Solidarity between school and families

Allow me to focus this week on our primary school. With the appointment of Carine Capel as primary head, it feels as if we have completed the ‘construction’ of our primary school.  Bear in mind that last year, Andria was more or less acting as the primary head, while at the same time teaching all Read more about Solidarity between school and families[…]

Evaluation & Assessment (again!)

Student assessment is at the heart of the teaching profession; it is a responsibility that is not borne lightly. Historically and etymologically, it is seen as a way of determining a student’s ‘worth’.  Traditionally, assessments are based on test results and are accompanied by a comment, a score, a grade or a mark. Whatever form Read more about Evaluation & Assessment (again!)[…]

New Challenges for the French Section

On the 1st of July, the Lycée français de Taipei held a Baccalauréat party to celebrate our first ever Terminale class’s excellent results.  That evening, as the last of the champagne bubbles evaporated on the humidity of Yangmingshan, I sat down for a moment with Franck Lefèvre and Andria. (I can hear you giggling from Read more about New Challenges for the French Section[…]

Secondary Campus Redevelopment

Yesterday, I attended the ceremony for the laying of the foundation stone of the new TES Secondary Campus. Dignitaries, diplomats, founding members of TES and its governors were all in attendance to mark this symbolic moment. A video of the project for the new campus was also presented – we will share it with you Read more about Secondary Campus Redevelopment[…]

Philosophy at School

With your permission, this week I would like to dwell on the visit by the Editor-in-Chief of Philosophie Magazine, Martin Legros, to our secondary campus. Firstly, as you might have gathered by now, because philosophy has a special place in my heart! Secondly, less anecdotally, as Mr Legros explained to our students, the objective of Read more about Philosophy at School[…]