Saturday School

Applications now Open!

Preschool Application

Please note this application is ONLY for the Preschool students in the 2021-2022 Japanese school year (those born between 2017 April - 2018 March).

Kinder Application

Please note this application is ONLY for the Kindergarten students in the 2021-2022 Japanese school year (which is those born between 2015 April - 2017 March).

Elementary Application

Please note this application is ONLY for the Elementary students (Grade1-6) in the 2021-2022 Japanese school year (which is those born between 2009 April - 2015 March ).

Who we are.

OYIS Saturday Classes have been designed to fulfill the student’s weekly need for more academic educational needs. Our fully immersive English environment with the Saturday Classes is designed to develop the children’s literacy skills (with particular focus upon their written, spoken, and reading skills) and provide ongoing engagement and learning opportunities throughout the day. Students are leveled according to their ability in order to provide them content that creates a more beneficial learning environment.

Based on the children’s Japanese grade level, the students are placed into levels within each of the age groups according to their English proficiency. Students will be tested upon their entry to the program to ascertain the level they are best suited to join within their age group.

Where does your child fit?

Learning resources.

Curriculum Element

Curriculum Element

Sight Words

Sight Words are a major new element of our Saturday Program in the 2021-2022 school year. Sight Words are high-frequency words that appear within the English language. Universally, there are two different main lists that are referred to; the Dolch and Fry lists.

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Special Activities

PE Class

All the Saturday Classes have the weekly opportunity for P.E. lessons. Our PE teacher focuses specifically on the student’s ongoing Gross Motor Skill [GMS] development, cooperative game skills, ball and balance skills. With a curriculum focused on the needs and abilities of the particular age group, the inclusion of specifically tailored lessons for P.E. sets our Saturday Program apart from other Saturday classes.

IT Class

For the students, the development of their IT skills is very important to us. As a result we have constructed a program that allows for each of the age groups to use our IT Lab one a week during their time on Saturdays. The students participate in a number of different computer and technology based activities that work towards strengthening skills sets such as creativity, imagination and freedom of expression. In addition, confidence, empowerment and independence are also strengthened when they interact with information technology.

Excursions

During the year we hold one Excursion as part of Saturday School. Having the children participate in an excursion where they have the opportunity to learn English enables them to use the language they have developed and practiced over the course of the year. Previous excursion locations have been ARK, Rokko YMCA, Kisen YMCA, and Osaka Aquarium.

Homework Study Course

As the children continue through our Saturday School Program at OYIS, their English skills increase and develop, we know it can be challenging for non-English speaking parents or caregivers and those that have limited English skills to support their children to complete their homework. To further support you as parents and caregivers, we have implemented the Homework Program for Saturday Students. The program will provide an opportunity for students to do their Saturday School Homework with the help of some of our support staff as and when they need it. Each session will run from 3:00 – 3:45 each Saturday there is a Saturday School.

AfterCare Program

Saturday can be a busy day for parents, and we know it is not always easy to get everything done you would like to. As a result we have decided to open a Daycare Session for parents so they are able to leave their child a little longer in an English environment to give them a little more time on Saturdays after their child finishes class. Students will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as craft, coloring, free play and free drawing.

Tuition & Fees

Saturday School

33,000円 Per month
  • ¥ 10,000 1 Day trial and entrance test
  • ¥ 358,000 per year lump sum payment
  • 11 months, August is a holiday month

Homework Study Course

1,500円 Per session
  • ¥1,500 per session
  • ¥ 22,500 per semester
  • Minimum 5 students per session
  • Maximum 15 students per session

Aftercare Program

500円 Per 30 minutes
  • 14:50 -16:30 available for Kinder to Grade 2

News & Events

Upcoming events

Get a peek in Saturday class

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New alphabet Starters

Early Childhood [PreSchool / KA-1 & KA-B] PS

Each week the class focuses on one letter of the alphabet. In class children learn the letter, its sound and an action to help them memorize each of them. They also focus on a small number of familiar words that start with the letter. For example, ‘Ee’ the focus words are elephant, elevator, engine and egg. Children practice how to write the letter in class and their homework mirrors the same tasks to further develop these skills.

Look And See

by National Geographic
Kinder Classes [Rocket, Comet and Planet Classes]

Aimed at young English learners, the cross-curricular nature of the content within the books aims to show real-world National Geographic photos of new concepts and ideas to the students. In addition, the book strengthens their speaking, listening, reading, and comprehension skills through a range of activities.

Explore our World

by National Geographic
Grade 1/2 [Sun & Moon Classes]

Aimed at students to help them explore the world further, these books also seek to motivate their want to learn. There is also a strong focus on cross-curricular learning while developing the students listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills through various means. Added to this are the amazing National Geographic photos which help illustrate all the new ideas and concepts for the students.

Look

by National Geographic
Grade 1/2 [Meteor & Asteroid Classes]
Grade 3/4 [Satelite, Astronaut & Shuttle Classes]
Grade 5/6 [Supernova, Constellation & Hypernova Classes]

Aimed at students to help them explore the world further, these books also seek to motivate their want to learn. There is also a strong focus on cross-curricular learning while developing the students listening, speaking, and pronunciation skills through various means. Added to this are the amazing National Geographic photos which help illustrate all the new ideas and concepts for the students.

PreSchool

Ages 3-4 years

Providing a variety of fun, engaging learning opportunities in an immersive English environment, children will participate in Phonics and pre-Phonics activities, games, singing, dancing, Art & Craft, Story Time, and Outside play. Taught in English by one of our experienced teachers, the students are encouraged and given the language to communicate in English. In addition, children will have a separate P.E. block and IT block to develop GMS and technology skills.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

Singing, Dancing, Games, Vocabulary, Numeracy,
GMS development
Introduce new letter & sound / digital support materials / introduce new related vocab
Fruit Break / Toilet Time

Learning technology

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Playground play

FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Toilet / Discussion / Story Time

Kindergarten

Ages 4-6years

For students aged 4 to 6 years old with a focus on fun and engagement in an English immersive environment, students will participate in a range of activities including singing, dancing, theme activities, art and craft, story time, basic social and life skill development and Phonics. The students also have the opportunity to participate in P.E. and IT lessons that have been specifically tailored to the age group.

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

Numeracy / FMS / Topic Focus / Literacy

GMS development

Fruit break / Toilet Time / Transition

Activities that are related to the Theme or seasonal content that help develop and support the learning that area

FMS development / Scissor Skills / Theme Based

Playground time

Learning Technology

Activities that are related to the Theme or seasonal content that help develop and support the learning that area

Toilet / Discusion / Story Time

Grade 1 & 2

Ages 6-7 years

Designed for students who are in their first two years of Elementary school the curriculum focuses on the literacy skills (reading, writing, speaking) of the students through providing them with an immersive English environment within which they can grow and develop their skills through ongoing practice and study. They are also given the opportunity to participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Fruit Snack / Break Time

GMS development
Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science

Playground Time

Applying learnt content to written work
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 3 & 4

Ages 8-9 years

Students at this level are exposed to an immersive English environment where they can study grammar, literacy and spoken English in fun, engaging lessons with the friends. They have weekly IT and P.E. lessons that are geared towards their age group’s GMS developmental needs.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Theme Based / Art & Craft / Science

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Fruit break / Tiolet
Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games
Applying learnt content to written work

Playground time

Eating lunch

GMS development
Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
Homework check / reflection / new content

Grade 5 & 6

Ages 10-11 years

At the oldest grade levels, the students not only participate in weekly IT and P.E. lessons and they too also learn within an immersive English environment where one of our experienced Saturday teachers supports their literacy and spoken English skill development. Through more thorough focus on sentence creation and basic structure, teachers are able to focus on more specifics with each child, fine tuning not only their spoken but also their written English.

Preparation time unpack your bag / Activity Time – coloring, FMS, Free Play

New vocabulary introduction, Sight Words focus, Theme language, conversation-based learning

Focus on specific content within the week’s designated workbook pages, also included the pre-teaching of content

Applying learnt content to written work

Fruit Snack / Break Time

Raz Kids / Typing Tutorials / BrainPop / Numeracy Games

Playground time

Eating lunch

Graded reader / Group and/or Independent Reading
GMS development
Homework check / reflection / new content