Friday, 28 August 2020

Our New Programme of Inquiry for 2020-21
We are happy to publish our new programme of inquiry, if you goto the School Programme and Information tab at the top of the blog you can access it there.

At our parent meetings tonight your homeroom teacher will go through the units and we will also give you information before each unit starts.

We are really sorry to say that we will be stepping back from our intention to run clubs for semester 1, 
based on the recent experiences you may have seen in the local news about clubs being an easy way
to transmit CV19. We want to make sure our students are as safe as possible, so we apologize for the inconvenience.
We are still hoping to run clubs later in the school year.

Early Arrival and After School Care
We understand that some families rely on care until 4.30pm, so we are happy to say that we have early arrival supervision
7.50am - 8.45am and after school supervision from 3.30pm until 4.30pm.

Please note that the numbers are very limited to avoid running a big group with a higher risk of cross infection.
Applications will be assessed on a need basis. There will also be a small charge for the service which would need to be
booked for the semester  -
Morning supervision 2,000 yen per family per session
After school supervision 2,000 yen per family per session
Both morning and afternoon supervision 3, 000 yen per family per day

Please note only full weeks can be requested, not individual days or dates. This is so we can properly secure a


Please click here to register

Mr Kanase
We are very sorry to say that our new Japanese teacher Mr Kanase will be leaving us from today. Due to sudden personal reasons he wont be able to continue. We are happpy to announce that Mr Furuta will rejoin us until a permanent replacement is hired. 

Friday, 21 August 2020

Enrolment Party for Pre-School
24th August
We are looking forward to our new preschool class joining us Monday for their first day at school! A big day, we wish them good luck and a happy time at DSKI!
Please remember, only two adults maximum per family so we can distance.

Parent Teacher Meetings 
28th August
Please join our online meetings to meet your new teacher and hear about the plans for the year ahead. You can also decide who will be your class parent representative!

Nobi - Nobi Passport
G 1~6 children have received a Nobi-Nobi passport from Kobe city and Kokoron card from Hyogo prefecture today. They let the children visit certain institutions for free of charge (from April 8th, 2020 to April 7th, 2021). Please see email attachment or contact the school office for details.

Friday, 14 August 2020

Welcome back!
Our staff have been in this week getting everything ready for the students to arrive next week. Planning, resources and of course our heath and safety procedures. And we are happy to confirm that we are going above and beyond the local authority requirements in all areas.
(You will see in our office, we have a protective screen at the counter. Please dont pass and go to the secretaries desk!)

You will be receiving an email from your homeroom teacher this afternoon welcoming you to the start of the new year. All staff will be at the arrival gates on the 20th to meet and greet you and the students and show them into school and upto class for the first day back.

And we are especially looking forward to the 24th when our new preschool class will join. Its always great to see this age group nervous with their cones, and then the confident and literate children they become by June!

Class Meeting
28th August, 6.00pm
We will hold our start of year class meetings this year via online platforms, so no need to come into school. Your teachers will send you invitations shortly, but for our new families, its a chance for parents to meet each other, hear from the teacher plans for the year and also to elect the class representative. This role is the link between parents and teacher and also the person who will attend our Parent Teacher Association to reperesent the class community.