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[…]

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”[…]

Monster Bash Rehearsals

Students strummed and strutted ahead of tonight’s Monster Bash Halloween Rock Concert. The evening includes all-student provided live music, games, spooky treats, and the ever-popular Haunted House! This event has been entirely organised by our students leaders and musicians. Watch the blog for photos of what promises to be a “phantasmic” night full of fun!

Craft Club Students Continue to Calmly Create

These busy students are enjoying each others’ company during lunchtime while collaborating to make a “club quilt”. This Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) is run by two H3 students who have been in Craft Club since they were in Year 8. As Phase 1 gradually gets filled with the Craft Club’s creations on display, students are also Read more about Craft Club Students Continue to Calmly Create[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Women in Techmakers Experience For H4’s Celina

This blog post was contributed by H4 Computer Science student, Celina. Over the summer, I had the privilege of taking part in a Women TechMakers Camp being held in Taipei. Run by the Women Techmakers Scholars Program, the camp was aimed at teaching high school girls across Taiwan about Python programming and technology.  Initially, I applied to Read more about Women in Techmakers Experience For H4’s Celina[…]

Coding Club Kicks Off

Coding Club has got off to an excellent start this year, with many of the students working on various Arduino-based projects. Other students are working on p5js to create digital art, while some are doing personal projects or preparing for coding competitions.  Lots of learning, and lots of fun being had by all. Mr Bach Read more about Coding Club Kicks Off[…]

H2 Team Buiding Day – Team 21 wins ‘Travel Taipei’ Film Competition

After weeks of deliberation, on Tuesday the judges declared ‘Team 21’ the winners of the ‘Travel Taipei’ Film competition. Their effective teamwork and creativity helped them produce a wonderful travel video that encourages travellers to visit some of Taipei’s best places for delicious food. Watch the team of H2 students (Daphne, Samuel, Yves & Clémentine) travel around and promote Read more about H2 Team Buiding Day – Team 21 wins ‘Travel Taipei’ Film Competition[…]

House Character Day Dance

During Character Day, all of the students had the opportunity to take part in a House Dance Competition. The houses were set the task of performing to the song “I Don’t Care” by Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber. Each Year group were set the challenge by Ms. Papps, from her secret lair, with only an hour to Read more about House Character Day Dance[…]

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[…]

An American In Paris Theatre Trip

On Saturday, the 31st of October, 25 staff and students had the privilege of attending, British ballet choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon’s retelling of the story of An American in Paris.  The production which features music by the Gershwin brothers, was an amazing spectacle in terms of choreography,  sets and costumes. Students enjoyed discussing the practical elements Read more about An American In Paris Theatre Trip[…]

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[…]

Year 7 Camp Taiwan Residential 

Singing “repeat-after-me songs” with the Camp Taiwan manager Mr. Mike…roasting “‘smores” over the open campfire…meeting new friends…pushing ourselves to do something new… and “Standing up to Stand  Out” all played an important role at Camp Taiwan this year.  All of us had lots of fun as we pushed ourselves during the adventurous activities such as Read more about Year 7 Camp Taiwan Residential […]

Year 8 – Team Building Day 2019

On Friday, the 23rd August, the whole of Year 8 ventured into Yangmingshan National Park during the morning, and took part in some fun games in the gym in the afternoon. Along with 14 members of staff, and students from the French and German sections, the Year 8 students walked from school to the bus Read more about Year 8 – Team Building Day 2019[…]

H1 Students Cooking Up Success!

On Friday 23rd August all H1 students from all sections of the school united took part in a special Masterchef Challenge. Each team was given a classroom to turn into a gourmet restaurant using decorations and interactive displays. In preparation, the groups were given a unique Masterchef theme that they had to incorporate into their restaurant Read more about H1 Students Cooking Up Success![…]

Year 9 and Their Amazing Team Building!

13 teams of spirited Year 9 students met at the ESC gym to await the tasks and challenges that their groups would receive for the Year 9 ‘Amazing Race‘ as a part of 2019’s Team Building Day. This team building exercise truly is a test of planning and teamwork skills and it was evident from the Read more about Year 9 and Their Amazing Team Building![…]

H2 Team Travel Taipei for Team Building Day

H2 Team Building Day was fantastic! The students were grouped into teams of four and tasked with filming and producing a 5-minute video around the theme of ‘Travel Taipei’.  They chose locations around the city, ranging from Taipei 101, the Taipei Zoo to the energetic climb and spectacular views of XiangShan. From there they had Read more about H2 Team Travel Taipei for Team Building Day[…]