Social Functions

Hey TAIP Family!!  Let’s get the social started!  The Tokyo Association of International Preschools gets together periodically to let off steam, share stories compare notes and meet new friends and colleagues.  One of the annual events, our Sporting Social is ALWAYS right around the corner. Below is info about it;

TAIP is excited to announce our 4th annual Sporting Social! Up for grabs is the Association Trophy to display in your school or office for a year.  Plus, gloating rights to exercise at will!  Mitsui Gardens International Preschool has enjoyed the presence of the trophy at their school for the past year and this coming November, we will find out if the trophy will be finding a new home, or continue its residence at Mitsui Gardens Preschool! The challenge is on!!!

Location:  Tokyo Dome City Bowling

Date:  Saturday, November 28th

Start Time:  13:00 – Please arrive by 12:30 to take care of check-in and shoe rental and ball choice.

Finish Time:  15:00 at the latest.

Each Associate Member and Institutional School Member can field a team of 2 persons to compete for Trophy Rights.

Team makeup: Each team needs to consist of 2 persons. They can be teachers, admin, office personnel or leadership group.

Member sign-up:

1 – Should be done online at:

2 – Deadline for sign up is Friday, November 27th @ 16:30.

Fees:  All expenses for bowling, lane costs and shoe rental will be paid by TAIP. **Anyone wishing to have more drinks or snacks other than the complimentary ones provided after elimination rounds (3 eliminations), please bring your own. Each school or team member will be responsible for that cost.

**Tournament rules and specifics will be announced at the bowling alley.

Things to consider:  TAIP encourages active participation and hearty sportsman-like conduct but we would also like to make clear that this is a fun event meant to increase interaction between its members and overall socialization. Team shirts and jerseys are welcome and encouraged!  Participants need to use bowling alley issued balls.
Bruce Gomez, Preschool and EWA Summer Day Camp Director
Mitsui Gardens International Preschool
2-1-1 Roppongi
American Embassy
10-5, Akasaka 1-chome
Minatoku, Tokyo 107-8420
Tel : 03-3224-6796
Fax: 03-3224-6788