While students in an international school such as NIS have incredible benefits in terms of the richness of learning which is not possible in a national system in any country . . .
Head of School Weekly Notes
A huge thank you to the PTA for organizing such a wonderful parent excursion to Asuke-Korenkei yesterday . . .
This has been a week of many highlights - some of which are big and obvious (welcoming nine other teams from across Japan as host of the two-day WJAA High School Girls Volleyball Tournament today, for example!) and some of which have been the small magical moments which make NIS special. One of these was . . .
On Saturday last weekend our school was filled with educators from across Japan as we discussed how to embrace translanguaging in our school culture. Translanguaging is the process whereby . . .
As a part of the CIS/WASC accreditation process, the school engages in a comprehensive ‘Self-Study’ in which we analyze ourselves against international standards, as well as against our own commitment to our mission, to work out what we are doing well and what we could do better. We are now at this stage in the process.
Walking around campus this week it has been great to see so many Inquire-Inspire-Impact t-shirts being worn, especially today with the HS girls volleyball team off on their first tournament of the season . . .
NIS secondary students returned this afternoon – tired but happy – from the start of year retreats in Nagano. I hope parents have been following on twitter to . . .
A school without kids in is a very strange place indeed and so it was wonderful for us to welcome back our nearly 500 NIS students this week for the start of the new school year.