Welcome to London Bridge International School

A New School Year and …an Earthquake!

We hope everybody is surviving alright after the two big earthquakes last week. Although the aftershocks are set to continue for a while we are opening the kindergarten for morning classes this week starting tomorrow (Wednesday April 20th). If your child is able to make it to the school, we hope you can come. The kindergarten classes will be open from 8:30 am until 12 pm, please pick up your child by 12:30 pm. If you are delayed for any reason and can’t pick up your child in time, please contact the school. We will also have English Club classes on Wednesday and Thursday (20th and 21st). 5 pm classes will start at the earlier time of 2 pm, 6 pm classes will start at 3 pm. All classes will finish by 4 pm to allow everyone to get home before dark. Tuesday students are welcome to attend Wednesday and Thursday classes of the same level without having to arrange for a make-up lesson. More detailed information is available on the Japanese language pages. A mail has also been sent to all our registered parents. Best wishes to everybody over this difficult time.

Stomach Flu

There have been quite a few cases of the stomach flu recently so please try to keep warm and get lots of sleep.

Beautification Day

Thank you so much to all the parents who helped clean up the yard and plant lots of nice new flowers just in time for spring.Thanks to you the yard looks wonderful!

End of Year Events

Wow. Already it’s February and we are coming to the end of our school year. We will be very sad to say goodbye to our Venus kids next month. Before then, we have still some events to look forward to though. We are going to an aquarium in Amakasa for our Goodbye Picnic and Venus class have another ice skating day coming up. Class observations, reports and parent-teacher meetings, and then finally our fond farewell to this year’s graduates at the Graduation Ceremony. Thank you, as always, to our busy PTA members for their help with all our events.

Merry Christmas and See You Next Year

We were very happy with this year’s Family Show. The children of all classes put on some great performances and the whole event went very smoothly. We would like to say thank you once again for all your help and support in making such a great show. Without your help making costumes, helping children with their parts and driving them to the rehearsals we would never have been able to do it! Have a great Christmas holiday and we look forward to seeing you again in January. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Family Show is Fast Approaching

After the excitement of Halloween and the Autumn Picnic, you would think that things would start to calm down around here but they haven’t… Autumn performances are well on the way with Mercury last week, Jupiter this week, and Venus the next. And for the cherry on top everybody is hustling and bustling about getting ready for the Family Show. So feel assured, you will soon understand why your child has been singing those same strange songs even in his or her sleep! ha ha ha. Sorry about that! (^_-) Don’t forget we will need your child’s costumes by November 27th for the upcoming dress rehearsal on December 1 (Hip Hop Rehearsal) and December 3rd (Family Show Rehearsal). Thank you all for your help in getting ready!

That was a Halloween with a difference!

We hope everybody enjoyed our Halloween celebrations this year. The event at the Kengun shopping arcade was a great venue for our parade and performance. Thank you to parents and children for making a big effort to get dressed up in some great costumes for the day. The local shoppers were quite impressed by the scary cuteness of it all! We also had an extra party this year when the Zip TV crew came to the school and filmed our spooky antics for National TV. Yet again, everybody rose to the occasion and I think we made the one minute TV clip a great snapshot of our school. We hope everybody got to see it! Let’s look forward to a great Christmas Family Show next.

Welcome Back Everyone!

We hope that everyone has enjoyed their first full day back to London Bridge’s second term. We would also like to make a special welcome to all of the new Neptune kids who started today, don’t worry you will have more and more fun everyday – just ask our older students. This term will be a busy one, starting with Sports Day, fall observations and performances, the Halloween Party, the Family Show, and finishing with the Christmas Party. Despite how busy we will all be, let’s make it a great term! TTFN~

Wonderful First Term

Today marks the end of first term. We had lots of great events together including the Welcome Picnic, Firefighter Demonstration, Water Play, and decorating bamboo trees for the Star Festival. We are all looking forward to the busy busy busy second term with Sports Day, Halloween, the Family Show, and of course the Christmas Party. We hope that everybody has a great summer vacation, with lots of exciting adventures and a bit of rest too in preparation for term two. (TTFN) Ta ta for now ~

Star Festival

It’s July already and Star Festival is almost here (tanabata). The children have all talked about their wishes and dreams for the future and have tied their ‘wish papers’ to the bamboo. The trees are now decorated in the hall, and will be on display for the next week. Come and have a look if you have the time. And read about our children’s dreams for the future.