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July 2021 Star Festival

The kindergarten and elementary children had a wonderful morning learning about star festivals in Japan, Korea, China and New Zealand, making crafts, playing games, and enjoying bon dancing.

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June 2021 Sports Day

After last year’s cancellation, AIS kindergarten and elementary school children were excited to take part in a variety of fun events at this year’s sports day. Thank you to all the families who also came along to encourage their children to take part.

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May 2021 Paper Airplane Day

Today AIS held its first-ever paper airplane flying competition to celebrate Paper Airplane Day. The kindergarten champion plane flew a distance of 9.5 meters, with the champion from elementary school breaking the 10-meter mark. Can anyone break the record next year? Well done everyone and keep on flying!!

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May 2021 Elementary School Field Trip

After missing out last year, the whole elementary school were excited to go to Makinogaike Park for a day of fun recreation. In mixed grades, the younger grade children could explore and challenge themselves with the support of their older peers.

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May 2021 Kindy Concert in the Park

After missing out last year, the AIS kindergarten held a musical family performance in the park. Everyone had a wonderful time in the sun while enjoying the delightful singing and dancing of the Turtles, Dolphins and Orcas.

Kindy concert May 2021

April 2021 Fire Drill

AIS held its Term 1 emergency drill to practice evacuating the building in the event of a fire.

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April 2021 Easter

AIS children enjoyed hunting for eggs in school and the park to celebrate Easter. In the morning, the elementary school students held an Easter theme assembly.

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April 2021 Entrance Ceremony

Congratulations to the all the new students entering AIS today. We are looking forward to helping you on your learning journey!

Headmaster’s Welcome:

Today is a very exciting day for all of us. We are excited to welcome in new and familiar faces to our school community, and I can imagine you and your families are excited to begin a new step in your lives.

Starting a new school is an exciting time to learn new things, make new friends and begin creating a dream for your future. Together with our wonderful teachers and your caring parents, we look forward to helping you bring out your talent to become the best person you can be. Maybe you want to be a sports player, a doctor, a police officer, a singer, or a President. Whatever job you aim for, in the future, you will need to be globally-minded, have good communication, respect others, and be confident. These are also our expectations every day for you at AIS.

To all parents, thank you again for choosing Aichi International School for your child’s education. With your cooperation and support, we aim to provide the best education for your child. It is with your show of support towards our school philosophy and expectations that your child feels your encouragement and pride in their efforts. 保護者の皆様へ、改めまして、お子様の教育のために、愛知インターナショナルスクールを選んでいただきまして、まことにありがとうございました。保護者のご協力とご支援を得て、私たちはお子様に最高の教育を提供することを目指しています。当校の方針と目標に対する支持を表すことによって、子どもたちが保護者からの励ましと誇りを感じます。

The AIS kindergarten builds the language, academic and social foundations for advancing to our bilingual elementary school. The AIS elementary school builds the language, academic and social foundations for advancing to middle school, whether private or public, Japanese or international. We ask that you model a positive attitude to learning in all areas, in particular, join us in our aim to foster children who have the language skills to be active anywhere in the world. AIS幼児部は、バイリンガル初等部に進学するための言語、学問、社会的基盤を育みます。AIS初等部は、日本またはインターナショナルの私立か公立の中学校へ進学するための言語、学問、社会的基盤を育みます。特に、あらゆる分野での学習に対する前向きな姿勢を見本としていただき、世界のどこでも活躍できる語学力を持った子どもたちの育成にご協力ください。

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March 2021 Graduation

Congratulations to the graduating students of Orca and Grade 6. We wish you all well in your future challenges!

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March 2021 Kindergarten Year-end Concert

The Turtle and Dolphin children gave a wonderful hearty performance for parents, teachers and kindergarten friends. Well done, Turtles and Dolphins!

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February 2021 Speech Contest

Well done to all the Orca class and elementary school children who stepped up on stage and gave wonderful speeches in English. The quality was very high this year, making it difficult for the judges to choose winners. Unfortunately, families were unable to join us in the hall, but were able to watch via live streaming.

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February 2021 Talent Show

Over 30 AIS students from both the kindergarten and elementary school took to the stage for some wonderful performances at this year’s talent show. Well done to all who took the courage to show everyone your talent.

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February 2021 Setsubun

AIS celebrated the Japanese traditional event of Setsubun. Red ogre and blue ogre visited each class to scare the children, but were thwarted by their throwing of ‘beans’ and shouting, “Out with the ogre, in with good luck!” Well done, everyone. Best wishes for this year.

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December 2020 Dolphin & Orca Soccer Tournament

Due to our Covid-19 precautions, we were unable to join our sister nursery school CAI for the annual soccer tournament. Instead, four mixed teams of Dolphin and Orca children competed for the trophy. Congratulations to the Optimus Primes for the overall win, and to all the children for your wonderful effort!!! Thank you parents for also coming along to support your child’s team.

2020 soccer tournament

November 2020 Christmas Concert

AIS held its ‘Littlest Reindeer’ theme Christmas concert in the school hall this year class by class as a precaution for Covid-19. The students from kindergarten and elementary put on a wonderful performance for all. Have a happy and safe holiday season everyone!

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October 2020 Halloween Party

Everyone enjoyed a spooky Halloween again this year at AIS. As a precaution, each class held their own events in their wonderfully decorated rooms,

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October 2020 Science Expo

The Grade 4 to 6 elementary school children displayed their scientific reasoning skills at this year’s Science Expo. Grade 4 students were tasked with preparing a research presentation based on a world-changing scientific innovation or invention; Grade5 prepared, conducted and documented an experiment using a scientific method; while Grade 6 were tasked with designing, creating and improving prototypes using the engineering process to achieve a goal.

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October 2020 Bug Bus

The Bug Bus visited AIS again this year with a variety of bugs for the children to look at and hold. The Bug Bus team members taught us why and how we should stay away from some types of bugs.

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September 2020 Spelling Bee

AIS held its annual Spelling Bee competition this month, but due to Covid-19 the event was shown to the classes and non-finalist families via Zoom. We look forward to a live audience next time.

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July 2020 Tanabata

Because of the Covid-19 situation, unfortunately we were unable to hold our usual festival for Tanabata this year. However, the children still had the chance to hang their wishes on the bamboo in front of the school.

Tanabata 2020

June 2020 Poupelle of Chimney Town Visit

As a very special treat after the reopening of school, the Poupelle of Chimney Town art exhibit bus visited AIS. We could see many images and objects from the wonderful story by Akihiro Nishino.

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June 2020 Return to Classrooms

After six weeks of online learning, the children and staff returned to the ‘real’ classrooms at AIS. Many thanks to children, parents and teachers for your support and flexibility during this difficult time.

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April-May 2020 Online Learning

Due to the global Covid-19 pandemic, AIS unfortunately had to close the school building. Nevertheless, learning continued remotely with all classes holding lessons online, even the 3-year-old Turtles.

April 2020 Entrance Ceremony

Congratulations to all the new students joining the AIS family.

Unfortunately, this year’s ceremony was arranged to take precautions for the Covid-19 situation.

Headmaster’s Opening Address

Welcome everyone to the Aichi International School Entrance Ceremony for 2020.

We are excited to welcome in new and familiar faces to our school community, but because of the coronavirus, unfortunately we are going to keep today’s usually happy celebration as short as possible.私たちは、愛知インターナショナルスクールのコミュニティに新しいご家庭そして親しみのあるご家庭を喜んで歓迎していますが、コロナウイルスの影響で、残念ながら今日の通常では幸せなお祝いをできるだけ短くさせていただきます。

The first day of school and kindergarten is a special milestone in a family’s life, so we would like you to have this memory; however, we ask for your understanding and cooperation to keep everyone safe.学校や幼稚園の最初の日は、家族としての特別な節目となるので、今日の記念すべき思い出を残して置きたいですが、皆様のご安全・安心を考慮するよう、ご理解とご協力願います。

Starting a new school is an exciting time to learn new things, make new friends and dream for your future. At Aichi International School, I encourage you all to be the best global you. To all parents, thank you again for choosing Aichi International School for your child’s education. With your cooperation and support, we aim to provide the best education for your child. It is with your show of support towards our school philosophy that your child feels your encouragement and pride in their efforts. 保護者の皆様へ、改めまして、お子様の教育のために、愛知インターナショナルスクールを選んでいただきまして、まことにありがとうございました。保護者のご協力とご支援を得て、私たちはお子様に最高の教育を提供することを目指しています。当校の方針に対する支持を表すことによって、子どもたちが保護者からの励ましと誇りを感じます。

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March 2020 Graduation

Congratulations to the graduating students of Orca and Grade 6. We wish you all well for the future in this changing world!

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February 2020 WASC Visiting Committee

To renew our WASC accreditation, we hosted three WASC members for a week. The committee came to see first-hand how children learn at AIS, based on our self-study findings. AIS thanks the committee for their time and professional insight.

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February 2020 Speech Contest

Again this year, the Orca through to Grade 6 children at AIS stepped up on stage and gave wonderful speeches in English.

The quality was high this year, making it very difficult for the judges, including TISA president Ernie Izumi, to choose winners.

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February 2020 Talent Show

AIS students and families were treated to a colorful display of wonderful performances at this year’s talent show. Particularly popular this year was the Paprika song. Well done to all who took the courage to show everyone your talent.

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December 2019 Christmas Concert

AIS held its ‘Elflandia’ theme Christmas concert just before the elves had to return to the North Pole to help Santa. The students from kindergarten and elementary put on a wonderful performance for all. Happy Holidays everyone!

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November 2019 Thanksgiving Lunch

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To celebrate Thanksgiving at AIS, all the students enjoyed a scrumptious meal of chicken, pizza and cake in the hall.

November 2019 Orca Class Repeat Soccer Cup Win!!!

AIS repeated last year’s performance in the soccer tournament against Child Academy Kamiyashiro Daycare with a fantastic win by the Orca Super Stars!!

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Special thanks to Solapo Sports Club coach Takeuchi who provided a wonderful pre-tournament soccer session.

Well done, champions! Let’s go for a three-peat in 2020!!

November 2019 India Day

Namaste from AIS! Today we celebrated the culture of India with wonderful information and displays from our special guests, and a beautiful festival dance performed by 12 students.

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October 2019 Halloween Party

Despite the rain outside, this year’s AIS Halloween parties were a lot of spooky fun for the kindergarten and elementary children.

To celebrate cultural diversity as an international school and promote the Rugby World Cup being held in Japan, this year each class prepared their Halloween activities and decorations according to the two teams they are supporting. Learning and having fun at the same time.

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September 2019 Grade 5&6 Trip to Kyoto

Grade 5 and 6 students enjoyed an overnight excursion to Japan’s ancient capital city, Kyoto. While taking in the sights of Byodo-in, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple among others, the students could appreciate the history and culture of Japan.

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July 2019 Term 1 Violin Concert

This year’s first violin concert was a nervous time for the Grade 1 students who have only been playing for four months, but together with the older students, everyone played wonderfully.

2019 term 1 violin concert

July 2019 Tanabata Star Festival

The kindergarten and elementary children had a wonderful morning enjoying many different games, dances and songs to celebrate Tanabata and welcome in summer. Fingers crossed Hikoboshi and Orihime can meet tonight.

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June 2019 Science Expo

The Grade 3 to 6 elementary school children displayed their scientific curiosity and knowledge at this year’s Science Expo.

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June 2019 Swimming Season Started

The elementary school children began swimming lessons for 2019. For the first class, the instructors held a water safety lesson during which students experienced what it is like swim in ordinary clothes and shoes. With summer almost here, please take care around the water – at the sea, at the river, at the pool, and around home.

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June 2019 Romania Day

Bună from AIS. Today we celebrated the culture of Romania. A very big mulţumesc to our special guest Ms. Cristina and her assistants from Grade 2.

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June 2019 Bug Bus

The Bug Bus visited AIS again this year with a big team of crawlies to look and hold. The Bug Bus team members taught us how to keep safe from bugs that bite.

Bug Bus 2019

June 2019 AIS Sports Day

Red, yellow, green and blue teams competed in a variety of fun events at this year’s AIS sports day for kindergarten and elementary school children. Thank you to all the families who also came along to encourage their children and also take part.

2019 sports day for HP

May 2019 Elementary School Field Trip

Today the whole elementary school went to Makinogaike Park for a day of fun recreation. In mixed grades, the younger grade children could explore and challenge themselves with the support of their older peers.

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May 2019 Kindy Concert Picnic

Today the AIS kindergarten held a musical family picnic in the park. Everyone had a wonderful mid-day lunch while enjoying the delightful singing and dancing of the Jellyfish, Turtles, Dolphins and Orcas.

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April 2019 Easter

AIS children enjoyed hunting for eggs in school and the park to celebrate Easter. In the morning, the elementary school students also made Easter crafts.

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April 2019 Entrance Ceremony

Congratulations to all the new students joining the AIS family.

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Headmaster’s Opening Address

Hello. Konnichi wa. Sa-wat-dee. Ni hao. Anyoung haseyo. Sani bonani. Privet. Namaste. Ayu bowan. Ola. Mambo. Bonjour. Sin chao. Buna Ziwa. Selama dada. Mustaa. Wah gwaan. Kia ora koutou katao. And welcome everyone from around the world to the Aichi International School Entrance Ceremony for 2019.

I am Mr. Hill, the Headmaster of AIS and your MC today, which is a very exciting day for all of us. We are excited to welcome in new and familiar faces to our school community, and I can imagine you and your families are excited to begin a new step in your lives.

Starting a new school is an exciting time to learn new things, make new friends and begin creating a dream for your future. Together with our wonderful teachers and your caring parents, we look forward to helping you bring out your talent to become the best person you can be.

As you can see on the posters on the walls and around the school, we aim for you to use those talents in four key areas: Globally-minded, communication, respect and confidence. Please remember to always keep these in mind every day at AIS.

To all parents, thank you again for choosing Aichi International School for your child’s education. With your cooperation and support, we aim to provide the best education for your child. It is with your show of support towards our school philosophy that your child feels your encouragement and pride in their efforts.

AIS is a bilingual school. We ask that you model positive attitudes about all languages, whether you can speak them or not, and model making an effort to communicate with others – we can all learn to say “Hello, how are you?” or “Thank you” in other languages, and if we expect it of our children we should surely be willing ourselves. Quoting Nelson Mandela: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Please remember to always pass on to your child the value of your home language to access their own heritage. Praise them for their efforts in using multiple languages, not just focusing on one, and acknowledge the hard work they are doing!

March 2019 Graduation

Congratulations to the graduating students of Orca and Grade 6. Dream big for the future from the little things each day!

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March 2019 Term 3 Violin Concert

Elementary students performed with confidence in the Term 3 violin concert.

Term 3 violin concert

March 2019 Shamisen Concert

AIS students enjoyed a wonderful performance of traditional shamisen music played by the members of Seiyukai. We learned how to sing and dance along to folk songs from Aomori, Hokkaido and Gujo Hachiman. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

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February 2019 Kindergarten Year-end Concerts

The Jellyfish, Turtle and Dolphin children joined in unison to sing and perform heartily for us.

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February 2019 Speech Contest

Again this year, the Orca through to Grade 6 children at AIS stepped up on stage and gave wonderful speeches in English.

The quality was high this year, making it very difficult for the judges to choose winners. Keep up the great work!

speech contest 2019 collage for HP

February 2019 Talent Show

AIS students and families were treated to a colorful display of wonderful performances at this year’s talent show. Well done to all who took the courage to get up on stage and shine.

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January 2019 AIS Feature in NAGMAG

AIS appears in the ‘English Education in Nagoya’ special feature of the January 2019 issue of NAGMAG, Nagoya’s magazine. Read the article below and click here to visit NAGMAG.

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Best wishes for a happy 2019 everyone!

December 2018 Christmas Concert

AIS held its ‘Bear-y Merry Holiday’ theme Christmas concert last night. The students from kindergarten and elementary put on a wonderful performance for all.

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Happy Holidays everyone!

November 2018 Hoshigaoka Terrace Mini Concert

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Elementary students from AIS performed some songs for the public from our upcoming “A Bear-y Merry Holiday” Christmas concert. Thank you to all those who came along and gave your warm support. We hope you enjoyed the performance.

November 2018 Thanksgiving Lunch

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To celebrate Thanksgiving at AIS, all the students enjoyed a scrumptious meal of chicken, pizza and cake in the hall.

November 2018 Orca Class Unstoppable in Soccer Cup Win!!!

AIS won the Child Academy Kamiyashiro Daycare soccer tournament for the first time in 6 years!!

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Thanks to JJFC Coach Takeuchi who provided a wonderful soccer session before the summer vacation and hearty practice over the past few weeks, both AIS teams made it all the way to the final, with the Sharing and Caring Orcas taking a 1-0 win over the Super Soccer Orcas. Well done, champions!

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October 2018 Halloween

This year’s AIS Halloween parties were another enjoyable highlight of the year.

2018 halloween group

To celebrate cultural diversity as an international school, this year Grades 2-6 on the second floor put in a wonderful effort to introduce other fall festivals from around the world. Downstairs in Grade 1 and the kindergarten was typical Halloween spookiness. Learning and having fun at the same time.

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Diwali (India)

October 2018 Nagoya Festival

AIS set up a booth at this year’s Nagoya Festival.

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Children from Grades 4-6 presented picture-board stories about Nagoya Castle and the three local heroes (Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Tokugawa Ieyasu) in English to visitors from abroad and Japan. Thank you for your kind support.

Our booth in the Yomiuri Shimbun!

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