Summary of the Primary School Council held 30/09/2020
The full report in French can be read HERE.
Summary of the Primary School Council
Due to the lack of available rooms, the transition from bilingual classes to international classes in Kindergarten and Elementary will be implemented at the start of the 2022 school year and not at the start of the 2021 school year as previously announced.
The number of students is down this year (797 compared to 843 last year).
The school is made up of 34 classes, 9 in Kindergarten and 25 in Elementary (with an average of 23.7 students per class). 35 students are still waiting for their visa. To accommodate the additional CM2 class, the technology room has been transformed into a classroom.
With regards to the 2020/2021 school calendar, it was voted to maintain the current calendar.
Main answers to various questions:
- The teams worked on a 3-day emergency kit that allows them to switch to remote learning and ensure continuity overnight. The team also agreed on harmonized tools to make it easier for parents with several children in school.
- In the event of families taking a vacation outside of Japan, LFI Tokyo will not ask teachers to follow up with the absent children. The reason being that the entire class should not be affected by the personal choices of a few families. The director wanted to remind these families that they must complete their 14 day quarantine upon their return before they can come back to school. It is highly recommended to inform the school in advance (for the record, students who miss more than three weeks without notice may be expelled).
- Due to the lack of space and limited availability of the teachers, the number of extra curricular activities on Wednesday afternoons will not increase. The suspension of Judo and Aikido is temporary and will resume when the situation permits.
- Regarding the Christmas Race, if it is possible to hold it, the Eco-Team asked to try to make it “zero-waste”.
- Vegetarian menus were suspended last year because they caused more organic waste than regular menus. The team will try to find more appealing, balanced recipes within the budget of the catering service this year in an effort to limit waste.