Active Learning at NLIS

Science Fair

6th Grade Ski Trip

Christianity Week

Teachers and students enjoyed a week of daily visitors sharing their inspirational stories of faith.  It was a wonderful time!

Opposite Day

Can you find all the opposite themes?

4th & 5th graders play"What a Friend" and

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on ukuleles.

Literacy Camp Day

We had a great day reading books under our desks, playing vocabulary building games, writing letters, doing science experiments, math, art, and making s'mores.  Everything was done with a camp theme.  We usually set up big tents in the gym, but due to Corona, things had to be a bit different this year.  We still had a lot of fun!

 June 2020 Art Fair!

All students participated this year in our first New Life International Elementary and Junior High School Art Fair!  The artwork was amazing!  Here are just a few examples.  

Beach Day!

On Friday, July 10, we dressed for the beach with flowery clothes, sunglasses, and sandals.  Everything we did on this day had a beach theme:  We listened to Hawaiin and Beach Boy songs, played ukuleles, and all subjects, science, math, and language arts had a beach theme.  This was a great day for fun and learning!

Field trips

Sports' Day at Midorigaoka Park and Gym

5th station of Mt. Fuji

Earthquake and Fire Center

Chateraise Hakushu Factory

Science Museum

Hotaru Water Park

Anthony's Kitchen, cooking class

November 2019  Students went to Shosenkyo.

Kofu zoo

The archeological museum 

Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba

Kofu Main Fire Department

Earth Day walk and pick up trash

STEM Studies

Classes regularly work with groups doing research and investigative studies.

Students actively explore science

methods through STEM projects.

STEM project exploring gases in 1st grade.

Dr. Ishibe talking to us about dental health

Dropping eggs without breaking them!

Studying matter in 3rd grade

Special visitors

Science fair

Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's ventriloquist act

Chriss McPhearson talk about New Zealand

Summer Party 

Students made beautiful clay plates with a visiting pottery teacher.

 Students have a fun day of summer sports inside and outside on the last day of classes before the summer holiday. 

Summer School

NLIS offers a one-week summer school from 9 to 3, July 26-30. Bible, reading, math, science, art, and physical education are done in the mornings all in English, then the children eat box lunches (from home) and enjoy lots of fun, exciting activities in the afternoon until 3:00. This is planned for the summer of 2021, depending on the circumstances of the virus.

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Facebook:  New Life International Yamanashi

Tel. 055-287-9577 in Japanese


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5-4-16 Asahi

Kofu, Yamanashi 400-00255

400−0025 山梨県甲府市