A former gymnast in Japan, Ms. Habuchi loves teaching the girls about fitness, and gets excited about events like the annual Sports Day. She also leads a lunchtime Fitness Club, and is proud whenever she sees a positive shift in her girls’ attitudes towards fitness. But what she is most passionate about is helping to organize student exchanges between SMS and schools overseas, during the school year and summer. She likes seeing the girls interested in other cultures, and how much they grow up and mature during their time away. She also finds it interesting to talk to the girls visiting from other schools about their time in Canada.
Ms. Habuchi is enthusiastic about teaching Japanese at SMS because the students get incredibly passionate not only about the language, but also the culture. She often introduces them to Japanese cooking and cuisine in class, and the girls’ reactions to the different foods are always fun to watch.
Why SMS? “Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were intended to do. We are what we repeatedly do!”