Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society Conference

On Saturday 28th September, at the European Primary Campus, we hosted the Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society conference. This was the culmination of our Individuals and Societies Week, and brought together influential people from the worlds of business, commerce, hospitality, education and academia. The first panel discussion, Gender Equality in the Workforce, involved three Read more about Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society Conference[…]

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[…]

Dr Christian Haessler Talk Preview

Dr Christian Haessler, the Global Head of Sustainability at Covestro will talk to the IB Diploma Program students when he visits the British Secondary and High School in October. He will discuss the importance of sustainability and how we can use new materials to develop future cities. By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s people Read more about Dr Christian Haessler Talk Preview[…]

Year 9 Immerse Themselves in Knowledge About Taiwan’s Reefs

Last week the Year 9 students were given the chance to learn from experts when Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at NTU Vianney Denis and  PhD candidate from Academia Sinica Lauriane Ribas–Deulofeu came to talk to them about Taiwan’s Coral Reefs, a topic currently being studied during Geography lessons.   The talks highlighted both the amazing diversity and uniqueness Read more about Year 9 Immerse Themselves in Knowledge About Taiwan’s Reefs[…]

Year 9 Visit Historical War Sites in Taipei

On May 17th, 18 Year 9 students that choose History as one of their IGCSE options accompanied Mr Michael Hurst MBE, Mr Bonnalie and Mr Stewart to Jinguashi to visit significant sites relating to the Second World War.  Here is an account by a Year 9 student on the experience:  Mr Hurst, the director of Read more about Year 9 Visit Historical War Sites in Taipei[…]

A Field Day in the Rain – H1 Geographers Brave the Elements

On the final day of the H1s field work it was definitely a “wet one”. The weather finally conspired against the H1 Geographers; after 2 days of near perfect conditions the rain came and made the final day of fieldwork a challenge. Despite the miserable conditions, the rain didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits and everyone got Read more about A Field Day in the Rain – H1 Geographers Brave the Elements[…]

History Bee and Bowl

On Saturday 11th May, TES students competed in the Taiwan International History Bee and Bowl Competition held at the European Primary Campus. Daphne, a H1 competitor in the TES Junior Varsity team, reflected on the day and wrote this article. We started off the history team or ‘bowl’ competition in the morning and we were Read more about History Bee and Bowl[…]

Eco Club Continues To Impact the Community

Education and raising awareness has been an important element of the work that the TES Eco Club have been a part of this year. This term they have focused on Plastic Pollution at the coast. They have been in contact with the organisers of a countrywide initiative to clean up Taiwan’s Beaches and would like Read more about Eco Club Continues To Impact the Community[…]

“Living History” – Mr Michael Hurst MBE Talks to Year 9

Year 9 students were fortunate to listen to a talk by long time friend of TES Mr Michael Hurst MBE, founder and Director of the Taiwan Prisoner of War Society. He gave a fascinating talk and brought in some artifacts from his collection on World War Two in Asia and particularly on the experiences of Read more about “Living History” – Mr Michael Hurst MBE Talks to Year 9[…]

H3 IB Geography Field Visit to Baishawan  Beach

Last Friday the IB Geographers spent the day collecting data for their IA which required them to investigate the factors which create and shape the dunes and the changing characteristics as one moves down the beach and away from the sea. Students worked in teams to complete transects that measured the dune profile, varying wind Read more about H3 IB Geography Field Visit to Baishawan  Beach[…]

Year 9 History Homework Menu

Year 9.2 historians were given a menu of homework options. They chose pieces they wanted to complete, below is a selection: Create an info-graphic or an annotated model of a specific battle from the war, such as Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele, Jutland, Verdun (there are many others, but these were some of the biggest) Create a Read more about Year 9 History Homework Menu[…]

Australian Author Richard Fidler Visits the BSHS

On Monday the 18th of March students in H3 heard guest Speaker Richard Fidler discuss the topic of “Curiosity”. Richard Fidler has had a high-profile and varied career within the entertainment and literary fields. He created several TV series in Australia and the UK. He hosted the documentary TV series Race Around the World, and several Read more about Australian Author Richard Fidler Visits the BSHS[…]

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[…]

International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony 2019

The German Institute Taipei and the Israel Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei are honored to invite you to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony 2019. The British and Secondary High School will be represented by a small teacher and student presence, however it would be meaningful if members of our community could also attend this event. Time: Sunday, Read more about International Holocaust Remembrance Day Ceremony 2019[…]

BSHS Students Compete in “National History Bee and Bowl”

Nine students made their way to Kang Chiao International School in Xindian last Sunday December 9th, to compete in the History Bee and Bowl Competition. Questions covered a range of topics and periods in both the team and individual rounds in what is a ‘beat-the-buzzer’ style competition. Congratulations to Rufus in Year 7, who came Read more about BSHS Students Compete in “National History Bee and Bowl”[…]