Learn Today, Shine Tommorow
Hello everyone! I’m the Orange Ducklings Teacher. The little kids are so cute and they enjoy learning English everyday at school! I have so much fun teaching and seeing the kids’ big smiles. Why don’t you join us?
Hi, I’m the Orange Ducklings teacher!!
I always have fun spending time with my students. Let’s have fun together!!
My name is Sisi from the beautiful Kingdom of Tonga and I am the Hatchlings teacher. I am a mother of 2 who loves singing and dancing. I enjoy teaching and watching my students grow physically, socially and intellectually.
Hi, I’m Kayo, Yellow Ducklings teachers. I love the kids very much because they are so cute!!!!
Hi! My name is Steve and i am from England. I have two children and i have been living in Japan for five years. I love teaching students at KIPS and we have so much fun together whilst learning English.
Hi I’m Asami and I enjoy working here at KIPS. We have fun everyday and I love seeing our students grow. I am also a chocoholic!
My name is Ayu and I work here in the office. I love seeing the happy smiling faces of our students every day! I enjoy traveling in my free time.
My name is Sawa and I have been working at KIPS since April. I have two children who are aged 6 years and two years old. I really enjoy teaching as one of the members at KIPS.
Let’s have fun together!
Hi! I teach Parrots class and they are always active and full of life. We have fun everyday. Come and join us!
Hello I’m Maya. I enjoy working here at KIPS with the teachers, students and parents to make it a great school! My hobbies are yoga and bouldering.
I am Karen and I help to look after the students. They are all very cute and funny.
I’m Keiko. I enjoy playing with all the students and making sure they are safe and happy.
Hello I’m Miki. I help support all classes and work in the Office too. The students are funny and cute and we enjoy playing together.
Hello! This year I am the Eaglets teacher. I have also taught Ducklings. I love playing with my students and making them laugh!
Hi! I teach Hatchlings class and I always look forward to the beginning of a new day with our kids. I love singing nursery rhymes and dancing goofily just to put a smile of someone’s face.
Children learn most of their first language by interacting with their parents and siblings. There is a clear reason for communicating, and the context is always real and meaningful. From a language acquisition perspective, having other children who speak the target language is a valuable element to encourage rapid learning. We strive constantly to help our students help each other to build a community of English speakers. To achieve this, every class is taught by a native English teacher, so your child will be exposed to and exclusively taught in a native English environment.
Informed by the best language teaching methodologies and linguistic research, our teachers select appropriate techniques for each group based on the particular needs and learning styles of their students. A basic premise of our education philosophy is that all children carry within themselves the person they will become. We believe that children have unique aptitudes, interests and learning styles, which we value and work to help emerge and flourish. To fully capitalize on each child’s uniqueness, our classes are taught by a team (made up of a native English speaking teacher and a bilingual native Japanese teacher), who work that works together to meet the emotional, social, intellectual, and physical needs of each student.
Language is constructed through an array of increasingly complex systems. The most basic skill required to learn these is to be able to recognize the fundamental sound units (phonemes) of the target language. The Roman (English) alphabet has many rules that dictate how a letter or groups of letters are pronounced. For example, the same letter can be pronounced in different ways depending on the word, i.e. the letter “a” in “cat,” “cake” and “caught,” and through varied approaches to learning phonics, our students will be given the possible chance to master the English language.
DOLCH SIGHT WORDS
Phonics is a very powerful tool for shortening the time it takes for children to learn how to read, however this is only the beginning. At KIPS, we also teach our students to read by teaching the Dolch Sight Words. The most commonly used words in English are referred to as “sight words” and many are difficult to read phonetically. For example, the word “the” is not only difficult to sound out, it is also challenging for children to visually imagine it. By mastering and being able to automatically recognise words “on sight,” children will discover that reading can be exciting and confidence building.
TOTAL PHYSICAL RESPONSE
Research has shown that most people – especially children – learn and remember information better if they use several senses e.g. reading aloud versus reading silently. Being able to physically act out and engage several different senses simultaneously makes the learning process more interesting and thus, more retainable. This teaching method is called Total Physical Response (TPR). Children can concentrate for longer when they fix their attention on specific, purposeful tasks performed with their whole body such as games, puzzles, cooking, science projects, and crafts. Through such tangible, stimulating and task-based activities, our young learners are able to make many new discoveries.
LEARNING ABOUT NATURE
Our school is committed to ensuring its students have as many opportunities as possible to immerse themselves in nature so they can discover and learn from these experiences. In addition to weekly trips to the nearby park, students take part in Marathon and Nature days, egg hunts at the local temple, a weekly Running Program, field trips, water fights and pool play in the summer and a snow hill trip in the winter.