Already Spring break and Golden Week!

Dear Tokyo Lycée families,


Writing to you at the end of each school period has become an important way for us to keep in touch… A means to keep you informed of our activities and topics that are top of mind for your parent association.


The 4th period came to an end with a final week full of extraordinary meetings for the elected parents: Conseil de la Vie Collégienne et Lycéenne (Junior High and High School Student Life), Conseil d’école (Primary school), Conseil du Second Degré (Secondary school) and Conseil d’Etablissement (board of directors) to again discuss the school calendar for next year and changed to the language curriculum.


The calendar submitted to the AEFE (Agency for French Education Abroad) for validation has been modified to include a 36th week, in the form of a return to school on September 1, 2023 for students rather than September 4. The year would then follow a rhythm of 7 weeks of school, alternating with 2 weeks of vacation till the end of the school year June 28, 2024.


The new language curriculum proposal from the school administration was also approved despite votes against and abstentions from parent, teacher and student representatives. The parents’ representatives recognize the positive direction taken with the language reform in secondary school, but deplore the lack of consultation with parents in primary school, the upcoming reduction in the number of hours in Section Internationale (SI) and general lack of information on the content and objectives of these reforms. The primary SIs have been reduced to 9 hours and the PARLE-Anglais and PARLE-Japonais sections to 4.5 hours. In secondary school, the 6th grade sees the creation of a bilingual English-Japanese section in addition to the SIJ; for 5th grade classes and above, the school will be keeping to the same model as in previous years for the time being. If you have any questions regarding the choice of language sections before May 13, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Since the beginning of March, we have continued to pursue our activities with:


Also of note in your diaries for this final period:


The entire FLT team and elected representatives on the school councils are always available to listen to you. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or suggestions. We will answer to everyone, FLT members or not. Please note there is still time to join the parent association for ¥1000 per family per school year. Funds left over from the association’s operating expenses will be donated to the school’s solidarity fund.

More specifically, if you wish to get more involved with us on a particular theme, please contact us: we are always looking for volunteers to help drive initiatives, including the FLT ecoteam and the school canteen committee.


Thank you to those who have read through this entire message!


Happy vacation to the children and families who have the chance to take a few days out in the fresh air!


Best wishes,

The FLT team

FLT-Fapee : LFI Tokyo Families Association