The Crane, 19 May 2017

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Families

I would like to congratulate all of our Grade 12 students who have just finished their Diploma Program (DP) exams. The DP is a rigorous university preparatory program and these final two years of schooling hold numerous challenges that provide the foundations for success, not only in university, but throughout later life. You will still see a few students around school over the next couple of weeks as some of the CAS projects are completed and this is part of the perseverance that will be necessary in later life and one of the great lessons of the DP. We will bid farewell to our Class of 2017 next weekend at the graduation ceremony. The Class of 2017 received acceptances from a wide range of universities, which you can see below and you should all be very proud of this great achievement. Whatever paths you take, we wish you well as you go forth to help create a more peaceful and sustainable world. Congratulations to the class of 2017.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

University Acceptances: Class of 2017


  • Tokyo Christian University
  • Waseda University


  • University of British Columbia

United States

  • Boston University
  • Loyola Marymount
  • New York University
  • Pepperdine
  • Santa Clara University
  • UC Davis
  • UC Merced
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • University of Miami
  • University of San Francisco

United Kingdom

  • Aston University
  • Coventry University
  • Durham University
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Imperial College London
  • Queen Mary, University of London
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • The University of Edinburgh
  • The University of York
  • University College London

2. The Crane Video

3. 2017/2018 Tuition Letter

Please find a link to the letter explaining the 2017/2018 tuition changes with some notes on the budgeting process and the financial history of HIS. The letter is in English, so there is a Japanese outline video below.


4. Board of Trustees – new member

I would like to thank Mr Yoneda who has been elected to serve on the HIS Board of Trustees (BOT). The BOT plays an important role in guiding the school towards an exciting future and we appreciate all of the volunteers who give up their time to support HIS in this way. Mr Yoneda will be joining the following members of the BOT.

5. News from PTA


  1. PTA Committee for 2017-18

It is time to invite new members to form next year’s PTA Committee!  We will send an e-mail  a short explanatory note about it’s role on Monday, as well as some reflections by two current PTA members.  Please take a minute to read this if you are interested in the PTA.

If you are interested in becoming a Committee member, please send your name and child’s name/grade by email to by Wednesday May 31.  If there are more than 7 people, an election will be held.

  1. Upcoming PTA Meeting (Wednesday 31 May, HIS Pink Room, 9 – 11)

The agenda of the meeting is:

  1. Formal report of the HIS Festival
  2. New PTA Committee for 2017-18

Please note that the venue for the next PTA Meeting has been changed to the Pink Room at HIS.  We look forward to your participation.  If you have any questions, please send an email to

  1. 2017-2018のPTA役員を募集しています!


  1. 次回ミーティング

5月31日 水曜日 9:00 HIS ピンクルームにて (場所がかわりました)

議題 : フェスティバルの具体的収支報告

2017-2018 PTA役員について

3. 4月26日に行われた全体ミーティングの議事録を添付します。


 第6回 PTAミーティング 1.pdf

​6. Japanese Outline