The Crane, 5 June 2020


  • University Acceptances for Class of 2020;
  • New Building Project tour;
  • Grade 5 to Grade 6 Transition Meeting;
  • HIS 2029/2020 Yearbook orders;
  • Parent volunteers for self-study;
  • Graduation live-stream link.

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

Although this may feel like a long way away for you if you have younger children, university and other interesting option await our HIS graduates and we are very proud of our Class of 2020 who graduated last weekend. Students in the Class of 2020 have received offers from a range of leading universities so congratulation to you all.  Your hard work and perseverance over the years have opened up many exciting doors for you. It is an impressive list and those universities would all be fortunate to be able to count you as part of their student bodies. We wish you well as you move into the world!

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule

University Acceptances for the Class of 2020

United States of America

– Bryant University
– Butler University
– Emory University
– Oberlin University
– Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York
– Pratt Institute, New York
– Rensselaer Polytechnic
– Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida
– Settonhole University
– UC Davis
– Wisconsin – Madison


– International Christian University (ICU) / 国際基督教大学
– Keio University / 慶應義塾大学
– Okayama University / 岡山大学
– Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) /立命館アジア太平洋大学
– Ritsumeikan University / 立命館大学
– Sophia University / 上智大学
– The University of Tokyo / 東京大学

New Building Project Tour

The construction project replacing the Annex is scheduled for completion in May of 2021 and Hebel Haus have presented us with a virtual tour of the new building based on the final design. Obviously, we are really looking forward to moving in next year.

We have a model of the building along with the plans in the genkan if you would like to have a look. One thing you may notice in the plans is that we have a space allocated for a lift which would increase access to the second floor. The lift will not be installed initially, but the design specifications have all been included (just to the right-hand side of the stairs) so that installation will be straight forward when we are ready to move ahead and add the lift to support inclusive access.

We will also be running a campaign to raise funds to support the new building project over the next 10 months including a plaque in the entrance to recognize all of our donors. I would like to thank Matt Jungblut (HIS Parent and member of the Board of Trustees) who will be leading the find raising project. More information will be sent out to members of the community soon.

Crane Video

Grade 5 to Grade 6 Transition Meeting

Just a reminder to our Grade 5 parents regarding the transition  meeting next week:

  • Date: Monday, June 8
  • Time: 1:15 pm to 2:15 pm
  • Where: Secondary Room 2 (2 Floor)

HIS 2019/2020 Yearbook Orders

Please click here for your Yearbook order.

Parent volunteers to provide feedback on our self-study

We are in the final stages of our self-study (Council of International Schools & IB PYP/MYP/DP) so this has been a big job lasting all year. We would like to ask for parent volunteers to help us by having a look at some of the documents and providing feedback from a parent perspective. Don’t worry, it is a relatively informal process. Just email me if you are interested and I will assign a section for you to look at (or everything if you are really interested) and I will send through the documents for you to read and you can comment if you like. Thank you.

Graduation Live Stream

Just in case you missed the action last Sunday or would like to relive the graduation ceremony, here is the live-stream video. The stars of the show, the Class of 2020, enter at about the 15-minute mark: