Welcome to BST’s Alumni Association!
In 2014 the British School in Tokyo will have been in existence for 25 years, which is a huge milestone for a school that started with just 63 students back in Sept 1989.
In preparation for our 25th anniversary, the BST Alumni Association was launched in April 2012, and has since grown to over 300 registered Alumni. This number will naturally grow at the end of each term as we say goodbye to those who move on to other places. We also have over 200 likes of our BST Alumni Facebook page.
The Association is based in the School’s Development Office and exists to promote communication between the School and its globally dispersed alumni, and more importantly among the alumni themselves, as well as developing relationships with those who have an interest in BST’s activities.
The Alumni section of the website will develop as we receive information about events happening both here in Japan and also among our members in other countries. We will also be including news and achievements of our alumni so, if you have not already registered click here to do so and tell us where you are. If you have registered we encourage you to keep us informed of your progress in “life after BST”. We welcome former students, parents of former students, and former staff members. There is no fee for registration or membership.
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- BST Welcome Back picnic: 22nd September 2013 in Yoyogi Park. If you are still in Tokyo, please join us at the BST Welcome Back picnic. This event is for Alumni as much as the existing community; come and meet up with old friends, see how the community is growing, and give some valuable advice to new families just starting at BST. For further details, please see the calendar
- Singapore pre-25th dinner: We are planning to hold a pre-25th Alumni drinks party in Singapore during the autumn term. More details tbc.
- Hong Kong pre-25th dinner: We are planning to hold a pre-25th Alumni drinks party in Hong Kong during the autumn term. More details tbc.
- London Inaugural 25th Anniversary party: 10th May 2013
Thanks to the generosity of James and Helen Wood the first BST reunion was a very happy occasion and it was obvious that many people look back fondly on their time at BST. Ms O’Connor and Brian Christian represented the British School, and the party was attended by over 80 former parents and staff.
Around 80 member of the BST community, past, present and future, gathered in London on a beautiful summer’s day for a lovely get-together.
- London Summer Picnic: 6th July 2013
On a lovely summer’s day, over 80 members of the BST community past, present and future gathered in Hyde Park, London for a wonderful reunion.
This year saw the first Alumni ever to attend every year of their schooling at BST:
Alexander Falkengren, James Carson, Joshua Tateno and Marigold Warner started in Nursery in school year 1998-1999, and weren’t they cute!
We bid them sayonara with a heavy heart, but are looking forward to finding out how they progress in the world outside of the British School. Stay in touch.
15 years in BST has become a part of our lives which we will never forget. I can safely say that BST has been a blast; from sports days to school trips, discos to concerts, we have learnt and developed a wide range of skills as well as learning to have fun. The teachers have all been amazing and supportive, and they have helped us succeed in our education. Friends have come and gone from, and to, all over the world illustrating the large number of nationalities and cultures we are open to. Most of all, we have made friends that we will keep in our hearts… and Facebook.
Many individuals will know that sports are a massive part of my life and I have been fortunate enough to experience success at this school. My memories here will never be forgotten and I know that BST will only get better.
I have seen people join and leave, and this school develop over the 15 years I attended BST. Not so long ago, the school only went up to Year 8 so I was delighted, and relieved, when it extended year by to Year 13 so that I could finish my school education at this great place. I think what sets this school apart from others is its size and friendliness. Most of the students know each other as if we’re a large family, so it’s easy to make friends from other year-groups who share similar interests.
There are countless memories to choose from but a few stick out in my mind. I still remember my first day in Nursery as an anxious 3-year old. As my parents left me and my teachers held me firmly I smacked her face to break free, which I always regretted. There were many special days where we dressed up in themed outfits and when it came to Victorian Day my teacher, Mr Dewey’s, acting was so good that I believed he had become a frightening Victorian schoolmaster. The experiences of performing in Disco Inferno and Rock Nights were my most thrilling memories. This has led directly to my aim to work in the Music Industry. I’m moving on to study Music at university with a particular interest in film music composition as well as live performing. Leaving a school I attended for 15 years is very sad. When we return, many people we know will also have moved on but I guess that’s the way of life in general and part of our education too. I hope the current and future students enjoy their studies and find their future direction, as we have, and a huge thanks to all the staff that supported us in getting where we are now.
It’s incredible to believe that these last 15 years have gone by so quickly – for me and for this school. From its small beginnings teaching small students, to a large school offering a full sixth-form education, this place has really changed.
I’ve experienced a lot of things in this school, from musicals to work experience in Conrad Tokyo, but perhaps the most life-changing one was picking up guitar as a major hobby. While I’m not looking to take music any further as a hobby, dabbling in the electronic and technical side of music is what ultimately made me decide my future; to pursue electronic engineering at a higher level.
While I leave behind many things in Japan, the people that I’ve met and befriended throughout my student life make it incredibly hard to forget those memories that we’ve made.
I wish best of luck to all new students – but with such spectacular teachers maybe they don’t need it!
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