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Lil’ Angels Corner TOKYO 2020: Japan is trying to
make sure there
are enough English
speakers when it
hosts the Olympics.
How can LAIS help
in this struggle?
HERALD Little Angels International School Newsletter
TECHNOLOGY Reasons why we learn
robotics in our School
Issue No. 12 Nothing Is Impossible 15 June 2018
Dance Club p. 5
LAIS calligraphy club p. 5
Table tennis club
LAIS in Ajinomoto stadium: Niko (Y9) and Mayu (Y11) competed fantastically!
“What I learnt from competing in
Mitaka’s Running Tournament on the
5th of May was that with the right
training and motivation you can
achieve anything you want!” said
Nikolas after LAIS first official
participation in a State competition.
Our School participated in the 61st
Mi t ak a C i t y T r ack an d F i e ld
Championship Competition and the
results were fantastic: A silver and a
bronze medal for each of our
champions! The event was organised
by Mitaka City Track and Field
Recording Association and our
students had to compete with adults
and semi-professional athletes. Continued on p.3
Okada Masao Taisei High School Principal
LAIS Project Day p. 10-11
Our Champions and Mitaka’s future Champions
On June 1st, 2018 an interview was
conducted with the
Principal of Taisei High
School, located just
across Little Angels.
Taisei High School is
one of the largest and
Schools in Japan. The
School includes 38
classes, 36 different
types of club activities,
and an overwhelming
number of 1,398
students. Continued on p. 6
LIFE IN JAPAN Kieran Veal (Y6)
LIVING IN JAPAN, my life is very different from living in
Australia, because the streets are a lot
narrower. The most different part has
been going to school. In Australia, we
don’t have to take a special bag.
I can remember my brother’s first day
when he went to school. We had a
ceremony, where everyone was
dressed up, but my brother wore
Another different thing was
translating for my parents. I didn’t
like to translate. Now I try my best
translating for them, even though, I
still don’t like it. When I go to the
supermarket I try to read the kanji but
there are a lot that I can’t read. I have
to ask. The only problem is that when
Japanese people speak they mumble
a lot, so I don’t understand, but I try
my best to listen.
There are two things that I think are
so amazing. It is the manners the
Japanese have. In Australia a lot of
people have good manners. Living in
Japan made me wonder why their
manners are so good. I think in Japan
people have good and nice hearts
that’s why they have good manners.
Then, comes trash: daily, they
separate plastic and other materials
and dump it in proper places. I think
that is extremely convenient for
everybody. They have a schedule
too! It tells you when, where, and
what time the rubbish needs to be
thrown out. I think that is very useful.
Japan is a very small country, but it is
very safe and a nice environment to
live in. I’m glad I live in Japan!
Angels’ Herald______________________________________________________________________________page 2
MY FIRST TIME
AT THE FIRE STATION
Parth More (Y5)
On April, 2018, Year 1 to Year 5 of my school, Little Angels
International School, went to attend an art competition at the Mitaka
Fire Station. It was my first time to visit a fire station.
I was a little nervous about my first experience. We left the school
at 9:15 a.m. to reach the venue by 9:30 a.m. I was partnered with
my friend, Rei, from Year 4. We played a lot of games enroute.
When we reached there, I saw five bright red coloured fire trucks
and a red and white ambulance. I was a little nervous initially, and
then I was not, because we learned a lot of new things there.
We learned that they purchase a new fire truck every year. Then the
station chief showed us their new fire truck which they had recently
bought. I am interested in automobiles, you see, so this was all very
exciting for me.
Then we learned an important thing - how to use a fire extinguisher:
Step 1-remove the knob
Step 2- remove the hose
Final step-Press the handle down for the foam to come out.
Then two teachers tried it – Mrs. Shibata and Mrs. Aparna. The
chief chooses a kid too, every year. This year they chose Aoi to try
out the fire extinguisher.
Then we started to draw. I was amazed when I saw a fire fighter
wearing a very thick coat on a very hot day. This was a fire proof
coat, which they use during the emergencies and rescue missions.
I learned a lot of things that day. That day was the best in my life.
Angels’ Herald_____________________________________________________________________________page 11
Dinosaur from recycled material - ES
Devil Island - ES
Map of Spain - ES Earth’s layers - ES
Japanese UNESCO sites - ES Crafts – Ruby Angels
Faces - JKG Geomorphology Diorama –HS
Angels’ Herald______________________________________________________________________________page 4 Angels’ Herald______________________________________________________________________________page 9
TRIP TO INDIA
Asahi Takeda (Y6)
This year’s Y5 and Y6 went to India from 27th January to 7th February. Our school, Little Angels International
School organizes this trip every two years. The purpose of this trip is to learn about a different country, their
lifestyle, culture, and history.
We started the trip on January 27th. Our flight to Delhi, India took eight hours. We traveled by bus to our hotel,
- Hilton Garden Inn. There were ten of us- eight children and two teachers. The children were Rena, Io,
Miho, Watoh, Tetsuhiko, Rino, Mira and me. We were
accompanied by Ms. Sanku and Ms. Deepa.
In Delhi, we visited the Qutub Minar. The design of the
monument was beautiful. Our guide, Mr. Hussain told us
interesting facts about it like who built it, why and how long it
takes to climb up. I was surprised that it was all made by hand.
Our stay at Pathways World School, Aravali was very good. The
students were very friendly. My buddy, Padmaja, was very
helpful and kind.
I really, really liked the musical performance at the Kingdom of
Dreams. The name of the show was “Zangoora”. I was surprised
that the performance was so good and wondered how they
practiced for it.
While I didn’t like my own presentation about Japan we made
at Pathways School, as I was so nervous about making a
mistake, but strangely the others liked our presentation.
After three days at the school, we went to Jaipur. We stayed at
the hotel Radisson Blu, Jaipur.
We rode elephants at the Amber Fort. The fort was very
high. I wanted to ride again. We also visited City Palace,
Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Jewelry Factory. I
really liked the Jewelry Factory. I bought some Jewelry
for my mother and me. Everything was so beautiful!
In Ranthambhor, we had an afternoon Safari. We
couldn’t see a tiger in the afternoon, but we saw lots of
other animals. We saw a few tiger cubs during our
morning Safari. We also watched a magic show at
Vivanta Hotel, where we had stayed in Ranthambhor.
In Agra I was interested in local shops. They were so
different from what we have in Japan! We stayed at
DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Agra.
Taj Mahal was beautiful. I’d seen it in pictures, but I was
very very happy to see it with my own eyes.
On the last day in India we watched a movie,
“Paddington 2”. I really wanted to watch it so I was
happy. We also attended a birthday party with Ms.
Deepa’s family. It was fun!
On our flight back to Japan, I thought the trip to India was good. I learned lots of new things in India. In
order to learn more, I wanted to go on such a trip again, maybe with my family next time.
CAPOEIRA Miho Hatanaka (Y6)
Capoeira is a Brazilian dance style martial arts with music and rhythm. There are many moves like dance
steps. The beginners start with learning Ginga, which is a basic capoeira walking step. There are instruments
used for music in capoeira. Some of these are:
Berimbau - A musical bow with strings. A long stick is used for playing the mu