Category Archive: News

Feb 13

Japan Times Spelling Bee Challenge

Elementary students impressed everyone with their ability to spell as class champions faced each other in a spelling challenge in the big gym. In each case the students successfully moved through the recommended words and into the advanced challenge words. Round after round successfully spelling these difficult words before an eventual winner was crowned. Kanta …

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Feb 13

Columbia students win Tanka competition

Grade 6 students at Columbia once again showed their high level of creativity with five students winning awards in the All Japan Tanka competition. Hiroki Kano, Lana Matsumoto, Mayo Motoki, Momo Oshiba, Yuta Taniguchi were all awarded top prizes in this prestigious Japanese poetry competition. Well done by all the students and congratulations to all the …

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Feb 06

Status update Feb 6 -2 /2月6日の学校について、その2

Dear Parents, Today’s absence due to the weather and transportation concerns will not be counted.  Please use caution and consider your safety when sending your child to school. Mr. Morrison and Mr. Hall are absent due to Influenza.  Any parents who wish to arrange meetings with them after they return to school are welcome to …

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Feb 06

Status Update Feb 6 /2月6日の学校について

Columbia will be open on its regular schedule today. We welcome parents to visit us today as part of the Parents Open Day. Parent Teacher Interviews are planned for the afternoon for Secondary student parents. Please check back to the website for updates in case of the need for schedule changes. Barrie McCliggott Principal 本日学校は通常通りのスケジュールで開校します。保護者の皆様の授業への参観も歓迎いたします。中高生の面談についても行う予定ですが、今後の状況については学校ウェブサイトをご確認ください。 …

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Feb 05

Feb 6 Status/2月6日の学校について

Dear Parents, It is our hope that we will be able to hold our Parents Day and parent teacher interviews in a normal fashion on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. However, recent weather forecast warns of pending snow that could disrupt transportation. In the interest of health and safety if we are confronted with snow amounts …

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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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