This week our Year 7 Chinese Language and Culture students participated in Chinese Calligraphy workshops. Students were able to express their creativity while demonstrating their increasing levels of vocabulary during this artistic and expressive task. Ms Feng, who worked with our students, is a Chinese Calligraphy Master with more than 20 years experience in the Read more about Calligraphy in Year 7 Chinese Language and Culture Lessons[…]
On Monday and Tuesday of this week our students in Year 7, H1 and H2 had the experience of working with a professional voice coach to assist them in their studies. English and Drama students participated in workshops that were designed to increase confidence in terms of verbal communication. Additionally, our H2 students worked with Read more about Dewi Hughes Vocal Coach Visit to the BSHS[…]
Year 7 students in Chinese Foreign Language classes prepared a stall of “Chinese Tongue Twisters” to interact with their younger peers at the European Primary Campus this week. Students planned, decorated and ran their stalls with a variety of challenges for the EPC students that required them to give directions and instructions in Mandarin.
Our Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language classes, taught by Ms Lee, Ms Wu and Mr Wu wrote and exchanged New Year greeting cards in Chinese with Ming Sheng Elementary School students. This engaging, friendly and interactive exercise was a great opportunity to practice their writing, reading and creativity skills.
On Thursday, three H1 students – Evelyn, Felicia and Darren – went to a coffee morning at the Community Services Center in Tianmu to talk about their family traditions during the Chinese New Year holiday. They each gave an insightful and personal view of their experiences, as well as sharing some unique facts about this Read more about Students Educate Audience at the Community Services Centre[…]
Our Year 7 Chinese Foreign Language class received Christmas cards from their local peers at Minsheng Elementary School. This is part of an ongoing task in which students correspond via letter as part of improving their reading and writing skills. Students will reply with Chinese New Year greeting cards after the holidays.
H3 students are currently expanding their functional use of Mathematical vocabulary in their lessons. This week students competed collaboratively to apply their knowledge, to use as many mathematical key terms as possible, to hit a terminology ‘bulls-eye”. Not only did the mathematical equations have to be correct, but their sentence construction, grammar and use of Read more about Multiplying Mathematical Language in H3[…]
Christmas is coming! It is a tradition now for Year 7 Chinese classes to exchange “Secret Santa” cards and messages. Year 6 students practise writing Christmas cards in Chinese, and our Year 7 students (as Santas) send the cards back with their creative responses. Both groups of students not only learn how to write cards Read more about Year Seven Secret Santa in CLC[…]
This week, Eowyn Crisfield made her fourth visit to the British Secondary and High School. Eowyn is an expert in language learning, supporting multilingual learners and multilingual schools. Her work with us is part of our ongoing commitment to providing the very best professional development opportunities for our teachers, so that they can continue to Read more about Eowyn Crisfield Returns to BSHS[…]
Our Chinese Drumming CCA has always proven to be a popular activity with our student body. This term students have been working hard, rehearsing to get themselves up to a performance standard. There has been lots of focus, laughter and determination shown by all members of the group. As Chinese New Year approaches we are Read more about Chinese Drumming CCA Rolls On[…]
Students in the Chinese CCA are now preparing to teach English to younger students. The topic of focus is “Other Countries”. They will create educational videos and upload them to Flipgrid this week. Students from Zhong Jiao Elementary school will watch the videos and post their feedback .
To aid students in their listening and vocabulary skills, Mrs. McMillan took her Year 8 students on a virtual trip to Paris using Augmented Reality. While students virtually walked through the Parisian cityscape they had to follow verbal instructions and collect information given to them by Mrs. McMillan in relation to their environment.
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 Exam Preparation[…]
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[…]
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[…]
H2 World Literature students rehearsed key scenes from their examination text, A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen. Students used performance to help them memorise key quotes that they can use in their essay responses to questions about character, plot and theme. It was a productive session in which students saw the text come to life Read more about H2 Revise “A Doll’s House” Through Theatre[…]
This week the Curriculum and Pastoral Leadership Teams took part in a meeting in which best practice was shared concerning the British Secondary and High School’s focus on Oracy Development. Various teachers shared practical strategies that they had trialled based on their reading of Transform Teaching and Learning Through Talk. The group participated in a variety Read more about BSHS Leaders Speak Out[…]
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.
Students in Years 7 and 8 engaged in a Chinese Language Halloween vocabulary quiz this week as a fun way to recall and functionally use terminology that they had recently learned. A lot of spooky and productive fun was had by all involved!
Author/illustrator Victoria Jamieson will be meeting with Year 7, Year 9 and H3 students on Tuesday the 12th of November to talk about her life, inspirations and craft. Students and staff anticipate that this will be an insightful and informative session with an expert author. The library is offering book orders for two of her Read more about Victoria Jamieson Author Visit to TES[…]