July 31, 2017

William's Excursion Blog!

Last term, we went to the Imperial Palace and the places surrond it. The weather was terrible, hot like Las Vegas, sun burn like Sahara. The weather in Tokyo is pretty like Shanghai ones.

The imperial palace is beautiful with it's building styles and well down afforestation. We bought some cold drinks there and I can still clearly remember that the ices I ate was not delicious at all, which tasted like laboratory chemicals.

I like the science museum. It's not such a big one, but it contained a lot of things that made the kids curious. It's a good place for education. Maybe their government can make a bigger one.
That's some of my excursion memories, how do you think of it?

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July 30, 2017

Open School for Junior High

It's another nice day at Seiritsu. The weather cooperated again today and we had many students come out to participate in our junior high open school event.

We held some club training and some classes for the visitors. Today, Brent and one of the Japanese English teachers led a class on ERP (Extended Reading Program). Not many elementary students can read English but they could enjoy the picture books, the songs and activities we introduced.

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July 29, 2017

Open school

Good morning everyone,

It is a nice day here in Tokyo. There is a typhoon just south of us so it is a little cloudy but the rain has held off. That is a good thing for us as we are holding our Open school today. Students can come and try out various club activities and a few lessons as well.


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Our students come early and help get things ready. They are in bright spirits. (But I think it might be hard to see in this picture...)


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These events can be a lot of fun for us and for visitors. Our English conversation club will be giving a sample session this afternoon. It should be a blast!

July 20, 2017

Plink's Excursion Blog!

On July 13th, overseas students went to The Tokyo Imperial Palace (皇居 Kōkyo) together. 皇居 is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo.

It took us a whole morning to visit the Imperial Palace and learn about ancient Japanese history. Brent 先生 recommended a film called "the forty-seven ronin" film to us, which is based on the true story of Japan.

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Then we went to the science and technology museum together and experienced a lot of interesting facilities, I like this hands-on practice very much.

It was a very interesting day, and I hope I can take part in this kind of activities in the future.

Plink is a second-year student from China studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 20, 2017

JET teacher Teresa's July Blog Post!

暑中お見舞い申し上げます。This is a Japanese summer greeting. I think the best word to describe July in Japan is simply, “HOT.”

The humidity that swallows everything during this month and next is a strong one. Environmentally, using the AC every day is awful. To avoid doing so, invest in a dehumidifier as well as a fan! The difference is amazing.

Also, Japan has amazing cooling products. For example, there are cooling sunscreen sprays, cooling towels with pockets for ice packs, cool sheets to put on top of pillows and mattresses, as well as amazing drinks to hydrate your body.

For those who don’t use sunscreen, please use it every day regardless of weather. UV rays will penetrate your skin unless you protect yourself with sunscreen.

Let’s keep ourselves cool and healthy this summer!

July 18, 2017

Tai's Excursion Blog

Last week we visited the Imperial Palace grounds. It's a very beautiful park. First we can see the walls that used to protect the palace area. Then we went to inside, so it was a park. Mr. Brent and Mr. Coren explained the Imperial Palace’s history and origin of the Imperial Palace.

Then we went to science museum and saw many interesting things. It was so fun. We ate lunch in museum ,but it was not very tasty.

Last, we went to Yasukuni temple, and finished the trip.

I was so happy, but it was very hot and tiring.

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Tai is a third-year student from China studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 18, 2017

Gaoussou's Excursion Blog

Last Thursday, we went to visit an important area in Tokyo, the main train station, the old palace area and park. We also visited Tokyo Science and Technology Museum. The (original) palace is gone now, but there still is the big gate to protect the palace, and houses for the guards. We took many pictures. It was a hard day because it was hot, but it was fun because we had many things to see. It was my first time to visit the palace area. I want go to again to discover and learn more about this fantastic area! And I want to go with my friends for a good moment.

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Gaoussou is a first-year student from Mali studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 18, 2017

Rebecca's Excursion Blog

All the international students went on a trip to Imperial Palace last week. We haven't met each other for a long time, so I am so excited about this. We went to the Palace, the Technology Museum, the Budokan and other different spots. We not only enjoyed the great view but also learned the history of it. I was impressed about the long history were happened on the land we were standing on. After lunch, we went to the technology museum. The theories are all performed by the interesting experiments. We had a great fun! Through this excursion, we learned a lot of things, and also get closer to everyone. That was really a good experience!

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Rebecca is a first-year student from China studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 18, 2017

JET teacher Laurence's July Post!

Hello everyone! JET teacher Laurence here.

This summer is a bit special because I decided to not go back home for the summer. This means facing the Japanese heat, bugs and humidity in all of their glory. I live on the 4th floor of an old building. My aircon only reaches one part of one room. I am getting heat rashes and a few hives. Any small action makes me break in sweat. It can be very unpleasant at times. I think the solution to that might just be to go out more. Find interesting places with aircon, go to a park on a breezy day and have a picnic. I could try visiting cooler parts of Japan too.
Now that most classes are over until September, I can focus on trying to enjoy myself here. Go to events, meet new people, study Japanese, try to keep my house clean (always)

I also still have some work to do to keep me busy! It’s never too early to start planning for the next semester. All the work I get done now means less work in the future right?
Let’s do our best to enjoy the summer!!

July 14, 2017

A Blog From Rebecca!

In term two, we had a lot of activities. We had the Sports Day, everyone gathered together and tried their best to attend the game.Then we voted for the student council. We also have the open school, when parents could visit the class and watch.

I had the JLPT test too, and the week after that was the final test for the term two. My score was good. We also had Benesse test a week later. My club music club was preparing for the open school and culture fair. The English club voted for the new leader and made the poster. Now we are having the short course and preparing for the summer vacation. This is my second term. I will also do my best in the third term!頑張れ!

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Rebecca is a first-year student from China studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 14, 2017

International Group Experiences Seiritzu

We recently had a diverse group of students come visit Seiritsu Gakuen. They were a small group and came for a short amount of time, but we were able to show them how Japanese schools are and give them a school club experience. They were able to interact with some students and join the dance club to do a performance with Japanese folding fans. All in all, it was a great chance for all of the students involved, Seiritsu's and those from the International group, to chat and have a bit of cultural exchange. We are looking forward to offering more experiences to International groups in the future.

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July 12, 2017

A Blog from Gaoussou!

This is Gaussou. This is a normal day.

Every morning I wake up at 4 o’clock and do personal morning training. I take my breakfast at 6 o’clock. My house is near the station so I walk 5 minutes and I take the train from Abiko to Akabane for 30 minutes. The morning practice starts at 7 o’clock and finishes at 7:30, but I continue until 8:15. We have 5 minutes to get changed and go back to our home room. After 4 hours of classes it is lunch time. It is my favorite time of the day because we can meet up with our friends to eat and talk. After the afternoon classes finish at 3:05 we train at basketball club for 4 hours from 4 o’clock. Then we walk to the station and say goodbye to our friends. I arrive home at 21:30, wash and have dinner. Then I go to sleep at 23:30.

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Gaoussou is a first-year student from Mali studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 7, 2017

Term Two Blog from Tai!

In June, I had many basketball games, but we lost an important championship game, so we only reached the last 16 of the Tokyo High School tournament. I wanted play better, but it was my last game. Now I have retired from the basketball team in order to study more.


I felt so happy when I was in basketball team. I had many good times in Seiritsu's basketball team.


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In July, I passed my English test, Eiken level 2. My school also had exams; they were a little difficult, my math had trouble and it was very difficult to understand. So, regarding my tests, it's not good, but it's also not bad.


I need to get ready for my university test in this summer holiday, so I will try my best to do that.


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Tai is a third-year student from China studying at Seiritsu (cc)

July 7, 2017

JET teacher Teresa's July Blog Post!

July means a lot of things to many people, but to most students and teachers in Seiritsu, it screams, “Extra Studying Needed!”

My first two weeks in July consisted of requests to conduct mock Eiken interviews! The first request came from a student’s homeroom teacher, and she kindly provided all the materials needed for the interviews. The latter ones though came from students who randomly came across me while in the hallways. The mock interviews ended as fast as it began when the weekend of the test passed. I’m hoping they all did well!

The last two weeks was a mix of excitement and dread. My second year students went on their school trip to either France, Okinawa, or Hokkaido. I tried to convince all my second year students to take me with them, but they just laughed at me thinking it was a joke. That’s where the dread kicked in.

Even so, when they came back, they shared lovely reports of their school trip. Almost everyone mentioned making many memories with their classmates. I was thankful to be able to experience the trip vicariously through them.

Before we knew it, they were taking their last exam before summer. To me, July starts and ends with the mindset to study.

July 3, 2017

Bellarmine students visited Seiritsu.

Seiritsu Gakuen once again hosted some visitors from overseas. Today's visit was by a school from the United States. We had 11 students visiting from Bellarmine high school, which is located in Tacoma, Washington. The students are studying Japanese at their high school and were able to come visit Japan on a week-long tour. The 11 students are doing a homestay with families in the area while they attend our school. Some of our students are also hosting the visitors.


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After greeting the principal and some other members of the school, they were given a tour of the school and then met their partners. This time the visiting students were paired with the 1K class, our naishin class. Our naishin class has just done something similar in March when they went to Australia so they wanted to have the chance to act as buddies for visiting students.


The visitors were able to experience two English classes, a classical Japanese class, a science class, and a math class.


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They had bento at lunch with the Japanese students up in the cafeteria. And then during the rest of the lunch break they went out onto the field and had a lot of fun playing with the students.

We had special permission to have two after school club activities for the students. The first club activity was the tea ceremony and the second was a karate lesson.


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The tea ceremony was very well received and the club members did a wonderful job.


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The karate class was a lot of fun as well.

At the very end the 1K class gave special Seiritsu pendants as gifts to the students before they left.


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Bellarmine school has some strong sports teams and ICT programs so we hope we can continue to develop this relationship and we hope to see them again in the future!


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Seiritsu Gakuen is a private co-educational high school created in 1925 and it is located in Tokyo, Japan.

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