Head of School’s Message

Dear Parents

ISA’s were carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday and we will now await the results, which usually come through during the Winter Break, so they will be shared with you straight after.

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Last week you received the biodata on all the TIS School Board members and on Tuesday afternoon, Bea
introduced all of us to the teachers and staff prior to our first Board meeting. A summary of the minutes will be shared with you very soon by Bea.



Next week we have Grades 5 going to Shizuoka, Grade 6 to Kanazawa, and Grade 7 to Hakuba for their annual camps for the week and then of course the Fall Break. Straight after we return, we have Parent Teacher Conferences on the Thursday and Friday. Please carefully read the details below;



If you are not familiar with Manabi Mon, please make sure you have your log in and have accessed the system, before it opens for appointments. Please familiarise yourself with the process explained later in this newsletter.


Thursday, 29th October is a normal school day for all students, but Middle School teachers will be available for conferences in the gym from 8:00 a.m. until 12:30. There will be some early slots available, with some teachers, from 7:30 a.m.


Friday, 30th October is a NO STUDENT DAY for all students K1-Grade 8. Conferences will be for all grades.


The Manabi Mon appointments system will be open to parents with more than one child at TIS, at 8:00 on Friday 16th October.

The system will open to parents with one child at TIS on Wednesday, 21st October

The system will close on Wednesday 28th October at 10:00 a.m.



These are with your child’s homeroom teacher and they are 20 minutes.
If you wish to see your child’s Japanese teacher, you may also book a time with them.
However, for Music, Art and Physical Education, if you receive an email requesting a conference, then please book a time. If not, you may visit the teacher concerned, for an overview of the programme for your child’s grade, but there will not be a conference about your child.



These are with your child’s subject teachers and they are 10 minutes per subject, so for teachers who teach two subjects, you will have 20 minutes, for others you will have 10 minutes. Please sign up with the teachers/subject whom you would most like to see.



You will need to log on to Manabi Mon and if this is your first time, please go to Resources …… Parent Resource Topic……Making appointments for PTCs. Although teacher names have changed the method for booking is the same.

If you have any difficulties, please email directly to Mike. Do not email your child’s teacher.

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Oct 19-23 Fall Break
Oct 29 PTCs for Middle school only in the morning – normal pupil day for everyone.
Oct 29 Dress up for Halloween but non scary costumes please, K1-G4 only. Some
classes will be visiting the elderly at Furukawabashi Hospital across the road.
Oct 30 NO PUPIL DAY Parent Teacher Conferences K1-G8
Nov 6 Sports Day
Nov 9-10 Professional Learning for Teachers (NO STUDENTS DAYS)
Nov 18 Makeup Sports Day if necessary (Please note that his has had to be changed from
Nov 13th)
Dec 18 8:45 – 9:20 Winter Assembly – students return to class for Period 2.
Dec 18 School finishes at 12:00 noon; Primary Report Cards go home.

Kind regards

Lorraine Izzard
Head of School