Sep 26

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 of scholarships they grabbed up upon University entrance from among others Temple University and the Canada-Japan Leadership Fund awarded from the Canadian Embassy how bright they are.  Now as these graduates become alumni and the youngest children enter school so the Columbia education cycle continues.  As they start their higher educational endeavors at the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, Temple University and McGill University to name a few, we wish them luck in all their challenges and in their further future goals.

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Sep 26

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 diversity scholarship program.
Columbia International School has adopted a new “Student Diversity Scholarship”. The Diversity Scholarship Program is dedicated to awarding a reduction of school fees by up to 50%. These scholarships were created to increase diversity on the Columbia campus and give ambitious students, who might otherwise find the opportunity unattainable, a quality education from Ontario, Canada. The Scholarship Program includes the “Columbia Scholarship” for applicants to Columbia and the “Honour Scholarship” for students of Columbia. Following a review of applications received, checking school records, and an interview, the Principal will select the students to be recipients of the scholarships.
These scholarships will be awarded to students for one academic year with renewal options up to graduation.
The school will respect the confidentiality of the scholarship recipients’ personal circumstances.
If interested in applying for the Student Diversity Scholarship or obtaining further information, please contact Columbia International School.

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Sep 26

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 families.  The program includes K1, K2 and K3 which is for ages 3, 4 and 5 respectively.  There are 20 students per class with a head teacher and an assistant.  Columbia International School in preparation of having younger children on campus has added or changed a few features including; booster seats and port-a-potties on the bus; resourced our uniforms to include smaller sizes now being shipped from the United States; added an indoor tumble and play gym; came online with 24 computers for the 1st lower school computer lab and re-sized the school lunch.  The curriculum is as all Columbia’s programs are using the provincial curriculum of Ontario, Canada.  The official start of the program will be April 2013 and they are now accepting applications and holding interviews.

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Jun 15

Columbia Attending Rieikai Fair / 理英会新宿フェアー

Columbia International School will attend the Rieikai Fair on June 17th 2012, this Sunday!!  We hope to see all of you there and would like a chance to chat with you about all the exiting new developments at Columbia.  We will have lots of posters, fliers and handouts and it will also be a chance to get our Summer School 2012 information!!  A Columbia teacher will also be doing a demo lesson at the event.  If you would like information go here, http://www.1149.jp/space/shinjuku.html

6月17日(日)、新宿で実施される理英会フェアにコロンビアインターナショナルスクールが出展します!コロンビアへ入学希望の皆さん、サマースクールへ参 加希望の皆さん、コロンビアのことをより深く理解する絶好のチャンスです!会場でコロンビアのイベント情報をお配りしておりますので、是非ブースにお立ち 寄りください。個別面談も可能です。さらに!!コロンビアの先生による”デモレッスン”も行う予定ですので、お楽しみに!

詳しくは http://www.1149.jp/space/shinjuku.html

See you there!!

Discover Your Potential at Columbia International School

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May 14

Columbia and Habitat for Humanity Goes to Mongolia

Students are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. In July, 2012, 15 students and 3 teachers are on their way to Darkhan, Mongolia to build a house with Habitat for Humanity. Students will also have an opportunity to experience the world famous “Naadam Festival” in the capital, Ulan Bator, in addition to heading out to Terelj National Park and staying in a Ger, a traditional Mongolian house. What an opportunity!! Stay tuned for more updates.

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May 11

Columbia Attending Rieikai Fair / 理英会池袋フェアー

Columbia International School will attend the Rieikai Fair on May 13th 2012, this Sunday!!  We hope to see all of you there and would like a chance to chat with you about all the exiting new developments at Columbia.  We will have lots of posters, fliers and handouts and it will also be a chance to get our Summer School 2012 information!!  A Columbia teacher will also be doing a demo lesson at the event.  If you would like information go here, http://www.1149.jp/space/ikebukuro.html

5月13日(日)、池袋で実施される理英会フェアにコロンビアインターナショナルスクールが出展します!コロンビアへ入学希望の皆さん、サマースクールへ参加希望の皆さん、コロンビアのことをより深く理解する絶好のチャンスです!会場でコロンビアのイベント情報をお配りしておりますので、是非ブースにお立ち寄りください。個別面談も可能です。さらに!!コロンビアの先生による”デモレッスン”も行う予定ですので、お楽しみに!

詳しくは http://www.1149.jp/space/ikebukuro.html

See you there!!

Discover Your Potential at Columbia International School

 

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Apr 27

公開イベントのご案内 / Discover Your Potential at Columbia International School

News and Updates

1-     Kinder – Elementary Open Campus

Here at Columbia International School we would like to provide the highest level of customer service to prospective families.  To do this we have arranged a better format for class observation and school presentation days.  They will be held on the same day!! On June 23rd (Sat.) from 9:30am we will have regular classes that interested parents can watch just after a presentation about Columbia International School.  Visitors may register online at: http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/online-form_j.html
We have a very healthy amount of inquiries this year and are expecting to fill every position for next year.  Make sure to sign up and join the #1 international education choice in Saitama!

1.幼・小学課程公開授業および説明会

ご 入学をお考えの皆様に最適な情報提供ができる場と考えております。今までとスタイルを変更して新たな授業公開を準備しました。公開授業と説明会を同時開催 いたします。日時は2012年6月23日(土)午前9時半からです。ご入学をお考えの皆様には説明会の後に実際に行われている生の授業を見学していただき ます。おかげさまでお問い合わせも増えてまり増した。ご希望の方は早めのオンライン登録をお願いいたします。http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/online-form_j.html

2-     Summer Program 2012

Columbia International School’s summer school provides an excellent international experience to more than 300 student every year.  This year we are making sure each experience is special by dividing the classes even more.  The curriculum will try to match the high quality we achieved last year and with Columbia international School already receiving applications daily we are looking forward to having full classes and a packed program!  You can find information here: http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/cis-friends_j.html

2.サマープログラム2012

コ ロンビアインターナショナルスクールでは、毎年300名以上の皆様と一緒に楽しい夏プログラムを過ごしています。今年はクラスレベルをより細かくわけて皆 さんが十分に楽しんでいただけるように工夫します。内容も昨年同様にみなさまからたくさんの支持を得られたレベルを維持する予定で、今年はすでに毎日お申 込みが届いております。みなさまのお申し込みをお待ちしています。サマープログラムの情報は次のリンクまでどうぞ。http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/cis-friends_j.html

3-     Spring Book Fair 2012

Find all your favorite titles, cherished classics and new hot picks at Columbia International School’s Book Fair.  Thousands of books to choose from and a perfect book for everyone! The Spring Book Fair is open to everyone so come on out with your family and restock your library for the Spring and Summer season.  Visit Columbia International School’s website to find access routes.  There will be shuttle bus service for those coming by public transportation.  The Spring Book Fair will be held on June 2nd from 9am to 3pm. See the flier in the links section on the right of our News page. http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/downloads/Book_Fair_2012.pdf

3.ブックフェア2012

昔 懐かしいタイトルから最新版の書籍まで、お好きな種類の本が見つかると思います。たくさん用意されている本からきっとぴったりの本が見つかるでしょう。 ブックフェア2012は一般の方々も参加いただけるイベントです。ご家族ご近所お友達皆さんでご来校ください。お子様の夏休みの読書に十分な本を準備でき るでしょう。当校ホームページから学校アクセス情報をご覧ください。フェア当日は学校と最寄駅(JR東所沢駅)間をスクールバスでシャトル運行いたしま す。ブックフェア2012は6月2日(土)午前9時~午後3時です。http://www.columbia-ca.co.jp/downloads/Book_Fair_2012.pdf

4-     English Proverb Tournament

Columbia International School has the unique honor to host a popular local event called “英語カルタ大会” which means roughly English Proverb Tournament in English, by UraUra English.  Contestants of all ages from Elementary to retirees battle it out to be the top card winner.  A lot of study goes into memorizing nearly 60 famous proverbs in the English language.  The winner is the person who reacts the fastest to touch the card that is read and in so doing collects the most cards from the pile. The event will be from 2:00pm to 4:30 on July 1st.  Find more information and compete: http://uraura-english.com/event.cgi?i=k

4.ことわざ英語カルタ大会

UraUra English様による「英語カルタ大会」が当校にて行われます。小学生からお年寄りまで競争します。参加者は60近くの英語のことわざをしっかりと覚え て大会に挑まれるそうです。読まれたカードを一番すばやくタッチし、かつ一番多くカードを獲得した人が勝者となります。ことわざ英語カルタ大会は7月1日 午後2時から。詳しくはUraUra Englishさまホームページで。http://uraura-english.com/event.cgi?i=k

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Mar 27

Summer Program 2012 Information Now Online! / サマーキャンプ2012ご案内開始

Greetings to all as the Spring weather comes and brings us some warmth after a long cold winter!!
Columbia is glad to announce that the Summer Program information is now available!  We had such a great Summer last year with improved curriculum and activities that we hope many of you join again this year.
Space is limited though so please abide by the Application deadline to ensure proper review of your child’s application to the program.
All information and applications can be found at;  www.columbia-ca.co.jp/cis-friends_e.html
If you are looking for information in Japanese please click the 日本語 button on the top left of the summer school page.

だんだん春らしくなり、冷たい北風もだいぶおさまってきました。皆さんいかがお過ごしでしょうか!
コロンビアインターナショナルスクールでは、毎年恒例のサマープログラムのご案内ができるようになりました。昨年はカリキュラムや活動の見直しなどのおかげもあって大盛況となりました。ことしも新たな試みをくわえて皆様をお待ちしております。学年によっては毎年満員となりますので、申し込み期限までに必ず出願してください。  www.columbia-ca.co.jp/cis-friends_j.html

 

 

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Mar 16

Congratulations Graduates

Dear Graduates and Respective Families,

Congratulations on your graduation today.  You have been a very special part of our school for these past years and we are proud of each and every one of you.  As you go forth to college and University to Canada, America, England, Switzerland, Thailand and many other places we wish you the best of luck in your endeavors.  We are sure that with your Columbia education, experience and your growth as individuals, you will be successful and live full, healthy and active lives in a this global community.
Please check back with us as you continue your life’s journey as we would be happy to hear from you.

Parents,  it was a pleasure having your children in Columbia and we feel that Columbia is a better place because of it.  Along the way you have always been very supportive of the school, about international education and supported your children through their many challenges.  Without your help, understanding, commitment and support we could not have done such a good job in raising and educating your children.  An old proverb says “It takes a village to raise a child.”

Thank you and best wishes.
CIS Staff

卒業生およびご家族の皆様

卒業おめでとうございます。皆様は在籍中の数年間学校にとってとても大切なメンバーでした。私たちは皆様一人一人を誇りに思っております。卒業生の皆さんがカナダをはじめ、アメリカ、イギリス、タイなど様々な地域の大学やカレッジへ旅立ちますが、どこへ行っても皆さんの成功をお祈りしています。皆さんはコロンビアいろいろな経験を通して成長してきました。皆さんはきっと、これから住んでいく国際社会で健康で活動的な生活を送りさらに成長していくことでしょう。時間ができたときなどはぜひ、高校生活をなくかしく思い出しながら学校へご連絡いただき、皆さんの経験談をお聞かせ下さい。

保護者の皆様、お子様たちと一緒に学校生活を送ることができたことはとてもありがたく楽しいことでした。学校が日々成長しよりよくなることができたのは、皆様のお子様の頑張りがありたくましくなったからこそです。皆様からは常に、インターナショナルスクールにおける教育やお子様にさまざまな挑戦をさせてきたことに、多大なるご理解とご支援を頂きました。皆様のご理解、ご協力がなければ私たちはこのようなことを成し遂げることはできなかったでしょう。古いことわざがあります。「一人の子供を育てるのには、町全体の力が必要だ。」

皆様に幸運あれ。
事務局一同

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Jan 27

Opening the Pre-Grade 1 Program

保護者各位

PG1(小学課程準備)プログラム開講の御知らせ
コロンビアインターナショナルスクールでは平成24年9月3日に4歳児及び5歳児を対象としたPG1(小学課程準備)プログラムを開講することをお知らせいたします。
学校を始める時期は皆様の御子様の人生において胸がときめく瞬間です。皆様の御子様は関東地域で一流であり、既に実証されている子供中心の教育哲学を実践 しているコロンビアインターナショナルスクールのプレグレード1に入学することになります。プロ意識に徹した親切な教師陣により、御子様の一人一人が学校 生活を円滑に過ごせるように熱心に指導いたします。
プレグレード1プログラムの目標は、幼少期における学習面の基礎をきちんと確立すること、そして全ての子供達の身体的、社会的、情緒的そして認識的発達を 促進させるために安全で愛情あふれる環境の中でそれを実践することです。調査結果からもはっきりと初期段階における子供の発達は生涯の学習行動や健康の基 盤を樹立するものと証明されています。
そこで、皆さんの御子様が幸福で健康的な豊かな生活を送るために有利なスタートをお与えになりたいと御考えでしたら、どうぞ説明会に御参加されてエキサイティングで新鮮なプレグレード1プログラムに関する情報を更に得て頂くことをお薦めいたします。
説明会は平成24年3月3日(土)正午(12:00)に開催されます。説明会に参加への御申込みは御電話(04―2946―1911)かメール(admissions@columbia-ca.co.jp)にて学校事務局までお問い合わせください。

Dear Parents and Columbia School Community,

We are pleased to announce that beginning September 3, 2012 Columbia International School will start a Pre-Grade 1 Program for 4 and 5 year old children.
Starting school is an exciting time in your child’s life. At Columbia International School, your child will be entering one of the leading international schools in the Kanto region and a school that has a proven child centered philosophy. Professional and caring teachers work hard with each individual child to ensure he or she is successful at school.
The purpose of the Pre-Grade 1 program is to establish a strong foundation for learning in the early years and to do so in a safe and caring environment that promotes the physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of all children. Research strongly supports that early child development sets the foundation for lifelong learning behavior, and health.
So if you want to give your child a head start to a happy, healthy and successful life please attend our information session to get more information about the exciting new Pre-Grade 1 program. The information session will be held on Saturday March 3, 2012 at 12:00. Registration is appreciated by contacting the school office at 04-2946-1911 or by E-mail at admissions@columbia-ca.co.jp

                      コロンビアインターナショナルスクール
Columbia International School

                           校長 バリー・マクリゴット
Principal Barrie McCliggott

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