For the past 19 years, the school has been opened in the morning by Mr. Sakakibara. Every day, rain or shine, he has arrived on his bicycle to open the gate and unlock the doors. Maybe you do not know his name well, but you have definately seen him every day. He is an important part of our school life. Today will be his last day before he takes a rest.
After opening the school each morning, Mr. Sakakibara helps keep our school clean by picking up fallen leaves and trash around the school, and he also waters the plants. After that, he changes back into his suit and greets students coming to the bicycle gate.
Mr. Sakakibara is also a member of Yakatamachi Church. When we have a mass, such as the new student mass or school trip mass, he is often there.
When we think of school, we think about teachers and students. But a school also needs supporters and staff. Shin-ai is not just a school, it is a part of the community. It is important to remember that.
So I hope that Mr. Sakakibara enjoys his rest, and I want to appreciate him for his hard work, greetings, and great smile every day. Thank you!