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Hibarigaoka Gakuen Junior & High School English Page

The greeting of the chief director

In Showa 25, we were in turmoil after the war. We did not have any schools in this area. Inhabitants in this area wanted their children go to school, and then our school, Hibarigaoka Gakuen, was established. This region called Hibarigaoka has been a residential area with beautiful scenery, so this is also an ideal environment in which to educate children. Shinjiro Torii, the first chief director, expounded that those students who respected their parents were able to be respectable, which is fundamental to our education. Now it has been 69 years since our school was founded, and this way of thinking is still the basis for each student to enhance their personality and ability. We, Hibarigaoka Gakuen, continue to try to educate our students to play an important role in the world.

TORII, Shingo

The greeting of the principal

We hope for you to make yourselves independent. At Hibarigaoka Gakuen, we have been making our students rich through "koudou," which means filial piety, and taught the students as "Jiritsugata-Ningen" with the spirit of "Yatteminahare," which means trying to do what you want. Jiritsugata-Ningen means those people who have courage and ability to take action. We lead our students to learn about various kinds of values, and experience intercultural exchanges in order to create this kind of student. Also, we always try not to merely give lots of knowledge, but stimulate their intellectual curiosity. We stress the importance of thinking for ourselves and trying to do things ourselves. Let us try various things to be Jiritsugata-Ningen with good friends and teachers.

NAKAI, Hiroyuki

The Spirit of the Establishment

We think of "koudou" as the most significant. We have a regard for the spirit to devote ourselves to society. In order to make our society and nation better, we have to be submissive and have gratitude to all things surrounding us. We hope to create great people who have enough physical strength and ability to take action.

Access

From the direction of Osaka (Umeda) Take an express or local train bound for Takarazuka or Hibarigaoka Hanayashiki at Umeda Station (Hankyu Railway) and get off at Hibarigaoka Hanayashiki Station. (approx. 25 min.)

From the direction of Takarazuka

Take an express or local train bound for Umeda at Takarazuka Station (Hankyu Railway) and get off at Hibarigaoka Hanayashiki Station. (approx. 10 min.)

Approximately 5 minutes' walk will take you to our school from Hibarigaoka Hanayashiki Station.

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School Motto

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  1. "Koudou"(孝道)
     This means that you should be filial, and you can do whatever you want to do and have to do.
  2. "Yatteminahare"(やってみなはれ)
     This means that you should try everything that you want to do. It is not until you try to do it that you can realize how important and valuable it is.

Educational Vision

By focusing on developing academic achievement and our strength as humans, we make our students independent. At Hibarigaoka Gakuen Junior and Senior High School, our students have been educated for six years, based on the instruction from careful plans. By doing this, our students can develop their own academic achievement and cultivate a rich humanity. Based on the spirit of "Yatteminahare," we develop our students' abilities to be global leaders, who try new things, have clear opinions, and are resourceful.

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Course Guidance

Course Guidance

Curriculum

Junior high school 1st and 2nd grade Japanese Language (Reading & Grammar)
Geography & History
Mathematics (Algebra & Geometry)
Chemistry, Physics & Biology
Music
Fine Arts
Technical Arts & Home Economics
Physical Education & Health Education
English (Reading, Grammar & Interaction and Production)
Ethics
Special Activities
The Period for Integrated Studies
3rd grade Japanese Language (Reading & Grammar)
Integrated Social Studies & Civics
Mathematics (Algebra & Geometry)
Chemistry, Physics & Biology
Music
Fine Arts
Technical Arts & Home Economics
Physical Education & Health Education
English (Reading, Grammar & Interaction and Production)
Ethics
Special Activities
The Period for Integrated Studies
Senior high school 1st grade Integrated Japanese Language
World History A
Contemporary Social Studies
Mathematics I & A
Basic Chemistry, Physics & Biology
Physical Education & Health Education
Music
Fine Arts
Calligraphy
English (Reading, Writing & Interaction and Production)
Living, Information&Communication
Special Activities
The Period for Integrated Studies
2nd grade Contemporary Japanese B & Classical Japanese B
World History B, Japanese History B (for the Humanities Course)
Geography A
Politics & Economics (for the Humanities Course)
Mathematics Ⅱ & B
Chemistry, Physics & Biology (for the Science Course)
Physical Education & Health Education
English (Reading, Writing & Interaction and Production)
Home Economics
Special Activities
The Period for Integrated Studies
3rd grade Contemporary Japanese B & Classical Japanese B
Japanese Language Exercises (for the humanities Course)
World History B, Japanese History B (for the Humanities Course)
Geography Exercises
Moral Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Mathematics Ⅲ (for the Science Course)
Mathematics Exercises
Chemistry, Physics & Biology (for the Science Course)
Science exercises (for the Humanities Course)
Physical Education
English (Reading, Writing & Interaction and Production)
English Exercises (for the Humanities Course)
Special Activities
The Period for Integrated Studies

School Terms

  • 1st term : April - July
  • 2nd term : September - December
  • 3rd term : January - March

Lessons

One lesson is 50 minutes long. Between lessons, we have a 10-minute break. We have 6 lessons a day Monday through Friday and 4 lessons on Saturday. Each grade has several additional lessons in a week.

Term Exams

The 1st and 2nd terms have 2 exams each, and the 3rd term has 1 exam.

Students' Score

Evaluation Integrated Score
  • ・Term Exams
  • ・Participation
  • ・Homework, Notebooks or Handouts
5 75~100
4 55~75
3 35~54
2 30~34
1 Less than 29

Students' one-week Schedule

Junior High School 3rd Grade
  Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
8:30~8:45 Morning Assembly
1
8:45~ 9:35
English 1 Physical Education Science 2 Music Science 2 Technical
Arts & Home Economics
2
9:45~10:35
Integrated Social Studies Civics Geometry Science 1 English Interaction and Production Algebra
3
10:45~11:35
Science 1 Algebra English 1 Civics English 2 English 1
4
11:45~12:35
Japanese Language (Grammar) Japanese Language (Reading) English Interaction and Production Fine Art Algebra Japanese Language (Reading)
12:35~13:20 Lunch Time
5
13:20~14:10
Physical Education Calligraphy Integrated Social Studies Algebra Science Experiments  
6
14:20~15:10
Geometry English 2 HR Physical Education Japanese Language (Grammar)  
7
15:20~ 16:10
  Moral Learning   Japanese Language (Reading)    

Club Activities

【Athletic】 【Culture】
Baseball Fine Arts
Basketball English Speaking Society
Football Tea Ceremony
Judo Flower Arrangement
Kendo Drama
Soft tennis Science
Swimming Railroad
Tennis Koto Music
Track & Field Volunteer Activities
Volleyball Calligraphy
  Chorus
  Igo and Shogi
  Guitar and Mandolin
  Brass Band
  Broadcasting
  Photography

Programs

We have several programs you can join. These programs are so beneficial to you. When you take part in them, you can grow up to be more attractive.

Global Communication
Training to be global English Zone
Language Study Tour to Canada (for junior high school students) Language Study Tour to New Zealand (for high school students)
Science
Hibari Science Partnership Program (for junior high school students) Suntory Scientist Experience (for high school students)
Academic Summer (for high school students)  

School Facilities

Students can use school facilities.

School infirmary When they are sick or injured, students can use this room and take a rest. Around the school, there are several hospitals, so in an emergency, they can be sent to a hospital very soon.
School library Our school library has about 32,000 books. Students can probably find what they want to read. This opens during each ten-minute break and after school.
Dining hall At lunch time, students can buy a lunch ticket and have lunch with their friends.
Auditorium Several events, such as ceremonies and contests, are held in the auditorium. This can accommodate about 900 people.

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