PAL Workshops


BCIS holds regular workshops known as Parents as Learners (PAL) Workshops on topics of general interest to parents. The sessions are led either by BCIS faculty members or guest experts.

Please note that PAL workshops are only open to BCIS parents (unless stated otherwise).


Upcoming PAL Workshops:


Introduction to the PYP

Presenters: Chantelle Parsons and Alicia Brena Nuno

Date: Friday, 2 April

Time: 08:45 – 10:00am

Open To: ECC and ES Parents

Venue: ECC 4th Floor

Description: This workshop is for parents who are new to BCIS and wanting to learn more about the curriculum in the ECC and the ES. We will go through the essential elements of the IB PYP; this is the language and concepts that your children are also learning and for many will already be very familiar with. We will also dive into what inquiry looks like in different grade levels including from play-based learning to exhibition in grade 5. Finally we will look at some ways you can support your children at home, thinking about questions such as:

  • How can learning be inquiry-based at home?
  • How can students and parents connect learning in school to what is happening at home?


PYP Workshop: Going Further

Presenters: Chantelle Parsons and Alicia Brena Nuno

Date: Friday, 7 May

Time: 08:45 – 10:00am

Open To: ECC and ES Parents

Venue: ES Atrium

Description: This workshop is for parents who already know the basics of the PYP and are wanting to know a little more. We will frame the session around inquiry-based learning, looking more in depth into the BCIS curriculum, going further with our understanding of the IB and thinking about how parents can be involved with their child’s learning. We will use some of the questions below to guide the workshop:

  • How can parents support their child in their learning?
  • How can parents collaborate with the school to support learning?


To register for PAL workshops, please contact your child’s school division secretary:

Early Childhood Center

Lynette Liu

Lynette.Liu@bcis.cn

Elementary School

Jade Zhou

Jade.Zhou@bcis.cn

Secondary School

Mary Wu

Mary.Wu@bcis.cn