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Emily Donkin

Emily Donkin

Emily is the External Programs Director at Osaka YMCA International School. Originally a qualified teacher from Australia, she has lived in Japan for 15 years, working in education. She always wear black.

With the holidays season just around the corner, we are happy to announce what is on offer this year as part of the Osaka YMCA International School Winter Intensive Program. With a focus on Science as our overarching theme this year, the same immersive English environment that provides students with the opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences will be key to their learning.

OYIS Winter Intensive 21-22: All About Science, STEM, & The Body

語のあとに日本語の説明が続きます。(Explanation in Japanese follows English)

With the holidays season just around the corner, we are happy to announce what is on offer this year as part of the Osaka YMCA International School Winter Intensive Program. With a focus on Science as our overarching theme this year, the same immersive English environment that provides students with the opportunity to have hands-on learning experiences will be key to their learning. Offered to students ages between 3 and 12 years old, there is a mix of language, literacy, and experiment-based opportunities for students to engage in. Each day also includes a 30-minute P.E. block for each of the classes. The program focuses on fun and, in particular, supports the students through inquiry and discussion-based learning.

This year we will be offering the following topics in the following weeks:

Week 1: Science – Monday, December 20th to Thursday, December 23rd

Subtopics for the Science week will be Earth, Fire, Wind, & Water.

Week 2: STEM – Sunday, December 26th to Wednesday, December 29th

Subtopics for the STEM week will be Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics.

Week 3: The Body – Tuesday, January 4th to Friday, January 7th

Subtopics for The Body week will be an Introduction, the Skeletal System, the Digestive System, and the Respiratory system.

Through testing the students’ ability levels prior to their joining the Program, we are able to place them in a class with students of a similar level. Having similar levels within the one class means the teachers are more able to adjust the curriculum to the learning needs of the students in their class. Using a cross-curricular integrated approach to the way the content is taught helps more meaningful learning take place.

We are also very excited to be offering an Theme-based Excursion in Weeks 2 and 3 of the Intensives. Although subject to change (due to Government and YMCA policies and protocols), excursions to locations in the past such as the Minoh Bug Museum and Nakanoshima Rose Garden have been fantastic opportunities for the students.

On the second last day of the Intensives we will also be holding morning information sessions for parents who wish to learn more about our Saturday School and Monday to Friday OYIS Programs. These sessions will be open to all parents who have students who attend the Intensive Program.

Applications open November 3rd at 10am and close November 20th at 17:00pm. Feel free to contact the Office via [email protected] for more information or if you have any questions. We are able to support your inquiries in English, Japanese, or Korean. We look forward to hearing from you! You can also Apply Now using the link [here].

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OYIS ウインタースクール 2021-22

まもなく迎えるホリデーシーズンを前に、大阪YMCAインターナショナルスクールの今年のウィンタースクールについてご案内いたします。今年はサイエンスを大きなテーマとして焦点を当て、生徒の皆さんにとって鍵となる実践的な学習を通して、没入型の英語環境を提供します。年少から小学6年生までを対象に、言語・読み書き(リテラシー)・実験などのアクティビティがあわさった学習チャンスが与えられます。各日、30分の体育の時間が各クラスに設定されています。楽しみながら学ぶことに焦点をあて、探求型学習とディスカッションをベースに生徒の学習をサポートします。

本年度は、以下のトピックが各期に設定されています。

第1期 サイエンス 12月20日(月)〜12月23日(木)
サブ・トピックは、地球、火、風、水です。

第2期 STEM(ステム) 12月26日(日)〜29日(水)
サブ・トピックは、サイエンス、テクノロジー、エンジニアリング、数学です。

第3期 ボディ 1月4日(火)〜1月7日(金)
サブ・トピックは、イントロダクション、骨格、消化器系、呼吸器系です。

プログラム参加前に英語能力のレベル分けテストを受けていただくことで、近いレベルの生徒同士のクラスを構成することが出来ます。近いレベルの生徒を同じクラスにすることで、担当教員が生徒の学習ニーズに合わせ、カリキュラムを調整することができます。指導方法にクロスカリキュラムを取り入れることは、有意義な授業が行われるのに役立ちます。

また、第2期と第3期についてはテーマに合わせた校外学習の機会を設ける予定であることを楽しみにしております。状況によって(自治体やYMCAの遵守すべき手順によっては)校外学習の予定は変更となる可能性がありますが、これまでには箕面の昆虫ミュージアムや中之島バラ園に出かけ、それらは生徒の皆さんにとって素晴らしい機会となりました。

プログラムの3日目の午前中には、OYISのサタデースクールと平日本課に興味を持っていただいている保護者の方を対象に、説明会を実施する予定です。ウインタースクールに参加中の保護者の方を対象に、各期1回ずつ行います。

お申し込みは11月3日午前10時〜11月20日午後5時までの受付です。ご質問がございましたら、 [email protected]までお問い合わせください。こちらのメールアドレスでは、英語、日本語、韓国語にてお問い合わせを受け付けます。お問い合わせお待ちしております。お申し込みはこちらをクリックしてください。

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