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Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin December 1, 2017

OIS Community Bulletin
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Lockdown Drill
This year SOIS is introducing new types of emergency
drills to cover various situations. When students are
prepared for a crisis, they instinctively act and panic
less. A lockdown takes place when there is an intruder
on campus. An announcement will be made and
everyone is expected to go in the nearest room and
lock or barricade the door, close all windows and blinds.
The drills are vital for schools to practice, but we also
do not want to worry or scare the students. The
lockdown drill will be taking place this Thursday
December 7.

High School Winter Concert
Everyone is invited to attend the concert taking place at
the elegant Maple Hall located on the main street of
Minoh. These kinds of events build our community so it
is nice to see teachers, parents and students come to
share the Christmas cheer. Even if your child is not
performing, you are welcome to come and support the
music program.

Refugee Film Festival
Kwansei Gakuin University with cooperation of the
United Nations High Commission of Refugees, is
sponsoring a film festival. We are fortunate to have
one of the movies playing at OIS on Friday
December 8 at 15:45 in the third floor conference
room. The movie will be Born in Syria, Director
Hernan Zin’s documentary traces the journeys of 7
child refugees being moved across Europe in
search of a new life. He is quite the
cinematographer and there are beautiful scenes
combined with the heartbreak for ruined
childhoods. It is free admission and parents,
students and teachers are invited to attend.
Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin December 1, 2017

Upcoming School Events
KG Christmas Tree Lighting Day - KA/KB decorate the tree in the genkan

Parent Teacher Association (PTA) meeting - Wednesday December 6, 9:00 AM in the cafeteria

Elementary School Winter Concert - Friday December 8 2:40 PM in the theatre

ACT - Saturday December 9, 2017

High School Basketball Tournaments - Friday & Saturday December 8-9, 2017
Boys @ Canadian Academy Girls @ Senri & Osaka International Schools

OIS Teacher Inservice Professional Development - Monday January 8, 2018

Return to regular classes - Tuesday January 9, 2018

Latin American Cooking & Culture - Thursday January18, 2017 3:45 PM - Home & Family Life Room

Japan International School Global Issues Forum - Debate/Collaboration with United World College
International School of Asia - Karuizawa, January 26-27, 2018 @SOIS

Trip to Poland
Movember OIS high school students interested in going to
The faculties of OIS and SIS raised awareness Łódź, Poland March 15-23, 2018 can register their
and money for men’s health issues. “Movember” interest with high school principal Kurt Mecklem
is an international campaign in which men grow (kmecklem@senri.ed.jp). The SIS student group
facial hair and/or donate money to the non-profit has one place available for a high school OIS
Movember Foundation organization. All money student.
goes to research into health issues like
depression, prostate cancer, and other diseases Intercultural understanding is important for our
that affect men. school and SOIS has cultural exchanges with sister
schools in Munich, Germany (Gimnasium Grafing)
The foundation started in Adelaide, Australia and and Mount Tabor, Oregon, USA. We also have
has now spread worldwide. SOIS physical occasional visiting schools spend time with our
education teacher Derek Entwistle annually leads students. In the past, schools from Taiwan, Hong
the campaign at SOIS. Thank you to all who Kong, rural Japan, Vietnam, etc.
contributed this year!

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