• Winter Holiday Care Program;
  • Festive Eve;
  • UNICEF Event;
  • MYP Consultation Visit;
  • DP Open Day follow up.

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Families

We are in the final week of preparations for Into the Woods. Thank you to everyone for all the work in so many roles. Thank you also, to Elin who has made a great visual for the production, which appears above. You will see some images in this week’s Crane Video. Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

2. Crane Video

3. Winter Holiday Care Program for PYP students

You can sign up for the Winter Holiday Care Program at this link. We have been conducting a trial of this program since last Spring so this will be our fourth time. The program will run for a full week at the start of the holiday. It is lots of fun, as well as allowing students to practice and consolidate their English language skills during the break.

4. Festive Eve

Next Saturday. See 17 November Crane for details. Remember that there are no buses or lunches on this day as it is Saturday.


Unicef is looking for the volunteers to collect the donation at the various spots.

Day & Time: Saturday, 16th December, 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Venues: (You just need to select a spot and turn up on the day)

  • In front of Fukuya department store
  • Hondori, in front of Seven eleven
  • Motoyasu bridge
  • In front of Sogo department store

6. MYP consultation visit (reposted)

On December 5th and 6th 2017, HIS will host its consultation visit before officially applying for MYP authorization. Ms Sylvia Saragih, our consultant from the IB, will spend two days at school during which she will meet with individual teachers, groups of students and members of the administration. She will also be observing some classes to see how the MYP has been implemented so far at HIS. As part of this visit, she would also like to meet with a panel of parents of MYP students to discuss their views on the implementation of the programme and its impact on their child’s learning. The meeting will be conducted in English, but translation will be available if needed.
The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 5th between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.
If you would be interested in being a part of this panel, please sign up on the sheet below. Your participation would be greatly appreciated.
You can contact Ms Annie (MYP coordinator) if you have any questions.

7. DP Open Day Follow Up

Thank you to all of the parents that joined us for the information sessions last week. We had a very strong turnout and we thank you for the support of our program. All of the presentations from last week are available on the Diploma Program page of our school website. You can link to the presentations and documents here.

8. PTA News

<Family Interview>
Sonoda family ( New family)
Shunsei : KG
Mom : Ayumi
Dad : Yutaka
Where they live: Teramachi, Naka-ku
​Languages: Japanese​​​

Both mother and father are from Hiroshima. Shunsei is shy but he is a very gentle and full of humor. He goes to dance lessons to the dance studio managed by his dad twice a week and I am also an instructor there. He is taking one of my lessons. As our whole family is engaged in dance,  we love listening to music and moving our bodies. Shunsei did swimming in his former kindergarten class and wanted to continue so he now goes to swimming lessons once a week. Thank you.

園田ファミリー (New family)
母 : あゆみ
父 : 豊(ゆたか)
お住まい : 寺町
使用言語 : 日本語

8. Japanese Outline

The Crane, 1 December 2017