Farewell Party and saying goodbye to our Principal.
Students arrived today in their formal uniform and prepared for the Farewell Party.
Mr Barker needing to leave early for his drive and then departure from Nagoya to Tokyo gave his goodbyes and did a morning devotion with the students.
Making sure the farewell was a happy one, the students did a bi lingual version of head, shoulders, knees and toes set to rap and rock! With everyone joining in at the end! Speeches were given to express our sincere thanks. With special mention to key staff here who make my job easier; and who treat our students with great care and concern; Mr Nagashima, Mr Akasaki, Mr Hattori, Mr Kano, Mr Takai and several key teachers, Mrs Matsuda, Mrs Mori, Ms Ikeou, Mr Kishi, Mr Maeda, Mr Fujinami Ms Tsunoda, Mr Yasuda…..and there are so many others who work behind the scenes, the lovely ladies in the cafeteria, office personal, sports teachers, music teachers…..
All students received a Certificate of Attendance, something special for their resume!
Students were sent off for the weekend and told to make the most of every opportunity they were given. As I often tell them be in the moment, be present, enjoy what is before them, try to appreciate the differences and accept the challenges. They will be home sooner than they realise, back to the everyday familiar …..
Again they know I am just a phone call away. And having only received two phone calls from host mothers regarding minor things, it appears that your children are all doing well!
Since there will be no report for tomorrow I will try to post some photo montages….Mrs S.