The influx of new students is always a momentous occasion for our school. At this year’s entrance ceremony, which was held on April 9th, we had the great pleasure of welcoming 36 new seventh-graders and 157 new tenth-graders. We look forward to giving them a warm home at our school for the duration of their studies.
In his welcome address to the new students, our principal outlined his view of our school, not as a place for students to passively receive knowledge but for everyone to actively pursue their individual goals and dreams. He stressed the importance of preparing students for the future by creating an educational system fit for the 21st century and the need to respond to the challenges of Society 5.0 – a human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems through an approach that integrates cyberspace and physical space.
In response to the principal’s welcome address, student representative Ibuki Tsuchiya (1F) gave a brief speech expressing the collective ambitions of the new students. Her speech set the tone for what we hope will be a productive academic year, not just for the new students, but for everyone involved at Kosei Girls’ Junior & Senior High School.