Life Drawing Master Class

Seisen International School had the pleasure to host a Life Drawing Master Class last Saturday afternoon. Fourteen students from various International Schools in Tokyo had the opportunity to refine their drawing skills working with DILARY SANCHEZ, professional dancer working and living in Mexico city. Dilary modelled for well known artists such as Pedro Diego Alvarado, son of Diego Rivera. The workshop was given by Amelie Lamy, art teacher at Seisen International School.



SEISEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL

Learning to Love, Loving to Learn

A sense of spirit and belonging

Seisen House System

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WHAT IS THE HOUSE SYSTEM?

The House System is a way of organising students and teachers into teams, or 'Houses' vertically across the school from K-12. The girls are assigned houses and stay with that house team for their entire time in Seisen. Siblings are assigned to the same house as each other. Teachers are also assigned to houses.

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE?

The main purpose of the House System is to create a sense of spirit and belonging across the school and to give students the opportunity to mix with girls at different Grade levels during organised events. It provides a chance for students to develop their leadership skills and creates a culture of positive role models within the school.

HOW ARE THE TEAMS DECIDED?

There are House teams, each named after Japanese mountains and assigned a different colour:

  • Iwaki
  • Asama
  • Chokai
  • Ontake

House teams have been assigned with the aim of achieving a balance of nationality, artistic and sporting ability across the houses. Each homeroom contains all four houses.

WHY JAPANESE MOUNTAINS?

These names were chosen to acknowledge our host nation. We liked the analogy of climbing mountains to reach goals and the names may also provide the girls with opportunities to inquire further into the different regions of Japan. They are also easy for the students to cheer during competitive House events!

IS THE HOUSE SYSTEM COMPETITIVE?

We are hoping for there to be several events organised by the House Captains throughout the year where students will get the opportunity to win points for their House. These will be a mix of K-12 events and events within the Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle and High Schools. We don't award points to houses in normal classes using a traditional 'House Point' or 'Merit' system.

WHO ARE THE HOUSE CAPTAINS?

Each school (Elementary, Middle and High School) has two House Captains per house (Grade 6, Grade 9 and Grade 12 students). The House captains are responsible for organising and promoting events and will meet with each other throughout the year to plan these.

SO WHICH HOUSE AM I IN?

You will be placed in the House that your predecessor was in. When you arrive you will be given your House shirt. If you have experience with House Systems from other schools we would love you to join the team to help plan House events!

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