Welcome back to school!
I hope you have all had a lovely, relaxing summer holiday and are ready for getting back into the swing of all things HIS! After a brilliant summer of sports, I hope all our students have been inspired to challenge themselves further this year across all areas of learning. I have surely been given a lot of energy and inspiration from the Olympics that is for sure!
Please find information on our first unit of the year below:
THEME: Where We Are in Place and Time
TITLE: CAPITAL CITIES AND LANDMARKS
Central Idea: The changing history of a city shapes and reflects the culture of the people.
Learner Profiles: Thinker, Communicator, Knowledgeable
Key Concepts: Function, Change, Causation
We will be exploring the features of a city, the symbolism and meaning of a city, the changing shape of cities over time and how people imagine different cultures.
Please support your child with their tuning in and learning by taking some time to share websites, images/photos, souvenirs and stories of your travels with them. Here are several websites you may enjoy visiting! If you find any more let me know so I can add them to our list below.
Buildings and Landmarks in London
Landmarks in New York
US States and Cities List
List of Landmarks and Cities around the World
Photos of World Landmarks
Map of World Landmarks
Thank you for your support in your advance.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me via e-mail or communication book, otherwise I look forward to seeing you at the Opening Evening on Tuesday 4th September!
Dear parents, students, HIS community and anyone else caring to pass by this blog,
Welcome to the 2012-13 school year at HIS! Like some of you reading this, I am new to both Hiroshima International School and Japan. Like all of you, my children also come to the school, and I look forward to getting to know you as a fellow parent as well as one of the educational team here.
I’ve been an educator for in excess of 20 years, working in the UK, Egypt, Vietnam, Sudan and Peru, and across Pre-K to Grade 11. I initially trained as an Early Childhood teacher and worked with early learners for the first ten years of my teaching life. In Vietnam I took the opportunity to move into both teaching middle and high school Technology and curriculum administration. Seven years ago I moved to Khartoum with my family to work as Deputy Principal in a brand new – campus not then finished – international school. There I was responsible for teaching and learning Pre-K to Grade 12 and the development and authorization of the IB Diploma and Primary Years Programs. Immediately before coming here I was at Colegio Franklin Delano Roosevelt in Lima, Peru for two years.
When not working on School stuff I enjoy spending time with my family, especially if it involves sailing or camping, reading and cooking. I’ve supported Manchester United for longer than I care to remember, or confess to, but I’m not proud of how excited I get when I watch them – it’s just a game after all! That said, I'm really looking forward to seeing how Shinji Kagawa gets on in the Premiership this season.
Dear Everyone in the HIS Community,
We met 200 other choir members from all around Hiroshima at a workshop conducted by the composer Matsushita sensei. We were amazed at how resonant everyone’s voice carried in the big concert hall at Elisabeth Music University downtown. There was a huge pipe organ on the stage behind us and our voice echoed like in a tunnel. Takako sensei got to sit down and relax in the air-conditioned audience seat while we had to be under the hot bright spot lights standing for an hour!! But none of us gave up reading through challenging pieces and listened very carefully to the conductor’s directions. There was something like magic when 200 voice met together and sounded like one! Now we really have to work hard and feel good about our pieces. Uh,o–, I better not forget to listen to Furaha! in the listening link and practice with the hand movement!
TICKETS are on sale from the office for 500yen students and 1000yen adults. Please join us on Saturday, Aug. 25th @ Ueno Gakuen Hall (ALSOK HALL) 14:00-.
From HIS G3-6choir
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