The Crane, 9 June 2024

Welcome from James Steward

Dear HIS Community,

By the time you read this CRANE, HIS IDOL will probably be occurring. We wish all of the performers good luck! Thank you to Nami-san and Mr B for spearheading this exciting initiative. 

Friday evening, we took all of our Grade 12 graduates out for sushi. It was a great event enjoyed by students and their respective teachers. There was one table in particular that piled up an incredible amount of sushi plates. Please see the CRANE Photo Gallery for the real evidence!

Thank you to Junko sensei, Yoko sensei and Ms Nina for hosting a superb Japanese History Museum on Friday. The students did a wonderful job explaining the objects they created and displayed and how they impacted Japan’s history.

The ECKG Assembly was also a wonderful event. Congratulations to Masayo-sensei and her little ones for entertaining everyone on Friday afternoon. 

Thank you also to Dr Kikkawa (Subaru’s dad) for speaking to Grade 5 about what to expect as students experience puberty. The presentation was excellent. 

We were also fortunate to host Waseda University on Wednesday. Our students and parents were informed about the excellent programs offered at this renowned Japanese university. Thank you, Mrs K, for organizing. 

Please continue to update Sayaka Hirata in our Admissions Office about your plans. We want to ensure that we support you in every possible way. If you have not yet signed the updated Financial Regulations, please send these to Sayaka and the HIS Office as soon as possible. 

Please read further for more information.

James Steward

HIS Principal

Yearbook Orders

Led by Mr Barker and Yumi sensei, the Yearbook Team’s hard work has paid off! The yearbook has been sent for publishing and is ready to order using the following form:

We look forward to sharing the final product with you.


The Yearbook Team

Remembrance for Yusuke Hiraga

Dear HIS Community,  

In remembrance of our dear classmate Yusuke Hiraga (class of 2020), who tragically left us one and a half years ago, we are coming together at HIS on Monday, June 17 at 12:30 pm to pay tribute to his life and friendship. Please note the date change. Everyone is welcome. 

We plan to hold a ceremony to plant a tree sapling and dedicate a bench in his honour next to the new Annex at HIS. We hope that this sapling will grow into a healthy tree and the bench will be used by future generations of HIS students. There will be light refreshments following the dedication. 

We warmly invite you to join us in paying tribute to Yusuke’s memory. Specific details regarding the time and day will be finalised closer to the date.

We also kindly ask for donations to contribute to the cost, estimated at 70,000 yen, for the bench and plaque.  We request donations to be sent to the following bank account

Name: Lisa Shige 

Type of account: Normal 

Account number: 2520456

Bank: 中国銀行 (Chugoku Bank)

Branch: 広島西支店 (322)

All the best,  

Classes of 2020 and 2019

Photo Gallery

Follow the link to view this week’s photos from across HIS:

PTA Wolfpack

Congratulations to all the HIS IDOL participants!

Thursday, June 13, at 9:00 we will have the last Wolfpack General Meeting of the Year. We will be wrapping up the last of this year’s business including the fiscal report, allocating International Festival proceeds, and leadership for next year. Please join us at the school in person or online. A link to join online will be sent out closer to the meeting date. 

Remember: June 18th we will have the Teacher and Staff Appreciation Lunch.

☆We are asking the parents in each grade group to contribute the following items please:

  • G8, G10, EC, KG:  Appetiser or Salad or Vegetarian Main (Any salad, Egg roll, Vegetarian curry, etc.)
  • G6, G9: Main Dish (Fish, Beef, Pork or Chicken, Sandwiches, etc.)
  • G3/4, G5: Sides (Vegetables,  Noodles, Fried Rice, Pasta, Onigiri , Kimpa, etc.)
  • G1/2, G7: Dessert (Cookies, Chocolate, Cake, etc.)
  • G11: Drinks and Fruit (Juice, Coffee, Tea, Green Tea, assorted Fruits, etc.)

Please sign up what you will be bringing here:

Mark your calendars, June 21st we will have an End of Year BBQ. We will send out more information soon!

Upcoming Events:

  • June 13 Wolfpack General Meeting @ 9:00
  • June 18 Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch
  • June 21 End of Year BBQ

The PTA Wolfpack