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Kyoto Prefectural Sagano Senior High School Principal, Masaki Hashinaga

 

Welcome to the English language page for Sagano High School.

A note from our principal for the 2021-22 school year:

The year of 2020 resulted in our normal daily life patterns being changed dramatically. Things that we had thought to be normal suddenly turned out to be quite different. Many activities we would normally do at school, we discovered, were no longer possible. However, with the cooperation of students, teachers, and staff, bringing together their knowledge and experience, we were able to slowly, throughout the year, increase the number of classes, club activities and school events.

Rather than thinking that “can’t” would mean “quit”, we tried to find ways to make “can’t” become “can”. Also through a process of continued trial and error, we tried to discover what we could do in the constantly changing “now”. As a result, it became a year in which we had to judge the condition of a lot of things by ourselves and present them in our own way. Often, it was necessary to consider the events going on around us as things that would affect us directly. It was not always possible to find success just by ourselves and we had to rely on the help of others to accomplish our goals. In a way, this year became one in which we felt the importance of the word “challenge”.

 

About Sagano High School:

Originally opening as Sagano Girls' High School in 1941, Sagano Senior High School has a history of more than 80 years. It was founded by Mr. Nihei Yashiro, a local Kyoto entrepreneur in the weaving industry. This is unique, to have a founder and a motto based on the Zen spirit “和敬清寂”. With this 80 years of school history, we can reflect on how we should live, and we treat our following school motto as a very important thing to keep in mind as we act.

 

The three parts of our motto are:

  和敬 - “Wakei” - Be harmonious and respectful

  自彊 - “Jikyou” - Strive for self-improvement

  飛翔 - “Hishou” - Act globally

 

We place special emphasis on noticing what is happening all around us, thinking critically and expressing things in our own words in an aim to increase our willingness and attitudes, to continue researching with inquiring minds and intellectual curiosity. And the acquisition of communicative competence is also important.

Our students believe in their potential so that they will be able to live healthy and strong lives full of ideas in any environment they may find themselves in. They enjoy dealing with challenges. They praise their friends for their successes and encourage each other to be better. Our school education will foster these people and they will make the most of what they can do now and see that not even the sky is their limit.