Friday, 30 August 2019


After School Clubs
We are very happy to present our semeter one club options, including our new after school care club.

Please click here!

The Lion King Video
If you missed our Lion King production in July or you want to watch it again, we have uploaded it to YouTube, via secure link here!

Japanese/English for Parents
Would you be interested to study Japanese or English? We would like your feedback and if we have enough numbers, we can offer courses for you, our parents.

Please just fill in your name here.

Sports Day
September 16th
The school will celebrate Sports Day on Monday, September 16th. All students will arrive at the regular
time to school. At 9:00am all parents are invited to follow their children around during the sports events.
EY students will start on the playground, PS-Gr.6 will be on the green field located south of the school.

Sports Day 9:00 – 12:30 Green Field (PS-Gr. 6), School Playground (EY)
Please ensure your child has a drink bottle, sun hat, sunscreen, sports clothes (school polo or shirt),
warm and running shoes. 

Lunch & Award Ceremony 12:45 – 13:15 School playground
Please pack a bento lunch for yourself and your children. Families will gather on the school playground
to eat lunch at the end of Sports Day. Please do not forget to bring a picnic mat to sit on. 

Afternoon Care Program 13:15 – 15:30 School playground - Optional
Students are free to leave with parents at 13.15 but you can to join our afternoon programme of
various sports, music and Japanese activities.
Please just sign up here if you would like to take part.


Please note that Sports Day will be postponed to September 23rd if it is raining.
We will inform you by email in case of poor weather.

Sports Day Schedule
8:30am All students meet at the school
8:45am PS- Gr. 6 students walk to green field with their class
EY students and parents assemble on the school playground
9:15am Warm up
9:30am Events start
10:30am Short break
10:50am Events continue
11:30am EY award ceremony on the school playground
11:50am Short break
12:00pm Events for all students and parents
12:30pm Walk back to school
12:45pm Lunch & Award ceremony for Pre S - Gr 6 students
13:15pm Dismissal


Friday, 23 August 2019


First Parent Meeting
27th August 6.00pm
We will have our first parent meeting next Tuesday at 6.00pm. Please come along and meet your new homeroom teachers and also you can meet the other parents of your grade and vote for your PTA class representative.

If you would like child care please sign-up here. Please bring your child to the Early Years area.

Sports Day
16th September 9.00am - 12.00pm (If it rains we will use the 23rd September)
All parents are welcome to join our Sports Day. The day is a regular school day for all students but please come along and join the fun. Athletics in the morning followed by a picnic lunch. We will publish more details next week, so for now please mark this in your diary. Please don't forget to have a school T-Shirt for your child to wear! 

Annual General Meeting of the DSKI School Association
18th September 7.00pm, Multi Purpose Room

Agenda
  1. Approval of previous AGM / EGM meeting minutes 2018
  2. Report from head of administration
  3. Report from the school association board chair
  4. Report from the treasurer (balance sheet, profit & loss)
  5. Report from the auditors
  6. Other proposals to the AGM (pls. submit in writing latest by September 6th 2019)
  7. Exculpation of the board that served in school year 2018/19
  8. Voting for new board members with 2- and 1-year terms, starting Sep 2019
  9. Election of at least two auditors and subsequent approval by gakko houjin board of trustees
  10. Information on confirmed / vote on prospective volunteers to be part of gakko houjin board of trustees in school year 2018/19
  11. Schedule first board meeting and first gakko houjin meeting
Music
We are very happy to be able to announce the significant improvements to our Music programme. This year we will have Azusa Nakajima, our new Head of Music working in collaboration with our homeroom teachers to deliver music through the units of inquiry rather than as a stand alone subject.

So for example, if your child has a unit on recycling, they could be making musical instruments in unit time out of old PET bottles,  decorating and filling them with different liquids (art), looking at the liquids properties (science), and then using them to investigate pitch, dynamics, etc and composing a tune! So making our programme much more subject connected. Come along to our Music parent cafe to find out more.

In parallel we will be running a choir club, where students with talent/interest join for free and Ms Nakajima will work with them every week to build a school group who will represent us at special events. More information to follow.

School Clubs - New Offers
After School Care, daily until 5.00pm
We would like to offer a new after school care club. This would be open to all children from kindergarten up to grade 6. It will be for students who are not doing a traditional club, but you would like them looked after until 5.00pm. So for example, if you have a daughter in Skateboard club, and a son who doesn't have a club, we can look after him until you arrive at 5.00pm to pick up both children.

Japanese for Parents 
New to Japan? Would you like to learn Japanese for daily use?
This is for you. We would like to offer Japanese for day to day life, so going to the supermarket and asking which is butter or margarine, I only want to buy 5 bottles of coke etc.

English for Parents 
Would you like to improve your English skills in a fun, social environment? This is for you!

Next Friday we will send out the sing up for all clubs, including these new offers.

Emergency Procedures
In the next couple of weeks we will be running emergency drills for fire, earthquake and tsunami. We will publish these dates in advance and any parents who would like to see the drills are welcome to join. 

Last year we had some questions about how our system worked so we would like to take the opportunity to work together with parents to demonstrate all of  our procedures.

Parent Handbook
If you click here, you will find our parent handbook. Please take a look, it has the supplies list for school materials all students will need, teachers email addresses and information about our school daily routines and procedures including emergencies and bad weather alerts.




Friday, 16 August 2019


Welcome Back!
We hope all our families have had a very nice and relaxing summer vacation! We are looking forward to seeing you all on the 22nd of August.

Pre-School families - please don't forget first day will be the 26th August at 10.00am starting with the enrolment party. Don't forget your school cones!

Parent Handbook
If you click here, you will find our parent handbook. Please take a look, it has the supplies list for school materials all students will need, teachers email addresses and information about our school daily routines and procedures including emergencies and bad weather alerts.

School Lunches
Please find an attachment letter from the office where you can click to order school lunches.

School Clothes
Please click here for the online shop to buy school clothes. We will have our sellers on site on the 23rd August at arrival time if you would like to look at the clothes before you choose.

First Parent Meeting
We will have our first parent meeting on the 27th August at 6.00pm. Please come along and meet your new homeroom teachers and also you can meet the other parents of your grade and vote for your PTA class representative.