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校長ブログ

令和2年度1学期の期末試験が無事に終了しました。例年より3週間遅れとなりましたが、夏休みの短縮と合わせて学習時間を確保することができそうです。試験後、様々な講習・補習を行い、8月6日に終業式を行います。そして、今年は2週間の夏休みとなります。

新型コロナウィルスの感染が治まりません。軽症や無症状の人を中心に、いわゆる第2波が来ているようです。全国的に明らかに気の緩みが見られますが、今こそ更なる気の引き締めが必要なようです。しかし、私たちにできること、やらなければならないことに変わりはありません。常に基本を守ること。手洗い、マスク、換気、3密です。

生徒たちは常にマスクをしています。校内の換気にも十分に気を付けています。手指の消毒も頻繁にやっているようです。しかし、学校という場所で3密を避けることは容易ではありません。授業中や食事中は大丈夫ですが、休み時間となるとあらゆる場面で要注意です。

樟蔭は女子校です。さらに学校の特徴の一つに“生徒同士の仲が大変良い”ことが挙げられるように、休み時間のお喋りが止まりません。生徒間の距離・声の大きさ・接触など、生徒一人一人は意識しているようですが、話が盛り上がるとつい、となってしまいます。

樟蔭の生徒たちは、女子校の強みの表れである励まし合いや支え合いの気持ちを、クラブ活動やクラス活動などの場面で発揮します。これは伝統的なものです。このことは始業式や終業式などの中で話をしますが、その根底にあるもの「相手を思いやる気持ち」の大切さをしっかり伝えます。今こそ、その思いやりの気持ちを感染拡大防止のために再確認する必要があります。

新型コロナウィルス感染の終息はまだまだ見えません。しかし、いつまでも現状を嘆くのではなく、基本に忠実に、さらにより積極的にみんなで感染防止に努めていきましょう。そこからまた多くのことを学ぶことができるでしょう。1学期の終業式でお話ししたいことです。

校 長  楠野 宣孝

【English version】”Compassion for Others”

The end-of-term exams for the 1st term of the 2nd year of Reiwa have been successfully completed. By scheduling the exam period three weeks later than usual, combined with a shorter than normal summer break, we have been able to complete the required number of classroom-instruction hours for the first term, despite all the disruptions. Following the exam period, a number of students and teachers will be involved with supplementary lessons, which will in turn be followed by a traditional closing ceremony on August 6. From then on, a two-week summer-vacation will begin.

The threat from the new corona-virus infection has not been eliminated and the number of people with mild or asymptomatic symptoms has increased. A so-called second wave seems to be approaching and there appears to be a general laxness regarding the current situation throughout the country. However, I believe that it is necessary for all of us to work together and to tackle this problem immediately. What we can do, and what we must do, remains the same. We must always adhere to the three basic principles of hand-washing, mask-wearing, and room ventilating, while at the same time avoiding the three C’s.

The students and teachers at our school always wear masks, we pay close attention to the ventilation of classrooms, and we take measures to clean and disinfect our hands frequently. However, it is not easy to avoid the three C’s in a school. Are you always attentive during class, while eating, and in all other situations including during break times? Shoin is, of course, a girls’ school, and one of the characteristics of this type of school is that the students are very close to each other. Shoin students are aware of the importance of social distancing, avoiding direct contact, and the volume of their voices, but when their conversations get lively, they can also become quite loud.

Shoin students are also quick to express their encouragement and support for others in club, class, and other activities and this is one of the strengths of an all-girls school. This has also been a Shoin tradition. I will talk about this in both the closing ceremony on August 6 and the opening ceremony on August 21, but I would also like to firmly convey the importance of compassion for others, an ideal that should be the basis of social life. Now is the time to reconfirm this compassion and embrace it as a way of preventing the further spread of infection.

Nobody knows when the new corona-virus infection will come to an end. However, instead of mourning the current situation, let’s stay true to the basics and work even more actively to prevent the spread of this virus. One can learn a lot from this attitude. Furthermore, this will be the second topic I would like to talk about during the upcoming closing ceremony

Principal Nobutaka Kusuno