TES Dancers Shine!

Our wonderful dance troupes have done it again! Please read below Mrs Jill Kennedy’s summary of our students’ wonderful recent achievements: For the eighth year in a row, TES students have competed in the regional qualifiers and won the competition, entitling them to represent Taipei in the national competition. This year, I have had slightly less Read more about TES Dancers Shine![…]

AWE in Core Lessons

This week, students and teachers at in the British Secondary and High School took the AWE Assessing Wellbeing in Education survey. To understand more about this read about Wellbeing at AWE   Why measure school wellbeing? “Empirical research confirms a strong correlation between high flourishing and high levels of work and academic engagement, and then productivity, Read more about AWE in Core Lessons[…]

Award Winning Author Victoria Jameson Visits the BSHS

British Secondary and High School students were fortunate to have award-winning author and illustrator Victoria Jamieson visit us on Tuesday of this week. Ms Jamieson’s novel, Roller Girl, was listed as a Honour Book  for the Newbery Books Awards in 2016. She talked about how she turned her own experiences into stories; how she, as an Read more about Award Winning Author Victoria Jameson Visits the BSHS[…]

BSHS Hosts The International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition

The Computing Department is excited to be hosting the first annual International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition on Saturday, March 7th, 2020. This competition is open to all KS3 and High School students currently enrolled in an international school in Taiwan. We are expecting participation from a number of schools in the area, as well Read more about BSHS Hosts The International Schools in Taiwan Coding Competition[…]

Teacher PERMAH Team 2019

PERMAH stands for Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Achievement and Health and is adapted from Martin Seligman’s work on what elements make up a “good life”. Earlier in the term the BSHS PERMAH Team planned and delivered lessons to students focused on looking for “beauty everywhere” as well as developing gratitude that supported the theme of Read more about Teacher PERMAH Team 2019[…]

Halloween Monster Bash Concert and Disco

Last Friday night on the 1st of November the European Secondary Campus shook with the raucous sounds of spooks and screaming guitars at the 2019 Monster Bash. Students enjoyed live rock bands, great food, a Haunted House and a variety of party games. The event was entirely organised by the Music Leaders and the Student Read more about Halloween Monster Bash Concert and Disco[…]

House Stair Climb Competition

Today’s House Competition brought out the best in our students! The House Stair Climb Competition involved almost every member of each house having to run up four flights of stairs in Phase 2 as many times as possible in 15 minutes. The students were set off three at a time and the next batch of Read more about House Stair Climb Competition[…]

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[…]

Year 7 and 8 Learn From Mr Liu Ka Shiang About Oral Literacy

Year 7 and Year 8 students met with the award-winning author Mr. Liu Ka Shiang on the 4th of November and learned about the importance and practice of oral literacy. By telling stories he collected from other young students, Mr. Liu encouraged students not only to observe the world around them and reflect on their Read more about Year 7 and 8 Learn From Mr Liu Ka Shiang About Oral Literacy[…]

Year 8 Rayna “Stands Up To Stand Out”

Year 8 student Rayna recently completed a Five Kilometre Event as part of her training and fitness programme. Perhaps more impressively, she spoke to her whole year group about this experience and the lessons learnt throughout. She spoke using the microphone in the MPR and gave a confident recount of her experience. It was great Read more about Year 8 Rayna “Stands Up To Stand Out”[…]

“My Last FOBISIA” Student Reflection

At the conclusion of this week’s Under 15 FOBISIA in Phuket, H1 students Felicia and Sonya penned the following reflection: “The strength of  a wolf comes from its pack and the strength from the pack comes from the wolves” Many of us have gone to FOBISIA many times over the past 6 years and this Read more about “My Last FOBISIA” Student Reflection[…]

Video Highlights of a Fantastic Under 15 FOBISIA 2019

Our Under 15 FOBISIA team competed this week in Phuket. Mr Chow reflects on this experience below. Please also enjoy our highlight video of the tournament! As I write this short blog the students have had their gala dinner and are just winding down before “lights out” for bed. Our students have had a tremendous Read more about Video Highlights of a Fantastic Under 15 FOBISIA 2019[…]

House Halloween Costume Competition 2019

There were some fantastic outfits and effort put in by the students for this year’s House Halloween Costume Contest. Overall, there was a ‘Squad Goals’ award, which went to the Ancient Greece and Biblical combination of Noa (Sirocco), Remus (Marin) and Maxine (Bora). The couples award went to Shubh (Bora) and Sofia (Marin) for their Joker-Harley Read more about House Halloween Costume Competition 2019[…]

The “Flavor of Happiness” Performances in Year 9 Chinese Language Lessons

Students worked as groups and wrote, edited and performed plays in response to the stimulus topic “The Flavor of Happiness 幸福的味道”. Student creativity and enthusiasm was clearly evident throughout the process. At the conclusion of the activity students performed their fantastic creations in front of their class. 

Rae Settles into Year 8

Year 8 student Rae wrote the following reflection about the challenges, necessary adjustments, and triumphs involved in a successful transition into Year 8 in the British Secondary and High School: Settling in Year 8 has been a huge challenge so far. However, with the help of many wonderful friends and helpful teachers, I feel like Read more about Rae Settles into Year 8[…]