Best Intentions for the New Year
May I wish our school community and friends a very Happy New Year! The winter holiday season is always a time to reflect on the year that has passed, as well as set professional and personal goals for the year to come. For JINIS, 2020 will be a significant year with the team and students writing the first chapter, in what I hope, will be a long and successful story. As with all things in life, ability is very important but having the right attitude is essential. Our journey over the coming months, will no doubt suffer some bumps in the road, but it will be the manner in how we respond to these challenges that will shape who we are and what […]
The Growth of International Education
When I first left the UK to work in Tokyo in 1999, teaching abroad certainly lacked the credibility it is afforded today. International schools back then were seen almost exclusively for ex-pats and were typically filled with international pupils who stayed for 2 to 3 years before returning to their home country. For teachers, a job abroad was considered by many as a working holiday rather than a genuine career move. Looking back, I can clearly remember former colleagues, family and friends making comments such as “He is off to do a bit of travel” and “He’ll be back in a few months, just you see.” Well, twenty years later […]
Advanced registration for Jinseki Summer School 2020.
Next-Generation Educational Environment Development Co., Ltd (NEED), Jinseki-kogen-cho, Hiroshima Prefecture, will begin the pre-registration of Jinseki Summer School 2020. (NEED will also open Japan’s first international boarding school in April 2020 accredited by the Ministry of Education Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Jinseki Summer School runs a highly successful programme which will be held for the fourth time next year incorporating language, educational and recreational activities. In 2020 it will increase its provision to 2 camps and change its registration system this year from a first-come-first-served basis to a more selective process. This is to ensure a better balance of nationalities, ages and abilities. Parents are therefore encouraged pre-register […]