May was a busy month at the International Christian Academy of Nagoya (ICAN), with lots of dressing up and also some quieter, more reflective time in the chapel program.
Pre-kindergarten through 4th grade students participated in ICAN’s monthly “Spirit Day” by dressing up as a famous person or favourite character. These are always fun days for the students and teachers as they compete to see which class gets the most involved.
Elementary school students also participated in a chapel program, where they sang praise songs, had a short devotion/Bible story, and also joined in a discussion. The elementary students always enjoy interacting with others from the older and younger grades in a relaxed atmosphere.
ICAN’s summer program will begin on June 10 and runs until July 18. Students and teachers spend their time in small classes with the aim of learning and being challenged in order to reach their full potential. Classes are held Monday–Thursday from 9am–2pm at the ICAN intermediate/administration building. Thursdays are always field trip days. The summer program is always well attended and application forms are available at http://www.icanjapan.org. — CHERI DOOD