The Crane, 25 March 2022

ITEMS: Bento Order Form; Theory of Knowledge Exhibition; HIS Idol Message; PTA News.

Principal’s Message

Dear HIS Community

We were very happy to receive so many entries for HIS Idol this great and I would like to thank Nami, Mr B, and Mr Washington for all of the work organizing this great event. It is a wonderful opportunity for children to express themselves in a variety of creative ways and we often see sides of our students that we may not see on a day-to-day basis. Well done to all you risk-takers out there.

Speaking of our creative, risk-takers, below is a presentation by one of our HIS Alumni, Taiga Ishibashi, who is doing exciting work in the music industry. Taiga was kind enough to speak with our students about his pathway into the Arts and we particularly appreciate Taiga’s willingness to re-record this after we had a technical issue with the original presentation recording. Much appreciated, Taiga. Congratulations on all your successes.

This week’s TED Talk is a great one about the power of music and the speaker challenges some strongly embedded cultural biases and stereotypes related to certain emotions. It is a great exploration about how certain music can make us feel and why people tend to like sad songs. Listening to some of the questions the speaker was asking, I was reminded of the importance of this sort of inquiry in our IB programs. I hope you all enjoy the weekend.

Kind regards

Damian Rentoule

Crane Video

Bento Order Form

Bento Order(弁当オーダー)
Bento Order Part 3 will commence from April 1.(Apr.1-June 24)
Please submit this Bento Form by March 28.

Theory of Knowledge Exhibition

The class of 2023 would like to invite parents and other members of the HIS community to attend our TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Exhibition. The exhibition will be held on Friday, April 8th and will be open to parents from 16:00 to 17:45. This exhibition will present our learning in TOK in our first year of the DP and will explore the ways in which knowledge is manifested in the physical world. We would be happy if you could attend.

Message from HIS Idol

Dear Parents,
The deadline for signing up for this year’s HIS IDOL school talent show has passed. We are pleased to see we have more than 20 entries and about 5 class act entries.

Since these videos will be shared publicly on the schools online channels including social networks, we would just like to make sure that you are ok with this.
If you are NOT ok with your child’s image being shared online in this way, please let us know ASAP. Please check with your child or the class teacher to find out whether their class is taking part as a group.

Please remember that the deadline for submission of videos is March 31st. We can’t way to see this years entries!

Mr B, Mr Washington and Nami Ohata

PS Please check your child’s e-mail for more details of the rules and process for the competition. E-mail directly with any questions. Do not reply to this e-mail. Thank you.

PTA News


The Sign-Up for HIS IDOL is closed. We have confirmed a lot of applications. We appreciate your courage and challenging spirit! The deadline for submitting your work is Thursday, March 31. We are really looking forward to seeing your hard work!

HIS IDOL のサインアップが締め切られました。たくさんの申し込みを確認させていただいております。皆さんの勇気とチャレンジ精神に感謝しています! 作品提出の締め切りは3月31日木曜日です。皆さんの作品をとても楽しみにしています。

Hoodies Order (Deadline: Friday 8th Apr) フーディー 注文 (4月8日(金) 締切)

We are now accepting orders for HIS Hoodies.

The deadline for this order is April 8th (Friday). We are planning to distribute the hoodies on the week of April 25th, before the Golden Week holidays.

Please specify the name, grade, amount and number of hoodies ordered on the envelope and hand it to the office. Please note that delivery will be after the payment is received.

* As stated in the Google Form, please be sure to proceed to click the final “SUBMIT” to complete your order.


今回のご注文の締め切りは4月08日(金)です。 その後皆様のお手元にお配りできるのはゴールデンウィークのお休みに入る前の4月25日の週を予定しています。


注)Google Formの中にも記載していますが、ご注文の完了には必ず最後の『SUBMIT』まで進んでいただきますようお願いします。

 ➡︎ Order Hoodies HERE! / ご注文はこちらから

The Scholastic / Baker Books Order (Deadline: Mon 4/4) スコラスティック / ベイカーブックス オーダー(4/4月曜日締切)

We are running our final order for Scholastic / Baker Books for this year!

We had announced it would be around Golden Week, but we decided to bring it forward to match the availability of the April paper catalogue.

Your child will bring home a paper catalogue today or earlier next week, but please note we are only accepting online orders – the catalogue is only for browsing purposes.

Every $1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20¢ for our school in Scholastic Rewards. This is an opportunity to contribute to the school as these will be used to add books to the library.

Please click on the link to check out the online catalogue and place your orders.

The deadline for this order is Monday, April 4th, 9am. Please make sure to place your orders on time!




Book Clubで本の購入をされますと、Book Club 内で使えるポイントとしてご購入1ドルにつき20¢がHISに入ります。このポイントは図書室の本を充実させる為に活用されますので、皆さま、ぜひともこの機会にご購入ください。

下記のリンクからオンラインカタログをチェックしてご注文ください。簡単に子供達に人気の本をご注文いただけます。締め切りは4月4日月曜日 午前9時です。

That’s all from us this week. Have a lovely weekend! 

今週のPTA からのお知らせは以上です。良い週末をお過ごしくださいね。