Thursday, September 15, 2016

A Busy Week Ahead!

Parents Day
Next week is a truly busy week at Seisen! On Monday 19th September we will be hosting our annual Parents' Day where you will be able to come and interact with your daughter's teachers and find out more about the teaching and learning happening in and out of the classrooms.

Homeroom presentations will begin at 2pm. There will be an introduction for parents new to to the PYP at 3pm in the Drama Room and the day will finish with a meeting for parents whose daughters will make their First Holy Communion this school year (April 2017).

Global Mindedness Day

Students' artwork (Grade 5) showing symbols of peace in the Cafeteria
Ms Diane has put together a thought-provoking display to get the students thinking about what it means to be globally-minded
The aim of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP) is to “develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the plant, help to create a better and more peaceful world” (IB, 2007).

Next Wednesday, September 21st we will host a day focused on the development of Global-Mindedness in Seisen Elementary School. The day will start in each homeroom with a learning engagement designed to explore aspects of Global Mindedness. The girls will then join mixed-grade house teams to rotate through teacher-led activities throughout the day. Throughout this first unit of inquiry all grade levels have been inquiring into their central idea from a local and global perspective.  We look forward to this day giving student the chance to learn from each other and hope it will kick-start our aim for the year to raise awareness of global issues.

Refugees International Japan (RIJ)
To prepare the students for Global Mindedness Day we ill have a very special guest at Seisen on Tuesday 20th September to talk to Grades 4-6 about the current refugee crisis.  Jane Best OBE is the President and CEO of Refugees International Japan. On Parent's Day we encourage parents to learn more about RIJ by viewing the display in front of the Drama Room. There will be a number of items from the RIJ Refugee Collection. Also, come support Seisen students performing in the RIJ charity concert "Light up the Life of a Refugee Child" November 10th at the St. Mary's Auditorium.


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