HIS Summer School 2019
SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM
See below for details on the program of study for each of the three courses
Early Years / Lower Elementary / Upper Elementary / Secondary
Join us at Hokkaido International school summer program to learn so much, both indoor and outdoor where you can enjoy the weather and nature here.
Through collaborating with people from different backgrounds, we make our learning meaningful and rich through developing ideas together, expanding it further.
We believe children learn best when they are having fun so we will make sure that while they are learning, they enjoy their time here with us!
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EARly years (ages 3-5)
Pretend to play with ms. Tanya & Mrs. Bossaer & Mrs. Rafterre
You might have noticed young children engaged in pretend play as they let their imagination run wild. Pretend play may seem like a simple task, however it requires a lot of understanding and skills. Through pretend play, children learn new ideas, pick up new vocabulary, interact with others, solve problems as well as build confidence. The best part is, it is super fun! Under this unit, the children will be making puppets, engaging themselves in plays, making music, and listening and telling stories.
Fun with games and sports with Mrs. Beatty
We play to learn. We play to have fun. However, play can also make other aspects of our lives better. It can help us build a solid foundation of mathematical thinking and great communication skills. In this unit, the students are going to learn about basic concepts of numbers through games, enhance their interpersonal relationships and create a positive growth mindset. All of these could be accomplished through play and games. They will also get creative by inventing their own sport or game. We hope that by the end of Summer School, the elementary students will realize the importance of PLAY and that they will continue to lead a "playful" life.
The World with Mr. Beatty
Let’s learn about the world! Do you know how people dress in other countries? Do you know what animals you can see in other countries? Why are countries shaped the way they are? In this unit, students will explore human and physical geography from around the world. In addition to learning geography through games and fun projects, students will learn about important historical events and the people involved. By the end of the summer, students will have a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it.
Learning through projects with Mr. Aseltine
People often learn best when learning is about things they find interesting. In this year's secondary summer school program, students will explore the core subjects through projects of their choice, integrating the social sciences, science, math, and personal creativity. These projects could involve sports, music, literature -- anything!
Students will work on two projects over the course of the summer, one individual project and one project in a group with two or three other students who are close in age. They will work closely with Mr. Aseltine to ensure that the projects lead to learning across the subject areas.
In addition to the project work in the morning, students will work in the afternoon on reading, writing, or math work that they and their parents decide on—high school students may request SAT-specific preparation during this time. The gym will also be made available for students to use responsibly for 1–1.5 hours each day, where they can play basketball, volleyball, or badminton.
Additionally, one field trip excursion will be planned for each week of summer school. Past trips have included the Sapporo Art Park, the Hokkaido museum, and the Hokkaido Historical Village.
[Elementary / Early Year］
|10:30 - 11:00||Recess|
|11:00 - 12:00||Class|
|12:00 - 12:30||Lunch|
|12:30 - 13:00||Recess|
|13:00 - 14:30||Class|
|14:30 - 15:00||Outside Activity|
|9:00–9:15||Morning Activity or Game|
|9:15 – 10:30||Individual Project Time|
|10:30 – 10:40||Break|
|10:40 – 11:20||Whole Class Activity (e.g. Art, Science, Problem Solving)|
|11:20 – 12:00||Group Project Time|
|12:00 – 12:45||Lunch|
|12:45 – 15:00||Afternoon time to work on academic skills, SAT prep, or projects|
|12:45 – 14:15||Gym open|
HIS Summer School runs for 4 weeks. For those whose schedule does not allow them to sign up for the full program, we also offer options for enrolling on a weekly basis. Please see the price structure below:
|Week 1:||June 24th-28th|
|Week 2:||July 1st - 5th|
|Week 3:||July 8th - 12th|
|Week 4:||July 15th-19th|
|¥26,300 / 1 week||+ ¥2,000 for insurance*|
|¥42,000 / 2 weeks||+ ¥2,000 for insurance*|
|¥57,800 / 3 weeks||+ ¥2,000 for insurance*|
|¥70,000 / 4 weeks||+ ¥2,000 for insurance*|
Note: All payments to Summer School must be made through bank transfer. International transfer fees are to be borne by the sender. *Insurance costs apply to all non-HIS students, at a flat-rate regardless of participation length.
Please contact the summer school coordinator, Ms.Tanya Dechodomphan, with any questions:
HIS Summer School Application 2019
The informational pamphlet here:
HIS SUMMER SCHOOL 2019