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 Week 23
Week 23
Welcome to the twenty-third weekly memo of the school year 2018-2019. You will find information concerning primary, secondary and whole school events for the coming three weeks here.  Information listed as 'whole school' concerns both primary and secondary classes. To view the entire message, be sure to click on the ‘view email in browser’ button. Have a nice week!
Primary
A message from the primary head
Children are never too young to start asking philosophical questions and to learn about thinking. On Wednesday 30th January, all of our secondary students had the opportunity to spend a day philosophising and thinking about the question of time. They took part in workshops run by teachers from every subject area (CM1’s Mr Belin also joined them) all based on the topic of Time.

In primary school too, some of our classes are taking part in the Philo-menal project. Philosophical discussions in class are helping students to develop critical thinking and debating skills and teaching them - our future citizens - to be aware of issues that are important in the modern world. The project encourages cooperation, tolerance and listening.

In May, we will invite you to a Philo-menal group exhibition featuring contributions from infant to Terminale classes. You’ll find the time to come...right?

Ms Carine Capel

CE1-CM2 Primary Student Council

Please find here the minutes of the latest meeting of student class representatives. The main item on the agenda was feedback from the class photo shoots.

Reminder: no money or toys at school

Please remember that money and toys are not allowed at school (except for special events). When children do bring money or toys to school, please ensure that they know they cannot trade, exchange, lend or borrow from other children.

DELF exam preparations

Children doing the DELF exam will sit it on Sunday 31st March at the Alliance française.
They can attend preparation sessions with Mme Fabienne Jeangilles from 12 to 12:40pm in room J-302 on the following dates

Students enrolled in DELF A1

General presentation: Thursday 7 March 12pm
A1 Preparation: Thursday 14 March 12pm
Review and feedback: Thursday 28 March 12 pm

Students enrolled in DELF A1.1
Wednesdays 13 and 20 March 12pm
 

Students enrolled in DELF A2
General presentation: Thursday 7 March 12pm
A2 Preparation: Thursday 21 March 12pm
Review and feedback: Thursday 28 March 12 pm

French Section Team Colour T-shirts

All colours and sizes of the French Section team colour t-shirts are now back in stock. We ask that all students wear them for class outings and for TES Sports Days (coming in April). Orders and payment for t-shirts (300 NT$) are now made using the TESmile AOS system. T-shirts can then be collected from Min-Hui at the office.

Matt Phelan Author Visit Book Orders

Classes from CP to CM2 will have the opportunity to meet author Matt Phelan and take part in creativity and comic book workshops with him on Monday 1st April. He will also be available for book signing that day. If parents would like to order a copy of his book ‘Around the World’ they may do so using the AOS system from 18th February to 4th March (4pm). More information here.

Monday 11th - Wednesday 13th February

CM1: Anthony absent for DELF training, replaced by Céline

Monday 11th February

Movers candidates 12pm J-101: listening exam practice
GS2: Essema absent, replaced by Elise
PS: Yvelise absent, replaced by Sylvie

Tuesday 12th February

Flyers candidates 12pm J-101: listening exam practice

Wednesday 13th February

KET candidates 12pm J101: writing practice

CE1.1: Valerie absent for DELF renewal, replaced by Isabelle

FAL: Isabelle replaced by Elise

Thursday 14th- Friday 15th February

Ms Capel & Isabelle absent for DALF training

FAL: Isabelle replaced by Elise

Thursday 14th February

PET candidates 12pm J101: listening practice

GS2: author visit by Peggy Nilles in Taipei for the International Book Exhibition

Friday 15th February

PS, MS, GS, CE1.2, CE2, CM1 & CM2: library closed for author visit.  CP and CE1.1 classes will visit the library in the afternoon to return and borrow books.

GS & CP: invited to attend Axel Scheffler author visit by the German Section
All parents 11:30-12pm EPC library: Axel Scheffler book signing. See poster

GS: outing to  animal shelter

CE1 & CM1: unusual plant boxes project

Monday 18th February

Movers candidates 12pm J101: reading and writing practice

CP-CM2 parents: opening of AOS system to order a copy of Matt Phelan’s book ‘Around the World’. More information here.

Tuesday 19th February

Flyers candidates 12pm J101: reading and writing practice

Wednesday 20th February

KET candidates 12pm J101: listening practice

Thursday 21st February

PET candidates 12pm J101: listening practice

Friday 22nd February

Starters candidates 12pm J101: listening practice

CE1 & CM1: unusual plant boxes project

GS1 ESC Science lab: outing to the secondary campus for a lesson on bacteria presented by Biology teacher Ms Roy and the 3ème class.

Sunday 24th February

Lantern making ECA students and student representatives from CM1 & CM2 : tri-Section trip to XimenDing Taipei Lantern Festival. 

Monday 25th February
Movers candidates 12pm J101: reading and writing exam practice

Tuesday 26th February
Flyers candidates 12pm J101: reading and writing exam practice
MS-CM2: no CLC classes on account of teacher training

Friday 1st March

PS, MS, GS & CP: Carnival Dress Up Day.
This year, themes have been chosen for each class. If possible, children are asked to wear costumes related to their class's theme. If parents already have costumes for Carnival that are not related to the chosen theme, it is absolutely fine for children to come to school in a costume of their choice - anything goes!

PS: no theme 
MS: Space
GS: African Safari
CP: Circus

Parents are welcome to watch the tri-Section parade from 8.10-8.50am on the Junior Astroturf.

Whole School

Cambridge exams and preparation classes

Please find the slides that were presented to parents last Thursday in the information meeting here and also a letter from Andria Spring with the complete timetables for the preparation classes here.

Thursday 28th February

Public holiday. No school

Secondary

ESCPA February 2019 Newsletter

Monday 11th - Friday 15th February

3ème, 1ère & Tle: mock exam week. Please find the schedule here.

Monday 11th February

6ème: timetable changes for the 2nd semester. See Pronote.

Tuesday 12th - Wednesday 13th February

Julie Puertas absent for  DELF training

Tuesday 12th February

5ème: official road safety test
6ème: homework club starts for enrolled students

Wednesday 13th February

2nde 11:30am-12:30pm: review of each student’s objectives with Ms Motch and Mr Vesseau
2nde: deadline to return the authorisation form for the visit to BNP headquarters.

Thursday 14th February

2nde & 1ère 10am-12pm library: author visit from Eric Faye, in Taipei for the International Book Exhibition

2nde 1:40-3pm: theatre workshop with Mr Luc Ducros - actor and clown

Friday 15th February

6ème-Tle 11:25am-12:40pm ESC atrium phase II: Chinese New Year assembly

2nde 8:05-12pm: visit to BNP headquarters. Leaving from EPC at 8:05am. 

6ème: deadline to return the authorisation letter for the outing to Juming Museum

Parents 6ème-1ère: deadline to order a meal and organise transport for your child for sports day.

Monday 18th February

3ème: road safety test

Tuesday 19th February

Lycée Student Council and student representatives 12:40-13:40pm: meeting 

Wednesday 20th February

6ème: outing to Juming museum

Tle, 2nde & 1ère room 1305 1:10pm: Tle students present the various tests required to apply for North American universities - SAT, iELTS, TOEFL etc.

Parents and members of the CESC (health and citizenship committee) 3:10pm: meeting of the CESC about sleep issues. Parents who are interested in attending please contact the secondary office.

Thursday 21st February

6ème-1ère TES Sports Day at Taipei Arena. 

Friday 22nd February

3ème: the students present a lesson on bacteria to pupils from GS.

Saturday 23rd February

Secondary KET candidates 9-10:30am EPC J-101: reading and writing practice
Secondary PET candidates 11-1pm EPC J101: reading and writing practice

Monday 25th February

1ère: submission of Personalised Project work for the Bac.

Tuesday 26th February

Tle 9:55-11:55am: second Bac PE exam

Parent representatives 11:30am-1:30pm ESC Conference room: meeting

Wednesday 27th February
2nde, 1ère & Tle 1pm Phase II: presentation by Kings College London

3ème: Pascal maths competition

Friday 1st March
End of grading for the second trimester

Saturday 2nd March
Secondary KET candidates 9-10:30am: listening and speaking practice
Secondary PET candidates 11-12:30pm: listening and speaking practice
Secondary FCE candidates 1:30-3pm: reading and use of English practice

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