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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[…]

Manager and Head Coach of “Chinese Taipei National Football Team” Louis Lancaster

We had the privilege of welcoming Louis Lancaster, who is the Manager and Head Coach of Chinese Taipei  National Football Team, to Taipei European School to talk to the H1 and H2 students about his journey into professional coaching. It was a very insightful session and the students had many questions to ask, one particular question Read more about Manager and Head Coach of “Chinese Taipei National Football Team” Louis Lancaster[…]

TES Dancers Shine!

Our wonderful dance troupes have done it again! Please read below Mrs Jill Kennedy’s summary of our students’ wonderful recent achievements: For the eighth year in a row, TES students have competed in the regional qualifiers and won the competition, entitling them to represent Taipei in the national competition. This year, I have had slightly less Read more about TES Dancers Shine![…]

AWE in Core Lessons

This week, students and teachers at in the British Secondary and High School took the AWE Assessing Wellbeing in Education survey. To understand more about this read about Wellbeing at AWE   Why measure school wellbeing? “Empirical research confirms a strong correlation between high flourishing and high levels of work and academic engagement, and then productivity, Read more about AWE in Core Lessons[…]

H2 English Exam Preparation

This week in English, H2 students have been taking a creative approach to exam preparation. They have been using their close analysis of the text to sketch out the set of the play they are studying for World Literature. The students have supported their sketches with quotations from the text and they are critically thinking Read more about H2 English Exam Preparation[…]

Award Winning Author Victoria Jameson Visits the BSHS

British Secondary and High School students were fortunate to have award-winning author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson visit us on Tuesday of this week. Ms Jamieson’s novel, Roller Girl, was listed as a Honour Book  for the Newbery Books Awards in 2016. She talked about how she turned her own experiences into stories; how she, as an Read more about Award Winning Author Victoria Jameson Visits the BSHS[…]

BSHS Hosts The International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition

The Computing Department is excited to be hosting the first annual International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. This competition is open to all KS3 and High School students currently enrolled in an international school in Taiwan. We are expecting participation from a number of schools in the area, as well Read more about BSHS Hosts The International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition[…]

Teacher PERMAH Team 2019

PERMAH stands for Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Health and is adapted from Martin Seligman’s work on what elements make up a “good life”. Earlier in the term the BSHS PERMAH Team planned and delivered lessons to students focused on looking for “beauty everywhere” as well as developing gratitude that supported the theme of Read more about Teacher PERMAH Team 2019[…]

Halloween Monster Bash Concert and Disco

Last Friday night on the 1st of November the European Secondary Campus shook with the raucous sounds of spooks and screaming guitars at the 2019 Monster Bash. Students enjoyed live rock bands, great food, a Haunted House and a variety of party games. The event was entirely organised by the Music Leaders and the Student Read more about Halloween Monster Bash Concert and Disco[…]

House Stair Climb Competition

Today’s House Competition brought out the best in our students! The House Stair Climb Competition involved almost every member of each house having to run up four flights of stairs in Phase 2 as many times as possible in 15 minutes. The students were set off three at a time and the next batch of Read more about House Stair Climb Competition[…]

Virtual Volcanoes in Year 8 Geography

Mr. Hughes’ Year 8 Geography class had a highly productive and interactive lesson using Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard VR goggles to explore the world of volcanoes. The students were all highly engaged in the 3D environment while learning about different types of volcanoes and their impacts on the planet and humankind. Almost unanimously the students agreed Read more about Virtual Volcanoes in Year 8 Geography[…]

Year 7 and 8 Learn From Mr Liu Ka Shiang About Oral Literacy

Year 7 and Year 8 students met with the award-winning author Mr. Liu Ka Shiang on the 4th of November and learned about the importance and practice of oral literacy. By telling stories he collected from other young students, Mr. Liu encouraged students not only to observe the world around them and reflect on their Read more about Year 7 and 8 Learn From Mr Liu Ka Shiang About Oral Literacy[…]

Year 8 Rayna “Stands Up To Stand Out”

Year 8 student Rayna recently completed a Five Kilometre Event as part of her training and fitness programme. Perhaps more impressively, she spoke to her whole year group about this experience and the lessons learnt throughout. She spoke using the microphone in the MPR and gave a confident recount of her experience. It was great Read more about Year 8 Rayna “Stands Up To Stand Out”[…]

“My Last FOBISIA” Student Reflection

At the conclusion of this week’s Under 15 FOBISIA in Phuket, H1 students Felicia and Sonya penned the following reflection: “The strength of  a wolf comes from its pack and the strength from the pack comes from the wolves” Many of us have gone to FOBISIA many times over the past 6 years and this Read more about “My Last FOBISIA” Student Reflection[…]

Video Highlights of a Fantastic Under 15 FOBISIA 2019

Our Under 15 FOBISIA team competed this week in Phuket. Mr Chow reflects on this experience below. Please also enjoy our highlight video of the tournament! As I write this short blog the students have had their gala dinner and are just winding down before “lights out” for bed. Our students have had a tremendous Read more about Video Highlights of a Fantastic Under 15 FOBISIA 2019[…]