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

Leveth from Jamaica brought smiles and happiness every time she came in.
Leveth from Jamaica brought smiles and happiness every time she came in.

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International School Hamamatsu

Our Classes at Saturday School

Our Teachers

Arne, Ayaka and Martin Karm
Arne, Ayaka and Martin Karm
Our beloved Ildiko from the US with little Sera
Our beloved Ildiko from the US with little Sera
Dennis, an absolute asset in blue, on the left!
Dennis, an absolute asset in blue, on the left!
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
Bruce B, from Australia, we love ya! (Stu actually!)
Bruce B, from Australia, we love ya! (Stu actually!)
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.
Daniel Lawson from Canada was a fantastic science teacher. We miss him.
Daniel Lawson from Canada was a fantastic science teacher. We miss him.
Chris Moon from Australia relaxing with the gang was amazing and we miss him.
Chris Moon from Australia relaxing with the gang was amazing and we miss him.
Eve from England loves kids, is kind and great fun and a great teacher and we miss her.
Eve from England loves kids, is kind and great fun and a great teacher and we miss her.

ALL ENGLISH 

INTERNATIONAL SATURDAY SCHOOL

10am - 4pm

 

At International School Hamamatsu, 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 four levels of classes.

 

One Elementary level for very young learners who have been exposed to English or have been overseas. 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 intermediate class is 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. 

 

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. 

 

SUBJECTS                教科内容

English                   英語

Drama                                                                           ドラマ

Science                    理科

Geography                     地理

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

 

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!

 

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. 

 

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!
Intermediate class, work in progress
Intermediate class, work in progress
work in progress
work in progress
Finished!!
Finished!!
"I know!!!"         Are you other two paying attention?!
"I know!!!" Are you other two paying attention?!
"That's correct!"
"That's correct!"
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

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

Advanced classes, hard at work.
Advanced classes, hard at work.

Sports

Having fun bowling!
Having fun bowling!
Happiness with friends at sport!
Happiness with friends at sport!

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!

Hot Potato warm up at the gym
Hot Potato warm up at the gym
A game of volley ball
A game of volley ball
Games after lunch
Games after lunch

Our Daily Schedule

10.00 We go to our classroom. There are 5 classes this year in 2020: 

            Sugar Gliders-K-Gr1 level

             Echidnas Gr 2-3 level

             Tasmanian Devils (yes, they are devils!) Gr3-4 level

             Thylacines Gr 4-5 Level

             Taipans Gr 6 and above and using secondary level texts

12.00 International lunch

13:00 Games and interaction

 

13:30 Library and literature; 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

 

Lunchtime
Lunchtime

INTERNATIONAL FOODS

Italy - pizza, pasta

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

Chinese - fried rice, sweet and sour prawns 

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 - turkey and veges

                                     Halloween - black and orange food!

 

                                                        and much more

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!