Spanish Club – Spanish Lessons for TES Staff…Run by Students

I decided to start this ECA as a way to offer some of my Spanish students the possibility to revise their Spanish in a more creative and challenging way. We opened two classes that took place once a week during lunch time: Spanish Beginner Class: This was run by the committed H1 students Ishaan Hiranandani Read more about Spanish Club – Spanish Lessons for TES Staff…Run by Students[…]

H1s Prepare for the “World of Work”

During the week of 23-27 April, TES H1 students were out on Work Experience, and what a week it was! The UCC department lead the project to help prepare the students for their time in the community. The lead up to this project was an intensive process of students reaching out to companies and individuals Read more about H1s Prepare for the “World of Work”[…]

Year 7 Rock Band Gala Performance

Last Saturday the Year 7 Rock Band performed at the annual TES Gala Evening held at the Taipei Marriott Hotel.  Although the students were very nervous, they were also incredibly excited to be afforded the opportunity to perform not only at a wonderful venue, but also in front of a fantastic and supportive audience. Band members: Read more about Year 7 Rock Band Gala Performance[…]

Year 9 ‘Natural Forms’ Art Unit

Miss Bingham’s Yr 9 groups have recently finished an ambitious ‘Natural Forms’ unit. We drew from plants in the classroom, collected our own images, learned to make a Linocut and made some fabulous large scale acrylic paintings. These are all A2 size. We looked at Georgia O’Keef and Sarah Graham for inspiration. Here’s a small Read more about Year 9 ‘Natural Forms’ Art Unit[…]

“From TES With Love” @ the Gala Ball

The ESC String Quartet, Robert Lu (H3), Chante Yeung (Y8), Sam Kuo (H3) and Kate Hsu (H3),  performed a 50 minute set at the reception of the Gala last weekend. They wowed the audience with their high standard of musicianship. Showcasing their talents in a wide range of musical styles, they played pieces from the Baroque Period to the Read more about “From TES With Love” @ the Gala Ball[…]

A Glorious Sunny Day for a Geography Field Trip!

This year the Geography field trip was blessed with glorious weather. The H3s had a successful day visiting the villages of Pingxi, Shifen and Jiufen to gather data for their Internal Assessment. The internal Assessment is a vital component in the IB requirements for the completion of the Geography course. They designed and completed a Read more about A Glorious Sunny Day for a Geography Field Trip![…]

UCC Corner: From Paris with Love

Here are some pieces of advice learning point gleaned from Ms Nicolls “Counselor Fly-in” to several universities this week in Paris. The Campus Visit One of the best ways to learn about a university is to visit the campus itself; we encourage students and families to take advantage of breaks in our school calendar to Read more about UCC Corner: From Paris with Love[…]

Student discussions with the American International School of Guangzhou

Our H3 Mandarin B Higher Level students and their equivalent peers at The American International School of Guangzhou.  Students met on Skype and shared their perspectives about the gender issues as part of their oral assessments. These international conversations with other students in the region are a regular occurrence that allow out students to explore new perspectives Read more about Student discussions with the American International School of Guangzhou[…]

Learning at the Zoo for Year 7

On Wednesday the 25th of April all of Year 7 visited the Taipei Zoo to support their learning about Biology, habitats and adaptations. Students were set various tasks that required them to draw on their previous knowledge, observe, research and work collaboratively. Here is a summary from a Year 7 student on the day: We Read more about Learning at the Zoo for Year 7[…]

9.2 Have Been Busy in History!

9.2 have been busy! To support their learning in this History unit students were  given an opportunity to select a menu of different homework options when complementing their learning on the First World War. As the photos demonstrate, some chose to get creative and kinesthetic and build model trenches, while others chose to produce an infographic, while Read more about 9.2 Have Been Busy in History![…]

Disney Day Donation to the Childhood Cancer Foundation

Three of the Music Leaders, H3 students Ashley Yeow, Yuko Nogawa and Erik Litstrom travelled down to the Childhood Cancer Foundation this week to donate the money raised at the Music Departments ‘Disney Days’. All aspects of this had been led and organised by the Music Leaders. There were a few initial nerves as the students presented Read more about Disney Day Donation to the Childhood Cancer Foundation[…]

Anthony Gormley Inspired group sculpture project

Our Year 8 students are currently working together in groups to design and create wooden sculptures. This is their largest and most challenging artwork to date. We are using screw drivers, saws, sand paper and hand drills to bring our exciting designs to life. First we looked at the Artist Anthony Gormley and how he Read more about Anthony Gormley Inspired group sculpture project[…]

Google Summit

Teacher IT training has become an increasingly vital focus for the school as we look toward preparing learners for the future. The successful implementation of IT into classrooms is dependent on teachers’ ability with and knowledge of the myriad of digital tools available. With that in mind, many dedicated and inquisitive TES teachers attended the  EdTech Read more about Google Summit[…]