Reading Buddy Scavenger Hunt

This week saw the culmination of our Reading Buddy initiative with our inaugural Scavenger Hunt designed and organised by Hyejun (H3). This has been a collaborative project between the ASPIRE department and the Student Leadership team aiming to motivate and support students with their reading skills. Hyejun organised a team of H3 students to be Read more about Reading Buddy Scavenger Hunt[…]

H3 Music Leaders Reflect On The Year

Alice This year in music was, as always, a great success. As a Music Leader I had the amazing opportunity of a position of leadership within the Music Department. I really enjoyed getting to know our upcoming performers and listening to their feedback and opinions was a big priority. Many students are talented, hard working Read more about H3 Music Leaders Reflect On The Year[…]

Music Celebration 2020

The Music Leaders and the Music Department hosted the 3rd Annual Music Celebration on Monday this week. The event was a chance to reflect on a very strange year, but one which still had many excellent musical achievements and performances within it. The Music Leaders did a great job of organising and hosting the event, Read more about Music Celebration 2020[…]

H2 Use VIA Strengths For Mentoring

This week H2 took part in a wide variety of Peer Mentor Training sessions. One of the sessions run by Ms Bracken was exploring Appreciative Inquiry and VIA Strengths. The mentors explored a range of role-play scenarios focusing on different situations. They explored how to hold a conversation with their mentees. The focus of this Read more about H2 Use VIA Strengths For Mentoring[…]

Music Leader Lunch time Concerts

The Phase 2 Atrium was filled with a great variety of music from the 18th to the 29th of May as part of the ongoing series of concerts run by the Music Leaders. Every kind of music was present. Pop, metal, rock, alternative and self-made compositions were just some examples of the music that was Read more about Music Leader Lunch time Concerts[…]

Peer Mentoring for Our Students

This month TES BSHS introduced a new  student leadership initiative. H2 students had the opportunity  to apply for, and then train as, “Cross Age Peer Mentors”,  with the aim of implementing 1:1 peer mentoring after the summer break This is a peer mentoring programme that focuses on an interpersonal relationship between an older mentor and Read more about Peer Mentoring for Our Students[…]

H2 Summer Programme – Service Week – Giving back

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, a group of students from H2 conducted an in-depth analysis of our school environment. They looked at how students and staff use and respect the school buildings and facilities. The process allowed them to look deeply at our school and think about how the community uses the spaces. Read more about H2 Summer Programme – Service Week – Giving back[…]

Staff vs. Students Fundraising Basketball

COVID-19 has impacted the globe in an unprecedented manner. With more than 5 million cases around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has caused immense levels of distraught to many in various countries. As students of Taipei European School and responsible global citizens, we wanted to be part of the solution. We wanted to make an Read more about Staff vs. Students Fundraising Basketball[…]

H3 Students Launch Political Podcast

Four of our H3 students, as part of their Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) have launched their own podcast. Please read below the genesis and fruition of this creative and expressive idea: I founded this club and created this podcast because I had realised the importance of the awareness and understanding of global affairs, which Read more about H3 Students Launch Political Podcast[…]

Pop Idol 2020

Pop Idol is back again for 2020! The event takes place on Friday the 14th of February from 7PM to 9PM at the European Secondary Campus.  As usual, students will perform musical  numbers of their choice after a gruelling audition process. We’re sure you’ll love the charisma, sonorous notes and talent on display! Food and Read more about Pop Idol 2020[…]

Australian Bushfire Relief Lunch Sales Continue

On Thursday, our student leaders ran another Australian-themed lunch sale fundraiser to support those affected by the bushfires in Australia. Students served the traditional Australian gastronomic treat of “Sausage Sizzles” straight from the BBQ hot plate to the TES student body. To date, our students have raised over NT15,000 to support the Australian Red Cross Read more about Australian Bushfire Relief Lunch Sales Continue[…]

Students Educate Audience at the Community Services Centre

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[…]

Student Leadership in the BSHS

In my last blog post about student leadership I outlined the BSHS plans for adding a Secondary School Council and High School Council. In it I explained the two main reasons for these additions were to improve student voice and to allow younger students more opportunities to develop particular leadership skills before the key student Read more about Student Leadership in the BSHS[…]

Mike Gatting OBE visits British Secondary and High School Section

It was an honour and  a privilege to have Mike Gatting OBE (Former player and Captain of the National England Cricket Team) visit Taipei and TES.  He was invited to visit the European Secondary campus to address British Secondary and High School student on Monday 9th of December. For me it was it was fantastic Read more about Mike Gatting OBE visits British Secondary and High School Section[…]

Election Speeches in the BSHS

Last Friday our candidates from the Student Council Executive participated in a Debate for the positions of President and Vice President of the Student Council. On one ticket were H3 students Noa and Maxine. The opposing ticket comprised of Shubh and Faris. All candidates presented their visions for what they hope to achieve over the Read more about Election Speeches in the BSHS[…]

Ting Jen Speaks at Long YingTai Cultural Foundation Event

Ting-Jen in H3 delivered the opening speech for the Taipei Salon event today as one of the key activities of Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation. Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation is a non-profit organisation that increases awareness and participation in addressing international issues. Ting-Jen has been working for the foundation as a volunteer since H1.Ting Jen writes: An Read more about Ting Jen Speaks at Long YingTai Cultural Foundation Event[…]

TES Hosts the Taiwan Junior Debate Challenge

With the school’s current focus on oracy, starting to build a debate culture within the school has felt like pushing at an open door, as there has been so much enthusiasm from students and school leadership alike. It is a process that is only in its infancy, but there is real pleasure in seeing debating Read more about TES Hosts the Taiwan Junior Debate Challenge[…]