Mikuni Campus was built in 2015 as the first campus among Aiwin schools and since then has been offering it’s dynamic curriculum and school programs from students 0 to 6 years old. Mikuni campus is a school community of over 60 students and 13 teachers and staff from different nationalities. It is situated in Yodogawa City, as part of the vibrant city of Osaka. As a consequence, our students have easy access to numerous educational and recreational areas and facilities that supports learning in the early years. Mikuni campus is a certified Nursery Care Facility by Osaka City Government (Ninkagai). It is also qualified for Government Sponsored Education Benefits (Mushouka).
All our classrooms contain inviting and engaging learning centers and resources, which the homeroom teacher intentionally uses throughout the year based on the children’s interests and areas of weakness and strength. Dramatic play center, Math manipulative center, Science center, Arts and Crafts center, Literacy center are just a few examples of what children explore at their own pace through purposeful play. Use of technology is also used in centers to enrich learning experiences through our online reading workshops, research and creative activities.
Strong literacy skills are key to academic and professional success. To support students love for reading, Aiwin offers a library containing over 500 books as well as a great collection nursery rhymes and children songs. The library resources are available for students to take home and share the joy of readig with their families. Students also learn from a wide range of digital reading resources through the use of our tablets and computers. Like our books, students can also access our digital reading resouces at home that helps strengthen home-school connection.
Physical activity extends well beyond physical health, having a positive impact on the domains of motor skills, psychological well-being, cognitive development, social competence and emotional maturity. Our students have ample of rooms for physical development both indoor at the gym or outdoor on the playground. Students have a wonderful time outdoor doing their daily morning exercises, PE classes, outdoor games, gardening and even pool time in the Summer.
With the use of their senses, our students explore and disover food and nutrition in our cooking studio. Our modern kitchen features a cooking studio for the children to work collaboratively with their teachers and peers on cooking projects. Children learn a great deal about math and science and improve their social skills dramatically in cooking projects. More importantly, they learn to value food and develop a pleasure of sharing meal time with their friends.
Student's safety and comfort come first at Aiwin. All of our classrooms as well as entrance and playground are equipped with security cameras and connected to an internal monitoring television constantly observed by our staff. All rooms have emergency buttons connected that calls for security team. For comfortable napping, a spacious traditional Japanese-style room carpeted with waterproof Tatami are kept clean and neat for students to rest and re-energize within the day.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy Over 5 years of teaching experience Kindergarten, Primary School and childrent with special needs in America and Japan; Family Therapist for 3 years.
She likes reading, swimming, playing video games, listening to music, traveling and crafting.
Hello everyone!My name is Khadidrah, but you can call me Didrah. I’m from Connecticut in America, it’s very close to New York.
I have been working with children over the past 10 years in a variety of settings: Summer camps, Special Education Schools, family therapy and teaching English here in Japan.
Through my experience working with children of all cognitive levels, I have learned to cherish every step as they grow and look forward to helping them succeed.
I enjoy teaching kindergarten students because they never fail to put a smile on my face and are eager to learn!
My goal is to make English fun and accessible while also showing how interesting other cultures can be.
Let’s have a great time, learning together! I look forward to meeting you and feel free to stop by my classroom.CLOSE
Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English
Licensed Secondary Education Teacher
ESL teacher for over 11 years (6 years in the Philippines and 5 years in Japan) for all ages
Assistant Language Teacher in Junior & Senior High Schools
2 years as a Language School Manager
interested in traveling, cooking, and watching movies.
Hello everyone! Im Mae Ann but you can call me Ann. Im from the Philippines and I`ve been an English teacher for more than 11 years.
I`ve been teaching students with varying levels and age. Along with this experience, I have learned the value of adapting to every learner`s needs and interests. Witnessing my students` growth and seeing their faces light up after overcoming a challenging task makes this job fulfilling!
Education has the power to change lives and I`d like to achieve this goal by honing every learner to become well- rounded individuals through fostering their development in a creative, fun and friendly environment.
I`m looking forward to meeting you all!CLOSE
7 years teaching experience in kindergarten and English Schools;
Pursued Japanese Language and Contemporary Society;
likes playing soccer, darts, computer games, listening to music and spending time with friends
Hello, My name is Rikki!
I am from England, Oxford!I am 30 years old.
I have been teaching children for many years now, and continue to enjoy teaching! Constantly meeting new challenges and finding new techniques to conquer those challenges is part of what drives me to stay motivated!
Seeing children’s smiles and wholesome development is something I strive for, and meeting parents expectations is not only my job, but a passion!Come and say hi!CLOSE
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology;, 2 years teaching experience for Pre-K through High School and all levels of adult students at an English conversation school; likes sewing, making handmade goods, trying new foods, and hot springs.
Hi there! My name is Jessica. I am from Chicago, Illinois, USA. I have lived in Japan for over two years and am enjoying it thoroughly.
I have had the pleasure of watching many children develop and learn new communication skills.
My goal is to show children that communication is fun, and that when we try our best great things come from it. Children have such a wonderful ability to try their hardest at every task, while not being afraid of mistakes.
Every child is different in the ways that they learn and absorb information. Finding the best way to help with each child’s individual needs is what is so rewarding about working with children from a young age.
I hope to help the children of Aiwin to become confident in their own abilities and to grow into the globally successful people that I know they can be.CLOSE
1 year as an ALT in Primary School and 2 years as an English Conversation Teacher for all ages, from toddlers to adult professionals here in Japan. Montessori Certified Teacher; TESOL for Young Learners Certification; interested in graphic design, watching movies, reading a book
Hello! My name is Manami but I prefer to be called as Nami.
I have a passion for working with children and I’m lucky because, through teaching, I get to live my passion. Making learning as fun as possible to make it as memorable as it can be is my way of teaching.
I believe as a teacher we do not teach academics alone but we help build the character of our students as we become part of their daily lives.
My ultimate mission is to bring out the best potential in each of my students as an individual of their own and ensure their learning is not limited to the four corners of the room but extends to the outside world.
My vision is to generate globally recognized professionals and future leaders of the society here in Japan and abroad. I love working with kids and inspiring them to achieve great things.CLOSE
Nursery Teacher Certification, Kindergarten Teacher Certification Level 2; spent 7 years teaching Nursery and 2 year in Kindergarten level; she likes to travel, explore different gourmet, watch sports and movies.
Nice to meet you. My name is Naho Yoshikawa.
I studied early childhood education at university and worked as a nursery teacher and kindergarten teacher. Among them, I was interested in English, overseas childcare and education, and went to Australia for a year to study abroad. Therefore, I was keen to learn about the culture of foreign countries and the wonderfulness of overseas exchange, and to convey it to the children even when I returned to Japan.
By learning English and international culture at Aiwin, I hope that children will have a broad perspective on what the future will look like and will expand their potential and grow.
I hope that I will be able to become a bridge between Japan and other cultures by knowing both the good points of diversity.
To that end, I would like to convey the wonders of both English, foreign culture, and Japanese culture.
I am looking forward to seeing you in Aiwin!CLOSE
Kindergarten teacher and Nursery teacher certification level 2; 5 years teaching experience in Kindergarten, childcare worker for 8 years; interested in yoga, playing the paino, watching movies and travelling
Nice to meet you. My name is Junko Tsujimoto.
So far, I have been involved with many children as a kindergarten teacher and as a nursery teacher. During that time, I am happy that I learned a lot through the growth of my children and was involved in the growth of each and every one of them.
I also studied abroad in the UK for about a year and was able to meet many people from various countries. It was a very valuable experience for me that I was able to broaden my horizons by knowing various cultures. At Aiwin, I want to be involved in helping children express themselves and grow freely.CLOSE
Nursery Teacher Certrification; pursued Business Travel Management
Nice to meet you! My name is Sachie Kuboshita.
When I was a student, I was very interested in learning about different countries and cultures. During my vacation, I traveled to Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Asia. I realized the need for English in these multi-ethnic countries.
Now I have a daughter who is 2 years old, 4 years old and 6 years old. Through child-rearing, we realize the importance of early childhood, and at the important time of personality formation in early childhood, an environment where you can express your feelings with peace of mind, keep in mind childcare at the pace of children and help children grow Let me do it.CLOSE
Nursery teacher certification; Over 7 years of teaching experience in international schools as a bilingual teacher; earned a degree in Doshisha University in English Literature.
Hello, my name is Rumi Takeuchi. I will be a Japanese Support teacher for Mikuni school.I homestayed in Halifax, Canada for 6 months during my 3rd year at Doshisha university. I have worked as a teacher assistant at international schools for more than 3 years and a half. I enjoy going to cafes and watching movies in my spare time. I look forward to spending a lovely time with all of you.CLOSE
Associate of science in Disabilities Services Management, Experienced at autistic children training center in US also Japan, Home Helper level-2 Certificate, Residential Support Services Certificate, Adult Residential Facility administrator Certificate, Certified childcare worker, Hotel Front Clerk Specialist certification(American Hotel Academy).
Hi, my name is Saori, but they call me Sally
I lived in Scotland, UK and San Diego, CA, US.
I love dancing and singing:)
I want to make students happy and have self-confidence, plus want to achieve the goal of feeling comfortable speaking in English, together!
I am also excited to have well understanding-relationship with parents.CLOSE
Junior sports instructors, kids leaders, Red Cross first aid; Physical Education and Gymnastic Instruction for Kindergarten; interested in fitness and sports
Nice to meet you. I am in charge of physical education. My name is Kanna Ogawa. I would like Aiwin children to think that "exercise is fun!". Through physical education guidance they can develop "mindset" such as compassion as I try to support "physical development" necessary for young learners, to be able to grow both physically and mentally. I would be happy to make PE class where everyone, including children and teachers, would find exercise and physical education to be fun. Let's enjoy the exercise together. Thank you.CLOSE
Mukogawa Women’s University School of Music School of Instrumental Music Major in Piano; teaching experience in musical intellectual training for piano, organ, voice training and chorus for different age groups; likes traveling cooking, watching movies, scuba diving
Hello everyone! Nice to meet you, I am Katsura Kojima and I am a music teacher.Being in the music profession fo rover 20 years, I give guidance to children in learning the fundamentals of music, such as music appreciation and learning rhythm, while enjoying.
I believe that “Enjoyment is the shortcut to improving”Learning music at a young age develops good listening skills and emotional skills, and it is said that singing songs has very great effect on the development of language, among other things.
I am looking forward to singing and dancing together with enthusiastic Aiwin students and have fun exploring music together.CLOSE
1-36-21, Nishimikuni, Yodogawa-ku Osaka-shi, Osakafu, 532-0006
Subway Osaka Midosuji Line, about 10 minutes on foot from Higashi Mikuni station, exit 2
Hankyu Takarazuka Main Line, about 10 minutes on foot from Mikuni station, North exit
About 10 minutes from Shinosaka depending on traffic
(Please use the parking lots available around the school.)