2019 Graduation

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More than 240 students graduated today with many receiving scholarships and awards For their grades, attendance and JLPT test results.
Most students have entered prestigous universities, colleges or joined the Japanese workforce.
Whichever path you took, we are all very proud of you and wish you all the best.

Graduation Trip

All of our students graduating this coming March went on a field trip to Hakone with their teachers to relax and sightsee.

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European Students Arrive

Today we welcomed five new students from France, Great Britain, Sweden and Portugal to study for our 15 month course.2019129101554.jpg

New Year Holidays


The school is currently in the holiday season and staff may not be available to assist. If students need emergency assistance they need to contact their school liaison directly.

The school will close at 17:00 on Friday 21st December and open again 09:00 on 4th January 2019.

Oct 2018 Entrance

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Today, we held our entrance ceremony for new students starting our 18 month course. We also had students come to participate in our short courses too.
We welcomed more than 60 students from Vietnam, China, South Korea, The Philippines and France.

2018 Barbecue

Students and teachers celebrated the beginning of summer by having a barbecue at Kasai Rinkai Park. Students enjoyed cooking various vegetables and meat for their classmates and socialising in a more relaxed environemt.

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New dormitory




We are proud to announce that our new dormitory will be coming soon. 

Currently the interior is being renovated to suit the needs of our students and should be ready by April 2018.

The dormitory will utilise 7 floors with 21 dorm rooms in total.

Flea Market 2017

Today was Shinwa's annual flea markey, this gave students the opportunity to sell any posessions they do not need any more. 

Students has a lot of fun using Japanese to try to sell their goods to students and even teachers!

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End of semester


For many of our students they have only two weeks until their final exam on March 16th and then the Graduation Ceremony on March 17th. We wish all our students who will graduate the best of luck in their final preparations for their test and to graduate from Shinwa.

As one semester finishes, another must begin. 

The school holiday will start on March 18th and the new semester will begin on April 12th. For our new students, the opening ceremony is on April 6th at 09:30 (please come no later than 09:00 for registration, with your passport and residence card) and should finish by 14:00.

New students will have an opening speech by Principle Joo and a brief introduction from teachers and office staff. They'll then take a placement test to determine the class best suited to their level and then orientation with a speaker of their language to introduce the school system, life in Japan and important information. Higher-level students will then take a second placement test. Once the tests have been marked, students will then be notified if their class is a morning or afternoon class.

On April 12th, students will need to check the notice board in the main entrance to see what class they are allocated to.


Calligraphy Class



Students took some time out of their usual classes to study Japanese Calligraphy (書道 shodō).

The most basic four tools were collectively called Four Treasures of Study (文房四宝 bunbō shihō).

  • A brush ( fude)

  • An inkstick ( sumi). The best inksticks are between 50 and 100 years old.

  • Mulberry paper (和紙 washi)

  • An inkstone ( suzuri) to grind the inkstick against, mixed with water.


​Students then have a short introduction into how to write calligraphy with a brush before choosing a kanji and then writing their own on newspaper to practice. Once practice was over they then wrote their kanji on the mulberry paper and took a class photo.

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P4 Class's calligraphy A9 Class explanation & demonstration Teachers wore kimono and Hakama