A Brief Introduction of Funabashi Keimei High School

School Name:@ Funabashi Keimei High School, Chiba Prefecture
Principal: Seiich Watanabe
Address: 333 Asahi-cho, Funabashi-city, Chiba Prefecture 273-0041, Japan
Phone: +81-47-438-8428
Fax: +81-47-438-4933
E-mail address: f.keimei-h@chiba-c.ed.jp
Homepage: http://www.chiba-c.ed.jp/f.keimei-h/

Current Course and Number of Classes:
Each class contains about 40 students

Classes   1st year 2nd year  3rd year Total
General course ‚W ‚W ‚W ‚Q‚S
 As of 2012

Staff and Students (2011):
@1 principal, 2 vice principals
@73 teachers including 2 part-time teachers
@1 assistant language teacher from New Zealand
@955 students from about 100 junior high schools are enrolled.

@Funabashi Keimei High School was newly founded by uniting two schools,
@Funabashi Nishi High School and Funabashi Asahi High School in April of 2011.@
@Keimei is the old name for Venus in Japanese.

School Mission Statement:
1) School Motto
@Letfs achieve through healthy competition.
@ุแ๖‘๔– sessa takuma: a Japanese idiomatic expression made up of four Chinese characters

2) Educational Goals
@In accordance with the Fundamentals of Education Act and School Education
@Law, we have established the following educational goals:

‡@We aim to develop the students who try to raise their own potentials and try to show a
@ positive attitude towards learning everything.

‡AWe aim to train the students who try to actively participate in homeroom class activities,
@ student council activities, and club activities as well as school events without neglecting
@ their studies.

‡BWe aim to foster the students who are careful about their words and actions and are
@ considerate of others.

3) Students Expectations
‡@Using an individualized curriculum, we expect students to be motivated to learn independently
@ and to broaden their horizons.

‡ABy placing emphasis on fundamental skills and basic knowledge, we expect students to gain
@ a zest for living and to establish their own goals for the future.

‡BWe expect students to develop their independent spirit and to have respect for discipline
@and proper manners, to demonstrate this in their attitude and behavior.

‡CBy conducting study activities, club activities, and school events to give students an
@opportunity to improve their individual strengths, we expect students to brush up
@their sense of humanity.

‡DBy joining community activities and working together, we expect students to
@make positive contributions to society.

4) Goal of the general course
@The goal of the general course is to encourage the study of a broad range of subjects and
@facilitate independent thought and learning so that students can become active members of
@todayfs information-oriented society.

School Data (2012)
1) School events

 April  Entrance ceremony, Health check
 May 1st periodic examination,
Ball sports day, Career guidance, PTA meeting,
Assembly by student council
 June Open class month, Career guidance, Interview with parents,
Student teaching, Lecture meeting
Observing college & university life for the second graders
 July Summer holidays, Observing school life for prospective students of junior high ‡T
Summer holidays (from mid-July),
 August Summer holiday
Observing school life for prospective students from junior high schools ‡T
 September School Festival, Evacuation drill,
Closing ceremony of the first term
 October Opening ceremony of the second term,
Observing school life for prospective students from junior high schools ‡U,
SportsDay,3rd periodic examination,
 November School excursion to Okinawa (4days), Open class month,
Lecture meeting, Career guidance & vocational education,
 December 4th periodic examination, International understanding & Cross-cultural Talk,
Observing school life for prospective students of junior high ‡V
Winter holidays (from the last week)
 January The National Center for University Entrance Examinations,
5th periodic examination for third graders,
Career guidance
 February Entrance examination ‡T, Entrance examination ‡U
 March Graduation ceremony,
5th periodic examination
Closing ceremony of the second term

2) Club activities (more than‚V‚T“ of the students belong to clubs)

Sports clubs baseball, softball, track & field, basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, table tennis, badminton, handball, kendo, judo, kyudo (Japanese archery), mountain climbing, Chinese martial arts
Cultural clubs brass band, chorus, drama, guitar, fine art, tea ceremony, shodo (Japanese calligraphy), earth science, computer, dance, manga(Japanese comic books & animation), cooking, special event volunteering, biology, English club