Year 9 Atayal Trip

Last week, Year 9 enjoyed a fascinating trip to NaNau and engaged in team building and cultural activities with Atayal Indigenous groups. Our students set up tents and camped in the beautiful surroundings of WuTan, where they made their own barbecues, cooked their own meals and entertained local Elementary School children with dance, song, music Read more about Year 9 Atayal Trip[…]

TES Titans Sports Blog – May 2019

It has been an “active as ever” term with lots of training sessions and competitions taking place over the past 10 weeks.  Please click here to see all of the latest Titans sports news. Some highlights on the Titans blog are: Season 3 Varsity Boys Volleyball & Varsity Girls Football Results  Sports Awards Evening on 15th of May TES Titans first ever Read more about TES Titans Sports Blog – May 2019[…]

Saving The World – One Resolution at a Time

The last month has been a busy period for our H1 and Key Stage 3 students who are involved in Model United Nations (or MUN as it is universally known), with two different conferences being held on the island. TAIMUN was held over three days of the Spring Break at the American School of Taichung, Read more about Saving The World – One Resolution at a Time[…]

Why Does Social Intelligence Matter?

“Social intelligence is as important as IQ when it comes to happiness, health, and success. Empathetic people are less likely to experience anxiety, depression, and addictions later in life. They are also more likely to be hired, promoted, earn more money, and have happier marriages and better-adjusted children.” (Duckworth Character Lab 2018) As we develop Read more about Why Does Social Intelligence Matter?[…]

Three Good Things

One could be forgiven for feeling nothing short of despair upon reading current news headlines. Terrorism. Corruption. Political polarization. A climate in crisis. It is easy to get caught up in the collective negativity which has almost become de rigueur, and especially so for our young people who are preparing to head out into the Read more about Three Good Things[…]

Eowyn Crisfield – BSHS Parent Information Session, Wednesday 22nd May

On Wednesday 22nd May, at 11.30am-12.30pm at European Secondary Campus, Eowyn Crisfield will run a parent information session. In the session, Eowyn will discuss her work with teachers in the British Secondary and High School. She will cover the following topics: what has been achieved this year and what is planned for next year; the Read more about Eowyn Crisfield – BSHS Parent Information Session, Wednesday 22nd May[…]

“Find Yourself” in Languages Week 2019

Languages Week is 29th April to 3rd May. This year’s theme is ‘Found in Translation’ and there are lots of exciting activities planned throughout the week. There will be a focus on language, culture and identity, and an emphasis on the European languages that are spoken and taught at ESC. There will be four themed Read more about “Find Yourself” in Languages Week 2019[…]

H2 and H4 Last Day of Classes Processional

Friday 26th April marks the final day of classes for the Taipei European School for H2 and H4 students. This marks the start of study leave for these two cohorts of students. As is becoming tradition, the H4 and H2 students were applauded out of school by the students and staff in order to say Read more about H2 and H4 Last Day of Classes Processional[…]

Oracy Excellence During the Spring Break

At the start of the Spring Break – days when many students will be jetting off with families for hard-earned holidays at the end of a long term – some of our students were taking part in speech competitions run by the US-based National Speech and Debate Association. While relatively few in number, the quality Read more about Oracy Excellence During the Spring Break[…]

H2 and H4 Receive Superhero Inspiration for Their Examinations

Several years ago, we were amused and interested by a study that revealed that students who wear a Superman shirt during an examination experience increased academic performance. While we take this information with a “grain of salt”, we have used it over the previous three years with our examination year groups to reinforce a message Read more about H2 and H4 Receive Superhero Inspiration for Their Examinations[…]

Workshops with Visiting Photographer Mr. Yang Wen-Yi on May 3

Mr. Yang Wen-Yi 楊文逸 is an award winning photographer who has been recognised for his voluntary services and work with underfunded remote tribal schools in Taiwan. He launched a volunteer project in 2015 by offering his time and expertise to teach students the skills of filming. He also provides graduation albums for less-privileged tribal students. Read more about Workshops with Visiting Photographer Mr. Yang Wen-Yi on May 3[…]

Year 7 Adapt Their Learning At The Zoo!

On Tuesday 23rd of April  all Year 7 students were on their annual educational visit to Taipei Zoo.   As a part of their study of the adaptations of animals in their Science lessons students visited the zoo to witness “ecology in action” and draw conclusions about the relationship between an organisms’ physical features and its Read more about Year 7 Adapt Their Learning At The Zoo![…]

Happy Birthday Ciham!

Earlier this year, Vanessa Tsehaye spoke to students in the British Secondary and High School about her human rights organisation, One Day Seyoum. Recently, Vanessa invited us to take part in a campaign on behalf of Ciham Ali Abdu. Ciham is an Eritrean-American citizen who was imprisoned without a trial when she was 15 years old. Read more about Happy Birthday Ciham![…]

“Powered By Pechakucha” Comes to TES

We’re excited and proud to announce our inaugural Powered By Pechakucha public speaking contest on the 4th of June 2019. As a school we’re dedicated to giving our students opportunities to improve their oracy through public speaking. Pechakucha is a fun and structured way to allow students to express themselves verbally. In short it is a Read more about “Powered By Pechakucha” Comes to TES[…]

5G and the Future of Networking Talk

On Friday March 29th, two TES parents and senior staff at Nokia very kindly gave up their morning to speak to Computing students about their role in the development and implementation of 5G networking in Taiwan. They talked about how 5G is being developed to maximise throughput (the amount of data that can be sent Read more about 5G and the Future of Networking Talk[…]

Jessie Achieves at Oxford

Exceptional Year 7 Computer Science student, Jessie was awarded joint 3rd place in the UK Computer Science Competition, Bebras. After making the long journey to Oxford with her parents, Jessie took part in Computational thinking tests. After a full review she gained the bronze medal for her age group, and was presented with her certificate Read more about Jessie Achieves at Oxford[…]

ICT Saturday Revision Session

This last Saturday, H2 students from both ICT and Computer Science classes came together to practice ICT skills and past papers in preparation for their final examinations which are fast approaching. This special session was held in the Secondary Campus with Mr. Mowbray and Mr. Greenwood in attendance to give advice and support. The highlight Read more about ICT Saturday Revision Session[…]