Friday, 15 January 2021

 

Welcome Back
We hope you have all had a good vacation and its good to see the students back. All has gone well this week, the students have been happy in class! We havent had any students upset or concrend about the state of emergency but we will make sure that we provide pastoral support as needed in these difficult times.

Just a reminder to please be aware of our health policy, in particular to mask wearing, distancing and avoiding visiting the campus if it isnt for an urgent matter, including waiting off campus to collect your children.


Early Arrival and After School Care
We just want to let parents know we have some space in our early arrival and after school care programe. Click here if you would like to register.
Early Arrivals 7.50am - 8.45am
After school supervision from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.

Please note that the numbers are very limited to avoid running a big group with a higher risk of cross infection.
Applications will be assessed on a need basis. There will also be a small charge for the service which would need to be
booked for the semester  -
Morning supervision 2,000 yen per family per session
After school supervision 2,000 yen per family per session
Both morning and afternoon supervision 3, 000 yen per family per day

Please note only full weeks can be requested, not individual days or dates. This is so we can properly secure a

supervisor.

Friday, 18 December 2020

 

Happy Holidays to all
We wish you season's happyness and a relaxing break! Its been a very nice first term, given the circumstances everything has gone very well with all students safe and happy.

Many thanks to our fantastic PTA for organizing our last day Christmas extravaganza!


Kinderpunsch
If you are interested to make a traditional seasonal German fruit drink for your child, click the image below. 
We will leave it to your imagination what you can add for the adult version!





Teacher Information
Kindergarten
We are sad to say goodbye to Anne Barton today, as she will be leaving us. This is because Pam Ureta will be arriving at the start of January to take up her position as the new permanent teacher for kindergarten yellow team and also the Head of Early Years. Anne has done a great job, its been really nice having her here and we look forward to the next time she is in school helping us out.

We are also happy to say that Ms Hanna Moriguchi will be joining us as a teaching assistant in Early Years. She is well known to us and to many parents as she is also the daughter of Anita, our Pre-Kindergarten teacher and she is also a former student of DSKI!

Primary School
We are pleased that Mr Stefan Mayr will continue with us in the new term. As well as teaching German to the lower primary school students, from January he will also be working with the lower primary school as a support teacher in the unit of inquiry lessons.


Calendar 2021/2022 
Thankyou to the PTA class representatives for giving feedback about next years school calendar. You can see it below and we will add it to our website shortly.

You can see that there is a slight change with two additional half days, in October and February. These will be for the parent teacher conferences, when we will close at 1.00pm and meetings will be scheduled in the afternoon. As the classes are getting bigger, its harder for teachers to squeeze the meetings in during the week, so we hope this will make life a bit easier. We do understand that some families need their children looked after until 3.30pm due to work, so we will run a child care system.

Another change is that there will be no teacher training day for 2021/2022 as we have introduced a two year staff training cycle. 

The first year of the cycle we run an in-school training event run by a educational institution such as we did this year. 

The second year we will send some staff one by one to external workshops. For example the International Baccalaureate runs many excellent workshops throughout the year at various locations in Asia and the rest of the world. When travel reopens, we want our staff to be able to go and join these. Not just for the training but also for the opportunity to network with other IB teachers and exchange ideas about good practise, which they can also bring back to DSKI.




Friday, 11 December 2020

 

Orders closing today!!
Dont forget to pick up your childs specially decorated cup or plate!


Specially created by the PTA and students for good causes. Thankyou to those who have already ordered. Please note, Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten Yellow Team and Grade 5/6 will do theirs in January, when the rest of the stock arrives.
Just a note about care - please dont microwave or use washing machines with gold stickers. It is also not recommended to put the crayon stickers in washing machines.


School Lunches

Deadline - December 16, 2021

We will continue to have a catered school lunch from Pizzeria del Rokko.

This time the lunch period will be between January 12 – March 31, 2021.

Orders can only be processed after payment has been made and confirmed.

Please be aware that in case of the absences or sickness of the child during the period the fee cannot be refunded.

The lunch will not come with chopsticks or forks. Your children need to bring them from home.

 

Early Years and Pre-School 

The Early Years and Pre-School children’s lunch is Y500 each, total cost Y24,500.

Click here to register

 

Grades 1 - 6

The G 1 ~ G 6 children’s lunch is Y600 each, total cost Y29,400.

Click here to register

 

If you would like to order the lunch for your child, please submit an order form

and make a payment by December 16, 2020

 

Deutsche Schule Kobe International                                        学校法人神戸ドイツ学院

Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Rokko Island branch                          三井住友銀行六甲アイランド支店  

Account No. 3393642 (Saving Account)                                  普通口座 3393642

Swift Code: SMBCJPJT



End of Term
18th December
3.30pm
Just a reminder that next Friday is the end of term and that we wll have a full day programme, instead of our usual half day. This is because we will have our special visitor ging round each class in the afternoon!


Emergency Routines and Practise
This week DSKI joined the staff of the American Consulate and Canadian Academy to role play disaster exercises to test out our policy and responses. We are happy to say that the role plays were sucessful and that it also gave us some good ideas for how we can continue to develop our natural disaster responses.

We take prior preparation and planning very seriously here at DSKI and will keep you fully informed about how we develop our policies.




Friday, 4 December 2020

 
Winter Camp
21-24th December

Last call, registration closing soon!



School Lunches

Deadline - December 16, 2021

We will continue to have a catered school lunch from Pizzeria del Rokko.

This time the lunch period will be between January 12 – March 31, 2021.

Orders can only be processed after payment has been made and confirmed.

Please be aware that in case of the absences or sickness of the child during the period the fee cannot be refunded.

The lunch will not come with chopsticks or forks. Your children need to bring them from home.

 

Early Years and Pre-School 

The Early Years and Pre-School children’s lunch is Y500 each, total cost Y24,500.

Click here to register

 

Grades 1 - 6

The G 1 ~ G 6 children’s lunch is Y600 each, total cost Y29,400.

Click here to register

 

If you would like to order the lunch for your child, please submit an order form

and make a payment by December 16, 2020

 

Deutsche Schule Kobe International                                        学校法人神戸ドイツ学院

Mitsui Sumitomo Bank, Rokko Island branch                          三井住友銀行六甲アイランド支店  

Account No. 3393642 (Saving Account)                                  普通口座 3393642

Swift Code: SMBCJPJT



Big Thankyou
To our PTA for the really nice day today for our Christmas and St Nicholas celebrations, photos to follow soon on your class blogs!

Reminder - dont forget to pick up your childs specially decorated cup or plate!


Specially created by the PTA and students for good causes.





Friday, 27 November 2020

 

Teacher Training Days
27/28th November
Our teachers are all hard at work today, looking at how we can improve and develop literacy through the lens of cultural diversity.  Very important for us in an international school context.


St Nicholas and Christmas Tree Light Switching On
4th December
We are still celebrating St Nicolas combining it with a Christmas Tree light switching on event.
Our school choir will also once again perform via Youtube, we will share the video via our Youtube channel.


IB Primary Years Programme Survey Results
We had a 57% response rate from our families (79 families in school/104 children),
so many thanks for the feedback.

Questions were replied to on the scale - 
1 - I don't agree
5 - I agree

Forms response chart. Question title: Which grade is your child in?. Number of responses: 45 responses.


Forms response chart. Question title: You chose DSKI because it is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Number of responses: 45 responses.

Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI is committed to offering the IB programme to my child. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: You are happy with the way you are informed about the IB programme through the class and office blogs. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the IB and school philosophy. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the units of inquiry. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the IB learner profile. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI IB Primary Years Programme recognizes all cultures throughout the school community. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to become independent learners. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to broaden their understanding of local and global issues. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to become technologically advanced. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI promotes responsible action within and beyond the community. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI promotes open communication. Number of responses: 45 responses.




Friday, 20 November 2020

 
School Closed Reminder
27th November
Please dont forget we will be closed for teacher training next Friday.


Last Day on the 18th December - Information
We will have a very special day on the 18th with a suprise visitor for the children! Hint - red clothes, big sack etc. And coronavirus health and safety policy compliant. To allow time to get round all classes we will have a full day programme so the school day this year will end at 3.30pm. 

If any families have already made travel plans for the afternoon, please just let your homeroom teacher know your child will leave at 1.00pm. They will miss the visitor though.

Important - lunches
We have not ordered school lunches for the 18th so all families please supply your child with a lunch.


Coronavirus Update
You may have seen that the number of Coronavirus cases in Japan is rising steeply at the moment. We just want to let you know we are fully informed and making sure our health policy is still working properly to keep all the students safe. We are also in touch with our school doctor regarding the situation.


Parent Survey
Tick box only, no writing needed, takes about 1 minute!


Online Learning Software
We are reviewing our online learning policy right now to prepare for any school closure that may happen again due to Coronavirus. 
We have postive experiences with Seesaw and think it would be a good idea to use this instead of Google Classrooms, but we would like to hear your opinion about this.

Big Thankyou!
To our PTA for the work in helping us remodel our red sofa corner!






Friday, 13 November 2020


Teacher Training Day
27th November
Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Friday the 27th November for teacher training. We are very happy to be working with a well known international schools training organisation looking at cultural awareness and inquiry taught through literacy. 

Winter Holiday Camp
21st - 24th December
9.00am - 3.30pm
4 - 12 years old
It will run for the first 4 days of the holidays as the Friday is the 25th and our teachers need to be at home to wait for Santa and gifts! A full day programme of art, games and play. All ages welcome, numbers are limited though. 50, 000 yen per child, all lunches and materials included plus a special christmas lunch on the 24th!

Parent Survey
Tick box only, no writing needed, takes about 1 minute!




Monday, 9 November 2020

Teacher Training Day
27th November
Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Friday the 27th November for teacher training. We are very happy to be working with a well known international schools training organisation looking at cultural awareness and inquiry taught through literacy. 


Online Learning Software
We are reviewing our online learning policy right now to prepare for any school closure that may happen again due to Coronavirus. 
We have postive experiences with Seesaw and think it would be a good idea to use this instead of Google Classrooms, but we would like to hear your opinion about this.