Sports Day – Everyone At Their Best

Sports Day 2019 was a resounding success. This key event in the British Secondary and High School’s sporting calendar was held at Taipei Stadium. Students competed and cheered throughout the day with enthusiasm while trying to do their best for their house team. The overall winning house will be announced in assembly on the 7th of Read more about Sports Day – Everyone At Their Best[…]

Assessment in the British Secondary and High School – Parent Round Table Event

On Thursday evening from 6.30-8.30pm, 21st of February, twenty-two parents joined us for our second Round Table Event of the academic year. The focus of the Evening was Assessment in the British Secondary and High School. Parents and members of the Senior Leadership Team talked around key principles relating to the purpose of assessment, the Read more about Assessment in the British Secondary and High School – Parent Round Table Event[…]

IB Computer Science Students Compete in Waterloo’s International Computing Competition

Seven of the IB Computer Science students participated in Waterloo’s International Computing Competition on Thursday morning. This was an exciting chance for students to test their algorithmic-thinking and coding skills. Students tested their skills as they tackled tasks and questions which ranged in difficulty from high school level to the first year of university. Congratulations Read more about IB Computer Science Students Compete in Waterloo’s International Computing Competition[…]

H2 Intervention Sessions

Revision and skills building on First Language English Paper 2 over the last 3 weeks have taken place during English lessons. Question 1 involves high level reading and thinking skills of inference and deduction, whereas Question 2 focuses on analytical understanding of language in a text.  H2 students this week participated in a masterclass with Read more about H2 Intervention Sessions[…]

FOBISIA Short Story Writing Competition Winners

The annual FOBISIA Short Story Writing Competition winners were announced this week from the English Department. This year’s theme was ‘Home’ and all students in KS3 and H1 as well as a selection of students from H2-H3 were awarded prizes. As previous years, there were class winners, year winners and an overall school winner who Read more about FOBISIA Short Story Writing Competition Winners[…]

We Ring In the Chinese New Year

During Lessons 5 and 6 today the Phase 2 Atrium played host to a colourful spectacle that incorporated clashing cymbals, flourishing fabrics, fun games and magical performances. Students at the ESC were joined by performers from Years 3, 4 and 6 as the students from the EPC performed a variety of entertaining dances. Students and Read more about We Ring In the Chinese New Year[…]

Physical Theatre Workshop for Parents

Improve your body confidence and movement skills associated with Physical Theatre. On 7th March 2019, Mark Hill will be hosting a Physical Theatre Workshop for TES parents! The workshop will be held at EPC from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Mark Hill is an international Physical Theatre performer and educator. For the past decade he has trained Read more about Physical Theatre Workshop for Parents[…]

Dr. Leroy Chiao Evening Talk for Parents – Tuesday 12th March

We are very excited to announce that former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander, Dr. Leroy Chiao, will be giving a talk for parents on Tuesday 12th March at ESC (in the MPR), from 7pm till 8.30pm. Dr. Chiao will be with us throughout the week leading activities with groups of students as part of this Read more about Dr. Leroy Chiao Evening Talk for Parents – Tuesday 12th March[…]

H4 Taipei City History Trip

Here are some thoughts from H4 History student student Kate Hsu after the recent History trip to various Taipei City historical sites:  Growing up as a proud Taiwanese, I’ve had countless opportunities to visit historical landmarks of this precious island. However, it wasn’t until Wednesday, February 13th, that I truly embarked on a trip to Read more about H4 Taipei City History Trip[…]

ITGS Students Show They’re Game!

On Saturday January 25th, Mr Bach and Mr Greenwood took a group of 12 DP ITGS and Computer Science students to the Taipei Game Show, a huge expo of the latest developments in video gaming. The latest hardware and the biggest upcoming games were on display, along with plenty more aspects of geek culture from Read more about ITGS Students Show They’re Game![…]

Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language Students Visit EPC

Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language students participated in a vertical articulation trip to European Primary Campus on Wednesday 30th January in organising their own Chinese Market Stalls. They employed and applied their cultural knowledge and language skills that they had learned in relation to Chinese New Year Celebrations. The Year 7 students were very excited Read more about Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language Students Visit EPC[…]

TES BSHS Students Start Creating Their GROW Portfolios

Student Wellbeing is now at the centre of the Core curriculum in the British Secondary and High School. Many schools around the world who are adapting a deeper understanding of student wellbeing have introduced a subject they call ‘Positive Education’. We decided to call our wellbeing education GROW. We wanted a name that helps students understand Read more about TES BSHS Students Start Creating Their GROW Portfolios[…]

Year 8 Music Students Showcase Their Skills

The Year 8 students have been exploring Chinese music and Chinese instruments this term. In a collaboration with the Taiwan Music Institute, students have been learning to play four traditional instruments: Pipa (lute), Guzheng (zither), Erhu (two stringed fiddle) and Dizi (flute). Over the past few weeks they have learnt to recognise various key features Read more about Year 8 Music Students Showcase Their Skills[…]

Celebrating Swimming Success for Douglas

Over the past few weeks, Year 8 student Douglas has completed in various competitions around northern Taiwan. Last weekend he competed in the Northern Taiwan Swim Gala and competed in the age 13~14 division while only being aged 12.  Well done to Douglas on your achievements. Douglas’ times were: 50m Free 32.91, 100m Free 1:12.45, 100m Fly 1:31.45 Read more about Celebrating Swimming Success for Douglas[…]

Final Countdown for H2 – IGCSE Intervention and Revision in English

Following the diagnostic work from the H2 Mock Examinations, IGCSE students in First Language English have used curriculum time to work with different teachers and peers this week. Ultimately the First Language English examinations are quite mechanical and many of the questions, although high level reading and thinking skills, require different approaches and strategies for Read more about Final Countdown for H2 – IGCSE Intervention and Revision in English[…]

Upcoming Key Dates for Transition into Key Stage Three

Please read below the details of two upcoming events that are designed to help students with the transition in their learning from Key Stage Two into Key Stage Three. As a part of the Transition Program from Primary to Secondary school we will be holding a Modern Foreign Language Option Presentation on February 21st at Read more about Upcoming Key Dates for Transition into Key Stage Three[…]

Ceramics Workshop For Students, Parents and Teachers

Last Saturday we welcomed Brenda and Lulu from the local Cloud Forest Collective Ceramics Company  to come and offer a short workshop for members of the TES community.  We crafted clay flutes that produced a variety of different and beautiful sounds depending on the shape of the sculpted vessel. Each participant decorated and manipulated the Read more about Ceramics Workshop For Students, Parents and Teachers[…]

Finding Direction at Options Evening 2019

From 6.30-8.30pm on Wednesday the 30th January over 250 parents and students attended our annual IGCSE and IB Options Evening. Copies of the Slides that accompanied the IGCSE and IB Options talks are linked at the bottom of this blog post. Thank you to the staff and students who prepared subject displays and were “on Read more about Finding Direction at Options Evening 2019[…]