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Cultural Festival "Mitsuta-sai" (September 9th &10th, 2016)

 We had Mitsuta-sai (Curtural Festival) on Friday, September 9th and on Saturday, September 10th.
Here is the report wirtten by our new ALT, Josh. Click here



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Sports Day (June 14th, 2016)


We had Sports Day on Tuesday, June 14. Here is the report written by our ALT, Kathryn. Click here


Message

Message from the Principal

 
   
           

Hello, and Welcome to the Homepage of Kuremitsuta Senior High School.

“What type of life should you live?”


This has been a theme for the teachers and students at our school since the school was founded 110 years ago.

To truly be yourself requires that you do not overly rely on others, nor blame them.You must take responsibility for your own life. Thus, we must ask ourselves
“what type of lives should we lead?”

Mr. Yoshitaka Iriya, Professor Emeritus at both Kyoto and Nagoya Universities, who had once taught at Kure Ichu (the forerunner of the current Kuremitsuta Senior High School), left us with his own answer to this question: “for me, the three years I spent at Kure Ichu were the most enjoyable and fruitful of my life. What I found was not exactly how to stand on my own feet as a teacher, but I had a chance to reflect on myself at Kure Ichu and learn what I needed to do to avoid a closing of my mind, and the complacency that can come when you settle into working in a closed place, and become satisfied with what you do there, and begin to believe you have no need to improve.”

Today, the teachers at Kuremitsuta Senior High School still continue to pursue Mr. Iriya's answer, and to work towards our goals. As teachers it is our mission to cultivate leadership in our students. We want to encourage and help them not just to be leaders within their communities, but within Japan and the world. We want them to reach as high and far as they can. We believe that world leaders in the 21st century should have a strong concept of values, but be able to relativize these values to accept diversity. In guiding our students on this path, we think it is important for them to be able to reflect honestly on their current situation. If we could only leave our students with a single message, it would be this: "Please recognize that right now, you are immature. This immaturity is both a strength and a weakness. A weakness because you argue with each other, you sometimes rebel, and you haven't yet learned to compromise (a big part of being an adult). But these arguments can also lead you to have genuine dialogue, and enable you to make real friends. Your immaturity is a strength in many ways, because you have the ability to be frank and humble about your opinion, and the flexibility to see and understand other points of view. Sometimes, during your adolescence, you will be rejected, or surrounded by conflict and irritation. But it is a precious time, during which you can grow to become a real leader. We, your teachers, are always prepared to stand by you and lead you." In Hiroshima Prefecture, we have been set the task of questioning our current concepts of learning. As teachers at Kuremitsuta, we will do our best to challenge our students while we continue to challenge ourselves as educators.

I will end by making a promise to carry on the torch of the great educators who have come before me, and to educate the students who have come to Kuremitsuta, one of the leading high schools in Hiroshima Prefecture, seeking a "real and fundamental education."


Ms.Marimi Shoujiguchi,
Principal,
Kuremitsuta Hiroshima Prefectural Senior High School


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Mission

School Mission and Goals

 
   
           
We aim to nurture and develop students who have enough backbone to lead and contribute to society from both a global and a local point of view. 

★School Vision 

 The school should:

1. Guarantee students the opportunity to cultivate independent learning and achieve their academic goals.

2. Offer students the opportunity to try themselves and develop the ability to contribute to the community.

3. Train teachers to lead education in Hiroshima prefecture.

4. Strengthen its cooperation with people who have supported the school in its long history.

5. Be managed in accordance with the laws and regulations, and should ensure a safe environment for students and staff.

★Our Goals for Our Students 

When they leave Kuremitsuta, the students should be able to:

1. Think deeply on their own and talk about themselves, Kure city, Hiroshima prefecture, and Japan in their own words.

2. Consider and accept diversity and have a positive attitude toward communicating with people from different backgrounds.

3. Cooperate with various types of people and keep challenging themselves in an attempt to solve problems, and work energetically both within and outside existing frameworks.


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Events

School Events


Sports Day (June)

Sports Day is a competition between grades. Oendan (a traditional Japanese cheering squad) support students participating in games such as relay races and a tug of war. Third graders (grade 12 students) celebrate their last Sports Day by performing a folk dance. Sports Day includes:


Tug of war Relay races Folk dance

Dancing displays by the cheer/dance team Traditional cheering displays by the oendan Mitsuta-sanka (the school song, performed by all students and teachers together in a circle)


Poetry Boxing (June)

Poetry Boxing is a tournament competition between classes. It is one of the biggest cultural events held by schools in Hiroshima Prefecture. A stage is set up to look like a boxing ring, and “boxers” from each class read a poem written by their classmates. A group of judges decide the winner based on how impressive the poem’s message is, how creative the poet is, and how deeply the poem is felt. Each class gives a performance to cheer their boxer on before the match, and boxers recite the poem as passionately and wholeheartedly as they can, while trying to convey the message of the poet. In the last match, finalists improvise a poem upon a given theme. All of this makes Poetry Boxing a special and unforgettable event for everyone present. The heart and voice of the boxer, the depth of his or her expression, and the hearts of the listeners become one, and you can appreciate the poetry to the fullest. Poetry Boxing includes:

A performance by Calligraphy club A speech by the principal Class cheering

The poetry performances (including the boxers performances in the ring, waiting for judgement, and the moment of judgement)


Mitsuta Cultural Festival (September)

The Mitsuta Cultural Festival is held for two days. The first day opens with a performance by the Japanese Calligraphy club, where members will create that year’s festival banner within minutes, while everyone watches. During the opening ceremony and the first day there are more club and class performances by the first graders (grade 10 students). On the second day the school is opened to visitors and the community is invited to join the festivities, which include food stalls and performances and displays by the Cultural Arts clubs.The Cultural Festival includes:

The opening ceremony Performances by the brass band club Performances by cheer/dance club

Performances by the folk song club Food stalls Experiments/demonstrations by chemistry club

Specimen display by biology club Exhibition by art club A tea ceremony experience

A performance and try-it-yourself workshop by calligraphy club

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Club Activities

Club Activities

Sports Clubs:
Track and Field, Kyudo (Japanese Archery), Kendo (Japanese Fencing), Baseball, Soccer, Gymnastics, Tennis, Soft Tennis, Handball, Badminton, Karate, Judo, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Mountaineering, Dance, Oendan (Traditional Cheerleading)

Cultural Arts Clubs:
Tea Ceremony, Flower Arrangement, Junior Red Cross (JRC), Publication, Broadcasting, Art, Folk Song, Brass Band, Chorus, Cooking, Reading, English Speaking Society (ESS), Chemistry, Biology, Geology, Mathematics, Calligraphy

Baseball Kyudo (Japanese Archery) Kendo (Japanese Fencing)

Track and Field Broadcasting Calligraphy

Tea Ceremony Brass Band

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Admittance Information

Admittance Information

Application Statistics

As of 20132015

National Universities

Successful Applicants

2013

2014

2015

Total

Hokkaido University

0

3

2

5

Tohoku University

2

1

1

4

University of Tsukuba

0

1

1

2

University of Tokyo

2

1

0

3

Hitotsubashi University

0

1

0

1

Tokyo Institute of Technology

1

0

0

1

Tokyo University of the Arts

0

0

1

1

Nagoya University

3

1

1

5

Kyoto University

3

2

3

8

Osaka University

8

2

3

13

Kobe University

5

4

5

14

Hiroshima University

32

32

28

92

Kyusyu University

4

5

11

20

Private Universities

Successful Applicants

2013

2014

2015

Total

Keio University

8

4

2

14

Waseda University

8

7

11

26

Doshisya University

22

23

22

67

Ritsumeikan University

43

76

48

167

Kansai University

22

28

9

59

Kwansei Gakuin University

19

13

17

49

 

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Access

Location and Access

 
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From Hiroshima Airport (approx. 72 min.)
Take the Airport Limousine Bus bound for Kure Station.
Get off at “Kure Station” and walk for approx. 12 minutes.

From Hiroshima Station (approx. 55 min.)
Take the train on the Kure line bound for Kure or Hiro.
Get off at “Kure Station” and walk for approx. 12 minutes.

Address
1-5-1 Yamate, Kure City, Hiroshima
737-0814

TEL
+81-823-22-7788

FAX
+81-823-25-8615

E-mail
Kuremitsuta-h(AT)Hiroshima-c.ed.jp
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Hiroshima Prefecture

About 2,860,000 people live in Hiroshima Prefecture.
There are two Word Heritage Sites.


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