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 wonderful adventure and we are looking forward to hearing your stories when you return to school on Tuesday.
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 campus and had tremendous feedback about our hospitality, the atmosphere of our school, the welcoming nature of the teachers and students in the classes and the students superior behavior and performance in their classes, work and discussion in their lessons. Thank you again for all your effort to help put Columbia’s best foot forward.
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.
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.
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.
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！
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Discover Your Potential at Columbia International School
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.
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
See you there!!
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!
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
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
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
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
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.