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Saying Good-bye To Uniform at Key Stage Three

Last month I shared the news with parents that as of August 2019, Key Stage Three students (Years 7, 8 and 9) will no longer wear school uniform. The decision to move away from our uniform followed a three month review process. Beliefs about school uniform and its place in our school are hugely varied, Read more about Saying Good-bye To Uniform at Key Stage Three[…]

ESCPA: International Food Festival

On Tuesday this week we celebrated the ESC International Food Festival at secondary campus. I believe this year was a record-breaker and 89 volunteers representing 25 different countries. For the parents, the day passes in a blur of preparing food, transportation arrangements, setting up, forgetting key ingredients, and then serving hungry but enthusiastic children, teachers, Read more about ESCPA: International Food Festival[…]

H1 Artists Declare “I Am Here”.

H1 Art students have worked thoughtfully on a mini project titled I AM HERE.  Here is the project’s “statement of intent”: I AM HERE Starting point – Yangmingshan mountain, Taipei European School, 31 Jianye Road, Taipei City, 111. TAIWAN. X As life speeds up, and the culture of immediacy threatens, it feels even more important Read more about H1 Artists Declare “I Am Here”.[…]

TES – TISSA X Country Champions

It was another great weekend of sport with the TES Titans excelling in the TISSA Cross Country Championships. It was great watching Primary and Secondary students combining to win the TISSA X Country Team Trophy. A big thank you goes to the team coach Stephanie Gaudin. All the results are as follows: Daphne –  1st Read more about TES – TISSA X Country Champions[…]

Eowyn Crisfield: The Importance of Reading

This week saw the return of Eowyn Crisfield to the British Secondary and High School. She has delivered training sessions for all of our teachers to support their planning for next year, with a particular focus on the importance of reading to enhance academic language development. Reading often and widely – in both English and the home Read more about Eowyn Crisfield: The Importance of Reading[…]

Fantastic Under 13 FOBISIA In Phuket!

It’s been an amazing week for the TES Under 13 FOBISIA Team. Members of the team have finished with an abundance of individual event medals while contributing to many great team performances. Arguably, it is the most successful Under 13 FOBISIA Games to date for TES. Highlights were, 2nd in Boys Football, 3rd in Boys Read more about Fantastic Under 13 FOBISIA In Phuket![…]

Australian Author Richard Fidler Visits the BSHS

On Monday the 18th of March students in H3 heard guest Speaker Richard Fidler discuss the topic of “Curiosity”. Richard Fidler has had a high-profile and varied career within the entertainment and literary fields. He created several TV series in Australia and the UK. He hosted the documentary TV series Race Around the World, and several Read more about Australian Author Richard Fidler Visits the BSHS[…]

Coffee and Creativity At H2 & H3 Art Exhibition

On Saturday, the Art Department held a coffee morning for the family and friends of the H2 and H3 artists! The MPR was turned into an exhibition space and the students came into school early to display their works of art, supervised by Ms Long and Mr Young. This was a wonderful event and everyone Read more about Coffee and Creativity At H2 & H3 Art Exhibition[…]

Key Stage Three Student Achievement Acknowledged

This week, students in Years 7, 8 and 9 were publicly presented with achievement certificates based on their results from the most recent set of Academic Reports. During Group Registration Assemblies, students were called to the front of their year group and presented with a certificate marking their accomplishments. Based on their performance, students in Read more about Key Stage Three Student Achievement Acknowledged[…]

ESCPA Attend Dr Leroy Chiao Evening Presentation

Ms Sunny Foehr, Chair of the European Secondary Campus Parents Association (ESCPA) attended the British Secondary and High School’s STEAM Week evening talk with Dr Leroy Chiao. Dr Chiao is a NASA Astronaut who was Commander of one of NASA’s orbital missions in the International Space Station. Please read below to read Ms Foehr’s experience Read more about ESCPA Attend Dr Leroy Chiao Evening Presentation[…]

Art Meets Mathematics and Science in The Atrium

The Science, Art and Mathematics Departments have collaborated to design and install an interactive iron filing drawing at TES for STEAM Week which has been great fun.  Each day has been captured on film by a suspended camera and converted in to an exciting time-lapse showing the creativity and curiosity that the piece has inspired.  Read more about Art Meets Mathematics and Science in The Atrium[…]

Dr. Leroy Chiao Meets our Amazing IB Students

The IB students were the first group of students to hear Dr. Leroy Chiao speak and they give him a superb welcome to the British Secondary and High School by showing genuine interest and asking thoughtful and inspired questions. As well as being the first Chinese-heritage professional astronaut, Dr. Chiao is also a brilliant motivational Read more about Dr. Leroy Chiao Meets our Amazing IB Students[…]

Sacred Geometry: Guest Speaker, Jason Lu is Golden!

On Wednesday afternoon, the Taiwanese artist and product designer, Jason Lu, gave a talk for Year 9 about “Sacred Geometry“. Here is an account from Ryan, a Year 9 student, about this experience:  I was so fascinated by Jason’s talk that I just had to write this blog post! The talk was about how geometry Read more about Sacred Geometry: Guest Speaker, Jason Lu is Golden![…]

Roving Towards Discovery in STEAM Week

All of our H1-H4 students use T-inspire Calculators in their Mathematics lessons, but last year the Mathematics Dept invested in some STEAM technology: The Rovers. These are small sensor-based vehicles which are controlled by the calculators through block-based coding language. These have been seen in a number of locations around school this STEAM week ranging from doing Read more about Roving Towards Discovery in STEAM Week[…]

Sharn Ward Inspires The Next Generation of Girls in STEAM

BSHS STEAM Week got off to an inspiring start on Monday morning with a talk from Sharn Ward, who is Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital. Sharn spoke to all of the girls in Year 9 and H1 about her engineering background and her work in Taiwan with the development of offshore wind farms. She spoke about the highlights Read more about Sharn Ward Inspires The Next Generation of Girls in STEAM[…]

Shannon On Point in Amman

H2 student, Shannon recently represented “Chinese Taipei” in Amman, Jordan in the Asian Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships. Here are some of her thoughts regarding her experience:   What makes me passionate about this sport is how difficult it is, so I am always pushing myself to become better at it. Fencing is a sport that requires Read more about Shannon On Point in Amman[…]

Discovering Chinese Treasures in CLC Lessons

The Chinese Language and Culture Department have been running activities that align with the STEAM Week theme of “Discovery“. All Key Stage Three students have fully enjoyed participating in “Chinese Treasure Discovery” this week. Students were split between classes in each year level so that they could work with a variety of their peers. Student Read more about Discovering Chinese Treasures in CLC Lessons[…]