The Crane 21 April 2017

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Families

We had a fun Sports Day today. Thank you very much to the families who could make it to the stadium to support. A quick reminder that we have Student Led Conferences coming up on May 15 and some further details will be available in next week’s Crane. Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

2. Crane Video

3. Secondary Science Fair

Ms. Lee and I would like to invite parents and community members to the HIS Science Fair the week of May 8-12 and May 15th (Student-Lead-Conference’s). Please come at your convenience to walk through the Science fair exhibit between the hours of 9 am – 4 pmScience Fair Astronaut Poster
Grades 6-10 have been working diligently over the past month on gathering data and preparing their science board displays. These displays will be throughout the school, mainly in the genkan area and upstairs near the library. Ms Lee and I plan on asking HIS community members to help with judging the Science fair displays. Winners will be announced at the end May. if you are interested in helping with judging, please feel free to contact:
Denise Lee –
Christina Hyde –
Also, a big thank you to Elin Nakayama for the beautiful Science Fair Poster! Thank you
Christina Hyde and Denise Lee (Grade 6-10 Science)

4. Second PYP Parent Representative Meeting for the Self-Study

On Tuesday 25th April, we will be meeting between 10.15 – 12pm at Aeon Mall in Fuchu (Diamond City) to further discuss the PYP standards and practices for the self-study.  We welcome all interested parents to meet us there; parking is free for 4 hours and the Roji Dining area on the 1st floor offers a variety of delicious food to consume either for brunch or lunch if you wish to stay afterwards!  We will be meeting by the seating area beside the Tully’s Coffee shop so if you have some time to spare to share your feedback on how HIS is implementing the PYP, please come along!

5. Festival Photos

Thank you to Ezequiel for sharing the great photos from HIS Festival.

You can download them from here or comment in the album.

6. Community Event –  Soccer Opportunity

Kevin Scott, the Hiroshima resident who kindly arranged our recent visit by Robb Houchen for the Les Miserables Workshop, is organizing a soccer coaching program which is the only English language soccer coaching program available in Hiroshima. Information in English can be found at this link. You can find information in Japanese here: Japanese leaflet


7. News from the PTA  

  1. HIS Festival – Note of Thanks from the 100 yen shop

Many students and parents donated things to the 100 yen shop.  There were so many items that we used two classrooms!  It was so popular that some people lined up at the school gate before the Festival opened.  A big thanks to everyone for your generous support.

  1. HIS Festival – Payment of costs

Several people paid for the Festival costs upfront, but as we are still calculating the income it will take a bit more time to pay you back.  If you have already submitted your receipts, we will arrange payment to you before the Golden Week holidays.

  1. Kagura Tour (May 21, Sunday)

Information about a Kagura tour was sent home with students on Thursday.  The PTA will arrange a bus (provided we can get the minimum number of passengers).  Due to limited space at the Shrine, we can accommodate up to 50 people.  Please hand in your booking slip to the HIS Office as early as possible as it will be on a First Come First Serve basis.

Next PTA Meeting (Wednesday 26 April, 10 – 12 at the Peace Café)

The next PTA meeting will be held on Wednesday 26 April from 10 to 12 at the Peace Café in Kami-Hachobori.

Discuss : About the Festival and any suggestions for next year’s

Information about Kagura Tour

①FESTIVAL 100円ショップからのお礼






お待ちください。 既にレシートを出されている方には連休前には返金をしたいと思います。







4月26日(水曜日)八丁堀ピースカフェ 10時から12時

議題: フェスティバルの意見交換


8. Japanese Outline