Kaohsiung mayor supports special education zone in Tapingting
Kaohsiung Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) on Nov. 27 expressed support for a proposal to establish a special education zone in the city’s Tapingting (大坪頂) area to encourage international schools in the city to relocate there. Chen promised to have the city’s Urban Development Bureau and the Education Bureau discuss how to encourage more bilingual schools in the zone. Chen made the remark in response to Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) City Council Lee Shun-chin’s (李順進) call to relocate the city’s international schools to Tapingting, a suburban area in the city’s Xiaogang District (小港). “There are 323 students in our [Kaohsiung] American School, 182 students in [Kaohsiung] Japanese School ... There are four to five international schools in the city, but they have very small campuses in downtown [Kaohsiung],” Lee said.
Pearl S. Buck Christmas party to be held by Orphanage Club
The Taipei American School’s (TAS) Orphanage Club will hold its annual Pearl S. Buck Christmas party on Dec. 21 on its campus. In a statement issued by the club, it said it was in need of food sponsors as well as servers on that day from 11:30am to 2:30pm. Anyone interested in sponsoring food, helping serve or wishing to have more information on the event can contact Richard Arnold at (02) 2873-9900 ext 239 or Ms. Koh at (02) 2874-0902.