The Crane, 19 November 2023

Welcome from James Steward

It somehow seemed a slightly quieter week at HIS. That could be because we had a number of field trips on the go. Grade 3/4 was at the zoo. Grade 1/2 was harvesting sweet potatoes. Finally, Grade 5 was at Haji Dam for their camping trip.

The Festive Eve FAME Team continues to practice and they are sounding great! It is less than a month away from the big show!

This week, the PTA Wolfpack is preparing a German Hot Lunch. We are looking forward to some European tastes!

Please read further for more information and be sure to check our HIS Photo Gallery for all the latest pictures.

James Steward

HIS Principal

Bonfire Review

Thank you to Nelson Hayes, one of our talented HIS parents for creating the video below about Bonfire Night. Please enjoy the memories.

Student Council Introductions

Here are the present Student Council members.

Upper Secondary (supervised by Mr. Washington) 

Presidents: Koichi and Mei

Vice Presidents: Shiori and Sanghyo

Treasury: Yura and Ben 

Secretary: Sina and Moyuru 

Lower Secondary (supervised by Mr. Verma)

G8 representative: Ethan and Den 

G7 representative: Eva and Shaurya 

G6 representative: Aria and Enishi

Currently, StuCo is actively engaged in planning various events and projects. Here is an overview of the upcoming activities: 

  • Holiday toy drive (donate toys to the local orphanage and/or hospital; target launch date is 11/27)
  • Secondary Movie Night (movie showing with snacks provided; to be held on 12/1)
  • StuCo Shop = TBD

All profits made will go back towards student activities. In addition, we hope to strengthen our partnership with the PTA for future events, as well as make stronger connections with the surrounding community. We would appreciate your support in our initiatives. If you have any suggestions on more ways we can contribute to the HIS community, or if there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us as representatives of HIS. We look forward to working together to enhance the student experience at HIS.

Thank you,

Koichi and Mei

HIS Hoodies

If you missed it, here is a repeat of the announcement we made earlier this week: 

We are excited to announce that with wonderful support, the school has designed beautiful new hoodies!  You will be able to choose which material, design and colour you want. You can even order a different one for each day of the week! 

First please choose the material, Lightweight Hoodie or Fleece Hoodie. 

The Lightweight Hoodie is 2,800yen

The Fleece Hoodie is 3,500yen

Please note, the options of colour and size differ depending on the Hoodie material. Designs and colours are specific to each type of material and can not be changed.

If you would like to order the Lightweight Hoodie, please check here for available designs, colours and sizing chart. Then go to this link to place your order. 

If you would like to order the Fleece Hoodie, please check here for available designs, colours and sizing chart.  Then go to this link to place your order.

*The orders close on Wednesday, 22nd November at 4:00pm. Once you have placed your order, please bring the correct money in an envelope to the HIS office by Wednesday, 22nd November. Please write the information shown below on the envelope.

1.      Your child’s name and grade

2.      The total amount (the amount you enclosed)

Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone showing off their HIS pride by wearing beautiful new HIS Hoodies around the school!

Finally, we are very grateful to one of our HIS families for supplying these hoodies at cost. 


James Steward

HIS Principal

Sayaka Hirata

Marketing & Admissions Coordinator

Bento Order(弁当オーダー)

Bento Order Part 2 (Dec to Feb) will start from December 1st.
Please submit this bento form by November 22nd (Wed).  Thank you very much.


HIS Photo Gallery

Please click for this week’s selection of photos from around the school:

From the PTA Wolfpack

Thank you for supporting the Wolfpack Shop last week – everyone enjoyed the special treats!

Remember Hot Lunch will be on Nov. 21st. Don’t pack a lunch if you ordered lunch!

We are asking families to donate snacks and treats for the students. The treats will be given out at the assembly on Dec. 15. We will have a box in the Genken from Nov. 20 through Dec. 12 for the donations. Please, no snacks or treats with nuts due to allergies of students. We will be decorating school on Nov. 24 for Christmas. If you would like to help please meet us in the Genken at 9:00. 

G11 will be baking Double Chocolate Chip muffins on Nov. 30th. If you are interested in helping the students bake on Thursday from 9:00 – 14:00 please reach out to Lindsae or email us at

Our new Scholastic/Baker Book Club is up and running!
Go to to browse the latest books and order online.
For every $1 you spend on Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards.This is an opportunity to contribute to the school as these will be used to add books to the library.
Please place your order online by 10am on Monday November 27th.
Here are online catalogues for you to browse:*bybhuw*_ga*MTQzNjUwMzcyNC4xNzAwMDMzNjcw*_ga_94K4MN1F9P*MTcwMDAzMzcyMC4xLjEuMTcwMDAzMzk5Ni4wLjAuMA

Upcoming Events:

  • Nov. 17 Scholastic Book Order starts
  • Nov. 20 Donation for Santa Visit starts
  • Nov. 24 Decorate for Christmas
  • Nov. 21st Hot Lunch
  • Nov. 27th 10am- Scholastic Book Order ends
  • Nov. 30 Let’s Bake
  • Dec. 1 Bake Sale

The PTA Wolfpack