Osaka YMCA
International School

International Festival 2019 Information

Osaka YMCA International School

International Festival 2019

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OYIS International Festival is a way to celebrate our schools’ diverse cultural background and to connect with our local community.

We are excited to invite you to join us on Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 – 16:00 at OYIS.

This year we have decided to make a number of changes that we believe will highlight our vibrant, diverse and dynamic community. Highlights of the festival include a number of interactive workshops, performances and a range of international food options – try a sample of Korean, Indian and Japanese food and make sure to visit one of the food trucks.

The proceeds will be donated to charities such as Ark, KIVA, Japanese Disaster Relief fund and school.

The event is sure to be great fun for the entire family. We hope you will come and join us.

International Festival 2019 Information
Time Performer Piece
Principal introduction
"Jambo Bwana"
"Zum Gali Gali"
Grade 7
"Something just Like This", "Yellow"
Meg Xian
Polynesian dance
Cell & Clarinet duet
Various tracks
InHyuk & Salva
InHyuk & HJ
Flower Dance
Sophie & Yuna & Ms. Chen
Grade 6
"Set It All Free"
Grade 5
Grade 8/9
"Summertime", "Love Song"
Teachers' Band
"Don't You Want Me"

Raffle Donations

A very big thank you to our raffle donations this year

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Now more than ever, with climate change and the plastic crisis, OYIS should model and support sustainable practices, in the community and within the school. At the festival, OYIS wants to promote the ethos of reuse, reduce and recycle and promote that we all have a responsibility for sharing the planet.

We are asking that festival participants support us in reducing our environmental impact. We will be actively limiting the use of plastic and the generation of garbage.

What to bring?

Bring your own cup, plate and cutlery – the first people to arrive with their own plates will receive a free eco bag. (Insert picture of Shoji and Saito)

A cup, plate and bowl will be available to hire from the ticket booth for 1 ticket (rental).

Eco stations and volunteers will wash the plates when you have finished – just return the plates before you leave!

New workshops!

This year we have an exciting range of workshops from the following community members:

KLUG  Kansai Lego User Group Lego Brick Fest –
Look at some awesome and creative models – be inspired to make your own art. All day in the grade 5 classroom – learn how to make Lego pixel art.

Ikura Circus
Acrobatic performances from the dynamic and creative Ikura Circus Osaka @ 11:00 and 14:00 in the gym. You can also join workshops to improve your skills in Juggling, Diablo and Hoola Hoop following the performances – so don’t miss out!

Art Craft School
Get creative with our Art Craft booth come to the during the day with activities such as suncatchers and marionette – for all ages!

Art Beauty School
Relax with at the body art and beauty school, who will be creating hairstyles and nail painting. Get funky with face stencils – see you there!

Relax with yoga with Ms. Neela Srinidhi, (Available both in English & Japanese) No age limit. You can drop your EC – Grade 1 OYIS children off at the EC building if you need childcare during yoga. No yoga mat needed, Sign up here:

Room: Music room, 500 yen (30mins) 5 tickets
Session 1 – 10:30 to 11:00
Session 2 – 11:30 to 12:00

More fun activities and games run by OYIS students!
Minute to win it!
Ring Toss and Grade 4 Games
Sustainable Crafts with Ms. Nicole

Bring your old book for the book swap!

Don’t forget our bouncy castle!


We will operate the festival using a ticket system.

  • The tickets can be purchased through the office before the event date. Tickets are also available at the ticket booths on the Festival day.
  • The raffle tickets are available to purchase by cash only.
  • We will refund any unused tickets if over 5 tickets per person on the Festival day. Invitation tickets with stamp are not eligible for a refund.


There are no car parking spaces on the school ground. We appreciate your cooperation in using public transportation.

© Osaka YMCA International School 2019

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