High School Principal
Parent Teacher Conferences
Monday, January 19th,
2009, 4:00 pm to 7:45 pm
Tuesday, January 20th,
2009, 8:30 am to 11:45 am
As our parent teacher conferences
are scheduled just a few weeks into the New Year, I wanted to
let you know the times now so you can plan for your attendance.
For new parents, we use an “Open Appointment” system, where all
teachers are located in the library, and you are free to speak
to any teacher who is available at any time during the two
half-days set aside for the conferences. I will send a letter
with more details early January. Have a Merry Christmas!
SABER SPORTS UPDATE
Important Upcoming Dates:
WJAA HS Basketball
SABER CUP Invitational Girls
Basketball @ Osaka
go to both the HS Boys and HS Girls Basketball teams, players
and coaches, as they were both crowned WJAA League Champions
last weekend with victories over Marist. Full details of these
games along with details of their trip to Beijing the previous
week and the Great Wall Shootout, can be found on the front page
The MS Girls
Soccer team were also crowned champions in the Nagoya
Invitational Tournament last weekend. The girls defeated Sacred
Heart from Tokyo in a penalty shootout in the final. As always
all the latest news, scores and schedule information can be
I would just like to take this
opportunity to thank all of the coaches for their hard work
since August in all the sports. They really do put an incredible
amount of time into the programme and on a completely volunteer
basis. To them and to everyone out there in the community, have
a wonderful Xmas break and I wish you all a very happy new year.
See you all in 2009!!
REQUEST FOR SLEEPING BAGS,
BLANKETS, CAMPING MATS
Community Service Coordinator
25,000 homeless in Japan, 10,000 in
People living in Kamagasaki, Osaka
have the lowest life expectancy in Japan.
Please donate sleeping bags,
blankets and camping mats.
(Put them in the wire baskets in
the genkan by 11:30 a.m., Thursday 18 Dec)
These will be shared with homeless
people through Sannoh Children's Center.
You can help deliver them yourself
Saturday 27 December.
Please call Lyn Melville-Rea
(072)643-3743 if you will join us.
viewing: YouTube (11 min.) documentary on homelessness in
VOLUNTEER WORK CAMP FOR HS STUDENTS
Brain Humanity is coming on
December 15 for information session.
They are NPO group that organizes
groups of young people to Asian countries for volunteer work.
Interested HS students and parents
please come to the session.
A few OIS/SIS students went to
Malaysia in the past.
Time & date: December 15 (Mon),
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Place: 3F Conference Room
For questions, contact Counseling
Center Secretary, Fumie Onodera
Brain Humanity website:
(in Japanese only)
FROM THE PTA
DO NOT FORGET !!!
If you have placed an order at "The
Meat Guy", your order will be ready for pick up at school (in
the genkan) Monday 15
December between 3:30 and 4:30.
If you cannot come yourself, please arrange for somebody to
collect it for you as we will not be able to keep it at school.
With the end of year fast
approaching, the PTA would like to thank the many people who
have contributed their time, knowledge and good spirits and who
have helped us in so many ways.
Our deepest thanks go to our PTA
class representatives, Lyn Melville-Rea, Simon Parker, Jim
Schell, Chiaki Aotani, Mrs Takada and Mr Toyoda (SSC), and, of
course, to Gwyn Underwood, Rod Adam and John Searle for their
continuous support and encouragements.
The PTA committee for next year are
ready to proceed; please support them in their activities as we
have been supported this year.
Merry Christmas, and may 2009 bring
Joy and Peace to all.
ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY AND STAFF WISH YOU ALL
HAPPY & PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!
The Winter Holiday begins next week
and for many of our families it is also time to celebrate
various festivals. Many families will be traveling to visit
family and friends, both close and far away, and we hope that
you make the best of such moments which are very precious in our
We would like to thank all parents
for their support during the last term, and would like to wish
you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Student Council Cleaning Day
Half Day of
Student Council Christmas Party
First Day of
Deadline for January 24 SAT I & II Tests
Inservice – ES No Classes
ES Classes Begin
WINTER BREAK EARLY
will be a half day.
students will dismiss @ 11:30am.
School Bus will
depart @ 11:45 am.
Public Bus will
depart @ 12:03 pm.
K-Gr. 2 SET LUNCH MENU –
Hash & Rice
Pork Cutlet Bowl
Containing Fried Rice
Meat au Gratin
with Chinese-style Barbecued Pork
Curry Rice with
Rennie, MYP Coordinator
Coombs, PYP Coordinator
Hasegawa, School Nurse