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IB News

Policies updated (September 2019)

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About Angel Kindergarten

We aim to foster resourceful humans who can contribute to the peace of people all over the world from the spirit of understanding and respect of diverse cultures. By respecting the culture and tradition as a Japanese person, we aim to foster  [heart-rich and robust child] [a child who thinks and acts by himself] [A child who persistently carries through to the end] [a child who is obedient and full of heart] [a child who plays a lot and exercise] [a child  who can convey his feelings] and [a child that is caring]. The staff of Angel Kindergarten shares the above as a basic philosophy, and in addition to the "Kindergarten Teaching Procedure" which the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) establishes, we will carry out educational practices by incorporating the curriculum framework advocated by the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB Organization).

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Education 

Our vision

We strive to create a community which promotes lifelong learning.

Our children will grow into knowledgeable and kind-hearted internationally-minded people.

 

Our mission

We nurture students that take on challenges, care for and collaborate with others.

Our philosophy

We strive to nurture affectionate students

Knowledge ... (Intellect, knowledge, wisdom, creativity) Cultivating  a creative child.

Emotional ... (Affectionate and caring heart) Cultivating a caring child with a rich heart.

Will ... (Patience, toughness) Cultivating a child who is tenacious and patient.

Body ... (Strength, strong and healthy body) Cultivating a  healthy and cheerful child.

 

Policies

Angel Kindergarten has an inclusion policy, language policy and an assessment policy.
Please see
https://www.angel-kindergarten.com/ib-pyp/%E6%96%B9%E9%87%9D-policies/ for further information.

 

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Characteristics of our early year education

Cultivation of a strong mind and body 

By being barefoot in large sports ground, and doing a circuit training, we foster a strong mind and body that do not complain over small things. Children try on their own and while doing things over and over, a positive attitude grows up by thinking: ‘I want to try’, ‘I’ll do my best’.

Let the children be aware, think and practice.

The children develop the ability to think, judge, express by themselves. When a problem arises, we will think together with the children and teach them "Why is it wrong?", "What should I do?" and "How to convey my feelings to other people and people around them?". While observing the development of each child carefully, the children will learn accordingly to each one's personality and we help nurturing them to improve their potential and open up more possibilities. 

 

International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) candidate school

Angel Kindergarten is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Education Program (PYP). The school is in the process of applying for certification as an IB World School (IB-approved school). IB World School is a school that shares the philosophy of "believing in high quality, challenging international education." At Angel Kindergarten, we believe that it is important for our children to engage in this education.

 

The children’s development and learning is the process of getting to the answer. Education, up until now, has been a teacher-centered style, where the adults can take away the opportunity for children to create their own meaning. A person learns by experiencing, making mistakes, and reflecting on it. But we, as adults, tend to teach the answers first, saying, ‘This is how you do it’. By doing this we take the learning opportunity away from the children. The IB style gives importance to education that makes children think. The answer must not be given but, be found by children by repeatedly using a trial-and-error process. The characteristics of IB is to let the children think, let them have experiences, let them have failures, and let the children deepen their learning by themselves. The teachers role is to build an environment to deepen the learning and understanding with the students.

 

English education

At Angel Kindergarten, we think that English language acquisition is an important aspect of our community. Therefore we offer English language education in two forms.

 

English within the IB framework

We offer students the opportunity to learn English during daycare hours. Our teachers work together to support our students in both Japanese and English in their learning towards conceptual understanding and becoming international minded. By being able to interact daily with the English language, the students will acquire the language naturally throughout their time at the kindergarten. English is provided to all three grades throughout the whole year.

 

ESOL

ESOL is an extra-curricular English program started at our school from 2014. The curriculum we use is called GrapeSeed. Our goal is for the students to communicate in English without hesitation. The school provides lessons to K4 and K5. The curriculum aims to develop general communication skills from the time they begin K4 (four year old) until elementary school graduation. ESOL lessons are provided outside of the regular daycare hours and are optional.

★ We may not be able to do it five days a week depending on school’s event and yearly holidays. 

 

Study Abroad

Applicants can study abroad at sister schools and partner schools. In the blessed natural environment, we will set up many opportunities for experience-based learning, especially in relation to nature, and will help them grow their interest in nature. We will help the children to acquire lifestyle habits while learning words and numbers. Our approach to ESOL and IB is not an immediate action. We cherish every step towards the future of our children.

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the English education. TEL:055-987-5323(Person-in-charge:Omura, Inui or Murakami)

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Student Recruitment

Please contact us at any time if you wish to enter the school in the middle of this school year (2019-2020).

Those who wish to enter the next school year(2020-2021): The childcare charges and services in the school year(2020-2021) will be greatly changed by Free of Charge for Early Childhood Education and Childcare that was implemented in October. Please contact us if you would like to visit.

★ The school bus runs around Nagaizumi-cho.

★ School lunch is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. We will bring a lunch box and a water bottle on Wednesday.

★ You can receive private kindergarten entrance incentives and assistance from each municipality. (Incentive system will be gone after the implementation of Free of Charge for Early Childhood Education and Childcare)

★ Explanation about English lessons will be provided at the appropriate time, so we will not explain it at the time of admission.

Please feel free to contact us for visit and admission: Phone number 055-987-5323

 

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Job opportunities

We are recruiting teachers for the next school year 2020. If you will be completing a 2-year or 4-year course in college and will obtain a teaching license in the near future, you are welcome to apply. Those who already have a teaching license and want to work with IB PYP, we will arrange a visit and consultation. For bilingual or English speakers, contact us if you are interested in a preschool English teaching position.

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Management information

Reading period for 2018 school evaluation was finished. (March 20, 2019) 

Reading period for 2017 financial information & business report was finished. (December 4, 2018)