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[…]

Co-Curricular Activities Start for Term 1

This week British Secondary and High School Staff  launched Term One ‘s round of Co-Curricular Activities for the 2018-2019 school year. This year, The British Secondary and High School is offering 75 Co-curricular activities to students as part of the school’s vision of equipping and empowering our students to learn and experience success inside and outside the Read more about Co-Curricular Activities Start for Term 1[…]

First Parent “Round Table” Evening For The Year

On Tuesday 28th of August the first “Round Table” Parent Evening for the year was held for parents in the British Secondary and High School Section. Topics that were up for discussion included how to best support a student’s learning, the importance of sleep, and how to address student performance of motivation both at home Read more about First Parent “Round Table” Evening For The Year[…]

Positive Education in H3

In Core time this week, H3 students looked at the ways in which they make decisions. Students engaged in conversations about choice, accomplishment, and purpose. Next week the IB students will explore how they can make small positive and worthwhile decisions to improve their own accomplishments. Students will be exposed to a variety of strategies that allow them Read more about Positive Education in H3[…]

Bullying Behaviour vs. Unkindness

Being a teenager isn’t easy. Parents and teachers know this from our own experiences (and I’m sure we all have our stories to tell!). Adolescent friendships have a tendency to be volatile and this is regardless of whether the young people in question are close friends or simply just classmates.  Adolescents (just like us) have Read more about Bullying Behaviour vs. Unkindness[…]

Student Service Project – Kerala Flood Appeal

Over the past two weeks our students have raised awareness among our school community about the ongoing impact of the Kerala floods in India. To further support this cause they have run several fundraising initiatives which have included Form time donation appeals, lunch sales to students, and most recently a lunch time curry sale to Read more about Student Service Project – Kerala Flood Appeal[…]

Vincent’s Sticky Idea for a Science Project

Vincent Huang, a Year 8 student, was driven by his passion for science to enter the Taipei Science Fair earlier this year. He had an ingenious idea to try and recycle food waste, using the protein in foods to make an adhesive. Vincent researched the techniques involved and successfully came up with a method to Read more about Vincent’s Sticky Idea for a Science Project[…]

Alumni – Always Welcome: Giving Back To Our Community

We have been happy to receive visits from a number of TES Alumni recently who have stopped in to say hello whilst on their summer break from overseas universities. What has impressed and pleased us immensely is the willingness of our past students to give back to their school community and their willingness to speak with Read more about Alumni – Always Welcome: Giving Back To Our Community[…]

Year 7 in Their First Mathematics Class

The scurry of year 7 students started in the classrooms but then were shuffled into the phase one atrium to meet the Mathematics Department teachers. Led by Mr Kyle who, with all his enthusiasm, introduced the problem set for groups of 3-4 students: “build the tallest free standing structure with your limited resources including 30 Read more about Year 7 in Their First Mathematics Class[…]

Year 9 to H1 Summer Reading; “Summer of Growth” Tasks

Over the summer break, as well as relaxing and enjoying themselves, our current H1 students were given the opportunity to read a book or two and write a series of reflections about the book and do so chapter by chapter. They were given the option of recording their reflections on video or voice, or writing Read more about Year 9 to H1 Summer Reading; “Summer of Growth” Tasks[…]

H1 IGCSE Drama “Tread the Boards” with Enthusiasm

H1 have started their IGCSE Drama course with collaborative and reflective excitement. Over the next few weeks, the class will be exploring the history of theatre and refining their collaboration skills. Today they used physical theatre techniques to explore some of the themes explored in Medieval Theatre. Their sense of achievement was clearly demonstrated in their reflection Read more about H1 IGCSE Drama “Tread the Boards” with Enthusiasm[…]

H2s “Roots and Shoots”

The H2 Art and Design Class have just embarked upon a coursework body of work stimulated by the umbrella theme of ROOTS AND SHOOTS and their interpretations of this theme.  In this initial stage, we are seeing themes of origins, heritage, personal growth, and more literally speaking, botany.  The images are examples of an investigation Read more about H2s “Roots and Shoots”[…]

“Girls in Tech” Lunch Launches!

On Friday 24th August, 30 female students from Year 7 to H4 attended our first “Girls in Tech” Lunch. Attendees were shown how to develop their own app within the session while discussing the practicalities and possibilities for career paths in technology. The session was organised and run by Skyrock. Many Thanks to the team Read more about “Girls in Tech” Lunch Launches![…]

ESCPA Welcome Coffee Meeting for 2018-2019

On Wednesday 22nd August, we were delighted to see more than 70 new and returning parents joining the Welcome Coffee Morning at the TES Secondary Campus. The CEO and school leadership teams introduced themselves and presented their roles, as well as updating us on progress of the new school build. This introduction provided a great Read more about ESCPA Welcome Coffee Meeting for 2018-2019[…]

UCC Presentation to H4 and their Parents

Thank you for those who came to yesterday’s evening UCC presentation to the H4 students and parents. It was a good turnout and for those who could not make it, attached is the powerpoint of our presentation. As always please feel free to connect with your child’s UCC if you have any questions. The students Read more about UCC Presentation to H4 and their Parents[…]