TAIP Annual General Meeting, January 31st

Dear TAIP Members,
You are all invited to our our Annual General Meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31st at ABC International School. You may find a link to their website HERE, and details on their location HERE. We will present a summary of our activities in 2017 and discuss the future of the organization. This is your opportunity to make your voice heard as a member so we hope you will attend. Please RSVP  jnakamura@newis.ed.jp.
We would also like to announce that we are taking nominations for the position of TAIP President in 2019. If you know someone who you think might be right for this position, please contact  jnakamura@newis.ed.jp. There will also be a chance to offer nominations at the meeting itself.
It has come to our attention that some of you have not been receiving emails or information about our events. We are looking into that problem now, and assure you it is important to us that all our members are properly informed of our activities. In the meantime, board members will be contacting each member about future meetings and activities, including this upcoming meeting.
Thank you and we’d like to see as many of you as possible at this event.
Sincerely,
TAIP Board of Directors

TAIP Welcome Back 2018

Dear TAIP Members,
Hello and welcome to 2018 from the Tokyo Association of International Preschools. We hope you had a restful winter break and are ready to get back to school and the students.
Here at TAIP, we are looking forward to an exciting year. We are committed to providing services to our membership that will help you and to create the best possible preschool environment and to getting the word out about TAIP member schools. Here are few important announcements.
1. We would like to invite all members to our Annual General Meeting at ABC International School on Wednesday, January 31st. The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. Board Members will discuss some of the details and progress of the organization throughout 2017. We will also confirm the new slate of officers for 2018 and nominate leadership for 2019. This is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the organization and give your feedback and ideas. Drinks and refreshments will be served. We hope that as many of you as possible will find the time to attend this event.
2. TAIP is happy to announce a full day workshop with renowned UK educator Jenny Mosley on March 3rd, 2018. Detailed information to follow within the next few weeks.  Jennifer Mosley: https://www.circle-time.co.uk/
Thank you and please expect many more exciting things from TAIP in 2018!
Sincerely
Alex Batten
TAIP President

TAIP Fall Annual Conference

Dear Members,

There is still some space left for the Tokyo Association of International Preschools’ (TAIP) 2017 Fall Annual Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th at K International School Tokyo, and will run from 9: 00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will feature Daniel Hodgins, an internationally noted presenter and author of “Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child,” and “GET OVER IT, Relearning guidance practices.” He has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 plus years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector. Mr. Hodgins has been working in the field for years and has extensive knowledge and a unique presentation style.

Mr. Hodgins will kindly be leading two workshops on this day:

Morning (9am-12pm): Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls – Looking at the differences between boys and girls, their learning styles; feelings and environmental needs.

Afternoon (1pm-4pm): Children Who Take You To The End of Your Rope – What are the causes for the increase in challenging behaviors?  Strategies to support the development of self-control.

The event will cost 10,000 yen for the full day (both workshops, lunch included for those who apply by November 2nd), or 5,000 yen for a half-day (one workshop, lunch not included). TAIP members are eligible for a 50% discount. Space is limited so please register ASAP to ensure a seat.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thank you, and we hope as many of you as possible will take the time to attend this very special opportunity!

Sincerely,

TAIP Board of Directors

TAIP Fall Annual Conference — Daniel Hodgins

Dear Members,

We are proud to announce the Tokyo Association of International Preschools’ (TAIP) 2017 Fall Annual Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, November 11th at K International School Tokyo, and will run from 9: 00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The event will feature Daniel Hodgins, an internationally noted presenter and author of “Boys: Changing the Classroom, Not the Child,” and “GET OVER IT, Relearning guidance practices.” He has a unique grasp of children and family issues learned from over 30 plus years of experience working as a teacher, director, educator and parent in both the private and public sector. Mr. Hodgins has been working in the field for years and has extensive knowledge and a unique presentation style.

Mr. Hodgins will kindly be leading two workshops on this day:

Morning (9am-12pm): Looking Through the Eyes of Boys and Girls – Looking at the differences between boys and girls, their learning styles; feelings and environmental needs.

Afternoon (1pm-4pm): Children Who Take You To The End of Your Rope – What are the causes for the increase in challenging behaviors?  Strategies to support the development of self-control.

The event will cost 10,000 yen for the full day (both workshops, lunch included), or 5,000 yen for a half-day (one workshop, lunch not included). TAIP members are eligible for a 50% discount. Space is limited so please register ASAP to ensure a seat.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Thank you, and we hope as many of you as possible will take the time to attend this very special opportunity!

Sincerely,

TAIP Board of Directors

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TAIP Fall Director’s Meeting

Dear TAIP Member School Directors,

I hope you all have had time over the summer to reconnect with friends and family and have returned to a new school year refreshed and rejuvenated.

Last March TAIP held a Director’s meeting as a means to provide an opportunity for us to come together, network, discuss issues we face, and provide support to each other. The numbers that were able to attend were rather small, but I believe the meeting itself surpassed expectations. Those connections made have created a relationship that continues to exist. As Directors our support circles can be quite small, and this is one way that TAIP reaches out and provides an opportunity to create and renew relationships that help support us in our jobs to be the best for our schools.

On Thursday, Nov. 2nd, from 6:00 pm, I will be hosting this school year’s Directors social gathering at Summerhill International School. All member school Directors or their delegated Administrative staff are invited to attend. I hope this timing works well for you and you are able to join us.

Please RSVP by the end of September your intent to attend so that I can properly prepare the refreshments. If you have some topics that you know you would like to share with others, let me know and I will prepare an informal agenda.

I look forward to renewing discussion with those of you who attended last year, and am excited to welcome new Directors into the circle.

Warm regards,
Kathryne
TAIP President