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Message from the Principals 3/15/2024

Updated: Mar 22

Hello everyone! Today's Topics:

1: Important Reminders

2: Curriculum Focus - Japanese Class

3: Yearbook Orders

4: Learning Highlight

5: House Points

6: Photos of the week!

Important Reminders:

  • Summer school registration is OPEN!!

  • Mar 22 - Student-Lead Parent/Teacher Conferences

    • Mar 22: 4pm-5pm ~ Parent Workshop: Hope High School Program/College and Careers Guidance

  • March 25 to April 2 - Spring Break (NO SCHOOL)

  • April 1 - Teachers' Professional Develpment (NO SCHOOL)

  • April 29 - Open School

  • 2024-25 School Year Calendar is here!

2: Curriculum Focus - Japanese Class

We are excited to announce the start of our Japanese Language classes from April 3rd!

From April to the end of this school year, Grade 1 to Grade 5 will participate in Japanese language class. There will be 2 classes provided (a native & Non-native level) for each grade so the learning is relevant for the students' background and experience.

This class marks a trial with the group of Japanese teachers that will be working with us. We hope to build a strong relationship so we can provide effective Japanese learning for years to come. Please join me in welcoming Ms. Tomoko, Ms. Rika, Ms. Natsuno, and Ms. Shimako!

3: Yearbook Orders

Come one, Come all!

Yes, you too can order your very own 2022-23 Yearbook to keep at home! Of course, you can download the digital version for free, but now you can also grab a physical copy for the low low price of 2,200yen!

If you wish to order one of these fabulous STUDENT CREATED yearbooks, please click HERE.

We wish to extend a special thank you to the hard-working students in the School Publications Club that organized and created this yearbook!


  • To access the YearBook page, you must login using your Hope Provided Google Account.

    • Please see these slides for guidance on how to gain access.  

  • Order Deadline is April 7.

    • We hope to deliver all 2022-23 yearbook orders by May 10th!

  • Yearbook payment will be added to the upcoming tuition payments or via credit card.

4: Learning Highlight - PE

With so many wonderful and exciting Entry Points, Exit Points, and events taking place; it can be difficult to showcase every aspect of the school. This week I would like to highlight some awesome PE lessons taking place in both Elementary and Secondary years:

This semester, Grade 5's unit is “Being a Historian." What better historical sporting event for our students to take part in than the Olympic Games? It being an actual Olympic year is quite the bonus for this topic. Over the last few weeks our Grade 5 students are rigorously trying to learn the techniques involved in the Triple Jump. The students are thoroughly enjoying these lessons, with a few refusing to take breaks so they can try to best their previous jump. 

Grade 8 is well into learning about “Responsibility”. In PE we look at how each member of a team is responsible for the success of their team. The class has been split into two teams of 5. Each member has a role and responsibility for their team, whether it be as the coach, equipment manager, captain, etc. During game days, the students are expected to work independently of the teacher by collecting equipment they believe is necessary, warm up in a way that they believe is best for the game and to practice drills/moves/situations that will most likely occur during the game. It has been absolutely awesome watching the students take responsibility for their actions and using the agency that they have been given to their full advantage.

5: House Points

Dragon: 5076➜ 5128

Phoenix: 4798 ➜ 4858

Basilisk:  4341 ➜ 4429

Hydra: 4193 ➜ 4285

6: Photos of the week!

Have a great weekend!

-Mr. Brandon & Mr. Brian

If you've found this text, let's play a little game.

On Monday the 18th I will give 3g5 house points to any student that brings Mr. Brian a piece of paper with the message "Congratulations!"

Make sure it's signed with your name.

But let's keep this game our secret! -Mr. Brandon

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