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下記の添付画像は、KIS本館(2階棟)と東館(3階棟)のイメージです。建物の色はまだ最終調整中です。

  • 新キャンパス(戸島)への移転 – 2023年8月
    1. 2023年8月の夏休み期間中に、新キャンパスのKIS本館(2階棟)に引っ越しを完了。
    2. 2023年9月より、戸島キャンパスの新校舎にて、KIS全クラスの授業を開始します。
  • 建物と土地
    1. 新キャンパス(戸島)の土地の広さは 3465 ㎡ / 1050 坪です。 敷地内には、3棟の建物が設置されます。建物の総合面積は595坪です。

 

 

 

Creating a community that has different institutions - Grade 3

In this How We Organize Ourselves unit, we have been learning about the importance of institutions and why people need them in order for society to run smoothly. Here, students have designed a community where they created several institutions and services that the local government provides and how it benefits the needs of their citizens. Furthermore, students thought of different rules and laws that would help make their community safe and protected.

Startup businesses - Grade 5

Within our How We Express Ourselves unit, and as a culmination of all our studies into economics, students designed a product that they thought might be popular with other students. Next, they carefully measures and counted the parts they needed to build their item and calculated the costs to produce it – all under a budget of 5000 yen. After that, students used their knowledge of advertising to create something the grab the attention of their customers, such as slogans, alliteration, strong colours and even celebrity endorsements! Finally, it was time for the customers to come in. The grade 3’s and 4’s all enjoyed the audio visual treats that the students had prepared and participated in ‘ordering’ the items they liked, or wanted the most. The grade 5’s supported our department store by taking on roles of customer service and security. All in all, everyone had a great time and the students were able to learn all about what it’s like to run a small business.

 

Codes, Algorithms and Human Expression in Grade 4

Here in Grade Four, within our How We Express Ourselves unit, we have been learning how language and code are different aspects of the same idea. We have been learning that codes and algorithms can be made from shapes, colors, words, numbers, etc. They are all valid ways to share ideas, information and feelings.

Grade 4 - Understanding how the scientific method helps us use different materials to perform jobs

Within the Grade 4 How We Organize Ourselves unit, we have been looking at the scientific method and researching principles of hydraulics, pneumatics and physical properties of matter to better understand how science and technology improve our quality of life.

Grade 3 - Selling our drink products to specific demographic groups

In our Grade 3 How We Express Ourselves unit, students have been learning about how advertisements appeal to different demographic groups.

Students created their own drink advertisement posters and drink products which they were tasked to try and appeal to a certain age and gender demographic group. Students were so excited to advertise their drinks to grades 1, 2, 4 and 5 (their customers) to see which drink was most appealing for them to buy. Students then reflected on why they thought a particular advertisement and drink were chosen the most by each particular grade and gender.

This activity was a great opportunity for students to use their creativity, display their work to other students and to interact and engage with students outside the grade 3 classroom. It was wonderful to see the unique ways students were able to express themselves through what we have learnt in this UOI and to bring it to life. Thank you to all the other grades for sharing this classroom experience with us!

 

Grade 4 - The cultures of the past and how they influence us

Within our Grade 4 Where We Are in Place and Time unit, students are investigating how cultures of the past influence us.  Currently, we have been researching where our modern culture comes from. We have been looking at cultural contributions like concrete from Rome, plowing from Mesopotamia and even festival culture from China! Here we are making Japanese Shi Shi Mai, which are influenced by China’s New Year Lion Dance.

Grade 1 Show and Tell - Where We Are in Place and Time

In our Grade 1 Where We Are in Place and Time unit, students are learning about different countries, cultures, and families. Students brought in items that represent their culture to share with classmates during Show and Tell. We enjoyed seeing a variety of Japanese traditional toys, Japanese and South Korean outfits, Taiwanese snacks, a Malaysian game called Congkak, and many other fun and interesting items. Thank you to all parents for the help and cooperation!

KISの新地・新校舎建設場所のお知らせ

KISは2024年4月から中等部を設立します。

新校舎建設場所は、東区戸島西4丁目です。敷地面積は約1,050坪(3466m2)です。

交通アクセス:

熊本都市バス

戸島熊本線の池尻バス停より徒歩1分
東西線の立野バス停より徒歩7分

Google Map上の場所は、下記のリンクからアクセスしてご覧ください。

https://goo.gl/maps/Jb5UFZMSsDrzdjeK9

現在設計会社と新校舎の設計を行っております。

将来的には、IB以外の海外認定機関(Western Association of Schools and Colleges 『WASC』) 等や各種学校認定への申請も視野に入れており、基準に沿った形で設計を行っております。新校舎には、教室以外にも、理科室、美術室、図書室、音楽室、また会議室なども設置予定です。

お話しができる段階に来ましたら改めて発表したいと思います。

Grade 5 - How We Organize Ourselves - Sensational Clickbait

For our UOI class, Grade 5 dug into how articles on the internet latch onto your attention via the ‘curiosity gap’. We learned that ‘clickbait’ is a deliberate exploitation of this phenomenon to trick you into clicking a link on a webpage.

We also learned that a lot of images on the internet are altered in some way to make them either more attractive, to deceive you, or just for the fun of it.

Students cut out pictures from a magazine the create a new altered image and attached a sensational headline to it. Unbelievable projects. You’ll never believe how they did it!