スクール日記

Here in Japan, what we call ‘setsubun’ festival is celebrated on February 3rd every year. Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’.

It is celebrated on the day before the first day of Spring (立春 – risshun) and the new year according to the 旧暦 (きゅうれき – kyuureki – Japan’s old lunar calendar.

FIS children made a demon mask to enjoy the holiday. Hopefully they enjoyed throwing beans at home that night. Bean throwing is called ‘mame-maki’, which means we throw beans to rid the house bad luck and bring good luck.

Please enjoy the slide show of the cute demons!

It’s been snowing here in Fukui this week. Here has come the time when FIS children love to play outdoors. Playing in the SNOW!

They love not only making snowman but lying and rolling on the snow field as well.
This winter it gets snowy frequently here. So those play must be the pleasure for children in the snow country of its own.

Enjoy the slide show!

Today(10-26) FIS children and their sisters visited a local broadcast station Fukui TV trick or treating.
FIS children have been donating for FNN charity,which is giving a helping hand to  foreign children in need. They donated some for that.

After that, they enjoyed trick-or-treating and were given nice halloween candies by the staff.
Enjoy the slide show.

Although the weather was terrible because of a typhoon coming, FIS children and their family enjoyed the excursion today (10-22) . Some students couldn’t come as they caught cold. We’re sorry! Hopefully they will get better soon.
The students first visited Hachimitsu-ya (a honey shop) in Mikuni and experienced decorating the bee wax candles.

After that, they moved to an aquarium. The time with their beloved parents would have made the children even happier in defiance of the typhoon!

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Yesterday(9-23) FIS children had fun with the “Sports Day”.

It’s really nice to see all the families and the graduates after so long.

The program they enjoyed were, say, ‘Footrace’, ‘May I Use Yours? Race’, ‘Big Pants Race’, ‘Ladle Relay Race’ and so on.
Every child or mother is friendly each other all the more for the small number of our students. That sounds very good.
Hopefully all of them had a wonderful time on a sunny fall day!

Enjoy the slide show!

Amago trout is land-locked variety of red spotted masu trout, seen only in Japan. As it is a kind of cherry trout, it tastes so delicious that even children can enjoy eating whole.
There is an artificial culture pond of amago trout in the deep valley of Katsuyama, Fukui.
Today(9-8) FIS children had a field tour there. They experienced fishing them. Every experience of fishing,touching, smelling and eating the amago must have impressed those little children very strongly.
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Today(9-1) all the FIS children have come back to school. All of them show us well-suntanned happy smiles.

This morning they all lost no time in going out for their monthly routine – tea ceremony practice.
Hopefully they’ve been making steady progress in the manners.
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On the last day-July 20- of the 1st semester at FIS, the Parents Open Day was held. All the children were looking forward to this day because they wanted their family to see their usual school life.
It goes without saying that they got a bit nervous in front of the audience. But it’s all right!
The cheers ans smiles of their family made their day!
FIS has a summer vacation until the end of August. Hopefully the children will enjoy their home life with their beloved father in particular, going on a trip or outing.
Surely they’ll get back to school with the well suntanned smiles in September!
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Yonetsukan Pool is located in Awara, Fukui. This pool is so clean and comfortable that it’s very popular among the citizens not only of Awara but of many other areas. FIS children were lucky enough to swim in this less crowded pool as it was just before the summer vacation.

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Happy Star Festival!

FIS children have made a lot of ornaments in the craft class this week. They decorated the bamboo branch with them.

“I want to be a princess!” or “I want to be a Million-an idol!”

Those  wishes on the cards sound so pleasant as it’s childlike indeed.

Enjoy the slide show!