Category Archive: News

Jan 21

Jan 22 schooling / 1月22日登校について

Here’s the principal’s message:Snow this evening is a possibility that may impact transportation tomorrow. The school will be open but please make the safe decision for your child. Students’ lates due to delays caused by weather will not be counted. The school bus may also be canceled due to the transportation. Please check for further weather …

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Jan 18

PTSA Event: The Way of Tea

Green Tea has a long and interesting history in Japanese culture and on Friday January 11th Mrs. Yoshizawa from the PTSA shared her wealth of knowledge about green tea with the whole school. We learned about Senno Rikyo a famous Tea Master and central figure in the cultural development of “The way of Tea” under …

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Jan 18

Winter Fiesta

  On a beautiful December 18th Columbia International School held its annual Winter Fiesta. We would to thank all of you that took part in this fun filled event. I think you will all agree that it was a very successful Winter Fiesta. We would like to recognize Mrs Isomura and the many volunteer members …

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Dec 07

Outdoor Adventure Club – Mountain Biking

On Sunday, December 2nd, 4 senior members of the Outdoor Adventure Club woke up at 5am and traveled to Nagatoro in Satiama-ken to participate in a mountain biking tour.  It was a cold day but the 4 determined students (Hinako, Reio, Runoa, Kotaro) arrived at the Montbell Outdoor Challenge (MOC) centre right on time via …

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Nov 20

PPL 40 (Grade 12 PE) – Fitness Class at Synergy Center, Ebisu

On Friday, November 16, 2012 Mr. Goldie’s grade 12 PE traveled to Ebisu to attend a fitness class and lecture at the Synergy Center. Fitness for life the main theme of PE courses at Columbia but is a topic of particular emphasis in the grade 12 PE course (PPL 4O), as students approach the end …

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Nov 07

Academic Improvement – ‘students supporting students’

Mentor Programme For several years now, Columbia International School has supported a student-led Mentor Programme. The following is an overview of the programme by our  Student Coordinator Runoa Hayama. The Mentor Programme consists of students who teach other students who want additional help. We teach both junior high school and elementary students after school. The …

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Oct 25

The ASIJ Boys and Girls Soccer Jamboree October 20th

The grade 5 and 6 soccer club members travelled to the American School In Japan for a Jamboree style soccer tournament against CAJ, St Mary’s, and, of course, host ASIJ. On a beautiful Saturday on a beautiful pitch, Columbia played full 11 aside soccer for the very first time ever! With only one sub, our …

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Oct 24

Columbia International School challenges students to the highest standard!

In July, 2012, Columbia International School had 15 students write the internationally recognized Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam for Word 2007. This is an exam that students must demonstrate their advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Word 2007. Very few schools around the world do this exam at the high school level. This year’s success rate …

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Oct 23

CIS helps build a better world!

MONGOLIA 2012 From July 10-22, 2012, 15 students and three staff went to Mongolia to support Habitat for Humanity in the construction of two homes.  Students had an opportunity to visit a few cultural sites plus work for 40 hours constructing the 2 houses. All students received 40 community hours for their hard work.  The trip …

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Oct 11

Grade 11 PPL 30 Nagano Adventure

Columbia International School’s grade 11 students along with Mr. Hall  and Mr Goldie will be spending the next 3 days in the Nagano Mountains at the North Star Lodge experiencing a variety of team building activities and outdoor adventures, such as mountain biking, wall climbing and night hiking.  To the staff and students have a safe and …

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