outdoors as they set out on their annual camping trips. Grades 4, 5, 6 and 9 were away at Baihe, grade 7 went to Shimen Shan Mountains, and grade 8 to Sun Valley.
Derived from the Greek word philosophia, philosophy, meaning the love of wisdom, is the study of knowledge. Typically, philosophical questions are foundational and abstract in nature. So what are the benefits of maintaining a philosophical mind? According to Zhou Guoping, philosophy helps you adopt independent and critical thinking.
How do you prepare for the demands of a Kilimanjaro climb, Africa's highest peak? Increasing your fitness and endurance, training at altitude, and breaking in new equipment are essential. Add packing proper nutrition, appropriate trekking gear for fluctuating temperatures and weather patterns, and emergency and rescue tools, and off you go well equipped.
"Please allow yourself to be led into this community with your minds and your hearts open. Open to wondrous intellectual adventures, to fulfilling emotional growth, and to outcomes beyond your dreams. There is always so much more in each one of us than we think, and we must remain open-spirited in order to realize our dreams," remarked Head of School Malcolm McKenzie.
Understanding how our ever-changing and interconnected world works helps us function effectively and act responsibly. It helps us explore where we came from, how we live today, and where we may find ourselves tomorrow. It helps us understand the intricate and interrelated systems of our changing planet.
Stunned by its sound and presence, and with his mother's encouraging support, David Beare started playing the cello at the age of eight. He credits the study of music for his ensuing deep appreciation for the performing arts, with the cello playing a prominent role throughout his high school and college education, and beyond.
A renowned music educator named Emile Jacques-Dalcroze once walked in to a classroom in a poor section of Mainz, Germany. The students were young, unskilled, and initially wary of Dalcroze, a strange fellow from Switzerland who did not speak their German language.
"As an expat and relatively new in China, I find Chinese history and culture fascinating," began grade 10 student Heather Hines, as she explained her reasons for choosing the transformations of the Great Wall through the eras of ancient China as her Capstone project.
In an end-of-year art exhibition titled 'Colorful,' the works of foundation year to grade 5 have been on display from 22 May. Ink painting, tie-dye, traditional Chinese painting, 3D art, paper cutting, self-portrait and more are the various skills our primary school students have examined and honed.
"I won't grow up! I won't grow up!" sang a line up of students in Act II of Keystone's first Spring Theatre Festival. This Peter Pan number was among the track of songs in the musical revue called 'Become'.

The Keystone Magazine

School Events

    • Monday - December 11, 2017 Keystone Education Salon Series: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik at Keystone - the child prodigy who changed the world 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMMulti-purpose Hall
    • Thursday - November 30, 2017 Keystone Education Salon Series: Xi Chuan and An Zhaoning - A Dialogue with a Young Poet 6:30 PM to 8:00 PMMulti-purpose Hall
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