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Issue 35

The Bulletin BPS Newsletter

15 June 2018


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An Exceptional Year!... by Mr Duncan Millward The end of the term, and the end of the 20172018 academic year is upon us! What an exciting and rewarding year it has been for all of us, as parents, as staff and of course for our students! This week has been a giant cause of celebration across all year groups, however particularly in Year 6. At our Leavers Assemblies, it was a chance to revel in the glory of the Year 6 students. The students chose whether they would like to speak, play an instrument, sing, tell jokes or perform a skit. All of the performances were fantastic, and really showcased the talent and skills that our Year 6 students have developed throughout the year. It really made for a wonderful two events, first celebrating with 6.1 and 6.3, and then 6.2 and 6.4. In my final few words to the first Year 6 group, I used the following words to share my thoughts on their journey. These are apt for this final message to all our school. The first was reflection: taking the time to reflect back on the wonderful memories of the school year. As a school what a lot we have done, advances in the curriculum and assessment particularly with our Maths programme, and the way that the school reports to children and parents through the Individual Learning Record. Celebration: a chance to celebrate all the fantastic events across the school that

have given the students a broad and balanced curriculum experience, including school trips, creative and innovative lessons, access to technology. Highlights of big school events, the Christmas Bazaar, Junior Sports Day at Taipei Stadium, the Tri-Section Music concert, FOBISIA music, sport and Maths events, the list goes on and on! Definitely plenty to celebrate! We should all be very proud of our students for their efforts and contributions this year. Thirdly, inspiration which I am continuously reminded about from students, staff and parents. Children inspire me with their creativity, wonder and excitement. Staff inspire me when I see the dedication, time, innovation and the passion they demonstrate to provide the best for the students. Finally, parents inspire me with the support and care they put into their children, but also in terms of the school. It is a key factor, working together with the same goal in mind. Finally, hope is something I certainly have for the future. With all of the events that have happened over the year, the British Primary Section has grown stronger with curriculum, assessment, opportunities for our students and the holistic approach with the Learner Profile and school values. I am confident about the British Primary School moving forward

that we have an outstanding curriculum, teaching and learning staff st team, and community. Finally a farewell to those families and staff leaving us this summer. Good luck in your new adventures and destination, we wish you all the best, and hope you have many happy memories of BPS to take with you. I wish you all a sa safe and happy holiday period.





Year 6 Leavers Assembly by Mr Thomas Mullins This week we said farewell to our fabulous Year 6 students in excellent fashion! Over two days of Leavers Assemblies, first 6.1 and 6.3, and then 6.2 and 6.4, the children delivered their finestt performances. The assembly was totally designed by the students, the music, the dancing, the skits and even the jokes were produced by the children in groups of their choice. It really was overwhelming to see all of the talent that we


have, the progress that children have made, and the confidence that they now show. Whether children are heading to Yangminshan and ESC, or moving to a different school on different shores, our children are leaving primary with the knowledge that they are awesome students ready dy to take on the next challenges. Thank you to all of the parents that came to celebrate, it meant a lot to the team.




Chinese Typing Competition for CFL Students by Mss Yun-Yeh Yun Tsai For students learning and becoming familiar with Chinese “phrases”, “phrases” instead of Chinese words, typing is a good strategy for them. Also, students need to choose correct character for the phras phrases, so it could improve their characters recognition ability.

Congratulations for 6 students who win in this competiti competition! India BONNALIE (B5.2) Jorja Millward (B5.2) Alix BAUQUET (CM1) Preet SHAH (B5.3) Natalia WENDA (B5.4) Thomas GAMBLE (B5.2)

We held a Chinese typing competition and set 12 minutes for them to type 132 characters include the punctuations.

Room to Read by Mr Phil Doyle As you may be aware the children dren in 3.3 initiated a Spelling Challenge in aid of Room to Read. The whole Primary school agreed to get involved in the 100 Word Challenge. Over the last 3 weeks, children have been learning their words and testing each other. Last week, most children completed ompleted their test and started to collect in their sponsorship money. I am pleased to report that thanks to very generous donations from all of the sponsors, we have raised a total of over NT$150,000 This is a fabulous achievement and the children in 3.33 are both proud and excited by their achievement. Room to Read (roomtoread.org)) is an organisation that works to improve the education of children in some of the poorest parts of Asia and Africa. It does so by working with the local community to build libraries and schools. It also helps fund girls through secondary education. Our donation will fund the training of 1 teacher and 3

librarians. I'm sure you will agree a very worthwhile cause for our children to be involved in. Thank you once again for your support with this activity; the children have enjoyed learning their spelling words knowing that they have made a difference to the lives of others elsewhere in the world.




Reporting to Parents by Mr Duncan Millward I hope all parents have ave received the academic report and new ILR in the hard copy pack, and online through the TESmile system. Please check on the emails sent out from Diana Doo to follow the instructions to find the online copies.

of this year. We are very proud of the results and it demonstrates not only how well our children dren are achieving in Maths and English, but also the strength of our curriculum. Please access at this link: https://goo.gl/NpU33b

To go along with this information we would like to celebrate the success of the students, and demonstrate to parents just how well our students are doing through publishing cohort information from the end

TES Host First Alumni Reunion Event by Miss Jessamine Liu Our first official Alumni Reunion was held recently to welcome we back members of our Taipei European School community who have left or graduated from the school. The TES Alumni Office was proud to instigate and host this event, which we hope will grow over the coming years. The purpose of the Alumni Reunion was to provide a networking opportunity for our alumni and a way for friends of TES to stay connected with each other. It’s always nice to find out what members of our community have been up to since leaving the school and to hear of their many accomplishments and milestone events. The Alumni Office’s mission is to facilitate a global TES network of support for all community members, no matter how long ago they were at the school or where they are now based.

Nevertheless, over 30 guest were in attendance at the reunion, including alumni, teachers and parents. All of our guests enjoyed an evening of excellent company, fond reminiscences, and delicious food and drink. It was a fun-filled filled event in which our alumni were able to catch up with classmates, as well as teachers. In addition, it fostered interaction between different graduation years, and between university students and working professionals. There was a relaxed vibe throughout ughout the evening and everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their school days, updating each other on their recent life events, and discussing plans for future gatherings. Hopefully this will be the start of a long tradition of alumni networking events and wee are looking forward to growing our community together.

We were very happy to welcome back alumni from the graduating gr classes of 2006 to 2017, most of whom are now based in the UK, USA, Europe, and Taiwan. Of course many more alumni would have liked to join the event, but were prevented from doing so by work, study, and travel commitments. We sincerely hope to be able to welcome them next time!

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16-23 June


- Scholar’s Cup Global Round Trip in KL, Malaysia

(Mon) 13 August - First of day of Academic Year 2018-19 2018

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Bp newsletter 2017 19 issue 35  

Bp newsletter 2017 19 issue 35