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Nov 17

G7 Field Trip to Tama Zoo

秋晴れに恵まれた10月末、7年生はScienceの授業の一環として、多摩動物公園を訪れました。 Grade 7 students visited Tama Zoo in Hino. They learned living things in ecosystem.  

Nov 10

Grade 7&8 Work from Art Class

今回は、中学課程の二人の生徒から、Artクラスについてのリポートをしてもらいました。 We studied about “still life shading” and learned about how light creates shadows on objects. We also learned how to shade objects different ways like, stippling, cross hatching etc. Also the success criteria helped us to know what we should do and what we shouldn’t do. After we finished the assignment, we put it …

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Sep 23

Junior High boys tried white-water rafting

It was the students’ first time to go white-water rafting. They learned how to hold and properly paddle, as well as work together as a team to ensure the raft turned in the correct direction. By swimming in the river during break times, they also realized that moving water deserves respect as it can be …

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Sep 09

The fall term has started

秋学期が始まり、2週間が過ぎました。 成長著しい中学生、夏休みに様々な経験をして 一回り大きくなった姿に逞しさを感じます。   夏の暑さも次第に和らぎ、まもなく「勉強の秋」がやってきます。 でも、ここ中学課程の教室では四季を問わず、 いつも真剣に勉学に励む生徒の姿が見られます。 休み時間には、スポーツをしたり、おしゃべりをしたり、 リラックスして過ごしています。   The fall term has started and two weeks has already gone by. The junior high school students seem to have had a lot of wonderful experiences during the summer.   It’s nice to see them working hard every day in the classroom.  They also enjoy …

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Jan 09

Our first KAKIZOME!!

新年は1月5日から授業が始まりました。 7・8年生、今年最初の日本語(国語)の授業では、一年の決意を込めた漢字一文字をしたためました。 書き慣れている人、初めて挑戦する人・・・緊張しつつも、皆のびのび自由に筆を走らせていました。 また、たった一文字に思いを込められる漢字。改めてその奥深さに気づいた経験でもありました。 作品の出来栄えはいかがでしょうか。 Grade7 and 8 students tried KAKIZOME in Japanese class on January 5th. Each Kanji character they wrote have meanings for their resolution in 2016. They were enjoying writing them and understanding the depth of Kanji characters. How do you like their works?  

Dec 12

Christmas Fiesta 2015 クリスマス・フィエスタ2015

2015 Fiesta Theme is “Giving Back“ 今年のテーマは、「恩返し」 Columbia International School Christmas Fiesta 2015 コロンビア・インターナショナル・スクール・クリスマス・フィエスタ December 13th, Sunday 2015 2015年12月13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 …

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Nov 27

Prep for the Fiesta

Columbia Junior High School students have been spending time after classes preparing for the Winter Fiesta! Here, students are making trivia questions for the quiz game as part of their homeroom activity: Canadian and Japanese Celebrities.  They are doing research, and collaborating using Microsoft Office 365 – Word Online, where they can all type on one …

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Nov 13

Field trip to Showa Kinen Park

G7 and G8 students went to Showa Kinen Park on 5th November. The weather was very nice so we saw beautiful red and yellow leaves. We played disk golf in the morning and had lunch on a large grass field. Some students could play it very well, others threw the disk into a creek, in trees …

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Oct 23

G8 SS Ancient History class

Mr.Goldie’s Grade 8 Social Studies Ancient History class did projects to help them study about ancient Egypt. Students were given free choice about what kind of project they wanted to do.  Some students chose a traditional board game, another student chose to make an informational scroll, and other students built a quiz world in the …

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Sep 11

Importance of team building

G7・G8 students did four team-building activities at the first club day. The activities were <Hula-hoop Rescue><Viking><Stepping Stones><Human knot>. The hardest one was <Stepping Stones>. In the game Stepping Stones, students tried to cross an imaginary volcano using squares of paper (stepping stones), a distance of about 15 meters!  This was tricky because someone had to …

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