Friday, 27 November 2020

 

Teacher Training Days
27/28th November
Our teachers are all hard at work today, looking at how we can improve and develop literacy through the lens of cultural diversity.  Very important for us in an international school context.


St Nicholas and Christmas Tree Light Switching On
4th December
We are still celebrating St Nicolas combining it with a Christmas Tree light switching on event.
Our school choir will also once again perform via Youtube, we will share the video via our Youtube channel.


IB Primary Years Programme Survey Results
We had a 57% response rate from our families (79 families in school/104 children),
so many thanks for the feedback.

Questions were replied to on the scale - 
1 - I don't agree
5 - I agree

Forms response chart. Question title: Which grade is your child in?. Number of responses: 45 responses.


Forms response chart. Question title: You chose DSKI because it is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Number of responses: 45 responses.

Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI is committed to offering the IB programme to my child. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: You are happy with the way you are informed about the IB programme through the class and office blogs. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the IB and school philosophy. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the units of inquiry. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides parents with an understanding of the IB learner profile. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI IB Primary Years Programme recognizes all cultures throughout the school community. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to become independent learners. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to broaden their understanding of local and global issues. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI provides opportunities for students to become technologically advanced. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI promotes responsible action within and beyond the community. Number of responses: 45 responses.Forms response chart. Question title: DSKI promotes open communication. Number of responses: 45 responses.




Friday, 20 November 2020

 
School Closed Reminder
27th November
Please dont forget we will be closed for teacher training next Friday.


Last Day on the 18th December - Information
We will have a very special day on the 18th with a suprise visitor for the children! Hint - red clothes, big sack etc. And coronavirus health and safety policy compliant. To allow time to get round all classes we will have a full day programme so the school day this year will end at 3.30pm. 

If any families have already made travel plans for the afternoon, please just let your homeroom teacher know your child will leave at 1.00pm. They will miss the visitor though.

Important - lunches
We have not ordered school lunches for the 18th so all families please supply your child with a lunch.


Coronavirus Update
You may have seen that the number of Coronavirus cases in Japan is rising steeply at the moment. We just want to let you know we are fully informed and making sure our health policy is still working properly to keep all the students safe. We are also in touch with our school doctor regarding the situation.


Parent Survey
Tick box only, no writing needed, takes about 1 minute!


Online Learning Software
We are reviewing our online learning policy right now to prepare for any school closure that may happen again due to Coronavirus. 
We have postive experiences with Seesaw and think it would be a good idea to use this instead of Google Classrooms, but we would like to hear your opinion about this.

Big Thankyou!
To our PTA for the work in helping us remodel our red sofa corner!






Friday, 13 November 2020


Teacher Training Day
27th November
Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Friday the 27th November for teacher training. We are very happy to be working with a well known international schools training organisation looking at cultural awareness and inquiry taught through literacy. 

Winter Holiday Camp
21st - 24th December
9.00am - 3.30pm
4 - 12 years old
It will run for the first 4 days of the holidays as the Friday is the 25th and our teachers need to be at home to wait for Santa and gifts! A full day programme of art, games and play. All ages welcome, numbers are limited though. 50, 000 yen per child, all lunches and materials included plus a special christmas lunch on the 24th!

Parent Survey
Tick box only, no writing needed, takes about 1 minute!




Monday, 9 November 2020

Teacher Training Day
27th November
Just a reminder that the school will be closed on Friday the 27th November for teacher training. We are very happy to be working with a well known international schools training organisation looking at cultural awareness and inquiry taught through literacy. 


Online Learning Software
We are reviewing our online learning policy right now to prepare for any school closure that may happen again due to Coronavirus. 
We have postive experiences with Seesaw and think it would be a good idea to use this instead of Google Classrooms, but we would like to hear your opinion about this.