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A-JIS Photo & Art Contest



A-JIS is inviting every young artist in the school to participate in the upcoming Photo & Art Contest 2018! How would you visually show the A-JIS spirit? We want to see what does A-JIS mean for you and how would you express it in your artwork. The contest is divided into two categories: Photography and Drawing.



“A-JIS School Life”



April the 12th, 2018








  • Photo submissions must be sent by email to / or printed and handed in at the reception with your work’s title, your full name, age and class name by the 12th of April
  • Photos must be originally taken by the student
  • Photos must be high quality (taken with a digital camera)
  • 1 Submission per student


  • Artworks must be handed in at the reception with your work’s title, your full name, age and class name by 12th of April
  • Artworks must be original hand drawn by the student
  • Artworks must be in A4 size
  • All techniques (watercolors, colored pencils, pastels, collage, etc.) are welcome
  • 1 Submission per student



Be creative and submit your work by email or at the reception.

On the 13th of April, we will publish an online survey exhibiting your artworks and will let everyone vote for your drawing or photo.

On the 21st of April, the most voted artwork in each category will be announced at Spring Carnival!

The 5 runner ups in each category will be awarded with an Honorable Mention Certificate.



Winner in the Photo Category (most voted)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8+ (Vanilla) Instant Film Camera + Fujifilm Instax Mini 2 Pack Instant Film (20 Shoots)

Additional top 5 winners will receive an Honorable Mention Certificate issued by A-JIS.

All participants will have their artwork published on the A-JIS homepage, social media and yearbook.


Winner in the Drawing Category (most voted)

Huhuhero Marco Raffine 72 color Art Colored Pencils+ Canvas Pencil Case

Additional top 5 winners will receive an Honorable Mention Certificate issued by A-JIS.

All participants will have their artwork published on the A-JIS homepage, social media and yearbook.



We are looking forward to receiving your artworks!

Be creative! Be wild! Be a risk-taker! 

Kinder Easter Assembly

Gradually it is getting warmer and spring is here. What a wonderful time of the year with the beautiful cherry blossoms just about to flower and the days becoming warmer. Here at A-JIS, will be having a brief Easter celebration on the Friday, 6 April 2018.

Please note that the Easter celebration will be for the kinder classes and relates to our unit, How we organise ourselves.


Parents, relatives and friends are invited to our morning Easter bonnet assembly from 9:00 am to 9:45 am.


Easter celebration
(Parents, friends and family are welcome to come and join in this activity.)
This activity will take place from 9:00 am. Parents, family and friends will assemble in the gym. Whilst parents are in the gym, kinder children will be showing off their hats to the primary school by parading through the second floor hallway and then proceeding to the gym via a lap of the jungle gym. In the gym there will be a short performance by the children.

Issues in Global Education

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April 28-30

Hikarigaoka Campus of Aoba Japan International School

Tokyo, Japan


Our goal is

To bring teachers, researchers, educational leaders and community stakeholders together to share research, ideas and practices aimed at transforming education in Japan and beyond.


Discussion topics

  • Global Education in Japan
  • Building Learning Environments for the Future
  • Teacher Education in a Global World
  • Making Networks Work – How Can Schools Better Communicate and Collaborate?
  • Transforming Education Systems
  • Maximising the Transition Between School, Higher Education, Work and Life



  • Saturday event only ¥5000
  • Main conference only (Sun/Mon)
  • Individual ¥6000
  • Group (5+) ¥40000 (10+ negotiated)
  • Full Event (Sat-Mon) ¥10000

Prices includes: Buffet lunch and end-of-day reception (Saturday) and refreshments and lunch (Sunday and Monday).


Contact us

Kokoro Ozawa

Robert Thorn



A-JIS Summer School 2018

This year’s Summer School will be from June, 25th to July, 19th, 2018.


What we offer

  • Encourage students to be inquisitive about the world around them
  • Stimulate students’ critical thinking that will develop their motivation and direct their learning
  • Build students’ confidence to engage in self- directed research projects
  • Students will explore their topic of interest from different perspectives
  • Opportunity to present and explain their own learning to an audience


English and academic skill building

  • Students show their learning and skills development
  • Students complete an IB PYP Unit of Inquiry or an MYP Language Unit
  • Support students to successfully complete the IB Diploma program.
  • Build academic skills development
  • Community, Action and Service project plan
  • Deal with “time management”, “strategies for leaning”, “academic objectives”
  • A reflective journal outlining their learning


Download the booklet 

Himalayan Village Life


Students are going to participate in ongoing service initiatives designed to address community needs related to post-earthquake problems, education, environmental conservation, drinking water, and general quality of life improvements for the village.


The trip also includes trekking through the beautiful Himalayan mountains, homestay in the local village, and cultural experience in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.


When: 25-30 June, 6 days
Who: G6 to G12 students
Application deadline: Friday, the 30th of March


The trip is organised with a support by Rustic Pathways


For more information, please visit the Trip website operated by Rustic Pathways or ask Ms. Jun Nishimoto ( ).