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Osaka International School

January 28, 2017

OIS COMMUNITY BULLETIN


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IB Music Recital
On Tuesday January 31, eight
Diploma Programme students
will be performing in the
chorus music room starting at
4:00 PM. All parents and
students are invited to attend.
There are a variety of
instruments performing solo
pieces including the oboe,
cello, violin, trumpet and
vocals. For more information,
please contact IB music
teacher, Vernon Villapando
(vvillapando@ senri.ed.jp).

Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation

AISA Events Next Weekend


SOIS high school students will be participating in Association of
International Schools in Asia (AISA) competitions next weekend.
The boys basketball team (pictured above) will be hosting
international schools from Seoul, Busan and Yokohama. Games
will take place in our gym all day Friday and Saturday. Many of the
visiting student athletes are hosted by SOIS families. The
elementary school is getting involved this year by adopting a
team. They will meet with the players and be the ocial welcome
buddies for the visitors who are arriving on Thursday February 2.

Osaka International School

January 28, 2017

Other AISA Events


World Scholars Cup
There will be organizational
meetings for interested students
next Thursday and Friday (Feb
2-3) after school. We are hosting
the Kansai Round April 29-30. It is
open to students grades 5-10.
The global round will be in Hanoi,
Vietnam, June 26-July1. For more
information, contact SIS English
teacher Steve Sheriff
(ssheriff@senri.ed.jp)

The girls high school basketball team will be playing at the


Yokohama International School. The mathematics and leadership
team will be competing at the Korea International School in
Seoul.
The public is invited to watch any of the games. For more
information, please see the AISA boys basketball tournament
page (http://sabers.senri.ed.jp/news/aisa-boys-basketballtournament-2017)

Library Renovation Project


The Library renewal project began back in 2013. Having already
collected some contributions, and with the desire to give the
project more shape during the year, in April of 2016 we held a
"library vision meeting" where students, teachers and parents met
to share ideas. With these as a base, we then asked an external
company to create a plan and an image of how it might look. This
has now been done and although we are now at the point to
proceed to the next stage, we have been asked by the Kwansei
Gakuin Educational Foundation to wait a while before moving
on. This does not mean that the foundation is against our
proposals, but that they would like to think more carefully about
the best way to implement the plan. We ask for understanding
from those who have donated to this project or attended the
meetings and for your patience in waiting until the next fiscal
year for discussions to continue.
Students enjoying PE in the snow (photo below)

Elementary School T-shirts


Please see your family
SOISmail for ordering
information regarding the OIS
elementary school t-shirt. The
Parent Teacher Association
helped design, order and
distribute the sparkling tshirts.

Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation