Infobox Secondary school
name = "Chienkan Junior & Senior High School"
motto = Cultivate, Create, Challenge
type = Secondary
principal = Yoshiaki Mizokami
enrolment = 1184
(Jnr HS = 477, Snr HS = 707)
city = Saga City
website = http://www3.saga-ed.jp/chien-hs/index.htm
Cheinkan is both a Junior and Senior High School and is located in Saga City,
Saga Prefecture, Japan.
Chienkan was also selected as a
Super Science High Schoolin Japan.
Chienkan High School is made up of two schools:
* Chienkan Senior High School
* Cheinkan Junior High School
Chienkan Senior High School
On March 27th 1987, the site for Chienkan was purchased from the Saga Prefectural Estate Development Public Corporation. Building of the school was completed in March 1988 and the school was officially established on April 1st,
1988. On April 8th, Chienkan celebrated its opening and entrance ceremony. The first principal of Chienkan was Mr. Uchikawa Kazumi1.
Chienkan Junior High School
Chienkan Junior High School was established on December 1st,
2002. Mr. Morinaga Kazuowas appointed as the first principal. The official opening of Chienkan J.H.S. was on April 1st, 2003.
In the years preceding the
Meiji Restoration, Japan was populated by a multitude of clans. Within this feudal society, the Saga Clan prospered. Its people set up a number of schools to lead the way in the great changes that would soon sweep Japan.
One of these schools was called "Chienkan". In
1867, Nabeshima Naomasa, lord of the Saga Clan, founded Chienkan in Nagasaki. Nabeshima's graduates played an important role in the political and economic backdrop to the Meiji revolution, and considered it their urgent business to implement Western thoughts and sciences in Japan.
So the original Chienkan School became a place for progressive Western learning, especially that of the
English language. Many ambitious young people were drawn to this exciting academic center, where they studied subjects from technologyto economicsto legislation.
The word "Chien" has several meanings: "To make one's ambition lofty." "To invite people from distant places." "To go far." "Chien" is a noble and evocative word. It conjures images of adventure and discovery, of progress and innovation.
Today's Chienkan strives to actualize the values embodied in its name. The school believes that the dreams and ambitions of the first Chienkan School can be found in its namesake, and are more pertinent than ever. The name was chosen because the school hopes that it will continue the proud tradition of that name far into the future1.
*Cultivate: Cultivate your mind.
*Create: Create your own self.
*Challenge: Challenge your limits.
Kanji, 高, at the center of the school badge means a senior high school and the five redial C's around it are the initials of "Cultivate", "Create", "Challenge", "Character" and "Cosmopolitanism".
[http://www3.saga-ed.jp/chien-hs/h-shozaichi.htm map to Chienkan (in Japanese)]
*Address (English): 1092-1 Fujinoki, Hyogo-machi, Saga-shi, Saga-ken, Japan 849-0915
List of high schools in Japan
1. Saga Prefectural Chienkan Senior High School (Prospectus): "General Survey of Chienkan", 2006 (History & School Name)
* [http://www3.saga-ed.jp/chien-hs/index.htm Chienkan Website] - in Japanese
* [http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/kagaku/daisuki/04070904.htm Mext Super High School program] (in Japanese)
* [http://ssh.jst.go.jp/apo_school_list.asp List of SSH's] .
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