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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open House Success

Columbia would like to thank all those students, staff and teachers that came to school on Saturday for their efforts to make our Junior and Senior Division Open House a great success!! Columbia International School held a presentation and open class session for prospective students last Saturday September 22nd.  We welcomed 50 families to our …

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Columbia I.S. Graduates Getting Settled at University

Columbia International School graduates this past Spring are off to their University life with nearly 90% going overseas to Canada mostly but also to the US, Thailand, England, Australia and Switzerland.  This year’s graduates had achieved wonderful things in their high school careers including both academic and co-curricular excellence.  It is evident by the amount …

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Student Diversity at Columbia International School

Over the past year, Columbia International School has seen a big increase in foreign enrollments!  We went from 18 countries represented in our student body to now 23 countries! This is due to the quality and stability of the Saitama area, our Kinder to High School Ontario, Canada education and the introduction of a new …

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New Kindergarten Program Start

After 25 years of International and Canadian Education in Japan Columbia International School has finally added the last piece of their 15 year program with the start of their Kindergarten division. The Kindergarten program had a pre-start in September with 7 children.  Initially most children are coming from International preschools or are from dual ethnicity …

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