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OYIS has hosted its first ever SAT exams

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently completed an evaluation of Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). It found that measures were in place to support inclusive education and

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Fostering Independence in Children

In late March of 2022 Japan’s hit program 初めてのおつかい was elevated to the global stage, re-branded as Netflix’s Old Enough. The premise is simple: a toddler, typically between 2 and

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Cross Country Event at Canadian Academy

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently completed an evaluation of Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). It found that measures were in place to support inclusive education and

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What Makes an IB School Different?

One of the most popular questions I am asked by parents is ‘what makes an IB school different from other schools?
Firstly, IB schools specifically aim to make students more

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Students hold a jewelry fundraiser

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently completed an evaluation of Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). It found that measures were in place to support inclusive education and

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WASC Praises Osaka School

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) recently completed an evaluation of Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS). It found that measures were in place to support inclusive education and

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Osaka Students can sit SATs

Students in Osaka City are now able to take internationally-recognized tests as they prepare for university.
Osaka YMCA International School (OYIS) has just been given permission to host Scholastic Assessment

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Summer Intensive Programs at OYIS

Stay engaged during the summer break! At OYIS External Programs, our summer Intensive Programs have a cross-disciplinary focused approach which is worked into all parts of each day. Each of

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Joining the IB Continuum

Osaka YMCA International School is a Three-Programme IB World School Osaka YMCA International School is pleased to announce that with the authorization of our Middle Years Programme (MYP), we have

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Pink Shirt Day 2021

• • • • Pink Shirt Day 2020/21. This year for Pink Shirt Day PYP collaborated with Saturday School. On the 20th of February, Saturday School spent much of the

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Literacy Week 2020/21

• • • • Literacy Week 2020/21. This year’s Literacy Week was filled with fun language-related activities for all students in the PYP and many chances to win points for

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Spring Intensive Program 2020/21

• • • • Spring Intensive Program 2020/21. OYIS External Programs Spring Intensives 2020/21 are here! With two sessions (both 4 days) of fun activities for the students, our classes

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Brendan O’Leary

Brendan O’Leary: What is Transformation at OYIS? At OYIS, we hear the word “transformation” a lot, but what do we mean? It means that we have the power to turn

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Announcing our New Website Launch

Osaka YMCA International School is delighted to announce the launch of our new website! With this new tool, we can connect with prospective and current community members more easily, and

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Janelle McNeill

Janelle McNeill, On Transformation in Early Childhood I’m lucky enough to be an Early Childhood teacher where I get to see transformation happen almost daily. Some of my students are

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Literacy Week 2020/21 announcement

Advanced announcement for Literacy Week 2020-2021 Literacy Week is a school-wide event celebrating the diversity of languages at OYIS and offers students the opportunity to share and showcase literacy through

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Emily Donkin

Emily Donkin, External Programs Coordinator The External Programs, in particular Saturday Class, caters mostly to students who attend Japanese schools Monday to Friday. This means their exposure to international-mindedness, international

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Vladimir Jocic

Vlad Jocic, Music Teacher, on Transformation Through encountering their tasks, acquiring new knowledge and interacting with their peers and teachers, students at the OYIS are challenged, inspired and empowered on

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Ted Brugman

Ted Brugman, Counselor, on the Meaning of Transformation I remember my first assignment in graduate school was to write a reflective paper on our personal belief on “change”. It’s been

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PYP Celebration of the Arts 2020/21

• • • • Music. Music Celebration The music celebration this year focused on the process of creating music compositions and music performances. Grades 3 and 4 were composing their

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Virtual & Online Learning

Virtual & Online Learning In March 2020, OYIS moved to an online learning environment. Our flexible and dynamic teachers have collaborate to make an immersive school experience through a range

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Culture Celebration 2020

Culture Celebration 2020

Osaka YMCA International School Alma Login Thank you to everyone who made our first New Years Culture Celebration a resounding success. This year we opened our celebration up to other

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