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[…]

H3s Return From Their Tabitha Service in Cambodia

This year saw another successful and life-changing trip to Cambodia to work with the Tabitha Foundation to work with communities in need. Student volunteer their time and resources to help complete  homes for families who graduate from the Tabitha Saving Program. The end goal of the Tabitha Foundation is to help Cambodian families become self-sufficient Read more about H3s Return From Their Tabitha Service in Cambodia[…]

Key Stage 3 Summer Reading and Activity Challenge

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have been set two challenges for the summer holiday: to read as much as they can, read widely and read for pleasure; to exercise at least 3 times, for 30 minutes each week. The students have been spoken to about this in special assemblies over the past Read more about Key Stage 3 Summer Reading and Activity Challenge[…]

Year 7 Core Neighbourhood Clean up

On Friday May 24th, all the Year 7s in their Core lesson either walked through the Yangmingshan village and down the Monkey trail or they walked up one of the side roads behind the European Secondary Campus. Even though the students had two different routes – they walked with the same goal in mind – Read more about Year 7 Core Neighbourhood Clean up[…]

Year 9 Visit Historical War Sites in Taipei

On May 17th, 18 Year 9 students that choose History as one of their IGCSE options accompanied Mr Michael Hurst MBE, Mr Bonnalie and Mr Stewart to Jinguashi to visit significant sites relating to the Second World War.  Here is an account by a Year 9 student on the experience:  Mr Hurst, the director of Read more about Year 9 Visit Historical War Sites in Taipei[…]

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[…]

Eco Club Continues To Impact the Community

Education and raising awareness has been an important element of the work that the TES Eco Club have been a part of this year. This term they have focused on Plastic Pollution at the coast. They have been in contact with the organisers of a countrywide initiative to clean up Taiwan’s Beaches and would like Read more about Eco Club Continues To Impact the Community[…]

H3 IB Geography Field Visit to Baishawan  Beach

Last Friday the IB Geographers spent the day collecting data for their IA which required them to investigate the factors which create and shape the dunes and the changing characteristics as one moves down the beach and away from the sea. Students worked in teams to complete transects that measured the dune profile, varying wind Read more about H3 IB Geography Field Visit to Baishawan  Beach[…]

ESC Production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat!

Tickets for the school production, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, are available for sale on the AOS system.  Tickets cost $300 per person and to be “eco-friendly” we ask that you take a screenshot of your receipt and show this at the theatre entrance. Once the tickets have been “sold out” there will only be a Read more about ESC Production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat![…]

Year 9 Atayal Trip

Last week, Year 9 enjoyed a fascinating trip to NaNau and engaged in team building and cultural activities with Atayal Indigenous groups. Our students set up tents and camped in the beautiful surroundings of WuTan, where they made their own barbecues, cooked their own meals and entertained local Elementary School children with dance, song, music Read more about Year 9 Atayal Trip[…]

Saving The World – One Resolution at a Time

The last month has been a busy period for our H1 and Key Stage 3 students who are involved in Model United Nations (or MUN as it is universally known), with two different conferences being held on the island. TAIMUN was held over three days of the Spring Break at the American School of Taichung, Read more about Saving The World – One Resolution at a Time[…]

Oracy Excellence During the Spring Break

At the start of the Spring Break – days when many students will be jetting off with families for hard-earned holidays at the end of a long term – some of our students were taking part in speech competitions run by the US-based National Speech and Debate Association. While relatively few in number, the quality Read more about Oracy Excellence During the Spring Break[…]

Happy Birthday Ciham!

Earlier this year, Vanessa Tsehaye spoke to students in the British Secondary and High School about her human rights organisation, One Day Seyoum. Recently, Vanessa invited us to take part in a campaign on behalf of Ciham Ali Abdu. Ciham is an Eritrean-American citizen who was imprisoned without a trial when she was 15 years old. Read more about Happy Birthday Ciham![…]

Year 8 Paiwan Trip – 2019

Our adventurous Year 8s are currently in Pingtung County for 3 days of camping fun while learning from the Paiwan Tribe. The students have spent time visiting a coffee plantation, camping for 2 nights, making handicrafts, performing archery, trialing their  hunting skills, trying on traditional clothing, hiking up mountains, and generally enjoying being outdoors and Read more about Year 8 Paiwan Trip – 2019[…]

World Scholar’s Cup 2019

For the first time TES Secondary students attended The World Scholar’s Cup in Kaohsiung on March 22nd  and 23rd. It was a wonderful experience for our students who, after weeks of hard work and preparation, went to the competition not knowing exactly what to expect or how they would perform. Going to any competition for Read more about World Scholar’s Cup 2019[…]

Silver International Award – Student Success in the Wilds of PingLin and Fulong!

This term, nine adventurous students from H2 and H3 have taken on the challenge of completing their Silver International Award. After completing the CCA training sessions on navigation, route planning, first aid and emergency procedures, camp craft and use of equipment, they completed a 3 day and two night training expedition to the PingLin area Read more about Silver International Award – Student Success in the Wilds of PingLin and Fulong![…]

Music Leader Lunchtime Concerts

The H3 Music Leaders have been hosting a series of lunchtime concerts which have run all of this week and will continue until the end of Term 2 next week. The Music Leaders have been in charge of promotion, setup and general organisation of the event which runs annually. This week has seen concerts well Read more about Music Leader Lunchtime Concerts[…]

Publicity Work Experience For H3

Four H3 students had the final design consultation meeting today with Jessamine and Ling (TES marketing Department) to produce the poster for this year’s musical production. The students have been involved in the project from the start, talking to the director (Mrs. Bracken) about her creative vision and then working with Jessamine to learn about Read more about Publicity Work Experience For H3[…]

Shannon On Point in Amman

H2 student, Shannon recently represented “Chinese Taipei” in Amman, Jordan in the Asian Cadet and Junior Fencing Championships. Here are some of her thoughts regarding her experience:   What makes me passionate about this sport is how difficult it is, so I am always pushing myself to become better at it. Fencing is a sport that requires Read more about Shannon On Point in Amman[…]

South East Asia Mathematics Competition 2019

Whilst many students and parents were enjoying the Peace Memorial Day Holiday, six students and two staff were making their way to the airport to fly to Singapore for South East Asia Mathematics Competition (SEAMC) 2019. SEAMC has taken place every year since 2001 and has now become a qualifier for the World Mathematics Championships which Read more about South East Asia Mathematics Competition 2019[…]