The Crane, 29 September 2017


  • Boarding Facility Search;
  • ISA Testing;
  • Japanese survey;
  • Bento reminder;
  • HIS Student/Parent Handbook 2017/2018;
  • IB overview documents;

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Families

We welcome back our Grade 4/5 students and their teacher-chaperones from Hamada Camp. They all had a great time and made it back safe and sound. These camps are a major adventure for our students and a very important part of their program, developing their social skills and becoming more caring, adventurous learners in the process. I would like to share a video, produced by the IB, which provides an overview of the programs and gives you a sense of the array of schools offering the IB around the world. You can see this video underneath.

I would also like to thank the parents who have been very proactive in supporting Japanese language learning at HIS with some initial discussions last weekend and you will find a quick survey by the group of parent below. We will be following up our initial Japanese workshop with another one at the end of October, so we will send out more details in the Crane. Also, thank you to the PTA for the family interviews. That is a great idea. Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

2. Crane Video

5. ISA Testing Next Week

HIS will be administering the International Schools’ Assessment (ISA) for Grades 3-10 on Monday and Thursday 2 and 5 October, respectively. Testing will take place each morning. Regularly scheduled classes will resume after testing.
Please see the following information outlining the purpose of the ISA and testing schedule. Paper copies of the HIS letter were sent home earlier this week. You may wish to read the privacy information for parents related to the results of the assessment.

7. Bento Reminder

Deadline for bento orders is October 6. Thanks.

8. HIS Student/Parent Handbook 2017/2018

Just in case you need a copy of the handbook. It is on our website on the About HIS and Admissions pages. 

9. Curriculum documents – IB overview

Please find below an IB overview document in a few different languages:

10. Japanese Outline