Memorandum of Understanding with OYIS for Grade 11&12

Grade 11 & 12

On Friday 26 May the principals of OYIS and KIS met to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two schools. Here are the key elements that support a KIS students education through to Grade 12:

  • KIS students, upon leaving KIS at the end of its middle school (currently grade 9) will have priority placement in OYIS
  • Should KIS begin to offer further grades above grade 10, the agreement will change to reflect the last year of possible enrolment

OYIS will help facilitate the application process in the following ways:

  • The entrance fee will be waived from OYIS currently ¥250,000
  • Facilitation of the application process
  • Parts of diagnostic testing will be waived
  • Document exchange will be facilitated between the two schools administration teams
  • Admission will be processed early in the academic year to ensure KIS students have a place
  • OYIS will come to the KIS campus two times yearly to support the application process
  • Acceptance to OYIS is dependent on whether or not the needs of the student can be met and is at the discretion of OYIS. OYIS will also seek to find students / families that are knowledgeable and supportive of their school mission.
  • The two schools will provide a range of experiences and events to help with the transition and build connections between two schools.
  • Dedicated time and resources will be deployed to ensure that our curriculum has some continuity and that each institute has an understanding of student levels and past knowledge.
  • Regular meetings and coordination will be required to ensure that students have a smooth transition between campuses.

Thank you Muromachi Lions Club

It is with very humble gratitude that KIS would like to thank Muromachi Lions Club for their ongoing support of the school.

Over many years the Muromachi Lions Club has been supporting the school with various activities and always had a presence at the KIS Festival. As recently as this May the Muromachi Lions Club invited KIS to the annual dinner, to be part of the celebrations of all the work the club has undertaken. Two board members attended and reported back on a what a lovely evening was had by all.

In spite of the challenges that the global pandemic has presented, in 2022 the Muromachi Lions Club is donating ¥100,000 to the school. For this magnanimous gesture the entire KIS community thanks the club for their generosity.

The school hopes the next year will again be a time of fruitful cooperation between Muromachi Lions and Kyoto International School.

今年も京都室町ライオンズクラブ様よりKISに対してご支援を頂戴しました事を皆様にご報告させていただきます。京都室町ライオンズクラブ様からは長年に渡ってKISの様々な活動にご支援をいただいており、特にフェスティバルに関しては毎回ご参加・ご協力をいただいています。また京都室町ライオンズクラブ様のチャーターナイトにKISは毎年ご招待をいただき、この5月にもKIS理事2名が出席し素晴らしい会合だったとの感想を聞いています。2022年も世界的なパンデミックの混乱が続く中にも関わらず10万円のご寄付をいただきましたことに、KISコミュニティーを代表してここに室町ライオンズクラブ様の寛大なご支援に感謝申し上げます。

KIS AGM – Thurs June 9th @ 2:30 pm

On Thursday 9 June the KIS Executive Board will review the school year at the Annual General Meeting. 

The main source of this meeting will be the KIS Annual Report 2021-22. 

This will be published on Tuesday 7 June via the school website and ManageBac.

The community is invited to join the board on this day at KIS from 14:30. Room 12 will be the venue.

Please indicate your intention to join the join via the form – https://docs.google.com/forms/…

The school will record the meeting and post later.

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM.