The Crane, 19 January 2018


  • Instructional policies
  • PTA News

1. Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Families

I hope you have enjoyed your week. I am currently in London attending a recruitment fair for international schools interviewing teachers for next year. This particular fair specializes in teachers with IB experience. The success of any school depends on the dedication and passion of its teachers and we are fortunate to have such a great team of teachers at HIS. I have been interviewing some great teachers and will announce the successful candidates in the Crane in the near future. It is an exciting time of year for HIS. There have been some activities that our students have been involved in with Think Global School (TGS), an amazing high school that moves around the world, shifting four times per year. They are currently in Hiroshima and Jackie is coordinating their visit so there will be lots of opportunities for our students to interact, which will be a great experience. Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

2. Crane Video

3. Instructional Policies

As an IB World School, HIS is required to develop instructional policies that align our school’s philosophy and practices with the IB standards and practice for each program (PYP, MYP, DP) we offer. Over the past year, HIS has revised its current instructional policies for Academic Honesty, Assessment, Languages and Learning Diversity and Inclusion to align with the most current IB standards and practices. Our instructional policies now reflect the three IB programs offered by HIS. At December’s coffee evening, we presented the revised versions of our Languages and Assessment policies. Throughout the year, we will be referencing the policies during parent workshops and at coffee mornings/evenings. All four instructional policies are available on our website on the “Curriculum” tab. Link to “Overview” and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will find the policies under “HIS” documents. You can link to the page here.


1) PYP Cleaning Day- At the first PTA meeting of 2018, scheduled on Wednesday, January 31th, we will be holding a short ‘school clean up’ time for students and parents from 9:00 am to 9:30 am.

We are hoping this experience will enable students to become responsible members of our community who take care and appreciate the school property. To support children with dusting shelves and sweeping the floor etc, we are looking for volunteers on the day. If you are able to join, please let us know by emailing to Also, if you have any used hand towels or dustcloths that you no longer need at home and wish to donate, please send them into school. There is a box located by the office. Thank you!                    From Rie Oride and Kumi Morimoto

2) Ice-skating on Feb 3  Saturday

Venue:  Big Wave (Higashi-ku Ushita Shinmachi 1choume 8-3 ,  Tel 082-222-1860


Time: From 1:30 pm

Access: Astram line – 3 minutes’ walk from Ushita station,  Bus – 3 minutes’ walk from Higashi ku Sport center Iriguchi stop,  Car – parking is available

Fee: Adult 1560 yen, Student(from primly school, junior school, senior high school) 930 yen. Pre-school age children free. Please also note each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Skate rental: 300 yen

What to bring: Gloves (you can buy there), skates (bring your own if possible)

What to borrow: Skates, protector, helmet.

Ice-skating trainers/coaches: If you would like training for how to skate we can organize ice-skating coaches to train individuals how to ice-skate. Could you email the PTA(at the address below) before 20 Jan.

Coach fee:  500 yen for each person. 2 hours 1:30-3:30. There is only one coach. It will be a group lesson. Any level accepted. Must wear a bib.

Note: Please note that skating can be dangerous. Individuals are responsible for their own conduct. No reservations for this event.

3) Ski trip on 24 Feb Saturday.

 Ski Trip Letter 2018

If you have any questions about Ski Trip, please mail to :

Next PTA meeting: 31 Jan Wednesday, 9:30- 11:00, Conference room



来年1月31日(水)に9:00amから30分間、子供達と保護者が一緒に身の回りをきれいにする掃除の時間を設けることになりました。つきましては当日子供達と一緒に棚を拭いたり掃き掃除をしたりしながら、子供達のサポートをしていただける方を募集しています。ご参加いただける方は、yorokobiwarau618@gmail.comまでご連絡ください。またご家庭で不要になった使用済みのハンドタオルや雑巾など拭き掃除に利用させていただける物がありましたら、学校にお届けいただけると大変助かります。玄関に回収ボックスを設置しています。                                   From Rie Oride and Kumi Morimoto

2)スケートデイ 2月3日土曜日

場所:ビッグウェーブ(東区牛田新町1丁目8-3) TEL082-222-1860

駐車場 : あり(有料)




費用:入場券(大人 1560円、小中学生 930円 幼稚園 無料 、 ただし幼稚園児には必ず一人につき大人が付くこと)






3) スキートリップ 2月24日 土曜日

 Ski Trip Letter Japanese 2018

スキートリップに関するご質問は : (日本語OK)


1月31日水曜日 9時30分から11時


5. Japanese Outline