The Crane, 15 January 2023

Welcome from James Steward, Principal

Dear HIS Community,

Happy New Year! Welcome back to HIS!

It will be a short CRANE this week, as we have just returned to school!

I hope that the entire HIS community enjoyed a prosperous holiday break. We have experienced a successful return to school with plenty on the horizon as we move toward Semester 2.

Thank you to Mr. Washington for organizing and leading an excellent Secondary Assembly on Thursday. The students were wonderful and the event was full of fun spirit!

On Monday, Mr. Bartelink and HIS will be hosting the Athletic Directors from the Japanese network of international schools. Let’s offer our guests a warm HIS welcome.

On Tuesday, we will be hosting MC Perry High School for a basketball game against our mighty Wolves! Good luck, Team!

Our IB DP Mock Exams also begin this week. Thank you to Ayako Sensei for her organization on this front. Please be certain that our student exam writers prepare wisely for these challenges.

We continue to accept many new student applications. HIS is doing very well with enrollment up significantly this year. If you are aware of families considering HIS, please encourage them to get their applications in early as space is becoming significantly limited in some grades.

With report cards due to be sent out at the end of Semester 1, we hope to share these via our new Toddle platform. Parents will need to be signed into Toddle in order to access the reports, which will be completed by early February. Please contact your child’s home room teacher if you are not able to access Toddle yet.

Please read further for more information.

James Steward

HIS Principal

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From the HIS Parent Wolfpack (PTA)

Happy New Year to you all!  We are looking forward to an exciting year with many events as we normally used to have. We are finally planning to have the international festival this spring in April. Watch this space!  

◆ Cleaning up

Thank you so much to those who helped clean up the Christmas decorations on Thursday the 12th. While many people had to attend the DP meeting at the same time, your help was greatly appreciated and you did a fantastic job in such a short time.

◆ Polo Shirt Payment

If you ordered polo shirts and still haven’t paid yet, please do so as soon as you can. Thank you!  

Short one this week from us. Have a great weekend! 

From the Parent Wolfpack