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Introducing Mr. Meyer

Mr. Robert Meyer is our Grade 4M’s Homeroom Teacher. He is from America and has been living in Japan for 15 years. Mr. Meyer has already 12 years experience teaching because as he says, “helping others become better at things and improving their skills is what I like the most about working in Education”.

Where are you from and how long have you been living in Japan?

I am from America and have been living in Japan for over 15 years.

What did you study, why, and what did you like the most?

Psychology to help understand myself and others and Education because it is who I am.

My psychology teacher because he demonstrated what he taught.

How long have you been teaching or working in Education?

This is my 12th year teaching at a real school and I spent 3 years teaching English at a Japanese High School in Hyogo Prefecture.

What are the achievements you are most proud of?

Any time a child learns something new and can explain what they have learned.

What do you like most about teaching or working in Education?

Helping others become better at things and improving their skills.

What are your roles here at A-JIS?

Grade 4 Teacher.

What do you do for fun?

Relax and spend time with family.

Do you have any special sayings or expressions? Can you share them with us?

OH Jeez!!  Are you waiting for Christmas?

Is there something interesting about yourself you would like to share?

I love Chocolate and Kinnikuman characters.

Can you first share your favorite inspirational quote with us?

Be the reason someone smiles today.

PYP Exhibition – Action day

Today, April 25th, our Grade 5 students were holding an Action Day. Students are raising awareness about issues they have been researching for the Exhibition. Grade 5 students were selling badges, wristbands, lavender bags, animal cookies, pencil cases and lemonade to raise money to support their causes. The items cost between 100 and 200 yen.

During recess time, many curious learners and also teachers came to buy the items to support the charities our Grade 5 students have chosen to donate do.

Our Grade 5 students have been involved in the PYP Exhibition since March. The Exhibition is a process in which students apply their skills and knowledge from previous years within the Primary Years Programme. Students have been involved in a self-directed inquiry into a social issue of interest and have decided on the action that they could take.

 

Read more about the PYP Exhibition here

The Spring Carnival 2017

The A-JIS annual Spring Carnival 2017 took place last Saturday, April, 22th, at our Hikarigaoka Campus. Thousands of people attended to enjoy international food, funny games and amazing performances from A-JIS young learners. A raffle was also held and lots of prizes were given out to the lucky winner!

How would we define this day? Absolutely, it was the smiling day: smiles were everyone! Have a look at our photos and videos, where happiness and joy speak for themselves.

  

Thanks for have joined us on this amazing day and have shared so many smiles with us! Special thanks to our Family Community, sponsors, our engaged students and A-JIS staff for not only working together but supporting each other to make things work!

 

 

PYP Exhibition – Week 4

Week 4 – Making contact

21 – 24 March,

Ms O’Neill was excited to announce to the staff how our students are driving their own learning. They have been contacting primary sources and organising their own field trips and interviews. From our guest speaker, Ayaka Nirei, they have learned that they need have to follow their own passion and overcome obstacles on the way. This is a valuable advice as students have been contacting various organisations and striving to be taken seriously. Our Remaly enlighten the students on how they can write their own original songs for exhibition. Students are becoming very knowledgeable about their lines of inquiry and are starting to have in-depth discussion about them. Students have designed a logo for exhibition. The final designed will soon be chosen for our T-shirts. Students appreciated Shion and Mitsuki from Grade 6 sharing their experience of last year’s exhibition. It alleviated their concerns and helped them to understand that mistakes are an important part of the process. All groups have a weekly library lesson with Ms T to discuss how to find reliable sources.

Go back to Week 1 – Our journey begins…

Go back to Week 2 – The excitement mounts!

Go back to Week 3 – Building foundations

PYP Exhibition – Week 7

Week 7: Making it happen

This week there has been a frenzy of activity as students turned their ideas into reality. To do this there were many barriers to be overcome and problems to be solved. The students showed persistence, commitment and creativity to work with the materials available and use unfamiliar tools. To use time efficiently and be successful, teamwork was crucial. Constructive feedback from our onsite experts helped students to improve the quality of their work.

On Tuesday, April 25 Grade Five Students will be holding an Action Day. Students are raising awareness about issues they have been researching for the Exhibition. Grade Five will be selling badges, wristbands, lavender bags, animal cookies, pencil cases and lemonade to raise money to support their causes. The items cost between 100 and 200 yen.

We kindly ask that students from all grades bring money on this day to buy the items to support the charities the students have chosen to donate to. You are invited to the Exhibition on May 10 to speak with the children to hear how your kind donations have helped. In this way, you can be part of our action to improve the world. 

Go back to Week 1 – Our journey begins…

Go back to Week 2 – The excitement mounts!

Go back to Week 3 – Building foundations

Go back to Week 4 – Making contact

Go back to Week 5 & 6 – Making contact and sorting out