Japan Tour and Sister School Relationship
Japan tour - September/October
The group participated in a cultural experience touring the main island of Japan, Honshu. They visited Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Tokyo and its Disneyland together with our sister school, Ichihara Chuo High School. As well as being tourists, the students used their acquired language skills and experienced everyday family life in Japan through 'home-stay' with Japanese host families.
Sister School - Ichihara Chuo High School - Faith Host Families
Ichihara Chuo High School is a coeducational high school in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1983, and currently educates 838 students, ages 15 to 18, employs 81 teachers and offers three study courses: General Course, English Course and Art (Music and Fine Art) Course. The school year is divided into two terms and there are a number of school events throughout the year, including a school festival, a sports carnival and various smaller events such as concerts, exhibitions and competitions. Extracurricular activities include 22 clubs and committees. If students opt for the English Course, they will spend all three years studying English intensively. In addition to taking part in general course lessons they also have a number of subjects taught exclusively in the course. These include Oral Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Current Affairs and English Reading taught in English by teachers from abroad using total immersion education and English Writing, General English and English Practice taught by Japanese English teachers. English Course students also take part in three excursions; first graders attend a summer camp in Malaysia, second graders visit Brisbane (FLC,R), Australia on a study tour, third graders attend the event held by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).