PYP schools speak about giving students ‘voice, choice and ownership’ over their learning. After attending a Professional Learning workshop on student agency, I decided to apply the concept more in my classes
News and Updates
There's always something interesting going on at YIS. Check this space for the latest news on school events and activities, messages from the head of school and principals, notices of upcoming events, and much more.
In Kindergarten, the teachers are asking some big questions like, “How do we increase the quality and range of play and learning experiences without the teachers controlling or dominating?”
On April 20, 2019, YIS hosted the third annual SENIA conference which advocates for resources and support for individuals who have learning differences.
Our Japanese music program continues to grow in popularity. Come enjoy the sounds of the koto on Wed., May 15 as they herald the coming of spring.
As a technology learning coach, parents constantly ask me questions on the appropriate amount of gaming and digital screen time for their children.
Join us for an evening of culture, creativity and community at this popular annual event on Fri., May 10, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, in the Library
By working with the MS Chiku Service Group, students in grade one learn about what the older students do in school and how they themselves are part of a co-operative group that helps other people in their wider community.
Counselor Adam Clark presents five conditions for improving family functioning to help make our homes the most positive and rewarding places for children and parents to grow.
Join the talented, long-standing Tanner Community Ensemble for their last concert this April. After 18 years of practicing and performing, the Ensemble will end its activities with this memorable concert on Sun., Apr. 28, 2:00 pm.
The PYP Exhibition is the culmination of a group investigative process in which students in Gr. 5 research ideas under a central theme.
Tue., Apr. 23, 6:30 pm , Auditorium
YIS is honored to host this year's SENIA conference for educators of children with special needs.
When developing aptitude in Mathematics, what we as parents and educators say to our children has the biggest influence in encouraging them or discouraging them.
Join the IBDP Gr. 11 music students for an inspiring night of entertainment on trumpet, clarinet, guitar, bass guitar and vocals.
April 17 -18, 7:00 pm, Auditorium
Through this information session, our aim is to explore how teens use technology and have an open discussion about parental concerns and thoughts.
Tue., Apr. 16, 9:15 - 10:30am, Loft
Grades are an essential tool to help students improve as learners. However, to actually achieve better results, it might be better to push the discussion of these into the background and focus more on goals, not grades.
Our grade three students and teachers have been quick to ride a new fitness trend known as plogging that combines community environmentalism and health.
The comprehensive two-week programs, which run Monday to Friday from June 17 - June 28, are open to international school students from kindergarten age to grade 12.
Now in its second year, the Spanish Exchange Program, Programa de Intercambio in Spanish, between YIS and SEK-Atlántico in Pontevedra, Spain continues to reap tremendous educational and cultural benefits for both schools’ programs.
To provide our students with some context for making science course selections and to give them an idea of where science can take them, the department invites professionals who use science in their work to talk about their experiences and career path.
We are very fortunate to have a relatively low turnover of teachers each year at YIS. One of the most important jobs we do as a Leadership Team is to ensure we employ and retain the best possible teachers.
You are invited to see how our IB DP Music and Visual Art seniors have grown, learned and found their own style as musicians, artists and students.
The purpose of the visits by the Kofu Center Home for Children, from the students' point of view, is of course to have fun with each other. The lessons they learn, however, go far beyond simply having fun.
Learn strategies to avoid power struggles while helping your children to learn self-control and self-discipline
Join the talented members of this longstanding ensemble in their second last concert on Feb. 24.
Watch this video of quizmaster Craig Coutts preparing YIS staff for some fun, frivolity and feverish competition in this annual trivia challenge