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 was very high at 87% and 2 students received a perfect score (the first time ever for us). We are very proud of our students!
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 was an amazing time for all!
Given the success of the Mongolia 2012 community service trip, CIS is in the early stages of organizing a Habitat for Humanity trip to Cambodia for the summer of 2013. All students over the age of 14 are eligible. Once again, participating students will gain leadership skills and complete the required 40 hours of community services necessary for graduation. Contact Mr. Morrison at email@example.com for further details.
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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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