Our school calls the activities where students act to improve their own living as “Nakayoshi”. It is a time to foster warm relationships among others and develop self-governing skills.
Nakayoshi takes place every Thursday, at 5th and 6th period, for the grade 4th through 6th. On top of that, Nakayoshi also has a system called “Partnership” in which 6th graders take care of 1st graders. Additionally, we hold 4 types of Nakayoshi meetings in total: within each grade, within the lower grade, within the higher grade and within the whole school.
We have meetings within lower grade, within higher grade and within the whole school where students take a leading part in planning and operating. They are a place for students to report their daily activities and achievements.
We have cleaning time before the actual classes start, carried out by the Nakayoshi groups. Higher grade students gently teach the lower graders how to clean. It's a great opportunity for interactions among different grades.
Each 6th grader will be in charge of the new 1st grader and will take care of their school life over the entire year.
Every Thursday, at 5th and 6th period, we have three student-operated groups for 4th through, 6th graders. Each group works together not only in the Nakayoshi time but also on the morning cleaning and the footrace relay in the sports festival. Some groups operate book rental and unicycle rental during the breaks.
The members manage the equipment in the science room and conduct animal care and observations. They also broadcast the weather for the day before the reading time every morning. They also lend the library books every Tuesday and Friday and introduce books at the Nakayoshi meetings by making their own original POP advertisements.
The members clean restrooms and toilets every morning. They also broadcast news and information at lunch time, and in the afternoon through focusing on delivering information in an easy-to-understand manner.
Health and safety group
The members restock items in the first-aid box, clean restrooms and toilets every morning, pump air into balls for the PE classes and lend unicycles during recess. They also organize fun events where everyone strengthens each other's bonds.
Board game club