高校受験

23 Jan

Today my oldest daughter will take her 高校受験 (High School Entrance Examination).

She’s a 中学校三年生 (Ninth grader (last year of Junior High in Japan)).

In Japan, the school year is 四月から三月まで (from April til March).
小学校 (Elementary School) is grades 1-6, 中学校 (Junior High) is three years (grades 中1~中3…(equivalent to grades 7-9 in the U.S.)),  and 高等学校 (High School) in Japan is also three years (the equivalent to grades 10-12 in the U.S.).

Both 高等学校 (High School) and 大学 (College) have Entrance Exams.

My two younger daughters made a card for my oldest to wish her Good Luck on her test today.
I bought her a box of special Kit-Kat chocolates for students taking School Entrance Exams.

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Kit-Kat is one of the popular snacks parents give their kids when they’re taking an Entrance Exam. Kit-Kat is popular because it’s name sounds like “I’ll surely pass!” in Japanese.
(Click here to read another post that I mention another flavor of Kit-Kat for High School kids taking the College Entrance Exam.)

The packaging of the Kit-Kat that I bought is like a postcard…and it can actually be mailed.

Well, to my oldest daughter:
ガンバッテね! (Good luck!)

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7 Responses to “高校受験”

  1. tokyo5 January 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm #

    My daughter just got the results from her 高校受験 (High School Entrance Examination).
    Of course, she passed. I knew she would!

    In fact, she scored high enough to get a 25% discount on the school’s fees, if she attends that school.

    Next week, she had another 高校受験 (High School Entrance Examination) for another school. If she passes that test, that’s the school she wants to attend.

    (update: My daughter passed the both Entrance Exams that she took! So, she’ll attend the high school that she wanted to go to this April!)

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  2. tokyo5 January 24, 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Tom…

    I think the school system here is excellent.
    My kids’ schooling is much better than what I received. And the teachers really care (not to say that teachers in America don’t care…but I’ve personally never had a teacher take such an interest in individual students as my kids’ teachers do).

    I have no plans to send my kids overseas for school. I can’t see much benefit.

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  3. Tom January 24, 2009 at 9:21 am #

    Seeing the educational system here firsthand, what do you think about it? Any thoughts to having your kids go to a university abroad?

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  4. tokyo5 January 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm #

    Eric…

    Kit-Kat Japan does have a Valentines flavor…but that’s not it.

    Maybe I’ll do a Kit-Kat post soon. 😉

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  5. tokyo5 January 23, 2009 at 11:08 pm #

    naoko…
    It was lightly raining this morning…but became a very nice day by lunchtime.

    And, thank you for the kind words.

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  6. Eric January 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    I was wondering what those Kit Kats were for. I thought it was for Valentines day or something.

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  7. naoko January 23, 2009 at 9:04 am #

    Is it raining in Tokyo? I wish your daughter to take the exam relaxing. Good luck!

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