Friday, 23 October 2020

Happy Halloween and Happy Holidays!
We all had a great day here celebrating Halloween, thanks again to the PTA for doing such a great job putting it together!

Please have a restful vacation and we look forward to seeing you all back here on the 2nd November.

Japanese TV
1st November 
We are happy to let you know that our school will be on Japanese TV on a feature about international schools in Japan. They will show some pictures and talk about our programme, you can see us on BS channel 7 at 9.00pm. 

Friday, 16 October 2020

Coronavirus and Communication to the Community
We would like to thank all our community members for their patience and support this week due to our coronavirus experience. We have learnt a lot and updated our policy which we will publish again this week.

One of the biggest points from parents feeding back to us was about information. We held back due to our concerns about personal privacy, however we see that people need to know more details and it is our responsibility to communicate this. In future we will send out more details to the community.

And please remember, we only want essential visitors onto the campus. Lets not get too relaxed.

Parent Teacher Conferences
12th - 23rd October

Grade 4 Assembly
21st October

Next week will be our first assembly of the year. To avoid visitors on campus, we will pre-record the assembly and next week we will upload it to our  YouTube channel.

23rd October

We will have our Halloween next week as the real halloween is actually in the school vacation. Once again our PTA have done a great job!

Just a reminder dont forget costumes!

Friday, 9 October 2020

Parent Teacher Conferences
19th - 23rd October
You will receive invitations for our PTCs shortly, when you will be able to meet with your homeroom teacher and see how your child has settled into the new school year. 

Please note - we will hold all meetings online. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Gl├╝cklicher Oktoberfesttag!
We had a lot of fun today with our traditional Oktoberfest/typhoon combination! The students were all able to enjoy activities and our special lunch time choir video and pretzels.

A big thankyou to our PTA for organizing the event, getting the pretzels and decorating our school so the students could enjoy the day. 

And please enjoy watching our school choir - click here!

Thursday, 8 October 2020

 Getting ready for Oktoberfest!

Friday, 2 October 2020


9th October

Our PTA is busy preparing for Oktoberfest next week. Music from our choir, pretzels and activities in class.

Please dont forget -
  • To dress your child in the Oktoberfest colours of blue and white!
  • For meals from home families, please send in a German food theme lunch box (sausage, potato, salad). School bento familes, the restaurant will take care.

The school choir - we will send out viewing information in next weeks blog.

Schools to Schools
We had fun this week in Grade 3 and 4 with a video converence to a school in Jakarta exchanging unit of inquiry information.
See our Primary Years Programme Information page for more details!

Flu Vaccines
20th or 22nd October
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Our school doctor, Dr. Adachi will offer to administer flu vaccines here in school. 
Please note the fee is 4,000 yen per child.
Deadline for registration is 16th October

Friday, 25 September 2020

Scholastic Book Club
Deadline 2nd October - Order Now!
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.

9th October 
Our plans are continuing for Oktoberfest, it wont be a big outdoor festival this year but we do plan to mark the event as a day for the students in school.

We are very happy that the PTA will take charge. They will provide a pretzel for each child (please let us know if your child has any allergy) and decorate the school for the day! We will also have activities for the students in class during the day and the school choir will perform online.

Students clothing
Please send your child to school in either traditional Oktoberfest costume
Oktoberfest colours - clothes of blue and white, or German flag colours - black, red, gold.

For home prepared lunches, if possible please send in a bento box of Oktoberfest themed food for your child. Potato, sausage, salad theme food.

We will take lots of photos, so you can see what happened.

School Choir Uniform
We are very happy to announce that this week we received a very generous sponsorship for our new school choir uniforms from Yamaoka Memorial Foundation, supported by Yanmar. We think they look great and you will be able to see the students wearing them at our online Oktoberfest concert!

The New School Board
Thankyou to all those who attended our Annual General Meeting, we are very happy to announce the new school board for school year 2020-2021.

Chair: Ms Steiners
Vice-Chair: MsPalmer
Treasurer: Ms Tabuchi Gardiner-Elko
Vice-treasurer: Mr de Montfort
Secretary: Ms Medina
Vice-secretary/HR: Ms Kruegel
Bus and Building: Mr Morineau
Marketing: Ms Phan Tran

Parent Teacher Association
We have had our first PTA meetings, you can follow the meetings by reading the minutes on our PTA page of our blog.

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
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.

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.

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 


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)

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International Scarecrow Designing Competition

Join Peace and Nature scarecrow designing competition!

Japanese application page

English application page

Girl Scouts 
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!