Wednesday, 20 March 2019



Last Day
Wishing all our families a good holidays and see you back on the 1st of April!
The school office will be open every day from 10am - 12pm.

Toho Supermarket Grand Opening
28th March 9.30am
Our new neighbours, Toho supermarket, will have their grand opening. If you are here please come along. We are very happy to have some of our students welcoming the company president on our behalf. If you live on Rokko Island, look out for the report in the RIC Winds paper!

Programme of Inquiry
We are pleased to announce our programme for next school year is now available for you to see.

If you click here, you will be able to see the units of inquiry for all grades.

We will also be publishing our revised school curriculum we have been working on, this summer. After the summer break we will host a parent meeting to explain how it works, how we assess the students making sure that academically they are where they need to be.

Summer School
24th June - 19th July
Ages 5 - 13 years old
Registration is now open for our Maker Camp summer school.
Desiging, building, soft skill development and developing independance. And dont forget - a lot of fun!
Please click here for the link to our webpage

Friday, 15 March 2019



Thankyou to all for the amazing Book and Culture week in school. A lot of fun for all!!



School Lunches
Deadline - 19th March
We will continue to have a catered school lunch from Pizzeria del Rokko.
This time the lunch period will be between April 1 and June 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 is Y400 each and the total cost is Y21,200.

Grades 1 - 6
The G 1 ~ G 6 children’s lunch is Y550 each and the total cost is Y29,150.

If you would like to order the lunch for your child, please submit an order form and make a payment by March 19


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 April 1 – June 20, 2019

Month
Dates
lunch days
April
1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,22,23,24,25,26
20
May
7,8,9,10,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,27,28,29,30,31
19
June
3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20
14


Parent Cafe
April 3rd 9.00am Library with Frank Pitzner
Advantages of Learning Multiple Languages
And
Emergency Evacuation Proceedures
Sending your child to DSKI comes with the big advantage of learning different languages - English, German and Japanese! Let's talk about the
influence language learning has on learning in general and how we prepare the students here for a global and increasingly connected world, both for studying at university and for future careers they will enter.
After the main talk we will show parents our evacuation proceedure in case of earthquake or fire and a short walk to where our off campus evacuation site is. 

Sponsor Run
The sponsor run on the 20th of March will be rescheduled, date to follow soon.

Re-Enrolment
We are now in the process of preparing the new school year starting on August 22, 2019. Knowing the expected student numbers facilitates the planning of classes and teachers. You can help us by filling in the student enrolment form with the link below. We can assure a guaranteed placement, if we have an early enrolment.


Please note that this reply does not constitute a notice of withdrawal, but merely gives us information we need for planning classes. It also does not replace the procedure of enrolment.

If your child(ren) will be leaving DSKI at the end of the current academic year, please make sure that you submit the Notice of Withdrawal form by April 30, 2019.  Please inform us if you want to have the form sent to you.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Our school in the newspapers


We are very happy to be able to share two links here to local newspaper sites

Kobe Shimbun newspaper

Kobe Keizai News

about our visit to the opening of the new Miele store in Kobe. The students of grade 1 had a great time baking their own pie inventions! Thanks to Miele for the invitation and also chef Volker Gmeiner for the fun cooking.

Wednesday, 6 March 2019



School Lunches
Deadline - 19th March
We will continue to have a catered school lunch from Pizzeria del Rokko.
This time the lunch period will be between April 1 and June 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 is Y400 each and the total cost is Y21,200.

Grades 1 - 6
The G 1 ~ G 6 children’s lunch is Y550 each and the total cost is Y29,150.

If you would like to order the lunch for your child, please submit an order form and make a payment by March 19
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 April 1 – June 20, 2019

Month
Dates
lunch days
April
1,2,3,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,15,16,17,18,19,22,23,24,25,26
20
May
7,8,9,10,13,14,15,16,17,20,21,22,23,24,27,28,29,30,31
19
June
3,4,5,6,7,10,11,12,13,14,17,18,19,20
14




Book and Culture Week
11th - 15th of March
The Book and Culture Week Organising Team, together with the PTA and
DSKI School community are proud to present to you - DSKI Book and
Culture Week 2019. This year, we have planned a few special events
to make celebrate books and culture. Here are the events that are
happening next week. Parents are welcomed to join us for the daily
Wake-Up Shake-Up sessions, The Cultural Museum, Author’s
Session and the Parade. For the Pyjama Party, due to the size of the MPR,
we would appreciate it if only parents involved in organising and helping are there.

Monday
8.45 - 9.15 AM Wake-Up Shake-Up @ Playground
9.15 - 10.00 AM Cultural Museum @ Foyer
(Students are encouraged to wear cultural costumes. Parents who are setting up tables,
feel free to do so after 3.00 today(8 March)  or 9.00 AM - 12.00 PM on Saturday (9 March)
Students can free-flow to different stations. Bell will sound at 10 AM and teachers will
collect students and take them back to class.


Tuesday
8.45 - 9.15 AM Wake-Up Shake-Up @ Playground
9.15 AM - 10.30 AM Pyjama Party @ MPR
(Students are encouraged to wear their pyjamas, with a soft toy or
Blanket. The younger students can also bring their favourite picture books.)
G1/2/3/4/5/6 teachers will ensure that all students have a picture book to take with
them to the MPR. EY & PS school students can bring a picture book as well.


Wednesday
2.45 - 3.30 PM Meet-the-Author Rebecca Otowa
(My Awesome Japanese adventure will be available for sale. If you
have made a pre-order or would  like to purchase on the day, please prepare 1000 yen
in cash on the day itself.)
Teachers will take students down to MPR at 2.40 PM. The author will do a short presentation,
followed by a book signing session. The Book and Culture Team will organise the groups.


Friday
Book Character Dress-Up
Early Years: Any costume
Preschool: Any costume
Grade 1-3: Book character
Grade 4-6: Famous/Inspirational People



8.45 AM
Wake-Up/Shake-Up - Haka
8.55 AM
Early Years will parade around the open area, strike a pose
and then go back to class.
9.00 AM
PS/G1/G2/G3 will parade around the open area,
hold a pose and then go back to designated areas.
G4/5/6 Parade, strike a pose and talk about their
character briefly. (Who am I and what have I
done or contributed to society?)
9.30 AM
Parade ends, closing ceremony and all students
will go back to class.



Friday, 1 March 2019



Parent Cafe
How to Talk About Mathematics
March 6th, 9.00am Library with Justin Rich
How does the way we talk about mathematics influence our thinking? How should we talk about mathematics in order to best encourage learners? How can you talk to your children at home about mathematics so they see the real-world value of study? Come along and lets discuss!


Book and Culture Week 2019
11th - 15th of March
We want your old books!
We are organising a book swap during our Book and Culture Week. We would like all the students to bring between 1 and 5 books for the book swap. Please make sure books are -
  • In good condition
  • Appropriate for that student's own age group (so if the student is in 4th grade, he/she should bring a book which a 4th grader could enjoy)

Each student please bring his/her books to school in a paper or plastic bag. The bag should be clearly labelled with his/her name, grade, teacher's name, and number of books brought. The KG teachers will prepare a basket near the entrance of Kindergarten where students can drop off their books (still inside the bag). The deadline for bringing books to swap is Thursday, March 7th.


Additional book donations (if more than 5) are welcome, but these should be brought in a separate bag labelled "donation" and won't count towards a student's book swap totals (parents should make their children aware of this beforehand).


Bookmark Design Competition
Students are invited to design a bookmark based on our theme this year - "One World, Many Stories". Competition forms with a template are available at the school foyer and library. On this template, students can design their bookmarks. Students are reminded to
  • Use colour pencils or markers for their design
  • Refrain from using stickers, stamps or other decorations on their design
  • Include their name

Designs need to be submitted by Friday, 8 March.

Entries can be dropped into boxes available in the library and school foyer. Winners will be announced on Friday, 15th March. The winning entries will be printed and distributed in the library and classrooms.


Visiting Author - Rebecca Otowa
We have exciting news to share with you about an upcoming visit from a local author - Rebecca Otowa. She will be visiting our school on 13 March at 3.00 PM as part of our Book and Culture Week. We will send you further details of her visit. She will be selling copies of her book - My Awesome Japan Adventure and we will be holding a book signing event as well.We will be pre-ordering copies of her book to sell during the event. If you would like to buy a copy and have her autograph it, please order here. This book is also the perfect present for friends back home as it showcases a very unique Japanese culture. So do consider buying a few copies to give away as presents!

Class Exhibitions
We would like to introduce to you our class exhibitions. Each grade will take turns to showcase the work they have been doing in one of their units of inquiry. Please come along and enjoy our presentations, and see individual class blogs for more information.


Class
Exhibition Theme
Date
(From 9.00am)
Pre-School
Check Your Healthy Habits
March 6th
Grade 3/4
Museum of the Ancients
March 4th
Grade 5/6
Graduation Exhibition
April 23 - 25th
Early Years
Museum: Toys Made out of Used Materials
April 10th
Grade 1/2
End of Year Drama Presentation
June 20th