Entrance Examinations

Again this year, we have seen an increase in the number of applicants to YK.

Congratulations to all of you who braved the snow and passed the entrance examinations.

Music Station Dance Video

Yamamura Kokusai dance club featured in a two hour special episode of Music Station, Asahi TV’s major music show, hosted by Mr Tamori. YK dance club put together a special video for the high ranked music group Wanima. The band members generously said that they wished they had the video for their official version.

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English Conversation Room

Over the winter vacation, the English Room has been cleaned and readied for the new year.

We look forward to seeing our students practicing English vigorously again.

English camp at British Hills

This year 21 students went to snowy British Hills for the Christmas study trip. In two classes, they participated in the all English experience. They stayed two nights in the beautiful atmosphere of Drake House. They were taught ballroom dancing, snooker, calligraphy, and cookery by the British teachers.

Speech and Recitation Contest

On the last Saturday of October, Yamamura Kokusai students gathered for the speech and recitation contest. There were six finalists in the recitation contest, which had begun in September with every first year student participating in the class stage. The finalists read snippets of children’s stories, including Eric Carle, Roald Dahl and Sendak. The level was high, well memorized and delivered with feeling.

There were seven speeches. Topics covered cruelty to animals, table manners, English language and more. The speeches were well researched, written and delivered.

The level of English at Yamamura Kokusai continues to rise.

Biology Club

Yamamura Kokusai Biology Club again has fared well against competition from government supported super science high schools. In the 11th high school science meeting, our student won award for excellence. No other independent school in Saitama competed at this level.

Swords and Tears

 

Farewell ceremony
Bidding a sad farewell to our fantastic guests at Yamamura Kokusai

A fond farewell to all our guests from Sweetwater and Hilltop High Schools. Thank you for staying with us. We hope you enjoyed the kendo, the iaido and the farewell party. We know we will treasure our memories.

Iaido and Kendo
Iaido and Kendo Demonstration by Yamamura Kokusai Club Members

Dance club performed their winning number at the farewell ceremony. Thank you to all the host family members. We could not have done it without you.

lunch with buddies
American students enjoying lunch with their Yamamura Kokusai buddies on the last day of their homestay.

 

Food and calligraphy

 

cooking
Year 3 Nutrition Course (Life Design) students cooking with visitors

Visitors from San Diego in California in the United States today experienced calligraphy and made sushi with our students.

calligraphy
Year 1 students assist in calligraphy lesson
international relations
Yamamura Kokusai Year 1 Tokushin Students DIscuss with students from Hilltop High and Sweetwater High, of San Diego, California

 

Welcome ceremony

welcome ceremony
20 students and 2 teachers welcome to Yamamura Kokusai

Started today with a video presentation from the twenty American guests, and the school Yosakoi troupe. Six thirty pm and one of the visitors is teaching dance club a minions dance.

life design students
Sweetwater and Hilltop students try at traditional Japanese Crafts with Yamamura Kokusai students