November 25th, 2015

Good job on English Speech Contests!

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   This year, 2nd grades showed a great effort on English Speech Contests! Each attended several contests, and made a good resolution! English speech is done in 4~5 minutes, memorizing the context because the speech must be done without notes, and also the emotion of the speaker about the topic is important. So, not only the pronunciation of English but “delivery”, communicative performance or how speaker send the message, is greatly valued.
   Student’s English delivery is growing up and more, since our SGH project has begun, which is our delight.
   Congratulation to the awarded students!


From left is
Ms. Yuka Nakamura (Highest Award of 9th High School English Speech Contest Ehime Block (Going to attend same Contest’s Shikoku Block))
Ms. Kana Miyamoto (Award of 32nd Nearby Prefecture’s High School English Speech Contest by Takamatsu University)
Mr. Genki Okumura (Award of 14th High School English Speech Contest by Matsuyama Rotary Club)
Mr. Tomoya Hirata (Incentive Award of 14th High School English Speech Contest by Matsuyama Rotary Club)
Mr. Christer Justad Krane (Special Award of Foreign students Japanese Speech Contest in Ehime 2015)


November 17th, 2015

A letter from Germany NO.6

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   “Now the Germany field trip, mainly to learn about environment, traffic and energy policy, is over. We learned a lot which cannot feel from books and printed words. We will express what we experienced to the research activity. We would like to thank Mr. Daimon (living in Freiburg who born in Matsuyama), Mr. Ide (alumnus, student of Osaka University School of Foreign Studies), Ms. Nagasaka (born in Oozu, learning in Freiburg University), Matsuyama City office, and Freiburg City. It was with many help that we could have this fieldwork, as part of our SGH program “Educating worldwide personnel by the power of ALL EHIME”. We greatly appreciate every person whom involved.”


November 15th, 2015

A letter from Germany NO.5

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   “Today is the last day of our Germany field trip. We met with Ms. Nagasaka, who is a student of Matsuyama University now studying in Freiburg University, and went together to an area called “Quartier Vauban”, a sustainable model district. This area was formed in to the Freiburg City on 1991, after French army has evacuated, and many passive houses were built. (“Passive House is a building standard that is truly energy efficient, comfortable and affordable at the same time.” Definition refers to the HP of Passive house Institute.) In this area, about 5,200 people (2,600 families) are living in the average age of 28 years old, very young. We were amazed with the silence of tram. Because there were grasses planted under the rail ways to decrease the sound of tram, compared to other tram in the city tram it was quiet.
   After visiting Vauban district, we walked some places to learn about the history of Freiburg. Feeling the vitality of people in the morning market, we were visiting Freiburg Munster again. We also walked on the hill where the whole city can be seen; we found a lot of things that explains the “Green City”. In the end we visited the Museum of National History. By looking at the statues of the Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, we were able to feel in touch with the Christian culture of the Middle Ages. The most impressive thing was the sound of pipe organ which was played for the victims of Paris attacks. It was beautiful and solemn, with warmth like Virgin Mary.
   We will be saying good bye to Freiburg tomorrow morning, and will be in Matsuyama on 16th at night.”


A letter from Germany NO.4

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   “We are now on the third day of Germany field work. In the morning, we visited Waldhauses, a passive house build in 2008 as a main place for forest education. About 30,000 people visit this place from all over the world in a year. We learned in this house that as a result of forest education in Freiburg, the number of wolves have been back, which thought to be extinct, and also learned that mushrooms had worked an important role in forest preservation.
In the afternoon, we went to Eco station. This center was built in 1985, as a place to learn and research about environmental protection, animals, insects, and plants. Surprisingly, this place is used as a party room of weddings and others too. We collected some living things from pond and watched many kinds of herbs. We also listened a story about food problem. The message was very impressive and made us think deeply. “Since human beings put high priority on efficiency when developing, many foods extinct. But in the dead species, there might have been a food which has an ability to endure global warming” or “preventing diversity is a best way to keep environment stabilize””


Communication event with Ms. Wadhwa, Ambassador of India

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   8 members of 1st grade, a research group of “History of exchange in Japan an South Asia” (teacher is Mr. Shinya Ishizaka) participated at the networking event for Ms. Smt. Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa, Ambassador of India in Ehime University, held in Oct. 29th. Ms. Wadhwa has worked in ILO (International Labor Organization) and also worked as Ambassador in Sweden and Latvia, appealed in Sally, a national costume of India.
In the event, Ms. Wadhwa explained slowly and earnestly in English about India, especially history, economic, religious belief, wars, and connection between Japan, which was asked from students. It was difficult for some of us to understand everything directly, (don’t worry, Mr. Tozawa, general manager of the Japan-India Friendship Association translated everything in Japanese, so students understand well) her story was very easy to understand, and very interesting. Students also enjoyed Indian tea, Spiced tea. In the end, we asked for some recommendable books about India and authors of India, than she replied that she will send us some books to our school! (Thank you very much to Ms. Wadhwa, we received box full of books! For students, please check them in SG corner of Library! There are poems of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, an introduction of Rabindranath Tagore, the first Nobel Prize winner in Asia, and others!)
For students, not only the story from Ms. Wadhwa but hearing university professors and students talking in English looked surprising for them. We would like to keep on learning.


November 13th, 2015

A letter from Germany NO.3

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   “In the afternoon, we had some lecture about transformation policy of Freiburg at Freiburg Central Station, and looked around the station. First we visited a bridge where almost 10,000 bicycles use in a day. This bridge had an enough width for bicycles to go, which amazed us along with the amount of bicycles, but more over, we felt some fear with the speed of the bicycles, which was too fast. Inside the station, bus stop and platform was very near, as well as the platform of Express and city train, only a minute to take. How convenient it is made! Surprisingly, there was no ticket gate.
   After the station, we visited a school called “Richard-Fehrenbach-Gewerbeschule” which is a high school for learning skills for special work. We took time to exchange comments about the solar energy which the school is focusing on. They are researching and developing a method to use only green power, without chemical things and Freon gas, to use air conditioner in summer. They showed some tools to explain the method they are studying. Tomorrow will be a visit to Waldhauses and Eco station.”


A letter from Germany NO.2

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   “I would like to introduce our first half of 2nd day’s schedule. We visited Freiburg city office, listened to an introduction of “The environmental policy of Freiburg City”, and had some discussion about it. In the introduction, we learned that the city started to work on the environment since 1970s, and how it was developed to today’s city, now famous as a “Green City”. We felt that the city’s policy, especially the bicycle policy, made a big effect on Matsuyama city and Ehime’s bicycle policy. We appreciate to the representative, who was so busy because of arrival of Fukushima City Mayor on the same day, but attended us very earnestly. Then we checked the Matsuyama City Symbol written in front of City office on the ground, and we walked to the morning market near the Freiburg Munster. We were impressed with the beautiful structure of Freiburg Munster which shows both Romanesque and Gothic style. And we were also impressed with its busy morning market, people walking in a bright-eyed faces.”


November 12th, 2015

A letter from Germany NO.1

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   “Japan time on Thursday at 23:40, we safely arrived at Frankfort Airport. Then we switched to Inter City Express, the Express train of Germany, and moved toward Freiburg. 5 hours after we entered Germany, we checked in to a hotel which we reserved. During on the ICE, the sight from the window was all dark compared to those in Japan, which reminded us of its environmental policy. Although, we heard that due to worsening security related to refugee issue, cities need to increase street lump instead of keeping the environmental policy. To solve such kind of social problems caused by globalized world, we would like to learn a lot from this field trip.”

November 11th, 2015

Heading to Germany for field trip

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   Today, 5 students from the members of 2nd grade SG course, headed to Germany for field trip. Yesterday they had some words from our principal which encouraged them to learn well. And today, early in the morning, they all gathered at Matsuyama Air Port, and headed to Germany. They will stay in Freiburg City mainly, visit city office, eco station, high school, areas to support environmental policy of the city, and others, to learn about environment, transformation, and energy policy of Freiburg. In this web site, we are going to show all of their activities so wait and see!


November 10th, 2015

Studying English in Ehime University

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   10 students of 2nd grade SG course members are participating to the open class of English in Ehime University. This class is open to high school students of SGH (Super Global High School) or SSH (Super Science High School) in Matsuyama city, which is Matsuyama Minami High School and our school. In the class, also the students of Ehime University Senior High School join.
   The lesson is done by a native teacher using a text book which also the university freshmen use, to develop 4 skills (listen, talk, read, and write) in a good balance. The class was on a very bright note, and every student looked very happy.
   At the end of this class, students are going to challenge TOEIC Bridge.


November 9th, 2015

CLIL in Japanese

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   Haiku poet is a very well known culture of Japan in the world, mainly spread from Matsuyama. (Shiki Masaoka who was born in Matsuyama established the method of Haiku) In this term, we will study both the Japanese Haiku(“俳句”) and English Haiku (“Haiku”) in the Japanese class. Some students did a small competition in Meikyo-kan. Looking at the haiku made by students, maybe the English Haiku more cultural than Japanese Haiku …? This is a good example to see both ways, local to global and global to local.


November 6th, 2015

CLIL in Chemistry

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   On Nov. 4th, 1st grade had a CLIL in Chemistry lesson. We welcomed Ms. Michaela (ALT) and Mr. Otsuka (Chemistry teacher), to do an experiment of neutralization titration. CLIL is a lesson (except English lesson) done in English, to develop not only the English skill but gain new knowledge and understand deeply. (For further information, check CLIL page.) Such class is increasing in University these days. It was very new to see and hear only English in the science laboratory.

   As for the CLIL in this term, 1st grade will be doing in Chemistry and Japanese, 2nd grade will be doing in World History and Physics.


November 5th, 2015

A class about Infectious disease especially for passengers

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   We had a class titled “Infectious disease especially for passengers” toward the members of SG course in 2nd grade. Students visited Nanka Kinen Hall in Ehime University, to hear from Ms Aki Kato, a doctor of Health Services Center in Ehime University. She introduced several diseases to be careful with, how to prevent them, and taught the importance of vaccination. There were several students who are planning to go to Germany or Uganda, so they were listening very carefully.


November 1st, 2015

Go Global, Work Abroad

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   The 3rd Ehime University Reform Symposium “Go Global, Work Abroad” was held in Ehime University, and 16 students from our 2nd grade SG course members joined to the symposium. In this symposium, Mr. Tomio Noguchi, who is the chairman of Uwajimaya Co. known as a most developed Japanese grocery store in the USA, taught about a story how his family moved from Ehime, began business, overcome many troubles and succeeded. Also we watched a video letter from Mr. Kihei Otani, who is the president of South California Ehime Kenjinkai (families from Ehime) who also supported our students’ school trip to Los Angeles held on this May. In the message, he told the importance of the experience of the abroad which you felt with your own eyes and ears, and encouraged the 100 students who visited Los Angeles this May.
   In the symposium, many debates and advices were made from global businessman and global officers from Ehime and other city governments. The advice from Mr. Hayashi, a CEO of Miura Co. who supported our school’s field trip in Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, and China, was especially stimulating.
   The symposium ended up as a successful meeting, with having high school students from Uwajima Minami and Matsuyama Higashi questioning which pulled out many advises and ideas from a multilateral perspective.
   We appreciate Prof. Tsuchiya and other staff members of Ehime University Institute for International Relations, who gave our students a chance to attend this symposium.


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