OVERVIEW

 

Miura Rinkai High school is a public school south of Tokyo in Kanagawa prefecture, Japan. In 2004, two public schools (Hasse high school and Misaki high school) were combined incorporating a new school system. Our school is built on a credit system, which is unusual in most Japanese schools. While many traditional schools in Japan have homeroom classes with the students taking the same lessons with the same classmates, the credit system at Miura Rinkai allows each student to design his or her schedule based on graduation requirements and credits, much similar to universities.

 

 

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

 

Our school has two semesters (The first being from April to September and the second from October to March.) We have a cafeteria, locker room, 2 computer rooms, 2 CALL (Computer Aided Language Learning) rooms, and 4 study halls. Classes include required courses and a wide range of electives. One class is 90 minutes each. Students are issued ID cards which teachers take attendance with. One homeroom (HR) teacher has 30 students in his or her class for 3 years. We will have uniforms next year.

 

Students can also decide on school trips based on their preferences. Students can choose from several courses provided each year to various locations such as Okinawa and Kansai. At the school festival, students voluntarily form groups to present their proposals and activities.This differs from a typical Japanese school where the HR class called “kumi” decides what they do for the school festival and field trips.

 

In addition, our school has several student committees including The Student Council, Volunteer Committee, Newspaper Committee, The International Friendship Committee (To help facilitate for exchange students from abroad) and various other subjects that hold meaning or interest to the students.

 

 

 

UNIQUE CLASSES (Original Curriculum)

 

<Environmental Studies>

Environmental Issues, Miura Peninsula Nature Studies

 

<Regional Studies: Miura Peninsula>

Local Literature, Local History, Marine Sports, Traditional Art (Learning traditional Japanese culture and instruments)

 

<Health Studies>

Human Anatomy, Nutrition, Child Education, Child Education Field Work, Human Health Studies, Social Welfare Communication, Golf

 

<Science>

Science Experiments, Fabric Dying Techniques, Sports Science, Mathematic Topics with Numbers

 

<Information Technologies>

Microsoft Office, Programming, Web Design

 

<International Studies>

Culture Studies, Global Studies Through English News, Current Affairs, Active English (Cultural and specific aspects of the English language), Practical English (For students preparing for the EIKEN* exam), Chinese, French

* EIKEN (Eigo Kentei) : The premier private English examination system in Japan

 

<Humanities>

Historic Figure Research, Law and Daily Life, Modern Literature, Furniture Production, Japanese Language Topics, Best Seller Book Reviews

 

 

Club Activities

 

<Traditional Japanese Activities>

Manga (Japanese comics)

Taiko (Japanese drums)

Koto (Japanese stringed instrument)

Kado (Flower arrangement)

Kendo (Japanese swordsmanship)

Sado (Japanese tea ceremony)

Igo Shogi ( Igo and shogi)

Karuta (Japanese cards)

 

<Sports>

Basketball, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Track and Field, Dance, Wandervogel

 

<Others>

Art, Photograph, Literature, Contemporary Music (School Band), Symphonic Ensemble, Brass Band, Drama, Cartoon actor, Cooking, Chorus

 

 

Address

 

274-2 Irie, Hasse machi, Miura, Kanagawa Japan

 

 

Email

 

Info-miurarinkai-h@pen-kanagawa.ed.jp

 

 

Latest upload is 29 August 2011