Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association

On Tuesday, volunteers from Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association shared their life stories with students in Year 9 to H4.  Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association is the oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) organisation in Taiwan. It strives to achieve equality through creating public dialogue, providing gender inclusive sexuality education, and offering resources Read more about Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association[…]

Mango Meter Visit BSHS

On Wednesday, Professor Yi-Chien Chen led a workshop for students (H2-H4) about Mango Meter, a feminist movie review app which she created with five other Asian feminists. The app came about as a result of their concerns about the poor portrayal of women in movies. Yi-Chien teaches at the Graduate Institute of Gender Studies in Read more about Mango Meter Visit BSHS[…]

ESCPA: The First ESC Vegetarian Lunch of 2019-2020

As you may know, the origins of the ESCPA Vegetarian Lunch are tied to the school Gardening Club. In previous years, they used a section of land, on the plot for the new Phase 3 building, to grow vegetables and then serve these vegetables to pupils at the school canteen. The plot of land is no Read more about ESCPA: The First ESC Vegetarian Lunch of 2019-2020[…]

Music Team Building Day 2019 

Laughter and music filled the corridors of the Phase 1 Atrium and the Soft Drama Space last Saturday morning as the Music Department held their annual Music Team Building day. Choir and Orchestra students huddled in close circles around a designated person with anticipating bright eyes as they waited for the correct answer in a Read more about Music Team Building Day 2019 […]

How Babies Become Boys and Girls: Parent Lecture

On Thursday evening, Professor Carrie Paechter gave a lecture to parents in which she spoke about the main influences on how babies become boys and girls. Carrie shared a lot of research from the field of psychology to do with gendered expectations of babies and small children. It was a fascinating lecture which challenged some Read more about How Babies Become Boys and Girls: Parent Lecture[…]

Professor Carrie Paechter Visit 

This week, as part of our Individuals and Societies Week, we hosted a visit from Professor Carrie Paechter. Carrie gave lectures and seminars for our IB Diploma students, giving them a taste of what it is like to be at university.  Carrie studied Philosophy at Cambridge before beginning her career as a Mathematics teacher in Read more about Professor Carrie Paechter Visit […]

Lunchtime Concert For Pride Alliance

Today the Pride Alliance held a concert in celebration of equality and the diversity at TES with both covers by Billie Eilish and George Michael as well as an original song by Amos Pai. In addition to the concert, the Pride Alliance also sold rainbow cupcakes in support of the Tongzhi Hotline. This was another Read more about Lunchtime Concert For Pride Alliance[…]

Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Information Evening

Phase 1 and Phase buildings at the European Secondary Campus were abuzz with activity on Wednesday 25th September as the Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon and the Curriculum Information Evening were held for students and parents. The Year 7 Meet the Teacher afternoon was an opportunity for students to introduce parents to their teachers, Read more about Meet the Teacher and Curriculum Information Evening[…]

IB Physicists Stand Up and Stand Out at IDEERS 2019

Last Friday, September 20th and Saturday, September 21st, IB Physicists from TES once again took part in the annual 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 Read more about IB Physicists Stand Up and Stand Out at IDEERS 2019[…]

Women in Techmakers Experience For H4’s Celina

This blog post was contributed by H4 Computer Science student, Celina. Over the summer, I had the privilege of taking part in a Women TechMakers Camp being held in Taipei. Run by the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, the camp was aimed at teaching high school girls across Taiwan about Python programming and technology.  Initially, I applied to Read more about Women in Techmakers Experience For H4’s Celina[…]

Year 8 and 9 Reading Challenges

This week our Year 8 and 9 winners of the Summertime Reading Challenges were awarded their certificates of achievement. Accompanying their certificates were book vouchers that should give them even more motivation to keep reading. Students submitted summaries, selfies, reviews and dramatic role-plays to earn points for each text that they read over the summer Read more about Year 8 and 9 Reading Challenges[…]

Summer Experiential Learning Program

This summer was the first time we sent out two students to complete their Experiential Learning Program. The program was developed to serve H3 (Year 12) students who may be thinking about different careers and want to gain experience in a real life work environment. We wanted to provide opportunities for students to explore their Read more about Summer Experiential Learning Program[…]

Coding Club Kicks Off

Coding Club has got off to an excellent start this year, with many of the students working on various Arduino-based projects. Other students are working on p5js to create digital art, while some are doing personal projects or preparing for coding competitions.  Lots of learning, and lots of fun being had by all. Mr Bach Read more about Coding Club Kicks Off[…]

Confronting Equality Conference (28.09.19) – Programme

Please click on the link below for the programme for the Confronting Equality conference on Saturday 28th September. Please note that the event is being held at the European Primary Campus. Registration will start from 9am and the first panel discussion will begin at 9.30am in the Amphitheatre. It is not too late to sign up to attend. Read more about Confronting Equality Conference (28.09.19) – Programme[…]

IGCSE and IB Headlines: 2019

We are thrilled with our 2019 IGCSE and IB results. Congratulations to our students on their commitment, perseverance and hard work. IGCSE: 95% of students achieved 5 or more A*- C grades. 53% of all grades achieved were either A* or A grades. 9 students achieved straight A*/A grades which puts them among the top performing Read more about IGCSE and IB Headlines: 2019[…]

Yale University Visit to the BSHS

We are pleased to announce another high profile University visit to TES this year. Yale University will be coming to TES for a public information session on October 17th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm in the EPC amphitheatre. We are thrilled to have Yale here with us for this important visit which will provide our Read more about Yale University Visit to the BSHS[…]

Netiwit Chotiphaisal Visit to BSHS

On Monday 16th September, we hosted a visit from Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, who was one of the guest speakers at the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei. Netiwit is a student activist, publisher, and author who advocates for education reform in Thailand. He spoke about his work to different groups of students during the day, as well Read more about Netiwit Chotiphaisal Visit to BSHS[…]