Friday, 30 April 2021

 

Scholastic Book Orders
A gentle reminder to please add the information about the May Scholastic book order below (attached flyer in English and Japanese). 

The due date to place the orders is Friday, May 14th
This will be the last Scholastic book order for this school year. 


If anyone needs more flyers, I have plenty more in my class. 
(I think no one added it to their blogs last week as there have been very few orders so far)


Japanese Language Camp
3rd - 4th August
Bread Trip Around the World
Any Japanese level ok!
Sign up - from after golden week
The town of Kobe is famous for bread.
So this is a good chance to know about bread around the world. 
We will have many activities about bread!
We are happy to invite any level of Japanese speakers to come and enjoy the activities!


Day1 

Day2

A course 

10:00am-12:00am

(kids only) 

10:00am-12:00am

(11:30am- with parent)

B course 

2:00pm-4:00pm

(kids only) 

2:00pm-4:00pm

(3:30pm- with parent)



■Fee 8,000yen(2days)DSK student 10% discount 

■Ages 3-6years (separation parents and kids) 

■Participate as a brother and sister 1000yen discount 

■Cancellation Policy 

3 days~the day before 50% 

On the day 100% 



Summer Camp (English)
21st June - 16th July
9.00am - 3.30pm 
Ages 3 - 12 years old


We will have a whole day programme for the first 4 weeks of the summer vacation. We will have a range of different activities running which the children can choose from such as sports, outdoor games, music workshop and art and crafts.

1 week 50,000yen
2 weeks 95, 000 yen (5% discount)
3 weeks 135, 000 yen (10% discount)
4 weeks 150, 000 yen (25% discount)
Lunch included, bus fee is extra


Withdrawal Notice for Leaving Families
For families moving on in June, please dont forget our deadline for giving notice to leave DSKI is the 30th April.

Monday, 26 April 2021

French Lessons for Students

We are very happy to announce further collaberation between our French colleagues at the Institut Francais with French language courses available for students of DSKI!





Friday, 23 April 2021

 

IB Evaluation Visit
We had our visitors from the IB this week looking at our school and how we implement the Primary Years Programme. We have received some nice, positive informal feedback but thw formal written report will be made available in June. We will be happy to share the results with our parents.

Many thanks to the parent volunteers who joined a meeting with them, we really appreciate the time you gave up in your day to support the school.

Student Photos
29th April

We would like to ask all parents to make sure their children have their hair brushed and teeth cleaned, ready for our school photos! We will be taking portrait shots and class group pictures (except for permission withheld families) for the yearbook. We will also be making the photos available for families.

Please note - we will have a second date for any students not here on the 29th but the class group pictures will be taken this day.


Summer Camp
Japanese Language
3 - 4th August
We are happy to announce that we will run a two day Japanese language camp with fun activities for 3 - 6 year olds. We will have sign up details shortly.

German Language
We are also happy to announce that we will run a German language camp for native / high level speakers if we have enough students. Dates will depend on demand, please contact your German teacher if you are interested!

Summer Camp (English)
21st June - 16th July
9.00am - 3.30pm 
Ages 3 - 12 years old


We will have a whole day programme for the first 4 weeks of the summer vacation. We will have a range of different activities running which the children can choose from such as sports, outdoor games, music workshop and art and crafts.

1 week 50,000yen
2 weeks 95, 000 yen (5% discount)
3 weeks 135, 000 yen (10% discount)
4 weeks 150, 000 yen (25% discount)
Lunch included, bus fee is extra



Withdrawal Notice for Leaving Families
For families moving on in June, please dont forget our deadline for giving notice to leave DSKI is the 30th April.

Friday, 16 April 2021


Student Photos
29th April

We would like to ask all parents to make sure their children have their hair brushed and teeth cleaned, ready for our school photos! 
We will be taking portrait shots and class group pictures (except for permission withheld families) for the yearbook. We will also be making the photos available for families.


Sports Day
26th - 30th April
Apologies we cant have spectators, students will do events in class.
Messge from Mr Waite -
With lovely weather approaching next week, students will start their in school sports day events during PE lessons. Students have been practicing the best way to perform various disciplines and they will participate competitively starting next week in the javelin, shot put, high jump, standing long jump, 100m & 400m running races. Points will be allocated and we will establish the most consistently performing students for each year level. 

As this year's Sports Day will be spread out over many lessons, there is a chance the process will not be complete until after the Golden Week break. 

As we are unable to have parents attend this yearWe hope to provide video footage of students performing in the coming weeks. Kindergarten team games & activities will be conducted after the Golden Week break. 


Summer Camp
21st June - 16th July
9.00am - 3.30pm 
Ages 3 - 12 years old
Registrations are now open for our summer camp 2021! 

We will have a whole day programme for the first 4 weeks of the summer vacation. We will have a range of different activities running which the children can choose from such as sports, outdoor games, music workshop and art and crafts.

1 week 50,000yen
2 weeks 95, 000 yen (5% discount)
3 weeks 135, 000 yen (10% discount)
4 weeks 150, 000 yen (25% discount)
Lunch included, bus fee is extra



Japanese and German Language Summer Camp
We are very happy to announce that we are in the process of introducing Japanese and German language camps. We will provide more details in next weeks blog! 


Summer Travel Information
We have adjusted our Coronavirus information tab to include links to the Japanese government website with information on visa and travel. The situation regarding re entry and quarantine is being updated based on the current situation so we hope this helps.


PTA
A big thankyou to the PTA volunteers who have now finished the 1st stage of the entrance renewal and the wonderful painting of the wall. It looks so great, thankyou very much!! 

It makes such a big difference coming in. We look forward to the finished entrance museum.



Friday, 9 April 2021

 

Summer Camp
21st June - 16th July
9.00am - 3.30pm 
Ages 3 - 12 years old
Registrations are now open for our summer camp 2021! 

We will have a whole day programme for the first 4 weeks of the summer vacation. We will have a range of different activities running which the children can choose from such as sports, outdoor games, music workshop and art and crafts.

1 week 50,000yen
2 weeks 95, 000 yen (5% discount)
3 weeks 135, 000 yen (10% discount)
4 weeks 150, 000 yen (25% discount)
Lunch included, bus fee is extra



Visit from the International Baccalaureate
 21st - 23rd April
Parent meeting 22nd April
11.00 - 11.45am
We are getting close now to our visit by the IB team who will spend 3 days working with us, looking at how we are implementing the programme and our plans for future development.
The visit will be remote, so they will be meeting with teachers and students via video conference. 

We would like to ask for some parent volunteers who would be willing to join a meeting with the visitors where they can have some time with you to talk about teh school programme from parents perspective.

If you would be free and willing to join, please click here to register


Nobi - Nobi Passport
Going home with students today

Today Grade  1~ 6 children have received a new Nobi-Nobi passport (issued by Kobe city). This lets children visit the institutions on the list for free of charge between April 8th, 2021 and April 7th, 2022. The list in English will be sent by email attachment.


Parent Handbook and School Policies
Just to let you know we have moved the parent handbook here due to the ads pop-up which was appearing on the ebook. Our policies are here, as a seperate tab.


Summer Travel Information
We have adjusted our Coronavirus information tab to include links to the Japanese government website with information on visa and travel. The situation regarding re entry and quarantine is being updated based on the current situation so we hope this helps.


PTA
Big thankyou to our PTA who have been very busy earlier this week - Keeping our fish happy and adding new baby snails (picture below!) and healthy, gardening, re-painting our entrance area and delivering easter eggs to our students to enjoy! 
We hope we can reopen again soon for you to continue this great work!







Friday, 2 April 2021


Summer Camp
21st June - 16th July
9.00am - 3.30pm 
Ages 3 - 12 years old
Registrations are now open for our summer camp 2021! 

We will have a whole day programme for the first 4 weeks of the summer vacation. We will have a range of different activities running which the children can choose from such as sports, outdoor games, music workshop and art and crafts.

1 week 50,000yen
2 weeks 95, 000 yen (5% discount)
3 weeks 135, 000 yen (10% discount)
4 weeks 150, 000 yen (25% discount)
Lunch included, bus fee is extra





Message from our friends at Institut Francais
Spring Course from 3rd April
The Institut français is the official French government centre of language and culture with two locations in Kansai : Osaka and Kyoto.

We offer French group classes for kids, teenagers and adults,  workshops as well as private tuition and corporate courses.

Our Spring session will be starting 3rd April with a wide range of courses (including some online courses!).

Please have a look at our website where you can find more information and download our programme: 
If you have any questions before signing up or if you have some knowledge and would not like to start from scratch, a free assessment test can be booked before enrolment.
So please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

We look forward to hearing from you.
A bientôt !
Institut français du Japon - Kansai   


Visit from the International Baccalaureate
 21st - 23rd April
Parent meeting 22nd April
11.00 - 11.45am
We are getting close now to our visit by the IB team who will spend 3 days working with us, looking at how we are implementing the programme and our plans for future development.
The visit will be remote, so they will be meeting with teachers and students via video conference. 

We would like to ask for some parent volunteers who would be willing to join a meeting with the visitors where they can have some time with you to talk about teh school programme from parents perspective.

If you would be free and willing to join, please click here to register


For interested DSKI families. 
A message from TELL.

TELL is dedicated to providing effective support and counselling services to Japan's international community and its increasing mental health needs.

TELL's April Conference titled COVID-19 Mental Health Disparities: Pursuing Equality in Japan. We will be hosting multiple speakers on April 10th, which is open to the public, and on April 11th, where we will be offering training to clinicians. 

Over the past year, the global pandemic has upended our lives and impacted all aspects of our life  including mental health. While COVID-19 cases rose, unfortunately, so did cases of anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. Those especially affected include women and youth, who face inequities that have been highlighted over the course of the pandemic. Join us as we take charge of our mental health and cultivate resilience and well-being by listening to guest speakers from a wide range of groups – peers, schools, the workplace, community stakeholders, and more.

If you would like to learn more about the conference, please see the website for the event. You can also register there for one or both days. 



Wednesday, 17 March 2021

 
Have a good vacation
We wish everyone a safe and relaxing vacation and see you all back here on the 29th March. Enjoy the cherry blossoms and nice weather!


Book and Culture Week
The students have all had a great time this week and many thanks to our staff and parent volnteers making it so enjoyable. Its been so nice seeing all the students engaged in the activities and the costumes they wear every day!


The Exhibition
June 9th - 11th
(Grade 5/6 Parent Information Night - April 8th, 7.00pm)
Our Grade 5/6 students will be starting their exhibition shortly, its teh big event of their year and we will be happy to invite our whoel schol community to view and hear what they have accomplished! Please mark the dates and support our students!


Campus Security Work
We are happy to say that when we come back you will see some positive changes in our campus security. 

We will be updating our systems with 
- A new front gate with high quality security locks
- A new gate in the kindergarten area with an emergency quick release opening system
- Security cameras covering the full campus perimeter, not just at the main gate. They will record on a 48 hour loop, stored on a server located on campus so no images will be sent to a third party. The recording will not be accessible to anyone unless there is just cause and approval by both the principal and office manager.

Please take a look when you come back, the student council decided the colour scheme so our thanks to them and their work.

Friday, 12 March 2021

 

School Lunches

Deadline - March 16, 2021

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

This time the lunch period will be between April 1 – June 15, 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 March 16, 2021

 

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

 

 

Trial Lunch period April 1 – June 15, 2021

 

Dates

lunch days

April

1,2,5,6,7,8,9,12,13,14,15,16,19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29,30

22

May

10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20,21,24,25,26,27,28,31

16

June

1,2,3,4,7,8,9,10,11,14,15

11

 

Total

 

49




Book and Culture Week
15th - 17th March

Weaving Diversity through Reading and a Culturally Responsible Learning for a new future.”

 

BOOK AND CULTURE WEEK activity for each day is as follows:

 

Monday, March 15 - 

Instagram (Photo Booth) - students can pose and have their photos taken in the first-floor sitting area.

D.E.A.R - From 9:00 - 9:15, the whole school will read a book in their classroom.

Spirit Week (National Dress) - wear the clothes from your country and bring your favorite book from your country (or a printout of the cover).

Match the Book Launching! Which teacher likes which book? Take a guess!

 

Tuesday, March 16 -

Instagram (Photo Booth) - students can pose and have their photos taken in the first-floor sitting area.

D.E.A.R - From 9:00 - 9:15, the whole school will read a book in their classroom.

Spirit Week (Pajama Party) - Bring your favorite book and come to school in your pajamas!

 

Wednesday, March 17 -

Instagram (Photo Booth) - students can pose and have their photos taken in the first-floor sitting area.

D.E.A.R - From 9:00 - 9:15, the whole school will read a book in their classroom.

Spirit Week (Character dress-up day) - Come to school dressed as your favorite book character.

Match the Book Revelation! - The answers to Monday's contest will be revealed!

 

Kindergarten Assembly
The Blue team (Kindergarten) made the story "The Sun" for our year long unit "Sharing the Planet".  All the musical instruments which expresses the characters  are chosen by children. Please enjoy.


Important
We had a report of a suspicious person in the area. It was after hours with no children around, but we would please like to take this opportunity to remind our community to be vigilant and to please report any suspicious person or behaviour to the school office, even if it is after hours.