The Crane 7 October 2016

Dear HIS Families

Welcome to the October break. This week, I wanted to introduce the Learner Profile attribute, ‘caring’ and also reinforce the idea that the Learner Profile is not just about students. In an IB school, adults and children are all considered to be learners and this has important implications for adult behaviour in the school community. We are the role models that students look to to see how the world should work. For example, we want our children to grow up with empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. We also want them to act to make a positive difference in the lives of others, as we see in the description below.



They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. 私たちは、思いやりと共感、そして尊重の精神を示します。人 の役に立ち、他の人々の生活や私たちを取り巻く世界を良くす るために行動します。
 As adults in the school community, if we don’t want our children to grow up spreading gossip and rumours, or creating groups to exclude others, for example, then we will model the respect outlined in this Learner Profile attribute. Furthermore, when we recall the ‘risk-taker’ attribute, we will show enough courage to speak-up if we witness such conversations, not taking on the role of the passive by-stander through which so much harm is done in the world. In this way, in our everyday lives as adults in an IB school community, we model the world that we want for our children for this is how worlds are created. It’s a great responsibility that we carry. Let us all continue to make our HIS community an empathetic, compassionate and respectful place for everyone.
Kind regards
Damian Rentoule

News from the PTA (8 October 2016) (日本語は以下にあります)

Japanese Lunch Box (Obento)

We are looking for volunteers who can help to distribute and collect lunch boxes for Primary school children on Fridays.

Meet at the HIS kitchen at 12:30. Finish by 14:10.

We need 4 people to start with on 7th of October, but only need 3 volunteers from October 21st onwards.

Volunteers are kindly invited to sign up directly on this sheet:

Halloween Dance for Secondary Students

A form has gone home with secondary school students for the Halloween Dance from 6:30 to 9:00 pm on Saturday October 29th at the Peace Café.  Please fill in the form and return to the HIS Office with exact money by Friday October 21.  

Bonfire Night

The date for this year’s Bonfire Night has been set for Friday 4 November!  Yumiko Barker has kindly agreed to take the lead again (Thanks to the Barker family!).  More information will follow soon.  We hope that all parents and students will help out where they can to make this year’s Bonfire Night even better than past years!

PTAからのお知らせ (10月8日)






セカンダリーのハロウィンパーティーの申込書は生徒にお渡ししました。申込書とお金を10月21日(金)までHIS Officeまで提出してください。


今年のボンファイアナイトの日付は11月4日に決まりました。例年通りYumiko Barkerさんが担当します(バーカーご一家に感謝!)詳しい情報はMr.Barkerから案内されます。保護者と生徒さんの支援も期待しています。


 Visit by German students during October Break

Twelve students from Oldenburg High School in Germany are visiting Hiroshima on Tuesday, 11 October, 2016. If you would like to help show the students around the Peace Park, please meet at 11:00am in front of the A-Bomb Dome. They would like HIS students to go inside the Peace Museum together.  Afterwards, the students will be free to visit other areas.

They have made a dinner reservation at 6:30pm at a Teppan restaurant (near Reino Inn) and will cover the costs of HIS students’ dinner if you would like to attend dinner as well. Ms Kuniko Numasaki is the teacher who will be with the group.
Even though I am sure that you will recognise the group, here are some photos so you know who to look out for: Japanfahrt2016 参加生徒の写真 It’s a great chance for our secondary students to meet students from another country.
HISの生徒さんで、Oldenburgの高校生の広島Visitに、つきあっていただける方には10月11日(火)午前11時 広電の電停「原爆ドーム前」にいらしていただけるよう、呼びかけていただけますか。資料館だけは、一緒に、入館し、その後は、自由行動にしたいと思います。18時30分に、てっぱん焼「弁兵衛」に、予約が入っています。HISの生徒さんたちで、これにも、つきあってくださる場合は、喜んで御招待 (沼崎邦子 Sensei)
させていただきます。Japanfahrt2016 参加生徒の写真

LeLy Hayslip’s lecture

Just a reminder that there will be a lecture on Sunday 9 October at Hiroshima University by LiLy Hayslip, which would be of interest to our secondary students and families as it deals with peace and conflict, important concepts in our HIS curriculum.

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