JINIS – Open all hours.
A lot has certainly happened in the world since my last blog. We have seen a pandemic nobody would have thought possible touching almost every corner of the globe. In Japan, we have seen the country transform from pre-Olympic preparation to a countrywide state of emergency in just a few weeks. In the hills of Hiroshima, we have perhaps been a little guilty of a false sense of security over this last month. However, such is COVID 19, that we too now find the need in this region to strictly adhere to the rules set in place to keep us all safe. There have certainly been easier times to open […]
The Final Countdown…Where Dreams Turn into Reality
In just 20 days, JINIS will open its doors to our pupils and parents offering the first international junior boarding experience in Japan. From April 6th we seek to grow the hearts and minds of our school community and, importantly, offer fun and friendship along the way. “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” (Lao Tzu) certainly resonates with us at this time. April represents the single step we take together on a journey that will last beyond our lifetimes. When looking to the future of JINIS we must seek things that will last the test of time and take the school forward. Firstly, we must […]
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 […]