About 

Harmony International

 

『子供たちとその未来の世界を明るいものに!!』

NPO ハーモニー・インターナショナルは、「自主的な判断力と国際的な心を持ち、規則やお互いの人格を尊重するとともに、生命に対する慈しみを持った子どもを育てること」を使命(Mission)として、バリュー式メソッドを用い、持続可能な社会へ、また国際人として将来社会を担う子どもたちへ、ヒューマンバリュー、多文化な教育と英語イマージョンの環境を与えています。

理念 Philosophy

わたしたちは地域社会の人たちと一緒に、子供たちを愛で一杯に満たし、未来へ向けて希望ある持続可能な社会を築いていけたらと願い、活動しています。

国際機関や多くの国で公用語としても使われている「英語」を用いて、主にインターナショナルスクール

(国際幼稚園)・英会話クラス・デイケアの運営をしております。

 

その他、大人も子供も交流、社会貢献、自己啓発などを目的に様々な活動を企画しています。大人(保護者や地域住民) のための子育てワークショップ(体験型学習会)・秋祭り・その他地域でのチャリティーイベントなどを実施、公園清掃、ビーチクリーン、老人ホーム訪問、植林支援活動などもしております。

 

基本的には、大人には、子育ての助けや、人としての心の成長と社会の一員として身につけておきたいスキルを、子どもには、内なるバリューを大切に世界を身近に感じながら主体的に楽しく遊ぶうちに自然と「学び」ができるような活動になるよう心がけています

 

 

"Let's make the world bright and happy for the children and our future!" 

 

Our Mission

 

"Nurture a child to be able to decide for themselves, have a multicultural mind, able to follow rules and value other’s individuality, care and be kind to all living things"

 

NPO Harmony International aims to better the course of direction that society is facing by always working towards a sustainable society through our various programs.

スタッフ紹介 Meet the Team

Makiko Wallace

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理事長/園長先生

Hi! I’m Ms. Maki! 

I was brought up in Kamakura, Japan. I studied abroad in America. My major was Social Studies and I'm a licensed nursery school teacher. I love children, animals, especially cats, and nature. I have a passion to support children to create their bright and sustainable future! Our school is not just an ordinary English school, but an international community!! Please come and join us!!

Kai Chang 

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​理事/先生

Hi, I'm Kai! I'm Taiwanese American. I was born in Taiwan but grew up in Texas. After university I've lived in four different countries: Bulgaria, Taiwan, Australia and now Japan. English was a big savior in the countries I've visited. Currently I'm studying for my Masters degree in Early Childhood and Family Development. Hope we can make this world a better place together!

Kristen Bailey

理事/先生

Hi, I’m Ms. Kristen! I’m originally from America, and I live between California and Japan now. I studied Journalism and Business in university, and excited teach English to you! There are so many great uses for English in our lives today, so I hope together we can find what helps you best! See you soon!

​Olivia Harris

​理事

“Hello! My name is Olivia. I am half Japanese and half American. Whenever I visit Japan, I split my time between Tokyo and Kochi where I have family. I am currently studying in a teacher education program. I love connecting with new people and interacting with children. I hope to make a difference in the world, one person at a time!”

​Philip Wallace

​先生/正会員

Hello, I’m Mr. Philip! I’m originally from England, and I live in Japan now. I love children and their creativity, animals, especially cats, art, music and playing the bass guitar, movies, fish and chips,  comedy and football.  I received a BA (Hons) First Class in Fine Art in university and I have been teaching English in Japan for 8 years. I’m excited about helping you to learn and improve your English! We have teachers, students and a wonderful community here waiting to welcome you and help you to realize your dreams. See you soon! YNWA!--

Chimmy (Yoshimi Asakura)

会計/常任参与

2004-2017 Director/Committee member/Senior Counselor /Accounting

Child Centered Education practioner・Parenting consultation、Instructor(Finnish Education、Entrepreneurship Education、Life planning)

沿革 History

1997 小さなプレイグループを発足。

 

2001 藤沢市藤が岡のアパートの上下でInternational Children’s Gardenがインターナショナルプリスクールとしてスタート。

 

2002 SeedlingsとSunbeamsプログラムの開始。

 

2003 ユネスコのリビング・バリュープログラムを全てのプログラムや活動に取り入れる。

 

2004 Gateway International Centerは2月に正式な特定非営利活動法人(NPO)となる。

Happy Talkをスタート。

 

2005 ユネスコのリビング・バリューにより常任部であると正式な認定教育施設となる。

 

2006 新体制で再スタート。親子クラスのMusic Together とStorytimeプログラム開始

 

2007 藤沢市大鋸の一軒屋に転居

 

2014  名称変更 NPO法人Gateway International Center からNPO法人Harmony Internationalへ

 

2015    藤沢市鵠沼海岸に転居

1997 A small playgroup begins.
2001 International preschool starts in 2 apartments in Fujigaoka Fujisawa
2002 Seedlings and Sunbeams starts
2003 Incorporate UNESCO's Living Values Educational Program into programs and other activities.
2004 Gateway International Center(GIC) becomes an NPO organisation. Happy Talk starts. 
2005 GIC becomes an official UNESCO's Living Values certified educational institution.
2006 Parent and child classes Music Together and Storytime start under new administration.
2007 Relocation to a house in Daigiri Fujisawa.
2014  GIC changes name to NPO Harmony International
2015 Relocation to a house in Kugenumakaigan Fujisawa.
 
 
Volunteers & Interns
We are always open to anyone supporting our mission and wanting to be a part of our organisation.
We offer long term and short term volunteering opportunies throughout the year, especially when we have our big events in November and March and during the Summer school season in July and August.
Volunteering and taking an internship at HI gives you the chance to be a part of our team supporting the children and our sustainable future while learning from each other. Working in a multicultural and value-based environment will definitely give you confidence, new interests and also will develop new skills. 
 
Please email us!
 
Email: info@harmonyjp.com