The Crane, 30 August 2019

  • Items:
  • Parent Information Evening;
  • Primary Camp;
  • Secondary Camp;
  • Online account permission forms.

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

We are all settling into our new routines now at the end of our second week. Our routines, such as a regular time to sit and read at home, or stand and read, are important to help us reach a goal such as improve our reading. We all know that the more we read, the better we get at reading, as well as a host of other related skills. We also know what we need to do in order to accomplish this – read and read. Sometimes, though, it just doesn’t work out. We just don’t manage to do what we need to do. This is as true for our children as it is for us adults. Self-management is one of our Approaches to Learning skills that we focus on through all three of our IB programs so the idea of managing our behaviours in order to accomplish a goal is very important.

Executive function is a term that you may have come across. It is really interesting in that it relates to monitoring ourselves; selecting and monitoring behaviours that help us reach goals.  This TED Talk is a very interesting look at the importance of context – the impact of what is happening around us to help us better monitor ourselves to help reach our goals.

Enjoy the weekend.


Damian Rentoule

Crane Video

Parent Information Evening

HIS Parent Information Night Schedule

HIS would like to invite all parents to the Parent Information Night on Thursday, September 5 from 5:45 to 7:30. This is a time to meet your child’s teacher and understand the routines and the program that they are involved in. Please be reminded that this is not a time to discuss individual students and meetings can be arranged for that purpose at a later date. 

5:50 -6:20 Primary Japanese presentation
5:50 Secondary Homeroom Class Presentations – when the presentation is completed, parents have the opportunity to move to the gym to meet the remainder of the teachers and specialists. 
6:20  Primary Homeroom Class Presentations – when the presentation is completed, parents have the opportunity to move to the gym to meet the specialists. 
7:00 All parents and staff will meet in the gym to hear about a new program that is being introduced at HIS. The program is called SEE which stands for Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning. 
7:30 End of program.

Parking will be available on the field.

Child Minding at Parent Information Night

We will have a limited capacity for child-minding of primary children available in the HIS Library. If you are unable to make alternate arrangements for your child/ren on this evening please use this form to sign up for childminding. 

It will be supervised by some of our secondary students as a fundraiser for the HIS Volleyball Team. Parents are asked to make a one-coin donation at the door. Thank you. 

Please sign up for childminding at this link.

(Secondary students can remain in the 1st Floor Secondary library space.) 

Primary Gr4/5 Camp

The Gr4/5 camp will be held on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 of September. The group will go to Haji Dam, Hiroshima Prefecture.

Secondary Gr6/12 Camp

The Secondary Camp will be held on Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16, and Thursday 17 of October. Friday, October 18 is a regular school day and all students are expected to attend. This year we will be going to Tsuneishi Shimanami Village in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture. This year is a new venue so we are currently finalizing the camp details. You will receive an information letter in the near future with more details.

Online Account Permissions

Please find a letter attached listing the online accounts that HIS generally uses as part of our educational program. Parental permissions are required to create these accounts so a form is available here for this purpose. Thank you.