Issue 3 - 06 Sept 2019
All Things New by Mr Luke Chaeter
It is incredible how quickly the weeks are passing, and already we have completed the first three weeks of the new academic year.
During this week, I have had the opportunity to walk around the primary campus and it has been wonderful to see the students engaged in a wide range of excellent learning experiences. Creative writing, investigations, developing understanding of the human skeleton, analysis of literature and developing knowledge of the stars and the solar system have all been evident.....what a busy school! I have also had many trip approvals to sign off, to further develop the skills of the students, the next few weeks are going to be very exciting!
An area of the school which I always enjoy is that of the library, a great space, and seeing the classes access this space is particularly pleasing, reading is the cornerstone of all learning, and we are very lucky to have a great facility, supported by dedicated staff who ensure that a health ethos of reading is prevalent throughout the school!
This week, I also had the privilege of hosting my first BPS PTC. This is made up of a collaborative team of parents and teachers, whose underlying aim is to support the school, and more importantly the learning for all students. I could see how passionate these members are and, leaving the meeting, it was clear that all want the school to be as successful as possible, sharing the underlying philosophy that students come first!
Finally, I would like to thank all the community for supporting the efforts of making the school drop off as safe as possible for all children. This week has seen a tremendous improvement, and hopefully a better and safer experience for all first thing in the morning!
Kindest regards and best wishes
Upcoming Parent Workshops in Primary and Secondary
“How to Help Your Child Become A Successful Reader”
27th September 2019 08:15-09:15, EPC AmphitheatreThis parent workshop is aimed at children in the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) and will discuss essential pre-reading skills, provide you with knowledge and ideas of how to help your child develop a love of reading and a rich literacy early years foundation.
Examinations & University Results Presentation for Parents - by Mrs Sonya Papps
I will hold an open presentation for parents on our 2019 IGCSE and IB examination results. In the second half Nancy Chien will join me to share the Class of 2019's university offers (institutions where our students received an offer), and final matriculation destinations (where our students decided to attend). Date: Wednesday, 18th September, 10:00am ESC MPR. All TES parents are welcome. For seating and catering purposes please RSVP via email to: HSSecretary@tes.tp.edu.tw
Seesaw Parent Workshop - by Mr Craig Gamble
Natasha Devon Parent Presentation
Nursery Cooking Fun! - by Mrs Jennie Bonnalie
Recipe cards with simple instructions and volumes are set out as a guide for the children, which helps assist them in following the different steps of the process.
The teachers are actively involved, albeit taking on a supporting role, as the child does
most of the cooking and preparation. As there is cooking involved, adults need
to also ensure that the environment is safe. It is also an excellent opportunity for the
adults to extend the learning, develop language and promote a collaborative learning
The smell of the bread cooking is just divine, which also gives the children a rich and enjoyable sensory experience.
Professional Development Updates - by Mr Luke Chaeter
On occasion, we would like to update all of our community on the professional development of our staff. We believe that this is important, and also further shows our commitment in ensuring that we provide the best educational experience for your children. This week the focus is on Kay Chaeter (Year 1 Teacher)
Kay Chaeter - MSc International Safeguarding
The first course of its kind in the world, safeguarding children and safeguarding vulnerable adults are issues which involve multi-disciplinary, inter-agency working.
Kay has been developing her skill set around global issues such as trafficking of people, technology and international policy, which will further support the school to ensure that all are as safe as possible.
Kay believes that all children and young adults have the right to feel and be safe, an ethos shared by all of TES.
Purple Mash - by Mr Craig Gamble
Parent Teacher Council Representatives Needed - by Mr Luke Chaeter
We currently have vacancies for our Parent Teacher Council.
This is a great opportunity to work closely with members of the school community, including staff to gain an insight into the British Primary Section and support continual improvement.
There will be a commitment of attending a monthly meeting, which starts alternatively at 3.30pm and 6pm.
If you are interested, please email Debra @
email@example.com with your confirmed interest by Wednesday 11th September.