2017年04月07日

Welcome To Meishu, Sorry About The Rain

Entrance Ceremony Day in Meishu - Zooming Towards Adulthood.

From one day to the next, the weather can change at this time of year. So, whilst yesterday was bright and sunny, today started out with a distinctly wet outlook. And on this - Entrance Ceremony Day - here in Meishu.

Walking Through The Rain To The Entrance Ceremony Hall.

Being ever prepared, there was no shortage of umbrellas in use.

The weather is no dissuasion to a good ceremony, and so the event proceeded smoothly along scheduled lines to the satisfaction of all involved, with speeches, words of advice, gift giving, along with nervous and laughter.


​Principal Nakahara made a welcome speech to all in attendance.

Current Students made speeches of encouragement to the new students.

The new students made a commitment to honour the school this morning.

The Parental Representative also made a speech espousing her pride in having also been a student of Meishu and wishing the new students equal good fortunes in their times in Meishu.

The Graduates Group also made welcoming speeches.

The PTA chairman spoke briefly about the value of a good Meishu education.



Gifts were given and acepted in traditional fashion.

After all the speeches and commitments to a strong work ethic, it was time to introduce the students' new home room teachers. For some teachers it was their first time being in such positions of responsibility but it must be said that they handled themselves with aplomb and will doubtless prove to be excellent teachers in the coming year.


​First Grade Home Room Teachers.

But of course, no formal event is not without its nervous laughter so it was no surprise that some of the students found the event all rather funny such that they had difficulty in supressing their laughter. No harm there, for the world would be a terrible place without smiles and happiness.

Don't Photo Me!!!



"​Please don't laugh; please don't laugh!"


​Of course, following on from all this, it was off to the new classrooms with the new classmates and the new homeroom teachers.

Mr. Shibata introduced some of his life experiences to the students.

Mr. Izumida spoke about the value of balance in the day - Work AND Rest.

Mr. Fukuchi asked to students to do a great variety of things in their time in Meishu.

For some this was a non-event, but for others it was the most important part of the day. In this period, all the new students learned more about the rules of the school, the values expected to upheld, the reason for doing this, that, and the other thing. They also learned other things such as what their homeroom teachers are like, how to fill in school journals, as well as how to attach the school pin to their blazers.

School Rules


​Meishu Lapel Pins: not as easy to attach as they look!

It was all very educational for a first day and all under the watchful eye of nervous guardians as well.


​Students Pondering Their New Realities.


​Ms. Kobayashi impressing both students and guardians.

But of course, ultimately, today was a day of celebration for lots of the students and their families; one in which memories were made, and dreams were achieved. With a little bit of luck and a little bit of effort there is not doubt that they will achieve all their new dreams in the coming three years here in Meishu.

Good luck To All and Keep on Smiling.


​Happy Days and Celebrations Ahead.

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