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The Spring Carnival 2018

The biggest school and fundraising event “The Spring Carnival” was held on Saturday, April 21st. International Market full with unique food, drinks and goods from all around the world, fantastic games and lots, lots of entertainment make the annual Spring Carnival a “must” for families.

Once again we had a wonderful Spring Carnival! The day started off beautifully and our community enjoyed themselves and celebrated being part of the Aoba Family.

 

We sincerely thank you all for the effort and support you provided to ensure the day was successful.

 

A very special thank you for our sponsors!

Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc, TOKYO VERDY, Takano Yuri Beauty Clinic, Kanaya Resort Hakone, SAN-AI Co.,Ltd, Restaurant “Anniversary Garden” Happo-en Platinum street, Kidzania Tokyo, ATAMI Sekaie, RAYCOP JAPAN INC, NOGUCHI-Sama, Golf effort, Audi Nerima, JOHN KANAYA, Garage C, Tokyo-joypolis, Yomiuri Land, Toubanyoku Salon “Cherion”, Magician Ares, Aoba-Japan Bilingual Preschool, A-JIS summer camp, Takamatsu golf center, Israeli cuisine Shamaim, Brimmer Brewing, Uochou-zushi, Yakitori Yujiro, TIKTOK, Happy Smile Baloon, Hanosachi Noen, Bio cafe Honkaku Nihon-tya to uhuhu na mikan, Its Beautiful day, VLC International, Angelic, Czech Accessories, TATAMI Goods and Takako’s Zpagetti.

We hope you have amazing memories from this year’s Spring Carnival and warmly welcome you to our next year’s big event!

 

The Hikarigaoka Fire Department annual painting contest.

On the 11th of April, two fire Engines from the Hikarigaoka Fire Department visited Aoba. Students from Gr 1 to Gr 3 gathered around the fire engines to make drawings and enjoy the company of the Fire Department staff. Students had the opportunity to observe the fire engines very closely for more than 40 minutes, talk to the firemen and women and climb in the fire engine.

 

This is the first part of the Painting Competition where students make the preliminary drawing to plan a Painting of fire vehicles, firefighters at work or firefighters on training or Painting of future fire vehicles or firefighting operation.

The Deadline to submit the painting to Mrs Villa is the 16 May.
The 17th of May Ms Burdzy and Mrs Villa will nominate:

5 paintings from Grade 1,
3 paintings from Grade 2,
2 paintings from Grade 3.

Good Luck to the participants!

A-JIS Art & Photo Contest

Thank you for participating in the A-JIS Art & Photo Contest!

We are excited to show the works we’ve received from our talented students.

Please place your vote!

The winners will be announced at the Spring Carnival on April, 21st. Best of luck!

DRAWING

“Spring Carnival at A-JIS” by Emmy G2

 

“Caring” by Ahiru G3

 

“Our Happy School, A-JIS” by Hayeon G4

 

“I love sports” by James K3

 

“I love swimming” by Jennifer K4

 

“Aoba Spirit” by Karen G3

 

“Helping hand” by Luigio G10

 

“Halloween at A-JIS” by Ryo G1

 

“Best School And Life Moments” by Urika G4

 

Drawing by Thomas G3

 

 

PHOTO

“White Sakura With Me!” by Aleeya G4

 

Photo by Ami G3

 

“Connected” by Sebastian G7

 

Photo by Thomas G3

 

“The Blossomed and the Blooming” by Zenta G11

 

Please place your vote!

Meet Mr David Dobryden, our school’s new ICT staff member!

‘Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.”

– Lewis Carroll

What would your autobiography be called?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

 

Where are you from and how long have you been living in Tokyo?
I’m originally from Metro Detroit, Michigan. I lived there for about twenty years then had my first experience living in Japan for three years. I spent seven years in Los Angeles after that and now I’m back in Chiba for good.

 

Have you lived or worked in other countries?
I’ve traveled to a few: China, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Thailand but never lived or worked there.

 

What did you study, why, and what did you like the most?
For undergraduate school, I studied the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, history) as they relate to East Asian countries, like Japan, Korea, and China. Between high school and university, I also have nearly a decade of formal Japanese study. For my graduate studies, I focused on Special Education with an emphasis on technology in the classroom. I think my graduate studies were the most rewarding as they directly relate to being an educator and my current work at Aoba.

 

What are your roles here at A-JIS?
I do ICT support, helping faculty and staff with any technical problems they may encounter during the work day. I handle email systems and technology-related maintenance. I’m in the process of getting more involved in the classrooms as a technology facilitator, in order to ensure teachers have the right technological tools to meet the educational demands of their classrooms.

 

How would you explain your job to a child?
I make sure all the computers work at Aoba and I help teachers to use their computers in the best way possible in class.

 

What do you like most about your profession?
It affords me the opportunity to interact with nearly everyone at Aoba and it’s very gratifying to be able to provide appropriate technology solutions to teachers.

 

What do you enjoy the most about life?
My family and food.

 

What do you do for fun?
I ride my motorcycle, I play board games and video games, I try new restaurants, and I exercise.

 

What’s the most unusual place you have visited?
I don’t know if it would qualify as unusual but certainly unique: riding old trains in Myanmar that were donated by the Japanese government.

 

Is there something interesting about yourself you would like to share?
I have been around and interested in Japanese culture since I was a kid because my hometown in Michigan has a sizeable Japanese population!

Do you want to experience a different summer?

 

Last Friday, April 6th, Brenda and Henry Kai who run Ivy Club Education and were former students of Berkley University visited A-JIS and presented options for Berkley University’s Summer School programme.

The programme is specifically designed to allow pre-university students get a taste of university life and learning – something which helps them settle more quickly when they eventually attend university.

Brenda and Henry can be reached at ivyclubeducation@gmail.com and you can see the details of the programmes at www.ivyclubedu.com or in the flyer attached.