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 Week 4
Week 4

Hello and welcome to the weekly memo for week 4 of 2019-2020. Please take the time to look through it carefully, making a note of everything that concerns you and your family. In each weekly memo you will find information concerning primary, secondary and whole school events for the coming three weeks. To view the entire message, be sure to click on the ‘view email in browser’ button. 

Have a nice week!


Word from the Primary Head

A number of you have approached Mr Vesseau and I with your concerns regarding the CE1 to CM2 playtime this year, sharing your impressions that the time allocated to playtime this year is much longer than last year. In fact, as you can see from the comparative tables below, playtime is only 5 minutes longer this year than last.

As we announced on 3rd June the TES EPC timetable underwent some changes this year. Timings changed from 20/40 minutes to 15/ 30 minutes. Classes now start at 8am, rather than 8:10am and CLC classes finish at 12:30pm for some year groups. Instead of 40 minutes for FS only junior playtime, this year we rounded up to 45 minutes. We could not 'round down' to 30 minutes, as our students would then exceed the maximum amount of class time permitted by the French Ministry of Education. As Mr Vesseau wrote to you in May French Section primary students are permitted 26 hours of class time a week - including 30 minutes of morning break time per day -  on account of the French, English and Chinese language programme we follow.  

One of the reasons, the additional 5 minutes of playtime may seem longer this year could be on account of the delay with the ECAs starting back. From today, Music lessons and the MJ Kids will resume for enrolled students. These ECAs will take place during the FS only playtime. In addition, students enrolled in the FAL and FLC pathways have their additional lessons from 1:30-2:15pm, as do students that class teachers request to see for additional tuition (APC).

Ms Carine Capel

French Section Team Colour T-Shirts

As a security measure, we ask that all students wear the French Section team colour t-shirts for class outings. Please note that orders and payment for t-shirts (300 NT$) must first be made using the TESmile AOS system. Once payment has been made T-shirts can then be collected from Min-Hui at the office.

QR Codes for CLC Seesaw

The CLC team have started using Seesaw. As they have students from all three Sections in their classes, they cannot use the existing Seesaw accounts. This week they will send home a QR code so that you can connect to your child’s CLC Seesaw portfolio. They will be updating content approximately once a week.

Monday 9th September

MS to CM2: ECAs begin for enrolled students

CE1 & CE2 parents 3:15pm J-120: information meeting about overnight trip to Camp Taiwan at the start of October.  See letter from the class teachers for more information.

Tuesday 10th September

CP to CM2 3:15-4:15pm: FS French and English homework clubs begin for enrolled students. Please remember to bring English/ French books to school even if it is not an English/French day!

CM1 & CM2 parents: deadline to enroll for Saturday Touch Rugby classes.  See letter from Mr Polson.

Wednesday 11th September

MS to CM2: no afterschool ECAs today on account of a British Primary Section (BPS) staff meeting.

Thursday 12th September

All classes: presentation of the FSPA back-to-school gift for each class by the members of the French Section Parents Association.

Friday 20th September

All classes: TES celebrates International Peace Day. All children wear white to school.

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September

CE1 to CM2: Citizenship week at the French Section. Voting for student class representatives.

Monday 23rd September

CE1 to CM2: whole school Eco-School assemblies with the British and German Sections.

Whole School

School Rules

Every French Section family will soon receive a paper copy of the FS School Rule 2019-2020s. You may consult the digital version here.

All primary parents need to return one copy of the signature slip for each of their children (on page 18).

All CE2, CM1 and CM2 children need to sign and return the signature slip on page 14, which includes the ICT Charter.

All secondary students and parents need to return the return the signature slip (1 per child) on page 32.

All secondary students need to sign the IT charter on page 38.

French classes for parents

Parents: registration for French lesson for parents is open. Please apply at the French Section office by 2 September for an early bird discount. Calendar and registration form available.

Friday 13th September

No school: mid-autumn festival public holiday

Thursday 26th September

All parents 6:30pm EPC: How Babies Become Boys and Girls conference by Prof. Carrie Paechter. For more information see here.

Friday 27th September

All families 5:30-9pm EPC: TES Autumn Festival. Poster here.

Saturday 28th September

All parents & secondary students 9:30am-1:15pm EPC: Confronting Equality: Women, Men and Society conference. Registration required. Poster here.


A word from the secondary assistant head

Today for Character Day at ESC, our students took part in activities related to well-being. Students from 3ème to Tle attended a second conference led by Natasha Devon on the topic of mental health. 5ème and 4ème students participated in workshops about non-violence and worked on learning to listen to one another and develop empathy. Yoga sessions organised by Mr Penicaud were also on offer. Mr Desponds worked with the 6ème class on the role of the class representatives. Mr Milleret launched his gardening project with the 5ème class - the first step in a larger environmental project

Mr Franck Lefèvre

TES-ESC : House Hoodies and House T-Shirts Pre-orders 

Dear parents, please see the information letter and make the order via TESmile before the deadline.

Parent Information Evening from 6ème to 2nde

You can find the presentations shared with parents on Wednesday 4th September in this folder.

Loss or damage to pedagogical material 

Please find a letter here from Mr Desponds concerning the conditions of reimbursement in the case of loss or damage to pedagogical material belonging to the French Section.

3ème - IGCSE Maths Course

3ème parents, please read the attached letter from the Maths team concerning IGCSE Maths lessons in English.

Monday 9th September

All classes: combined courses are cancelled on account of TES Character Day. Activities will be proposed related to the Health and Citizenship pathways on the themes of participation and empathy. CCAs are also cancelled

3ème to Tle: 2nd conference with Natasha Devon. See schedule on Pronote.

2nde, 1ère & Tle 1-1:45pm ESC Phase II: British and American University Fair. Participating universities listed here.

Tuesday 10th September

2nde to Tle parents: information meeting about the French Bac. Schedule and room plan for the evening here.

2nde & 1ère 5-6pm EPC Junior building amphitheatre

Tle 6-7pm EPC 2F conference room

Friday 13th September

2nde, 1ère & Tle volunteers all day: participating at Oslo Freedom Forum. The Forum will no longer take place at Huashan 1914 Creative Park, but at the Grand Hyatt near the 101. The programme for the day is here.

Monday 16th September

2nde, 1ère & Tle and parents 6:30-8pm EPC: presentation by the University of Cambridge. More information here.

Tuesday 17th September

3ème parents 5-6pm EPC 2F Conference Room: information meeting about the Brevet.

Thursday 19th September

1ère et 2nde parents 6:30-8pm: information meeting about applying to British and American universities, organised by the TES UCC department.

Saturday 21st September
Supervised assessment EPC Conference Room
Tle S & ES 8:30-11:30am: philosophy

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September
All classes: Citizenship week

Tuesday 24th September
6ème: distribution of feedback about starting secondary

Wednesday 25th September

6ème parents 3-6pm: meeting with the BSHS combined courses teachers (art, sport,music, chinese).

Friday 27th September

All students: election of student representatives and members of the Lycée Student Council (CVL).

Saturday 28th September

Tle: supervised assessment cancelled.

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