Friday, 30 November 2018




Parent Cafe
The Role of Language Arts in the Age of Automation and Artificial Intelligence
5th December 9.00am Library
Machines/computers are changing the nature of work and therefore the working environment our learners will eventually enter. The response to this is often that students need more technological skills, however research shows social, emotional and creative skills are becoming much more important. The language arts (reading, talking etc) contribute a lot to the development of these social, emotional and creative skills, so we will look at how we are developing these here at DSKI.

School Lunches
We will continue to have a catered school lunch from Pizzeria del Rokko.
This time the lunch period will be between January 7 and March 20, 2019.
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 fork. Your children need to bring them from home.

Early Years and Pre-School 
The Early Years and Pre-School children’s lunch costs Y400 each.
Register HERE

Grades 1 - 6
The G 1 ~ G 6 children’s lunch costs Y550 each.
Register HERE

If you would like to order the lunch for your child, please submit an order form and make a payment by December 12 to -
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


Lunch period January 7 – March 20, 2019

Dates
lunch days
Price
Early Years/
Grade 1-6
January
7,8,9,10,11,14,15,16,17,18,21,22,23,24,25,28,29,30,31
19
Y7,600/
Y10,450
February
1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20,21,22,25,26,27,28
20
Y8,000/
Y11,000
March
1,4,5,6,7,8,11,12,13,14,15,18,19,20
14
Y5,600/
Y7,700
Total

53
Y21,200/
Y29,150


School Christmas Market
We are busy here making final plans for our Christmas market, which will be on the 14th of December. Please mark it in your diary - more information to follow in next weeks blog.

Winter Camp
17th - 21st of December
9.00am - 3.00pm
Ages 5 - 11
We are please to announce that registration for our Winter Camp is now open. We will have a sports and art theme with activities for all to enjoy!
- Team Games
- Creative Painting
- Obstacle Courses
- Model Craft
- End of camp Disco
Cost will be 50, 000 Yen per child for the full week or 12, 000 Yen for each day

To Register Click here

Thursday, 22 November 2018




Scholastic Orders Are Open!
The next scholastic order is open until Tuesday, November 28th! 
We apologise for the deadline being rather soon, but we want to ensure that the books get here before Christmas break. Please check the backpack of your child for the flyer or look at it online: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QzC5TxUoR1PXwh7w8TQRC_7qCGmKct-P77fewSBxpBU/edit?usp=sharing


Parent Cafe
The Role of Language Arts in the Age of Automation and Artificial Intelligence
5th December 9.00am Library
Machines/computers are changing the nature of work and therefore the working environment our learners will eventually enter. The response to this is often that students need more technological skills, however research shows social, emotional and creative skills are becoming much more important. The language arts (reading, talking etc) contribute a lot to the development of these social, emotional and creative skills, so we will look at how we are developing these here at DSKI.

School Christmas Tree Lighting Up Ceremony
30th of November
3.00pm
We will have a whole school ceremony to switch on our Christmas tree lights. The students will sing some songs and then we will have a couple of our students chosen randomly to switch the lights on and start our Christmas season. They have also been busy making decorations for the tree. Parents are very welcome to come and join us!

Winter Camp
17th - 21st of December
9.00am - 3.00pm
Ages 5 - 11
We are please to announce that registration for our Winter Camp is now open. We will have a sports and art theme with activities for all to enjoy!
- Team Games
- Creative Painting
- Obstacle Courses
- Model Craft
- End of camp Disco
Cost will be 50, 000 Yen per child for the full week or 12, 000 Yen for each day

To Register Click here


Staff Training Days
We are busy here at school looking into how we can develop our inquiry style of teaching further!



Friday, 16 November 2018

Old School Photos


Here are some amazing pictures of our school from more than 100 years ago - a time before blogs and internet we thought you may like to see. 

DSKI is one of the oldest international schools in Japan, with a very proud tradition of being part of the local community. 


Please enjoy the photos, and look out for them in our school display area.













Parent Information Meeting
Wednesday 21st November
9.00am, Library
Following the announcement that Mr Pitzner will be away on personal leave from the 25th, we would like to offer a second parent meeting for information plus any questions about the cover situation for parents who were not able to attend the meeting last week.

Open Day
Thursday 22nd November
We will have our first Open Day on the 22nd of November. It will be a normal school day for all our students, but we will be open for visitors who are interested in joining us to come and see the school in action.


School Closed
Friday 23rd November
Friendly reminder: The school will be closed on Friday, 23rd (and Saturday 24th) due to a two-day teacher training. The whole staff will be together looking at how we can further develop our inquiry style of teaching.

School Christmas Tree
Lighting Up Ceremony
30th of November
3.00pm
We will have a whole school ceremony to switch on our Christmas tree lights. The students will sing some songs and then we will have a couple of our students chosen randomly to switch the lights on and start our Christmas season. They have also been busy making decorations for the tree. Parents are very welcome to come and join us!

Winter Camp
17th - 21st of December
9.00am - 3.00pm
Ages 5 - 11
We are please to announce that registration for our Winter Camp is now open. We will have a sports and art theme with activities for all to enjoy!
- Team Games
- Creative Painting
- Obstacle Courses
- Model Craft
- End of camp Disco
Cost will be 50, 000 Yen per child for the full week or 12, 000 Yen for each day


To Register Click here


School Photos
Early Bird discount for school photos ends today!


TELL Kansai
We would like to support TELL Kansai, a counseling and support service for mental health in the Kansai area we work with. They will be having a fundraising event on the 1st of February in Mikage.
You are able to buy raffle tickets here in the school office, with a good selection of prizes.




Friday, 9 November 2018





Osaka Christmas Market
Please RSVP here by Friday 9th November, please contact Mari Sukegawa for additional information.

The Grade 1 - 6 students are invited this year again to open the annual German Christmas Market in Osaka.

Date and Time:         Friday 16th November, 2018 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue:                      Umeda Sky Building in Osaka
Schedule:
2:40 pm Students have their afternoon snack in the classroom
3:15 pm Students and teachers depart school by charter bus
4:00 pm Students and teachers arrive in Osaka
4:15 pm The opening ceremony begins
4:40 pm (Estimated) DSKI students sing
5:00 pm The Christmas tree is lit

After singing the students will meet St. Nicholas and get a present.
The teachers will return the students to the entrance hall of the Umeda Sky Building.
Teachers will give a coupon for food/drink and the merry-go-round to each child as they are handed over to their parents.
Parents must collect their child after the performance at the entrance hall of the Umeda Sky Building, East Tower.
Parents are responsible for their children after this time (after 5:00 pm approx.).
Please ensure that:

1) Your child has an afternoon snack packed on Friday 16th November.
2) Your child has the school polo shirt. Please allow the child to wear white sweatshirts with long sleeves underneath.
He/she needs to wear dark colored trousers/skirt & tights.

Open Day
We will have our first Open Day on the 22nd of November. It will be a normal school day for all our students, but we will be open for visitors who are interested in joining us to come and see the school in action.

Secondary School Visit
Ascot International School are planning to open a secondary school section in which will cater to native English and also native Japanese speakers. They have very kindly offered to host an information meeting at their new site on the 14th of November at 9.00am.

You will be able to meet the principal Mr Donnellan, hear about their secondary school concept and see the new campus.

We will meet here at the school and transportation will be provided to their campus and back.


Winter Camp
17th - 21st of December
9.00am - 3.00pm
Ages 5 - 11
We are please to announce that registration for our Winter Camp is now open. We will have a sports and art theme with activities for all to enjoy!
- Team Games
- Creative Painting
- Obstacle Courses
- Model Craft
- End of camp Disco
Cost will be 50, 000 Yen per child for the full week or 12, 000 Yen for each day
To Register Click here

School Photos
On Wednesday and Thursday all families received log in details from our new photographer. Please check the photos, we really like them a lot!
They are great memories but on top might be a nice seasonal present for grandparents, aunts and uncles....
If you like to order them you might want to use the "early bird" discount.
For those of you who have looked before: From tonight the photos with all students from your grade will be available too!

Principal Absent
Frank Pitzner joins the Principal´s conference of the Association of the German Schools Abroad. The conference is hosted by the German International School Seoul. It lasts from Wednesday, Nov 14th to Sunday, Nov 18th.

Parent Cafe
Many thanks to all who came along to our first two Parent Cafes, great to see you there and we hope you find our meetings useful. If you would like any themes added to the schedule, just let us know.





Friday, 2 November 2018


Welcome to our New Blog!
Every Friday afternoon we will be publishing here all the information you will need for the coming week for whole school events, activities or news. From information about the weather, what your child needs for Sports Day, or a RSVP for a school concert you can find it here. So no more emails lost in your inbox.

We will also be publishing some weekly news about school life. It may be some pedagogical information or just some good photos from a walk round in the morning.

We hope you will find it useful, let us know what you think!




Next Board Meeting
Information: The next Board meeting will be held on November 6th at 7:00pm.




Parent Cafe
Third Culture Kids: Transitions

Library, 7th November with Katelyn Boyle

Third Culture Kids are children who are raised out of their parents’ home cultures, or spend most of their “growing up” years abroad. During this cafe, we’ll talk specifically about how to support TCK’s social-emotional wellbeing during international transitions. At our cafe we will discuss the impact of transitions, what to look for, about how school communities can support and what parents can do at home to help their children.




Secondary School Visit
Ascot International School are planning to open a secondary school section in which will cater to native English and also native Japanese speakers. They have very kindly offered to host an information meeting at their new site on the 14th of November at 9.00am.

You will be able to meet the principal Mr Donnellan, hear about their secondary school concept and see the new campus.

We will meet here at the school and transportation will be provided to their campus and back.




Christmas Market
The Grade 1 - 6 students are invited this year again to open the annual German Christmas Market in Osaka.

Date and Time:         Friday 16th November, 2018 from 4:15 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue:                      Umeda Sky Building in Osaka
Schedule:
2:40 pm Students have their afternoon snack in the classroom
3:15 pm Students and teachers depart school by charter bus
4:00 pm Students and teachers arrive in Osaka
4:15 pm The opening ceremony begins
4:40 pm (Estimated) DSKI students sing
5:00 pm The Christmas tree is lit

After singing the students will meet St. Nicholas and get a present.
The teachers will return the students to the entrance hall of the Umeda Sky Building.
Teachers will give a coupon for food/drink and the merry-go-round to each child as they are handed over to their parents.
Parents must collect their child after the performance at the entrance hall of the Umeda Sky Building, East Tower.
Parents are responsible for their children after this time (after 5:00 pm approx.).
Please ensure that:

1) Your child has an afternoon snack packed on Friday 16th November.
2) Your child has the school polo shirt. Please allow the child to wear white sweatshirts with long sleeves underneath.
He/she needs to wear dark colored trousers/skirt & tights.

Please RSVP here by Friday 9th November, please contact Mari Sukegawa for additional information.




School closed
Friendly reminder: The school will be closed on Friday, 23rd (and Saturday 24th) due to a two-day teacher training.