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“Let Them Sort It” : Cultivating Confidence, Independence and Resilience

During the month of September I am meeting with each teacher for a “start of year reflection”. I ask each of them the same questions, the first being: What do you want for our students? Happiness is always first on the list, but there are other aspirations too, such as knowing the feeling of success, Read more about “Let Them Sort It” : Cultivating Confidence, Independence and Resilience[…]

World Character Day 2018

On September 26th TES British Secondary and High school will celebrate World Character Day. This is the first time we have been part of this initiative and it is very exciting. Students will be off timetable similar to our annual Values Day, and will engage in activities based character, focusing on individual character strengths. Students Read more about World Character Day 2018[…]

ESC Trips for 2018-19

Creating opportunities to learn outside the classroom and to participate in a wide variety of different activities is central to our commitment to educating the whole child. Learning outside of the classroom helps to instill self-confidence in the students, as well as creating some of the longer lasting memories of schooling. Please see linked below Read more about ESC Trips for 2018-19[…]

UCC Coffee Morning

Thank you for those who could make it to yesterdays Parent Coffee Morning. We will have another one on Thursday 29th of November from 9.00-10.00am. We look forward to seeing more parents come to get an insight into the procedures of the University and Careers Counselling process. Attached is the presentation of the information that Read more about UCC Coffee Morning[…]

TES Debating Society

There are a number of exciting developments taking place with debating within TES this year. A new Debating CCA has been formed, which in the first few weeks of operation has seen over 30 students taking part in the sessions. The intention is that we will compete within a number of different forums this year, Read more about TES Debating Society[…]

From Christopher Bellamy: Assistant Head – Curriculum

This year, I am responsible for overseeing the curriculum and managing the Curriculum Leadership Team. I am very excited to be working with such a fantastic – and committed – team who between them have a combined 112 years of service at Taipei European School! Special mention must be made of Ms. Sung (Head of Read more about From Christopher Bellamy: Assistant Head – Curriculum[…]

Year Seven Settle in to Camp Taiwan

Year 7s Abigail Chang and Elena Duran Chao’s Camp Taiwan Recount… The Camp Taiwan Year 7 residential trip truly brings forth a lot of emotions. For many of us, we attended Camp Taiwan in Years Four and Five, and therefore there was a sense of nostalgia when we arrived at camp this time in Year Read more about Year Seven Settle in to Camp Taiwan[…]

University Applications: Answering Questions and Clarifying Common Myths

Yesterday we enjoyed a wonderful counsellor session with six highly selective universities (Georgetown, Northwestern, Columbia, Princeton, Duke, and Vanderbilt) from the United States. The session opened with the admissions officers giving updates and highlights of the universities. This was then followed by a “Q and A” session. There were more than 25 counsellors from all Read more about University Applications: Answering Questions and Clarifying Common Myths[…]

University and Careers Counselling – H3 Presentation

Thank you for those who came to our H3 Parent and Student Evening Presentation on Wednesday 6th of September. Attached are the slides to our presentation for those who missed the event. We will have another meeting like this for parents in March when we officially start working with individual students and families. There is Read more about University and Careers Counselling – H3 Presentation[…]

Gifted and Talented Start the Year!

The Gifted and Talented program is off to a good start this year, with members investigating projects and events they can use to expand their learning. They will be setting personal goals that align with their interests, and then connecting with others, both in and outside the group, who can help them achieve it. We Read more about Gifted and Talented Start the Year![…]

Literacy Skills Across the English Department

The topic of literacy development – an essential component to a child’s learning – has been at the forefront of TES staff discussions recently, as we aim to more explicitly address our students’ reading, writing, grammar and comprehension skills. In light of this effort, the secondary school’s English department has launched an assortment of stimulating Read more about Literacy Skills Across the English Department[…]

Year Sevens in the City – Geography Update

Year 7 had a fantastic field visit this week and got stuck into practical geography with a trip to the Taipei Discovery Centre and shopping district nearby. The whole year group investigated the different features of Taipei as a settlement and why the city grew in the area with the interactive displays in the museum. Read more about Year Sevens in the City – Geography Update[…]

H4 Biologists Explore Xitou’s Beautiful Forest

Last week, 25 IB Biology students embarked on a 4 day ecology field trip. Students listened to the work carried out by a research professor on insects followed by a night walk where they got to see and handle some of the insects in the forest. Students used quadrats and environmental meters to measure various Read more about H4 Biologists Explore Xitou’s Beautiful Forest[…]

H2 Team Building Day Film Competition

Wednesday 29th August was a big day for the H2 students. The crowd of H2 students packed into the MPR and the tension was high as they sat down to watch the finals of the H2 Team Building Day Competition. The H2 students had been tasked with producing a video around the theme of ‘Undiscovered Read more about H2 Team Building Day Film Competition[…]

From David Bracken: Assistant Head – Student Progress

Our motto this year in the British Secondary and High School is Everyone At Their Best.  My role as Assistant Head – Student Progress involves working with students to empower them to make choices to improve their academic achievement. In the opening assembly of the year I spoke to the student body from an academic Read more about From David Bracken: Assistant Head – Student Progress[…]

Strengths At Camp Taiwan – Mr Woodall and Ms Papps

On Wednesday evening Ms Papps and I (Mr Woodall) travelled over Yangmingshan to meet the Year 7 students and teachers at Camp Taiwan. The purpose of the visit was to see the Year 7s in action and also to introduce them to the VIA Character Strengths.  We spoke to the students about the wealth of Read more about Strengths At Camp Taiwan – Mr Woodall and Ms Papps[…]