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Standardized tests in CP and 6ème

I hope this message finds you well rested after the holidays – even if they might seem, for me at least, a distant memory! This week, I would like to discuss the obligatory French and Maths assessments for CP and 6ème, which have been introduced this year by the French Ministry of Education. Standardised tests Read more about Standardized tests in CP and 6ème[…]

Qui a eu cette idée folle ep.3 – Why are social networks so important for our school?

  “Qui a eu cette idée folle?”  in English this time with my guest Andria Spring. Andria is in charge of communication at the French section and takes us through her role, her vision and her projects. She also explains why schools – and our school in particular – need to be a visible presence Read more about Qui a eu cette idée folle ep.3 – Why are social networks so important for our school?[…]


Consensus on what bilingualism means is hard to come by. At the very least, we are all a little bilingual; expressing ourselves using different registers within the same language is in itself a form of bilingualism (using ‘friend’ rather than ‘mate’ for example). At the other end of the spectrum, there are those who say Read more about Bilingualism*[…]

Vertical articulation

When I arrived in Taipei, my knowledge of primary school was patchy.  The French educational system is organised in such a way as to keep the worlds of primary and secondary separate and, coming from a secondary background, I had had very few opportunities to work with primary colleagues. Teacher training in France is highly Read more about Vertical articulation[…]

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[…]