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.


(This photo is from his time here.)

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


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.


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.




October 7, 2016

Plink's Seiritsu-Sai

The 文化祭 of 2016 was the first 文化祭that I attended. The most important reason is:In China, teacher never spend a week for a school festival. But it is amazing that Japanese really use a week to decorate the school for it, and there is no any lessons in this week. Everyone was working hard to finish it. In China, we also have the school festival, but we only can use the spare time to rehearse our program. We don’t need decorate the classroom, because we also need have lessons every day. But in 文化祭, we dress up the classroom as a haunted house. It is really exciting when we really do that. Everyone all have their task to finish, so no one can be lazy. We help each other, like go out to purchase materials, color the door and do anymore. Because of this is the layout of everyone, so the results are also very good. The fact is, every class all very good. During the 文化祭, the school such as an amusement park. I think everyone all played very happy.And through this 文化祭, I also got a very different new experience.


Note: Seiritsu-sai is the 文化祭, "bunka-sai" or cultural festival, here at Seiritsu. We're happy Plink is enjoying her time and experiences here as she studies away from her home in China.-cc

October 7, 2016

Meg's SeiritsuSai

We made class sweaters for our class with the design of tommy and half a heart on the back so if you go stand beside someone in your class you'll be able to make a heart .


On the first day I made baby castella and churros .
I mostly made baby castella the whole time using a machine to make Takoyaki.
We had to make sure that we were clean .


On the second day I went to call people to come to our class and buy our stuff that we made .
I did that with Emilie and walked around the school.


It was my last school festival but I enjoyed it a lot . And I'm very sad that we can't join it next year .


October 6, 2016

Web post update from Teresa!

When you think of September 30th and October 1st, what is the first thing that goes through your head? Halloween? For me, my mind jumps to the Halloween season, but for the Japanese working class and schools, it signals the start of “koromogae” or 衣替え.

“Koromogae” combines the Japanese words, 衣 or clothes, with 替え or change, giving us a word that means “the change of clothes to suit the season.”

The change of seasonal clothing means that the nicely dressed salarymen in their suits and ties in the winter will finally be free to wear an open-collared short-sleeved shirt, a fashion called “Cool Biz.” This campaign was started in the summer of 2015 by the government as an effort to decrease electricity consumption by air conditioning.

For students, “koromogae” means the switch between their winter (冬服 - fuyufuku) and summer uniform (夏服 - natsufuku). For most students, including Seiritsu students, they have two sets of school uniforms (制服 - seifuku). Winter uniforms worn from October 1st to May 31st have a crisp blazer and ties for males and ribbons for females. Summer uniforms worn from June 1st to September 31st have sweaters and are open-collared.

Winter uniforms, as modelled by overseas study returnees Michiru and Kouki.

Our Junior High students wearing their summer uniform - note the lack of ribbon and blazer!

“Koromogae” or 衣替え does not only signify the change of clothes though! You’ll notice the vending machines lining the corners and streets will change inventory. As the temperature drops, you’ll see more hot beverages than cold drinks, something I am very grateful for.

Even though the change from September 31st to October 1st may mean the seasonal change of clothing in Japan, it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some Halloween-inspired clothing in your outfits. Just make sure it’s not too extreme and noticeable that your boss or teacher will have a word with you.

Teresa Fong
JET Assistant Language Teacher

October 4, 2016

Bunkasai Report from JET Teacher Laurence

September marks the start of a new semester at Seiritsu Gakuen!! …Kind of. With the school closing two Thursdays in a row because of typhoons and preparations for the Seiritsu culture festival, planning classes and evaluations has proven to be an interesting challenge so far.

The festival itself was amazing though! It always feels heartwarming to see the whole school come together to set up such a grandiose, impressive event.


I love the performances from the cheerleading club and the dance club! Our students are so talented! It’s not a side of them I see often very often.

This year, the English decided to freshen things up by serving some tea! Tea is something people all over the world can enjoy, as well as a good way to get people to try something new.


We still did our classic bingo fortune telling too, of course!


We worked very hard to make the extensive reading room look even better!



Despite the rain on Saturday, we were swarmed with visitors (in a good way) and I had a lot of interesting conversations with our visitors of all ages. Thank you so much taking the time to come to our room if you did! And if you didn’t, don’t’ worry! There’s always next year!


Laurence Dubé
JET Assistant Language Teacher

September 25, 2016

JLPT time again

The JLPT is coming...Are you ready?

The registration period for the JLPT is underway again. You only have until Friday Sept 30th to register for the test being held on December 4,2016.


There are many ways to study for the test. If you have a preferred method or a suggestion for others, please leave a comment on the matching Facebook post on our Facebook fan page.


Good Luck!

September 24, 2016

Day One of Seiritsu Festival 2016


We are having our school festival this weekend. It is a lot of fun as always. School festivals in Japan can be quite inventive and creative. The students enjoy making the interesting rooms and themes for the variety of classrooms that they present to the public.


On top of displays involving their daily studies, many schools will have little shops that sell food and so they often find themes for the shops. Sometimes the themes match where they go on their school trips.


Sometimes it matches something from their lessons. And sometimes it's just something creative to draw interest from their fellow classmates and visitors.


With the rain happening all weekend many of our events that are typically held outside were moved inside. They did not have as much space as they normally would but it was still very exciting and everything ran smooth, like clockwork, and everyone is enjoying the event immensely.


Our students will put up some blog posts soon. They will probably talk a lot about the festival then so please check in again and read what the students have to say. Thank you!


September 21, 2016

School festival preparations

It's that time of year again.
All over Japan school festivals are being held. Students and teachers are busy preparing to welcome all the guests that will come and visit the school.


Classrooms will be decorated.


Displays will be created and set up.


Performances will be held. Presentations will be made.
Food will be prepared and sold. The students are excited.


The school festival is always a memorable event.
I am sure many great memories will be made again this year!
If you are nearby on the weekend, maybe you can drop by?


September 20, 2016

Kindergarten Sports Day Preparations

The kindergarten students are getting ready for their sports day demonstrations.
It's amazing what else little 5 and 6 year old kids can do.


If you ever have a chance to visit a sports day for a kindergarten,I recommend you attend.

The kids (and parents) really get into the event.
And you might do so as well.


You can see the Kindergarten website here:




about Seiritsu

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

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