H2 English Students Creatively Revise

This week in English, H2 students have been taking a creative approach to exam preparation. They have been using their close analysis of the text to sketch out the set of the play they are studying for World Literature. The students have supported their sketches with quotations from the text and they are critically thinking Read more about H2 English Students Creatively Revise[…]

CLC Students Prepare For Award-Winning Author Visit

In preparation for the visit to the British Secondary and High School of Mr Liu Ko Hsiang (劉克襄), a highly-regarded award-winning Chinese author, our Chief Librarian Ms Chen conducted preparation lesson for all Year 7 and 8 students. These activities were focused on developing an appreciation of Mr Liu Ko Hsiang’s narrative and preparing students for Read more about CLC Students Prepare For Award-Winning Author Visit[…]

‘The Traveling Birder’ Visits at ESC on Monday 4th November

Mr. Liu Ko Hsiang (劉克襄), a highly-regarded award-winning Chinese author who is well known for his publications on nature and ecology will be visiting the European secondary Campus on Monday 4th November. He will conduct two workshops (in Chinese) for students in Years 7 and 8. He will talk to them about his interesting and Read more about ‘The Traveling Birder’ Visits at ESC on Monday 4th November[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

National Students’ Picture Book Competition

Congratulations to Katherine (H4) who took part in a National Students’ Picture Book Competition this Spring and was selected for the short list in the High School category. Her artwork will be among other winners to be displayed in the National Taiwan Arts Education Center from 1st to 23rd October. Katherine created her picture book using Read more about National Students’ Picture Book Competition[…]

H1 Summer Reading Challenge

All H1 students took part in a reading challenge over the summer aimed at promoting the importance of reading for pleasure. The students recorded a weekly blog which included plot summaries, reviews and recommendations. I was very impressed by all of the students’ enthusiasm for reading and top prizes of 500ntd book vouchers were awarded Read more about H1 Summer Reading Challenge[…]

Oslo Freedom Forum 2019

On 13th September, a delegation of students attended the Oslo Freedom Forum (OFF) in Taipei, which was held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The OFF is a flagship event organised by the New York based Human Rights Foundation (HRF) that takes place every year in Oslo, Norway, with satellite events around the world, to promote Read more about Oslo Freedom Forum 2019[…]

Around Europe in Fifty Days

H3 student Faris recently had the opportunity to complete work experience during the Summer holidays in Wales and Germany. His reflections below outline his learnings and challenges while experiencing language, culture and life within a professional setting:  Stress. Pressure. Tension. All three are words that describe the period just before and during my exams, the Read more about Around Europe in Fifty Days[…]

EAL New Parents Information Session

On Friday the 6th of September 20 parents attended the New EAL Parents’ Information session at the European Secondary Campus. Parents heard from Mr Bracken, Assistant Head of Student Progress, Three students from H1 and H2, and the Head of EAL, Mr Ryan Delange about the vision of the EAL Department and how students are Read more about EAL New Parents Information Session[…]

Eowyn Crisfield: Developing language and literacy at TES BSHS

The British Secondary and High School is now in its second year of working in partnership with Eowyn Crisfield, a specialist in bilingualism, bilingualism in education, and teacher-training.  Please read the following update of Eowyn’s work with our staff and students: As I head into my second year of working with TES BSHS, I’d like Read more about Eowyn Crisfield: Developing language and literacy at TES BSHS[…]

TES Debate Workshop 2019

Over three days of last week – from Thursday to Saturday – fifteen students from different years, and sections of the school, took part in the inaugural TES Debate Workshop. The students were taught key skills in how to construct and deliver a persuasive argument, and those who took part were brilliant: they prepared thoroughly Read more about TES Debate Workshop 2019[…]

Drop Everything And Read – Week #1

In assembly on Monday, Ms Papps spoke to everyone about the benefits of reading for pleasure. Monday was also the first day of DEAR time: Drop Everything And Read! For 15 minutes every day, our students will stop what they are doing and read! So many students, and teachers, have already said how much they Read more about Drop Everything And Read – Week #1[…]