In recent weeks, students Valeria, Natalia, and Eva (Grade 10) and Ipek and Dilay (Grade 11) have worked hard to coordinate the "Stuff a Stocking" efforts in the Upper School – with amazingly successful results!
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On Friday, November 12, TASIS England welcomed the Mayor of Runnymede, Cllr. Elaine Gill, to campus for a tree-planting ceremony in honor of the upcoming Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Congratulations to Upper School faculty members Stacey Wilkins and Stephanie Feo Hughes! They serve as editors of the ICTE Newsletter, which has just received the 2021 Affiliate Newsletter of Excellence Program Award given by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
This month’s Spotlight on Service features the Peru Club, an Upper School club that, for the past five years, has engaged students in making a difference to children in need in Peru. Advised by Mrs. Aguais and Mr. Garcia and led by seniors Francisco, Camila, and Felipe, the Peru Club has kicked off the new school year with some fantastic initiatives.
In September and October, we were delighted by the beautiful artwork of the Elements and Echoes exhibition on display in our Fleming Gallery.
The October Spotlight on Service features the inspiring work of Daniel (Grade 10) with Fundación Granitos de Paz, an organization that serves communities in need in Cartagena, Colombia. Here, Daniel tells us about the youth programs he assisted during his service with this charity.
For the inaugural Spotlight on Service of the 2021-22 academic year, we feature the outstanding service of Sasha (Grade 11) in the Democratic Republic of Georgia. During the summer, Sasha volunteered at a dog shelter in Tbilisi and worked on archaeological excavations at Samshvilde. Here, Sasha shares his experiences at both of these fascinating service sites.
TASIS England is delighted to announce the 2021 Advanced Placement (AP) exam results. This year, 136 Upper School students took 346 AP exams in 23 different subjects, achieving an 88% pass rate and an impressive average mean score of 3.9.
TASIS England is extremely proud of the grades achieved during a challenging year for all students. This year, our IBDP candidates
achieved a 100% pass rate and we maintained an average point score of 36, which is significantly higher than the world average of 33.2. In addition, 20% of our students received a bilingual IB diploma, which reflects the School’s Mission to “nurture intellectual curiosity and embolden each learner to flourish as a principled, open-minded, and compassionate member of a global community.”
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, TASIS England juniors Bella Mia and Flo played their part in the community in an exceptional way – by becoming volunteers at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London. Service Ambassador Seo Hee (Grade 11) spoke with them to learn more about their remarkable service.
As a student that has been with us since the age of three, senior Adriana S has the distinction of being the lone "TASIS lifer" in the Class of 2021.
Many groups in Saudi Arabia distribute bags of essentials as gifts to workers prior to or during Ramadan. This year, TASIS boarding students who could not return to the UK in January wanted to help the family of TASIS sophomore Valentina, who has spearheaded just such an annual service project since 2013.
Staff members organized some Spring Break fun with the "Great Anners Bake Off" in support of Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C).
We are delighted to announce that Middle School student Neha has written and performed an award-winning original monologue, earning first place in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Shakespeare Monologue Competition.
Karina Patel, Class of 2018 and currently a student at Northwestern University, shared the news that she recently directed a radio play based on the Jane Austen novel “Sense and Sensibility.”
The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. Great necessities call out great virtues. When a mind is raised, and animated by scenes that engage the heart, then those qualities which would otherwise lay dormant, wake into life and form the character of the hero and the statesman.
― Abigail Adams
TASIS England puts its second-hand school uniforms and outdated Spirit Wear to good use by donating them to African schools.
We are delighted that two of our student-athletes, Hannah and Jason, have already signed letters of intent from Boston University and Sacred Heart University, respectively.
This month’s Spotlight on Service features the Freecember initiative, in which a group of TASIS faculty, students, and alums worked to end human trafficking.
All IB World Schools are regularly reviewed by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO), and, in December, TASIS England had a comprehensive evaluation visit.