Saturday School (Immersion Education) (サタデースクール)

インターナショナルスクール浜松

クラス案内

International School Hamamatsu

Our Classes at Saturday School

サタデースクール

ALL ENGLISH 

INTERNATIONAL SATURDAY SCHOOL

10am - 4pm

 

At International School Hamamatsu UCAN2, our Saturday program is designed to emulate a school day in America or Australia or any English-speaking school. It is immersion in English. Our program is an IMMERSION program. In Japan where English is not the main language in which classes are taught at school, it makes it very difficult for those who have been overseas to keep the English level they have attained. We aim to not only allow them to keep the level they have achieved, but to improve on it in the most natural way possible. That is to teach to their level in English using great resources and great teachers.  We have five levels of classes.

 

Our youngest class is designed for very young learners, from 3 years old to about 7. Some of the students have been overseas or learned English from an International kindergarten elsewhere or have had some experience through English learning.  It focuses on whole language learning while giving emphasis to the sounds of language using phonics teaching. Interesting passages, songs, games and activities help our students learn about the world in English. All subjects are taught, English, drama, math, science, social studies and more.

 

Our two intermediate classes are for those who are young and have spent time overseas or for those who have never been overseas but have studied English for a few years and are at an Eiken level of 4 or above. 

 

We have two Advanced level classes, one for those who are still in upper elementary school or early junior high school and the other for those at upper junior high and above. Many of our students in these classes have attained Eiken level 2, Pre 1 and 1. We cater to their level. 

 

インターナショナルサタデースクール

毎週土曜日

終日、言語は全て英語です(日本語の使用は禁止されています!)

イマージョン教育のシステムを実施しています。

 

4歳 ~ 18歳まで

5段階にレベル分けした少人数クラス

  • 帰国子女 幼児〜1年生 
  • 帰国子女1年生〜4年生
  • 帰国子女2年生〜5年生
  • 帰国子女3年生〜6年生
  • 帰国子女5年生〜高校生

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ランチは世界各国の料理を用意します

 

教材は、すべてアメリカ及びオーストラリアからの物を使用しています。

Our curriculum is based on resources from the USA and Australia. 

From 2020, we have incorporated the fantastic all-encompassing National Geographic texts. Each class has their level and appropriate content fit just for them. All these texts have an ONLINE component which allows students to listen and practice at home during the week. It also allows the teachers to see how they are progressing. 

National Geographic Learning | English Learning Programs and Resources (eltngl.com)

 

 

SUBJECTS                教科内容

English                   英語

Drama                                                                           ドラマ

Science                    理科

Geography                                                                      地理

Social Studies                     社会

Global Studies                国際理解

Math                       数学

History                       歴史

Music                      音楽               

Arts and Crafts                  美術

Sport                    体育

Library and literature                                              本の読み聞かせ

 

英検の指導も行います

 

Facebook Page for Parents to View Kids

We have a private Facebook page only by invitation where videos of presentations and other class activities are uploaded for parents to see their children in action, almost in real time! These are uploaded almost each week. 

 

Communicating With Parents and Students

Each student has a Zoom Chat group with teachers as well as the whole class. Each week the homework is uploaded on to the chat group, so students and parents know what to do. 

Students also upload and send a photo of their diary or other written homework, privately to the teacher for correction.

Once a month, there is an oral reading test which students upload audio recordings of.

There is always a good flow of communication between students and teachers. 

Critical Thinking

Our curriculum encourages students to think for themselves, but with particular emphasis on asking questions, forming hypotheses and researching and trying to find their own answers.

 

The next block of photos depicts our students deep in such a conundrum and trying yo use their critical thinking skills as well as excellent teamwork to find the solution to a conservation math problem posed to them. One of the teams did succeed in finding the correct answer and it was not by chance, but by mathematical calculation once they figured out how!

 

Oral Presentations

Oral presentations are encouraged each week from all class levels.
Such practice gives children the skills to develop confidence in both speaking in front of others as well as in the English language itself.

 

Show & Tell

At the beginning of each Saturday lesson, students have the opportunity to show and explain something they treasure or are interested in at the time. It’s a very popular time of the lesson!

 

Zoom lessons during Coronavirus lockdown

Our students were not only enthusiastic participants in 6 hour Zoom lesson weeks, but came out with even more confidence than before!

 

Games after lunch
Games after lunch

Our Daily Schedule

10.00 We go to our classroom. There are 5 classes this year in 2022: 

            Koalas K-Gr1 level

             Dolphins Gr 2-3 level

             Redback Spiders (yes, they are dangerous!) Gr3-5 level

             Bluebottle Jellyfish Gr 5-6 Level

             Irukandji Junior High and above and using secondary level texts

12.00 International lunch

13:00 Games and interaction

 

13:30 Presentations; performances; sports at Naruko Kindy gym

14:45 Return to classroom for another study session and homework correction

16.00 Song and farewell greeting and off back to Japan

 

Masterpieces on Display

The following are from our advanced classes where they made and presented brochures on destinations and Posters depicting the need to be aware of the dangers of microorganisms in food and general health of the individual. 

 

Lunchtime
Lunchtime

INTERNATIONAL FOODS

Italy - pizza, pasta, risotto 

Mexico - burritos, tacos, guacamole

Australia - pies, BBQ, make own sandwiches

USA - hamburgers, fries

India - curry, naan

Thailand - pad thai noodles

Great Britain - fish & chips

Brazil - coxinhas, Portuguese chicken

Asian - fried rice, chicken and cashew nuts, dumplings

Mediterranean - kebabs, felafel, pita

Greece - fried calamari, moussaka

Austria - schnitzel

Kenya - karanga

 Hungary - goulash

 Latvia - seasoned meatballs in gravy

 France - mustard chicken with potato gratin, quiche

 Switzerland - cheese fondue followed by a delicious chocolate fountain

                                        Christmas - roast chicken, gravy and veges

                                     Halloween - black and orange food!

 

                                                        and much more

After lunch games, reading and socializing. After Lunch and sport, some more critical thinking in the classroom.

Sports

SPORTS

Handball

Volley Ball

Dodge Ball

Relays

Bowling

Cricket

Badminton

Ball and Co-ordination games

Basketball

Netball

ZUMBA

 

and more recently with COVID -19 restrictions having to wear masks, we are gaining flexibility and strength through Yoga. Arne is a true master!

Happiness with friends at sport!
Happiness with friends at sport!

Our Teachers

Arne, Ayaka and Martin Karm
Arne, Ayaka and Martin Karm
Leveth from Jamaica brought smiles and happiness every time she came in.
Leveth from Jamaica brought smiles and happiness every time she came in.
Our beloved Ildiko from the US with little Sera
Our beloved Ildiko from the US with little Sera
Gorgeous Ian, on the right, from the US with two ‘19 Kingfisher students and OB Matthew
Gorgeous Ian, on the right, from the US with two ‘19 Kingfisher students and OB Matthew
Jessica from the US and a young student presenting her illustrated self introduction!
Jessica from the US and a young student presenting her illustrated self introduction!
Will from Canada on the left, and Kat from the US on the right, with some of the ‘18 Crocodiles class
Will from Canada on the left, and Kat from the US on the right, with some of the ‘18 Crocodiles class
Caroline Keller from the US was an asset to our school. We miss her since she’s gone home.
Caroline Keller from the US was an asset to our school. We miss her since she’s gone home.
Essay writing with Caroline!
Essay writing with Caroline!
Everyone is enthralled
Everyone is enthralled
The Elementary class showing off their hard work!
The Elementary class showing off their hard work!
Finished!!
Finished!!
"I know!!!"         Are you other two paying attention?!
"I know!!!" Are you other two paying attention?!
We actually do usually behave.....
We actually do usually behave.....
Oh! Such show offs!! We are proud of our Advanced group!!
Oh! Such show offs!! We are proud of our Advanced group!!
Hard workers
Hard workers
Advanced classes, hard at work.
Advanced classes, hard at work.
Maykon teaching us the game of Yan Koloba, which originates in Africa. It aims to teach co-operation and communication skills. We thoroughly enjoyed it!
Maykon teaching us the game of Yan Koloba, which originates in Africa. It aims to teach co-operation and communication skills. We thoroughly enjoyed it!