IB Biology Students Get Practical

On Thursday 16th May all of the IB Biology students departed TES campus to travel to the beautiful Xitou Forest Recreation Area to complete a 4 day residential excursion. The students completed practical and theory work contributing towards the Ecology Topic and the Ecology and Conservation Option of their IB Biology course. This was an Read more about IB Biology Students Get Practical[…]

Flaming Success for Year 6 Transition

The Year 6 students took part in a rotation of activities in Science this week as part of their Transition Days. They enjoyed making ‘Elephant toothpaste’, Slime, “mixing rainbows” and carrying out flame tests. The British Secondary and High School Science Department were impressed not only by the enthusiasm of the Year 6 students, but Read more about Flaming Success for Year 6 Transition[…]

Year 9 Trigonometry Breakout

This week, a selection of Year 9 Mathematics students were arithmetically stretched in a lighted-hearted, but mathematically rigorous “Break Out Challenge”. The challenges were composed of an eclectic mix of geographical skills, hidden keys, Dora the Explorer and mathematical knowledge. The teamwork and leadership skills required were impressive as students demonstrated their ability to combine their Read more about Year 9 Trigonometry Breakout[…]

Women Techmakers Scholar Program

This summer for three days from 13 July to 15 July, Google and Cobinhood are running a summer camp for female STEM students. High school females interested in Computer Science are welcome to apply. Spots are limited so please apply as soon as possible. More details can be found on their Facebook page. The summer Read more about Women Techmakers Scholar Program[…]

Year 7 Adapt Their Learning At The Zoo!

On Tuesday 23rd of April  all Year 7 students were on their annual educational visit to Taipei Zoo.   As a part of their study of the adaptations of animals in their Science lessons students visited the zoo to witness “ecology in action” and draw conclusions about the relationship between an organisms’ physical features and its Read more about Year 7 Adapt Their Learning At The Zoo![…]

Women in Data Science Conference

Last Sunday three members of British Secondary and High School staff were lucky enough to attend the Women in Data Science Conference 2019 at the National Taiwan University (NTU). Women in Data Science conferences are held around the globe on the same day as a part of Stanford University’s initiative to encourage increased participation by females Read more about Women in Data Science Conference[…]

H4 Mathematics Students “Breakout” into Revision

This week in their run-in to their IB Examinations, H4 students used BreakoutEDU to revise their learning on Vectors. Students were set a variety of lateral thinking puzzles that they had to solve in succession to progress to the next level. Their work had a ‘Where’s Waldo/Wally?’ theme to allow them to “travel around the world”as they Read more about H4 Mathematics Students “Breakout” into Revision[…]

H1s Totally Eclipse the Heart(s)

The H1 Triple Biology Science students have been learning about the structure of the heart and how the heart is controlled through the cardiac cycle. During today’s lesson the students had the exciting opportunity to dissect sheep and pig hearts to identify what they have seen on paper to a real-life situation. The students were Read more about H1s Totally Eclipse the Heart(s)[…]

2019 Maths FOBISIA @ Alice Smith School, KL

Last Thursday, a small team made up of Year 7 and Year 8 students travelled to the Malaysian capital to take part in the annual FOBISIA Secondary Mathematics event. Some 32 schools were in attendance from the FOBISIA member schools, each sending two teams of four students to compete (you can work out for yourself Read more about 2019 Maths FOBISIA @ Alice Smith School, KL[…]

Year 9 Science Fair

Year 9 students have worked hard over the last 8 weeks to complete their individual projects in preparation for the Year 9 Science Fair. Students generated their own research questions and researched suitable methods to carry out their investigations, collect results and analyse data. Today was the culmination of all of their hard work. Today, Read more about Year 9 Science Fair[…]

Art Meets Mathematics and Science in The Atrium

The Science, Art and Mathematics Departments have collaborated to design and install an interactive iron filing drawing at TES for STEAM Week which has been great fun.  Each day has been captured on film by a suspended camera and converted in to an exciting time-lapse showing the creativity and curiosity that the piece has inspired.  Read more about Art Meets Mathematics and Science in The Atrium[…]

Dr. Leroy Chiao Meets our Amazing IB Students

The IB students were the first group of students to hear Dr. Leroy Chiao speak and they give him a superb welcome to the British Secondary and High School by showing genuine interest and asking thoughtful and inspired questions. As well as being the first Chinese-heritage professional astronaut, Dr. Chiao is also a brilliant motivational Read more about Dr. Leroy Chiao Meets our Amazing IB Students[…]

Sacred Geometry: Guest Speaker, Jason Lu is Golden!

On Wednesday afternoon, the Taiwanese artist and product designer, Jason Lu, gave a talk for Year 9 about “Sacred Geometry“. Here is an account from Ryan, a Year 9 student, about this experience:  I was so fascinated by Jason’s talk that I just had to write this blog post! The talk was about how geometry Read more about Sacred Geometry: Guest Speaker, Jason Lu is Golden![…]

Roving Towards Discovery in STEAM Week

All of our H1-H4 students use T-inspire Calculators in their Mathematics lessons, but last year the Mathematics Dept invested in some STEAM technology: The Rovers. These are small sensor-based vehicles which are controlled by the calculators through block-based coding language. These have been seen in a number of locations around school this STEAM week ranging from doing Read more about Roving Towards Discovery in STEAM Week[…]

Sharn Ward Inspires The Next Generation of Girls in STEAM

BSHS STEAM Week got off to an inspiring start on Monday morning with a talk from Sharn Ward, who is Senior Vice President at Macquarie Capital. Sharn spoke to all of the girls in Year 9 and H1 about her engineering background and her work in Taiwan with the development of offshore wind farms. She spoke about the highlights Read more about Sharn Ward Inspires The Next Generation of Girls in STEAM[…]