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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[…]

Pop Idol 2020

Pop Idol is back again for 2020! The event takes place on Friday the 14th of February from 7PM to 9PM at the European Secondary Campus.  As usual, students will perform musical  numbers of their choice after a gruelling audition process. We’re sure you’ll love the charisma, sonorous notes and talent on display! Food and Read more about Pop Idol 2020[…]

Australian Bushfire Relief Lunch Sales Continue

On Thursday, our student leaders ran another Australian-themed lunch sale fundraiser to support those affected by the bushfires in Australia. Students served the traditional Australian gastronomic treat of “Sausage Sizzles” straight from the BBQ hot plate to the TES student body. To date, our students have raised over NT15,000 to support the Australian Red Cross Read more about Australian Bushfire Relief Lunch Sales Continue[…]

Parent Roundtable – Learning Conversations: Unpacking Reports and Parent Teacher Meetings

On Thursday of this week we held our latest Roundtable for parents. The Evening was titled BSHS Roundtable: Learning Conversations: Unpacking Reports and Parent Teacher Meetings. The evening afforded an opportunity to unpack some of the assumptions and purposes of reports and parent-teacher meetings. Parents also had an opportunity to feedback on the current format of Read more about Parent Roundtable – Learning Conversations: Unpacking Reports and Parent Teacher Meetings[…]

Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language Student Market Stalls at EPC

Year 7 students in Chinese Foreign Language classes prepared a stall of “Chinese Tongue Twisters” to interact with their younger peers at the European Primary Campus this week. Students planned, decorated and ran their stalls with a variety of challenges for the EPC students that required them to give directions and instructions in Mandarin.

H3 Biologists Explore Electrophoresis

Mr Moran’s IB Biology class have been carrying out electrophoresis during their lessons this week. The process is used to separate strands of DNA when profiling in criminal and paternity cases. The DNA or dye travels through an agarose gel. Smaller molecules, or those more attracted to the negative terminal of the electrophoresis set up move faster. Read more about H3 Biologists Explore Electrophoresis[…]

H3 Leaders Support Relief for Australian Bushfire Crisis

As many members of our community may know, Australia has experienced an unprecedented and ferocious “bushfire season” this year. To date, 24 people have lost their lives and 12 million acres of wilderness have been destroyed. Currently biologists estimate that 30 species of animals have become extinct and in total one billion animals have perished Read more about H3 Leaders Support Relief for Australian Bushfire Crisis[…]

Students Educate Audience at the Community Services Centre

On Thursday, three H1 students – Evelyn, Felicia and Darren – went to a coffee morning at the Community Services Center in Tianmu to talk about their family traditions during the Chinese New Year holiday. They each gave an insightful and personal view of their experiences, as well as sharing some unique facts about this Read more about Students Educate Audience at the Community Services Centre[…]

Mark Hill Physical Theatre Cross-Curricular Sessions

Our students recently worked with physical theatre practitioner Mark Hill on cross-curricular sessions that focused on collaborating across Creative Arts subjects. The focus of the sessions was to encourage students to find new perspectives to inspire their creativity by using skills from other Creative Arts subjects. Here are two student reflections on the process and Read more about Mark Hill Physical Theatre Cross-Curricular Sessions[…]

Drug and Alcohol Education

We are very excited to welcome the Alcohol and Other Drugs Educational Consultancy (ADEC) to school next month. They are a leading drug education consultancy group from the UK. They will talk to students and parents about the topic of Drugs. All students in the school will attend talks by the two visiting experts, with Read more about Drug and Alcohol Education[…]

Robotics CCA Club Prepare for Competition

Students in the Robotics Club spent Thursday preparing for their First Lego League competition. They designed and programmed a robot to carry out a number of missions on the City Shaper course. They learned about the core values for the First Lego League: Discovery, Innovation, Impact, Inclusion, Teamwork and Fun. They will be required to Read more about Robotics CCA Club Prepare for Competition[…]

Student Leadership in the BSHS

In my last blog post about student leadership I outlined the BSHS plans for adding a Secondary School Council and High School Council. In it I explained the two main reasons for these additions were to improve student voice and to allow younger students more opportunities to develop particular leadership skills before the key student Read more about Student Leadership in the BSHS[…]

History Bee and Bowl 2019

On Sunday 8th December, seven students travelled to Kang Chiao International School for the annual History Bee and Bowl Competition. Representing Varsity level were Oliver, William and Faris, and representing Middle School level were Enzo, Grace, Jude and Cyrus. Students were asked challenging questions in a variety of formats about a wide range of world Read more about History Bee and Bowl 2019[…]

H3 Student Achieves in International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition

We have at least one member of the student body who is a walking, talking, mental arithmetic genius! Yes, Angela of H3 was awarded second runner up in a recent Abacus and Mental Arithmetic competition held in Taiwan. We asked her to share her inspirational story of grit and perseverance and how she learned to Read more about H3 Student Achieves in International Abacus and Mental Arithmetic Competition[…]

2019 TISSA Softball Season Concludes

After all the rain the students and coaches went down to Taichung and Kaohsiung where the weather was like summer’s day. We had only managed to get to training once this season for softball due to all the rain. Our teams played with a smile and battled admirably against opposition who trained regularly.  Highlight result Read more about 2019 TISSA Softball Season Concludes[…]