2019 Club Fair

Our annual HAS Club Fair was a huge success! During this event, students listened to presentations about each club and then they got to choose which club or clubs they would like to join. Students have a wide variety of different clubs to participate in and learn from throughout the 2019-2020 school year. There are academic clubs, such as World Scholars, Model United Nations, and even robotics. Then there are the sports clubs including basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, and for the first time ever, Parkour. There are also different miscellaneous clubs, such as photography, dance, cooking and more. There are thirty different clubs for the students to choose from, each of which are appealing in the

HAS Students in World Scholar's Cup (Sydney)

Have you ever traveled to another country for a competition with your classmates and friends? I will tell you all about what happened to us during the World Scholar’s Cup Global Round in Sydney, Australia. The competition was from August 15th to August 21st. It was all a wonderful journey, although the airplanes we took were all economy class. World Scholar’s Cup is a team academic competition. You compete on a team of three and win individual medals (I won a few myself). After a few months of practicing the questions together, our school teams joined the regional competition in Kaohsiung in March. All of the qualifiers were welcomed to join the global round (and I qualified, of course). At

Letter for Parents-- Advising Session

Dear HAS Parents: On Monday, September 2, the school will have its first after-school advising session of the year for all 5th-12th grade students. Unless excused, all of these students are required to attend from 15:10-16:30. This is an important part of our school program and allows us to track both student academic progress and extra-curricular participation. Advising takes place once a month. The following are the dates scheduled for 1st semester: September 2 October 7 November 4 December 2 Please encourage your child to attend each of the required advising sessions. Sincerely, Darin Murphy, Head of School 親愛的新竹美國學校家長 您好: 學校將於九月二日(星期一)開始本學期第一次的課後指導課程,時間是下午15:10~16:30,所有五到十二年級的學生都必須參加。學校藉

World Scholar's Cup (Sydney Global Round)

On August 15th-20th, six students alongside with Ms. Keller travelled to Sydney, Australia to participate in the World Scholar’s Cup Sydney Global Round. The team won 6 Gold Medals, 8 Silver Medals, and 1 Da Vinchi Medal. The senior team is qualified to participate in the Tournament of Champions in New England in November. Excellent job HASpacas! SENIOR DIVISION Kelly Loo: Silver in Social Studies, Silver in Science, Silver in Debate, and Gold in Top School Scholar Maggie Gross: Silver in Art, Gold in Social Studies, Gold in Literature, Silver in Special Area, Silver in Writing JUNIOR DIVISION Chris Tung - Gold in Writing and Silver in Science Sophie Su - Silver in Debate, Gold in Writi

2018 National Student Competition of Music

Our student, Jacob Chiang (grade 8), participated in the “2018 National Student Competition of Music”, hosted by the Hsinchu City Government. He won the Outstanding Performance Award at the section of Wooden Xylophone Solo! We are very proud of him. Congratulations!

Student Orientation

We had a great student orientation for our first day of school here at Hsinchu American School. The day started off with a student assembly introducing new and returning teachers, going over announcements, and giving out SASMO(Singapore and Asian School Math Olympiad) awards. Next, the students participated in ice breaker activities created by the student council, and went to receive their textbooks and lockers. Students and teachers both enjoyed an amazing lunch brought to us by our new catering service. Finally, students got to go to each of their classes, meet their teacher and go over classroom procedures. We are off to a great start here at HAS, and we are very excited about the new sch

First Day of School!

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! HAS is excited to start the first day of school on Monday, August 12th. Orientation will begin at 8:20am! See you there!

New Lunch Vendor--Shako Restaurant

Shako restaurant will cater lunch for HAS next semester. The owners were from high-tech industry, and they thus applied strict criteria on the service quality. Their food is local farmers produced, and are chemical additives free. One common cliche is that healthy food doesn’t taste good. However, getting a bite of Shako’s, people may want to change their opinions on what healthy food should be. After sampling, all HAS staff were pleased with the flavor and variety. Many of us even took seconds! Food from Shako’s is definitely something to look forward to next week! HAS is proud to provide more than food for thought. Care to join us for lunch?

Radio Interview

The Hsinchu American School Superintendent was invited to IC Radio to talk about his educational principles and how HAS strives to encourage its students to find their passions. The Hsinchu American School has a superior teacher-student-ratio of 1:6. This interview will be broadcasted on FM97.5(IC Radio) at 5:00pm, Monday, Aug. 12. Please tune in to know more about HAS!

Back to School Letter from Superintendent

Dear Parents and Students of HAS, I want to welcome everyone to the 2019-2020 school year, our 15th year. We at HAS are very excited about the start of this fall semester. We have a number of very qualified returning and new teachers ready to launch us into a great year. I am very excited about the opening of the lower elementary grades; and with all of the renovations over the summer, the school is in excellent shape. Student orientation is on Monday, August 12, with students getting their textbooks, lockers and classroom assignments. They will get the opportunity to catch up with old friends or to meet new friends in their advising groups. In the afternoon, they will go around to all of th

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