California Educators’ Mission to Japan
“California Educators’ Mission to Japan” visited Tokyo Metropolitan Tachibana
High School on Friday, July 4, 2008.
Mr. Gordon Jackson ( Director ) and
five members of the mission who were awarded “The Teachers of the Year in
California,” were welcomed by the principal of TMTHS, Mr. Omuro and several
stuffs and teachers. After they were
given explanation about TMTHS, they looked around the school buildings and
inspected our unique classes where food processing, leather craft, pottery, and
other things are being taught. They also visited common classes where students
were learning mathematics, English, and so on. In the brief meeting after that,
the difficulties and prospect of education in the industrial course were
discussed by the members of the Mission and the teachers of TMTHS.
Exchange with National Suiri High School
| 38 students of National Suiri High School in Taiwan visited our school
on Wednesday the 28th of May.
On that day,the Exchange students and our students had a field day.Students
from each school put on a cheerleading show.Our principal and students
who represented our school gave them a big welcome.The vice president of
Suiri High School and the exchange students appreciated it.We also exchanged
presents.In the end,the students of both schools talked with each other
in Japanese and in English.
Cultural Interchange with Omani Students (3)
| The cultural interchange with Omani students was reported in Yomiuri ( one of major general newspapers in Japan ) on Thursday, June 21.
It also appeared in NIKKEI ( one of leading financial newspapers in Japan ) on Wednesday, September 12, 2007(evening edition).
Cultural Interchange with Omani Students (2)
| High school students from the Sultan’s School in Oman, came to Tachibana
High School with their “products” on Wednesday, June 20, 2007. They had
been preparing their “products” since their meeting with us on Monday,
painting and decorating clocks according to the results from the “marketing
research” at Tachibana High. They consist of four groups, each acting as
a “company” in the project supported by JCCME.
200 first year students of Tachibana High School gathered in the gym to meet 23 high school students from Oman. After watching the presentation to advertise “products” and “companies,” Tachibana students started shopping at the four “shops.” They enjoyed talking with Omani students and buying beautiful clocks using toy money.
They sometimes also experienced the difficulties to communicate in English.
But Omani students had thought out various strategies to promote their
sales and entertain us, making a kind of lottery, writing Arabic letters
on the clocks, or even speaking Japanese! Tachibana students were happy
to have such wonderful friends from Oman!
Cultural Interchange with Omani Students (1)
| 23 high school students from the Sultan’s School in Oman, visited Tachibana
High School on Monday, June 18, 2007.
It is a project produced by Japan Cooperation Center for Middle East(JCCME),
and we have been looking forward to meeting them for some time.
They arrived at the school at two in the afternoon, and listened to
the adress from Principal, and saw our 6th period classes.
30 students of Tachibanas’ stayed after school and had a good time meeting them.
Their main purpose was market research for the promotion activity being
held by Sultan’s students in two days, but eveyone of 53 students from
both schools enjoyed talking, taking photograghs together, and exchanging