Character Day 2018 in the British Secondary and High School

On Wednesday 26th September, the British Secondary and High School celebrated Character Day. Staff and students joined 15,000 other schools around the world (comprised of over four millions students in total) in  learning about “character” and reflecting on the implications that an understanding of oneself can have on the world. Watch the blog for further Read more about Character Day 2018 in the British Secondary and High School[…]

ESCPA: Autumn Festival and Vegetarian Lunch

It has been a busy week for ESCPA and we have really appreciated all the happy volunteers who have supported the first events of the school calendar year. Firstly, we held a family BBQ at the very excellent TES Autumn Festival. Our volunteers spent an evening next to a grilling inferno while cooking up a storm. They were not deterred Read more about ESCPA: Autumn Festival and Vegetarian Lunch[…]

New House Captains Unveiled

We have our new H3 House Captains for 2018-19! It was a tough process with all the candidates having to submit a written application, go through an interview process, and then finally deliver a speech in front of their entire house on Character Day (each house contains approximately 150 students and 20 members of staff) Read more about New House Captains Unveiled[…]

World Literature Students Perform and Evaluate

H2 World Literature students grasped the opportunity to consider their set text for IGCSE examination, Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House by looking at the play in performance with Mr Bellamy as a full cohort in the MPR this week. Mr Bellamy, as one of the school’s Drama teachers, was able to give students an understanding of how Read more about World Literature Students Perform and Evaluate[…]

Making Links With The Taipei National University of the Arts

In last week’s blog you read about British Secondary and High School IGCSE students attending the Taipei National University of the Arts. This trip was a success and we have been able to establish further links with the institution. The University has invited our students, parents and staff to their upcoming performances during their drama festival. Read more about Making Links With The Taipei National University of the Arts[…]

Year 8 Football Success!

The Year 8 Boys Football Team started off their quest for TISSA glory with a resounding 5-2 victory over MAT at “Fortress TES”. It wasn’t all plain-sailing and the result should have been more comprehensive, but as a first outing this year, it was a competent performance. We started off well by dominating possession and we Read more about Year 8 Football Success![…]

Sleep..The FREE Memory Boosting Technique

We live in an “immediate” society where people want to see results instantly. We all want to “be smarter” and improve our cognitive ability.  The truth is, with some things, there is no way to “cut corners”. Sometimes it is best to go back to basics and listen to what the body really needs. One thing the Read more about Sleep..The FREE Memory Boosting Technique[…]

ESCPA Casual Coffee Morning and Market Tour

The ESCPA not only supports whole school events, but we try to take care of parents too. We strive to create a fun and engaging atmosphere for our parents by offering events that are appealing and “friendly” (sometimes the most effective way of creating a “welcome” feeling is not through organised and structured events, but Read more about ESCPA Casual Coffee Morning and Market Tour[…]

Mr Greenwood visits The Hague

Here is an account from our Computing, Information and Communication Technology, and Information Technology in a Global Society teacher Mr Greenwood on his recent invitation to write the new IB subject specification for Digital Society. Last week I flew to The Hague, the seat of government of The Netherlands, having been invited by the IBO Read more about Mr Greenwood visits The Hague[…]

Counselling Association of Taiwan College Fair and Council of International Schools East Asia Tour 2018

This past weekend was a very busy weekend for many Taipei European School students. The Counselling Association of Taiwan (CAT) College Fair was held in Tienmu and was a huge success with more than 1600 students and parents from all over Taiwan present at the event. More than 130 institutions from Asia, Canada, the United Read more about Counselling Association of Taiwan College Fair and Council of International Schools East Asia Tour 2018[…]

IB H4 Physicists Shake, Rattle and Roll at IDEERS 2018

On September 14th  and 15th  , eight intrepid H4 IB Physics students competed at the 2018 IDEERS Earthquake Competition at the Taiwan National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering.  This annual event brings over 500 high school and university students from around Taiwan, Asia and the World together to learn firsthand about the design and Read more about IB H4 Physicists Shake, Rattle and Roll at IDEERS 2018[…]

IGCSE: Where Art Meets Science

Leonardo Da Vinci once famously said:  “To develop a complete mind: Study the science of art; Study the art of science. Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else.” With this is mind, students have been exploring the idea of what it means to be human by exploring our bodies on a more Read more about IGCSE: Where Art Meets Science[…]

  The Importance of Taking on New Challenges!

Students at Taipei European School are often asked to take risks and to challenge themselves. As a language teacher, I am the first to ask my students to make presentations, to express themselves in front of a group, and to really step out of their comfort zones. The results are amazing! Students not only become Read more about   The Importance of Taking on New Challenges![…]

H1 and H2 Visit the Taipei National University of the Arts

On Friday the 21st of September all IGCSE Drama students (H1 and H2) visited the School of Theatre Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts in Beitou. The purpose of the visit was to see inside the Experimental Theatre and explore the practical backstage set up. Opened in 1993, the Experimental Theatre has a Read more about H1 and H2 Visit the Taipei National University of the Arts[…]

Literacy and Oracy in English Lessons

Q: How can students demonstrate communication through language? A: Read critically and for comprehension. Whenever Year 7 to 9  students consider the study of Shakespeare in English, they anticipate lots of difficult language and lots of analysis to eventually be written about in an essay. Although this is often the case, students can often use Read more about Literacy and Oracy in English Lessons[…]

House Captain Election Process Heats Up!

After weeks of deliberation, sifting through the H3 applications, speaking to form tutors, Assistant Heads, Year Deans and subject teachers, we are down to the final 12 candidates for the roles of House Captains for the 2018-19 academic year. It was a tough decision and it was particularly gruelling for those individuals who had an Read more about House Captain Election Process Heats Up![…]