The Crane, 1 March 2019


  • Secondary Visual Arts Exhibition;
  • Homestay families still  needed;
  • HIS Fun Day;
  • HIS Sports Day;
  • Bento Orders;
  • PTA News.

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

Congratulations to our Grade 10 students and to all the supporting teachers for the Personal Project Exhibition yesterday. The Personal Project is the culminating task for the Middle Years Program and is a chance for students to show off the independent inquiry skills that they have developed. Well done to you all.

The TED Talk this week is about a way of looking at the world, specifically, a way at looking at learning. This is a great talk that challenges the way we often look at ourselves as learners. The past few talks have examined the idea of identity and this re-evaluation of our self-perceptions as particular types of learners is very powerful.

Do we really believe that our ability to learn is not fixed? If so, this changes everything. Enjoy the Spring Break.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule (Principal)

Crane Video

HIS Fun Day

The HIS Fun Day 2019 is going to be held on April 13th Saturday 10:00-15:00.

As this is an event open only to the HIS Community and not to the public, we will issue invitations. Therefore, only those who have the Fun Day invitation can enter the school on Fun Day.

To register for your family’s invitations and up to five guests, please complete the google form registration. This information will help us to estimate how much food we should prepare and the overall management of the Fun Day activities. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.

Please complete the Fun Day Registration form by clicking this link.

Thank you very much!

2019 HIS PTA committee

HIS Fun Day 重要なお知らせ  必ずお読みください。

HIS Fun Day 2019を4月13日(土)10時〜15時 に開催いたします。


以下のFun Day Registration フォームのリンクより招待状の申し込みをして下さい。何名の方がFun Dayに参加されるかという情報は、フードの準備やその他、Fun Day計画運営においてとても重要な情報となるため、締め切りまでにご回答をお願いいたします。

Fun Day Registration フォームへのリンクはこちらから。


2019 HIS PTA committee

Homestay Students

We still need homestay families for April for our visiting students from the Netherlands. The time is fast approaching and we are starting to get nervous. Please help out if you can. They looked after our students so well on the HIS trip to the Netherlands. It doesn’t matter if you have children in primary or secondary. If primary, who wouldn’t want a Dutch big brother for a littel while. Thanks.

Host family letter_Spring 2019.docx

Visual Arts Exhibition

Dear HIS community,
Secondary Visual Arts students (Grade 9 to 12) will host an exhibition next week (March 5th to 7th / Reception: Thursday, March 7th, 1 pm to 3 pm). We will use the same gallery from last year, Gojinsha Hitomachi Plaza, downtown Hiroshima (map image attached – walking distance from Bus Centre, Peace Park, Hondori or Parco). Please join us for the reception to celebrate students’ works, if you are in town.
Kind regards,
Ms K  – Ayako Kurokawa
HIS Secondary Visual Arts Exhibition 2019
● Who: G9-12 Visual Arts students (Sara Nomura (G12) / Rumi Kotani, Elin Nakayama, Reino Tomita (G11) / Amy Kamibeppu, Leah Ruetenik (G10) / Lucija Koledic, Molly Clark (G9))
When: March 5-7, 2019 / 10am to 5pm
Where: Gojinsha Hitomachi Plaza (6-36, Fukuromachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
Reception: March 7, 2019 / 1pm to 3pm / snacks and refreshments served
Free admission

HIS Sports Day

We have been able to book Coca Cola Stadium for Friday, 19 April. It has now been added to the HIS Calendar.

Bento Orders

Here is sign-up form for the next round of bento orders.  (April 1 – June 21)

PTA News

Click here for the PTA News: PTA News 1 March