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Summer in Niseko 2017

 Learn and Communicate in English 

Learn amidst the natural beauty of NISEKO!

Created by members of our experienced Hokkaido International School staff, participants receive the best possible instruction from highly qualified teachers, supported by a dedicated summer staff that place students first.

Taught in English, this program provides students from around Asia with the opportunity to experience independent and creative thinking skills alongside outdoor physical education activities.

This school is aimed for children of Western and Asian education systems who wish to come to Niseko to enjoy the beautiful setting, study in English. A native English speaking teacher will present a fun and active learning environment for you – a perfect chance to have fun, think and learn at the same time.

Hokkaido International School Niseko has created this program for short term summer learners.  This educational experience is usually only available to full-time students at international schools. Thus, we are pleased to provide this course for learners who have a keen interest in English whether they have learnt just a little or if they have lived abroad.

Students at Seasonal School will become efficient and productive in independent study through development of executive functions. Students will analyze their learning spaces, create an organized study plan that minimizes distractions, and converse ways to set and reach realistic learning goals. …..

The HIS Seasonal School runs over 4 weeks and each week is an independent learning module. The students will have an immersion experience and learn English communication through speaking and writing English.

Niseko is a world class ski haven. HIS Niseko promotes skiing throughout the winter months. During the summer months, skiers focus on “dry land” training to enhance their skiing techniques. Dry land training is essentially body awareness. Efficiency is what we promote on a physical level, but also as a training program.


2017 Summer Schedule:

The theme for the summer will be How Learners Learn. Each week will focus on a specific inquiry.

Week 1 July 24 (Mon) to July 28 (Fri)
Week 2 July 31(Mon) to August 4 (Fri))
Week 3 Aug 7 (Mon) to August 11
Week 4 August 14 (Mon) to August 18 (Fri)

Seasonal School Teachers.

Linsey Boyer リンジー ボイヤー

I have lived in Niseko for 3 years now after moving from the UK where I was born and grew up. I am a registered Nurse and worked on a high dependency unit in Leeds for 10 months. During the winters I am a ski instructor for Hokkaido Core Snow Sports. I love being outdoors and active and particularly enjoy teaching kids how to ski. I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in Hokkaido International School's ski programme. It became the highlight of my week to teach the kids and watch them progress in skiing throughout the season. I am excited to be given the opportunity to be a part of the international school's summer programme and am looking forward to meeting all kids!

Winse Heyward ウィンス ヘイワード

I started skiing in West Virginia, learning initially from my Dad, before moving on to Snowshoe Mountain's race program. The coaching I received at a young age helped make for a smooth transition into coaching and instructing others. I first instructed for Keystone, Colorado's River Run Kids Program, spending my entire first season with 3-5 year olds. I followed friends down to Wanaka, New Zealand to train for certification levels at Treble Cone with New Zealand Ski Instructors Association Demonstration team member Garrett Shore and his team of trainers. I was first introduced to and trained with Steve Smart and JF Beaulieu of the Canadian Ski Instructors Association Demonstration team this first summer of 2007. I returned to Colorado the following two Northern hemisphere winters to work for Vail's Golden Peak Adult Ski School out of Mid Vail teaching adult group and private lessons of intermediate level and above. During this season I became fully certified as a Professional Ski Instructors of America Level 3 in the Rocky Mountain Division. I was also involved with the Vail Devo program for area kids to come train with the same instructor for most weekends during the season in the discipline of their choice. My kids trained in big mountain freesking and moguls. I returned to New Zealand in between both of these winters to train exclusively with Steve Smart and JF Beaulieu on a path towards the CSIA Level 4. I would achieve the Level 4 Ski portion two years later having also become qualified as a Canadian Ski Coach Federation Level 2 as a prerequisite. I felt the need for a change after my pursuit for qualifications, and was hired by Niseko Village Snowsports School to train their instructors and teach guests. I spent 3 seasons there before finally deciding to give it a go at running my own ski school with a fellow trainer from NVSS, Norris Scott. I'm thankful for the opportunity to operate a private ski school in the world's best powder destination. I’ll do whatever I can to pass on the training I've received to ensure the best possible experience on snow.

Susan Otani スーザン オオタニ

I grew up in Sydney, Australia and from an early age was lucky to make friends with kids from all around the world. My interest in Japanese started at Primary School, where I met several Japanese friends. I was amazed that there were people in the world that couldn’t speak English and it was great fun working out ways to communicate with them and still have lots of fun. After school, I was an exchange student in Japan for a year and this is how I was really able to learn Japanese. Surrounded by Japanese speakers, with no English speakers around, learning was essential. I went on to study at Sydney University and continued to study and work on improving my Japanese. After working in Japan and Australia mainly in bi-lingual and interpreting roles, I decided on a teaching career and gained my teaching qualification and also became a certified teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL). I started teaching in 2000 and over the years have taught many international students in Australia ESL. I helped them by preparing them for various educational institutions and English certificates and qualifications. I have also taught English in Japan to a range of students. I love working with young people and helping them gain the knowledge and skills to enable them to fulfil their dreams. Watching young people learn and being a part of the process is both fascinating and rewarding - and lots of FUN! I am now living in Kutchan, Hokkaido with my husband and 2 girls. We have been here for 5years and love the great outdoor lifestyle and nature that surrounds.

Daily Schedule

9:20 - 9:30 Registration and Attendance
9:30 - 9:45 Morning Gratitudes and Mindfulness training.
9:45   Off-season Dry Land Ski Skills Training with Hokkaido Core
12:00 - 12:20 Lunch
12:20 - 12:30 Clean up
12:30 - 3:15 International Primary Curriculum thematic instruction/ hiking/gardening/ read alouds/math puzzles/
3:15 - 3:30 Self Reflection
3:30    Dismissal


HIS Niseko Spring Seasonal School Supply List

  • Indoor Shoes
  • Lunch
  • Healthy snack
  • Drink bottle (please label for safe keeping)
  • hand towel
  • hat, sunblock
  • pencil case, pencils and eraser
  • change of clothes

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the school fees?
48,600 YEN(tax included) per student per week.

What are the age requirements?
We are open for elementary age students (ages 7-12)

Are there any discounts available?
Yes. local discount is 5,000 yen off, sibling discount from 2 nd child is 10% off from the school fee.

Can I send my child for 1 day only?
Yes. Bookings need to be made in advance.

Is there an English level requirement?
No. We cater to every level from beginner to native.

What is the class size?  
20 students per teacher

Is there a waiting list?
As of this writing, we currently have no waiting list.

Please do not bring any valuable items, electronic games or mobile phones to school.
貴重品や、ゲーム機器、携帯電話などのお持ち込みはご遠慮下さい。

Note* Please put names on all of your items.
持ち物には名前を必ず記載して下さい。

Lesson Times:  

9:30 am to 3:30 pm (Monday to Friday)

Lunch:

Please bring lunch everyday. We do offer a paid lunch service for those that cannot provide lunch each day. Please enquire for details.

Snack:

Please send healthy snacks with your students each day. (No cookies, chocolate nor candy)

Application:

Please send application by Fax 0136-55-5259, or by email with attachment. We can send application details if needed.

Contact Details:

Phone: +81 ( 136) 55-5252
Email:his.niseko@his.ac.jp

Hokkaido International School NISEKO
12 Aza Fujimi
Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun
JAPAN 048-1501
You can find us via Google Maps here

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