OIS Parent-Teacher Association

The uniqueness of our Two School model sets us apart from every other school in Japan and indeed the world.

The faculty and staff who jointly founded OIS and SIS understood this and established an ethos to match it. This continues today with professional educators, administrators and staff who understand why we are here and what it is that give our schools a particularly important role in the world of international education. Our teachers and staff look for challenges and rise to them, they revel in new opportunities, they learn from each other, and they continue to hone their crafts. Students give a school its energy, parents and the community its support; but it is the professionals working here who build momentum and provide inspiration. And with inspired students, the possibilities are boundless.

Both OIS and SIS are interested in hearing from professionals working in education who think that they might fit our profile.

The OIS Difference

OIS is unique - the Two Schools Together ethos means not only is it a great school to work in and is challenging in all the ways that a good international school is, but it also needs professionals willing to engage with the local community and Japanese culture. We welcome inquiries from talented teachers who care about our students. Our teachers are not overburdened with too many classes. The expectation is that faculty will hold high standards for our students and commit to their well being by participating in our highly popular after school sports and club activities.

Handbook for new OIS parents

Please click here to download our booklet on life in Japan, designed for new faculty and families.

OIS PTA Board: 2023-2024

Back row from left: 

Nam Nguyen (Vice-president)  -  Erik Siddons (EN Secretary)  -  Daniel Lee (President)

Front row from left: 

Iku Nakaya (JP Secretary)  -  Ai Hirano (JP Treasurer)  -  Sharbanee Mitra (EN Treasurer)  -  Yu Takahashi (SISPA Liason)

Minutes of previous PTA meetings and other information about upcoming events can be found on the PTA page on the OIS Parent Portal website, which can be accessed via the QR code to the right. Please note that parents will need an active SOISmail account to access the site.

Please note that parents will need an active SOISmail account to access the site.

OIS PTA Class Representative Committee

All parents and teachers with children at OIS are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association. Parent take turns in serving as class representatives. The objectives of the PTA are as follows:

  1. To promote the welfare of children in home, school and community.
  2. To provide support to the OIS parent community through education, orientation and other services.
  3. To create friendly relationships and promote communication between the faculty, parents and other associates of the school so that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of our students.
  4. To advance the education of the students at the school by providing funding and assisting in special projects for education at the school not normally provided through the school budget.

The OIS PTA meets on a monthly basis through the school year. All parents are invited to participate in PTA events. The OIS PTA values our cooperation with the Senri International School Parent Association. Please feel free to contact the PTA for further information. (oispta-bd@soismail.jp)