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The Crane, 18 February 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward It was a short, yet busy week at HIS! Upon return, the feeling of LOVE was in the air as the community engaged in Valentine’s Day proceedings. Chocolate hearts and other treats were delivered and given in a spirit of warmth and generosity. I would be remiss if I did not thank the PTA Wolfpack for their amazing organization for our Valentine’s events. Thank you! And, when Valentines were not gracing our corridors, other great things were happening. Preparations for our next ‘Hot Lunch’ were taking place in the HIS Kitchen. Peace Riders showed their grit while riding in the relentless rain on Thursday afternoon. Grades 3-4-5 participated in a unique outdoor game of Predator and Prey on Friday morning in support of the current studies…
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The Crane, 12 February 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward I hope you have been able to enjoy a decent break over this long weekend. It was another exciting week at HIS. We started things off with an amazing ‘Hot Lunch’ with the PTA Wolfpack. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful support! The curry was excellent. After School Clubs and Activities are now in full swing. HIS students are immersed in a wide range of inspiring, creative and fun initiatives. The Korean Assembly was superb. Please check the pictures in our Gallery to relive the excitement. Valentine’s Day is coming next week. The PTA Wolfpack have lots of treats ready to go! Please read further for more information. James Steward HIS Principal Primary School Talent Show: A Grade 5 Initiative Here are the details:…
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The Crane, 4 February 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward Setsubun is upon us. Students enjoyed a party-like atmosphere on Friday afternoon with Yumi sensei leading the festivities. The devils have been eradicated and good fortune is ahead! I hope that everyone was able to enjoy their favourite ‘good luck’ sushi rolls over the weekend. Our Japanese Assembly was excellent mid-week. The proud Grade 5 presenters did a wonderful job with their book trailers.  The Peace Riders were out in force on Thursday! Mr Barker was at his best changing tires in the brisk and windy weather.  We are looking forward to our PTA Wolfpack Hot Lunch on Monday. It’s curry, my favourite! It looks like another cold week ahead, so the curry will go down well! Thank you, as well, for running the PTA Shop this…
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The Crane, 28 January 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward After a week of illness infiltrating our community, life returned to normal this past week.  Frigid temperatures and snow graced the campus. Students enjoyed playing in the fresh snow.  We had a lively PE Assembly with students and teachers displaying their talents. It is said that a famous unicyclist even showed up. It is also possible that Mr Chris performed a headstand. You will only know if you access the HIS Photo Gallery link below. Finally, we capped the week off with an exciting basketball game featuring our HIS Wolves and MC Perry. Cheerleaders appeared in record numbers sporting some crazy hair! Thank you to our wonderful PTA parents for providing food and drinks after the match! It was a battle of the titans with our…
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The Crane, 21 January 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward It has been a challenging week in terms of health for our HIS community. Close to 50% of our students were absent and many teachers were also affected. All classes will resume on Monday, though some families may still be in recovery. To everyone, please get well soon! Good luck to our DP students as they move into Mock Exams this week. As well, we hope to reschedule our basketball game against MC Perry. Please stay tuned on that front.  The PTA Wolfpack continues to stir up excitement and a full slate of events is about to come your way. The aroma of muffins and curry is in the air as they prepare their next delicious events!  See you soon at HIS! James Steward HIS Principal…
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The Crane, 14 January 2024

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward Welcome back and Happy New Year! We have had an excellent return to school and many events are about to occur. Firstly, I would like to thank all families for their superb support this school year to date. We have shared many enjoyable experiences together. Looking back through the photos for this CRANE, I note the many positive memories from our Holiday Assembly where our students shone so brightly. It was a command performance of fun and joy.  Looking ahead, the DP Team are moving into their Mock Exams as they look ahead to Graduation 2024. We wish them good luck in the coming months. The Peace Riders’ training will intensify as they progress toward the big ride in May. Finally, good luck to our basketball…
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The Crane, 11 December 2023

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward Takako-sensei and her amazing TEAM’s performance of FAME have now made an entire school FAMOUS with their superb rendition of this classic show on Saturday at HIS. A packed house enjoyed many superb performances that featured a plethora of HIS talent. The show could not have been successful without the never-ending help of our many PTA Wolfpack members led by Nami-san’s Costume Team. Thank you also to the PTA for their donation of lighting and sound equipment that fortified our performance.  The commitment from Staff, Students and HIS Families was exceptional. The memories will last forever. Many of our PTA Wolfpack members will be able to celebrate further at this week’s festive lunch at the Hilton on December 13. If you have not done so, please…
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The Crane, 3 December 2023

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward December is here. The air is cool and crisp. The sweet aroma of chocolate chip muffins permeates the air! Over 220 HIS Hoodies will be arriving soon! The HIS corridors are filled with jolly décor and cheer. The Festive Spirit has taken over HIS! Many events are approaching. It has been whispered that Santa may even swoop in for a quick pre-holiday visit! The Wolfpack Korean Hot Lunch will warm our souls. The Winter Holiday Assembly is sure to be a hit. And, of course, Festive Eve is coming this Saturday, December 9! Finally, If you have not done so, please register today for the PTA Lunch at the Hilton on Dec 13. It is bound to be a great time! Please read further for more…
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The Crane, 25 November 2023

The Crane
Welcome from James Steward As the weather across Hiroshima cools reminding us that winter will soon put its ‘bite’ on our activities, HIS continues to roll on.The PTA Wolfpack started the week off with an amazing German style Hot Lunch. Later in the week, they decked the halls with plenty of holiday cheer and decorations. The FAME cast and crew continued to refine the big show with run-throughs and practices. They are now less than two weeks away from the performance. They sound wonderful. Congratulations to Yoko-sensei for leading our 1000 CRANE Club at the Hiroshima International Festival last weekend. Their continued efforts are incredibly appreciated. The HIS Hoodie orders are now complete and will begin production soon. Thank you for supporting the exciting new designs. We are looking forward…
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The Crane, 19 November 2023

The Crane
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…
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