Summary of the Primary School Council held on January 28th, 2021
Link to the full report in French: https://www.lfitokyo.org/images/2020-2021/Trimestre-2/CR/CR-Cecole-2021-01-28-prov.pdf
Summary of the Primary School Council :
- 883 students are enrolled in primary school this year. This is a 2% decrease compared to June 2020, leading to a comfortable 24.5 average number of pupils per class. A 5th CM2 class, that was already budgeted, has been opened despite the lower numbers.
- The Olympic and Paralympic week will take place between Feb 1st and 5th, keeping in mind the current sanitary situation and restrictions.
- The health protocol has been reviewed. A summary was sent to the families.
- In the 2021/2022 school year, the present plan is to maintain the same number of classes per level that is 9 classes in kindergarten and 25 in elementary.
- The teachers’ council brought up the suggestion of changing from one Bilingual CP to 2 Pre-SIA (International American Section) classes next school year from September 2021.
Main answers to various questions:
- The EcoTeam’s question related to the integration of the sustainable development theme into the school program was answered in details
- Library (BCD) access: all the access slots are fully booked. However, there is no restriction in place with regards to borrowing books in a language other than French. Pupils are welcome to the BCD from 8 am before the start of class.
- A new trilingual information pamphlet has been published on the LFI Tokyo’s website for all new students who do not speak French in classes CP to CM2.
- Children representatives/ Eco-representatives: Representatives must be elected from the 6eme on but this is not a request in primary school. Some teachers decided not to Implement this system this year and to explain representativity to the children in different ways instead.
- Reading: as requested by some parents, here are lists of reference books to read by section: French, English, and Japanese.
- Finally, should it become necessary, the LFI Tokyo is ready to switch to remote learning: Teachers have been working on an emergency remote learning kit, allowing pupils to work autonomously for a couple of days while they continue to adapt their lectures for the remaining of that time. Should this situation arise, the timetable would be adjusted to prevent the overlap of video conferences among siblings.