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Intelligent Disobedience: Doing What’s Right

On Monday students and teachers welcomed Vanessa Berhe to school. Throughout the day we heard about the work she is doing to highlight injustices that are happening in Eritrea, her ancestral home. As she spoke about life in Eritrea, how people are forced into servitude, how the government funnels money by compromising human rights, and Read more about Intelligent Disobedience: Doing What’s Right[…]

Vanessa Berhe – Human Rights Advocate Visits TES

On Monday 12th November, we were privileged to host the human rights activist, Vanessa Berhe, who gave four talks during the day, speaking to all of our students. This was after she had spoken in the Taiwanese parliament and at the Oslo Freedom Forum, extending her stay in Taiwan specifically for us!  Vanessa was educated Read more about Vanessa Berhe – Human Rights Advocate Visits TES[…]

High School Students Attend Oslo Freedom Forum

On Saturday, November 10, over fifty students and staff from the High School were privileged to be able to attend the first-ever Oslo Freedom Forum event to be held in Asia. The Oslo Freedom Forum provided our students with a timely reminder of what it means to be free. Through the positive connection our school has Read more about High School Students Attend Oslo Freedom Forum[…]

University and Careers Counselling Coffee Morning

This is a reminder that University and Careers Counselling will host our second Parent Coffee Meeting this term on 29 November from 9.00-10.00am in the Phase II Cafeteria. The focus of the session will be “Selective Admission in the UK and US”. This will be followed by a more casual round-table group discussion in which Read more about University and Careers Counselling Coffee Morning[…]

ESCPA: On Air For The Christmas Bazaar

This week, ESCPA Chair Sunny and I, travelled over to the ICRT radio station in Xinhuang to promote the TES Christmas Bazaar on the ICRT Morning Breakfast Show. International Community Radio Taipei (ICRT) is Taiwan’s only English language broadcaster and began in 1979, replacing the Armed Forces Network in Taiwan. With the mission of “bridging cultural gaps and Read more about ESCPA: On Air For The Christmas Bazaar[…]

BSHS University and Careers Represent TES at Council of International Schools Forum in Vienna

The Council of International Schools (CIS) Forum is a conference held annually in Europe and it is one of the biggest conferences for university representatives and counsellors to get together to learn from each other and share best practices. This year the conference was held in Vienna, Austria. More than 300 university representatives and university Read more about BSHS University and Careers Represent TES at Council of International Schools Forum in Vienna[…]

Students Speak Out About Freedom

In support of the British Secondary and High School’s participation in the Oslo Freedom Forum, several students gave speeches to their peers around the topic of Freedom. Shubh (H2) addressed the whole school in several Year-Group Assemblies throughout the week in which he reflected on what he had learnt from the Oslo Freedom Forum. Meanwhile, Read more about Students Speak Out About Freedom[…]

Student Council’s “Creepy Christmas” Disco

With the disco falling between the dates of Halloween and Christmas this year, the Student Council decided to adapt the theme to Creepy Christmas. This disco featured the usual loud music, thumping bass speakers, flashing lights and fun entertainment. However, a highlight of the evening was the annual “Haunted House” that was filled with a Read more about Student Council’s “Creepy Christmas” Disco[…]

Print-maker, Yang Chung Ming visits TES

Last Saturday we were fortunate enough to have the presence of local artist and print-maker Yang Chung Ming working with a group of students. He delivered a wonderful workshop that educated the students on the tradition of stamp making around the world. He explained that their function was to signify not only who has made Read more about Print-maker, Yang Chung Ming visits TES[…]

FCD Prevention Works Visit The British Secondary and High School

From the 16th through to the 20th of November the British Secondary and High School (BSHS) will host  FCD Prevention Works for the first time. They are a leading educational provider exploring issues related to substance use and abuse; including the effects of addiction on individuals, families and communities.         Find the FCD mission here         See the Read more about FCD Prevention Works Visit The British Secondary and High School[…]

Year 8 To H1 Semi Formal Prom

We are proud of our Year 8s to H1 who organised their inaugural Semi-Formal Prom last Saturday the 3rd of November at the Bellezza Hotel in Neihu. The event was entirely student run and was a credit to our aspiring leaders who had to locate a venue, create and sort their budget, organise the programme Read more about Year 8 To H1 Semi Formal Prom[…]

Remember, Remember the 5th November…

The 5th of November marks a part of English history that is remembered every year by traditional bonfire and fireworks. It marks the anniversary of the discovery of a plot organised by Catholic conspirators to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London in 1605. Many people light bonfires and set off fireworks. Staff and their Read more about Remember, Remember the 5th November…[…]

Year 7 Core: Self-Respect Performance

Every student in the British Secondary and High School attends one CORE lesson every week to learn about topics and skills relating to personal, social and health education. Here is a student account of their Year 7 CORE session last week:. Last Friday’s Core session was fantastic! It was an enjoyable and entertaining afternoon for both Read more about Year 7 Core: Self-Respect Performance[…]

AWE Assessing Student Wellbeing

As we continue to strive towards “Everyone Is At Their Best” the Pastoral Leadership Team have been researching the wellbeing of our students. We want our students to flourish and achieve their full potential. “Flourishing is defined as feeling good and doing good. Feeling good represents the value of a life high on positive emotions Read more about AWE Assessing Student Wellbeing[…]

Launch of the new TES Titans Sports Website

We are proud to launch our new TES Titans Sports Website where you can find the latest information about upcoming events, competitions, trainings and news.   TES Titans Website Those parents wishing to access information about the trial letter for U13 FOBISIA can find a copy of the letter here.  TISSA (Taiwan International Schools Sports Association) Read more about Launch of the new TES Titans Sports Website[…]

Remembrance Assemblies in Morning Registrations Take Place This Week

During the week of November 5th-9th, regular year group registrations at ESC were used to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. Co-ordination between the three sections ensured that those who gave their lives were honoured, whichever side of the conflict they were on.   Students were given a quick refresher Read more about Remembrance Assemblies in Morning Registrations Take Place This Week[…]

TES Presents… Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat 2019!

Taipei European School is very pleased to announce that the 2019 School show will be a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat! This vibrant and exciting show will allow students to once again display their talents from the  28th – 31st May 2019. This story of this amazing musical includes a range of emotions and themes including betrayal, Read more about TES Presents… Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat 2019![…]

Promoting Women’s Participation In Science – Mr Bellamy (Assistant Head of British Secondary and High School)

Maya Golan recently began a course in Electrical Engineering at Imperial College, London. This in itself is a fantastic achievement (Imperial is ranked fifth in the world for Electrical Engineering – QS World University ranking).  However, when you consider that in Maya’s faculty the ratio is only 10% women to men, you realise what an Read more about Promoting Women’s Participation In Science – Mr Bellamy (Assistant Head of British Secondary and High School)[…]