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In the student council, all of the students work together in the spirit of self-governance.
The student council has the Student Council Assembly as its highest legislative group and comprises of the Executive Committee, the Board of Representatives, and the various committees and clubs.

 

◆ Message from the Student Council President

This school’s motto is “Cherishing autonomy and independence”.

These words are something that you will hear at least once from the teachers of this school. One may become concerned, believing this to mean that the teachers leave students to their own devices and do nothing to aid them, but this is not the case. The teachers are doing their uttermost to cooperate with us and support us behind the scenes. If we go to discuss a problem with them, they will give us advice that is pertinent to our problem or they will brainstorm together with us in coming up with a good solution. Because the school is a bit small, the teachers that may be a bit distant in a normal school are quite close to us. It is very cozy and comfortable. Due to these factors, the relationship of trust between the teachers and students in this school is not made-up, but is unwavering and, I believe, is shining.

Again, an extremely good relationship between the friends, seniors, juniors, junior-high students and high school students has been built up at this school. In a good sense, the students can build ties with the students above and below them through many activities such as the cheering squad for in sports festival, the culture festival and ball game tournament where students get together and participate with their friends in their class or grade level, and the rice cake pounding event where junior high and high school students cooperate together regardless of their age difference. The students are always giving their all in participating. Being a college-preparatory school does not mean that we neglect our events. We are very clear when it comes to the balance between studying when it is time to study and playing when it is time to play. This is what struck me the most while attending this school.

I believe that the sensation that we gain when everyone comes together for an event and succeeds gives us a confidence that can then be displayed in our studies. At this school, it is possible to grow not only academically but also as people under the spirit of autonomy and independence.

I look forward to your enrollment to Hirano High School attached to Osaka Kyoiku University from the bottom of my heart. (Student Council President)

Club Activities


This school has the following sports and culture clubs which meet regularly for club activities.

★Sports Clubs

 

Regulation Tennis Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Monday ~ Friday 4:00pm ~ 7:00pm (Until sunset during wintertime)i-saru189
Saturday 9:00am ~ 12:00pm (2:00pm ~ 6:00pm on days with classes)
Sunday ・Holidays No practice (There are often matches on this day)

◆ Meeting Place
Tennis Courts (3 Courts)

◆ Members
1st Year: 4 Males 3 Females
2nd Year: 9 Males 6 Females
Total Members: 22

◆ The regulation tennis club has people of varying levels from beginner to experienced who practice together. We aim to improve by first practicing the basics, such as how to grip a racket, how to swing and racket and footwork, before moving on to rallies and actual matches. We also incorporate strength training into our practices in order to polish our basic skills and raise our tennis skills to another level. Although we have a lot of members, we enjoy competing and playing tennis with each other.

◆ Activity Records
2016
Osaka High School Spring Tennis Tournament Group Section Women’s Group / 5th Place
Osaka High School Spring Tennis Tournament Men’s Singles / Best 64 Women’s Singles/ Best 16 Women’s Doubles/ Best 32

2015
9th Annual 3rd School District Tennis Tournament (Singles) Women’s Singles/ Champion Men/ Best 8
9th Annual 3rd School District Tennis Tournament (Group) Women/ Champion Men/ Participated
7th Annual Osaka Public School Individual Tennis Tournament Women’s Singles/ Participated
Osaka High School All-Around Sports Festival Tennis Tournament Women’s Doubles/ Participated
Osaka High School All-Around Sports Festival Tennis Tournament Men’s Singles/ Best 32 Women’s Singles/ Best 32
9th Annual 3rd School District Tennis Tournament (Doubles) Women’s/ Champion
Osaka High School Spring Tennis Tournament Group Section Women’s Group/ Best 16
Osaka High School Spring Tennis Tournament Group Section Women’s Singles・Doubles/ Participated
27th Annual Osaka High School Spring Tournament Women’s Singles/ Champion

Handball Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Monday ~ Friday 3:50pm ~
Weekends ・Holidays (Practice dependant on advisor)hand2

◆ Meeting Place
Fridays: Gym
Other days: Practice Fields
Weekends and Holidays depends on availability (Either the gym or practice fields)

◆ Members
1st Year Males: 13
2nd Year Males: 1
Managers: 3
Total Members: 17
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◆ The handball club’s activities are mainly based around the students. Practice matches are also decided by the students after discussion with the advisor. Joining other clubs is OK! Of course, leaving practice early for cram school is also OK. The activities are, however, carried out according to schedule, instead of at-will. In last year’s autumn tournament the club placed in the top 8 of the Southern Osaka Block.
The members train their individual skills on their own time with club activities focusing on practicing to raise their abilities as a team. Although most are beginners, the members set the activities and are enjoying themselves while producing results.

◆ Activity Records
2015
Spring Tournament Southern Osaka Block Eliminated in Preliminaries
2014
Autumn Tournament Southern Osaka Block Best 8

Basketball Club

◆ Club Activity Times In general, everydaybas1
Tuesday 5:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Wednesday・Thursday 3:45pm ~ 7:00pm
Monday・Friday 3:45pm ~ 5:15pm
Weekends・Holidays
(i) Morning Practice 9:00am ~ 1:00pm
(ii) Afternoon Practice 1:00pm ~ 5:00pm (7:00pm)
(iii) In case of Saturday Classes 3:00pm ~ 7:00pm

◆ Meeting Place
Gym Arena (2nd Floor)

◆ Members
2nd Year Males: 5
1st Year Males: 5
Managers: 1st Year 3 2nd Year 1
Total Members: 14

◆ Hello, this is the Basketball Club.
We throw ourselves into the spirit of basketball and practice every day with the big goal of winning our way through the Regional Preliminaries and entering the Central Tournament. Again, we are a club that is skilled both in studies and in war.

◆We have a summer training camp.
This year we had a 4 night 5 day trip to Tottori・Mt. Hyonosen.

Badminton Club

◆ Club Activity Timesbad6
Monday 5:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm ~ 7:00pm
Friday Off
Saturday 3 Hours Dependant on gym allotment

◆ Meeting Place
Gym Arena

◆ Members
1st Year Males: 10
1st Year Females: 14
Managers: 1
2nd Year Males: 9
2nd Year Females: 7
Total Members: 41
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◆Most are beginners who started badminton in high school.
For practice, the seniors teach their juniors the basics such as how to grip the racket, how to swing and footwork. When able to, we train by practicing hitting the shuttle and having matches.
Although it is difficult to practice because there are many members, everyone enjoys playing badminton.

◆ 2016 Summer Training Camp
In August 2016, we had a 2 night 3 day summer training camp in Nara Prefecture’s Haibara City, the same as the year before.
Because it was cooler than Osaka, we were able to practice all day in the gym.

 

Practicing in a large gym

Advice from the seniors

Advice from the seniors

Dinner together

Dinner together

Study time at night

Study time at night

 

Women’s Volleyball Club

◆Suspended due to lack of members, but we are recruiting.

 


★Cultural Clubs

 

Light Music Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Monday ~ Friday 4:00pm ~ 7:00pm No practice on weekendslightmusic4

◆ Meeting Place
Light Music Club Room Shared Classroom (For concerts)

◆ Members
2nd Year Males: 6
2nd Year Females: 7
1st Year Males: 10
1st Year Females: 9

◆ Each band practices once a week for concerts that are held several times a year. The room is clean and has air conditioning.
◆We divide the activity times evenly between each of the bands and practice for various scheduled concerts and the Cultural Festival. This year we are considering various activities such as collaborating together with the Brass Band Club.

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Classroom. We keep it clean. Last year’s Cultural Festival

Brass Band Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Weekdays Summer: 4:00pm ~ 5:30pm
Winter: 4:00pm ~ 5:00pm
Holidays Practice every weekbrass3

◆ Meeting Place
Calligraphy Classroom・2nd Student Teacher Anteroom

◆ Members
1st Year Females: 6
2nd Year Males: 1
2nd Year Females: 7

◆ Both those with experience from junior high and beginners participate in activities together. Because of the low amount of members, both those of the same grade level as well as seniors and juniors are very close and work hard together while enjoying their day by day practice.

20 Annual Concert

20 Annual Concert

Hirano Station Subway sponsored Christmas Concert

Hirano Station Subway sponsored Christmas Concert

Home Making Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Once per month
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◆ Meeting Place
Cooking Room

◆ Members
2nd Years: 5
1st Years: 5

◆ Our club activities are focused on enjoying making food every time. We ask the members what they want to make with a menu that mainly revolves around sweets and desserts. Cooking is fun, but “taste-testing time” that comes after it is enjoyable as well. We passed out a large amount of sweets during the Cultural Festival. Cooking is quite difficult but also is worth it! It is possible to both attend club activities and focus on studying so feel free to participate.

◆ 2015 Summer
This time we made crepes! They are easy to make and can be created in a short amount of time.
The flavors were the standard banana chocolate flavor and a meal type crepe (avocado, tuna and lettuce).
Because the 1st years worked hard and participated, we were able to spend an enjoyable time making delicious food!
Thank you to all the participants.

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Photography Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Wednesday of every week (Photography times and presentations are unscheduled)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

◆ Members
1st Years: 12
2nd Years: 3
3rd Years: 1
Total: 16

◆Our activities revolve around studying how to take pictures, showing each other the pictures that we took, and going out to take pictures. We actively participate in photography courses and contests, and it is customary for us to have a gallery in the yearly Cultural Festival.
Because photography is a familiar thing for most people, there may be some who feel that they want to get better at photography. You can learn the technical points of photography at a relaxed pace! Those who don’t know how to use a camera or don’t own a camera are also welcome!

To those who are interested in taking pictures: please stop by and take a look.

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Art Club

◆ Club Activity Times
Tuesday of every weekbijyutsu_paint_man

◆ Meeting Place
3F Art Room

◆ Members
7

◆ As long as it has some relationship with art (Human activities that make use of some form of material・skill・physical activity to create a sense of contemplative value in others’ eyes ) such as oil paintings・watercolor paintings・sculpting・manga illustrations, it is OK for club activities.
Activities revolve around submitting art pieces to exhibitions, talking to other members, becoming engrossed in one’s own work, and participating in the fall Cultural Festival.
For those of you who say, I’m busy with cram school, studying and other clubs!!, how about creating your own time here? Please come visit if you have some interest.

 

Communication Enlightenment Research Club

◆ Club Activity Times
During lunch break every day 1:00pm ~
After school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
(May have activities every day if right before a competition or Cultural Festival)comm1

◆ Meeting Place
Shared Classroom

◆ Members
1st Years: 5

◆ This club is a club with a lot of freedom and is basically a mixture of the broadcasting club and theatrical club. The activities mainly are practicing announcements and reading aloud with a bit of video editing mixed in. The atmosphere is cozy and both 1st and 2nd Years participate in activities together.

◆Club activities revolve around voice training as basic training, creating and practicing announcements and practicing reading aloud in preparation for upcoming tournaments. For the Cultural Festival we write our own scenarios and practice them.

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◆One-year Schedule

May Announcing Technique Lecture

June NHK Cup National High School Broadcasting Contest
Sadly, we were not able to pass the Osaka Prefecture Preliminaries

September Cultural Festival
In 2015 we played a video of us reading aloud

November Announcing Technique Lecture・1st Year Announce Tournament
2014, 1 person was the winner

January Announcing Technique Lecture・Announce Tournament

March Announcing Technique Lecture・Reading Aloud Tournament
2014, 1 person was the winner

Biology Club

◆ Club Activity Times
No set schedule
We have daily activities that take a short amount of time, such as caring for animals and watering plants.bio2

◆ Meeting Place
Biology Classroom・Biology Prep Room

◆ Members
3rd Years: 8
2nd Years: 6
1st Years: 7
We have become a big family

◆ In 2012 we borrowed a scanning electron microscope from Professor Deno of Osaka Kyoiku University to begin observations. In 2015 we began biological research at the Uriwari Bridge that passes over the Yamato River. We investigate various types of plant life and animals. For the Cultural Festival we plan on trying to make a transparent skeleton specimen and leaf vein specimen.bio1

◆ Activities
April Welcoming new members
May Rescuing dragonfly larva from the pool (From 2016) (See picture above)
June ~ Preparing for the Cultural Festival
September Exhibition at the Cultural Festival・Publishing the Club Journal (Last year’s Journal)
November Presentation at the Osaka High School Student Biology Research Conference

Aside from this, researching the Yamato River and individual research