St. Michael's International School

Summer School — General Information


Summer School 2019 Information


St. Michael’s International Summer School’s goal is to provide a safe place where children can work, learn, and grow while maintaining a safe, caring and creative environment. It will provide an appropriate balance of academic and creative hands-on activities through which children can develop, socially, emotionally and academically.

Summer School staff will consist of qualified and experienced St. Michael’s International School Teachers, Teacher Assistants and in some instances contracted Staff. The programme will be led by Henry Camell, the year Two Class teacher.  
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Summer school will run from:
• July 1st– July 26th  2019      • Monday – Friday 9:00 – 15:00
Four Weeks ……………….¥120,000 (weekly rate = ¥30,000)
Three Weeks………………¥100,000 (weekly rate = ¥33.333)
Two Weeks………………..¥75,000 (weekly rate = ¥37,500)
One Week………………....¥45,000
If not a current SMIS enrolled students, you will be charged an additional fee of ¥2000 for insurance.
Age Ranges
Our Summer School aims to cater for children in the following age ranges:


*We require that all children entering the Early Years Class are toilet trained.
Lessons and Activities
The majority of the learning will be based upon topics from our International Primary Curriculum ( and will involve using the following skills:
  • Reading/Creative writing/phonics
  • Language development/vocabulary
  • Applying Numeracy skills to solve problems
  • Practical Science Exploration
  • Art/design/crafts
  • Physical Education/ Water-based activities
  • Information Communication Technology
There will also be some daily coverage of Numeracy and Literacy skills, and a weekly field trip.
The Early Years and Lower School (Aged up to 7) will enjoy water fun in our pools set up on the roof, where shade can be provided when needed. Children aged from 6 and above will have a swimming programme at Kobe Club pool twice a week. This programme will focus on water safety fundamentals and stroke development and will be run in conjunction with Linkworks swimming instructors.
General Information
School starts at 09:00 and finishes at 15:00. If arriving late, leaving early, or absent, please make sure to call the office in advance, or on the morning between 08:45 and 09:15.
Classes will be met in the playground by their teachers and then taken inside, except for the Early Years class who may go directly into the classroom at 09:00. Please stay with your child in the playground until the teacher collects them.
Children will be released on the playground at 15:00 every day. Those aged 8 - 11 can travel to and from school unsupervised if written parental permission is given. All other children need to be collected by a specified adult. Please inform the teacher in the morning if you have made special arrangements for your child to be picked up by someone else at the end of the day. The school must be cleared by 15:20 each day as the school gates are locked
Snack Time / Lunch Time
Children are expected to bring their own snack and lunch to school, as Nansui Kitchen will not operate during the Summer School. Please pack a healthy mid-morning snack, lunch and a drink, it is essential that children have plenty of water to drink so a personal water bottle is needed.
What to Wear
Children should wear casual, light summer clothes and light shoes. No indoor shoes are needed.
Nursery, Reception and Year One children should bring a blanket for quiet/nap time. They should also bring a change of clothes that can be kept at the school until needed.  Please write their name on all items of clothing.
Every Monday, please send labeled swimwear, towel and beach footwear such as flip-flops, sandals or Crocs. Goggles are optional.  The swimwear and towel will be dried at the school throughout the week and will be returned on Friday to be washed.
Lost and Found Items
Please make sure you write your children's names on their personal belongings. At the end of Summer School we will display any lost and found items. Please understand that any leftover items not claimed will be disposed of.
Please use the car parks in the vicinity of the school. It is illegal to park on Tor Road. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Typhoons/ Earthquakes
In case there is typhoon activity in Kobe, St. Michael’s has the following procedures for emergencies:
Two warnings are in use:
i. Chui Ho: School as usual. Parents must use their own discretion in deciding whether or not to keep their child at home, especially for those who travel from some distance away.
 ii. Kei Ho: If this warning continues until 07:00  there will be no school and all parents will be emailed at 07:00 indicating this. If there is a Kei-Ho in your area but not in Chuo-ku Kobe, please use your judgment as you will need to be able to pick your child up after school. Please keep an eye on the Weather Warnings page which is linked under our Community Page.
If the Kei Ho is announced during school hours, students will be kept at school until collected by parents. If in doubt, please telephone the school office after 08:30.
In the event of communication/transportation problems arising from major tremors/earthquakes, students will be kept in school or at the evacuation location until collected by parents. In the unlikely event of an overnight stay being necessary, staff will remain with the students.
In the event of an emergency, our evacuation location is located at the Tor Shimin Park.
Terms and Conditions
I. Summer school tuition:
• We ask that you make any cancellations two weeks prior to the beginning of the St. Michael’s International Summer School so as not to incur any cancellation costs.
• Canceling one week prior to the start of the first week of Summer School: 80% refund of tuition fees.
• Canceling three days or less prior to the start of the first week: 50% refund of tuition fees.
• Canceling during a week already registered for: No refund of tuition fees for such week(s).

II. Typhoon, earthquake, or other Natural causes:

• No refund for any summer-school-related fees in the case of cancellation of school and/or of activities due to typhoon, earthquake, or other extreme events beyond the control of the school and its staff.

III. Rights of the school:

• St. Michael’s International Summer School reserves the right to reject the application —even after the start of summer school— of any student who is unable to function at an age-appropriate level in the English language, and/or whose behavior is consistently inappropriate. This includes those children entering the Early Years class who are not toilet trained. After a written warning to the family, any student who is asked to leave the summer school programme based on circumstances covered in the aforementioned will receive a full tuition refund for any week(s) he/she is enrolled in that follow the week in which he/she is asked to leave. There will be no tuition refund for the week in which he/she is asked to leave.








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