October 3, 2017

International Guests from Australia!

On September 29 Seiritsu played host to Australian students from Fairhills school in Melbourne. For most of them this was their first time to come to Japan, so we were eager to show them how a Japanese High School works, as well as show them some Japanese culture!


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The guests had a study partner all through the day, and experienced Japanese, English, Science and Math classes.


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After the last class, we went to the Japanese-style room, where Nakamura Sensei gave a demonstration of the Tea ceremony. Then everyone was invited to make tea the traditional way. It was fun and educational (and delicious!).


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We were told that all the students were 'buzzing' after their time at Seiritsu, so we are really happy that they had a great experience here!


If you are visiting Japan, as a group or even as an individual, we can provide experience days like this to you too! Please feel free to contact us about our various programs, including 'Experience Seiritsu'!


Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator

October 2, 2017

JET teacher Teresa's September 2017 Blog Post!

Teresa here!


Guess what was on everyone’s minds for the last two weeks? I’ll give you a hint.
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Nothing? Okay; here’s another one!


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Did you guess Seiritsu-sai, the best school festival ever? If so, you are… correct!!!


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Just look at how attentive the crowds were for the amazing and professional performances by our own Seiritsu cheerleaders!

While giving as much support and love as possible to our students on stage, I also welcomed guests with the team and English Conversation Club members!


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Here I am with Plink, the club vice-president! As you can see from the picture, she had brought some of her own Chinese tea from home to give the team a taste test. I instantly loved the aroma and taste. It reminds me of going out to dimsum (yum cha 饮茶) with my family back in the States!


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Seiritsu-sai gave everyone the opportunity to meet up with students who had graduated and catch up. I got to meet two groups of students I had two years ago and even an old co-worker!


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It’s always fun to reunite with old friends and students. I wish my schools in the States had school festivals!

September 26, 2017

JET Laurence's September 2017 Blog post!

Laurence here!


Finally, summer is coming to an end! Summer is very humid in Tokyo and it’s always been very hard for me, so I am looking forward to cooler weather.
This month was, of course, our Culture festival (also called School Festival). This year, we served tea again in the Extensive Reading room. I think foreign teas are a nice way to try something new, especially since it was free.


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The English Conversation Club members and the International Department staff worked very hard to prepare for the festival. Here is Rebecca and I working on the poster for our room.


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I’m very happy with the final result!
This year, the extensive reading room was open to everyone. Our shelves have never looked better. Some people really enjoyed relaxing on the mats while reading some books!


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Most of the rooms looked amazing! It’s really incredible how much the students can do in a few days when they put their heart into it. I’m very proud of them.


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See you next month!

September 25, 2017

Like and Follow our Facebook page

Hello everyone,

Many of you know about our Facebook page but not all of you. We usually link to the blog posts here so it is easier to know when our blog has been updated. But we also add simple posts on the Facebook page without creating longer blog posts here on this website. And we also link (like/share) other posts about our school or similar topics.

So if you haven't "liked" our page yet, we suggest you take a second and go over to our page and do it now. It will make it even easier to see what is happening at Seiritsu Gakuen.



https://www.facebook.com/pg/SeiritsuGakuenInternational/posts/

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Have a great week!
Brent


September 8, 2017

Rebecca's Summer Holiday Blog!

This summer, I went back to China. I went back to meet my family and friends. I was so glad to meet them because I haven't seen them for a long time. I met my grandfather and my uncle and aunt and my cousin. My cousin was only at kindergarten but he had great interest in English. I was amazed of his talent. Then I met my friends in primary school and in junior high school. We went shopping and karaoke. We also had the chance to play the game we all like,"wolf game". We had so much fun.

Another thing that makes me happy was I ate a lot of watermelons. They were too expensive in Japan but very cheap in China so I ate a lot.They were delicious! The last thing was I went to the rehearsal of Alice group.Alice group is a group with 50 or 60 children. We all gathering together in every summer to perform a musical for autism kids and families. l was so happy to meet the group members. Although I couldn't be with the team all the way to the performance, I became a volunteer this year. I helped to teach kids singing and dancing. At the day to say goodbye to Alice, my teacher sent me a bunch of flowers. I was really sad that I have to leave for Japan. I hope I can work hard in the new semester and I hope I can play with my friends and perform the show with all the Alice members next year. I had a wonderful summer!

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September 7, 2017

A Blog from William!

It's my first term about study abroad in Japan. The environment is so fresh. Unavoidable, I met some problems.

Firstly, I spent about 4 times to go to the Immigration Bureau in order to change my visa. All of the time had some issues on my documents. This stuff made me exhausted.

Secondly, the event of renting a flat also made feel tired, but worth it. I used to live in Nodashi, Chiba, which is about one and a half hour railway time to go to Seiritz. It's too far, and I always being late about this. In the end, I moved in a new mansion in July 2017.


Although I met so much mess, it's a training about my life, and I passed them all. I'm feeling good now.

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September 6, 2017

Meg's Excursion Blog

In July I went to The Tokyo Imperial Palace.

We went there from the morning and walked around the imperial palace studying at the same time. It was my second time going there so I was able to understand about the imperial palace’s history more than my first time going there. We walked around and took many pictures.

On our way to the imperial palace, we ate ice cream and had a break.

It is a very clean and beautiful place so there were a lot of people that came from other countries.

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After that, we went to a museum. There were a lot of different kinds of stuff that we can learn and have fun with at the museum.

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September 5, 2017

Gaoussou's Summer Holiday Blog

Hello, the summer holiday was fun. First,my basketball teammates and I spent four days discovering and admiring the beautiful scenery on the mountain of Zao and in passing we made three matches which were victorious. Returning now, as it was hot, we took the direction of the beach to enjoy the sun and the bathing. Me and my teammates we really had a good time in this beach. I can not wait for another summer holiday to arrive!!!

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September 1, 2017

JET Teresa's August Blog Post!

Hello all, Teresa here!


Here's my August blog post.


August has been a painful month in many ways. The most obvious reason why is the heat. I feel like I took the heat better last year. This year though, my skin burned. It’s the first time I have ever burned before! I carelessly applied sunscreen before that time, but now I am mindful as to the appropriate amount I put on my skin. I also religiously wear a cap when I go out for long hours. After all, we have to protect ourselves from UV rays!

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During this month, while I had to cater to my burns, I had to also say goodbye to many of my friends. My friends had finished their contract successfully and had decided that it was their time. It was hard to admit that they were leaving since some of them, I had just met a couple of months before. With the internet and social media nowadays though, goodbyes aren’t as hard and I’ve made many promises to visit them in their home countries!

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On the bright side, I also had many wonderful parties/gatherings with my friends, my partner, and host family. With all the fireworks and festivity in the air, how can we not celebrate summer?


Cheers,
Teresa

August 31, 2017

JET Laurence's August Blog Post!

Hello again everyone! JET Teacher Laurence here.


This summer, I had to say goodbye to a fellow JET teacher and a very good friend of mine who was returning to her country. Seeing your foreign friends leave is a big part of life as someone living overseas. Even though I miss her, I wish her the best in her new life back home.


I also studied hard for the JLPT! It’s a Japanese test for non-native Japanese speakers. You can learn about it here: http://www.jlpt.jp/


The test was very difficult. I was relieved when I found out I passed it recently. Hopefully despite work I can keep studying so I can pass level 2 next July.


On a lighter note, I went to see Mary and the Witch’s Flower during my vacation. The movie was entirely in Japanese with no English subtitles. That being said, I was able to understand most of the story and conversations, so I’m pretty proud of myself.

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Other than that, my summer was pretty uneventful. I’m trying to save money, so I didn’t want to travel. I took some time to relax, worked on personal projects, went shopping with friends, explored Tokyo a little…nothing too exciting! But it felt good to have that time to wind down and rest.


I’ll do my best during this semester too!!


Laurence

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