YIS staff and their families spent the October Break building a home in Cambodia. Service Learning Coordinators Mario Saez and Sarah Urquhart speak from the fields of the village in this video, where, as you will see, rural life stops for no one.
We are mindful of the needs and rights of others.
We are honest in our dealings.
We are peaceful in our intentions.
We are responsible in our actions.
We are supportive of each other.
Live Learn Lead. Three simple and dynamic words that capture the essence of who we are as a school community and what we are striving for, and which serve as an ongoing catalyst for growth and for telling our stories - students’ stories, faculty and staff’s stories and families’ stories. The simplicity of our mission enables a common understanding of our shared purpose but at the same time allows interpretations as diverse as the individuals who comprise our international community. Check out the stories below for a glimpse of Live Learn Lead in action, and visit us to find out more.
Kana's love for the environment resulted in a Personal Project on the illegal trade in the endangered slow loris. Her digital book, Dr. Slow Loris Got It!, is being used by NGOs in Japan and Indonesia to promote conservation education.
A self-organized group of eight of our HS koto players won the grand prize at the "Kono Oto Tomare! Koto Competition" held on January 2 at the International Forum in Yurakucho. The creation and success of the group is a prime example of self-initiative, mentorship and teamwork underscored by friendship and a passion for playing the koto.
A much-loved and central part of the YIS community is the Dragon Dining cafeteria, where the standard for school food is raised to a delectable and modern level.
ELC and Grade 8 work together to create ceramics with a purpose.