Friday, 27 September 2019



School Closed for the Coronation
22nd of October
We are happy here at DSKI to celebrate the coronation of the new Japanese Emperor Naruhito. It will be a public holiday, and so we will be respecting the day and the school will be closed.

Our teachers will be talking to our students about the coronation, so both Japanese and overseas children can understand and enjoy the event.

Oktoberfest 2019
12th October 11.00am - 4.00pm

We ask each class to please have one area of responsibility - Please sign up to help out!

Early Years - Kids Room (Team leader Anita Moench)
Pre-School - Cake Team (Team leader Hee-ja Oh)
G1/2 - Tombola team (Team leader Daniela Rost)
G3/4 - Drinks team (Team leader Maiko Gardiner-Elko)
G5/6 - Food  Team (Team leader Ingrid Brabeck)
Whole school - set up on the 11th (Team leader Justin Pecora/Ingrid Brabeck)


- Please can all families bring a cake on the 12th

- Kids Room Bingo please could you donate a small prize

- Please come along on the 11th at 9.00am to help set up and help with food preparation. We need as many people as possible!

Message from the Oktoberfest cake team - 
Every year we ask all school members and parents for a cake donation.
They are always very popular and sell fast so we need many!! (The goal is 80 whole cake)
If you would be happy to donate a cake, either home made or shop.
As we already informed you before, please submit reply here.
If you have any questions, please contact G1 parent Heeja(Saran’s mom) at  

Just for your information,the baking Cake Prep also planned by Ms.Daniela Rost on 9th of October start 3:45p.m **.(Change Time)** Pleases check the shifts.
Let’s enjoy baking together !!

Thank you for your cooperation.

The Oktoberfest Cake team

New Board of the Association of the Deutsche Schule Kobe International
We are very happy to announce that our new board has been elected and is now in place. To make their work more transparent, we will be adding a new tab at the top of our blog for Board Meeting Minutes, where all the minutes for the public part of the meeting will be posted.

Our board members are as follows -  

Chair of the Board
Ms P. Steiners
Vice-Chair of the Board
Mr T. Baumann
Treasurer
Ms M. Tabuchi (Gardiner-Elko)
Vice-Treasurer
Mr F. de Montfort
Secretary
Ms B. Jeschke
Vice-Secretary
Ms B. Verant
Human Resources
Ms M. Sparrow
Bus and Building
Mr B. Morineau
Marketing
Mr A. Nazarov 

INAC Football Club Trails
We had have an offer from INAC Kobe football club, that if any students would like to have a trial at the club house they are welcome. It will be on any Monday evenings at 4.00pm - 5.00pm. The club house is very close to school, just 5 minutes walk away.

Please contact Ms Kiyoko Takabe takabe@inac-kobe.com



Friday, 20 September 2019



Books For Free
We have boxes of books out in the main entrance area, please help yourself!

AGM
A big thankyou to all parents who came along to our Annual General Meeting. It was the most atttended meeting in years and we have now got our new board in place. We will send out some information from the board next week after their first meeting on tuesday.

Swan Lake
28th September
This will be good opportunity to watch the ballet “Swan Lake” lead by Deutsche Ballet am Rhein with the special price of 5,000 JPY available for G1-6 students and parents 10,000 JPY held on September 28th (Saturday). 

For applying please fill in the attached form and send by FAX before Sep 26 and purchase the tickets in cash at the counter on that day.
Seat reservation and cancellation are not available. 


Please refer the link more details.  https://ballettamrhein.jp/

Sponsors for our Oktoberfest Tombola
We need your help!


If any parents or companies they work in would be interested in sponsoring or donating to our Oktoberfest tombola, any donation, no matter how big or small will be very much appreciated. It will all help us and all funds raised will go towards the school resources.


And of course all sponsors will be mentioned and will receive our sponsor voucher!

If you can help us out please just let us know be emailing alex.inman@dskobe.org

Oktoberfest 2019
12th October 11.00am - 4.00pm
We will send home a flyer with each child today, please could you hang it somewhere prominent in the area! We will have more in the office next week if anyone needs them.

We have sent out our information for Oktoberfest in an email, if you haven't received it, please ask the office for a copy.

We ask each class to please have one area of responsibility -


Early Years - Kids Room (Team leader Anita Moench)
Pre-School - Cake Team (Team leader Hee-ja Oh)
G1/2 - Tombola team (Team leader Daniela Rost)
G3/4 - Drinks team (Team leader Maiko Gardiner-Elko)
G5/6 - Food  Team (Team leader Ingrid Brabeck)
Whole school - set up on the 11th (Team leader Justin Pecora/Ingrid Brabeck)


- Please all families bring a cake on the 12th and a soft drink bottle the day before, on the Friday.

- Kids Room Bingo please donate a small prize on our donation day, the 18th September, box in the main entrance.



- Please come along on the 11th at 9.00am to help set up and help with food preparation. We need as many people as possible!

Friday, 13 September 2019



Books For Free
September 16th
We have a number of books in our library which are teen reads or just out of use, which we would no longer need in school. We will leave boxes of books out in the main entrance area, please help yourself!

Sports Day
September 16th
Dear Parents,

We are all looking forward to the DSKI Sports Day on Monday 16th September. Parents and children are reminded to bring hats, water bottles, sunscreen, etc

While today is cooler, it is forecast to be hot again on Monday. With this in mind we will try and start the first event as close to 9am as possible. This is to ensure the days events can be completed before the hottest part of the day. We may decide not to go ahead with the planned students and parents events at the end of the formal competition also.

Please note also there will be no school lunch on the day.

Regards,


Lachlan Waite
Sports Teacher

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

Photos, please be aware that we have some parents may not want their childs image published in
photos. Please be mindful if uploading to social media.

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

Swan Lake
28th September
This will be good opportunity to watch the ballet “Swan Lake” lead by Deutsche Ballet am Rhein with the special price of 5,000 JPY available for G1-6 students and parents 10,000 JPY held on September 28th (Saturday). 

For applying please fill in the attached form and send by FAX before Sep 26 and purchase the tickets in cash at the counter on that day.
Seat reservation and cancellation are not available. 


Please refer the link more details.  https://ballettamrhein.jp/

Oktoberfest 2019
12th October 11.00am - 4.00pm
We will send home a flyer with each child today, please could you hang it somewhere prominent in the area! We will have more in the office next week if anyone needs them.

We have sent out our information for Oktoberfest in an email, if you haven't received it, please ask the office for a copy.

We ask each class to please have one area of responsibility -


Early Years - Kids Room (Team leader Anita Moench)
Pre-School - Cake Team (Team leader Hee-ja Oh)
G1/2 - Tombola team (Team leader Daniela Rost)
G3/4 - Drinks team (Team leader Maiko Gardiner-Elko)
G5/6 - Food  Team (Team leader Ingrid Brabeck)
Whole school - set up on the 11th (Team leader Justin Pecora/Ingrid Brabeck)


- Please all families bring a cake on the 12th and a soft drink bottle the day before, on the Friday.

- Kids Room Bingo please donate a small prize on our donation day, the 18th September, box in the main entrance.

- Please come along on the 11th at 9.00am to help set up and help with food preparation. We need as many people as possible!

Early Room Child Care
We would like to see if there is any interest in the school offering an early room for working families.
We will pilot an early care room from 7.45am - 8.30am if we have enough numbers. It would be supervised care and possibly
include a small snack and drink and we would charge approximately 1000 yen/day depending on numbers.

If you would be interested in a early care room, please add your name here.

Please note numbers would be limited.





Friday, 6 September 2019


After School
Please do make sure your child is supervised after school on our campus. Parents are responsible for the well being of their child after 3.30pm and we want to make sure all are safe. Please also just be aware that if a child from another school comes onto our campus, our insurance will not cover them.

We do have an easy solution, join our supervised After School Care Club!

School Clothing
Please click here if you still need to order school T-shirts for sports day.

School Bus Routes
If any parents would like to have an amendment to our school bus routes we are happy to receive feedback, please contact sekretariat@dskobe.org

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

Parent Cafe
September 11th, 9.00am - 9.45am
Library
For our native German speaking community, please come along and hear about our programme and how we implement the language and mathematics curriculum to support your child.

Books For Free
September 16th
We have a number of books in our library which are teen reads or just out f use, which we would no longer need in school. We will leave boxes of books out in the main entrance area, please help yourself!

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 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

School Association AGM Child Care
18th September
If you would need child care for our AGM, please could you click and register here.
Please note we only have limited space.



Monday, 2 September 2019



Emergency Drill Dates
We would like to announce that we will practise our fire drill on the 11th of September and our earthquake/tsunami drill on the 13th September (between 9.00am and 10.00am)

Last school year we had some parents asking about these drills and how they worked, so we would like to invite any parents who are interested to observe.

Please do keep a discreet distance so as not to interfere with a very important procedure, but you are very welcome to be nearby the school and watch.