April 1, 2013
College meets sister-school
April 1, 2013Staff and students of Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College with representatives of Korea International School from Osaka, Japan.By MAIKELI SERU
Sangam Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College, in Nadi, is interested in establishing ties with the Korea International School of Osaka, Japan, for a sister-school relationship.
A group from the school arrived in the country over the weekend for meetings with selected secondary schools in the country to form relationships.
This will see Fijian students eligible for studies in the school in Japan.
The group met the college’s principal, Anita Gounder, on Friday.
“Ms Gounder said she would support the affilliation of sister-schools and also exchanging of programmes and co-operation with the Ministry of Education,” groups representative Mayumi Sato said.
“We will meet the Ministry of Education on Tuesday. We need to keep in touch with them.”
She said Korea International School is an UNESCO certified international school located in Osaka.
“The school wishes to expand cultural exchanges of their students, affiliations with sister schools, exchange programmes in Fiji.
Fiji is the first chosen country because of its safety, hospitality and beautiful nature. This goes in line with the policy of UNESCO for peace, environment and sustainable education. That is why we decided to visit Fiji,” she said.
The group will also visit Lelean Memorial School, Suva Grammar School and the Ministry of Education.
April 4, 2013
Japan school plans exchange here
写真：From left: Korea International School headteacher Ikeda Daisuke, the school’s international network co-ordinator Jeremy Heard, Fiji-Japan educational friendship special adviser Mayumi Sato, and Osaka University of Arts Professor Manabu Kitaguchi at the Ministry of Education head office in Suva on Tuesday. Photo: TALEBULA KATE By ANA SOVARAKI
Korea International School of Osaka, Japan, plans to set up exchange programmes and sister schools here in Fiji. Representatives of the school visited two local schools and the Ministry of Education in Suva, on Tuesday.
The school’s international network co-ordinator, Andrew Heard, said they were looking at setting up sister schools in the Asia–Pacific region.
“We are looking at creating an exchange network in the Asia -Pacific and we have chosen Fiji because it is in the centre of the Pacific,” Mr Heard said.
“The school is also very interested in having exchange programmes with Fiji schools because of the country’s diverse cultures.”
The Fiji-Japan educational friendship special adviser, Mayumi Sato, said she had briefed Fiji’s Ambassador to Japan about the school’s quest of having exchange programmes.
“Ambassador Isikeli Mataitoga was very supportive and has recommended three schools that we have come to visit,” Ms Sato said.
The three schools recommended were Sangam College in Nadi, Suva Grammar School in Suva and Lelean Memorial School in Nausori.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education is reminding those keen on hosting such programmes to follow rules already laid down.
The Permanent Secretary for Education, Dr Brij Lal, said they were appreciative of overseas schools collaborating on exchange programmes.
“We appreciate exchange programmes but people who are coming into the country must follow the rules,” he said.
■The Fiji Times新聞
Thursday 4 April
School to host foreign students
Monday, April 01, 2013 SANGAM Sadhu Kuppuswamy Memorial College of Nadi is one of several schools in Fiji that will host students from Korea International School in Japan as part of a cultural exchange program. By Repeka Nasiko
A group of educationists from Osaka have been touring the country in search of potential exchange program schools where it would send its students and teachers to learn about the different cultures that exist in Fiji.
Visiting SSKMC on Friday, they were given a brief introduction of the cultural lessons and backgrounds of Fiji.
The visit comes in light of Korea International School’s aim to educate its students — principally Koreans in Japan — to live creatively beyond borders, be thoughtful about their own identities, able to move freely between countries and cultures thanks to reliable academic ability and rich individuality.
SSKMC principal Anita Gounder said the school was happy that the Japanese school showed interest in their curriculum.
報告： 池 田 大 介（副校長・進路指導部長）