First Parent Meeting
27th August 6.00pm
We will have our first parent meeting next Tuesday at 6.00pm. Please come along and meet your new homeroom teachers and also you can meet the other parents of your grade and vote for your PTA class representative.
If you would like child care please sign-up here. Please bring your child to the Early Years area.
16/9 9:00am – 12.00pm (If it rains we will use the 23/9)
All parents are welcome to join our Sports Day. The day is a regular school day for all students but please come along and join the fun. Athletics in the morning followed by a picnic lunch.
We will publish more details next week, so for now please mark this in your diary. Please don’t forget to have a school T-Shirt for your child to wear!
Annual General Meeting of the DSKI School Association
18/9 7:00pm – Multi Purpose Room
- Approval of previous AGM / EGM meeting minutes 2018
- Report from head of administration
- Report from the school association board chair
- Report from the treasurer (balance sheet, profit & loss)
- Report from the auditors
- Other proposals to the AGM (pls. submit in writing latest by September 6th 2019)
- Exculpation of the board that served in school year 2018/19
- Voting for new board members with 2- and 1-year terms, starting Sep 2019
- Election of at least two auditors and subsequent approval by gakko houjin board of trustees
- Information on confirmed / vote on prospective volunteers to be part of gakko houjin board of trustees in school year 2018/19
- Schedule first board meeting and first gakko houjin meeting
We are very happy to be able to announce the significant improvements to our Music programme. This year we will have Azusa Nakajima, our new Head of Music working in collaboration with our homeroom teachers to deliver music through the units of inquiry rather than as a stand alone subject.
So for example, if your child has a unit on recycling, they could be making musical instruments in unit time out of old PET bottles, decorating and filling them with different liquids (art), looking at the liquids properties (science), and then using them to investigate pitch, dynamics, etc and composing a tune! So making our programme much more subject connected. Come along to our Music parent cafe to find out more.
In parallel we will be running a choir club, where students with talent/interest join for free and Ms Nakajima will work with them every week to build a school group who will represent us at special events. More information to follow.
School Clubs – New Offers
After School Care, daily until 5.00pm
We would like to offer a new after school care club. This would be open to all children from kindergarten up to grade 6. It will be for students who are not doing a traditional club, but you would like them looked after until 5.00pm. So for example, if you have a daughter in Skateboard club, and a son who doesn’t have a club, we can look after him until you arrive at 5.00pm to pick up both children.
Japanese for Parents
New to Japan? Would you like to learn Japanese for daily use?This is for you. We would like to offer Japanese for day to day life, so going to the supermarket and asking which is butter or margarine, I only want to buy 5 bottles of coke etc.
English for Parents
Would you like to improve your English skills in a fun, social environment? This is for you!
Next Friday we will send out the sing up for all clubs, including these new offers.
In the next couple of weeks we will be running emergency drills for fire, earthquake and tsunami. We will publish these dates in advance and any parents who would like to see the drills are welcome to join.
Last year we had some questions about how our system worked so we would like to take the opportunity to work together with parents to demonstrate all of our procedures.
If you click here, you will find our parent handbook.
Please take a look, it has the supplies list for school materials all students will need, teachers email addresses and information about our school daily routines and procedures including emergencies and bad weather alerts.