Important Announcements

Key announcements regarding the operation of the schools, such as school closures due to extreme weather or health concerns, will be posted here.

More details about our emergency procedures, including evacuation sites and emergency contact number, can be found here.

4 September 2018

Dear SOIS parents,

Due to the typhoon warnings issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (English website link - Japanese language link) and the announcement by JR that train operations in the region will be suspended from 10:00am tomorrow, we have taken the decision to inform the school community in advance that the school will be closed on Tuesday 4 September. Given the unusual strength of the typhoon, we urge everyone to follow the progress of the storm, and to take care.

Thank you for your understanding.


William (Bill) Kralovec

Head of School, Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin






19 June 2018

Dear SOIS parents,

With the school closed today, faculty and staff have been busy clearing up the rooms affected by yesterday's earthquake. Our specialist contractors have checked the building and have established that it is in a fit state for lessons to resume, and the water supply is now back on. Consequently school will go ahead as usual tomorrow, Wednesday 20 June, and students should prepare to come as normal. Please take care with your movements.

Whilst we hope that there are no more major incidents, we are aware that aftershocks continue to be felt in the region. Please note, therefore, that if there is a large tremor, school may need to be cancelled again. If that occurs, notification will be sent to everyone by SOISmail. (This time we will not utilise telephone trees.)

Thank you for your understanding.



The Administration Team, Senri & Osaka International Schools of Kwansei Gakuin

5 October 2016

Dear SOIS parents,

Due to weather alarms in surrounding prefectures, after school clubs, activities, sports, meetings and events are cancelled today. All students are required to go straight home today at 3:30 PM. If the Osaka prefecture does issue an alarm for high winds, we may have to send the students home even earlier, but at this point we are not anticipating this. We use the Japan Meteorological Agency (English website link - Japanese language link) to base our decisions. Thank you for your understanding.


William (Bill) Kralovec

Head of School, Osaka International School of Kwansei Gakuin











20 September 2016

Dear SOIS community,

We just received a high winds and rain warning from the Osaka prefecture weather office. The warning came at 6:26 AM. There is no school today. We will be activating the telephone tree. If there are any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Bill Kralovec, OIS Head of School




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