Category: News

Entrance Ceremony & Orientation Status / 入学式とオリエンテーションについて

Please check the news page of our website for more details. 詳細は学校ウェブサイトのニュースページを確認ください。 Due to expected extreme weather conditions, the ceremony and orientation may be canceled. The decision will be made by 15:00pm tomorrow on April 6th. Please keep yourself updated for the coming Sunday ceremony and orientation status. The office will post updates on the …

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Outdoor Adventure Club – Ski Trip – Minakami

On February 22-24, 2013 twelve members of the Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) traveled to Minakami for a weekend of skiing and snowboarding, staying at Tenjin Lodge.  http://www.tenjinlodge.com   The overriding theme of the weekend was the snow conditions.  There were metres of fresh powder snow awaiting us as we began the day on Saturday, February …

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The Broncos visit Columbia

Broncos coach and former NBA Harlem Globetrotters star Mr. Tracy Williams visited Columbia to read and talk with the Kinder and grades  1 ,2,and 3 classes about the importance of reading for school and pleasure. Accompanying Mr. William was Japanese born player Kosuke Yahata and sports trainer Marie Iwamastu who meet with the secondary students …

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NASA comes to Columbia Sci FI – 2013

Sci FI – 2013 was held at Columbia International School. Students from grades 6 – 12 presented there science fair projects last weekend. Scientist from Riken Science Center and representatives from NASA were on hand to review the science projects and offer their expert insight into the wonderful world of Science. Mr Blackerby from NASA …

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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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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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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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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 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 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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