Friday, 26 April 2019



Holidays

29th April - 6th May
Just a reminder that the school will be closed from the 29th April to the 6th of May for golden week, so first day back is Tuesday the 7th of May.
The school office will be closed for the whole vacation.

Parent Cafe
8th May, 9.00am, Library
Music and Movement for Young Learners
See the importance why we connect young children with music. Through modeling and gentle guidance, very young children can learn to read basic rhythmic and melodic patterns as they sing, play, and move to music. Hands on, practical Parent Cafe!


New Student Photos
8th May
We will have a photographer in school on the 8th to take pictures of all our students who joined the school after October and missed the first visit. 

Cross Country Run
9th May 9.30am - 11.30am
Green Belt on Rokko Island
The school will celebrate the Cross Country Event on Thursday, May 9th, 2019, from 9.30am to 11:30am. Grade 3, Grade 4 and Grade 5&6 will be participating in this even and will arrive at the regular time to school. 


At 9.00am students will head to the Green Belt on Rocco Island. Please find days timetable below. All parents are invited to follow their children during the running events from 9:30 - 11:30am


Time
Action
8:45
Wake up Shake up (at School playground)
9:00-
9:30
Walking to Green belt (with water bottle, hat and snack
9:30
Warm up
9:40
Individual 1000m X-Run (Grade 3)
10:10
Individual 1000m X-Run (Grade 4)
10:30
Individual 2000m X-Run (Grade 5&6)

10:50
Snack break
11:10
Grade 3,4,5&6 4x500m Relay
11:30
Walk back to school
12pm
Lunch

Regular school schedule


Secondary School Admissions
As part of our ongoing collaberation with the secondary schools we feed into, Mr Inman met yesterday with the headmaster of Canadian Academy, Jon Schatzky. The feedback about our graduates is very positive and next school year we will be further developing our connection and we look forward to sending many more of our students there in the years to come. 

Hats
Very Important!
As the weather is now getting hotter, please make sure that your child has a hat for outside play from after Golden Week. No hat - no play!

Student Art and Princesses
In case you are in town, please make a trip to MOTOMACHI SHOTENGAI (Shopping Arcade) to look at the art our DSKI children made.
This was for the Motomachi drawing contest and the pictures will now be displayed between Saturday, 27th April and Monday, 6th May 2019
in the arcade's 5 chome of Motomachi. Just ask the locals!

Another event is the INFIORATA in Kitano-cho.
The whole of Kitano-zaka Street will be covered in flower carpets with elaborate designs from Saturday, 27th April to Monday, 29th April 2019.
Beside the flowers there will be music, food stalls, performances, a Harley Davidson exhibition and our very own DSKI princesses!





Friday, 19 April 2019



Exhibition 2019!
23rd April 
Tuesday - 9.00AM to 10,40 AM, 2.40 PM - 3.30 PM
24th April 
Wednesday - 9.00 AM to 10.40 AM, 1.00 PM - 3.30 PM
Multi-Purpose Room
We are delighted to announce that our Grade 5/6 students will be holding their Student Exhibition!

This is their big event this year, and we are very happy to invite all our parents to come along and see. You will be able to look at the work students have completed, talk to them about their research and hear how they are taking positive action.

So please come along and enjoy the event!



Homeroom Teachers Lineup for 2019 - 2020
Please see the pdf letter attached to the Friday Blog email about our homeroom teachers for the school year 2019 - 2020.

Sleep Over
April 25th - 26th
Pre-School to Grade 2
We hope our lower primary school wll have a lot of fun next week at their sleep over! Look out for information on the class blogs.
Please note school will end at 1.00pm for pre-school upto grade 2 on the 26th after sleepover.





Friday, 12 April 2019



Exhibition 2019!
23rd April 
Tuesday - 9.00AM to 10,40 AM, 2.40 PM - 3.30 PM
24th April 
Wednesday - 9.00 AM to 10.40 AM, 1.00 PM - 3.30 PM
We are delighted to announce that our Grade 5/6 students will be holding their Student Exhibition soon at various locations around the school.

This is their big event this year, and we are very happy to invite all our parents to come along and see. You will be able to look at the work students have completed, talk to them about their research and hear how they are taking positive action.

So please come along and enjoy the event!


Scholastic Orders are Open!
It seems that there were some difficulties with the ordering last week so we have extended the deadline until Tuesday, April 16th! 

Please check the backpack of your child for the flyer of books offered this month. 
To save paper we have not included the order guide in printing this time, but it can be accessed here

DSKI Makers Camp 2019 / Tinker Tots

The DSKI Summer Camp is a specially designed camp for curious makers to construct, tinker and engineer, with a strong focus on developing soft skills and independence.

Check out our school website for more information.

We have included a special programme for our Early Years Students. Tinker Tots is a Mini-Makers Camp for the younger students to have fun tinkering. Using well-loved stories as provocations, our little campers will engage with varied resources and explore their ideas while having fun in a play-based, sensory-rich environment.

DSKI Makers Camp
Ages 5 - 13
Tinker Tots
Ages 3 - 4
Please click this link if you would like to sign up your child for either the Makers Camp or Tinker Tots.

Friday, 5 April 2019




Easter Egg Hunt Early Years 

Today the EY students (and their parents) had lots of fun at the annual Easter Egg Hunt - a truly intercultural learning opportunity!

EY Assembly and showcase

You are invited to join the EY assembly on Wednesday, April 10th, 9:30 - 10.:15

Grade 5 and 6 Exhibition

In the final year of the PYP, students carry out an extended, in-depth, collaborative project known as the PYP exhibition. This involves students working collaboratively to conduct an in-depth inquiry into real life issues or problems.


Our Grade 5 and 6 students have started their exhibition unit. They are progressing well and have started intensive research into issues that are of interest to them. We are looking for experts in our community whom our students could contact to ask questions or consult.


Please click on this link if you would be happy to be contacted by our students.


Here is an example:
Name
Interests, area of expertise to be able to help with
Todd Irving
Physiotherapy, Fitness, Swimming, Wellness, Painting, Modern Art, Marketing, Accounting, IT
Our Exhibition Opening Night is on Monday, 22 of April 2019. We would like to invite  the DSKI community to join us. An official invitation would be sent out closer to the date.




DSKI Makers Camp 2019 / Tinker Tots

The DSKI Summer Camp is a specially designed camp for curious makers to construct, tinker and engineer, with a strong focus on developing soft skills and independence.


Check out our school website for more information.


We have included a special programme for our Early Years Students. Tinker Tots is a Mini-Makers Camp for the younger students to have fun tinkering. Using well-loved stories as provocations, our little campers will engage with varied resources and explore their ideas while having fun in a play-based, sensory-rich environment.


DSKI Makers Camp
Ages 5 - 13
Tinker Tots
Ages 3 - 4
Please click this link if you would like to sign up your child for either the Makers Camp or Tinker Tots.



Nobi Nobi Passport

G 1~6 students will receive a Nobi Nobi passport next week. This lets students visit many institutions for free of charge (from April 8th, 2019 to April 7th, 2020). A list of institutions will come with the passport in Japanese. If you need an English version, please click this link.


Re-Enrolment

Thanks to all the families who have been giving us the desperately needed information about enrolment for the upcoming school year. It helps a lot to plan everything ahead!

For those families who have not been able to provide us with the data so far: Here is the link. Link here
Thank you very much for your cooperation! 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.