Congratulations to the Graduates!

On March 13th, Columbia International School held its Graduation and Commencement Ceremony seeing 13 students take the stage receiving the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  Most students also received the Ontario Scholar award and one very hard working student received the prestigious Governor General Award!  For the graduates it was a day full of emotions, happiness to reach their goal, sadness to finish up their Columbia life and anticipation for what awaits on the horizon.  Our K3 students, Grade 6 and Grade 9 students completed their respective divisions of school and are looking forward to coming back the following in the next division71201-53848-0003

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Outdoor Adventure Club – Snowboarding School

 Northstar Alpine Lodg

The Outdoor Adventure Club (OAC) traveled to Nagano-ken on February 7 to 9, 2014.  We went to Norikura-Kogen and did snowboarding lessons with NORTHSTAR (www.ridenorthstar.com).

It was a perfect weekend for fun in the snow!  Friday was clear and sunny, then Saturday the area received 75cm of fresh powder snow!Northstar Lesson 1 2014

Students, Seijong Chu and Kohei Asari tried snowboarding for the first time ever!  The boys took lessons for 3 hours on Friday afternoon, and all day on Saturday.

They were supervised by the NORTHSTAR instructor and Mr. Goldie, which made learning snowboarding as safe as possible.   Seijong and Kohei were able to slide down the hill by themselves by Saturday afternoon!

Seijong ChuWe stayed at NORTHSTAR Alpine Lodge for two nights.  The newly renovated lodge is big, clean and comfortable! Inside, the boys enjoyed hot, delicious meals like sukiyaki nabe, relaxed in front of the fireplace and in the hot-spring bath (o-furo), played table tennis and fuse-ball, watched a movie and the Winter Olympics in Sochi!

 

We are looking forward to going again next year in January 2015!

 

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

December 20, 2013

 

Dear Columbia Supporters,

 

I would like to thank you all on behalf of the school and myself for your effort and support during the Christmas Fiesta. I think this was our most successful Fiesta yet. It was a very exciting day and I am sure a very busy day for all of you. It was a great success and all of you played a huge part in that success. It is events like these that bring the greater school community together that provide an excellent opportunity for students to learn and develop leadership, cooperation, and teamwork skills. I could see that the students were very proud of their school and were excited to showcase it to their friends, family and greater school community. Your efforts help create a wonderful school spirit. I look forward having more fun events in the future that bring us all together in one big learning community

Thank you again for your cooperation and support.

 

Thank you,

 

Barrie McCliggott

Principal

Columbia International School

www.columbia-ca.co.jp

principal@columbia-ca.co.jp

 

ご支援をいただきました皆様へ

 

学校を代表し、また私個人としましても、ウィンターフィエスタへご支援、ご協力をいただきました団体および個人の皆様にお礼を申し上げます。今年もより良いフィエスタにすることができました。皆様にとっても大忙しの一日であったと思います。皆様のお力をいただいたおかげでこのフィエスタが大成功にすることができました。学校内外の地域コミュニティーが一体となることで、生徒たちのリーダーシップや協力、チームワークなどの力を身に着けるとても良い教育の機会とすることができます。生徒たちは自分たちの学校やコミュニティーを友達や家族、知人等に知ってもらえて、誇りに思っていることでしょう。皆様が長年にわたりご支援ご協力いただきましたおかげで、この学校スピリットを作り上げていくことができました。これからもより楽しいイベントで皆様と一緒に楽しめるよう努力してまいります。

ありがとうございました。

 

バリー・マクリゴット

コロンビアインターナショナルスクール

校長

 

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Columbia Cares

The elementary students decided to show that they care about their neighbourhood by spending a rainy morning picking up litter in the Higashi Tokorozawa area. Way to go Columbia.

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Saitama Broncos pactice with Columbia Spirit Bears

The Saitama Broncos our professional basketball team worked out with the Columbia Spirit Bears. It seems to have paid off as the Spirit Bears have won their first 2 games. Go Spirit Bears

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Christmas Fiesta

Merry Christmas.

Christmas came early this year to Columbia International School. The school community got together and invited all of our friends to celebrate the Christmas season with us. It was a wonderful day full of singing, music, good food and lots of games and activities for everyone.

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Dear PTSA and Parent volunteers and all our special guests,

On behalf of the school and myself please accept our sincere appreciation for you tremendous effort and support during the Winter Fiesta. I think you will all agree that it was a very successful Winter Fiesta. We would like to recognize Mrs Yoshizawa and the many volunteer members of the PTSA for their tireless efforts planning, organizing and making the day such a success. Your efforts provided great role models for the students and through this event gave them an opportunity to learn and develop leadership, cooperation and teamwork. There was a great turn out again this year and I could see that students were very proud of their school and were happy to showcase it to the community. I was proud of our students and thought they showed great school spirit. We look forward to working with all of you as we continue to make Columbia into a wonderful center for learning and a great place for your children.

 

Sincerely,

 

Barrie McCliggott

Principal

Columbia International School

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More Fiesta Prizes Coming!! フィエスタ賞品準備中!

Original Handmade Gold and Diamond Jewelry
Design and craft by Daisuke and Shunsuke Kayama, CIS Alumni
at Ark Jewelry Studio

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iMac Air

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Coach Bag

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Coach Sholder Bag

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iPad Mini

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Sony Mirrorless Digital Camera

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Disney Gift Certificates 30,000yen

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Raycop Cleaner

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Nikko Hotels Int’l & Hotel JAL City Voucher 15,000yen

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Sharp Brain Electronic Dictionary

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Coach iPhone 5 Case

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Quo Card 10,000yen

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EBBRO R 1/43 Scale Model REITO MOLA GT-R

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Book Certificate 5,000yen

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PS2(Like new)

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RACH Winter Jacket for Men

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Coffee Maker

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TOSHIBA Cordless Iron

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Eiken English Daily Calendar

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Eng/JP or JP/Eng Dictionary for Juniors

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Soccer Ball

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And More!!

 

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Winter Fiesta 2013 ウィンター・フィエスタ 2013

無題

Columbia International School Winter Fiesta 2013
コロンビア・インターナショナル・スクール・ウィンター・フィエスタ

December 15th, Sunday 2013
2013年12月15日(日)

Gate Open at 10am, Close at 2:30pm
午前10時開場、午後2時終了

No Parking Available. Please use the school bus shuttle service runs every 10 to 15 min between JR Higashi-Tokorozawa station and the school.
当日駐車場は利用できません。東所沢駅と学校間のスクールバスによる送迎をご利用ください。

  • Stage Performance by Elementary students
    小学課程によるパフォーマンス
  • Homeroom activities: Film Festival by G7 students
    ホームルーム活動:フィルム:フェスティバル(7年生)
  • Homeroom activities: Basketball Arcade by G9 students
    ホームルーム活動:バスケットボール・アーケード(9年生)
  • Homeroom activities: Ring Toss G10 students
    ホームルーム活動:リング・トス(10年生)
  • Homeroom activities: Xmas Ornament making by G12 students
    ホームルーム活動:Xマス・オーナメントづくり(12年生)
  • Homeroom activities: Face Painting by G8 students
    ホームルーム活動:フェース・ペインティング(8年生)
  • Homeroom activities: Sweet Food by G11 students
    ホームルーム活動:スイーツ販売(11年生)
  • PTSA activities: Games for Kids
    保護者会活動:子供向けゲーム
  • PTSA activities: Bazaar
    保護者会活動:バザー
  • PTSA activities: Cafe
    保護者会活動:カフェ
  • All valuable supporters and volunteers: CIS parents
    協力個人・団体:コロンビアインターナショナルスクール保護者の皆様
  • Community sponsor activities: Tea Ceremony by Prof. Soyu Uneoka
    ご協賛個人・団体活動:梅岡宗友先生によるお茶会体験
  • Community sponsor activities: Baby Care Center
    ご協賛個人・団体活動:ベビー・ケアー・センター
  • CIS Admissions Office: CIS Admissions information
    学校の入学案内:入試課
  • Shops: Coffe Beans & sweets by Nagata Coffe Club http://www.nagatacoffee.com/index2.htm
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:永田珈琲倶楽部(コーヒー豆、コーヒー・スイーツ他)
  • Shops: Canadian goods by Unisupply http://www.uni-project.co.jp/supply/index.html
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:ユニサプライ(カナダ・グッズ、雑貨)
  • Shops: Books by RIC http://www.ricpublications.jp/shop/viewPage.do?shopId=1
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:RICパブリケーションズ(洋書、教育書籍)
  • Shops: Wines by Heavenly Wines http://canadawine.yi.shopserve.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店: Heavenly Vines (ヘブンリーバインズ)株式会社(カナダ産ワイン他)
  • Shops: Educational resources by National Geographic Learning  http://ngl.cengage.com/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:ナショナル・ジオグラフィック・ラーニング(ESL教材他)
  • Shops: Tripods by Velbon http://www.velbon.com/jp/index.html
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:ベルボン株式会社(カメラ、デジカメ用三脚他)
  • Foods: Donuts, Nachos, Soup by 801 Table http://801table.com/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:801Talbe(マラサダ、オーガニック・フーズ他)
  • Foods: Indian Curry by Lasmi http://www.indocurrylaxmi.com/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:ラクシュミー(インドカレー)
  • Foods: Kebab by Suburaki House http://suburaki.net/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:スブラキハウス(ケバブ)
  • Foods: Hot Dogs by D & C http://www.gmwcompany.com/
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:GMW株式会社(ホットドッグD&C)
  • Foods: Crepe, pancakes, Yakisoba, by Freestyle http://www.lets-event.com/event_plan.html
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:(有)フリースタイル(クレープ、ホットケーキ、焼きそば他)
  • Foods: American by Reno’s Bistro https://ja-jp.facebook.com/renosbistro
    ご協賛個人・団体出店:レノズ・ビストロ(アメリカ料理他)
  • Donors:Tokyo Shoseki  https://www.tokyo-shoseki.co.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体:東京書籍(教科書・教育書籍出版販売)
  • Donors: Arc Jewelry Studio http://www.arcjs.net
    ご協賛個人・団体:アーク・ジュエリー・スタジオ(宝石・アクセサリー)
    Donation by alumni:卒業生によるご協賛
  • Donors: Yuhi Sekiguchi http://yuhi-muteki.net/
    REITO  http://www.reito777.com/pc/gt/
    EBBRO http://ebbro.co.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体:関口さま(麗都商事様およびEBBRO有限会社エムエムビー様)
    Donation by alumni:卒業生によるご協賛
  • Donors: Mr. Harada of Asuto(Sonpo Japan)
    ご協賛個人・団体:(有)アスト原田さま(損保ジャパン代理店)
  • Donors: Toyo Kensetsu http://www.toyokensetu.co.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体:東洋建設株式会社(建設業)
  • Donors: Yoshimori Cororation
    ご協賛個人・団体:ヨシモリコーポレーション(防災設備)
  • Donors: RACH www.rachcorp.com
    ご協賛個人・団体:RACH(輸入アパレル)
  • Donors: Saiei Internationhttpal http://www.yes-saiei.net/
    ご協賛個人・団体:サイエイ・インターナショナル(英会話・進学塾)
  • Donors: Velbon http://www.velbon.com/jp/index.html
    ご協賛個人・団体:ベルボン株式会社(カメラ、デジカメ用三脚他)
  • Donors: Kanto Buil-tech http://www.k-b-t.co.jp/pc/index.html
    ご協賛個人・団体:(株)関東ビルレック(リフォーム他)
  • Donors: Eiken http://www.eiken.or.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体:英検(英語検定他)
  • Donors: Keio Kanko http://www.kingtour.com/group/facility/?id=8
    ご協賛個人・団体:京王観光立川支店(旅行代理店)
  • Donors: Hisamitsu Engei (Rice farmer in Miyagi)
    ご協賛個人・団体:久光園芸(宮城県のお米)
  • Donors: Takara shuzo (Liquor manufacturer) http://www.takarashuzo.co.jp/
    ご協賛個人・団体:宝酒造株式会社(お酒類)
  • Donors: Mr. Sugahara Keiji (Apple farmer in Iwate)
    ご協賛個人・団体:菅原敬治様(リンゴ)
  • All valuable supporters and volunteers: School bus drivers
    協力個人・団体:スクールバスの運転手の皆様
  • All valuable supporters and volunteers: Janitors
    協力個人・団体:清掃担当の皆様
  • All valuable supporters and volunteers: Reception guards
    協力個人・団体:受付および守衛の皆様

 

 

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Lerthla students say thank you to Columbia students with a beautiful Thai dance

As a 3 week visit by 25 students from Lerthla International School in Thailand is coming to an end the Lerthla students shared some of their Thai culture by preforming a traditional Thai dance. It has been a wonderful 3 weeks together learning, sharing culture and developing friendships. Thank you Lerthla students for sharing this special time with us.

 

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Columbia Students Ace International Math Contest

 

Columbia students show off there Math prowess with several students awarded prizes in a recent international Mathematic competition hosted online by Brock University of Canada. Well done students we are all proud of you.

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