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Published by DISK, 2019-01-17 19:00:29

Newsletter Fall 2018/2019

Newsletter Fall 2018/2019

Keywords: DISK

THE DIAMONDBACKPRESS

Spring 2018

ACCEPTING ADMISSIONS FOR 2018/2019

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. As a WASC-
accredited and International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme and Diploma Programme
authorised school, we are confident that we offer the quality education and loving care that meets both
you and your child’s needs. To find out more about DISK, come and see us in person. We are more than
happy to schedule a day and time for you and your family to tour the school and meet some of the
students and staff. To arrange a school tour or visit to DISK please contact the Admissions Officer,

Sue Loafmann, at [email protected] or submit the form on our website.









DESIGN

DEPARTMENT UPDATE

NEWS ALERT: PRODUCT DESIGNERS GROW Greg Laidler

Head of Department
ON TREES AT DISK
[email protected]
Using the ‘design cycle’ methodology, years 6 to 10 students were tasked
with creating and combining symbols, images, and text to form visual
representations of ideas and messages, which was based on a design
brief they wrote for themselves as part of a graphic design project.

Students came up with a variety of interesting project ideas such as
album and book covers, product packaging, and branding projects, and
then set about figuring out what they needed to know, do, and
understand. Students were expected to apply their knowledge of the
principles of graphic design, namely layout and composition,
typography, color theory, branding and identity, the rule of thirds, and
the golden ratio to create a digital solution. The quality of work created
was professional, and just goes to show how creative and skilled DISK
students are.

SAE (Y10)











ART

DEPARTMENT UPDATE

Gisèle March

Head of Department

[email protected]

SONG (Y7) HINATA (Y7) SPICE IT UP!

NAOKI (Y6) Variety is the spice of life!
This is the intention behind
SAE (Y10)
HAJIME (Y7) all the art classes at DISK, in
both the elementary school

and the secondary school.

We work with many
different media (e.g. paint,

pastels, clay, ink, even wool
and found materials), and

use multiple techniques so

that we experience a taste
of all that art has to offer.

MAU (Y6) The imaginary world is
explored as seen in the

Wacky Shoe and the

Surrealism Collage, as is the
real-life one depicting tree

bark, insects and the human
form. The immediate

environment is celebrated

with students doing
drawings, paintings and

collages of the school
campus, the residential

buildings, and Kizugawa

park and pond. The
possibilities for expression

through art are endless!











CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!
WE WILL MISS YOU.

SPRING ELECTIVES

CALL YOUR MANICURIST! Neil Theisen

Kickball Coach and
It was a nail-biter in DISK’s championship kickball series this term. A best-
of-seven series went down to the wire, a game 7 for all the marbles. Organizer
Team "Eh" got off to a rough start and went down 3-1 in the series. The [email protected]
entire school was questioning the inexperienced Miyagawa’s
leadership. In an epic comeback for the ages, the young Miyagawa
showed us all what true leadership is made of and he rallied his team to
tie the series at three games each. Game 7 did not disappoint and lived
up to the pregame hype, with these two juggernauts exchanging blow-
for-blow throughout the match. There was a lead change in every inning.
In the final inning, down by three runs, The Skins, led by the wise Ellis
Arimitsu and the magical right foot of Jong Park, found a miracle and
scored three runs to tie up the game with two outs on the board. The
game was all tied up at 13-13 and because of time constraints we had to
end the game and series in a tie, unfortunately.
It was an exciting and heart-stopping kickball season this year, and Mr.
Theisen would like to thank all the players for their effort and dedication
in making this year’s season fun and competitive.









SECONDARY SCHOOL HANAMI PICNIC

& SPORTS DAY

Gregory Laidler

Organizing Teacher
[email protected]

RUMBLE IN THE

JUNGLE!

This year it rained rather
heavily leading up to and
on the day of this event,
which meant that the cherry
blossoms were almost all
washed out. So our planned
hanami picnic took place
inside, in a dark, cramped
corner in one of the campus
buildings overlooking the
tennis courts. However, that
didn’t matter too much,
because we were there to
play sports, not eat!

Students had a great time
competing against each
other in basketball,
dodgeball, and racquetball.
They were split into four
different teams, and by
cooperating, they strived to
win each game and match
they played. It was a lot of
good fun and an
opportunity to get away
from school, and another
opportunity to socialise and
cooperate with students
from other years.


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