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Issue 36

The Bulletin BPS Newsletter

06 June 2019


FOBISIA Primary Games 2019 by Mr Duncan Millward Last week, 10 boys and 10 girls from both Year 5 and 6, together with 6 staff staf members flew to Phuket, Thailand to participate in this year's 'Primary U11 FOBISIA Games'. FOBISIA is the Federation of British International Schools in Asia. TES is a long long-standing member and benefits from student competitions, not only in sport but Music, usic, Maths and Writing. The Primary Games, are hosted by 'Sports Camp Australia' (SCA) using the 'Thanyapura Sports Hotel' as the venue. This has proved to be an excellent location with fantastic hotel and sports facilities. Over 3 days of competition,, the 40 children all competed in the 4 sports of swimming, athletics, tee ball and football. The first day comprises swimming in the morning, followed by athletics in the the afternoon. This is a gruelling schedule for all the children but at the end of the day, most of the TES children had already gained a hard-earned medal! The second day saw the tee tee-ball competition in which the YR5 D team gained 3rd Place! Other teams fought hard displaying great determination to finish 6th, 7th and 8th in their respective groups. The last day was football and despite an extremely heavy downpour of rain, all the children played their hearts out! The girls' teams finished in 5th and 8th position and the boys’ teams finished in 4th and 6th! Medal or not, each child was successful in the fact that each one grew within themselves as they experienced the important life lessons of teamwork, perseverance, honour and how to win or lose with grace...and keep their room tidy - HA! This year to celebrate and reward their effort ort the children had an excursion day which started with zip-lining lining through the jungle, then cooling off in the water park and finally enjoying a delicious buffet and evening show. The children thoroughly loved it! All the FOBISIA staff members on the trip p were proud of the children who displayed numerous good examples of behaviour, attitude, determination, resilience and politeness throughout the Games. We are always proud to see the TES values being displayed by our students, each child came home A WINNER! A huge thank you, also, to the 40+ parents who travelled to the Games. They too were true ambassadors of TES by always complying with requests from the Games’s organisers and by showing good sportsmanship throughout in all of their cheering and encouragement. encou Finally, Mr Steven Milner must have a great deal of credit for his dedication to create yet another successful FOBISIA competition for our students. This is his 18th Primary Games, what an achievement!


Cover Story & Page 2: ~ FOBISIA Primary Games 2019 Page 3: ~ Up-coming Up Events Page 4: ~ BPPTA AGM ~ Parent Thank Y You Morning Tea ~ Up in the stars Page 5: ~ Chinese Read Aloud Competition Result ~ Water Park ~ Reception Water Play





(Fri) 7 June


- Dragon Boat Festival (no school)

(Wed) 12 June - Year 6 Leavers Celebration (Thu) 13 June

- Reports Out Year 6 Trip to Leofoo Park -Year

(Fri) 14 June

-Last Last Day of Academic Year

(Mon) 19 Aug - First Day of Academic Year 2019 2019-2020 For more details of the school online calend calendar, please click the link below: https://taipeieuropeanschool.com/index.php?id=277&L=2%252525252525252 7A%2525252525253D0 The following is the link for the printable calendar: Academic Calendar 2018-2019: http://gg.gg/AcademicCalendar2018-2019 http://gg.gg/AcademicCalendar2018 Academic Calendar 2019-2020: http://gg.gg/AcademicCalendar2019-2020 http://gg.gg/AcademicCalenda

by Ms Emma Crofts As the end of the school year approaches, we would like to make you aware of the following information about closures and summer borrowing: June 10th -14th - The Library will be open again for summer borrowing. All books mustt be returned (or paid for if lost) before you can borrow books for the summer. Junior students can come to the library with their class or during break/lunch time to borrow up to 6 books for the summer. Infant students must come to the library with their parents to borrow books for the summer. If you have any questions about the above information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us (library@tes.tp.edu.tw).





BPPTA AGM by Mr Duncan Millward This year’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Annual General Meeting was led by Jenny Chien. A summary of all of the hard work from the PTA volunteers was shared, along with the donations to the school to supplement resources. Congratulations to Nadia Thul who was appointed to the BPPTA Chairperson as the only candidate. A big thank you to Jenny Chien (current chair) and Ines Yeh (current vice-chair) chair) for their willingness to serve this year, as they step down from these positions. We hope that our parent community ty will continue the great work that has been done over the last year in support of our new chair, Nadia. Additional BPPTA Committee positions will be voted on at the first BPPTA Meeting of the new academic year. These will be the positions of Vice-Chair, Vice Treasurer and Secretary.

Congratulations to Nadia Thul, BPPTA Chairperson 2019-20

Parent Thank you Morning Tea by Mr Duncan Millward

Thanks Jenny, Ines , all BPPTA members and parent volunteers of this year!

Up in the stars by Mr Duncan Millward On Monday afternoon, we were very fortunate to have a visit from Dr. Ho-Pen Pen Chang of Taiwan’s National Space Organisation. Thanks to Ms Julia Kao, and the efforts of the children in celebrating the upcoming launch of the he satellite FORMOSAT7, Mr Chang, such a distinguished guest agreed to shared his experiences as FORMOSAT-5 FORMOSAT programme director. He led a team to compelte the FORMOSAT-55 remote sensing mission which is Taiwan’s first domestically developed and produced high-resolution resolution optical satellite. The children were fascinated, and were very excited to answer questions when they heard that Dr Chang had some special space snacks. An exciting opportunity for our students.

After the PTA AGM on Thursday morning, we celebrated our wonderful parent community at a Morning Tea. With the infant choir, harp group, and cellist/ oboe composition parents were entertained and enjoyed a delicious sweet treat. I spoke of the thanks we give to all of the parents who help in classes, on field trips, as part of the PTA and our Parent Council. So much is given to our school to strengthen the partnership between home and school. It is very much appreciated!




Chinese Read Aloud Competition Result by Ms Yun-Yeh Tsai On 31st May, we had our final Chinese Read Aloud Competition for Year 4 CFL students.. Congratulations to all the participants. Your hard work and dedication on has resulted in your success! We would like to announced: First place: Isabella SCHENCK (Klasse 3) Second place: Olivia WEN (B4.4) Third place: Kira a JACKISCH (Klasse 3) Fourth rth place: Martina PALLAS TORRES (B4.1) Fifth place: Francessca PAPPALARDO (B4.2) Sixth place: Nora EHLERS (Klasse 3) Seventh place: Julian ENERSEN (B4.1) Eighth place: Mark LIM (B4.4) Congratulations to all and be proud of your hard ha work and achievement.

Water Park by Mr Tom Newman On Wednesday, with the sun shining brightly, both th Year 4 and Year 5 (as well as some incredibly helpful parents) excitedly boarded the coaches to Road Castle Water Park in Gongguan. As the children couldn't wait to get into the water, they got ready quickly and sensibly, representing the school excellently every step of the way. When the moment finally arrived, some darted to the top of the slides, others went straight to the lazy river and others jumped straight into the pools. As Ms Wong launched herself down the slide with a scream, we all realised this was not a normal day of school. After two hours of fun and laughter, we finally called it a day and headed back to school. It was one of the most memorable days of the year and a fantastic chance for the year groups to get to know each other. Thanks to the teachers and parents for their support and diligence, and thanks to the children for making the event such fun!

Reception Water Play Ms Karen Rowe Water, water, everywhere! Reception celebrated their year with a much anticipated water play event. As the photos show, it was very much enjoyed ‌ by adults and children alike! :) Have a great Summer everyone!

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