Parents of Summer Camp students should review the following information. Click the + button for details to each of these questions.
What is being taught? (Program & Theme)
Our four week program will focus on the different activities such as Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM); History of Kyoto; Arts, Crafts and Games.
Week 1 – Science,Technology, Engineering and Math; the students will exploring the STEM world with hands on activities and exploration
Week 2 – The History of Kyoto, Kyoto is well known as a historical city; there are plenty of places to visit and students will visit interesting spots such as Samurai and Ninja Museum or TOEI Kyoto Studio Park. We will decide in Week 1.
Week 3 – The Arts (Music, Drama & Film) Kyoto is also well known as an artistic hub and students will get a chance to express themselves and their creative side by taking part in various artistic projects.
Week 4 – Physical movement, sports and games challenging ourselves physically seems to be a great opportunity. We plan to have a water play at the end of week 4.
Are there any newletters or photos for parents? (Classroom Updates)
Yes! A welcome email has been sent to the email address provided at registration.
Parents can stay updated with the classroom activities through Seesaw(app.seesaw.me) – Student and classroom engagement and communication application. Please note that there are 2 apps, ‘Class’ for student access/activities and ‘Family’ for parent access/feedback.
The school will not be held responsible for any trading, breakage, loss or theft of any personal items or toys. We highly encourage you to not bring personal items or toys to school. A lost and found box is located in the basement stairwell of the main building.
What is the daily schedule? (Attendance)
Drop-off between 8:45 and 9:00
Please enter the blue gates between 8:45 and 9:00 for student drop-off. If you expect to be late, please complete the Late Arrival Form.
If an Epi-pen is ever required to be used, the school will follow this up by calling an ambulance.
What happens if my child gets hurt? (Illness & Injury)
Please help us keep the school community healthy by following these basic rules:
If any symptoms of Influenza are present (keeping in mind it is different for every child), please take your child to a doctor.
If your child has confirmed influenza, keep them home for a minimum of 2 days after fever returns to normal.
Students who are contagiously sick, have a fever, heavy coughing, diarrhoea, earache, nausea or vomiting, skin rash or a sore throat, need to stay home.
If your child has a fever or appears unwell, please do not send them to school and inform the school. If the illness is not influenza, students must stay home for a minimum of 24 hours after a fever returns to normal to reduce the risk of spreading viruses.
The school uses +37.4 degrees celsius as an indicator that a child has a fever and needs to be sent home.
First-aid for minor cuts, scratches, bumps and illnesses will be attended to by school personnel. If a staff member determines that the injury needs further treatment, the parents will be notified as soon as possible and may be asked to come and get their child.
Students will not be sent home with anyone unless the parent of the sick or injured child gives prior permission.
Any seriously injured students will be taken to a doctor or hospital at the discretion of the Principal.
What if the weather is bad or an earthquake? (Health & Safety)
Campus may be closed in the case of inclement weather or other situations which may endanger our students and staff.
School campus closure decisions are made by 6:30 am and shared with the school community via the school website. Anyone who usually leaves home before 6:30 am is advised to use their own discretion.
In the event that school must close while students are at school, students are kept at school until a parent is able to pick them up or give alternative instructions.
In the case of a major emergency, we ask parents not to phone the school as this will only congest the lines and prevent us from contacting emergency services or others we need to make contact with urgently.
Days will not be made up for such closures.
Teachers regulary undergo fire and earthquake drills, CPR training, the school has internal procedures for child safety and evacuations.
It is quite possible that during a major disaster that telephones/transportation will NOT function. In this event, all students will be kept at the school, the evacuation point, or housed out with other parents/staff members until a parent or designated adult retrieves them. A member of staff will be posted at the school to give information on students’ whereabouts.
The Kyoto Trip+ App (available in both Apple App Store and Google Play) has excellent disaster information tips and advice in a variety of languages.