The Crane, 9 November 2018


  • Bonfire Night
  • Guardian election to the Board of Trustees
  • Vote for proposal for use of PTA funds for Sakura Medal Books
  • Secondary School PTA Fund Request Form
  • PTA News
  • Japan Culture Day
  • Bento order

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

We had a busy three days with our accreditation visit and I would like to thank all of the students, teachers, parents and Board members who participated. They four-person team spent the three days meeting everyone and spending time in classrooms and provide detailed feedback to us as we prepare for a self-study that will continue through to the end of next year. It is a long process. We receive a report in about 4-weeks time so I will give you an update on their findings.

Also, mark your calendars for Friday 16 November when we have our Bonfire Night. It is a fun event and please sign up at the link below so the organizers know how many people to plan for. That will help our kind volunteers out. Thank you.

Finally, good luck to the HIS Model United Nations team in Korea at the moment, all looking very professional.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

Crane Video

Bonfire Night

Remember, remember…..
Please sign up this weekend if you wish to attend Bonfire Night next week, on Friday 16 November.
Here is the form:

Guardian Election to the Board of Trustees

This is a follow-up to the email that was sent to all parents earlier in the week. If you would like to put your name down, you can do it at the following link. Please find the nomination form here. Nominations close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, 13 November.

Vote for proposal for use of PTA Funds for Sakura Medal Books

Hi Everyone

The PTA would like to ask you to vote on a proposal for the use of PTA funds related to the Sakura Medal books. Please use the link that was sent by email and answer the question in the SurveyMonkey form. You have until Friday, November 19th at midday to express your opinion on this matter. If you do not vote this will be understood as agreement with the majority of those who voted. You can also abstain from voting by clicking ‘I abstain’. If you have trouble accessing the form or have any other questions, please contact us directly at Thank you,


Secondary School PTA Fund Request Form

Japanese translation_ Secondary School PTA Fund Request Form

PTA News

PTA News 9th November.

Japan Culture Day

(Japanese below)

Dear Parents,

The Japanese department is planning to hold “Japan Culture Day 2019” for PYP students on the first day back at school to experience and learn how Japanese people have celebrated the new year over time.

Please contact Yumi sensei  at by Friday 16th November if you can participate and support at one of our carousel stations

  • calligraphy

  • origami

  • karuta card game

  • Japanese traditional games such as cat’s cradle, kendama, juggling, and etc

  • support groups of students to move to the next carousel station

In order to minimize any confusion on the day, we would like to organise volunteers at specific stations and share detailed information prior to the event.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Date: Wednesday, January 9th 2019

Time: from 1:20 to 3:20 pm

Place: HIS



  • お習字

  • カルタ

  • おりがみ

  • 日本の伝統的な遊び (だるまおとし、あやとり、けん玉、お手玉、竹とんぼ等)

  • 紙芝居など

  • ステーション移動時の生徒の引率等


Japan Culture Day ボランティア日



場所:HIS 校舎内

Best Regards,
Yumi Sensei (Yumi Kyogoku)
PYP Japanese Teacher

Bento Orders (Dec 3rd to Mar 29th)

The bento service will be starting from Dec.3rd:
* Bento Order Part 2 will commence from Dec.3rd to Mar.29th, a total of 60days.
* You sign up for the specified days and bentos are delivered every school day(except Dec.8 and Mar.21).
* Orders need to be made online by Nov.18th and you will be invoiced for the specified period.
* There are no refunds if your child is away from school and no cancellations are possible during this period.
This will help us with the organization. Thanks for your cooperation.
* Small, medium and large bento are available(Everybody will get Large bento on National holiday). The company will vary contents of the bentos day to day.

Please find the order form here and we hope you enjoy the bentos.

*払い戻しの制度はなく、期間途中でのキャンセルや、欠席日のキャンセルもできません。皆様のご理解とご協力をお願 いいたします。
*お弁当は S・M・Lのサイズがあり、内容は毎日違います。(祝日のお弁当サイズは全て”L”となります。)