History Bee and Bowl 2019

On Sunday 8th December, seven students travelled to Kang Chiao International School for the annual History Bee and Bowl Competition. Representing Varsity level were Oliver, William and Faris, and representing Middle School level were Enzo, Grace, Jude and Cyrus. Students were asked challenging questions in a variety of formats about a wide range of world Read more about History Bee and Bowl 2019[…]

Virtual Volcanoes in Year 8 Geography

Mr. Hughes’ Year 8 Geography class had a highly productive and interactive lesson using Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard VR goggles to explore the world of volcanoes. The students were all highly engaged in the 3D environment while learning about different types of volcanoes and their impacts on the planet and humankind. Almost unanimously the students agreed Read more about Virtual Volcanoes in Year 8 Geography[…]

H1 Geographers Craft Coastal Creations in Class

H1 IGCSE Geographers got creative to revise coastal processes and features, using playdoh and whiteboards, in class this week. Students used their theoretical knowledge to construct three dimensional models to demonstrate longshore drift, tombolos, headlands and various other coastal features. Students will draw on this knowledge of practical processes over the course of the IGCSE Read more about H1 Geographers Craft Coastal Creations in Class[…]

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[…]