2014 international school winter activities in Japan

Kanagawa
The 2014 Kanagawa International School Winter Course will be held at the Totsuka School and it will run over four days, from December 23–26, 9am–2pm. This winter course is an opportunity for children aged from 2–8 years old to enjoy arts and crafts, dancing, and show and tell; and to learn phonics, reading, writing, and maths. For more information, please visit http://www.kischool.com.

Nagoya
Aichi International School will be holding Winter School programs for both kindergarten and elementary school-aged students from Monday 22–Friday 26 December. Anyone can attend, and more details about these programs, and the performances can be found on the AIS website: http://nipais.com/en/life/news/.

Playpourri will hold their winter school program during the weeks of December 22–26, and January 5–9. Parents will have a variety of flexible options to choose from to make winter school a convenient and cost-friendly option for childcare over the holiday period.  The program will be open to children from 1–12 years of age. For more information, please visit http://www.playpourri.com/Winter_School.html or call 052-761-3188 to talk to English- or Japanese-speaking staff.

Nagano
Discover Japan will be running its annual English-language winter ski and snowboard camp in the mountains of Shiga Kogen, Nagano. The four-day, three-night camps allow beginners to learn in a safe environment, and children with experience will see their skills and confidence increase with our professional instructors. Camp 1 runs from December 19–22, and Camp 2 from January 2–5. Videos, bingo, games, sledding, and other activities are available after skiing and in the evening. The lodge is high up on Yokote-yama, providing ski-in/ski-out comfort and ease. Please contact David Green at [email protected] or call 090-7716-0102 for information.

Tokyo
Gregg International School is holding its winter school for two weeks from December 8–19, for children aged 1–14 years. Half-day (9am–midday) and full-day (9am–2:30pm) options possible. Early bird and after-school childcare available. Language arts, music, art, cooking, outdoor activities, a field trip, and many fun Christmas events! See http://www.gis-j.com.

Joy to the World Winter Program, December 22–26. Join for one, two, three, or four days, or for the whole week — five days. 9:30am–3pm. For more information or to sign up, please visit http://www.joytotheworld.info.

Montessori Friends Winter Camp is a week full of Montessori activities, music and movement, and Christmas arts and crafts. The camp runs Monday–Friday from December 15–19, 9:30am–2:30pm. Children aged 18 months–6 years are welcome. For more information, please see the school website at http://www.montessorifriends.com. For inquiries or to set up a visit, please call 03-3726-9386 or email [email protected]

New Hope Preschool in Itabashi-ku will be holding two Christmas parties for children aged 3–12 on December 13; one from 11am–noon and another from 2–3pm. For more details. phone 03-5383-0421 or see http://www.newhopeclc.jp.

Ohana International School in Motoazabu 3-chome will be running their annual week of Winter School from Monday 15–Friday 19 December, from 8:30am–12:30pm (half day) or 8:30am–2pm (full day). During the week, the children will explore the wonders and magic of winter, looking at snow, the colour white, snowballs, preparations for New Year, kites, shuttlecocks, spinning tops, Chanukah, boots, mittens, jingle bells, Christmas trees, magical lights, and presents. Children will enjoy learning about these and more through arts and crafts, stories, games, and other fun activities. Places are limited to 30 students, so please enrol soon by emailing [email protected]. ¥9,180 for the half-day course or ¥10,800 for the full-day course. Non-Ohana students’ registration fee, ¥20,000.

PAL International School winter school will run from December 15–19, from 8:30am–5pm. Morning sessions are available for children aged 6 months–18 months (8:30am–1pm, ¥8,500); 18 months–3 years (8:30–1:30pm, ¥8,000); and 3–6 years (8:30–2pm, ¥8,000). Afternoon sessions are available for children aged 6 months–3 years (1:30–5pm, ¥6,000) and 3–6 years (1:30–5pm, ¥6,000). Full-day sessions are available for children aged 6 months–3 years (8:30am–5pm, ¥12,000) and 3–6 years (8:30am–5pm, ¥10,000). Call 03-5770-8166 for more details.

Poppins Active Learning International School (PALIS) welcomes you to its annual Winter Wonderland Program, held December 22 and 24–26. Each school day is from 8:30am–3pm with extended childcare to 5pm. Children ages 18 months–5 years may join any number of days. PALIS offers diverse, active-learning classes that include art, music, and gymnastics at bright and spacious facilities in Yebisu Garden Place. All classes are taught in English by highly qualified, native-English teachers. For more information, please call the school at 03-5791-2105 or email [email protected] Please visit our website at http://www.poppins-palis.jp.

Yokohama
Hitokoe Yokohama International School is happy to welcome interested parents and their children to their annual “Winter Fun Galore” session from December 15–19. These special winter classes feature enjoyable winter-based activities and learning explorations. All classes will be taught in English. Children are accepted in the following classes: “Snow and Mittens” classes for ages 1.5 years–6 years old from 9am–3pm; “Gakudo” (or after-school care) for ages 1.5 years–6 years from 3–6pm; and classes for elementary students from grades 1–6 (first session from 3–6pm and second session from 4–6pm). For more information, please phone the school at 045-363-3356 during office hours or send an email to [email protected]

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