Our first official Alumni Reunion was held recently to welcome back members of our Taipei European School community who have left or graduated from the school. The TES Alumni Office was proud to instigate and host this event, which we hope will grow over the coming years.
The purpose of the Alumni Reunion was to provide a networking opportunity for our alumni and a way for friends of TES to stay connected with each other. It’s always nice to find out what members of our community have been up to since leaving the school and to hear of their many accomplishments and milestone events. The Alumni Office’s mission is to facilitate a global TES network of support for all community members, no matter how long ago they were at the school or where they are now based.
We were very happy to welcome back alumni from the graduating classes of 2006 to 2017, most of whom are now based in the UK, USA, Europe, and Taiwan. Of course many more alumni would have liked to join the event, but were prevented from doing so by work, study, and travel commitments. We sincerely hope to be able to welcome them next time!
Nevertheless, over 30 guest were in attendance at the reunion, including alumni, teachers and parents. All of our guests enjoyed an evening of excellent company, fond reminiscences, and delicious food and drink. It was a fun-filled event in which our alumni were able to catch up with classmates, as well as teachers. In addition, it fostered interaction between different graduation years, and between university students and working professionals. There was a relaxed vibe throughout the evening and everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their school days, updating each other on their recent life events, and discussing plans for future gatherings.
Hopefully this will be the start of a long tradition of alumni networking events and we are looking forward to growing our community together.