Grade 3 PE - Handstands!

In PE, Grade 3 students are working Developing upper body strength and coordination. Students are working on handstands, they’re getting better and better as their upper bodies get stronger.

Grade 2 - How has housing, communications and transportation changed since the Stone Age?

In November, within our Grade 2 unit, Where We Are in Place and Time, students studied how housing, communications and transportation has changed over human history. Students began by investigating the Stone Age, and ended by studying the present day. As a final activity, students worked in groups to create timelines of the changes that have taken place in these three areas over the past 12,000 years.





Plastic fabrication - Grade 4 Where We Are in Place and Time

We studied about plastic fabrication in this unit, and as a demonstration of how new substances are made in a lab – we created Prussian Blue! Students now understand that matter is never lost and instead turns into new compounds under the right conditions. Following this experiment, we did a couple of other reactions such as making carbon dioxide. We also made sure to talk about safety and stay protected by wearing gloves and goggles when mixing chemicals.


How We Organize Ourselves(私たちは自分たちをどう組織しているのか)

Within the UOI unit: How We Organize Ourselves(私たちは自分たちをどう組織しているのか), the G1 students were investigating how people use technology to meet their basic needs. For an engagement on ways that technology saves people time, students were challenged to think of their own ideas for time saving inventions. It was decided that students would make their own versions of the “Anywhere Door,” a portal gadget made famous in the Doraemon comic books. Students painted and decorated their doors, then drew a picture of the location they would want to use the door to visit. Students voted and chose to name their invention the “Random Door” because their invention would allow them to visit random locations. Technology is constantly changing and continues to save us more and more time. Who knows, maybe someday we will really be using a Random Door to quickly travel to wherever we wish!


2022年度 新1年生、新2年生、新3年生、新4年生、新5年生の追加募集




児童は皆、絵本を大変気に入っています。今後、その絵本も参考にして、UN SDGs探究の単元の授業をより掘り下げて学べることを楽しみにしています。尾上さんには、絵本を寄贈して頂き本当にありがとうございました。




On May 1, 2021, KIS officially became an IB World School for the Primary Years Program (PYP).

I would like to thank all teachers, students, parents and other members of the school community who have supported us in getting to this point.

The IB is the most respected and widely-followed academic program in the international school world, and accreditation validates that a school meets high standards of institutional quality through an ongoing, independent, objective review process.  As an IB World School, KIS joins a community of over 5,000 schools worldwide that offer IB programs.

All IB World Schools share a commitment to developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to negotiate their futures successfully and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.

KIS will continue to work to increase the quality of the education that we provide for students, preparing them to succeed wherever they go and whatever they do in their lives.

Thank you again for your support, and I look forward to working together to realize our vision of providing world-class education for our students.

Matthew Ohm


Kumamoto International School





IB (国際バカロレア) は、国際バカロレア機構が提供する国際的な教育プログラムで、世界で最も尊敬され、広く支持されています。 認定は、継続的で独立した客観的なレビュープロセスを通じて、学校が高水準の教育機関の質を満たしていることを証明します。 IBワールドスクールとして、KISはIBプログラムを提供する世界中の5,000を超える学校のコミュニティの一員となりました。




校長 マシュー・オーム