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The Bulletin BPS Newsletter

18 May 2018

‘IF MUSIC BE THE FOOD OF LOVE, PLAY ON’ – WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

Musical Extravaganza by Mr Duncan Millward Last Friday evening, over 200 children took part in the 2018 Tri-Section Music Concert. The concert was a huge success! This year after much lobbying and hard work behind the scenes, we managed to have the opportunity to perform at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Centre, across the road at the Xiqu Centre. As well as many hours of practice and preparation, under the tutelage of Mrs Edith Kao, Mrs Patricia Lin and Ms Hilary Trehern, and Ms Fiona Kao, the children completed a whole host of performances. During the day there was an opportunity for other classes in the school to watch the dress rehearsal. Classes went across and had the full experience of part of the show, taking their ticket across, seating in the auditorium and then being amazed by the quality of the music groups. The evening performance was the pièce de résistance, with a sell out crowd of 240 parents and VIP guests. As parents entered the theatre several groups provided the preconcert music, before guests were invited into the auditorium. The Year 6 Woodwind group, Year 5 Chamber Strings, Year 6 Chamber Strings and French Section Chamber Strings, all played beautifully to warm the audience up in the entrance way.

A full auditorium welcomed a whole host of talented musicians and vocalists. Over 200 students were involved, and to have the space provided in the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Centre made the experience a magical one for both the audience and performers. The Lower Primary Choir started the evening performance, followed by the Flute Ensemble. The Harp Ensemble and Upper Primary performed together three songs that included soloists too. The Harp Ensemble, Jazz Band and Beginner Band rounded of the first half of the performance with a rousing performance. After the intermission the performance concluded with five pieces from the EPC Orchestra. It was amazing to see such a range of instruments from percussion, wind, brass and string instruments. The talented children showed their wide range of talents and fantastic musical ability. There have been some memorable events this year, and the TriSection music event is definitely up there as one of the best. A big thank you to all of the parents for their support on the night and the encouragement to the children. Thank you also to the teachers and staff that gave up so much time during the day and on the evening of the performance.

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Argghh Minibeast by Mrs Colette Armstrong This term, the children in Reception have been learning all about ‘Minibeasts’ and on Wednesday 16th May they performed formed the show ‘Arrgghh Minibeast’ to a packed amphitheatre. There were amazing marching ants, super spinning spiders, brilliant buzzing bumblebees and fantastic shining fireflies! The children sang with great energy and enthusiasm and reminded us how to look after all our creatures with a superb rendition of “Please don’t squish me’!

A huge well done to all of the children, we are very proud of you all! :-) : Special thanks must go to the parents who produced our amazing set and to the Reception team who ho helped create such a wonderful end of Year Show!


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Nursery End of Year Show – ‘Our Journey to Wonderland’ by Mrs Jennie Bonnie On Friday, the Nursery children held their End of Year Show. The show was focused around their ‘Sense of Wonder’. This was inspired by the children’s great imaginations we have seen developing over the year. There were ‘Giants’, ‘Pirates’, ‘Princesses and Princes’ and ‘Jack ‘Jack-in-the Boxes’a-plenty. plenty. It was a fantastic representation of how far the children have developed over ver the course of the year. Their confidence,

love of learning and engagement was very evident throughout the show. Well done to all of the Nursery children. You were brilliant! Special thank you to our Nursery parents, Ms Patricia Lin, Ms Edith Kao and our student musicians.


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Year 5 Fire and Rescue and Earthquake Simulator Visit by Mrs Jennifer Larid This term, Year 5 have been studying The Active Planet which has allowed them to discover more about the structure of the Earth and why its movement causes earthquakes, tsunamiss and volcanoes. As part of their learning, they were pleased to welcome the Taiwan Fire and Rescue Department who spoke to them about how to stay safe during an earthquake. They also brought a mobile earthquake simulator which allowed the children to experience an earthquake measuring 8 on the Richter scale. It was very strange to feel the Earth shake in the playground but we now feel confident that we will all be able to react quickly and properly in the case of an emergency.

PE Professional Development by Mr Duncan Millward This week, we welcome Nathalie Fitzgerald from Create Development Ltd in the UK. Nathalie has been working with staff this week training them in effect ways to teach PE in a positive and inclusive way. Lots of work has gone into creating ng our new PE curriculum, focusing on children’s core skills and wellbeing, as well broadening the range of opportunities and fun experiences for our students, parents and teachers it has been excellent to put some of the action points to work this week. Nathalie will also be leading a Parent Workshop on Monday st 21 May, 08:30-09:30 09:30 in the EPC Amphitheatre.


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(Mon) 21 May

- Workshop for Parents –‘Holistic Learning in PE – The Real PE Experience’, 8:30am

(Fri) 25 May

- Yearr 5 go to Greek restaurant

(Tue) 29 May

- Year 6 Transition Day to ESC

(Wed) 30 May

- Year 6 Transition Day to ESC

(Thu) 31 May

- Reception Trip to Zun Leisure Park

31 May -4 June - FOBISIA Primary Games, Phuket (Tue) 5 June

- Year 6 Trip to Leofoo Village V Theme Park

(Wed) 6 June

- Year 2 Trip to Baishawan Beach

calendar For more details of the school online calendar, please click the link below: https://taipeieuropeanschool.com/index.php?id=36&L=2%27A%2525252525253D0 ool.com/index.php?id=36&L=2%27A%2525252525253D0

The following links for the printable calendars: Academic Calendar 2017--2018: http://gg.gg/AcademicCalendar2017-18 TES Event Calendar 2017-2018: 2017 http://gg.gg/TESEventCalendar2017-18

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