Now entering its tenth year, the Nagoya International School (NIS) Summer Program has built a reputation for fun and learning, centered around five key C’s: Creativity, Collaboration, Cognition, Culture and the Cardiovascular. Each year in increasing numbers, elementary-aged students from NIS join with English speaking children from overseas and around Nagoya to engage in a program that pushes personal boundaries in the best possible way.
The five C philosophy taps into young students’ predisposition for play – exploring, negotiating meaning in authentic contexts, interacting and learning with others, and creating. After all, it is summer, and there is no better way to find inspiration and learn than through purposeful play.
Students are placed in age-based groups with experienced NIS staff and NIS high school student leaders to engage in a daily rotation of activities with names like Warli Art, Drone Drivers, Get your move on!, Storybook Creation and Space. This culminates with a sharing session with parents at the end of each week-long session.
Each day begins at 9:00 am with warm-up activities. There is plenty of time allocated after lunch and between class periods to form friendships and play on the NIS playground and field, in addition to daily water play. The Summer Program finishes at 3:00 pm each day.
There are two five-day sessions in 2019:
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
The application deadline for both sessions is June 28. Applicants must be between 4 -12 years of age and meet NIS’s English language requirements.
The fee is ¥35,000 per student per session.
Bento lunch can be ordered or brought from home.
Each student is provided with the popular NIS Summer Program T-shirt.