Promotion of 21 st
Century Uragaku Education
吾道一貫（Go Dou Ikkan）is derived from the 吾道一貫（Go Dou Ikkan）is derived from the Analects of Confucius about 吾道一以貫之 “All-pervading Unity” which means a way of developing the human ideal personality through the concept of 仁（じん）（Jin）(Benevolence) or 忠恕 (ちゅうじょ)（Chujo）(Sincerity and Devotion).
The 仁（じん）(Jin) (Benevolence) which is construed in modern times, means acting with goodwill as a member of society. These specific actions turn into忠恕 (ちゅうじょ) (Chujo) (Sincerity and Devotion). 忠恕（ちゅうじょ）（Chujo）, 忠 （ちゅう）(Chu) means being sincere and devoted, concerns the “Self”, and 恕（じょ）(Jo) means being benevolent. This means living a life with compassion and enlightenment.
The main social responsibility of a human being is to know how to discipline himself/herself without causing trouble to his fellow individual. However, if you achieve this, it does not mean you have accomplished all your social responsibilities. In other words, 忠（ちゅう）（Chu）is to practice self-judgement and to contribute to the society in accordance with different point of views. However, humans are not perfect beings, so there are such cases that humans are not enough to fulfill all our social responsibilities. If it is only for the sake of ourselves, strict self-reflection and self-improvement must be accomplished. However, if it is for the sake of others in unexpected circumstances that there is no other way, you should look for a way that both of you will benefit as human beings and as fellows without blaming imperfections. This is the spirit of 恕 （じょ）（Jo）.
The founding of Myojo Gakuen School Corporation Urawa Gakuin High School is based on its main objective which is nurturing the people by being united and by being sincere and devoted to others.
克己 (こっき)（Kokki） is to control the self-centered (egocentric) desires in life and serves as means to live as a member of the society in order to live with other people harmoniously. It is being established by different roles that exist and must be shared in a particular time and place. In order to have a harmonious social life, we must know the time, place and our stand points in order to take appropriate actions.
仁愛 （じんあい）（Jinai）means being aware that you are being supported by many people and understanding that you also support your fellow. As a member of the society, it serves as a motivation to have a harmonious relationship with other people. Humans cannot live alone. No matter how strong humans are, humans cannot grow stronger by themselves. The support of other people is important for each person’s life.
共生 (きょうせい)（Kyousei）means coexistence. All human beings are desired to have a harmonious coexistence with a sense of camaraderie. Humans stabilize their life with cooperation in order to build a harmonious society. Humans pursue their dream by taking a hand from the people around them. On the other hand, whatever a person might have accomplished or currently possesses, it is not considered as genuine happiness. Genuine happiness is the accomplishment of something through cooperation. Moreover, happiness is the prerequisite of the attainment of a meaningful life. Genuine happiness is the harmonious coexistence in the society.
Promotion of 21st Century Uragaku Education
Health and Safety Declaration
Urawa Gakuin High School declared “Health and Safety” in September 1, 2014, and was categorized as “Health & Safety Promotion School”. This means that our school teaches students the importance of human life. This declaration intends that our school focuses on the school management and education based on prioritizing students’ health and safety. In December 8, 2016, our school got the International Safe School certification. This certifies that our school is the first school in Japan which promotes health and safety and is recognized internationally. All of these are the result of our efforts.
- Life Skills Education
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), life skills are abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable humans to deal with the demands and challenges of life effectively. In other words, it is having abilities such as interpersonal skills, empathy, problem-solving skills, critical-thinking skills, etc. Our school provides students various opportunities to improve their life skills through wide varieties of school events such as interaction with people in Ishinomaki and Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture—the affected areas of Great East Japan Earthquake, and exchange programs to where domestic war lasted for a long time. These are the essential parts of our Life Skills Education.
The first step of Life Skills Education is for students to cultivate their “sensitivity.” “Common Sense” in Japan is not always “Common Sense” in the world. Through experiencing international diversity, students are able to widen their understanding of the world and deepen their sensitivity. Urawa Gakuin High School provides a lot of opportunities for students to experience international diversity such as school trips and exchange programs with sister schools outside the country.
- Advancement of
Urawa Gakuin High School sets up various types and courses according to students’ abilities, skills and career plans so that all of them can have greater dreams in the future. In Advanced type, a number of special programs for students to pass the entrance examinations of topnotch universities are being offered. For example, extensive reading as an early morning study, self-study rooms which are open until 9 p.m. from Monday to Friday, and by conducting lessons with active learning teaching approaches. As for Fundamental type, regular classes are efficiently conducted in accordance with students’ abilities and skills and their career plans in the future. Also, it is consisted of various kinds of after-school courses and career orientation meetings with many universities and colleges. See the pages of each type and course for details.
Message from The Principal
To a brighter academe with hopes and dreams
Mr. Masanori Ishihara – Principal
The aim of our school is to create a brighter academe that adopts positive thinking attitude with hopes and dreams. Our school’s main priority is the health and safety of our students. Moreover, our school provides educational programs to improve students’ academic skills with a solid foundation of basic knowledge and applied assertive skills. Also, our school sets various opportunities for the students to experience cross-cultural exchange. Furthermore, our school has developed diverse educational activities and life skill education to foster the students’ three important elements, “Feeling”, “Thinking”, and “Acting” on certain situations. These points sum up our school’s goal—21st Century Uragaku Education.
Our school is not like any other school. Students in Uragaku are catered with different opportunities which are essential to their preparation for the future. Students take advantage of the different opportunities which create positive impacts among themselves like improvement of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Also, students are well-provided with a conducive learning environment. We take so much pride from our various school merits that is why our school provides quality education. Our school teaches students to understand the importance of decision making and embracing different points of view in life.
Our school collaborates with the students, faculty and staff, parents/guardians, supporters, alumni associations, local residents, and everyone who has tied up through various exchange activities. We are one and we are called “Uragaku Family”. Lastly, our school consistently provides support and guidance in our students’ growth and the challenges that they face. We align our actions and firmly believe in our slogan: “Together, we work hard, support each other and give our best.”