The Crane, 18 January 2019


  • Homestay for Dutch Visitors
  • Ski Day
  • PTA News

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Comunity

Thank you to Nicole Watanabe for organizing the Ski Day once again. There is information below regarding the sign-up. It is a wonderful day and we really appreciate the organization.

I would also like to thank one of our families for a very generous donation of some great hoodies (jumpers/sweaters with a hood) for our volleyball teams. The students were really excited to receive these wonderful tops. Just in case you didn’t know, our sporting teams are known as the Wolves.


This week’s TED Talk is by Sir Ken Robinson who presents a critical perspective on the importance of creativity in education. It was released in 2006 and has been viewed over 55 million times, which is quite amazing. The title is, ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ and explores the importance of a balanced approach to education as we see in our International Baccalaureate (IB) programs at HIS.

The speaker raises some great questions and I think we could all agree that a balanced approach to education is important for our children as is the need for fostering creativity. Hope you enjoy the Talk. Enjoy your weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

Crane Video

Homestay for Dutch Visitors

Dear Parents and Students

As a part of our continued partnership with Comenius College in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, we will host six of their students again this April, from the 4th to the 11th. We are looking for host families for these six boys, aged 16-17. Please see the information letter attached as well as the students’ introductions.

If you are able to host one of them, please contact me and let me know if you have a preference as to which student you would like to host.

We are planning to visit the Netherlands with some of our HIS students (current grades 8-11) next fall, so if you are interested in sending your child to Rotterdam, please consider hosting this year.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Kind regards
Annie Levasseur

Ski Day

Hello, HIS Families! This year’s Ski Day will be on Saturday, February 23 at Yawata Highland 191 Ski Resort. This note contains the basic information about the event, and you will find a link in the documents below to sign up for the event. Date: Saturday, February 23 (Nicole Watanabe)

Ski Trip Letter 2019

Ski Trip Letter Japanese 2019

PTA News

Please find the PTA news here: PTA News 18 January