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INTERVIEW

Q.What is the school's educational policy, philosophy and style?

This institute is a Catholic school based on the idea of monasticism. The high school and middle school were founded in 1961 and 1990 respectively.

The mission is based on the Catholic educational philosophy to nurture students that strongly values all people's lives, and who can actively contribute to public welfare and peace with honesty and devotion.

Throughout a Catholic religious education and daily prayer, students acquire a deep understanding of diversity and especially cherish the vulnerable ones. Also, students are encouraged to achieve their independence through different activities, such as interactive lessons, outside school training reports, simulated elections, and executive committee activities that manage school events.

Shin-Ai is a school where one can experience the full development of each's personality within a calm learning environment under individual guidance.

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Q.Why did you decide to change the school uniform?

In 2020, Tokyo will host the Olympic Games. 2020 is a year in which many changes will take place in Japan, including the introduction of the education reform. It is expected to be a new era in numerous ways.

The same year, Kurume Shin-Ai will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its foundation. Looking towards this remarkable year, we are going to improve the academic program through our "Open to Love Project." The concept of this project is that of "opening up the future, opening up oneself, opening up the school," to ensure that students "cultivate their identity, accept diversity and acquire collaborative skills" through love. We will evaluate the education in every aspect, improve it, and move on to practice. We will implement a coeducational plan for junior high and high school from 2019.

The renewal of the uniform is also part of this project as a symbol of the new stage of Shin-Ai.

Kurume Shin-Ai is going to shape people who can respond to the demands of the new era while maintaining a firm formation.

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COMMENT from DESIGNER

Comment from the designer

The bright dark blue blazer aims to give a distinct impression of the uniform.

The ribbon on the back of the women's jacket and the line on the hem of the skirt provides the uniform with elegance and cuteness.

Neckties and ribbons have a refreshing blue plaid pattern.

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MESSAGE

A message to first-year students wearing the new uniform.

As society drastically changes, it is crucial for students who will face the reform of the university entrance examination, to decide where to study and with who.

Shin-Ai's coeducational plan attempts to combine both "boys and girls" and "teachers and students" learning together. Shin-Ai prepares you to enhance your personality, to expand your abilities, to demonstrate your full potential to our country and the international community, and to be a person who can contribute to the world. We fully support each person's independence.

Believe in yourself, reveal yourself, and let's open up the future.

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