Together with 17 students from the HOPE Cambodia Service Club and two colleagues, I returned to school last week inspired by our 9-day trip to Cambodia, where we helped to construct a new junior high school classroom building.
It's time to end the preparations and start season 3!
Ten students from YIS took part in the inaugural Spanish Exchange Program between YIS and SEK, Atlántico, in Spain's northwestern autonomous region of Galicia.
Season 2 culminates this week with the "weekend of Championships"
As Global Citizen Diploma Coordinator, I am very fortunate to read and comment upon student reflections, and I am always amazed at how powerful these stories can be. An's is one such story. She provides answers to common questions about the GCD, which students at YIS may earn along with their IB diploma.
Basketball is the theme of this week's update.
Parents are invited to join us on Thursday, January 25 at the Personal Project Exhibition to celebrate one of the most exciting projects that a student will complete during their time at YIS. It is an opportunity for the Gr. 10 students to showcase their abilities to independently inquire into a topic of their choice.
Find out the latest news from YIS Athletics including the recent victory at the WJAA JV Girls Tournament
Arthur is very committed to the YIS alumni community having produced the '74 Chowa yearbook, prom & graduation. His graduating class of ten students was only the second high school graduating class the school had.
Elementary School Student
Our three day camp was my favorite. It was an opportunity to learn in a fun manner, and to be outdoors. I was able to share a room with 3 other people during the camp..
Middle School StudentI would like to trade places with my teacher, Mr. Mejia. If I majored in Physics like he did, math would be so much easier!
High School Student
I'd like to meet the well-known psychologist, Carl Jung. I would like him to teach me how to live my life to the fullest, and how to teach others to do the same.
Middle School StudentI will be joining the Middle School Girls Volleyball team and the Brainbowl activity this year. I was a part of the volleyball team last year. I loved that kids from different grades were in a team together so it gave me a chance to make friends with people who weren't in my immediate friends group.
Some children only have one unforgettable teacher in their life, our children have countless.
The kids learn how to think for themselves. This is what is required in today's environment where so much information is available at one's finger's tips.
I chose YIS for my son because I felt the school will give him that unique chance to study within an international environment, with students of multiple backgrounds.
The IB program and inquiry-based learning is so important. In the corporate world, it's translated as thought leadership, and the ability to communicate clearly is a really needed skill.
YIS is so welcoming and has such a close-knit community. The school values balance within all aspects of life, for both their students and teachers.
French / Spanish TeacherLanguages are much more than a coded set of sounds and rules: they are a gateway to hundreds of years of history and culture, to a different way of seeing the world.
Secondary School Psychology, and Individuals and Societies Teacher; Global Citizen Diploma
I work with the Student Council (STUCO); as a Global Citizenship Diploma Coordinator, and with STICH - the Student Teacher Inspired Coffee House.
Grade 3 Teacher
I enjoy leading the Nature Club with Sketching, an Elementary School activity. This activity always includes two optional family weekends to the Oi Bird Park in Tokyo and a hike along the Enkaizan trail to Kamakura.
Class of 1983
As you become young leaders in the opportunities and vocations you choose, you will often find inspiration from the magical experiences at YIS.
Class of 1974
My first teacher at YIS, Ms. Tsugawa, helped me assimilate into YIS from Hawaii when I entered Grade 2. I owe my love for team & individual sports to Mr. French and Mr. Matsumoto. I never excelled in science but discovered the importance of innovation from Mr. Kerr.
Class of 1990
I left Japan to attend and graduate from University in the United States. I returned to Japan the day after receiving my degree and worked in many different locations, careers and positions.
Class of 2016
YIS supported me with so many chances to perform koto, and that really helped me to improve. I really like composing, so it was fun to challenge myself by composing an original piece as a YIS alumni. I really enjoy coming back and working with the YIS students.