KOBILS Annual Schedule 2017-18: All Programs


KOBILS 2017-18 calendar; check out our term dates, events and special activities.

4.10 (Mon)   K1 (nen-sho) orientation
4.11 (Tue)   First day of school year, all grades/Gakudo/Upper School
4.23 (Sun)   Easter Party
4.29 (Sat) Public Holiday; Saturday School open
5.1 – 5.7    Golden Week holiday; school closed
5.28 (Sun)   Family Fun day: Charity Sponsored Walk/Fun Run, whole school
6.06 (Tue)   Open Classroom, elementary school
June / July  Parent classroom visits, kindy
6.12 – 6.16  International Week
6.15 (Thu)   Mini Field Trips, kindy / elementary
7.13 (Thu)   Shioya Pool Day, kindy
7.15 (Sat)   Upper School/ Elementary Fun Day
7.21 (Fri) Last day of term, Kindy/Elementary School/Gakudo
7.22 (Sat)   Last day of term, Upper School
7.26 – 8.9   Summer School, Kindy/Elem/Upper; afterschool daycare available
8.10 – 8.18  Obon holidays, school closed
8.21 – 8.31  Daycare available, Mon-Fri

8.31 (Thu)      First day of term, Upper School
9.1 (Fri)       First day of term, Kindy/Elementary/Gakudo
9.11 – 9.15   Literacy Week
9.18 (Mon)      Public Holiday, Open Day/settsumeikai: Kindergarten/Elementary
9.22 (Fri)      Grandparents Day, Kindergarten
9.23 (Sat)   Public Holiday, Saturday School open
9.25 (Mon)      Grandparents Day, Elementary School
9.26 – 9.28     Awaji Camping Trip (Elementary, 2 nights)
9.29 (Fri)      Kindergarten sleepover
10.9 (Mon)      Sports Day, Kindergarten/Elementary/Hoikuen
10.10 (Tues) Day off for Sports Day, Elementary/Kindy
10.26 – 10.27   End of semester: Kindy/Elem parent-teacher meetings, K/Elem closed
10.28 (Sat)     Halloween Party
11.4 (Sat)      Upper School/Elementary Fun Day
11.6 – 11.10    Nature Week
11.9 (Thu)      Kindy Park Day/Elementary Hiking
11.23 (Thu) Public Holiday, Upper School open
12.13 (Wed)    Mini concert/show/Christmas lunch, elementary
12.14 (Thu)     Kindergarten Christmas Party
12.15 (Fri)     Last day of term Kindy/Elementary/Gakudo
12.16 (Sat)     Last day of term, Upper / Christmas Party Upper School / Elementary
12.18 – 12.22  Daycare available, Mon-Fri
12.23 – 1.3     Christmas/New Year holiday, school closed
1.4 – 1.5       Daycare available

1.9 (Tue)       First day after holidays, Kindy/Elem/Gakudo
2.17 (Sat)      Fun Day/Performance Day, Upper School/Elementary
2.19 – 2.23     Science Week
2.26 (Mon)    Parent/Teacher Meeting, elementary, elementary closed
3.7 (Wed)       Open Classroom, Elementary
3.19 (Mon)      Kindy graduation
3.20 (Tue)      Kindy trip/preschool graduation / last day at school, elementary
3.21 (Wed)      Public Holiday, Upper School classes open
3.22    (Thu)   Elementary school trip / Last day Elem, Gakudo
3.24    (Sat)   Last day of term, Upper school
3.26 – 4.6      Daycare available, Mon-Fri

Notes: School is closed on public holidays unless noted. Schedule subject to change.


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Disabled Access

One of our goals at KOBILS is to make our learning accessible to all. We are therefore very excited to have been able to adapt our building so that almost all facilities are accessible to wheelchair users. An elevator allows access to all three floors and widened doors and a specially adapted toilet means that our facilities should be usable by those with a range of mobility challenges. Come by and See!

New grassy playground

There is a lot of new building excitement here at KOBILS, especially as we have just opened our playground! We love seeing the kids having fun and testing their limits, and our jungle gym has plenty of scope for that. Our beautiful grassy playground and slope is great for sitting on, playing tag or rolling down the hill. We are also very happy to open our facilities to our neighborhood kids when school is out. Come on over and play!

New apps for Saturday School

Three apps are up and running for Saturday School! Saturday children are using iPads both at school and home. Kids have an entire online library of books they can dig into and a wide variety of interactive games to help them with spelling. As always, we want there to be lots of learning and lots of fun, so now they can enjoy learning wherever they go!