STEAM Winter School 2018
Many scientists visit Antarctica from all over the world to study the climate, wildlife and geology there. They have been trying to use their collected data to solve global problems, such as climate change.
In this Winter School, let’s learn about this scientifically important and unique region! Then, try to think of the solutions utilizing your STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) knowledge and skills!
We will learn words related to Antarctica. Let’s read and write sentences using the new words we have learned. Do you know what kinds of scientists and explorers there are in Antarctica? Let’s read and listen to stories about this amazing place and write about what we have learned!
What is Antarctica like? Let’s learn about Antarctica by watching the Aurora on a big screen and in VR.
Program micro:bit to make a device to measure weather conditions.
Observe microbes using a microscope.
Make blubber gloves to protect yourself from the cold weather.
Primary school students (Age: 6 – 12 years old)
*Date of Birth: From April 2, 2006 to April 1, 2012
☆School Bus:￥500 / one-way
☆Entrance Fee: ￥5,400 *First time non-member only
☆All inclusive: Lunch, Snack, Material and Insurance.
<For Extended care students> After 15:00, We will give snacks to extend care students.
If you request to extend the time, please inform us by noon of the day. Please also understand that we can not accept the request if you inform us later than noon of the day.
-Please put your child’s name on all their belongings.
-Drink (water bottle), spoon, fork and/or chopsticks, indoor shoes, cap, hand towel and plastic bags for dirty clothes.
<For food-allergic students > We will not be able to serve non-allergic lunch. Please bring your own lunch. We can’t accept the student who need the Epinephrine auto-injector.
<For non-members> A copy of Insurance card & free medical care certificates and a photo of your child (Please upload by our application form.) We can’t accept the student who didn’t submit a copy of Insurance card, free medical care certificates and a photo in advance.
The school bus takes the regular school routes and we don’t have any drop-off bus service after the full-day course.
The deadline to apply for bus service is Monday, December 10. Please contact us to get more detailed information.
-For elementary students younger than grade 3.
<Pick up bus service> The school bus will arrive at school at 8:30. Students will attend classes as extended childcare students from 8:30-10:00.
-Extension fee is 800 yen/30 minute (Until 18:00)
Please burden bank transfer at your expense.
-For Laurus students: The bank transfer for the fee will be made on Thursday, December 27th.
-For non-members: Please complete payment by Monday, December 17th.
SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION (SWIFT code: SMBC JP JT)
*Please insert “School initial name + WS” before your name when you make the bank transfer.
*It isn‘t possible to make changes after the closing date.
· A reservation is required for class observations and school tours. Please contact our school ‘s receptionists in advance to arrange these visits.
· During our STEAM Winter School, you can not change the pick-up / drop-off time and way (pick-up / drop-off by you or our school bus).
· As administering medication to our students is defined as a “medical practice” under Japanese law, teachers and school staff are not able to give medicine to our students. Therefore, in principle, we are supposed not to keep any kinds of medicine at the school.
· If you are an overseas resident, please ensure your children are covered by overseas travel insurance. If your child / children do not have overseas travel insurance and your child / children are sick or injured during our STEAM Winter Camp, you will be responsible for your child / children’s medical expenses.
Q.1 What level of English is required to participate in the program ?
A.1 All lessons are conducted in English. At least beginner level of English ability is required, although a Japanese assistant will support in beginner level class.
Q.2 How do you divide into different classes ?
A.2 Students will be divided into different classes based on their English level and years of experience in the application form you have submitted. Homeroom teachers reserve the right to change the student’s class based on their actual performance during the lesson. Please reassure that any changes made is considered best for the student’s learning.
Q.3 What kind of classes do you offer?
A.3 We have STEM, Science, English lessons based on weekly-themed program. Students can go to school trip once a week.
Q.4 Can I observe the school/class?
A.4 Yes, you can. However, you will have to inform the school beforehand. Please contact the primary reception (03-5422-6569, firstname.lastname@example.org) and make a reservation. Observation request on the day itself is not allowed.
Q.5 Do you have school bus service?
A.5 Yes. School bus fee is ¥2,500yen/week for one-way and ¥5,000/week for round-trip. Single-day bus service is not available.
Q.6 Can I use the school bus service if my child is full-day course(~18:00)?
Q.6 School bus service only operates until 15:45. Thus, there is no bus service for full-day course. All the full-day students need to be picked up by their parents or guardians.
Q.7 Can I pick up and drop off my child by car?
A.7 There is no parking lot available in the school building. Parents or guardians are advised to park their vehicles in a nearby paid parking space near the school. Due to the traffic law, making a shortstop in front of the school will cause inconvenience to other vehicles. Thank you for your cooperation.
Q.8 When is the deadline for the payment?
A.8 We will send you information about the payment after application has been submitted. Payment will only be made through bank transfer. After the payment has been completed, we will send you a confirmation on the acceptance of your application. Cash payment is not accepted.
Q.9 When do I pay the charges for extending?
A.9 We will send you an invoice at a later date.
Q.10 Can I use extended care for just a day?
A.10 Extended care is only offered in a week. The school does not provide one-day extended care service.
Q.11 What is the difference between Regular Course and Full-day Course?
A.11 In addition to Regular Course, Full-day course students will be
provided before or after-school activities such as watching theme based educational video, doing handicraft work or games, homework, etc.,.