Active Learning at NLIS

Sports' Day at Midorigaoka Park and Gym

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.  Please visit our Facebook page, New Life International School Yamanashi to see them all.

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

May 2019 Students visited the archeological museum and learned about Japanese history.

November 2019  Students went to Shosenkyo and walked over 10 kilometers.

5th station of Mt. Fuji

Saiko Iyashino-Sato Nenba

Science Museum

Kofu zoo

Earthquake and Fire Center

Hotaru Water Park

Chateraise Hakushu Factory

Anthony's Kitchen, cooking class

Kofu Main Fire Department

STEM Studies

Listening walk

Classes regularly work with groups doing research and investigative studies.

Students actively explore science methods through STEM projects.

Dropping eggs without breaking them!

STEM project exploring gases in 1st grade.

Studying matter in 3rd grade

Science fair

Special visitors

December 2019 Students made beautiful clay plates with a visiting pottery teacher.

Chriss McPhearson talk about New Zealand

Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda's ventriloquist act

Dr. Ishibe talking to us about dental health

Mr. and Mrs. Ikeda were funny!

Summer Party 

 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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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