Summary of the School Council held on 2021-11-22
Link to the full report in French (13 pages).
One page summary of the School Council :
In attendance: school administration, 5 primary / secondary school teacher representatives, 1 staff representative, 4 parent representatives, 3 elected councilors for French people living abroad, and 3 student representatives.
2021-22 enrollment: there are currently 1,443 students at LFI Tokyo.
Answers to questions from parents
- The health situation: There has been no positive or contact cases for several weeks. Overnight trips are not allowed, but field trips including use of group transportation are allowed.
- Calendar of consultations for drafting the new school project: Planned for the second and third trimester, the schedule will be communicated shortly.
- School buses for middle and high school students: This would require rethinking the entire bus system. Will get back to the group before the end of the year.
- Approach to continuous assessment for the baccalaureate: harmonization has been agreed upon with no negative feedback brought to the knowledge of Council. Continuous assessment throughout the school year will represent 40% of the baccalaureate final grade.
- English substitute classes (for secondary school): additional English sessions will be offered on Saturday mornings for classes that did not benefit from a regular substitute teacher earlier this year.
- Secondary school lunch: since last year only one main dish is being offered so as to avoid waste.
- Sustainable development: an Ecology club is being run by the students. A meeting is scheduled between school management and members of the parent Eco-team. Sustainability is also included in the school curriculum.
- LFI Tokyo t-shirts / sweatshirts: the school name only appears in Japanese as adding French would increase the printing cost, this choice can be discussed if concerns are raised. Possibility to exchange for another size.
- Online classes for the first week of January: the school council has already pronounced itself against it. No wish to differentiate between primary and secondary school, hybrid courses would require significant adaptations to educational approach
- FLT Note: Student grades are individual and private, although some students may wish to openly communicate their grades in class, teachers should not do so.
Inclusive education / Students with special educational needs: the FLT parent association has created a working group to understand what is being done at the school and beyond to accompany families on these topics. If interested, please contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org