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The Lion Newsletter – 4th April 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 04.04.14

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Future-proofing the Next Generation

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The Lion Newsletter – 28th March 2014

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From the Head of Secondary – 28.03.14

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From the Head of Primary – 28.03.14

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The Lion Newsletter – 21st March 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 21.03.14

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From the Head of Secondary – 21.03.14

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BST at 25

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The Lion Newsletter – 14th March 2014

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From the Head of Secondary – 14.03.14

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From the Head of Primary – 14.03.14

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The Earthquake and the Cherry Blossom

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The Lion Newsletter – 7th March 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 07.02.14

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From the Head of Secondary – 07.03.14

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The Lion Newsletter – 28th February 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 28.02.14

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From the Head of Secondary – 28.02.14

From the Head of Secondary – 28th February 2014. Click here.

Elisha’s Tanzania Experience

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The Lion Newsletter – 14th February 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 14.02.14

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From the Head of Secondary – 14.02.14

From the Head of Secondary – 14th February 2014. Click here.

Valentine’s Day with a Japanese Twist

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The Lion Newsletter – 7th February 2014

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Explaining the English National Curriculum

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From the Head of Secondary – 07.02.14

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From the Head of Primary – 07.02.14

From the Head of Primary – 7th February 2014. Click here.

The Magnificent Seven

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The Lion Newsletter – 31st January 2014

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From the Head of Primary – 31.01.14

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From the Head of Secondary – 31.01.14

From the Head of Secondary – 31st January 2014. Click here.

The Lion Newsletter – 24th January 2014

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From the Head of Secondary – 24.01.14

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From the Head of Primary – 24.01.14

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IGCSE/GCSE – Spot the difference!

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Interesting Times – 25 Years

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The Lion Newsletter – 17th January 2014

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From the Head of Secondary – 17.01.14

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From the Head of Primary – 17.01.14

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A Penny for your Thoughts?

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The Lion Newsletter – 10th January 2014

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From the Head of Secondary – 10.01.14

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From the Head of Primary – 10.01.14

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The Lion Newsletter – 13th December 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 13.12.13

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From the Head of Primary – 13.12.13

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The Lion Newsletter – 6th December 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 06.12.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 06.12.13

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Primary Cross Country Report

On Friday 40 BST athletes travelled down to KIST to take part in the annual ISTAA cross country event. Click here for the report.

The Lion Newsletter – 29th November 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 29.11.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 29.11.13

From the Head of Secondary – 29th November 2013. Click here.

Instagram Revolution

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Living Languages

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The Lion Newsletter – 22nd November 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 22.11.13

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From the Head of Primary – 22.11.13

From the Head of Primary – 22nd November 2013. Click here.

Year 2 and 3 Sports Day

On On Tuesday 19th November, the Year 2 and 3′s had their Sports Day at Yoyogi Track.  The weather, this time, was just right for the children to show-case all their running, jumping and throwing skills. The day was all

On On Tuesday 19th November, the Year 2 and 3′s had their Sports Day at Yoyogi Track.  The weather, this time, was just right for the children to show-case all their running, jumping and throwing skills. The day was all about having fun alongside a bit of ‘healthy’competition.

The winning Year 2 House was Hearn and the winning Year 3 House was Glover.  The overall winning house went to Hearn. Congratulations!

A big thank you to all the amazing staff and parent helpers who made the morning possible and such a success. I would also like to say a big thank you to all the spectators who came to cheer and support the children.

Lastly, a big thank you to all the children who participated in the morning.  It was fantastic to see all your skills on show, to hear all the cheering, and to see all the smiles on your faces.  Well done!

Miss Gray.

 

 

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Years 4, 5, and 6 Netball game

On Saturday 16th November, the BST years 4, 5, and 6 netball team came together to play a friendly game of netball against one another. For many of the stuedents, this was their very first netball game. I was impressed by

On Saturday 16th November, the BST years 4, 5, and 6 netball team came together to play a friendly game of netball against one another. For many of the stuedents, this was their very first netball game. I was impressed by the level of commitment shown by everyone and the improvement of skills displayed on the court. The team work and competitive spirit was also great to see.

The students all showed that they are ready for their match against TIS in a couple of weeks.

A big thank you to Mrs Hall for umpiring the game and to the many parents who came down to support.

Miss Gray

 

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 15th November 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 15.11.13

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ISTAA MS Girls Volleyball Tournament

BST Middle school girls ISTAA champions for the second year running after a very exciting and successful evening for BST A and B team.     BST A team BST 2-0 KIST (25-7/25-17) BST 2-0 TIS (25-16/26-24)   BST B

BST Middle school girls ISTAA champions for the second year running after a very exciting and successful evening for BST A and B team.

 
 

BST A team

BST 2-0 KIST (25-7/25-17)

BST 2-0 TIS (25-16/26-24)

 

BST B team

BST 0-2 TIS (22-25/23-25)

BST 2-0 KIST (25-21/25-17)

 

On Tuesday 12th November BST hosted the ISTAA end of season tournament. TIS (Tokyo International School) and KIST (K International School) attended the tournament and all three schools had two teams playing in two pools.

On court one, BST A team started the evening playing KIST. With some excellent serving from Marie Goto and Lisa Taniguchi, the first set was over very quickly and BST held a convincing lead.  After half time, BST lost a little concentration and struggled to take control of the game; nevertheless we did manage to retain the lead throughout and ran out 2-0 winners.

After a break, the A team played TIS.  We knew the teams would be evenly-matched so BST needed to be on our game and focused.  We were successful in doing this during the first set and, with some great serving again from Marie and Lisa, were able to retain the lead and win the first set comfortably.  The second set was a different story: BST were unable to take a secure lead as TIS just kept returning the ball. It was point for point during most the set.  BST managed to get a small three point lead and then TIS would pull back. It was a very exciting and nailbiting climax to the season: BST took the serve at 24-24, Heloise Brown served and BST scored the next two points, securing the win and the ITSAA Champions title for the second year running.

On court two, the B team started the evening against TIS. BST were working well together but failed to gain the early lead. The score stayed quite even throughout but always with BST doing the chasing, two points or so behind. We just couldn’t claw back to even stevens and it was TIS who took the first set. BST started strong during the second set and the score again stayed quite even between the two teams but once again, TIS always had that small lead and won the second set as well.

The BST B team played KIST in the final game of the evening and looked much stronger: with some great serving from Antonia Clarke, the girls were moving around and communicating well, allowing them to take, and keep, the lead in the first set.  BST remained strong throughout the second set, taking the opportunity to attack KIST whenever possible, and took control of the game. With some strong serving and working together, they kept up the pressure and won the second set, ending up second overall in the B team tournament, which was a very pleasing result.

A great end to the season; well done, girls!

Miss Swain
Volleyball Coach

 

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BST, CIS and Nishimachi – morning games

On Saturday 9th November, 45 Year 1, 2 and 3 students from BST, Columbia International School and Nishimachi School came together for a morning of fun games. The morning was all about having fun playing games and meeting students from

On Saturday 9th November, 45 Year 1, 2 and 3 students from BST, Columbia International School and Nishimachi School came together for a morning of fun games.

The morning was all about having fun playing games and meeting students from other International schools. The children got to play mini football games, as well as the always fun and competitive game of ‘Capture the Flag’. Mrs Hall was definitely the most competitive team member on the court that morning! All the children involved, as well as the teachers, had a lot of fun. We can’t wait until the next Sports Fun Morning.

Miss Gray

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 8th November 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 08.11.13

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From the Head of Primary – 08.11.13

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Teacher Profile – Mark Grimshaw

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Mustang Finals – Records

Mustang Finals records: Individual Girls 8 & Under: 100m Individual Medley Ariana Hill Time: 1:44.16 Relay Boys 8 & under: 100m Medley Relay:            Joey Tomita, Kaz Enderle, Rei Okawara, Cooper Donald. Time: 1:25.06 Boys 9-10: 100m Medley Relay: James Hill,

Mustang Finals records:

Individual

  • Girls 8 & Under: 100m Individual Medley

Ariana Hill

Time: 1:44.16

Relay

  • Boys 8 & under: 100m Medley Relay:            Joey Tomita, Kaz Enderle, Rei Okawara, Cooper Donald. Time: 1:25.06
  • Boys 9-10: 100m Medley Relay: James Hill, Yuma Teshirogi, Charlie Bottrill, Kai Enderle. Time:1:16.34
  • Boys 8 & under: 100m Freestyle Relay:Joey Tomita, Kaz Enderle, Rei Okawara, Cooper Donald. Time:1:14.93
  • Boys 9-10: 200m Freestyle Relay: Jack Maeda, Charlie Bottrill, Oliver Blackett, James Hill. Time: 2:28.37

 

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Cross Country BST vs WIS – Report

On Wednesday 6th November, 14 Year 2 and 3 students took park in a Cross Country fixture against Waseda International School. It was a great way to practise their long distance running and their competitive skills for the up coming

On Wednesday 6th November, 14 Year 2 and 3 students took park in a Cross Country fixture against Waseda International School. It was a great way to practise their long distance running and their competitive skills for the up coming ISTAA Cross Country event that is being held on 29th November.

All 14 students gave it their very best and finished the race with good times. Congratulations to Liam who was the first BST boy home and to Rosa who was the first BST girl home.  Once all the times were analysed, it was announced that BST took out first place overall. Congratulations runners on a job well done!

Runners, continue  your training ready for the big race at the end of the month. We look forward to hearing the results. Go BST!!!!

Miss Gray

 

 

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Global Jinzai – Nurturing Talent

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BST vs Indian School U12 & U16 – Report

BST’s fledgling cricket teams pitted themselves against the might of the Indian School on Sunday, in day-night games on our home turf at Showa.  We began bathed in the warm glow of a beautiful Tokyo Autumn afternoon and ended under the

BST’s fledgling cricket teams pitted themselves against the might of the Indian School on Sunday, in day-night games on our home turf at Showa.  We began bathed in the warm glow of a beautiful Tokyo Autumn afternoon and ended under the impressive floodlights definitely feeling the bite of a chill that heralds the winter to come.

U12s
We lost by a run in a nailbiter: in an impressive batting display, Anik, Chandan and Torran all succeeded in crashing the Indian bowling around the park, ably supported by the rest of the team.  With the ball, Danny Stainer took three wickets and Paris bagged a couple as well.  It was a fine display all round with BST desperately unlucky to be pipped at the post by a strong team.  In the knockabout game that followed, BST won by 18 runs.

U16s
In the Senior game, the Indians batted first and amassed a very decent 95 for the loss of 5 wickets.  Cameron and Rajan took a brace each and Liam, looking every inch the real deal, was unlucky not to pick up a handful.  As the light began to fade, BST took the crease and lost a couple of early wickets against some very strong bowling, particularly from Neel.  Under the lights, however, Will Hearse stepped up and took the game by the scruff of the neck: a cultured, masterful 48 (including three towering blows for 6) turned the tide and we glided past their score comfortably for the loss of 6 wickets, with three overs in hand.  The positions were reversed in the knockabout game, after some kerfuffle with the ball, but the win was secure, thanks to solid and very impressive BST cricket.

 

 

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Kyonan Cup 2013 Football Tournament

YR 6/7/8 KYONAN CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT On Sunday 3rd November, a mixture of boys from Year 6, 7 and 8 represented the school at the annual Kyonan Cup at Kyonan Elementary school. This is a very international competition, with the

YR 6/7/8 KYONAN CUP FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT

On Sunday 3rd November, a mixture of boys from Year 6, 7 and 8 represented the school at the annual Kyonan Cup at Kyonan Elementary school. This is a very international competition, with the opportunity to play against teams from Germany, France, Japan and North and South Korea.

This year the boys had a difficult group, being drawn against five-time winners Kyonan FC and Mugunhwa, a very robust North Korean team.

Match one – Kyonan FC

The first game was a big challenge for the BST boys. Kyonan FC are an exceptionally well-drilled team and quickly made their dominance count, taking the score to 5:0 by half time. After a number of changes in the second half, BST competed brilliantly and went close on a number of occasions. The final score was, though, 6:0 to Kyonan FC.

Match two – Mugunhwa

Our second game was a close contest, with the Mugunhwa keeper keeping out a number of powerful strikes by BST forwards Matt Freeman and Sean Wilson. With five minutes to go in the second half, substitute Max Murphy made a great run down the right and smashed the ball on the half volley into the roof of the net. The final score was 1:0 to BST.

Match three – DSTY

BST would now play against the German school, DSTY, in the third-place playoff. This was a great game to watch, with the teams evenly matched and both determined to win. BST went close on a number of occasions but just couldn’t trouble the confident German keeper. The final score was 0:0 so the match was decided by a penalty shoot-out.  Unfortunately, as with the England World Cup team on so many occasions, we fell short and lost 3:2 on penalties to the German side.

Well done to the boys who represented BST!

 

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Mustang Finals Swim Meet – Report

The Mustang Finals at ASIJ was one of our important galas for this year and the team showed how much they have improved not only in the pool but also in their maturity, preparation, teamwork and discipline. We started the

The Mustang Finals at ASIJ was one of our important galas for this year and the team showed how much they have improved not only in the pool but also in their maturity, preparation, teamwork and discipline.

We started the gala by winning every one of the Medley Relays and this set the trend for the rest of the day. The overall medal count topped any other gala we have attended and this is due to the hard working attitudes of the swimmers:

Gold: 30

Silver: 21

Bronze: 15

BST broke 5 records on the day and many PB’s were smashed. Congratulations to Ariana Hill who broke the Individual Medley by 3.5 seconds with a fantastic swim at 1:44.16. The Under 8 and 9/10 Medley Relay teams also destroyed the records, congratulations to the swimmers involved:

8 and under: Joey Tomita, Kaz Enderle, Rei Okawara and Cooper Donald

9/10 years: James Hill, Yuma Teshirogi, Charlie Bottrill and Kai Enderle

Other records that fell were in the Freestyle Relays:

8 and under: Joey Tomita, Kaz Enderle, Rei Okawara and Cooper Donald

9/10 years: Oliver Blackett, Jack Maeda, James Hill and Charlie Bottrill

A big thank you must go to the army of parent support that was there to cheer on the team and to Ms O’Connor and Miss Carland who helped encourage the students to perform at their best.

It was a great day for BST swimming but far bigger challenges lay ahead.

Mr Boyes/Dr Reilly/Miss Wright

 

Click here for the 02-11-2013 Mustang Finals results.

 

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MS Girls Volleyball – Kanto Plains

MS Girls Volleyball – Kanto plains end of season tournament Saturday 2nd November at ASIJ. BST 0- 2 ISSH BST started the morning in pool B with ASIJ and ISSH (International School of Sacred Heart) as a seeding result from

MS Girls Volleyball – Kanto plains end of season tournament

Saturday 2nd November at ASIJ.

BST 0- 2 ISSH

BST started the morning in pool B with ASIJ and ISSH (International School of Sacred Heart) as a seeding result from previous games this season.  BST played ISSH first on court one, and opened the game up by winning the first serve, from Jimin, and the match was away, both teams eager to win and show their skills.  ISSH took the lead, BST fought back: Lisa delivered five great attacking serves taking the score to 6-6.  ISSH took the lead again, though, and the first set ended 14-21 to ISSH.  BST knew they could do better and worked extremely hard in the second set,  taking an 11-04 lead but were unable to maintain this as ISSH served some strong balls, narrowing the gap to 16-10.  BST’s frustration started to show as we became a little ragged – and ISSH overhauled us, eventually winning the second set 17-21.

BST 0-2 ASIJ

The next game was immediately after so BST were warmed up and ready to attack ASIJ (American School in Japan).  Although we started off scoring point for point, ASIJ soon took a lead of 12-08; BST continued to look strong and worked hard, returning ASIJs hits which took them – and the spectators – by surprise.  Nevertheless, ASIJ held the lead and took the first set 21-14.   BST started off strong in the second set and took control of the game, attacking ASIJ and moving around the court really working together as a team.  BST were ahead 07-05 after Jimin delivered five amazing serves.  BST maintained the lead, thanks to some great serving from the rest of the team, and halfway through we were up 13-12. However, ASIJ attacked back and BST lost a few points cheaply.  Lisa successfully delivered five magnificent serves, bringing the score 18-19 to ASIJ: there was only one point in it, but unfortunately ASIJ served two strong balls to sneak over the line at 21-19 to ASIJ. A great effort from BST.

BST 2-0 YIS

As BST had lost both the two preliminary games, we went through to the consolation round for 7th place.  First up were YIS (Yokohama International School), and after a three-hour break between matches, BST were a little slow out of the blocks: YIS took the lead, and we were just unable to get it together.  The score moved to 19-23 in favour of YIS and another loss was looming large before us. Up stepped Jimin, to deliver five amazing serves bringing the score to 24-23 to BST. After some ding-dong serving, the score edged up to 26-25. As the pressure shifted in our favour, Heloise delivered two mighty serves and BST took the first set 28-26.

Going into the second set BST knew they had to work together more and attack YIS.  We took total control and were soon up 14-7. BST continued to serve well and attack YIS at every opportunity and in the blink of an eye the second set was over: a convincing 25-16 win.

BST 2-0 NIS

The last game of the day was BST against NIS (Nishimachi); having beaten them earlier in the week, BST felt quietly confident. The game started slowly, point for point, but BST took the lead and were up 10-4 after some great serves from Jimin.  NIS managed to claw points back due to some careless errors and one or two over-confident misjudgments from BST.  Fortunately, we hung on and pulled it back together to attack them once more and take the first set 25-18.  The girls were now visibly tiring – but so were NIS.  BST started the serve in the second set but again were unable to take the lead and NIS were up 5-3 after the first few minutes.  Enter Lisa, with five successful attacking serves, followed by Anne with five more. Heloise continued the surge with three sledgehammers and suddenly BST were leading 19-6.  NIS were simply unable to gain possession as Jimin followed with some great overhead serves and BST ended up dominating the second set, running out 25-9 winners: a very convincing game and a very pleasing result.

A long but a well-played day.  BST finished 7th overall in the MS Girls’ Kanto Plain Volleyball tournament 2013.

Players: (Left to right)

Front row: Evie, Jimin (Captain), Heloise, Amy

Back Row: Anne, Martina, Lisa

 

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MS Boys Football – Kanto Plain B Finals

Match 1 – BST v ST MAUR On Saturday 2nd November the MS boys travelled to YCAC to play in the end of season Kanto Plain B football tournament. This would decide who would finish 5-8 in the overall MS

Match 1 – BST v ST MAUR

On Saturday 2nd November the MS boys travelled to YCAC to play in the end of season Kanto Plain B football tournament. This would decide who would finish 5-8 in the overall MS rankings.

BST were drawn against ST MAUR in the first game. The boys started well and scored a quick goal from Gabriel Bernardo Joao. The boys were dominating the first half but a loss in concentration allowed the opposition to equalize just before half time.

In the second half the boys came back out with added determination and commitment and were playing some lovely football. It was clear the time spent in training working on passing and movement off the ball was paying off and by the final whistle the score had reached 6:1 to BST. Matthew Freeman scored twice and Gab finished the game with four outstanding goals.

Match 2 – BST v YIS

After their win against ST MAUR the boys would be playing YIS in the final. The team had watched their opponents thrash AOBA 12:0 so knew that they had a tough job on their hands.

In the first 10 minutes BST dominated possession and had numerous chances to score but a lack of composure in front of goal stopped us from taking an early lead. Then unfortunately – against the run of play – YIS scored a brilliant goal with their star player number 39 running through half of the team to slot the ball neatly past BST keeper Oliver Thompson.

The second half was a very different story. BST were playing like a team determined to win. After a succession of corners Jake Hearse managed to flick the ball past the keeper at the front post to the delight of the parents, staff and subs on the sideline. The boys continued to pile on the pressure with Gab and Sean Wilson going very close and the YIS keeper making a string of excellent saves. Then with 10 minutes to go George Kipping slotted a lovely through ball to Gab, who calmly stroked the ball into the corner of the goal. 2:1 BST!

With the match drawing to an end YIS continued to put pressure on the BST defence and with only moments to play the dangerous player number 39 broke away from his defender and drilled the ball into the bottom left corner. 2:2 at the final whistle: this would now go down to penalties.

Top scorer Gab would take the first and to everyone’s surprise their keeper pulled off a magnificent save to give YIS an early advantage. Thankfully their third penalty taker pulled his shot wide to level the scores at 3:3. It was sudden death and up stepped George Kipping to blast the ball into the roof of the net putting the pressure straight back onto YIS. Oliver Thompson from Year 7 then pulled off a brilliant save to secure the tournament win for BST 5:4 on penalties.

Well done boys: a great way to end the season!

 

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 1st November 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 01.11.13

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From the Head of Primary – 01.11.13

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The Lion Newsletter – 18th October 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 18.10.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 18.10.13

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School closed Wednesday 16 October

The school will be closed all day on Wednesday 16 October because of the approaching typhoon and the strong winds that are likely in the Tokyo area.

The Lion Newsletter – 11th October 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 11.10.13

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From the Head of Primary – 11.10.13

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BST Volleyball vs CAJ – Report

Saturday 5th October – BST V CAJ B Team CAJ 2 – 0 BST It was a wet morning and long journey to Christian Academy Japan (CAJ).  The B team played first.  Nada Abdelhaim returned to play for the first

Saturday 5th October – BST V CAJ

B Team

CAJ 2 – 0 BST

It was a wet morning and long journey to Christian Academy Japan (CAJ).  The B team played first.  Nada Abdelhaim returned to play for the first time this year and a there was a debut appearance from Evie Hadlow and Eldoie Douihet.  BST took a while to get into the game with new players on court who were unsure of the rotation.  CAJ seemed more positive and had a lot of support from the side line.  Unfortunately BST were unable to take control of the game and lost the first set 25-17.  As they went into the second set they began to look more like a team and started communicating and moving around the court but CAJ were more organized and eager for the ball and BST lost the second set 25-16.

A Team

CAJ 2 – 0 BST

The BST A team started off very strong as Jimin Park won first service from the captains toss and Marie Goto opened the game for us.  For the first few points it was even at 3-3 but CAJ soon settled in and became the stronger opponents, taking the led to 8-4.  BST won back the service but were unable to maintain it.  CAJ played a very skillful and tactical game and BST were unable to get themselves together to handle this.  CAJ took a strong led 11-5 and the first set continued this way with the final score being 25-9 at the end.

BST were extremely disappointed by the score and went into the second set fighting, by communicating and moving around the court more and going for every ball.  Their performance was outstanding they worked really well together and very hard.  The score was even to start with, again 3-3 however this time BST took the lead and with some great serving from Jimin Park BST secured a lead of 8-5.  BST looked much stronger and were able to return CAJs hits, taking them by surprise after the first set.  Marie Goto served 4 in a row helping BST to take the lead of 11-6.  BST maintained the lead by a few points for the best part of the game.  Both teams worked hard to try and attack each other but both teams kept on returning it which meant some of the rallies were really long.  BST held the led until 24-22 but CAJ took the service and with their big home support were able to even the score.   As the winning team must win by two clear points the game continued.  It was point for point and neither team were able to get that two point lead, at 27-27, CAJ took the serve and finally won the game 29-27.  BST worked so hard in the second set and worked amazingly as a team and should be proud of themselves.  Well done girls.

 

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BST B Team at ASIJ Swim Meet – Report

On the 5 October the BST swim team attended the ASIJ B meet. It was an opportunity for the majority of the swimmers to take part in their first gala for BST. There were a lot of nerves on the

On the 5 October the BST swim team attended the ASIJ B meet. It was an opportunity for the majority of the swimmers to take part in their first gala for BST. There were a lot of nerves on the day but the swimmers performed extremely well in the water. It shows the great progress that has been made at all levels in BST swimming. Some of the individuals could not swim 25 meters last year and they were comfortably competing in 50 meter events.

The overall all medal count included:

Gold: 8

Silver: 6

Bronze: 5

Congratulations to all the swimmers on the day not only for their efforts in the pool but also for their excellent team work and behaviour.

Mr Boyes / Dr Reilly / Miss Wright

 

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 4th October 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 04.10.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 04.10.13

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The Resilience of the Daruma

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BST Volleyball vs TIS – Report

Tuesday 1st October – BST V TIS BST 2 – 0 TIS BST were all fired up to win this week after TIS beat BST for the first time in quite a few years the week before.  BST started off

Tuesday 1st October – BST V TIS

BST 2 – 0 TIS

BST were all fired up to win this week after TIS beat BST for the first time in quite a few years the week before.  BST started off really strong; Jimin Park the captain got them warmed up and as the team was in their home surroundings they were ready from the outset, which took TIS a little by surprise enabling BST to immediately take the lead.  BST played very strongly in the first set and held the lead all the way through, finishing the set 13-25 to BST.  BST was ready and excited going into the second set and held their own all the way through, with some great serving and return hits as the girls worked together, communicating and moving around the court.  The second set finished 15-25 to BST, a confident and improved win for BST.

 

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BST U15 cricket team vs Gunma and Sano

BST U15 cricket team score Double Success against Gunma and Sano BST U15 cricket team bounced back from their Indian School defeat a week earlier to defeat Gunma twice under a scorching Sunday sky on September 29th. We took the

BST U15 cricket team score Double Success against Gunma and Sano

BST U15 cricket team bounced back from their Indian School defeat a week earlier to defeat Gunma twice under a scorching Sunday sky on September 29th. We took the bus to the beautiful “Ground no. 1″ in Sano, and BST had a brilliant start where we got their four top batsmen out for ducks due to some electric fielding and bowling, led by Cameron Avent, who fell sick shortly after. BST took a measured approach to knocking off the runs. Jonah Sundstrom starred with the bat, ably supported by Jake Herse and Raiyu Hirayama.

The second game was an entirely different affair, as the older Herse released his frustration at not batting in the first game by flaying the attack, and Nick Wang got in on the act. Liam Waide was not to be outdone with some massive shots in the final over that took us over 50 runs in ten overs. With the enormous boundaries this was a great total. We needed it, as a newly arrived star batsman from Gunma put our bowlers to the sword. The game looked to have gone, when captain Sean bowled the beast with a slow turner, and suddenly the energy came back into BST’s game. Gunma needed a managable amount, but the tourniquet tightened as BST upped their bowling through Hugo, Will Herse and Liam Waide, choking off all extras and squeezing the scoring opportunities. Hugo bowled a nerveless last over of dot balls as the Sano/ Gunma batsmen couldn’t get the ball of the square and despite a great heave on the last ball where they needed four to win, the ball stopped just short of the rope in the sticky outfield and BST scored a great double success. Next up, the Dads on the 13th October.

 

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Yokosuka Swim Meet 29-09-2013

A travelling party of 67 students, parents and staff made the hour and fifteen minute trip down to Yokosuka. It was the largest of the meets we have attended with many of the American base schools present. The team performed

A travelling party of 67 students, parents and staff made the hour and fifteen minute trip down to Yokosuka. It was the largest of the meets we have attended with many of the American base schools present. The team performed extremely well with many top 6 ribbon finishes. We had 3 winners in the overall point’s category with Cooper Donal, Kaz Enderle and Lilica Tomita all taking home trophies. There were no relays on the day and the medal tally for individual events was:

Gold: 8

Silver: 7

Bronze: 4

The team spirit, behaviour and attitude of the swimmers were fantastic and they did their school proud.

A big thank you must go to the parents for their tireless support on the day and Mr Ridley for his help with the team

Mr Boyes/Dr Riley

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BST MS Boys Football Team A vs AOBA

Today BST ‘A’ team played against AOBA international school. Due to the smaller pitch the boys would be playing an 8 sided game with four 20 minute periods. This gave the coaches a chance to experiment players in different positions

Today BST ‘A’ team played against AOBA international school. Due to the smaller pitch the boys would be playing an 8 sided game with four 20 minute periods. This gave the coaches a chance to experiment players in different positions and a chance to maximise the use of substitutes.

From the kick-off BST immediately put AOBA under pressure and for once the boys had started brightly. Within 30 seconds Vice Captain Ethan had the ball at his feet, he then made a quick one two then cleverly chipped the ball over two people then on the volley blasted it into the bottom left corner. 1:0 to BST what a start to the game!! Following some sloppy midfield play BST dropped its guard and allowed AOBA a lucky break away goal. The remainder of the quarter stayed well matched with both teams having chances to score. At the water break the score remained 1:1.

The second quarter was very profitable for BST. Substitute Matthew came off the bench to immediately put the AOBA defence under pressure scoring two great goals. Ethan added another before the break to take the score line to 4:1. New Keeper for the quarter Charlie made some great saves backed up by defenders Jake and Jinu to help keep BST in a dominant position at half time.

The third quarter so the whole team change around with an opportunity for a number of the ‘B’ team to have a run out. AOBA took advantage of this and played their strongest players and soon went on a bit of a scoring spree with BST conceding three quick goals. Thankfully just at the end of the quarter Ethan secured his hat-trick helping take off the pressure for the boys in the final 20 minutes of the game.

The last quarter began well for BST. The ‘A’ team that started were drafted back onto the pitch. The team quickly dominated possession concluding with central defender Jake taking an outstanding shot from just outside the box to take the score line to 6:4. Soon after George played a great ball to Luka who made a fantastic run into the box and chipped it calmly over the oncoming AOBA keeper. The final score was 7:4. A great win for the BST boys!!!!

Ethan Fox deserves to be man of the match today, for his courage in attacking the ball, presence and determination all over the pitch and of course a brilliant a hat-trick to lead our team to their first win of the season.

Match report by Luka YR 9

 

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A Balanced Approach

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The Lion Newsletter – 27th September 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 27.09.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 27.09.13

From the Head of Secondary – 27 September 2013. Click here.

BST MS Boys Volleyball vs TIS

On Tuesday 26th of September MS BST boys’ volleyball team played their first match of the season against TIS. The team started pretty well, with some great serves from Luka and Jonah which gave us the first set 25:18 Unfortunately

On Tuesday 26th of September MS BST boys’ volleyball team played their first match of the season against TIS. The team started pretty well, with some great serves from Luka and Jonah which gave us the first set 25:18

Unfortunately in the second set we didn’t concentrate and communicate well enough and ended up giving away a number of quick points. This was very frustrating as the team was 20:12 up but just couldn’t close out the match. BST lost the set 27:25

In the final set TIS played with added confidence and were serving the ball consistently putting tremendous pressure of the BST receivers. We needed to concentrate more as a team and get more digs and sets from the return of the serve. Unfortunately we lost the last set 11-15 after a close finish. Over all I think we did the best to our abilities and despite only having one training session to a team that have trained and played competitively together for the last four weeks. The boys will look to get revenge next week we TIS travel to BST to play the return fixture.

Match report by Raiyu YR 9

 

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Develop, Stop and Fix

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MS Boys Football B team v YIS – Match Report

BST B v YIS B On Tuesday 24th September the BST B team travelled to Yokohama to play YIS. Having won their last game convincingly against ASIJ at the weekend the boys were confident of another winning performance. From the

BST B v YIS B

On Tuesday 24th September the BST B team travelled to Yokohama to play YIS. Having won their last game convincingly against ASIJ at the weekend the boys were confident of another winning performance.

From the start it was obvious BST were the much stronger of the two sides. We looked more confident on the ball and were having nearly all of the possession. Freddie and Thomas looked dangerous down both flanks with Sean and Rafe looking dangerous up front. Although the stand out player throughout the first half was centre back Jake. He was making calm runs through the midfield and looked strong with every tackle. His partnership with Jinu at the heart of defence looked totally solid and was frustrating the YIS forwards.

As the game drew closer to half time the match got relatively scrappy and the game narrowed with most of the play centering in the middle of the pitch. Freddie and Thomas were getting frustrated out on the wings as the midfield just couldn’t slot the ball through into the channels for the boys to run onto.

Some new faces made their debuts in the second half with brothers Ali and Bakar coming on to strengthen the midfield. BST started brightly and continued to create chances to score but just couldn’t generate the power on the shots to trouble the YIS keeper. It was clear they were missing star player Max who had been promoted to the ‘A’ team following his fantastic performance last week against ASIJ.

With minutes to go BST were camped in the YIS box and then finally their pressure paid off and were awarded a penalty after Sean was fouled in the box. After some discussion Sean stepped up to smash the ball into the bottom right hand corner to the delight of his team mates. This goal was hugely deserved and a true representation of the dominance of BST all night. Final score BST 1 YIS 0.

Man of the match went to Jake. He played superbly at the heart of the defence, making endless tackles and supporting the midfield and attack with pinpoint passes to help build each attack. It was a great individual performance. Well done!

Match report Mr. Morris

 

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MS Boys Football A team v YIS – Match Report

BST Match report Our third match of the season saw us make the long trip to YIS. The team went into the game feeling very confident as last year BST won the fixture 8:0. Although with a large number of

BST Match report

Our third match of the season saw us make the long trip to YIS. The team went into the game feeling very confident as last year BST won the fixture 8:0. Although with a large number of the team now in Year 10 this year could be a different story.

After another slow start we quickly conceded. YIS played a nice ball into the box leaving their striker free on goal to slot the ball home.  BST started to get back into the game and began to create a number of good chances but to our frustration we just couldn’t convert them. Then after a quick break away YIS were awarded a somewhat dubious penalty after one of the BST defenders was judged to have committed a foul in the box.  YIS slotted the ball home to take the score line to 2:0.  In the final minutes of the half YIS scored again after a cross rather than a shot looped up and dipped over the wrong footed Oliver in goal.

The second half started very differently for BST. They began playing with added determination and commitment in each tackle and were making decisions a lot more decisively. Then after a great cross from Jonah on the left George whipped his left foot powerfully around the ball sending it flying into the top right hand corner of the net. 3:1. BST kept piling on the pressure and had a number of chances to reduce the deficit but just couldn’t get the ball past an impressive YIS keeper. In the dying moments BST should have been awarded a clear penalty after George was brought down in the box but instead a goal kick was given. The game finished 3:1 to YIS with the boys feeling disappointed with their performance and contemplating on missed chances especially in the second half. The team will travel to AOBA on Saturday in determined fashion, searching for their first win of the season.

Our man of the match today was Oliver our goal keeper. He had an amazing second half, keeping our first clean sheet in one half after making a string of spectacular saves. Well done!

By Ethan Fox (Vice Captain)

 

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BST MS G Volleyball vs Seisen

MS Girls Volleyball Team – BST V Seisen – Tuesday 24th September, 2013 B Team – Seisen 2 – 0 BST The B team started the evening by taking the lead over Seisen and within the first few minutes it

MS Girls Volleyball Team – BST V Seisen – Tuesday 24th September, 2013

B Team – Seisen 2 – 0 BST

The B team started the evening by taking the lead over Seisen and within the first few minutes it was 7-1 to BST.  This was a debut for Ella Sundstrom and the first game of the season for Bella Sharp.  Seisen then won back the service and with a few consistent serves that BST were unable to return the score become even.  The first set finished 20-25 to Seisen.  The B team returned to the second set prepared to take control but was unable to take over Seisen who won the second set, to conclude the game.

 

A team – Seisen 2 – 0 BST

An outstanding performance from all BST players; they worked extremely hard throughout both sets and the score is not a true reflection of their hard work and commitment. BST lost both sets, 14-25 and 15-25, but they did work really well as a team, JiMin did a  great job as captain communicating and encouraging the team to keep going. BST were able to return a number of Seisen’s serves and work on setting up an attack but Seisen were just able to maintain more control in their defense.

 

 

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BST Swim Report – 21 Sep at ASIJ

The swimming season began with a bang this weekend at ASIJ with a very strong all-round team performance. There were 43 BST swimmers taking part and a big support crew of parents, definitely with the loudest voices on the day.

The swimming season began with a bang this weekend at ASIJ with a very strong all-round team performance. There were 43 BST swimmers taking part and a big support crew of parents, definitely with the loudest voices on the day.

Congratulations to Ariana Hill who broke the record for the Individual medley in a time of 1:47.44. Two further records were broken by BST, the boys under 8 medley relay consisting of Luke Sloman, Kaz Enderle, Joey Tomita and Cooper Donald. The final record came in the boy’s 9-10 medley relay which was broken by James Hill, Kai Enderle, Charlie Bottrill and Rei Okawara.

The overall all medal count included:

Gold: 25

Silver: 18

Bronze: 10

Congratulations to all the swimmers who took part, there is still a lot of work to be done but the effort on the weekend by the whole team was very encouraging to see. A big thank you to the parents for cheering the team on throughout the day.

Mr Boyes / Dr Reilly / Mr Ridley

 

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BST MS G Volleyball vs ASIJ

MS Girls Volleyball Team – BST V ASIJ – Saturday 21st September 26, 2013 B Team -  ASIJ 2 – 1 BST It was the first game ever for all the B team competitors, with only a few training sessions. 

MS Girls Volleyball Team – BST V ASIJ – Saturday 21st September 26, 2013

B Team -  ASIJ 2 – 1 BST

It was the first game ever for all the B team competitors, with only a few training sessions.  It took the first set for them to settle in, and ASIJ serving took them by surprise.  By the second set they were working together as a team, returning their serves and looking a lot more confident when serving.  They took the lead at the beginning of the second set leading 7-6 and managed to hold the lead winning the second set 22-25.  The game went to three sets, it was a very even set with each time winning back their serves.  BST worked hard but finally lost 12-15.  For their first game they did extremely well and gained a lot of experience from it.

A team -  ASIJ 0 – 2 BST

The BST A team dominated the ASIJ B team comfortably winning 2 sets.  JiMin Park has taken on the role of Captain this year for the MS Volleyball team and with new additions to the school Marie Goto and Helouise Brown we have a strong starting team.  They got off to a good start with some very confident serving and won the first set 13-25.  Their confidence and ability to work together as a team continued in the second set with some great serving from JiMin Park, who served 5 great serves in a row, before Marie Goto continued.  The girls won the second set 25-14 which was a great start to the season and an excellent result.

 

 

 

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MS Boys Football B vs ASIJ – Match Report

BST B team v ASIJ C The second game of the season for the BST B team saw them travel to play ASIJ. After a heavy defeat the previous week at the hands of St Mary’s the boys were determined

BST B team v ASIJ C

The second game of the season for the BST B team saw them travel to play ASIJ. After a heavy defeat the previous week at the hands of St Mary’s the boys were determined to get something out of the game.

Some new faces were brought in to strengthen the midfield this week with Rafe, Harry and Arunit all making their debuts for BST. A new captain would also be leading the team with Freddie from Year 7 taking over the responsibility from Lewis who had been promoted to the A team due to injury.

From the off BST certainly looked the stronger of the two teams. It was clear BST had come to play football and were not afraid to pass the ball around and look for space. Although the one thing that let us down was our finishing in front of goal. We seemed to have lots of shots but none of them could trouble the ASIJ keeper. We needed to hit the corners rather than straight at the keeper. The half time score was 0:0.

The second half started the same as the first with BST dominating possession. It wasn’t long before BST would make their attacking domination count.  Matthew was brought down on the edge of the box and up stepped Max to blast the ball like a rocket into the top right hand corner to the delight of the BST supporters. This gave the team an extra added confidence and soon they were troubling the ASIJ defence who were struggling to get the ball out of their own half.

Max was continuing to work the ball excellently down the right with the support of Chris and Kazuki throughout the second half. Then after an amazing cross by Max, Freddie was there to slot the ball past the despondent ASIJ keeper. This was a great team goal. The BST boys continued to pass the ball around superbly completing one two after one two and it showed the practice they had done in training was paying off. In the last five minutes Max scored by a superb volley after being put through by a great ball by Matthew. To round the game off with real style debutant Arunit flicked the ball with his heel sending the goalie the wrong way and bringing the final score to 4-0 and the team’s best win yet.

Man of the match today was Max from Year 7 who dominated the attack, scoring two and setting up another. The boys will look forward to their next game away against YIS on Tuesday 24th September. Another big thank you must go the parents who supported the boys on the day.

Match report Freddie Year 7.

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MS Boys Football A vs ASIJ – Match Report

SAT 21st SEPT BST A VS ASIJ B Match report Our second game of the season saw us travel away to ASIJ who we knew would be tough opponents. The boys had trained had all week and were determined to

SAT 21st SEPT BST A VS ASIJ B Match report

Our second game of the season saw us travel away to ASIJ who we knew would be tough opponents.

The boys had trained had all week and were determined to improve on last week’s defeat against ST Mary’s. There were some new faces in the team today with B team captain Lewis coming in to replace Hayato in the centre of defence and Matthew leading the attack with Ethan as Greg was unavailable this weekend. Unfortunately we started slowly and suffered an early 2 minute goal from ASIJ who broke through our defence with ease. Although this was not going to deter our fighting spirit and we soon levelled the scores when George drilled in a great corner from the left straight onto the boot of Jonah waiting on the edge of the box. He produced a first time strike sweeping the ball powerfully into the ASIJ net. It was already in the bottom corner even before the goalkeeper could react.

BST kept pushing forward and were caught on the break giving away two sloppy goals in quick succession.  This seemed to wake the boys up and after some neat play on the right with Luka and Matthew the ball found its way to Gabriel who calmly side footed the ball past the ASIJ keeper.  A late goal for the hosts meant the half time score was ASIJ 4 BST 2.

Mr Morris and Mr Reid provided us with some valuable words of encouragement at half time. With the focus being on attacking the ball and competing in the air. Raiyu from 9JM came on at half time to make his MS boys debut and would be partnering Lewis at the centre of defence. Captain Luka was moved to play right defence and Harry replaced Thomas on the left.

We started the second half in excellent fashion and were all over the hosts with some slick passing and sweeping moves along the flanks with Gabriel and George causing lots of problems for the ASIJ defence. Goals from Ethan and then a second for Gabriel silenced the home crowd. BST were right back in the game 5:4. Unfortunately with the team tiring and ASIJ having the squad size to make endless changes we struggled to sustain the intensity we wanted and soon conceded more goals. The final score was 10:5 to ASIJ but the score line certainly didn’t represent the effort and determination the whole team put in. This was a really improved performance from last week against St Mary’s and there were many positives to take to our next game against YIS on Tuesday night.

Today man of the match went to Raiyu. Although only coming on at half time he showed calmness under pressure and attacked the ball in the air with real determination and commitment. Well done!

Match report Ethan Fox YR 9

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 20th September 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 20.09.13

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HS Girls Volleyball vs ASIJ JV B Team – Report

For the High School Girls Volleyball team the games are coming thick and fast. Tonight we travelled to ASIJ to play their JV B team and we are pleased to report that BST came out comfortable winners 25-16 and 25-11.

For the High School Girls Volleyball team the games are coming thick and fast. Tonight we travelled to ASIJ to play their JV B team and we are pleased to report that BST came out comfortable winners 25-16 and 25-11. It’s also pleasing to note that three year 10 students made their High School debut tonight – congratulations Sophie Kelly, Tammy Wilson and Lizzie Rutherford.

On the volleyball front the girls played well – especially in the areas of first pass and serving. We face a much sterner test on Thursday when we travel to Seisen – another all- girls school volleyball powerhouse.

For now – it’s always nice to get a win.

Come on BST!

 

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From the Head of Primary – 20.09.13

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Too Much Too Soon?

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School closed Monday 16 September

The school will be closed all day on Monday 16 September because of the approaching typhoon and the strong winds that are likely in the Tokyo area.

Typhoon decision 6am Monday at latest

A typhoon storm is forecast to pass close to Tokyo on Monday, with the potential threat of 400mm of rain and sudden very powerful gusts of wind. The exact path and timing of the typhoon are not yet known. At BST we

A typhoon storm is forecast to pass close to Tokyo on Monday, with the potential threat of 400mm of rain and sudden very powerful gusts of wind. The exact path and timing of the typhoon are not yet known. At BST we still hope to open as usual if at all possible, but parents are asked to be sensible about planning journeys to and from school – if in doubt, please err on the side of caution.

If it seems that very high winds are likely in Tokyo, we may have to close the school. Such a decision will be made as early as possible and certainly no later than 6:00 am tomorrow morning. It will be communicated via our website and through all of our usual communication channels.

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High School Girls Volleyball Report

BST High School girls Volleyball kicked off their season this morning at ISSH. It was obvious as the morning played out that Hakuba, Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions were still ‘in the legs’ so to speak. We eventually lost the

BST High School girls Volleyball kicked off their season this morning at ISSH. It was obvious as the morning played out that Hakuba, Bronze, Silver and Gold expeditions were still ‘in the legs’ so to speak.

We eventually lost the match 2-0 (18-25 and 17-25) and while at times we played some excellent volleyball we lacked consistency at key moments.

An all girls school, ISSH is a local volleyball powerhouse and all things considered while we don’t like losing, there are some real positives to take away from this mornings match.

Come on BST!

 

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MS Boys Football B Team – Match Report SAT 14th September

Our first fixture of the season was against St Marys B away. Having never played together as a team we were optimistic about our chances before the game. We started off strongly with a few attacks up the pitch and

Our first fixture of the season was against St Marys B away. Having never played together as a team we were optimistic about our chances before the game. We started off strongly with a few attacks up the pitch and seemed to be controlling the initial periods of play. Then after a dubious decision from the referee an indirect free kick was given almost on the penalty spot. St Mary’s converted their chance and blasted it past the wall on the line. As the first half progressed the host’s strength in-depth showed and they were able to continue adding to the score line. By half time the score was 8:0.

As the second half started our performance as a team improved massively and our amount of attacks were increasing. Max and Ethan were linking up nicely on the right and making it difficult for the St Mary’s defence. The boys were not giving up with Thomas and Lewis battling hard in defence and midfield to maintain possession.  We just needed luck on our side as chance after chance were created but it just didn’t want to go in. With the game drawing to an end St Marys managed to score two late goals to the disappointment of the team. This score certainly doesn’t fully reflect our performance and hopefully in games to come we can prove that.

I would personally like to thank the boys for their hard work and effort in the game. Also on behalf of the team I would like to thank Mr Morris and Mr Reid for giving up their Saturday morning to take us to the game and help us improve our footballing skills. Finally I would like to say a big thank you to the parents for cheering us on and supporting the team from the side-line.

Joint man of the match went to Keigo and Kazuki for both producing a really determined first performance for the B team.

Lewis Fisher B team Captain.

 

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MS Boys Football A Team – Match Report SAT 14th September

On Saturday 14th September BST’s MS Boys Football team travelled across Tokyo to play St Mary’s. This would be the boy’s first match of the season and a chance for MS coaches Mr Morris and Mr Reid to see how

On Saturday 14th September BST’s MS Boys Football team travelled across Tokyo to play St Mary’s. This would be the boy’s first match of the season and a chance for MS coaches Mr Morris and Mr Reid to see how the numerous new faces would gel as a team. This would also be many of the team’s first experience playing on a full sized pitch.

The team started well and managed to pass the ball nicely across midfield with Jonah and Ethan linking up nicely with George on the left. Unfortunately after a lot of pressure from BST, St Mary’s scored two goals totally against the run of play. Undeterred the boys kept battling for the ball and created a few chances on goal but our shots sadly lacked the power to really challenge the St Mary’s keeper. By Half time the score was 3:0 to the hosts but this could have been a lot more had it not been for a number of excellent saves for our Year 7 keeper Oliver.

After a well needed water break and a team talk at half time the BST boys went out feeling positive they were still in the game. The second half saw a real change in BST’s style of play. Both full backs Jinu and Thomas were creating wide passing opportunities allowing George and Gab to work the ball down the line and into dangerous positions. The team really battled hard in the second half and showed great character and determination regardless of the score line. Following a great passing move started at the back by Jonah BST narrowly failed to score as Ethan’s shot was superbly saved by the St Mary’s keeper.

In the last few moments of the game St Mary’s were awarded a somewhat dubious penalty to make the final score 5:0 to the hosts. Regardless of the score there were certainly lots of positives to take away from the game especially as this was the first time most of the team had played together.

Man of the match went to Jonah who had a brilliant game in front of the defence and helped link up the midfield and attack with some excellent passing and control under pressure.  Our next game will be on Saturday 21st away at ASIJ.

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The Lion Newsletter – 13th September 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 13.09.13

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From the Head of Secondary – 13.09.13

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The Lion Newsletter – 6th September 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 6.09.13

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From the Head of Primary – 06.09.13

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MidYIS – What Are My Chances?

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The Lion Newsletter – 30th August 2013

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An iPad or a Cricket Bat?

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Examination Celebrations

Last week our Year 13 students celebrated first-class A level results and are now looking forward to taking up places at top universities. Just the second cohort of 18 year-olds to graduate, this year’s group certainly set the bar high

Last week our Year 13 students celebrated first-class A level results and are now looking forward to taking up places at top universities. Just the second cohort of 18 year-olds to graduate, this year’s group certainly set the bar high for their successors. Remarkably, more than 40% of all entries were graded A*/A and well over 60% were awarded a B grade or better.

Given that no fewer than 10 A*/A grades were attained in Maths and Further Maths, it is perhaps not surprising that at least seven students appear to be heading for London and degree courses at LSE, UCL and Imperial but other courses include Architecture at Glasgow, English Literature at Reading and Chemical Engineering at Manchester. Closer to home, BST will also be represented at Waseda and Doshisha when the new academic year commences.

Another highlight was the achievement of six A*/A grades in the Extended Project and three Distinctions awarded in the AQA Bacc, clearly illustrating that a BST education is both well-rounded and tailored to accommodate the particular interests of individual students.

Determined not to be outshone by their elders, Year 11 today learned that their GCSE results were every bit as praiseworthy. Just under 40% of all entries were awarded the top A* grade, almost two thirds were graded A or better and 86% A* – B. To put these results into context, national statistics for 2012 show that A*/A grades amounted to just over 22% of the total entry In England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

While I am delighted to share with you the successes of our top performers, it is even more pleasing to see students who have had to work very hard to cope with the demands of public examinations, achieving results better than even they might have expected. There are certainly times when a C or even a D is just as much a cause for celebration as an A*.

A number of these successful GCSE and A Level candidates are, of course, indebted to the teachers who gave them such a good start in the Primary School. Indeed, no fewer than four of our A level leavers met each other in BST’s Nursery! It bodes well for the future then, that Year 6 can boast some record-breaking results in their Key Stage 2 SATS. Almost three-quarters of the year group achieved Level 5 or better in Reading and Maths, while an amazing 94% earned Level 5 for the new Grammar test.

This year, for the first time, some students were entered for the optional Level 6 tests and in both Grammar and Maths no less than a quarter of the year group made the grade – a fantastic achievement that shows exactly why BST pupils are so highly regarded when they move on.

These outstanding results represent a fitting reward for a talented, hard-working group of pupils and for their very dedicated teachers. Congratulations to them all!

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Rank Idea?

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Outlook Changeable

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2013-2014 Swimming Gala Schedule

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BST School Swimming Records

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Year Group Top 5 Fastest Times 2012 – 2013

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No More Long Summer Holidays

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The Lion Newsletter – 28th June 2013

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The Scholars’ Cup Global Round

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BST Weekly Newsletter – 21st June 2013

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Flying the Nest

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BST Weekly Newsletter – 14th June 2013

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Athletics Meet – 11 June 2013

The Primary Athletics team ended their productive season with a Head-2- Head match with Waseda International School. Only Track events took place due to the earlier downpour. It was a cold and miserable day for BST and WIS to do

The Primary Athletics team ended their productive season with a Head-2- Head match with Waseda International School. Only Track events took place due to the earlier downpour.

It was a cold and miserable day for BST and WIS to do athletics but Mr. Wild didn’t even think about cancelling the meet. Despite the bad weather, BST’s boys and girl’s kicked off with a good start by winning the first relay of the tournament. While the students were trying their hardest the parents were chatting away comfortably until at the start of the 200 meter race when Lewis Peedle accidentally tripped his fellow friend Matthew Viner over. Kindly, Lewis stopped and helped him up and said sorry and then zoomed of but still came 2nd last. In Matthew’s case blood was pouring down his leg and had to go to the nurse. Unfortunately that was the end of the day for Matthew. Even though Mr. Boyes and Mr. Wild put lots of pressure on some people, it didn’t affect them and they kept happily running.

It was great that BST children were cheering for everyone who was running and all of the people who participated tried their hardest all the way through even with the tough conditions. Without Mr. Boyes putting pressure on everyone and Mr. Wild organizing and fairly writing down the times BST would have crumbled into pieces like a cookie.

There were some great performances from all Year groups. At the end of the day it stopped raining all because of the amazing BST Athletics team.

By Kaze McGonigal (Year 4 Sports Captain)

 

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Four Hundred Years Ago, Today…

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High School Futsal tournament – BST vs KIST

The afternoon started with the High school girls Futsal tournament.  BST girls played second against KIST, they got off to a really good start and played really well.  Tactically the better team and some very close shots from Yunji Hwang

The afternoon started with the High school girls Futsal tournament.  BST girls played second against KIST, they got off to a really good start and played really well.  Tactically the better team and some very close shots from Yunji Hwang and Roxy Lambert but the ball wouldn’t go in.  Then in the last minute of the game KIST managed to break through and score a goal.  As they won it meant that BST did not go through to the final, overall they came third in the tournament.

Following the girls tournament the boys tournament began.  The match for BST against Canadian International School the boys got off to a great start and soon took the lead with a goal.  BST dominated the rest of the game ending the game with an amazing win of 4 – 0.  BST second game was against Columbia International School and they needed to win this to get through to the final, the boys felt a bit of pressure and struggled to remain the dominating team.  They did work really hard together but Columbia managed to score a late goal, meaning the final score was 1-0 to Columbia.  Which meant BST didn’t go through to the final but they came third out of the 6 teams, so a good performance.

It was the last game for a number of students that will be leaving this year, Josh Tateno and Vitor Taigo-Bronzatto, who has both played outstandingly for BST in a number of sports throughout the years.  Good luck boys.

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BST Weekly Newsletter – 7th June 2013

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University Challenge

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From the Head of Secondary – 4.06.13

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BST Weekly Newsletter – 31st May 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 31.05.13

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21st Century Learning – Really?

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The Lion Newsletter – 24th May 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 24.05.13

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PTA Newsletter – 24th May 2013

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Precious Cargo

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From the Head of Secondary – 22.05.13

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St Marys End of Year Swimming Gala

Our final Swimming Gala of the year included a 45 member squad taking part at St Mary’s school. Click here for the full report. Click here for the Photo Gallery.

The Lion Newsletter – 17th May 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 17.05.13

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PTA Newsletter – 17th May 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – 15.05.13

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Spring Fayre – Raffles Winners

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The Lion Newsletter – 10th May 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 10.05.13

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PTA Newsletter – Spring Fayre Special

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Summer Internal Exams 2013 Timetables

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From the Head of Secondary – 06.05.13

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Kanto Plains Summer Championship 2013 – Secondary

In the Summer Kanto Plains Swimming Championship BST came in third place behind St Marys and Yokosuka. This was an excellent result for the Swimming Team and all members should be very proud. Top 5 Overall points scorers included Nana

In the Summer Kanto Plains Swimming Championship BST came in third place behind St Marys and Yokosuka. This was an excellent result for the Swimming Team and all members should be very proud.

Top 5 Overall points scorers included Nana Ohashi, Ariana Hill, Joey Tomita, Jamie Spencer, Lilica Tomita, Kai Enderle and Emma Spencer, congratulations an excellent result.

Well done to Nana Ohashi, Joey Tomita and Lilica Tomita for winning overall trophies on the day. Lilica Tomita managed to claim three Kanto Plains records.

It was a fantastic team effort from everyone involved. Well done!!

Mr Boyes

 

 

 

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Kanto Plains Summer Championship 2013 – Primary

In the Summer Kanto Plains Swimming Championship BST came in third place behind St Marys and Yokosuka. This was an excellent result for the Swimming Team and all members should be very proud. Top 5 Overall points scorers included Nana

In the Summer Kanto Plains Swimming Championship BST came in third place behind St Marys and Yokosuka. This was an excellent result for the Swimming Team and all members should be very proud.

Top 5 Overall points scorers included Nana Ohashi, Ariana Hill, Joey Tomita, Jamie Spencer, Lilica Tomita, Kai Enderle and Emma Spencer, congratulations an excellent result.

Well done to Nana Ohashi, Joey Tomita and Lilica Tomita for winning overall trophies on the day. Lilica Tomita managed to claim three Kanto Plains records.

It was a fantastic team effort from everyone involved. Well done!!

Mr Boyes

 

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 3rd May 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 03.05.13

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Kodomo No Hi (こどもの日)

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Why Reading Matters

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The Lion Newsletter – 26th April 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 26.04.13

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It’s Quicker by Train!

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A Very British Question

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From the Head of Secondary – T3 W1

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The Lion Newsletter – 19th April 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 19.04.13

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The Iron Lady and BST

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Problems, Problems…

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The Lion Newsletter – 29th March 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W12

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Choosing Your A Level Options

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From the Head of Primary – 22.03.13

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The Lion Newsletter – 22nd March 2013

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W11

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The Lion Newsletter – 15th March 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 15.03.13

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Google Gracious Me

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Decisions, Decisions… choosing your IGCSE options

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Year 3 Football Report – 13 March 2013

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2011.03.11 Remembering… and Looking to the Future

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The Lion Newsletter – 8th March 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 08.03.13

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W9

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IGCSE Options 2013-2015

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The Lion Newsletter – 1st March 2013

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Gig Guide – March 2013

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Keep on Running

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W8

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The Lion Newsletter – 15th February 2013

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BST Student Magazine – The Valentine’s Issue

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Pancakes and Penance

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The Silver Violin

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The Lion Newsletter – 8th February 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 08.02.13

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BST Sprint Meet 05-02-13

We had our first trial BST Sprint Meet on Tuesday 5th February against a combined team from Nischi Machi/MST and a team from KIST. It was an opportunity for a number of our swimmers to get a taste for competitive

We had our first trial BST Sprint Meet on Tuesday 5th February against a combined team from Nischi Machi/MST and a team from KIST. It was an opportunity for a number of our swimmers to get a taste for competitive swimming. It showed the depth of our team and once again BST shone in the pool. The final result by the end of the meet was heavily in BST’s favour:

BST:                       438 points

NISHI/MST:         250 points

KIST:                      114 points

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Give Essay Writing a Try

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St Mary’s Kanto Plains meet 03-02-13

On Sunday 3rd February, 44 members of Team BST took part in the Winter Kanto Plains Swim meet at St Mary’s school. It was arguably our toughest meet of the year and the students really showed how much they have

On Sunday 3rd February, 44 members of Team BST took part in the Winter Kanto Plains Swim meet at St Mary’s school. It was arguably our toughest meet of the year and the students really showed how much they have grown as a team. The performances across the board were very pleasing to see. Overall BST finished 3rd out of 11 schools and with a little bit more luck on our side it could easily have been 2nd. A big thank you must go out to our army of parent supporters who helped the students along throughout a very long day. The final medal tally was:

Gold: 11

Silver: 10

Bronze: 14

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The Lion Newsletter – 1st February 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 01.02.13

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Digital Natives – iPads or Crayons? Technology in the Nursery

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W4

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Teacher Profile – Tom Harris

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The Lion Newsletter – 25th January 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 25.01.13

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A Levels Revisited

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W3

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Great Expectations

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House Basketball Tournament – 22nd January 2013

House Basketball Tournament – Tuesday 22nd January 2013 A very busy and exciting evening, as pupils started to arrive and warm up in preparation of the Middle School boys’ basketball house tournament and then the Middle school and High school

House Basketball Tournament – Tuesday 22nd January 2013

A very busy and exciting evening, as pupils started to arrive and warm up in preparation of the Middle School boys’ basketball house tournament and then the Middle school and High school combined girls’ House Tournament. The Girls’ games got under way with Tsukiyomi and Bishamon playing first. Bishamon took an early lead but Tsukiyomi were able to regain possession and won the first game.  Bishamon played Amaterasu next, Bishamon had the upper hand as their height as well as High School experience allowed them to dominate the first half but Amaterasu found their feet in the second half and the game ended with a draw.  The final game was between Tsukiyomi and Amaterasu, Tsukiyomi managed to retain their lead throughout the game leading them to an easy win. So the final results meant that Amaterasu and Bishamon had 2 points each, Amaterasu came 3rd on goal difference and Bishamon came 2nd. Tsukiyomi were the overall winners, with two excellent wins.

The boys’ tournament was a fun packed evening although this time Amaterasu completely dominated the tournament. Their first game against Bishamon was a 10-2 win to Amaterasu. Next  Amaterasu took on Tsukiyomi  who were unable able to gain a lead and Amaterasu won 18-0.  The final game, Bishamon vs. Tsukiyomi,  was a tense and tight game through out with the final score being 5-6 to Tsukiyomi.  Amaterasu were the overall winners, Tsukiyomi took second place and Bishamon came third.

A great evening of sport  with commendation going to Jiwoon Joung and Ryo Koyama for organising the events which will go  towards their final GCSE PE practical assessment. The next house tournaments will be Tuesday 12th February with several more throughout term two.  All winners receive points for their houses.

Girls Basketball Winners Tsukiyomi 2013

MS Boys Basketball Winners, Amaterasu 2013

 

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Futsal report – Saturday 19th January

Futsal report – Saturday 19th January It was a cold and sunny start to the day as we travelled to YCAC for the MS girls’ Futsal tournament against YIS (Yokohama International School) and NIS (Nishimachi International School).  BST had one

Futsal report – Saturday 19th January

It was a cold and sunny start to the day as we travelled to YCAC for the MS girls’ Futsal tournament against YIS (Yokohama International School) and NIS (Nishimachi International School).  BST had one team and the other schools had a few teams making 9 teams in total.  BST first two games were against NIS teams, both ended with a draw as the girls took some time to warm up and find their feet.  In the third game against NIS 3 Camilla Mattioii scored the first goal of the day, after a couple of near misses by Jimin Park and herself.  The girls were starting to look much more confident after the win and the rest of the morning was spent warming up.  Ingrid Corbett, took position as Goal keeper and did an excellent job for the rest of the morning.  In the fourth game BST won 2-1 with goals from both Camilla and Jimin. The fifth match unfortunately ended 1-0 to NIS 2 as the team began to tire.  This soon changed in the sixth and seventh game and BST won 2-0 against YIS 1 and YIS 3, 4 great goals from Jimin.  The last game finished a draw meaning a successful morning with excellent performance and effort by all players.

Team Captain – Mia Rothrock

Team – Lisa Taniguchi, Jimin Park, Ingrid Corbett, Camilla Mattioii

 

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F1 – Learning Unlocked

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The Lion Newsletter – 18th January 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 18.01.13

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From the Head of Secondary – T2 W2

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Star-gazing?

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Seijin no Hi

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The Lion Newsletter – 11th January 2013

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From the Head of Primary – 11.01.13

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PTA Newsletter – 11th January 2013

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The Chocolate Bar, the Lawnmower and another Gold for Yorkshire

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Middle School Boys Basketball Reports

Middle School Boys Basketball Reports BST A Team V’s YIS A Team Going into the game with little practice and multiple players sick or unavailable, BST’s A team started off extremely well by moving the ball around the court in

Middle School Boys Basketball Reports

BST A Team V’s YIS A Team

Going into the game with little practice and multiple players sick or unavailable, BST’s A team started off extremely well by moving the ball around the court in a collaborative effort. By the half, the A team was up by six with a three pointer to end the half by Cameron Avent. However, the minute the 3rd quarter began, BST’s little practice got the best of them. Their passes got sloppy and their shots just weren’t going in. Although it was close to the end, YIS pulled out in front.

BST A Team V’s St Maur A Team

On St Maur’s home court, BST never got into their rhythm. Their energy was flagging slightly from the earlier game that day and nothing was working. At the beginning of the season, their stamina was terrible and couldn’t keep up with the well-practiced St Maur’s team. By the end of a long game for the A team, St Maur’s were victorious.

BST A Team V’s Nishi Machi A Team

As our main rival, Nishi Machi have always defeated BST in basketball. When the whistle sounded they weren’t expecting BST to start as strongly as they did. With a few three pointers and lay-ups from the A team’s guards, BST was up by ten at half time. However, the A team took it easy in the second half and Mishi Machi tied it up. With thirty seconds to go, BST scored and then kept possession to take the victory.

Paul Rothrock BST A Team Captain

BST B Team V’s St Maur B Team

The BST B-team went into the first two games feeling a little bit nervous. BST hit off with a good start in the first game with some good passes from point guards Matthew and William. Despite the good passing St. Maur scored a couple of baskets before BST.  BST then gained a few but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to see them through to victory.

BST B Team V’s YIS B Team

The B-team went into the second game tired from the last. This meant BST was a little sloppy on defence allowing YIS some easy baskets. Despite the poor start, once into the 2nd and 3rd quarter BST started to get some good baskets and they started to play around YIS. However this late spark of good play was not enough to pull BST into the lead.

All in all the two games were a learning curve for the B- team helping to prepare them for future games.

William Brett B Team Captain

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From the Head of Primary – 14.12.12

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Making a Difference

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My Homestay

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MS G Futsal Tournament Week 1

Middle School Girls Futsal Tournament Week One Saturday 1st December The girls Kanto Plains Futsal season kicked off this week at ASIJ.  BST played five games, the first against ASIJ. The girls got off to a good start with a

Middle School Girls Futsal Tournament Week One

Saturday 1st December

The girls Kanto Plains Futsal season kicked off this week at ASIJ.  BST played five games, the first against ASIJ. The girls got off to a good start with a score of 2-2 at half time, but towards the end ASIJ took the lead and just before the final whistle managed to score another goal.  Without a break BST then played ISSH. Some great shooting from Camilla Mattoii and some strong defensive from Mia Rothrock meant BST won 3-1.  After a rest BST played St Maur and managed to hold a 1-0 lead until the final whistle. Following that they then played CAJ in which the game remained 1-1 until the last few minutes where unfortunately CAJ scored making the final score 2-1 to CAJ.  The last game of the morning was against NIS, it was a very even game all the way through with the final score being 1-1.  All players worked hard all morning with some great scoring from Camillia Mattoii and coaching from Mia Rothrock the captain.

 

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 30th November 2012

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Cross Country ISTAA Annual Event

Cross Country ISTAA Annual Event  Friday November 30th The morning started off very grey and cold, but we were there in plenty of time (for those of you that remembered last year) which gave the competitors plenty of opportunity to

Cross Country ISTAA Annual Event

 Friday November 30th

The morning started off very grey and cold, but we were there in plenty of time (for those of you that remembered last year) which gave the competitors plenty of opportunity to warm up and get prepared.  BST Primary started the races off, producing some great times and several winners. This helped motivate the secondary school runners.  Year 7 and 8 ran 3.5km first, with Dylan Simmons coming first place for Year 7 boys and Antonia Clarke coming first for Year 8 girls.  The Year 9 and 10 race was next with Paul Rothrock gaining first place in the 3.5km race.  The final race was the year 11, 12 and 13 race running 5km, Hiro Katori and James Carson came in a close second place in their age group, an exceptional final by both competitors.  Overall BST did extremely well and we came away with many medals as well as many tired and cold competitors.   All competitors times and positions are below.

 

Distance   ran

Year

Runner

Position

Time

3.5km

7

Dylan Simmons

1st

16.28

3.5km

7

Thomas Beatie

3rd

17.16

3.5km

7

Riku O’Neil

7th

18.02

3.5km

7

Thomas Blouin

10th

18.58

3.5km

7

Lisako Sumi

10th

21.26

3.5km

8

Hideki Kanazuru

4th

16.59

3.5km

8

Greg Laurent Josi

5th

17.13

3.5km

8

Luka Inglis

9th

17.57

3.5km

8

Antonia Clarke

1st

16.4

3.5km

8

Jimin Park

2nd

17.36

3.5km

8

Mia Ryan

3rd

17.43

3.5km

9

Paul Rothrock

1st

14.35

3.5km

9

Ginji Kinashi

8th

16.28

3.5km

9

Carl Bergin

14th

18

3.5km

9

Kai Inglis

15th

18.16

3.5km

9

Jamio Koo

17th

19.55

3.5km

9

Yuki McParland

4th

19.4

3.5km

9

Mia Blouin

5th

19.5

3.5km

9

Jennifer Dodds

7th

19.58

3.5km

10

Leyu Rong

7th

16.19

3.5km

10

Sean  Saski

8th

16.29

3.5km

10

Robin Plumer

11th

18.04

3.5km

10

Axelle Laurent Josi

3rd

18.35

5km

11

Hiro Katori

2nd

20.37

5km

11

Charlie Griaud

6th

29.52

5km

11

Waco Yokama

7th

29.56

5km

12

George Honjo

7th

26.03

5km

12

Melanie Gan

3rd

30.01

5km

12

Lauren Doyle

4th

33.17

5km

13

James Carson

2nd

20.15

5km

13

Josh Tateno

3rd

22.46

 

 

 

 

 

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PTA Newsletter – 30th November 2012

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From the Head of Secondary – T1 W14

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Marianne Black, the Chair of our Board of Trustees

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Netball Homestay Weekend

Netball Homestay Weekend with North London Collegiate School from South Korea Last Friday 25 pupils for NLCS Jeju Island South Korea arrived at Narita Airport. Once back at Showa they then went home with their BST homestay buddies.  After a

Netball Homestay Weekend with North London Collegiate School from South Korea

Last Friday 25 pupils for NLCS Jeju Island South Korea arrived at Narita Airport. Once back at Showa they then went home with their BST homestay buddies.  After a grey and dismal start to Saturday morning, the netball tournament got under way. There were 11 teams of all ages in total, including several from ISSH who joined us for the tournament.  The BST U13 and U15 team 2 came 4th in their pool while the U18 came 2nd after several close games.  The U15 team 1 did exceptionally well, yet unfortunately lost to ISSH in the final when the match went to sudden death.

Once the tournament was over, moral soon lifted as 48 students from BST and NLCS left for an afternoon of fun activities. First stopping at Tokyo Tower, continuing on to Shibuya for Genki Sushi, which everyone agreed was a lot of fun.  They then finished off the evening with two hours of bowling before going home to rest before the NLCS girls flew home.

All in all, it was a great weekend, new friends were made, a lot of netball was played and everyone enjoyed themselves.  It’s now time to plan our return trip to NLCS in Jeju in April, which will also be a very exciting experience for the BST girls.

Miss Swain

 

 

 

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From the Head of Primary – 23.11.12

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MS Girls End of season ISTAA Volleyball Tournament

MS Girls End of season ISTAA Volleyball Tournament Thursday 22nd November 26, 2012 The MS girls’ volleyball team headed to Tokyo International School for the end of season tournament against TIS and KIST.  BST played KIST first. .) Due to

MS Girls End of season ISTAA Volleyball Tournament

Thursday 22nd November 26, 2012

The MS girls’ volleyball team headed to Tokyo International School for the end of season tournament against TIS and KIST.  BST played KIST first. .) Due to some great serving from BST, KIST were unable to return the ball and score points leading BST to win 3 sets to 0, (25-18, 25-19, 25-14.)

BST then played TIS and after such a great win against KIST they were feeling positive.  Again, BST were able to maintain their winning streak, beating TIS 3 sets to 0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-5.) BST had full control by the last set and they were pleased to be able to take the trophy away.  Yurika Yamada, the captain of the middle school team this season collected the trophy and the girls were able to celebrate their win after a very busy, exhausting season.  Well done to both the A and B team this year.

Miss Swain

 

 

 

 

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I do like my Sunday mornings…

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Yokosuka Meet 17-11-12

The Yokosuka Military Base is a nerve racking venue even before seeing the pool, but our travelling party of 70 all made it onto the base without any problems. Once pool side, and looking very smart in their new shirts,

The Yokosuka Military Base is a nerve racking venue even before seeing the pool, but our travelling party of 70 all made it onto the base without any problems. Once pool side, and looking very smart in their new shirts, the team got to work breaking eight Invitational Records on their way to a medal count of:

Gold: 13

Silver: 16

Bronze: 11

It was many of the team’s first attempts at racing in a 50 meter pool which is considerably different to 25 meters. Their hard work at training paid off and a number of highly memorable performances were witnessed.

 

The team composed of 28 Primary and 20 Secondary students did their school proud, not only in the pool but with the continued support of every swimmer and great team spirit throughout.

A big thank you must go to our army of parent supporters who cheered themselves hoarse throughout the day and to Miss Olsen De Fine for her help in organising the team on the day.

Go BST

Mr Boyes/Dr Reilly

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Newsletter – No 3

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In Flanders Fields…

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From the Head of Primary – 09.11.12

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The Lion Newsletter – 9th November 2012

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From the Head of Secondary – T1 W11

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UK A Levels and the IB Diploma Programme (2)

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UK A Levels and the IB Diploma Programme (1)

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Kyonan Cup Football

On Sunday the Under 12’s football team were up for an early start. The tournament (Kyonan Cup) began with an opening ceremony where the captains of all the teams gave a speech. Next up were the games. Our first two

On Sunday the Under 12’s football team were up for an early start. The tournament (Kyonan Cup) began with an opening ceremony where the captains of all the teams gave a speech.

Next up were the games. Our first two games were against two Korean teams.

30 minutes later we were on the pitch ready for kick off.

Many of us were tired and the opposition took advantage of this as they kept pressing on, this lead to several unfortunate goals. At half time it was 3-0 to the Korean team and at the end it was 6-0 to the Korean team.

Our next game was against the other Korean team. This team wasn’t as strong as the first team we had played.

The game started quite equally until they scored their first goal. After that, we started to lose our concentration, which lead to more goals. At half time the score was 2 -0. We had a good talk at half time meaning we all gained some confidence and ended up scoring two amazing goals. In the end the score was 4-2.

Next we were up against the French team. We knew we had to win this otherwise we would place last. The game started with the French team scoring first. However, we fought back to score three goals before half time. In the second half BST destroyed their defense and scored another four goals. In the last minute of the game the French team scored one more goal, but the victory was ours with the final score being 7-2.

The day ended with the closing ceremony, where the teams got boxes of snacks. Overall it was a fun yet tiring day.

By Luka Inglis

 

 

 

 

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Invitational Mustang Meet at ASIJ – 3rd Nov

It was the final Invitational Mustang Meet at ASIJ this weekend with 38 swimmers from BST taking part. The team has worked hard all year with a big focus on doing well at this event. They did not disappoint, bringing

It was the final Invitational Mustang Meet at ASIJ this weekend with 38 swimmers from BST taking part. The team has worked hard all year with a big focus on doing well at this event. They did not disappoint, bringing home:

Gold: 19

Silver: 13

Bronze: 12

BST managed to break 3 records one of which had stood for 22 years. Congratulations to Flavia Ginefra breaking the Y6 50m Breaststroke and Lilica Tomita for breaking the Y6 100m Individual Medley. The Boys Y4 Medley Relay team consisting of Joey Tomita, Charlie Bottrill, Yuma Teshirogi and James Hill also broke the record. The team missed out on another 5 records by less than one second.

The team spirit was excellent with children aged from 7 years up to 12 years old cheering each other on all day. As a result BST came out overall winners in both the Boys and Girls Competitions. Each and every member of the team should be proud of their contributions.

The team consisted of Nana Ohashi, Holly Hunn, Imogen Wright, Ines Marcal, Bridgette Denning, Erin Vogler, Ciara Vogler, William Roue, Kaze McGonigal, Kaz Enderle, Ariana Hill, Joey Tomita, Charlie Bottrill, Jack Maeda, Yuma Teshirogi, James Hill, Lilica Tomita, Emma Spencer, Flavia Ginefra, Kana Kanzaki, Fiona Anstey, Malin McGonigal, Pia Oprisan, Emily Ukai, Erina Fukuura, Lee Clarke, Freddie Bottrill, Jake Herse, Kai Enderle, Shota Hirano, Antonia Clarke, Imogen Thomson, Thomas Blouin, Harry Blackett and Camillia Mattioli.

Thank you to all the parents for your cheering and great support throughout.

Congratulations!!

Mr Boyes / Dr Reilly

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 2nd November 2012

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The Tale of Bin Laden’s Boxer Shorts

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Dr Wignaraja’s BST Lecture

Dr Wignaraja’s BST Lecture on the Economic Rise of Asia.

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From the Head of Secondary – 31.10.12

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From the Head of Primary – 31.10.12

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The Lion Newsletter – 19th October 2012

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The New Q… on Principal’s Blog

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BST Student Magazine – October 2012 (Halloween Issue)

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Library News – 17th October 2012

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W8

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MS Boys Football match vs Nishimachi

MS Boys football vs Nishimachi

BST B 1 – 0 Nishimachi
BST A 8 – 3 Nishimachi

 

UK Prime Minister having a whale of a time

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MS Girls Volleyball match vs ISSH

Saturday 13th October, 2012 MS Girls Volleyball match BST V ISSH A team BST 2-1 ISSH B team BST 0-2 ISSH The B team were up first against the ISSH Symbas.  The B team worked well but were unable to

Saturday 13th October, 2012

MS Girls Volleyball match

BST V ISSH

A team BST 2-1 ISSH
B team BST 0-2 ISSH

The B team were up first against the ISSH Symbas.  The B team worked well but were unable to consistently serve over the net meaning a lot of points were given away allowing the Symbas to win, 11-25.  They went into the second set more positive and Amy Carson, the team captain, gave great encouragement from on court.  BST worked really hard in the second set and their returning of the ball and moving around on court really improved. They managed to keep the score even until half way through the game.  Then once they had lost a few points, their heads dropped and they finished the second set 18-25 to ISSH.

The A team started off really well and gained the lead due to some great serving from Yurika Yamada and working together very defensively to maintain procession.  BST remained on top of the first set winning 25-18.  ISSH came back into the second set with more fight. This meant, despite some excellent serving from BST, ISSH won the second set 25-21. A very close and tense set followed with neither team gaining the upper hand. However, with some excellent game play BST won the third set 15-13, the first A team game win of the season.

Tthe Kanto Plains end of season tournament will be the next match on Saturday November 3rd at BST.

 

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ASIJ Swim Meet Report – 13th October 2012

ASIJ Swim Meet BST arrived at the American School, on Saturday the 13th of October, confident after their great performance on home soil. As it was the school’s Spirit Day, it was buzzing with a variety of activities which inspired

ASIJ Swim Meet

BST arrived at the American School, on Saturday the 13th of October, confident after their great performance on home soil. As it was the school’s Spirit Day, it was buzzing with a variety of activities which inspired the swim team to perform extremely well yet again.

The overall result was:

Gold: 17

Silver: 6

Bronze: 4

The Primary School welcomed the attendance of 8 Year 7/8 students from the Senior School who did themselves proud. Once again, the behaviour of all 31 swimmers from BST was exemplary and they were a credit to their school.

Keep it up.

Mr Boyes

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 12th October 2012

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From the Head of Primary – 12.10.12

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BST Swim Meet Report – 12th October 2012

BST Swim Meet Friday the 12th of October was BST’s chance to host its own Swim meet and it turned out to be a great success. In total 87 students from BST took part and everyone performed extremely well. It

BST Swim Meet

Friday the 12th of October was BST’s chance to host its own Swim meet and it turned out to be a great success. In total 87 students from BST took part and everyone performed extremely well. It was good to see the whole team supporting each other and their behaviour was excellent.

A swim meet of this size (approximately 160 swimmers) takes a great deal of organization and a big thank you must go out to all the parents for their hard work, both prior to the meet and on the day itself. Also to all the teachers who helped and supported on the day, thank you.

In total BST finished with 51 gold, 55 sliver and 36 bronze ribbons which is a phenomenal effort. There were a considerable number of personal best times and all who took part should be very proud.

Mr Boyes

 

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MS Volleyball House Tournament

MS Volleyball – House Tournament – Tues 9th Oct 2012 The volleyball house tournament continued last Tuesday with the Middle School participating.  Charlotte Griaud in Year 11 organised both the girls and boys tournament as part of her GCSE PE

MS Volleyball – House Tournament – Tues 9th Oct 2012

The volleyball house tournament continued last Tuesday with the Middle School participating.  Charlotte Griaud in Year 11 organised both the girls and boys tournament as part of her GCSE PE assessment.  She organsied and led the session outstandingly.

The girls’ games started with Amaterasu vs Bishamon. Amaterasu only had 4 players but managed to convincingly beat Bishamon after only two sets.  The next match was a fierce battle between Amaterasu and Tsykiyomi. As both teams were comprised completely of MS volleyball players.  It was a great game enhanced by the fact that  Amaterasu still only had 4 players meaning they had to work extremely hard  beating Tskyiyomi in the second. Unfortunately Tskyiyomi mananged to beat them in the third making it a very close game.  In the final game Tskyiyomi beat Bishamon due to some outstanding serving from Yurika Yamada, who scored 18 points in a row.  Tskyiyomi were the winners, Amaterasu second and Bishamon placed third. Bishamon did very well seeing despite not having any players from the A MS team.

The boys’ volleyball was dominated by Amaterasu, they won both all their sets and both games.  Amaterasu had some strong Year 9 players who served and returned the ball very well.   Tsykiyomi and Bishamon played the last but close game, Bishamon managed to take the lead and win two sets to nill.  In the end Amaterasu were the winners of the boys’ middle school house volleyball tournament.

Amaterasu have won both the boys and girls High school games and now adding to that the boys middle school volleyball so they already have a lead in the points this term, let’s see what happens during sports day.

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BST wins Highland Games Football

BST wins Highland Games Football Competition 2012.

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St Marys Swim Meet

It was another early morning for the swim team who travelled to St Mary’s on Sunday 7 October. There was an air of anticipation for everyone as the competition was expected to be extremely tough, with the attendance of a

It was another early morning for the swim team who travelled to St Mary’s on Sunday 7 October. There was an air of anticipation for everyone as the competition was expected to be extremely tough, with the attendance of a number of Schools and Japanese clubs. It was another outstanding performance from the whole team bringing home a number of medals:

Golds 9

Silvers 11

Bronze 8

Congratulations to our girls’ 50m freestyle team winning Gold in an excellent time of 2min 38.39 sec. Other Gold medal winners included James Hill in the 25m Freestyle and Backstroke, Freddie Bottrill 50m Butterfly, Nana Ohashi 25m breaststroke, Flavia Ginefra 50m Breaststroke, Fiona Anstey 50m Backstroke, Lilica Tomita 200m Individual Medley and Charlie Bottrill 25m Butterfly.

A big thank must go out to all the parents who supported throughout the day. Congratulations to the team and keep up all your hard work at training.

Mr. Boyes

 

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MS Girls Volleyball match vs NIS

Saturday 6th October, 2012 MS Girls Volleyball match BST V NIS A team BST 1-2 NIS B team BST 0-2 NIS The B team’s match against NIS was a first for both Antonia Clarke and Kiuko Notoyo. Despite Amy Carson’s

Saturday 6th October, 2012

MS Girls Volleyball match

BST V NIS

A team BST 1-2 NIS
B team BST 0-2 NIS

The B team’s match against NIS was a first for both Antonia Clarke and Kiuko Notoyo. Despite Amy Carson’s encouragement from on court, BST were unable to work together as a team. This, combined with strong serves from NIS, meant they lost both sets. Regardless of this it was a great experience for the team and a good first match for the new players.

The A team followed with a strong first set, narrowly losing with a score of 23-25 to NIS. The score remained close throughout the match, creating an intense and exciting game. In the second set however, BST were able to take a convincing lead over NIS due to some amazing serves from Mia Rothrock and Yurika Yamada scoring 12 points in a row. The second set finished 25-19 to BST.  The third set was tense as NIS began to get stronger and the BST team was starting to get tired, losing focus.  The score was back to being even point for point, at 12-12, 3 serves from Yurika gave us a two point lead, but NIS won back the serve and scored making the score 15-14 to BST.  BST needed to win by two clear points. Unfortunately they were unable to hold the serve and finally lost 15-17 to NIS.  A disappointing result, as the team had worked so hard together.

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The Lion Newsletter – 5th October 2012

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From the Head of Primary – 05.10.12

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IGCSE – What’s the difference?

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Fighting back

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W6

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HS Volleyball House Tournament

This week, we had the girls and boys High School house volleyball between the three houses, Amaterasu, Bishamon and Tsukiyomi organized by Aakriti as part of her GCSE PE assessment.   High School Girls. Amaterasu seemed to be the firm

This week, we had the girls and boys High School house volleyball between the three houses, Amaterasu, Bishamon and Tsukiyomi organized by Aakriti as part of her GCSE PE assessment.

 

High School Girls.

Amaterasu seemed to be the firm favorites for the girls to clinch the first win of the evening as they squared up against Bishamon but solid serving in the 3rd set from Maria gave the underdogs a 2-1 victory over Amaterasu. Straight after the 2-1 victory, Bishamon were on court again to play Tsukiyomi who only had 4 players in their team! Despite this Emily, Rayna, Areej and Iona made sure Bishamon were left stunned for underestimating their opponent as they came out on top with a hard labored 2-1 victory. Upon seeing what happened to Bishamon, Amaterasu went into the 3rd game of the evening against Tsukiyomi focused and made no mistake of underestimating their opponents, as a result they cruised to a 2-0 victory over their Tsukiyomi.

The results from the 3 games meant that there was a tie between Amaterasu and Bishamon and as a result, the two houses would have to square up against each other once more to decide the overall winner. The two houses played a 1 set game up to 8 points and it was Amaterasu this time that came out on top after they held their nerves to win 8-4. So overall after the four action packed games played on the evening, Amaterasu came 1st, Bishamon 2nd and Tsukiyomi 3rd.

 

High School Boys

The scene was set for the battle of the big hitters….. On a balmy Tuesday evening the three houses drew their lots. Amaterasu to play Bishamon, Bishamon then to play Tsukiyomi and finally Amaterasu to play the Tsukitomi. Vibrant colours of green, orange and purple punctuated the tiles as bodies thrown in sacrifice dove to stop the ball hitting the floor. All three matches were a joy to behold.

In the first match Bishamon with the power and precision of Vitor Bronzatto took on the guile and athleticism of Josh Tateno and his Amaterasu team. Green won the first, orange won the second and in the final set the Orange pipped the Green Machine. Tsukiyomi saw themselves as the underdogs and in the first set it seemed that the Purple David’s would indeed slay the Green Goliaths. Order however was restored and Bishamon won the second and third sets comfortably. The stage was set for the final match as a Tsukiyomi win would mean a three way tie. Amaterasu were just too strong and ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. The final standing Amaterasu 1st, Bishamon 2nd and Tsukiyomi third. Great volleyball, healthy competition; overall a great evening!!!

 

Team talk with Miss Van

 

Tsukiyomi Star player

 

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MS Girls Volleyball vs Seisen

MS Girls Volleyball Tuesday 2nd October 2012 A team BST 2-0 Seisen (21-25/13-25) B team BST 2-0 Seisen (4-25/14/25) The B team struggled to get into the first set as they were unable to get it together as a team

MS Girls Volleyball Tuesday 2nd October 2012

A team BST 2-0 Seisen (21-25/13-25)
B team BST 2-0 Seisen (4-25/14/25)

The B team struggled to get into the first set as they were unable to get it together as a team unfortunately but they learnt a lot. They were able to work better in the second set and start to attack Seisen but were unable to retain their serve so unable to gain points.

The A team played really well with some great serving with serving from Lisa Taniguchi and BST were leading 11-7 then Seisen stepped up their game and pulled back a few points finishing the set 25-21 to Seisen. The girls went into the second set really positive and again the set was even until half way through and then BST were unable to hold off the Seisen powerful returns, and defensive play.

All girls worked hard and together it was tough environment for them to be at Seisen home ground.

Well done all.
Miss Swain

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Match Report – BST vs. ASIJ

BST vs. ASIJ 29th September Spirits were high in the BST A team after a victory against St Maur’s the previous night and many were willing to add another victory to the tally. However, in front of that stood ASIJ,

BST vs. ASIJ 29th September

Spirits were high in the BST A team after a victory against St Maur’s the previous night and many were willing to add another victory to the tally. However, in front of that stood ASIJ, who has won the league the most times. As the ASIJ team kicked off, both teams tried to get the match under their control. The centre back pairing of Ken and Jules proved quite effective as ASIJ were unable to test William in goal often. When an ASIJ man got through, Jules was there to slide in to clear. As BST attempted to get close to goal with a long ball, ASIJ repelled it, by squashing Paul Rothrock with a stupid challenge. The result wasn’t a particularly pleasant sight. An elbow caught Paul in the jaw, busting his lip open and forcing him to substitute off. BST had temporarily lost its main attacking option but Jesse and Jonah worked hard up front in an attempt to provide the team with the opener. Neither team was able to go into the second half, when Paul was re-introduced, with an advantage but that soon changed. The ASIJ player outmuscled the BST midfield and slipped the ball through to the striker who blasted past William. BST then tried to get back into the match but an unlucky error by Will led to ASIJ’s second goal. From a throw in, the winger crossed in an extremely high ball which bounced over William and bounced into the goal for a lucky goal. However, due to ASIJ”s large squad, they were then able to substitute in a whole team so a tired BST team was playing a mostly fresh team. However, this wasn’t shown and BST started to dominate but as they got closer to goal, a second bad challenge on Paul harmed his head and he was taken off again. BST kept on trying but decisions didn’t go their way as frustration grew. When BST finally won a freekick on the edge of the box, it was a difficult mission to get done. Ginji Kinashi then expertly curled in to the top corner but that was the end. The referee blew the whistle for full time and for the second time this season, BST came out disappointed.

 

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MS Girls Volleyball vs ASIJ

Ms girls Volleyball Saturday 29th September A team – BST 0- 2 ASIJ (14-25/14-25) B team – BST 2-0 ASIJ (25-10/25-19) The B team played first and had an excellent game, the first game for Camilla Mattiolli. Aayaka Teshirogi the

Ms girls Volleyball Saturday 29th September

A team – BST 0- 2 ASIJ (14-25/14-25)
B team – BST 2-0 ASIJ (25-10/25-19)

The B team played first and had an excellent game, the first game for Camilla Mattiolli. Aayaka Teshirogi the B team captain got the game off to a great start with 5 straight serves meaning we were leading 6-0 before ASIJ got to serve. We remained on top of the game through the first set finishing 25-10. We went into the second set in high spirits, although we were 10-12 down half way through but with some great serving and defensive play we went into the lead 21-18 and then finished the game with a 6 point lead of 25-19, a great game by all players.

The A team were then ready to play ASIJ A team, they started off strong and were working really well together as a team with some great attacking plays but ASIJ managed to get through with their powerful serving and short balls over the net. We lost the first set but went into the second very positive, but with a few injuries to Mia Ryan and Yurika Yamada we found it difficult in the second set and although they worked hard we lost the second set. The girl put together a awesome performance and played really well as a team.

Miss Swain

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ASIJ B Swim Meet

It was another successful day for BST in the ASIJ B swim meet. We travelled with a small squad of 15 swimmers who dominated the event from start to finish. The eventual medal tally was: Gold 19 Silver 7 Bronze

It was another successful day for BST in the ASIJ B swim meet. We travelled with a small squad of 15 swimmers who dominated the event from start to finish. The eventual medal tally was:

Gold 19

Silver 7

Bronze 4

Congratulations to a number of our swimmers who were to strong for the opposition winning all their events. The gold medalists on the day were Imogen Wright 25m fly and free, William Roue 25m fly, Danica Titze 25m fly, Ines Marcal 25m back, James Hill 25m back and free, Amy Stewart-Box 50m back and breast, Kio Lovric-Biegler 50m breast and back, Yuma Teshirogi 25m breast, Nana Ohashi 25m breast and 100m IM, Fiona Anstey 50m free.

Our relay teams were outstanding, managing to win every race. Congratulations to all swimmers for their excellent behaviour and for working so well as a team. A big thank you must go to all the parents for their support throughout, even though it was a long day.

Well done!

Mr. Boyes

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Match Report – St. Maur’s A-Team

BST – St. Maur’s A-Team After getting defeated by St. Mary’s, BST trained their weak points and was ready to play against St. Maur’s, the second match of the season. BST knew that it was going to be a difficult

BST – St. Maur’s A-Team

After getting defeated by St. Mary’s, BST trained their weak points and was ready to play against St. Maur’s, the second match of the season. BST knew that it was going to be a difficult match but had a spirit to win it. BST kept the ball, showing some good performances on the first half and pressured them constantly, before giving them time to play. Around the 10th minute on the first half, Dylan Simons from BST found the back of the net for his team. As BST found their momentum, they scored 2 more goals through Jesse McCrindle and Ginji Kinashi. But this caused BST to lose their concentration and made them to concede a goal. The first 35 minutes had finished with the score 3-1 to BST. The Captain of BST, Ginji Kinashi, went off after the first half and Jonah Sundstrom replaced his position. On the second half Matthew Freeman from year 7 put in a fantastic effort and scored 2 goals. However on the other hand BST’s defense didn’t work hard enough because of the lack of stamina and communication, letting in two more goals. As the referee blew the whistle, all of the players from BST were full with joy; it was their first victory of the season.

By: Ginji Kinashi Yr 9AP

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 28th September 2012

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From the Head of Primary – 28.09.12

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Badminton Demo at BST video

Ks3 and 4 have just had a demonstration from Nicole Grether and Charmine Reid two international badminton players.
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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W5

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Hakuba 2012 video

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MS Girls Volleyball – YIS and AOBA

MS Volleyball – Saturday 22nd September YIS A team – BST 0 -2 YIS (12-25/21-25) B team – BST 0 – 2 YIS  (8-25/10-25)   AOBA A Team – BST 1-2 AOBA (16-25/25-17/13-15) B Team – BST 0 -2 AOBA

MS Volleyball – Saturday 22nd September

YIS

A team – BST 0 -2 YIS (12-25/21-25)

B team – BST 0 – 2 YIS  (8-25/10-25)

 

AOBA

A Team – BST 1-2 AOBA (16-25/25-17/13-15)

B Team – BST 0 -2 AOBA (10-25/19-25)

 

Four games in one morning.  It was the first game for some of the B team players, Lauren Chambers, and Amy Carson and the first time that all the B team players had played together against another school.  The score doesn’t reflect the effort, they put in, it wasn’t until the second set that they started to gain some confidence and settle into the game. The A team were then taken by surprise during the first set of their game and were unable to make a comeback in the second set, although Yurika Yamadas serving was outstanding she bought the team back from 11-18 down to 16-18 with 5 great serves in a row, they were unable to win the last few points of the second set and YIS left winning both games.

 

The B team were worked hard against AOBA B team and really started to develop their skills, unfortunately there serving let them down a little, but they worked extremely hard and learnt a lot from the game.  The girls started communicating and moving around the court really well.  The A team put up a tremendous performance against ABOA A team, some outstanding serving from Mia Ryan and  Lisa Taniguchi serving 5 successful balls in a row.  BST lost the first set although it was pretty even for the first half of the set and then BST lost focus and lost the first set 16-25.  BST entered the second set a different team with confidence and fire, it was even points throughout the game with excellent scoring and team play they won the second set 25-17.  In the final set BST dominated AOBA with a defensive play and setting up strong attacking plays.  Unfortunately BST didn’t manage to hold their lead in the last few points and lost 13-15, but what a nail biting performance.

 

Four great games by 13 great players well done girls you worked extremely hard.

 

Miss Swain

 

 

BST girls warming up

 

 

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ASIJ A Swim Meet

The first A swim meet of the year saw a group of 17 BST swimmers travel to ASIJ. All the swimmers had put in a number of extra early morning sessions in preparation for the gala. This hard work and

The first A swim meet of the year saw a group of 17 BST swimmers travel to ASIJ. All the swimmers had put in a number of extra early morning sessions in preparation for the gala. This hard work and dedication lead to some excellent results from the 23 events entered:

 

Gold 12

Silver 3

Bronze 3

 

Congratulations to Lilica Tomita achieving first place in every event she entered. Other individual gold went to Holly Hunn in the 25m backstroke, Lee Clarke 50m backstroke, Nana Ohashi 25m breaststroke, Flavia Ginefra 50m breaststroke and Charlie Bottrill 100m individual medley.

 

Our relay teams were exceptional winning every medal, only to be disqualified in one of the events for an early start. The team should be very proud of their efforts.  The behaviour and sportsmanship on the day were a credit to the school.

 

Congratulations once again to the team Jake Herse, Freddie Bottrill, Lee Clarke, Kai Enderle, Flavia Ginefra, Lilica Tomita, Emma Spencer, Ebba Ashe, Malin McGonigal, Nana Ohashi, Holly Hunn, Jack Maeda, Yuma Teshirogi, Joey Tomita, Charlie Bottrill, Kaze McGonigal and William Roue.

 

A big thank you must go out to Ms. OConnor and all the parents for their support.

 

Great job!

Mr. Boyes

 

 

 

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The Next Step…

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The Lion Newsletter – 21st September 2012

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From the Head of Primary – 21.09.12

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W4

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MS Girls Volleyball – BST V CAJ

Middle school Girls Volleyball Saturday 15th September 17, 2012 BST V CAJ A team lost 2-0 B team won 2-0 The B team played first and with BSTs two new players to the court, Bella Sharp year 7 and Shuko

Middle school Girls Volleyball
Saturday 15th September 17, 2012

BST V CAJ

A team lost 2-0

B team won 2-0

The B team played first and with BSTs two new players to the court, Bella Sharp year 7 and Shuko Fukama year 8.  They both played extremely well for their first game ever, Bella made 4 successful serves in a row.  The BST team worked well together as a new team and won the first set.  They then went into the second set very strong and confident once again some great serving from Lisa Taniguchi, who served 5 balls in a row in both the first and second set.   The whole team work together to win the second set 25-14.

The A team worked really hard together and the first set was even points most the way through the game, but the first set ended 20 -25 to CAJ.  The BST girls knew they could give CAJ A team a good game and continued to work hard throughout the second set but at BST got tired CAJ remained strong.  Every time BST were down by a few points they managed to bring the score back to even and then CAJ would manage to get ahead again.  The last few points were very tense and it was all down the good clear serving but unfortunately BST lost the second set 22-25. Overall, an outstanding performance by all players.

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MS Girls Volleyball – BST V St Maurs

Middle school Girls Volleyball Thursday 13th September 2012 BST V St Maurs A team lost 2-0 B team won 2-0 The first game of the session and after only a few practice sessions the girls demonstrated their skill and got

Middle school Girls Volleyball
Thursday 13th September 2012

BST V St Maurs

A team lost 2-0

B team won 2-0

The first game of the session and after only a few practice sessions the girls demonstrated their skill and got off to a great start.  BST only had one team so the same girls represented BST in both A and B games which was tough.  Having not played together as a team since last year the girls go straight into the St Maurs B team game, winning the first set 25-22, with some great serving from Lisa Taniguchi and Yurika Yamada who served three amazing serves at the end of the set.  Into the next set BST held their own and won 25-19, with some outstanding serving from Mia Ryan.

After a short rest BST played against St Maurs A team, who had been patiently waiting to play and watching the B team play eyeing up their opposition.  In the first set BST doing were doing extremely well and giving St Maurs a good game with each team continuously attacking each other.  Despite some outstanding serving from Mia Ryan and Yurika Yamada BST lost the first set 18-25.  The girls continued to work hard and as team they also lost the second set 18-25.  It was still an outstanding performance by the 8 girls, well done.

 

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BST Young Science Writer of the Year

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GCSE Reforms – What might they mean for BST?

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Quadrangular Tournament Match Report

On Saturday 8 August, BST took ten cricketers to take part in a quadrangular tournament at Oami Shirasato Arena, sponsored by Cricket for Smiles. After a long bus ride to the venue we managed to get in a 30 minute

On Saturday 8 August, BST took ten cricketers to take part in a quadrangular tournament at Oami Shirasato Arena, sponsored by Cricket for Smiles. After a long bus ride to the venue we managed to get in a 30 minute practice session. This enabled us to start the tournament off well beating Little terns by 15 runs. Our second game was against Chiba.  With BST into their stride they scored an impressive 53-3 from our six overs with excellent batting from Liam Waide. The bowlers all performed well, restricting Chiba to 22-3 from their six overs.

The final game saw the two undefeated teams playing against each other, BST v Jinta. Jinta won the toss and batted first. Once again the BST bowlers were excellent restricting Jinta to 23-4 off their six overs.  Dylan Simons and Jake Herse batted well chasing down Jinta’s total in the third over without losing a wicket. This resulted in BST winning the tournament.

Congratulations to everyone who took part, Liam Waide, Dylan Simons, Logan Simons, Jake Herse, Jinu Lee, Roshan Soni, Charlie Wiggins, Luke Matthew, Leon Mehlig and Danny Stainer. You should be proud of your efforts.

Mr Boyes

 

 

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Picnic in the Park

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Match Report – BST vs. St Mary’s

BST vs. St Mary’s September 15th As the BST football squad walked into the St Mary’s football pitch, emotions were running high. After only a single training session, BST were facing their first match and this wasn’t just any team,

BST vs. St Mary’s September 15th

As the BST football squad walked into the St Mary’s football pitch, emotions were running high. After only a single training session, BST were facing their first match and this wasn’t just any team, it was against a multiple time Kanto Plains winner. As the referee blew his whistle to start the game, St Mary’s immediately took control forcing our keeper, William Herse, to make many difficult saves. Due to the hot September day, the referee stopped the match 15 mins in for a water break with the score still level. However, this break caused the defence to break their concentration. The St Mary’s striker muscled his way through the BST back line and slotted in for the opener. The lack of communication between centre backs, Sean and Ken caused the second goal, letting a pass slide into the front man to take his tally up to two. Mr. Williams then instructed Sean to push up into midfield with a direct swap with Jonah but this couldn’t stop St Mary’s scoring their 3rd from a corner. As both teams came back in for half time, desperation was in many of the BST players’ mind. They had to get back in it. After half time, it was like a changed team. BST were competing for every 50:50 ball. They wanted to win it. This seemed to have helped BST push on and by the time the ref signalled for the second water break, BST were firmly in control. The only thing that was lacking was the finish. However, it eventually came. As Sean Peedle whipped in a freekick from the half way line, it went all the way through to Dylan Simons who tapped in from close range. As BST pushed for 2 more, Paul Rothrock slipped through for the second. BST still pushed on and Ginji Kinashi hit the bar followed by 2 fantastic saves from the keeper. When the ref finally blew for the whistle the entire St Mary’s team seemed to let out a huge sigh of relief. It was a convincing second half performance but much must be taken in for a chance at the league title.

 

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The Lion Newsletter – 14th September 2012

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From the Head of Primary

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Latest update from Principal’s Blog

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W3

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Secondary School Welcome Evening 2012

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The Lion Newsletter – 7th September 2012

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From the Head of Primary

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – T1 W2

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The Lion Newsletter – 31st August 2012

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GCSE 2012

GCSE 2012 – by Brian Christian. Click here for the article.

Welcome to the new term 2012-2013

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Secondary Weekly Bulletin – Term 1

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School on summer holidays

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The Lion Newsletter – 29th June 2012

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