September 27, 2011

New Hope School News - September 2011 (English)

Welcome to our first letter of the new school year! As you may know, we opened an elementary school this month in the same facilities as our preschool. We have eight students representing five nations! Our school is indeed international. The first few weeks we have focused our studies on ancient Egypt. Did you know that in the process of making a mummy, the brains were removed through the nose? Yuck! Our students know that bit of trivia as well as many other things about one of the oldest and greatest civilizations.

Preschool is also in full swing with 18 students from six nations. We are making “Me Books” this week and learning about what makes each of us special and unique.
Our staff has increased to include a Japanese teacher, a music/art teacher, and another Kids’ English and Afternoon Preschool teacher. We are having a great time learning from one another and from our students. If you see a new face, say hello and introduce yourself!

We are running an autumn campaign now. New students can save from ¥29,400 to ¥55,125 depending on which course they sign up for. As always, current students who introduce a new student receive ¥10,000 worth of gift cards. Contact us for details.

Here are some online resources you might be interested in.

  • The Education in Japan Community Blog is a collection of posts related to kids and education in Japan. Recently, it has featured lots of news about the nuclear situation and how it is affecting children in Japan.

Please take care as the weather cools off. Feel free to contact us any time. We love to hear from you.

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