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Grades 1-6 Are Going Green to Save the Planet!

Grades 1-6 Are Going Green to Save the Planet!
Nicola Speirs

Students prepare their entries for the Annual Kao Art Competition

Grade 1-6 students have hit the ground running, this first week back at school, by preparing their entries for the 2018 Kao Art Competition.

This is the 9th year that this competition has been organised by global manufacturer, Kao Corp. and the theme, this year is "Eco Together".  Students must create a picture to express the idea of working together to protect the environment.

Completed pictures and entry forms should be returned to Miss Speirs in the E.S. Art Room, by Thursday 6th September.

Here is a sneak preview at some of the entries...


  • Eco Friendly
  • Endangered Species
  • Going green
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • PYP Art
  • Sharing the Planet

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As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.

Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.

At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care.  We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period.  We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.

Art in the library

It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.