A year like no other… – Mar. 2021

Hello everyone,

Today we held a ceremony for the grade 3 junior high school students. After spring vacation they will move up to the high school. After school today teachers were signing their yearbooks. I try to write a different message for every student, but the theme is usually the same. Three years feels like a long time day-by-day, but now that it is finished, it is very fast.

Sr. Morita’s talk for the end of the year was about the many challenges we all faced. A lot of events couldn’t be held, and a lot of new rules had to be followed. The cheerful chatter at lunch time was muted, and we washed and washed and washed our hands. It was hard, but I am really proud of all the students and teachers that we did not have an outbreak at school. Because everyone was willing to work together we could all stay safe.

Next year the world will be bouncing back from the virus, and we will have new chances to enjoy our time. I am looking forward to seeing everyone’s face soon. Until then, good job this year, enjoy your spring break, and thank you for everything.

Junior High School Singing… Contest? – Mar. 2021

Hello everyone,

The year is almost over and spring vacation is coming soon. I hope you are ready to relax, refresh, and reset for the new year. This year has been a big challenge, so thank you for coming to school with your smiles everyday. I know many events were changed or cancelled, but I am proud of all our students and teachers for making a big effort this year.

One event we could not hold live was the junior high school chorus singing contest. It was disappointing because it is a good chance for teamwork. However, Ms. Sakai helped you practice in your lessons and recorded your songs for everyone to hear. I enjoyed listening to them, and I can’t wait until we can all do it together again.

Grade 1, Class A:RAIN B:Believe C:正解 D:変わらないもの https://youtu.be/FHDwwPrpeKY

Grade 2, Class A:ハナミズキ B:RPG C:Story D:Hikari https://youtu.be/UxJLbN-rmXo

Grade 3, Class A:カイト B:あとひとつ C:いつかこの涙が D:奏 https://youtu.be/7ineYxj8Z-g

Thank you again Sakai-sensei! See you tomorrow everyone.

English Recitation Contest – Mar. 2021

Hello everyone,

Today the junior high school students will have their recitation contest. This year is different from other years because we cannot all meet together in the gym. However, we have made some videos for everyone to watch. Students will watch the girls from their same grade and choose the best speaker.

Stay tuned here for a picture update later today!

Our contest is finished, and I want to say a big thank you to everyone who challenged and spoke today, and the teachers that helped practice with them. The results for M1 are:

  1. M1A Mai Murakami
  2. M1D Honoka Yabuta
  3. M1B Ayano Nonoka

For the second grade, the results are:

  1. M2A Yuriko Nakamura
  2. M2A Miyabi Yamamoto
  3. M2B Aina Nakagawa

For grade three, the results are:

  1. M3C Satsuki Takei
  2. M3D Mao Nakai
  3. M3D Honoka Kawasaki

Thank you again to everyone who took part. Let’s keep practicing and challenge it again next year!

Eiken pre-1 good news! – Mar. 2021

Hello everyone,

Well, your final tests are finished and we are on the last spurt before spring vacation. I am sure you were nervous to get your tests back, and I hope you did well. In addition to your final tests, eiken results also came back. Two more girls from our school passed the pre-1 level. One girl is in H2, and the other is in H1. This makes a total of 5 girls this year, with one more result on the way. (Fingers crossed!)

The pre-1 level has difficult vocabulary to study, but it is a good challenge for anyone who wants to have more confidence in their English. Next year the pre-1 class will start again, so let me know if you want to challenge it.

Congratulations again!

High School Graduation – Mar. 2021

Hello everyone,

Yesterday we were able to say goodbye to our grade 3 high school students. Last year was very difficult because the school was about to close for covid, so no parents were here to celebrate. This year, with masks and medical checks, we could have a ceremony that was almost “normal”.

Graduates, you should feel proud of what you have accomplished in the past 3 or 6 years. I hope that the lessons and habits you developed here at school serve you well in the challenges that lay ahead. I look forward to hearing about your success, so please come by and tell us about it. Good luck!

The sign we get to use once a year!
Various messages of congratulations posted outside the gym.
The student council prepared pictures and decorations for every class.
Students had a chance to tell their class, teachers, and parents about their feelings on a special day.
The class tshirts were on display.
Teachers also walked this journey with their students, so it is a special day for them too.