A message from Mrs. Bowering – our School Nurse

Dear Parents:

The annual YIS Cross Country will be held in Negishi Park on Wednesday November 20th.

Students will practice during the PE lesson for the run over the next couple of weeks.

Parents with students who have asthma or other respiratory challenges should make sure that their children are up to date with their medication (especially inhalers).  Please bring the inhaler to the practice and cross country day if it is necessary.

Please inform the PE teacher and the nurse of any condition that could be affected by running.


YIS Health Office

A PE message from Mrs. Hamada (Head of PE) regarding Cross Country running

Cross Country season is here!  This week (and the next 2 weeks) all G3-5 students will travel to Negishi Park with their PE teachers to run a practice of the event.  Please check your PE teachers blog for more information but if you could please remind students:
  • to bring appropriate PE clothing, particularly shoes – running focus not fashion or sandals.
  • Water bottle (labelled w student name)
  • Warm weather jumpers or other to wear to the park and afterwards
  • MEDICAL ALERT: if any of your students have asthma or require an epipen, they should bring this with them on the bus and in their pocket when running and alert PE staff that they have them.  We are finding that Veracross is not always reliable about the most up-to-date medical alerts and so would appreciate your reminding students and letting either myself, Kate or Asako know if you have any students needing particular attention.
  • The bus will leave promptly so please do bring your class down on time to the back gate ready for PE at 8.30am.  We will be back by 9.45am for you to pick up your students.
  • Any class teachers wanting to come with us will be very welcome!
  • We will be discussing mental endurance as students work in this unit, please take the time to talk this through with students over the next month.
  • CC day is Wed 20th November.