2017年04月06日

Bring It On - Let's Get This Study Going!

Through the power of positive thinking it's possible to say the following:  

"Finally the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the future is looking bright."

That kind of positivity was reflected in the faces of the students as they made their way back to school this morning, a little bit older, a little bit wiser (hopefully), and a little bit excited about the years ahead.


​Happy To Smile and Happy To Learn


Thinking about all those positive things then, it is worth looking at the return to school today as a great thing;  after all, it's a chance to meet with old friends, have the experience of moving into a new classroom, getting (perhaps) a new home room teacher, and getting a first glimpse of all the new and - as yet - untested teachers.  

The Students Get To Grips With Their New Classmates and Teachers.


Students and Homeroom Teachers Went Over Their Schedules and Rules For Learning.

In that spirit of positivitity and new beginnings, Meishu celebrated the start of the academic year in good fashion this morning. As per usual, there was an opening ceremony which at turns was both enthralling and exciting, thereafter followed by Home Room periods for all the students to familiarize themselves with their new, older situations.

During the opening ceremony, speeches were given and promises made by teachers both familiar and until now, unknown. The Principal spoke about the need to value youth and the spirit of learning with an adventurous heart whilst also asking the students to never cease showing consideration to their classmates. For all the 2nd and 3rd Grade students in attendance this morning, it was powerful stuff.


Speech and New Staff Presentations were made by Principal Nakahara.

Speeches calling for good standards of discipline, education, and awareness of the responsibilities of students during their time in Meishu were also made this morning by Mr. Tsukuba and Mr. Kurihara, respectively. Both speeches had a serious message but were delivered in a friendly manner much appreciated by the students.


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Mr. K speaks about educational awareness and responsibility.

Mr. T speaks about consideration towards others and self-advancement.


Of course, no gathering is not without the need for a little bit of encouragement to listen.


​Mr. S walks the line, thus ensuring the audience remains alert.

And of course, in the end, there was the thrill of getting to meet the new teachers. For the new teachers of course, it was a thrill of a different nature - maybe less a thrill than a "baptism of fire". Baptism of Fire means going through a new and very challenging experience, but ultimately coming out of it in good shape. That's pretty much what they experienced this morning as they were all brought onto stage and individually introduced to the student body before making their greetings and moving to their new work environs.


Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce.....

Just for the record, the new teachers and the subjects they will be teaching are as follows:

Mr. Sugita - Japanese
Mr. Masaki - Japanese
Mr. Morita - Math
Mr. Takahashi - Math
Mr. Aruga - English
Ms. Arai - Science


And with that, this is the end of a rather long post.

Let's all work hard to have a wonderful year, but let's not work so hard that we neglect to rest enough.

GOOD LUCK FOR 2017-2018!!  











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