Tattooing is the most misunderstood art form in Japan today. Looked down upon for centuries and rarely discussed in social circles, people with tattoos are outcasts in this country, banned from most public spaces such as beaches, bathhouses, and even gyms. Tattoos have an extensive history in Japan, and to truly understand the stigma behind them it is essential to be aware of their significance. The first records of tattoos...Read More
We are excited to be in a position where we are able to communicate to you the locations that the school will be studying and living in for the 2013-2014 school year. The 2013-2014 school year will be divided into two terms, as was the case this year, and once again we will be requiring our students to join us in an intersession when they will engage in very different activities and pursuits. So where will we be?
The first term will see the school traveling to India. This amazing sub-continent has a rich history and wonderful cultural stories that will provide an exciting setting for our place-based learning opportunities. We are currently finalizing the partnership with our host school, and as soon as we have done so we will include a link to the school so as to share some valuable insights about where we will be living and learning.
The second term will also provide an incredible site for our continuing studies: Hiroshima in Japan. The Hiroshima International School will be our partner school and you can visit their website here. Japan will also prove to be an exhilarating location with abundant cultural, historical and economic resources to form the basis for our inquiry-based curriculum. One thing that is apparent immediately is the symbol of peace that Hiroshima is using, the crane, which of course played such an important piece of our learning while we were in Bhutan.
The intersession will be in Tanzania, and our immediate base will be in the International School Moshi. Please check out their website. Our plan is that in cooperation with the IS Moshi Visiting Schools Programme, we will be engaged in community service activities as well as the wonderful local extensive Outdoor Pursuits Programme, which is designed to provide students with opportunities to face the challenge ￼of a demanding range of outdoor activities in the superb environment centred on Mt. ￼Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru.
We are very excited about all of the incredible opportunities on the horizon and look forward to sharing them with you.
Head of School