This is my fifth Sayonara party and last. I am one of the departing educators. Instead of a speech, I decided to go out with a song. The schools are unique with two schools learning together. I wanted to celebrate that with my colleague and friend, the cocho sensei of Senri International School, Ito sensei. Thanks to Mayumi for her beautiful voice and willingness to take a chance with something different and to David Algie for the guitar playing.
It is a traditional at the Senri & Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin to honor the departing teachers on the Friday of the penultimate week of the school year. We hold a catered party in the courtyard and there are farewell speeches, thank yous, etc. It is a really nice way to end the academic year.