相手校は日頃から交流を行っている、台湾の曙光女子高級中学とニュージーランドのセント・メアリーズ・カレッジ(St. Mary’s College)です。三校がそれぞれの顔を見ながらプレゼンテーションを行います。

①汚染防止 Preventing Pollution      ②食品廃棄物 Food waste
③人口と貧困 Population and Poverty

①日本の学校生活 School Life in Japan   ②日本文化の側面 Aspect of Japanese Culture ③日本の統一価格店 Uniform Price Shops in Japan

①台湾の地球温暖化 The global warming in Taiwan
②プラスチックの削減 Plastic Reduction


校 長  楠野 宣孝

【English version】”A Three-Country Skype Exchange Meeting”

At 10:00 a.m. on Monday December 9, an online exchange was held in our school’s ICT Room, connecting Japan, Taiwan, and New Zealand using Skype. It started at 10 am Japan time, 9 am in Taiwan, and at 2 pm in NZ. The schools overseas we met up with, Shuguang Women’s High School in Taiwan and St. Mary’s College in New Zealand, are ones we interact with on a regular basis. Students from each of the three schools made presentations and were able to see and hear each other’s on large screens. First, the principals greeted each other, and then a total of 11 groups proceeded with presentations starting with 3 individuals from New Zealand, 3 groups from Japan, 2 groups from Taiwan, and finally, 3 individuals from New Zealand again. All of the presentations seemed to have improved in quality since these types of Skype exchanges started last year.

The presentation themes from each school were as follows:

New Zealand
① Preventing Pollution
② Food Waste
③ Population and Poverty

① School Life in Japan
② Three Aspects of Japanese Culture
③ Uniform Price Shops in Japan

① Global Warming in Taiwan
② Plastic Reduction

Our school talked about environmental issues during the Skype exchange we had with Shuguang Women’s High School in July, so this time we focused on Japan. Each of the groups from the three countries prepared very creative slides and worked hard to explain their ideas and opinions to their counterparts in the other countries. By engaging in exchanges with other countries (this time it was a simultaneous exchange between three countries), and in addition to deepening and expanding their own knowledge about topics, it seems that the participants learned a lot of fundamentally important things about communicating with others. In the future, I hope that there will be a lot of similar exchanges focusing on themes common and important to all of us.

Principal Nobutaka Kusuno