Summer School 2018
Let Curiosity Be Your Guide
第4回目の短期プログラムとなるスプリングスクール 2018では、"This is me" をテーマとして、生徒たちが自分自身を発見するプログラムを展開します。人は自分自身を知って初めて他者を理解し尊重することができるのではないでしょうか。国際バカロレアを代表する科目である「知の理論」、白馬の雄大な自然の中でのアウトドア活動など、毎日が大冒険と 学びの連続です。生徒にとって一生の思い出となるに違いありません。
7月8日（日） ー 7月14日（土）
> JR 特急列車利用
知の理論 ("TOK") ー キャロル 犬飼–ディクソン
Originally from the UK and currently a visiting professor at the University of Tsukuba, Carol is an IB education expert and has a long history of working in education. She has extensive teaching experiences at international schools and served as the language and learning director for the IB Organisation in The Hague, Netherlands. She serves as the President of The Japan Association for Research into IB Education.
Carol will introduce the students to TOK and take them out on an intellectual journey where they will get to know themselves.
Outdoor / Sports by Nobu Naruse
Native of Hakuba, Nobu is an Olympian cross country skier who represented Japan at 2006 Turin, 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Olympics. Nobu will tell us how he suffered from asthma as a child but with determination and relentless training became an Olympic athlete in one of the toughest endurance sports on earth.
He will share with us the joy of trail running and Nordic walking in the nature as well as the tips to stay fit and healthy for life.
More Outdoor and Other Activities
Hiking in the Japan Alps
Cook dinner challenge!
Raft building / Canoeing
Facilitators from Minerva Schools at KGI
The newly established university, Minerva, whose students explore up to seven countries during four years of study, is attracting top students from around the globe with the acceptance rate of 1.9%, arguably harder to get into than Harvard and Stanford. Three bright students from Minerva will help our students get the most out of Summer School!
Julia from Brazil
(currently studying in India)
Oskar from Sweden
(currently studying in SF, USA)
Shani from Canada
(currently studying in SF, USA)
Students will stay in a safe and comfortable environment at Nomad Hakuba.
Students share rooms with up to three others, organized by gender and age. Freshly cooked meals incorporating local produce are served daily and the teachers oversee pastoral care. Students have access to a coin laundry should they need washing done.
Please read this information carefully before submitting an application.
The fees are based on an all-inclusive charge, which covers medical and accident insurance (excluding any pre-existing conditions), accommodation, linen and towels, meals, course materials and planned activities.
Students are expected to arrive at Nomad Hakuba by 2pm on Sunday July 8th. Students are expected to be accompanied by a parent or guardian to and from Hakuba. Please contact the HIS Summer School Director if students are required to travel unaccompanied. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
HIS will organise free pick-ups from Hakuba Happo Bus Terminal and JR Hakuba Station.
Please ensure your child has a suitable level of fitness which will enable him/her to fully enjoy the physical nature of some of our activities.
Computers and other devices
Students are encouraged to bring their own laptop or other device for doing research and creating presentations. MacBook Pro will be available for hire for JPY8,000. Please notify us before May 31, 2018 should you plan to hire one.
Please note that parents, guardians and family members are welcome to attend on the final day (Saturday July 14th) to watch the students' presentations. Further details will be provided to those attending the Summer School.
How to Apply
Placements are limited. To avoid your child missing out, please read below and submit an application at your earliest convenience.
1. Click on the link below and fill in the application form. In the form you will be asked to upload a recent photo of your child (no need for a passport photo, a snap photo taken on your mobile phone will do as long as we can see your child's face). If you do not have a photo now, you can send it by e-mail at a later date to email@example.com.
2. Expect to hear from us promptly. We will get back to you to confirm your child's acceptance for the program should he/she be accepted.
3. The place for your child will be secured when the payment of fee is confirmed. Payment should be made by bank transfer by May 31st.
4. Please read through our Conditions of Acceptance, which outlines our expectations of student conduct during the program and our cancellation policy.
Conditions of Acceptance
We expect the parents and guardians of HIS Spring School students to read and accept the following conditions.
We expect students to demonstrate respect for each other, teachers and members of staff so everyone has a positive experience during the program. The HIS School director reserves the right to send home students whose behavior affects the learning and/or well-being of others or themselves. Students are expected to demonstrate care towards the facilities and the local community.
Smoking and drinking are strictly prohibited, therefore the possession of any form of cigarettes, alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated. Boys and girls are not allowed to visit each other's rooms at any time. Students may not leave the facility without permissions of the HIS Summer School director. Students' use of mobile phones may be restricted during the day. They will be permitted to use their mobile phones during their free time in the evenings.
In the event of a cancellation, a refund will be considered only if the cancellation is communicated in writing no later than June 15th. The full fee minus the bank transfer fee will be refunded in case a written notice of cancellation is received before June 15th. There will be no refund after June 15th.
Subject to weather and other conditions, we reserve the right to change any activities specified in the current HIS Summer School program.