Today the ELC hosted our Spring Celebration. The Preschool students shared three songs which included solos from the juniors and the seniors. The Kindergarten students had prepared their own performances with little help from their teachers. The audience was treated to a ballet dancing, Hawaiian inspired dance, a skipping (jump rope) tricks, a puppet show, several songs and a number of jokes. After the performances all of the ELC students, parents and teachers enjoyed a potluck lunch.
NIS hosted the final HS boys baseball tournament of the year starting today. It is special tournament in that it was a time to remember NIS student and long-time baseball player Sho, who past away last month. Sho was a varsity baseball player for seven years at NIS. All the players played with a black mourning arm band, and before the game, his uniform was presented to his family.
The Gr. 6-8 Japanese B4 class visited a nearby Japanese kindergarten as part of their unit on how volunteering can be made more meaningful through effective communication. They planned the activities to lead for the kindergarten students and enjoyed experiencing the Japanese-style school environment.
The Personal Project for the 2018-19 school year launched on Wednesday! The Gr. 9 students spent most of the day learning about the Personal Project for next year in Gr. 10 and started their investigation phase with learning about the Personal Project and its components, and started to think about their topic and goal. The current Gr. 10 students who completed their Personal Project in January came to share their experience and offered advice. The students will spend the next seven months investigating, planning, taking action and reflecting.
Three NIS students, representing Grade 2 and Grade 5, participated in the 'Cultures of Service' conference hosted by Kyoto International School on Friday. They joined with students from international schools from across the region to talk about the positive impacts they are making, including our very own Action on Waste initiative and longitudinal study on litter. Thank you KIS for inviting us to share our learning with you!
ELC Students have been busily preparing for their annual Spring Celebration on Next Friday, 18th May. ELC Parents are invited to join us from 10am until 1pm, we will start by watching the show in the ELC garden and then move into the classrooms for a potluck lunch.
Students from Gr. 6 through Gr. 10 were learning off campus for Extended Learning Trips this week. Gr. 6 visited Kaga (Ishikawa Prefecture), focusing on activities in Language Arts (both English and Japanese); Gr. 7 went to Shirakawa/Takayama (Gifu Prefecture) focusing on Math and Design; Gr. 8 visited Hiroshima, with a focus on Language Arts and Drama; Gr. 9 went to Tsumago/Magome (Gifu Prefecture) with a focus on Language Arts and Visual Arts; and Gr. 10 went to Matsumoto/Hakuba (Nagano Prefecture) with a focus on Design and Science. Then each grade spent a day upon returning for reflection and follow-up research, expanding and deepening their learning.
The NIS community mourned the sudden and untimely death of Gr. 12 student, Sho Sasaki, who tragically lost his life in a traffic accident on his way home from school on his bicycle on April 3, 2018. Sho was the light and life of the high school and the Gr. 12 students, and his smile and energy is missed dearly by those who knew, loved and cared for him. An event to remember and commemorate Sho's life is planned for Wednesday, May 30 from 2:30-4:30 pm. Organized by his Gr. 12 classmates, everyone in the extended NIS community is welcome to join and share memories of Sho. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by May 25 using the online form http://bit.ly/shostories_RSVP and learn more HERE: https://www.nisjapan.net/shostories