The focus of construction activity has begun to shift indoors, with the framing and drywalling of classrooms, offices and other interior rooms well advanced in the North Building, and also getting under way in the South Building.
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For almost 9 months, grade 10 students have been working on their Personal Project, the culmination project of the Middle Year Program.
Our technology educators, Matt Broughton and Jason Edwards, provide some insight on how parents can help guide and support children to have positive experiences on social media.
Registration for our popular Summer School Program, open to students from international schools, begins on Monday, April 19.
One thing that helped us during E-Learning was having a growth mindset, meaning that we stayed positive and kept on trying.
With construction work now more than 50% complete and both buildings fully enclosed, it is already possible to get a sense of the abundant natural light that will permeate the inside space from the large windows that have been installed.
When choosing starting points for their Grade 12 Solo Performances, our students introspectively considered what has most impacted their lives in the past year.
One of the largest spaces in the South Building is the double gymnasium on the second floor, and a recent walkthrough confirmed the impressive scale of this facility.
Actualizing the word ‘performing’ in the performing arts is its own special challenge in online learning but as the musicians in our program have proven to me it is by no means impossible.
Through professional development with the International Baccalaureate Organization, I have found that many of our beliefs about service learning are confirmed by research in this field.
Our children need to be nurtured with just the right amount of struggle in order to develop resilience and be effective problem solvers.
Our teachers are continually pursuing opportunities for professional learning in order to facilitate student learning.
Work is proceeding apace on the new YIS campus, which marked some notable milestones in recent weeks. Construction is now more than one-third complete and we are less than a year away from the planned commencement of classes in our new home!
It’s okay to share in a child’s disappointment or pride in the content of their report card as this gives the message that you care and take notice, but don’t leave it at that. Move the conversation toward strategies for development.
Our Japanese Music Program and the koto are very special parts of YIS that touch us and provide a genuine bond between us and between us and the koto.
Three years ago, I resigned from my job as an elementary school art teacher and decided to pursue my passion of graphic design. In trying to find my passion, I ended up finding that it was right in front of me.
The steel framework for the South Building is nearly halfway toward completion, with the pool area now fully framed.
For all the challenges the past year has presented for our students, there are many things that we should celebrate.
“What is design class?”, I’m often asked. The short answer is that Design is the class I wish I had in high school. The long answer is that design has been my way of discovering and understanding the world.
To be ‘anti’ is to make deliberate choices that affirm, support, and defend all people. It means promoting justice, empowerment, action, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
What a difference a month makes! Since the setting of the first steel column a little over a month ago, construction of the steel framework for the North Building has been proceeding at a rapid pace.
In Grade One, a highlight of our learning has been the introduction of teacher-led and student-led workshops.
Gr. 10 parents are invited to this online session to learn about the IBDP course selection process .
Wonderfood Wednesdays involves all ES grades collecting fruits and vegetables every Wednesday to provide food for the Chiku Center Lunch Program that the MS Chiku Club supports every Friday.
Why is poetry cropping up all over school libraries in Japan - not only in the poetry section, but as a way of telling novel-length stories?