2018年03月02日

Hinamatsuri ひなまつり

Today, we celebrated the Doll Festival! Our student's parents came to the school to share all about the meaning and origin of this day for all the little ladies of Japan. The children had a lovely time listening to a story, enjoyed singing a song, and of course, had a great time putting together a special origami craft to take home with them. Thank you to all the parents who helped out today, sharing another day of the beautiful cultural traditions of Japan!

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2018年02月20日

Fire Station

Today all the kindergartners went to the fire station in Tsutsujigaoka. We were very excited as we went by train. After a nice walk we arrived at the fire station. We were lead to the back first. The firefighters were demonstrating how to rescue an injured person from a floor higher up. In military style they placed the ladder, went up, hauled a stretcher up and performed CPR on the victim. Next they tied the stretcher to the ladder and used the ladder as a giant lever to lower the stretcher. Everyone was very impressed.

Next a firefighter showed us how they dress up when they respond to a fire. He was fully dressed in only 46 seconds! Two of our teachers, David and Bram got dressed in firefighter uniforms as well. They gave us a demonstration with a big water hose. They aimed at a big blue sheet that was suspended from the second floor. The force of the water was so strong, it ripped the sheet!

After the demonstrations we were invited to look at an ambulance and fire engines. It was impressive to see them so up close. We were even allowed to go in the ambulance and sit on the driver’s seat. All of a sudden the firefighters started running. They had to respond to a real call! With a loud siren the fire engine left the premises. It was a fun and interesting outing.

今日はキンダーガーデンのみんなで調布消防署つつじヶ丘出張所を訪ねました。
子どもたちは消防隊員の皆様の救助訓練、消火訓練、装備の説明を真剣なまなざしで聞いていました。
訓練はきびきびとしていて、とってもかっこよかったです!!

質問タイムでは、消防隊員の数や勤務体制、出動する時についてなどたくさん質問をしました。
NWISの先生2人が一日隊員として消火訓練に参加しました。
NWISのイケメン先生たち、隊員の装備が似合うでしょ?!

消防車見学と救急車には乗車体験もさせていただきました。
ちょうど訪問が終わりの時に消防車が緊急出動!隊員の皆様、気を付けて活動をしてください。
いつも守ってくださり、ありがとうございます。

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2017年12月18日

Charity Christmas Concert 2017

This year, due to unfortunate circumstances concerning concert hall reservations, NWIS quickly banded together and successfully created the sensation of performing to an audience from a stage, right here at our own school!

The children had spent the last few weeks rehearsing for their performances and were just itching to present themselves to an audience of their friends and family. And perform they did! Their big voices, beautiful singing and great dancing were on full display. Energy exploded on stage that just delighted all who watched! The teachers were so proud of the effort the children put in.

Thank you all who attended. Your support helped donate much needed funds to Plan Japan!

Also please look forward to the school's first concert DVD. Professionally shot, the DVD will keep your memories fresh for a long time hereafter and able to revisit time and time again!

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