- Teacher Introductions;
- Mask Donations;
- College Information;
- Congratulations to Miina;
- Graduation Update.
Dear HIS Community
I hope you have had a successful week of distance learning. We had our Primary and Secondary Team meetings via Zoom today and all the teachers are reflecting on their experiences and making adjustments. We have appreciated the feedback from families that we have been receiving as we move forward.
With the State of Emergency being declared across Japan, we will keep looking at the situation and at the end of next week provide an update on the distance learning timeline for HIS. Please take care and stay safe.
This is a great TED Talk about curiosity and may provide some ideas of some off-track inquiries in the home. I really liked the speaker’s point about thee being a disconnect between us and the technology we use.
Gr4/5 Class Challenge
It is great to see that the Gr4/5 class ingenuity continues. The masters of invisibility. Great work!
Teacher Introduction (2020/2021)
Please meet, Mr. Teter (Doug), the third teacher in our series of introductions. Mr. Teter is now, like all of us, developing his skills in distance learning at his school in the Netherlands. We are all looking forward to meeting Doug in August.
On behalf of the whole HIS community, I would like to thank Ryoma Matsumoto, HIS Board of Directors, for a very generous donation to HIS of 5000 masks. I would also like to thank the Sato Family (Gr1) for the generous donation of almost 1000 masks as well as paper towels and hand sanitizer for us by the HIS community. These are very kind contributions that are deeply appreciated by all of us, especially considering the current difficulty of finding masks and related products at the moment.
We have prepared packs of 25 masks to distribute to all students and teachers when school resumes for use by HIS families. We will also have some remaining masks for use by our bus-monitors as well as the times such as loss of masks at school etc, which is great. If anyone is running low and would like to pick up your pack of 25 masks earlier, please let me know and we can arrange a time to come into school to collect.
Thank you to Ryoma and the Sato Family!
Congratulations to Miina
We would like to congratulate Miina, (one of our HIS alumni) who has been performing with a group that has just released an album. Mr. Yoneda kindly dropped off some copies for us as well as some boxes of masks, which we appreciate very much. Best of luck, Miina, on your adventures!
Graduation (31 May 2020)
We are currently looking at the Gr12 Graduation and will most likely need to make some adjustments to the ceremony, although we will know more in a couple of weeks. Currently, we are thinking that it is likely we will need to restrict the ceremony to family members only and live stream the event for other school community members. We normally hold a dinner after the ceremony so there is also a strong possibility that the dinner will be canceled/postponed and we will make a decision on this during Golden Week. We will be making the event as special as we can under present circumstances to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our Class of 2020!