We asked Jared, our new ALT (Assistant Language Teacher), a lot of questions. Today, we are going to show some of them.
Q：What is your hobby?
A：I like climbing mountains. I’ve already climbed Mt. Ishizuchi.
Q：What is your favorite Japanese food?
A：I like sushi, because there are a lot of types. I like salmon the best.
Q：Where do you want to go in Japan?
A：I want to go to Osaka.
Q：What made you decide to work as an ALT?
A：I’ve been interested in Japan and Japanese culture, and wanted to change my life. I didn’t study Japanese at my university, but I’m really enjoying leaning Japanese here.
Q：What do you think is attractive about Saijo High School?
A ：I think that many students are interested in English and work hard.
Q：What is your goal through the school life here?
A：I’m trying to teach English in a better way. And, I want to be able to speak Japanese well.
Q：What would you recommend about the U.K. to students?
A：Of course, “Fish and Chips.”
We’ve got to know a lot about him! We had a very good time!!
Good afternoon or Good evening！
Today, we’re introducing about Kyudo, which is similar to archery, but a traditional sport in Japan. There is 8 sections to shot a bow. The process is called “shahouhassetsu (射法八節).” The first section is“ashibumi(足踏み).” This action requires strong body trunks.
The second section is“dozukuri(胴造り)” In this action, we have to concentrate on one thing, and keep our balance.
The third section is “yugamae(弓構え).” This section is the preparation to pull the bow.
The fourth section is “uchiokoshi(打起こし).” This action is pulling up the bow over the head.
These are the first half sections. Next time, we will introduce the latter half.
Kyudo is not so familiar around the world. But, our KYUDO club is so attractive! We want to spread the attraction of KYUDO all over the world. We wish you’ve got interested in KYUDO!
Hello! My name is Jared and I'm the new ALT (Assistant Language Teacher) for Saijo High School. I'm really excited to be teaching English and look forward to working with you all.
Hello, everyone! We are the team L.I.N.C.( Local and International Network Creation )! This year, we mainly update this HP in English, introducing our school days. We’d like to know what you want to know about Saijo High School. Please press the like button and tell us what you like. Thank you for watching and reading!
In Saijo High School, students are encouraged to study spontaneously and collaboratively. We should cherish and preserve this atmosphere.
The Group Matches in 2022 has started. Students and teachers are divided into four groups ( Bujo:red / Hiuchi:blue / Ishizuchi:green / Kojo:yellow). The inauguration ceremony was held in Hiuchi Athletic Stadium. Each student did the best, and enjoyed cheering their group members. The bonds of the groups have become deeper, and will be much deeper.
Students of Saijo High School did their best. Many people were impressed by the efforts of the students. Many clubs have obtained the right to participate in the prefectural tournament. They will continue to strive to advance to the national competition. Please support them, and look forward to their success in the near future!!
Our soccer club broke through the wall. They’ve qualified for the prefectural tournament for the first time in twelve years! Please continue your support!!
Since last year, students in 206 ( who belong to the science and mathematics course ) have had a special class once a week. They learn physics and biology in English. We call it S.E.T. (Science in English on Thursday). In this class, both students and physics or biology teachers, with the help of English teachers, try to use English as much as possible!!
Anaelle has joined her homeroom class, 206. Students are excited to welcome their new classmate. She takes part in a lot of activities here. The experience surely will be beneficial for her and students of Saijo High School!
Anaelle, an exchange student from Germany, has started her new school life here!! All the students and teachers will support her so that her days in Saijo High School will be full of joy and friendship!!
We have a radio program, R.E.T.(Radio English Thursday), every Thursday, during lunch time. Members of E.S.S. ( English Speaking Society ) take turns broadcasting in English, inviting special guests. The first guest of this year is Mr. Nishimaru, a geography teacher. He talked about his hobbies and love for teaching. We hope this program will be a chance for students to be exposed to English, and students and teachers will enjoy it.
We have big and important tournaments called “the General Athletic Meet” this weekend. Students have been practicing hard for it every day. These pictures show how they are practicing. Please support Saijo High School!
Shelley, our ALT, created a new message board. "Easter" is its theme. Come and see it.
The 6th "Forest, Sato, and Sea" Symposium sponsored by Kyoto University and Japan Foundation was held online on Saturday, March 13th.
First year students of the "Senjo Tanada" group made a poster presentation. (Tanada means the terraced rice fields.)
The 17th Japan Physics Conference Jr. Session, which gives junior and senior high school students opportunities to make a presentation about science, was held online on Saturday, March 13th. Students who worked on two research study about physics took part in the meeting.
The following are the topics of their study: The relation between power and frequency with transformer, and The study on the spiral made with the magnetic stirrer.
On February 23rd, students did not have a poster session in order to prevent the infection spread. Instead, all the posters the students made (1st year and 2nd year) are being displayed on the 2nd floor corridor.
On Wednesday, February 17, Saijo High School had a meeting concerning SSH project. The students made a presentation on their research study or the online overseas training.
Third year students in the commercial course had a presentation meeting about their research study. Audience, first and second year students in that course, participated in the meeting online.
On Monday, February 8th, first year students, representative of each class, had a presentation on their pre-research studynusing the posters. They used an app, Zoom. First year students actively participated in the questions and answers session as well.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2nd-year students had a briefing session of their research study. Each of the groups made a presentation on their study they worked on using the poster they made.
On Wednesday, February 3rd, students in the earth science club and first-year students in the international literature and science course took part in the Ehime Super High School Consortium. This event was held online.
Our earth science club members made a presentation about the research on "ripple mark." Participants of our school also had the interaction with the students from other school during the questions and answers session.
On Monday, January 25th, first year students made a presentation in class. They talked about their group research about the topics (e.g. Disaster Prevention, Medicine, Local Economy, and International Affairs) they have learned in Yu-fa-zi. They had a questions and answers' session after each presentation. They evaluated their presentation using "rubric."
On Saturday, January 23rd, 2nd-year students of the stibnite group visited the collection room of minerals at ICHINOKAWA Community Center.
The first grade students had a study tour o the United Kingdom every year so far. This year, however, we adjourned it. It is because of the expanded infection of COVID-19. We have prepared various plans instead. On Friday, January 8th, the studnets had a science study conference online. They had presentations in English to exchange students and teachers from Kyoto University. They made a presentation in English for the first time. Then they seemed to be confused but it was a valuable experience ofor them. We appreciate those from Kyoto university who helped us.
The following are the topic of our presentations;
・Formation of Vortex made by Magnetic Stirrer
・The Improvement of Magnesium Air Battery -- using Chelation of Mg2+
・Making of Vascular Specimens of Pig Kidney8th, the studnerts had a science study conference online.
・Research on Seismic Control System -- Preparation for the Nankai Trough Earthquake
Three students joined "SDGs×high school Youth meeting" online. The organizer was Ehime University Senior High School. It was held on Friday, 25th December. In the first part, they learned about "Efforts of JICA's contribution to SDGs proprtopm: learnt from West Balkan countries." The lecture was made by Kobayashi Hideyo, who is the director of JICA Shikoku.
Students discussed which one of the SDGs goals the activities introduced in the lecture are aiming at respectively. In the second part, they had a presentation with confidence about "the research of emergency rations for peopel who need care in case of a disaster."
SSH Science experience training(Eastern Japan devision) was held online on Friday, December 25th. It was an online visit to NIMS this year. They explained about "Kiankou", which was synthesized in our school．They also told about the institutions where they are studying super heat-resistant alloy or super conduction substance. During the talk, we held a web meeting and at the same time made an experiment with super conduction substance at our school.
We conducted the online training on Tuesday, December 22nd. Five professors from Kyoto University and its related institutions introduced their laboratories and other facilities to us. In addition, those professors and our students had a discussion about the theme "The scenery I want to pass on to the younger generation." It was a meaningful online training experience that helped the students think about how to highten the awareness and spread the activities to build a sustainable society.
The team of "magneshium air battery" of the chemistry club ook part in the online award ceremony and presentation of the prizes of "science shoot" on 19th December. They were selected for the prize winner.
Multi Science --"Deer Group"
For DNA barcording, they conducted the refinement of plusmid DNA on Tuesday, December 22nd. They analyze the contents in the deer's stomach. DNA barcording is technology which identify the biological species by using DNA barcord. What the wild deer ate can be determined by the sequence of the purified DNA.
Students in the English research study group took part in the English class in Tanbara elementary school. They had a Christmas quiz and a pronunciation quiz with the sixth graders on Monday, December 21st. The kids enjoyed using English very much and it was a valuable experience for the high school students in the English group.
Mr. Tamura came to our school to give our students' the lecture about his activities on Friday, December 18th. He is a representative of joint social Sato-Life and director of Ishizuchi Fureai no Sato. He retired from the company he had worked for when he was 24 years old. And then he moved from Tokyo to the mountain area in Saijo. He is working hard to make good use of empty houses. The topic of his talk is "Efforts to revitalize Saijo."
On Thursday, December 17th, we invited Mr. Hirata, Mr. Nakamura and Mr. Ida from Saijo factory of Imabari shipbuilding company and Mr. Iio from Saijo city hall. The purpose of the lecture is to deepen our students' interest and to make the most of the lecture to realize their future goal.
The following are the topics:
"About the work of Imabari Shipbuilding Company"
"To make Saijo the most exciting town in Japan---about the work of city hall"
2nd year students visited Ehime Prefectural University of Health Science in Tove city, and Toshimori Clinic in Saijo city. They heard about infections and how to deal with patients with a fever. This group is researching about the Spanish influenza pandemic. They are donint ther research, thinking that it may be useful for preventing the spread of COVID-19 infection.
The second graders of social studies research group exchanged opinions about disaster prevention with the local administration and the NPO officials. The event of disaster prevention they participated in was held on Sunday, December 13th.
The first year students have been learning about disaster prevention, medical care, economy, international affairs. Also, they have been working on pre-assignments, which includes preparations for the next near's assignment.
The second year students of science coursedid TA cloning of PCR product at Imabari Campus, Okayama Science University. The students of Deer group are working on analytical aietary habit of Jpanese deer. They study what is in their stomachs. On Wednesday, December 2, the students put the product into a collon bacillus. They cultured the collon bacillus on Agar medium containing ampicillin.
On a company tour, the students visited "Itomachi Marche" and its surrounding facilities managed by Ito Project Co. Ltd. on December 1st. This company works on the specialized fields such as city planning, design and architecture for revitalization of Saijo. The students learned such efforts and motivated themselves for their futre carrer selection and its realization.
We invited Mr. Yano, FC Imabari's club leader, gave a lecture on November 17. A lot of students who were working on PE research group took part in the lecture. In this lecture, the lecturer told about the stories of the time when he led a soccer team in the Netherlands. In addition, he told the students about what FC Imabari is wroking on to improve themselves. He said that the team set the long term concrete goals and they are making efforts to realize what they should be. The following are their goals. "We will become the team that is always in the championship tournaments. Our goal is to be the top of ACL." "We produce over 5 players who can play on Japan's national team.
Mr. Kubo, who is an academic director of Ehime Orange Vikings, professional basketball team was invited to the lecture held at our school on Friday, November 13th. The title of his lecture is "Sport Science's theory and practice." The lecture was for the students who work on the PE research team. He told them how to make the most of the sports science theory, how to connect with community and how to revitalize it.
The 34th High School Comprehensive Culture Festival
The presentation of nature and the chemistry department was held on November 4, at Ehime Prefectural Cultural Center. Seven groups of our students passed the first screening joined this contest: two physics groups, two chemistry groups and three earth science groups. The groups of earth science were selected for the Excellent Award and the Encouragement Award.
Assigned resesarch "Senjyo Team" joined the activity of making a bamboo green house on Sunday, November 8th. Since last year, our school has joined terraced paddy field research in Senjyo, which Kyoto University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies is working on Senjyo district, located in the mountains of Saino, has a serious problems with the wild animals. As a cuntermeasure, people decided to make a bamboo green house with the bamboo growing around the area. They polish and cut the bamboo to use it as the framework of the gree house being made little by little, they are all looking forward to its completion.
Mid\term presentation of Multi Science 1 was carried out on Thursday on November 5th. We reported assignments which tecond grade students have worked on so far(the humanities course with 29 works and the science course with 27 works). Many people came from various places such as the university of Ehime, that of Matsuyama, the comprehensive education center, the synthetic science museum, the college of technology of Niihama, Saijo city hall, some junior high schools and high schools. They came to advise Saijo high school students.
On Tuesday, November 3rd, the finals of the contest sponsored by Oita Uiversity was held online. Two research studies conducted by our high school students had been selected among the ten finalists groups. Also, Saijo high school won the cooperation prize because of many reports of research applied to the contest.
The following are the topics of research study of the two winners:
"AI---Robots and Hospitals---"
"The experiments to grow Nori, or a kind of seaweed, using Uchinuki underground water"
One of the groups of commercial course is working on the research of Ihinokawa mine. They are now making a movie to show the attractions of the mine.
On Thursday, October 29th, 1st year students had the guidance for their pre-research study. They are going to work on the subjects they are interested in bassed on the lectures they have ever had on "Disaster Prevention", "Medicine", "Economy" and "International Affiars."
On Monday, October 26th, 1st year students had the activity of Yu-fa-zi. Seven groups, each of which was the class representative, made their presentations.
The following are their topics:
"Nature tour in Saijo--Let visitors feel rich local nature---
"The way to support foreign residents and its effects"
"How to revitalize Saijo as a measure to increase the number of people who come back to their hometown Saijo"
"For realizing a society where residents with multicultural backgrounds can live in harmony"
"How can foreig and Japanese residents live in harmony?"
"Let's enjoy traditional dress & food!"
"Let's Quiz---to have a better understanding of other cultures."
On Sunday, October 25th, our freshman took part in the contest sponsored by the Rotary Club of Matsuyama East. She confidently gave a speech about "My dream" and got the third prize.
On October 20th, Tuesday, second grade students of science course took part in the preliminary of the "Omoshiro" or intresting science contest for high school students, which is a writing competition to check knowledge of math, information, and science.
The second year students took part in a presentation skill up seminar on Friday, October 16th. We invited Mr Hideki MAruo from Ehime Prefectural Science Museum, Arts and Science Division. It was for the students of the science course. We asked him to talk about how to make a hypothesis and poster composition. We also invited Ms. Azusa Iguchi from Ehime University, Faculty of Social Co-creation Department of Regional Resource Management. It was for the students of the Humanities course. We asked her to talk about how to organize research, utilize data and make appropriate slides.
On Thursday, October 15th, the special lecture was held. The lectureres were Mr. Osuga Kazuhito, president of TOYO-JIN, and prof. Orita Akihiro from Okayama University of Science.
Their topics were "Finding attractions of Saijo and how to make use of them" and "Development of drugs: Poison or Drug---What!? Is the medicine made from deadly poison?" respectively.