December 5, 2016

JLPT finished

Many people all over Japan took the JLPT (Japanese-Language Proficiency Test) yesterday.


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We know most of them study very hard in order to pass the test. Our international students usually put a lot of effort into getting a passing score. So for all of you that studied hard and then took the test, "Otsukaresama Deshita!"

November 21, 2016

Laurence Sensei's November web post- For those thinking about living abroad

Moving to a distant country like Japan forces you to learn all the little things in life over again. You have to learn the rules of your new society and what people treasure.


Everything seems a slightly off. There’s nature but the plants and flowers are different. The leaves don't change colour like you remember they do and not at the same time either. There’s fruit and vegetables, but they’re not in season at the same times they used to be. Chicken breasts are cheap and chicken thighs are expensive. Fatty meat is more popular than lean meat. People cultivate the land but instead of endless fields of wheat, canola and soy, there are rice fields everywhere in the countryside.




There’s Christmas, but it’s a day for lovers, not family. There’s Valentine’s Day but girls give chocolate to boys instead of boys giving chocolates to girls. You can get a day off for celebrating a day you never knew was special in the first place, but you also feel like you shouldn’t be working on Christmas day.


Living in another country is worth it. It pushes you out of your comfort zone, evolve and adapt: to become stronger. It’s not always easy. But in the end, it’s an invaluable experience. If you have the chance to live abroad one day, even if it’s scary, even if you’re not completely fluent in your second or third language, please give it a try if you can.


You will become a better person for it.

November 16, 2016

Digging Potatoes in Autumn

It’s time to go back to the fields! We have already planted rice and then harvested it a few months later. Now we are going to be doing some digging…for potatoes! Just as before with the rice planting and harvesting, this activity is part of Seiritsu Gakuen’s Earth Project intended to help students build a connection to agriculture in general and its important relation to Japan throughout its history. The students get shovels and and start to dig in, literally. Some of the potatoes grow quite large, and bundle together numerously. They’re allowed to take home what they dig up so it is a good motivator to work hard and example of the farmers who provide what they eat everyday.

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November 10, 2016

October Blog from Emilie

I had three friends who had a birthday this month. Gan-shu are "cream puff in a face." It is a very famous event for high school students who have birthday. They get thrown a shu-cream. It's like with birthday cake.

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Also my friend Meg had her birthday this month and we celebrated her birthday at a restaurant with our other friends. I'm really glad I became friends with her. She was one of my first friends I made in my high school in Japan.

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I really enjoy gym in Japan. I have so much fun here. We do a lot of things. For example we are doing badminton right now.

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Me, my friend Julia and Meg went to Shibuya. We explored Shibuya at night. We bought some disposable camera and took picture. It was one of my best memories in Japan for now. It kinda inspired me in a way. The view and the city. Also the neon lights were really beautiful. It made me want to go to so many places in Tokyo. Or even Japan.

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November 7, 2016

Soccer semi-finals

Our soccer teams have been doing very well.

We captured the T-1 league at the end of October. They won decisively with a 6-1 score.
You can see the Japanese post on our main website here:


http://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/articles/-/2329


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Now, we are in the run up to the National Championships. We had the semi-finals on Saturday the 5th of November. All of the students and teachers came out to cheer on the team. The boys took the lead in the first half and held on to it to get the win.

You can see the Japanese post for this news here:



http://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/articles/-/2333


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Our next game will be on November 12th. It will be held at the Komazawa Grounds.
If you are in the area and want to watch a great game, we would love to have more fans out cheering the guys on.


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October 31, 2016

Halloween fun

It is October 31st today. That means it is officially Halloween. Some of our students took it to heart. When I arrived at the school at lunch, I came upon this scene...


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Halloween is becoming more and more popular among Japanese people. It is nice to see.


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Here they posed for a group photo.


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Hope you are enjoying your Halloween!


Brent Regan
International Department



October 27, 2016

Gab's October Blog

Hey guys Gab again!

This month was another special one as my Grandma had come to Japan. She and her friends are here on a cruise.Though she was only in Tokyo for 3 days I was able to spent some time with her which is always nice. During our time we were able to go to Mount Fuji on a tour. It was really nice as I had never been to Fuji before. As well I was able to show my Grandma Asakusa and around Shinjuku. In terms of soccer everything is going well. Still working hard as every week there is competition for who starts, so everyone wants to be on their game. As well test are back again so everyone's working really hard with football and study so the days are very long and exhausting.That is all for now

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Thanks regards
Gabriel Beck-Godoy

October 18, 2016

Connor is doing well

Everyone at Seiritsu is very happy to see that Connor is doing well with his football career.
Our Vice-principal posted a message to tell our regular students and their families about his place on the Australian squad.


http://www.seiritsu.ac.jp/articles/-/2312


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(This photo is from his time here.)


We may even have the chance to see him play today.
Good luck, Connor!


http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/article/young-socceroos-squad-named-for-afc-u-19-championship/rvgkv2a9fxds1r7u4um5u83ck



October 14, 2016

Gab's September Blog

Hey guys Gab again
This month was a very special month as my mum and dad had come to visit me again. It was really nice to see them as it had been a long time since I had last saw them. We were very lucky as they came during a time where we didn't have much school and had a lot of games instead, so they were able to watch me play a lot. My dad speaks very good Japanese so I was able to get some better detailed feedback and as well some new soccer terminology words to add to my vocabulary. Besides the soccer, we were able to do a bit of sight seeing with going to watch the baseball at the Tokyo Dome, going to the sumo and going to Yokohama. Football wise, everything's going very well. I've got a few upcoming tournaments to look forward to. As well, everyone's back to school after a long break so gonna be extra busy now :)

That's all for now guys

Thanks regards

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October 11, 2016

Emilie's September Blog

Me and my friend Julia had a sleep I over.
We made some food. We went a shopping mall and I got new glasses!

My friend and I went to Itabashi festival. Because one of my friend was from Itabashi so she invited us to to go! After, we went to her grandma's house and chilled.

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Seiritu festival!
We had so much fun making this. The whole vibe is to go back to the 50s. The decorations was like 50s too. We made some churros and baby castella. Basically baby castella is just small round pancake.
There was ups and downs but we made it happen so I was really proud of me and proud of everyone.

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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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