Address: 2366 - 4 Nagokuma Kanae Iida City Nagano Prefecture Japan
Zip Code: §395 - 0804
TEL: 0265 - 22 - 5550
FAX: 0265 - 53 - 0339
The number of students: Boys - 231 , Girls - 277
Courses: Agriculture-Service Course , Car Mechanics Course , Garden
Creation Course , Food Science Course
The Principal's Message
Our school was founded in the 9th year of the Taisyo period (in 1920) .@We
are proud of this long history and tradition.
@We have magnificent views of the Southern Alps in the east and Central
Alps in the west.@A farm belt of orchards and rice fields are spread throughout
the surrounding countryside.@Our school stands surrounded by nature with rich
greenery and the comfortable weather during all seasons.
@As a school in the local community with these characteristics, we have
been serving to produce minds who work for the development of agriculture,
industry and culture in this area. Our school is called "Shimo-no" as a nickname
and is valued by the community in various fields.
@With the help of the sun, greenery and the earth, and through the
experience of growing and taking care of the living things, our school strives
to work on making a place with a speciality in creative ways and to give an
education for the whole person to have a proper mind and healthy body.
@We also respect students' personalities and provide them an academic
foundation while giving them many opportunities for their growth and
@Furthermore we strive to teach them to recognize the importance of life
and educate the hearts and minds of the students.
@In recent years our school clubs have been very active in games, matches
and contests.@They work to excel in both academic and physical arts.@
@While we try to deepen the relationship between their families,
communities and school, we believe our discipline will be appreciated. We aspire
to maintain a reputable school which will be reflected by the voice of the
community and be open to the community.
||Through agriculture production experience we learn the flow of@[ production
¨ distribution ¨ consumption].
We learn about making our lives better by
learning about our culture, climate and life environment in our
||We learn about food and home-making.
We grow rice and take care of
cattle, pigs, hens, etc.
We have to take tests in various skills such as
cutting cucumbers, making rolled egg flambe, rolling sushi and making
special New Year's dishes, etc.
Car Mechanics Course
||We learn about car mechanics and attain the motor- mechanic 3rd-level
license before graduation.
||We learn to take cars apart and how to drive fork lifts and tractors.
learn gas-welding and arc welding.
We learn how to use machine tools and
Garden Creation Course
||We learn about the biotechnology and environmental control
||We study environmental problems.
We use eco-friendly methods in
We use personal computers to organize the information we
collect and analyze data..
We grow melons, tomatoes, cyclamen, Chinese
We learn about flower design with creativity and a "green
plan" in mind.
Food Science Course
||We produce food which are grown with agricultural methods in this area and
make the best use of them.
Furthermore we learn analysis skills through food
science and basic microbe studies.
We study and get the knowledge of general
food which might be required for our future jobs related to food
||We produce tomato juice and tomato ketchup from tomatoes grown on our school
We produce apple juice from apples on our school farm.
strawberry jam and make wine from grapes on our school farm..
pickles from radishes which we grow.
We make and pack miso.
above are sold to the public.
Also we make ice cream, noodles, tofu,
cookies and bread in class.
Sports ClubsRugby , Boys Table Tennis , Girls Table Tennis ,
Track & Field , Baseball
Japanese Fencing , Boys Volleyball , Girls
Volleyball , Boys Soft Tennis , Girls Soft Tennis
Judo , Japanese Archery ,
Mountaineering , Gymnastics , Boys Basketball
Academic ClubsBrass band , Biology , Computer , Drama , Art ,
Tea Ceremony , Flower Arrangement
Academic Major Related ClubsOrchard Maintenance , Flower Care ,
Food Science , Surveying
Vegetable , Agricultural Machinery , Agri- service
, Bio- technology
School Annual Events@April - Entrance ceremony
@May - Sports
@July - Summer vacation begins
@September - School excursion(second
@October - School marathon
@November - School festival ,
School farm crop harvest
@December - Winter vacation begins
Winter vacation ends
@March - Graduation ceremony , Spring
Shimoina Agricultural HS Event CalendarIn Japan, students attend
high school for three years. Thus, for this calendar please note the
Freshmen are ichinensei (first-year students)
ninensei (second-year students)
Seniors are sannensei (third-year
Aprill New Student Entrance Ceremony
First Term classes begin
MayGolden Week Holiday
First term mid-term exams
Nagano Prefectural Sports Tournaments
JuneFirst term final-exams
Student community service days (cleaning
up trash, etc.)
Interaction Day with Iida School for the Disabled
All-Nagano Agricultural School English Speech Contest
JulyClosing ceremony - summer vacation begins (students continue club
AugustSummer vacation ends - Opening Ceremony
SeptemberSophomore school trip (3 days/2 nights)
OctoberSchool Marathon (42km)
NovemberSecond term Final Exams
School "Harvest Day"(eating foods produced on school farm)
DecemberStudent Body Elections
Interaction Day with Iida School for
the Disabled students
Closing ceremony - New Years vacation (1 week)
Third-term mid-term exams (Freshmen and
Final exams (Seniors only)
Personal interviews for junior high
FebruaryThird-term Final Exams (Freshmen and Sophomores)
Entrance written examination for incoming
Closing ceremony - spring vacation begins
Announcement of teacher changes/farewell
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