1. Principal’s Message
Dear HIS Families
We were very fortunate this week to receive a visit from our new friends at Concordia College, Adelaide who have crossed the sea to bring their music to an array of audiences in Japan. You will see some images in this week’s video. Thank you very much for a great show, where our students were introduced to a variety of instruments and inspired by the dedication of the performers.
I would also like to thank the Tomita Family who graciously donated a range of items to HIS, including a bank of lockers, which our students will be able to use, as well as a large set of pipe-chairs and fold up tables, so we will no longer need to hire extras for large school events. Thank you. We appreciate your generosity.
Please find the link here to this week’s Principal’s Blog. Enjoy the weekend.
Damian Rentoule (Principal)
The Crane Video
2. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Poster
Art work by Erika (G12). Wonderful.
Get ready for a great evening.
Please click here FestiveEve2016NewsletterInfo.docx for some more information.
3. Hungry Hideout
4. PYP Japan Culture Day – Japanese New Year
The Japanese Department are currently planning to deliver another PYP Japan Culture Day after last year’s success and have decided to set the date for Wednesday 11th January after lunch between 2:00 – 3:15pm.
Last year, we had several stations set up where teachers led activities connected to the Japanese New Year. The activities were as follows:
- dress-up into happi and photos
- wadaiko drumming
This year, we would like to organise five stations for students to rotate around in 10 minute sessions.
As the PYP Team, we wondered whether there were any parents who would like to lead, collaborate or just share their ideas on possible activities that we could offer the students this year.
At this point, we are unsure as to how much interest we will get so we cannot promise that all suggestions will be taken up however, we would love some fresh ideas from the parents so we can deliver a great afternoon of practical activities for our students!
We look forward to hearing from you.
5. Visiting students from The Netherlands
HIS is developing a partnership with Comenius College in Capelle aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. This spring, Comenius College will be sending six students, ages 16-17 to Hiroshima with their teachers to conduct independent research on Hiroshima’s history and to spend time at HIS learning with our students. Our goal is to send HIS students to the Netherlands in a similar type of exchange program during the 2017-18 school year.
Part of the partnership involves students staying with host families. We are looking for families to host these six students. Ideally, host families would have children of similar ages and of the same gender.
The dates of the visit are 29 March -5 April. Host families would be responsible for providing lodging, meals and transportation to and from HIS for the visiting students. Host families are encouraged to engage in cultural exchange activities with the students during non-school hours. Small trips around town, sharing traditional food and customs would be welcome!
Please find here a letter for host families with this information. Host family letter
8. PTA News
1. Festive Even Pizza (フェスティブピザ）
You should have received the form for ordering Pizza for the afternoon of Festive Eve (December 16). Kindly fill in the form and return to the Office with exact change by the deadline. This year you can select from Plain Cheese or Pepperoni!
An email with the PTA Directory will be sent out from school shortly. Please print it out at home if you need to.
It is only for internal use – please be careful not to share with Third Parties. Also, in accordance with Japanese data protection laws, HIS parents are only entitled to this information for the period that your children are enrolled in the school: this contact list should be destroyed as soon as your child is withdrawn from HIS or the school year ends. Thank you.
PTA DIRECTORY 2016-2017 は学校からメールで送られます。必要な方は各自でプリントアウト
10. Community Events (Link to page)
- “UNICEF Hand in Hand” Fund-Raising Activity – Saturday December 3rd
- Hiroshima Shogyo Kouto High School – Commerce Fair 10/11 December, 2016
- Snowball Fight – 22nd of January, 2017