HK International Motomachi

English immersion形式
(教室内はすべて英語だけ での保育・遊び)

Halloween Day(2023年10月31日)

For the past 11 years on Halloween Day, we have done two things; everyone wears a costume all day, including teachers! We all dress up carefully, and then we parade down the Motomachi Shopping Street after 11:00 a.m. These two things have become our tradition. Later in the day we have Trick or Treat and play games, and maybe see a Halloween video. It’s always a lot of fun. This year the costumes were the best ever and we had a great time parading!

運動会・Sports Day(2023年10月15日)

Our Sports Day was scheduled for October 15, Sunday. But it rained all day and so instead we gathered on October 16, Monday. We had a good time doing Hokey Pokey and Radio Exercises #1 with our parents and grandparents and friends. We played some interesting games, like Giant Tic Tac Toe, Egg-in-the-Spoon Race, a special game for the Roos and Piglets called ‘I Found It!’ and of course, Red and White Basketball and the speed races. Then we each got a medal. We can hardly wait for next year!

運動会・Sports Day(2022年10月17日)

October 17 was our annual Sports Day.

Our recent Sports Days had to be rescheduled due to inclement weather but we were lucky this year to have such beautiful autumn weather. Being able to do it on a Sunday meant more family members, and the kids were very energetic.

The Owl and Rabbit classes had a “Sponge Race” where both teams raced to fill their jars with water and be the first to top it off. The Tigger, Piglet, and Roo classes competed in the “I Found It!” game, where they raced to find and bring back a toy specified by an item card given by the teacher.
The children also danced, participated in “Red and White basketball,” and ran their races using the large field.

Everyone received their medals at the end of the event. It was a great field day full of joy and smiles.



Owl(年長)とRabbit(年中)のクラスでは、「Sponge Race(スポンジレース)」の競技を行い、スポンジに水を含ませ指定のボトルへ水を移す競争をしました。

Tigger(年少)Piglet(最年少)とRoo(2歳クラス)のクラスでは、「I Found It!(み〜つけた!)」の競技を行い、写真と同じおもちゃをサークルから探して持って帰ってくるレースをしました。



Sports Day(2021年10月18日)

On October 18 we held our Sports Day for 2021 at the Peverley Place ground of St. Maur International School. It was a little windy but turned out to be a beautiful morning.

After opening speeches, we did the Radio Exercises in English with our families and then performed a special dance that we had been practicing since the beginning of September. Our parents said we did a good job!

Our games included a giant Tic-tac-toe game by the Owl/Rabbit Classes, the Penguin Race by the Tigger/Piglet/Roo Classes, and finally everybody participated in the Red & White Basketball game.

The final events were the races: straight races, and the oval race with the Owls and Rabbits. Everyone got a medal because the score of the teams Red and White were so very close. Our last task was to take a huge photograph with everyone!

It was a really fun day, and we are already looking forward to next year!

10月18日、サンモール・インターナショナル・スクールのペバリープレイス・グラウンドで2021年の運動会を開催しました。 少し風が強かったのですが、綺麗な朝になりました。



最後のイベントはレースです:直線の徒歩競争、そしてOwl(年長)とRabbit(年中)クラスはコースを走るレース。 紅白のチームの得点数が非常に近かったため、全員がメダルを獲得。 私たちの演目はみんな全員で大きな大きな写真を撮ることでした!とても楽しい一日でした。みんなもう来年を楽しみにしています!


Our Halloween celebration has developed a routine that we follow every year, and even during the Pandemic we have been lucky enough to continue to celebrate in much the same way.

First, we ALL wear costumes, students and teachers! It’s so much fun to see what everyone looks like and it makes us feel festive from the very start of the day.

Next, if the weather is fine – and it usually is! – we take a walk about halfway down the Motomachi Shopping Street at around 11:00 a.m. saying, “Happy Halloween!” and waving to everyone we meet or pass in the street. It’s a kind of Halloween Parade and many people wave back and say, “Happy Halloween” to us, too.

After our parade we head back to HK and if there is time, we have a circle meeting with everyone and soon it is time for lunch. After lunch we play Halloween games, watch Halloween cartoons in English, and best of all – we have Trick-or-Treat! It’s everyone’s favorite day in fall.


まず、園児と教師も皆が、衣装を着ます! みんながどのように仮装したかを見るのはとても楽しいですし、一日の初めからお祭り気分にさせてくれます。

次に、天気が良ければーいつもそうなのですが― 午前11時頃、元町商店街の半分ぐらいまで「ハッピー・ハロウィン!」と言いながら歩き、通りで出会ったり通りかかったすべての人に手を振りました。 一種のハロウィン・パレードで、多くの人が手を振り返し「ハッピー・ハロウィン」と言ってくれます。

パレードの後、HKに戻り、時間がある時にはみんなでサークル・ミーティングをし、すぐに昼食の時間になります。 昼食後、ハロウィーン・ゲームをしたり、英語の海外のハロウィーン漫画を見たり、そして何よりも、「トリック・オア・トリート」があります! みんなの大好きな秋の一日です。

ハロウィーン・パーティー 2020年10月

10月の授業は最終日。園児たちが待ちに待ったハロウィーンです!先生も含め、みんな自分の好きなキャラクターや動物になりきってHKにやってきました。たまたま衣装が被ったり、キャラクターのシリーズが揃ったり、笑いの多い朝を楽しみました。午前中は、みんなで元町ショッピングストリートをパレードして記念撮影をしました。すれ違う人に”Happy Halloween!”と挨拶。午後はゲームやハロウィーンテーマの歌を歌ったりとパーティーを開催しました。来年もハロウィーンが楽しみです。

It’s Halloween! One of the long-awaited events for our students. We had a very exciting morning talking with everybody about what they are dressed as. Brothers and sister, friends, and teachers all wore their favorite costume for the day. We strolled down Motomachi shopping street in the morning saying, “Happy Halloween” and had a party in the afternoon. Looking forward to next year already!!

運動会 2020年10月

昨年同様、台風の影響を受けた運動会ですが今年は1日だけの延期で開催することができました。「密」を避けるためにも、数年ぶりの屋外開催でした。天候にも比較的恵まれ、気持ちいい空気の中での開放的な運動会でした。 Red team(紅組)とWhite team(白組)に分かれ、家族と一緒に行ったラジオ体操とダンスとから始め、様々な種目をこなしました。屋外での開催を活かし、水を使った種目や、会場を広く使った種目、綱引きの代わりに家族と楽しめるイベントを行いました。 例年とは形式が変わった運動会でしたが、非常に中身の濃い運動会になりました。最後はバーチ校長からメダルをもらって、全員で記念撮影をしました。

Yet again, the typhoon has prevented us from holding our Sports Day from the intended date, but we were able to postpone only a day. Due to the pandemic, we held our events outdoors, the first in several years for HK. It was a pleasant autumn day with just enough sunshine and fresh air. The students were divided into Red and White teams and performed in their events. We took advantage of the outdoor with events using water and the wide area. We also tried different family-friendly events aside from our regular Tug-o-war. We all had a great time despite the “change” from our annual events. It was a fun-filled day with medals for everybody!

Show-and-Tell 2020年9月

夏休み(サマースクール)が明け、第2学期がスタートしました。HK元町では、Show-and-Tell(ショー・アンド・テル)というイベントを毎月どこかの水曜日で行なっています。園児が自分のお気に入りのおもちゃや本といったアイテムをHKへ持参し、自分の言葉や先生の助けを借りて、自分が何故それが好きなのかという説明も含めてクラスのみんなに紹介します。自分の好きなものになると、恥ずかしがり屋の子でも一生懸命説明をしてくれる事があります。また、クラスメートからも質問を受け、それに答えます。 園児が毎回違うものを持って来てくれるため、話題は尽きません。今回はTom先生がギターを持参し、みんなで歌える歌を1曲弾いてくれました!次回のShow-and-Tellが楽しみです!

Here at HK International Motomachi, we hold a Show-and-Tell session each month on a Wednesday. The children bring their favorite item to ‘show’ and ‘tell’ us what it is, what it does, and why they like it. Even the shy ones can be very eager to speak during Show-and-Tell. Our friends listen carefully and ask questions about the item. This is one of HK’s favorite events as the children bring different items every time, and every one of them is interesting to us! We had a treat in this month’s Show-and-Tell as Tom brought his guitar, and we all got to sing a song together! We all look forward to the nest Show-and-Tell.