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Mental Health Campaigner Natasha Devon Interviewed by TES Students

For five days in September we talked a lot about our mental health. While not the first time we’d opened these conversations (visitor Dick Moore got us started last year), it was the longest stretch of focused learning and discussion we’ve ever had. The experience was eye opening for many. We were fortunate to have Read more about Mental Health Campaigner Natasha Devon Interviewed by TES Students[…]

STEAM Week 2020: Off the Grid

After the digital learning days, we are all raring to go for this year’s STEAM Week (9th – 13th March)! The theme is Off the Grid and teachers have been working hard to plan a range of super fun practical lessons! Here is just a taster of the some of the really exciting learning that Read more about STEAM Week 2020: Off the Grid[…]

Digital Learning in Mathematics During School Closure

Students in Mathematics have been continuing their learning with a range of digital learning activities. There is much digital learning that already goes alongside conventional learning in Mathematics. Teachers make lessons come alive with interactive voting using resources such as Kahoot which gets very positive feedback from students. The Mathematics department makes full use of Read more about Digital Learning in Mathematics During School Closure[…]

H1 Mathematical Fractals

This week our H1 students submitted their kinaesthetic demonstrations of their online learning in Mathematics. As part of consolidating their work across a number of topics including surds, trigonometry, iterations, matrices, transformations, and fractals, students created the following artistic creations. The task required students to explain the mathematical concepts that supported the creation of these pieces. Read more about H1 Mathematical Fractals[…]

Red Cabbage Indicator Experiments For Year 7 Science

This week, Year 7 students carried on with practical work despite the school closure. They used red cabbage to produce an indicator solution. The colour that the solution turns depends on whether the substance is an acid or an alkali. Acids like lemon juice turn red whereas alkalis like baking soda turn blue. Neutral substances like water remain purple. We Read more about Red Cabbage Indicator Experiments For Year 7 Science[…]

Students and Teachers Embrace Online Learning

For the past two weeks out teachers have been utilising a variety of online tools to engage students with online lessons and tasks. Using Google Classroom as a platform, during timetabled lessons, our teachers have been conducting online quizzes, creating instructional videos, and holding tutorial-style interactive lessons. Feedback from students has been that they enjoy Read more about Students and Teachers Embrace Online Learning[…]

Screen Time and Wellbeing When Learning Online

The current school closure brings a new schooling experience to students, teachers and parents. Feedback that we have had from all parties has been very positive as we all adapt to this new environment. Some parents have raised concerns over “screen time”. This is something we have given a lot of thought to in the Read more about Screen Time and Wellbeing When Learning Online[…]

Digital Learning at Home – A Student Reflection

These last two weeks have been quite an experience for me, as I had online classes through Google Classroom, Zoom and other platforms. This is relatively new to me, but once I got into it and followed my usual school timetable, it became very straightforward and fairly easy to follow the assignments for each day. Read more about Digital Learning at Home – A Student Reflection[…]

H3 Extended Essay Online Workshop

The H3 ITGS students had a workshop this afternoon on refining their research questions and starting their Extended Essay research, ably assisted by Tzy (H4). Tzy wrote a superb Extended Essay this year on political censorship of social media platforms in her native Venezuela, reading widely about telecommunications and how censorship happens, as well as the social Read more about H3 Extended Essay Online Workshop[…]

House Competition of Digital Learning at Home

During the school closure all of our students have been completing their learning tasks via the Google Classroom platform. Students have enthusiastically submitted “selfies” of their work and workspaces as part of an ongoing House competition. Entries have been rolling in: Watch the blog for updates on the great student submissions of their digital learning Read more about House Competition of Digital Learning at Home[…]

Year 8 Science Experiments at Home

Year 8 Science students have been set some practical activities to complete at home as part of their online learning about light and sound. Students have been asked to complete tasks that demonstrate the practical application of the theoretical learning that they have been doing online. A requirement of the tasks is that students post Read more about Year 8 Science Experiments at Home[…]

Key Stage 3 Students Participate in Robotics Competition

A group of students in the Robotics CCA Club travelled to Kaohsiung to take part in the First Lego League competition. After taking the early High Speed Train, we arrived in Kaohsiung’s National Museum for Science and Technology. There were over 50 teams taking part in the competition from all over Taiwan. The robot they Read more about Key Stage 3 Students Participate in Robotics Competition[…]

Summer Experiential Learning Program (SELP) 2020

As students at Taipei European School (TES) begin to think about majors to consider for university and their future careers, TES wants to provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to real-life work environments. In order for students to make informed decisions about their future, TES has established a Summer Experiential Learning Programme (SELP) catered to our H3 Read more about Summer Experiential Learning Program (SELP) 2020[…]

Dewi Hughes Voice Coach Teacher Training

On the 23rd of January, during the first day of the Chinese New Year break, 15 teachers from the British Secondary and High School attended a Voice Coaching session run by Dewi Hughes. Dewi Hughes had spent the previous days working with students in the British Secondary and High School to help them with their Read more about Dewi Hughes Voice Coach Teacher Training[…]

TISSA High School Basketball and Sports Awards Information 2019/20

Season 2 of the sporting year ended this past weekend with our senior school athletes competing in the TISSA Basketball tournaments. Our teams put in solid performances and produced some pleasing results. A huge thank you goes to all the coaches for their hard work during the season. Seasons 2 Results: JV Girls Basketball @DIS Read more about TISSA High School Basketball and Sports Awards Information 2019/20[…]

Year 7 Core – Raised Garden Beds Service Project 

The Year 7s started their first planting season in mid-October 2019. On that sunny afternoon, the students turned soil, weeded, fixed the garden bed brick walls, planted seedlings and lastly watered the 20 raised garden beds. It was hard work, but from the look on their faces, they were happy with what they had accomplished Read more about Year 7 Core – Raised Garden Beds Service Project […]

Calligraphy in Year 7 Chinese Language and Culture Lessons

This week our Year 7 Chinese Language and Culture students participated in Chinese Calligraphy workshops. Students were able to express their creativity while demonstrating their increasing levels of vocabulary during this artistic and expressive task. Ms Feng, who worked with our students, is a Chinese Calligraphy Master with more than 20 years experience in the Read more about Calligraphy in Year 7 Chinese Language and Culture Lessons[…]

Dewi Hughes Vocal Coach Visit to the BSHS

On Monday and Tuesday of this week our students in Year 7, H1 and H2 had the experience of working with a professional voice coach to assist them in their studies. English and Drama students participated in workshops that were designed to increase confidence in terms of verbal communication. Additionally, our H2 students worked with Read more about Dewi Hughes Vocal Coach Visit to the BSHS[…]