Friday, 18 September 2020


School Days 
21st 22nd September
Just to confirm we will be open next week on the public holidays, school as normal.

Annual General Meeting
23rd September 7.00pm
Online
You will have received a pdf invitation from the school board to join the school association Annual General Meeting on the 23rd of September at 7.00pm.

When you join the school your family becomes part of the association and we would be very happy to see you all at the online meeting!

If you havent received the invitation, please let us know.


Scholastic Book Club
Deadline 2nd October
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! 


For every $1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by Friday, October 2, 2020.


Oktoberfest
Friday 9th October
We had our first PTA meeting this week and we discussed our Oktoberfest. We cant run it as normal, but also we dont want to cancel it. 

So we are planning to run a Oktoberfest theme day in school on Friday 9th (So no Saturday event). Students can come in dressed up, we will have some activities, our school choir will perform live via zoom to the school community and we will have some Oktoberfest theme bread for each child at lunchtime!
More information closer to the date. 

Spring Carnival
10th April
This will be our big event of the year taking over from the reduced Oktoberfest, we will hopefully be clear of the current situation and can celebrate in style!


School Events
We have published our events for the school year, you can see them on the Important Dates page of this blog.

Sports Day
Please note the change of date for Sports Day, it will be 29th April so we dont have problems with typhoons and high temperatures.

Assemblies
We have listed all the assemblies for the year on the School Events page, so you can book your time off work if needed.


Tracker Days
Well spotted some parents and thanks for asking! You will see on our events calendar Tracker Days. This is a staff event, but you can read about it on the Primary Years Programme Information page of this blog.


 

Friday, 11 September 2020

 

Earthquake Practise Drils

Yesterday we had our first earthquake drill and tsunami evacuation practise. We are happy to report that everything went smoothly and from start of drill to end of evacuation. We will continue to hold practise sessions through the year to make sure that we are fully prepared to act immediately if anything should every happen.


Annual General Meeting

23rd September, 7.00pm 

Online

You will soon receive a letter from the board inviting you to register for the online AGM. We will be using Zoom for the meeting, so we hope all parents are comfortable with that.


Rental Accomodation (Flyer attached to weekly email)

Looking for a great place to live in Kobe? I have several houses, apartments and rooms available to rent, on a short-, mid-, and long-term basis. Many of our properties are in the Hankyu Mikage area and ideal to commute to DSKI. Have a look at the PDF with our properties! For more information, contact Anna at akschrade@gmail.com 


International Scarecrow Designing Competition

Join Peace and Nature scarecrow designing competition!

Japanese application page

English application page


Girl Scouts 
Entente
5 - 17years old
We are happy to promote the Girl Scouts which is starting soon at the Entente building on Rokko Island Please see the flyer attached to the weekly email. First meeting will be Staurday the 26th September.


School Hat Sale
If you are interested in our school hat sale, please click here to buy for your child!








Friday, 4 September 2020


Annual General Meeting
23rd September 7.00pm
Online
We are please to announce the date of our next AGM, you will receive a letter of invitation from our chair of the board so we look forward to seeing you there.

It is also a time to elect new board members, if you are interested in standing for the school board, just let us know!


Parent Handbook
We have recently updated our parent handbook, it is linked to the blog under Our Links and you can also access it here

If you would prefer a pdf please just ask the office.

Car Parking and our Neighbours
Just a reminder to please drop and go outside our school. For longer term stays, please use the car parks.

School Cap Sale
We are happy to announce a special discount on the school caps, due to the ongoing hot weather. Please contact the office for details or see the flyer attached to todays email.

Early Arrival and After School Care
We understand that some families rely on care until 4.30pm, so we are happy to say that we
have early arrival supervision

7.50am - 8.45am and 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, 28 August 2020



Our New Programme of Inquiry for 2020-21
We are happy to publish our new programme of inquiry, if you goto the School Programme and Information tab at the top of the blog you can access it there.

At our parent meetings tonight your homeroom teacher will go through the units and we will also give you information before each unit starts.


Clubs
We are really sorry to say that we will be stepping back from our intention to run clubs for semester 1, 
based on the recent experiences you may have seen in the local news about clubs being an easy way
to transmit CV19. We want to make sure our students are as safe as possible, so we apologize for the inconvenience.
We are still hoping to run clubs later in the school year.


Early Arrival and After School Care
We understand that some families rely on care until 4.30pm, so we are happy to say that we have early arrival supervision
7.50am - 8.45am and 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.

Please click here to register


Mr Kanase
We are very sorry to say that our new Japanese teacher Mr Kanase will be leaving us from today. Due to sudden personal reasons he wont be able to continue. We are happpy to announce that Mr Furuta will rejoin us until a permanent replacement is hired. 





Friday, 21 August 2020



Enrolment Party for Pre-School
24th August
11.00am
We are looking forward to our new preschool class joining us Monday for their first day at school! A big day, we wish them good luck and a happy time at DSKI!
Please remember, only two adults maximum per family so we can distance.

Parent Teacher Meetings 
28th August
6.00pm
Please join our online meetings to meet your new teacher and hear about the plans for the year ahead. You can also decide who will be your class parent representative!

Nobi - Nobi Passport
G 1~6 children have received a Nobi-Nobi passport from Kobe city and Kokoron card from Hyogo prefecture today. They let the children visit certain institutions for free of charge (from April 8th, 2020 to April 7th, 2021). Please see email attachment or contact the school office for details.

Friday, 14 August 2020


Welcome back!
Our staff have been in this week getting everything ready for the students to arrive next week. Planning, resources and of course our heath and safety procedures. And we are happy to confirm that we are going above and beyond the local authority requirements in all areas.
(You will see in our office, we have a protective screen at the counter. Please dont pass and go to the secretaries desk!)

You will be receiving an email from your homeroom teacher this afternoon welcoming you to the start of the new year. All staff will be at the arrival gates on the 20th to meet and greet you and the students and show them into school and upto class for the first day back.

And we are especially looking forward to the 24th when our new preschool class will join. Its always great to see this age group nervous with their cones, and then the confident and literate children they become by June!

Class Meeting
28th August, 6.00pm
Online
We will hold our start of year class meetings this year via online platforms, so no need to come into school. Your teachers will send you invitations shortly, but for our new families, its a chance for parents to meet each other, hear from the teacher plans for the year and also to elect the class representative. This role is the link between parents and teacher and also the person who will attend our Parent Teacher Association to reperesent the class community.

Friday, 17 July 2020

School Reopening Information
Dear parents of DSKI,

I would just like to wish you a happy and relaxing holiday now that our summer camp is coming to a close. It's been a very enjoyable four weeks, and I would really like to thank Ms Faye for a fantastic job coordinating and making it go so well and to all of the teachers for running great daily activities. It's been a real pleasure seeing the students come in and have fun here on site!

I would also like to take this opportunity to let you know what will happen next. We will continue to follow the recommendations of the local education authorities, which is that currently all schools in Hyogo are expected to be open full time for normal operations. 

So I am happy to say we will be back and open full time from the 20th of August. 

Pre-school families, please remember it will be the 24th August, starting with our welcome ceremony. You'll receive a letter from the team shortly giving you more details - and please don't forget your school cones!

We will of course continue taking full precautions to ensure the school is a safe and healthy environment with correct sanitation and distancing. 
We will also adapt our opening or operating procedures if there is any change in the Covid 19 situation. Closer to the open date I will send out our revised and updated health and safety policy giving you full details about how school will work. 

So please have a great holiday, safe travels and we will see you in a few weeks.

Yours sincerely and on behalf of the staff and school board, 

Alex Inman

Principal

School Office Opening Times
Our office will be open July 20 and August 12, between 10:00am~12:00pm

Message from Kidzania!
Please contact the office for the good quality pdf




Friday, 19 June 2020



Have a Great Holiday!
To all our families, we woudl like to say have a great summer vacation. We do hope you will find a way to relax and enjoy summer season.

Our summer camp will begin on Monday, and our teachers are preparing everything right now.
We will have a special camp blog - click here, which will be updated daily with what has been going on!

Next Years School Dates and Oktoberfest
The Oktoberfest will be a much lower key event, with the emphasis changing to a bigger event in April, when we are hopefully clear of CV19 and winter weather.

More information closer to the time!

Due to the change of emphasis, we have made a holiday date swap.
Date Change
October
12th - changed to a school day, due to no large Oktoberfest on the weekend
April
12th - School holiday as the Saturday event will need teachers to be present and help.