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The Crane, 25 June 2022

The Crane, 25 June 2022

The Crane
Principal's Message Dear HIS Community It has been a very busy last week of school with the Peace Ride Team riding through Tottori and Shimane Prefectures, meeting up with students from Gr4-12 at Sanbe Mountain for a 3-day camp. While this was happening our EC-Gr3 students were enjoying lots of fun activities and enjoying all of that extra space at HIS. It has been a wonderful year and I would like to thank the teachers and staff for all of the work that goes on in the background creating all of the great learning experiences that happen one after the other, all year long. I would also like to thank the PTA for your constant efforts throughout the year which have always brought the school community together. I would like…
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The Crane, 17 June 2022

The Crane, 17 June 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: HIS 60th Anniversary; New Fence & Gate; PTA Committee Nominations; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Congratulations to our Grade 5 students who graduated from their Primary Years Program on Wednesday. They had a great year and we are looking forward to seeing them continue to be imaginative inquirers as they move into the Middle Years Program. The members of the Peace Ride team left on their adventure this morning so by the time you read this they will have cycled from Niimi in Okayama Prefecture through to Mt Daisen in Tottori Prefecture. The students have been training during the year for this 5-day ride and they will cycle approximately 400 kilometers, depending on how lost we get along the way. Have a great weekend. Kind regards Damian…
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The Crane, 11 June 2022

The Crane, 11 June 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: ISA Results; Docuentary; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Earlier this week you will have received your child's International Schools' Assessment (ISA) results. ISA is a standardized assessment that we use each year for two reasons. We normally send this out with reports at the end of the year but received them a bit earlier this year. We use these as feedback on our overall academic program by identifying any areas across grade levels where there may be weaker areas and then adjust both the program and our teaching accordingly. We also use this external assessment as one more data point to understand the academic development of our students to guide differentiated instruction. We only have a couple of weeks left so it is a busy time with…
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The Crane, 4 June 2022

The Crane, 4 June 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Staffing update; Gr4-12 Camp Parent Information; Peace Ride Instagram Account; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Thank you to all parents who participated in the PTA meeting on Friday morning. There has been some wonderful work by the PTA this year and we really appreciate your support of the school community. We had a very successful soccer training session after school this week. Two coaches from SRC Hiroshima Academy soccer club ran a trial practice for us and we had 30 students sign up. It was a great afternoon with students from across Primary and Secondary participating. We are hoping to start a weekly practice after school next year so this is something everyone can look forward to next year. You can see some images of the early…
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The Crane, 27 May 2022

The Crane, 27 May 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Gr4-12 Camp Information; PYP Fun Week; Soccer Practice Trial; PTA Message. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community I hope you enjoy the images of the Primary Concert in the Crane Video this week. It was a great event and the young performers did very well up on stage. Congratulations to everyone involved! We also had some of our alumni join us for another in the series of Alumni Panels so I would like to thank Erika Kodama, Daichi Watanabe, Ryo Kiriake, & Leela Watt for sharing their insights and for being so generous with their time, helping our students develop an idea of what that future could hold for them. We are also preparing for the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2022 where we will officially say goodbye although…
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The Crane, 20 May 2022

The Crane, 20 May 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Arts Gala; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Congratulations to all of the performers in the Secondary Concert held this afternoon. These performances are the result of a lot of hard work and commitment over an extended period of time and we are very proud of all of our musicians! Also thank you to Takako sensei who so fearlessly leads the students into that daunting uncertainty of getting up on stage. It was a wonderful start to the Arts Gala and you can also see the Secondary students visual artworks on display in the virtual gallery which can be accessed here. below. Tomorrow, we look forward to the Primary Concert. We also had an awards ceremony today for the HIS Idol and I would like to thank Jackie…
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The Crane, 13 May 2022

The Crane, 13 May 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: HIS Idol; Arts Gala-Spring Concert; Summer Program 2022; Alumni Panel; Peace Ride T-shirt; Grade 6 Speaker; Masks; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community I would like to congratulate all of our Gr4/5 students for a wonderful PYP Exhibition on Thursday afternoon. The PYP Exhibition is the culminating inquiry project for the Primary Years Program and the students have been using all of their skills to pursue an independent inquiry on a topic of interest. The Gr4 students do a modified version as they prepare for the final version in Gr5. We are very proud of you all for all of the collaboration and problem solving along the way as you explored your formed questions, pursued understanding and initiated action. Well done! Many thanks to everyone who has been…
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The Crane, 28 April 2022

The Crane, 28 April 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Class of 2022 - University results update. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Just a short message today to wish you all a safe and relaxing Golden Week. We are in the middle of our Sports Day at the moment. This is the first time in three years that we have been able to hold the Sports Day due to COVID restrictions so we are very happy to be here running, jumping, throwing and all those other wonderful sporting events. It was great to see the students challenging themselves in lots of different ways. Also, best of luck to our Gr12 students who started their IB Diploma Program exams today. Students all around the world do their exams on the same days (with a couple of different time zones) and…
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The Crane, 22 April 2022

The Crane, 22 April 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Emotional Support Animal Reading; PTA Message. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community In today's Crane video you can see some images of the Gr4/5 class in action working on the Primary Years Program (PYP) Exhibition. We recently featured the Middle Years Program (MYP) Personal Project Exhibition and the Diploma Program (DP) Theory of Knowledge Exhibition so you can see that this idea of personal inquiry leading to an interactive presentation of learning is an essential part of all of our IB programs. We hope to see many of you at the PYP Exhibition on Thursday, 12 May. Keep an eye on the Crane for more details. I would like to thank Mr Sheehy (Former HIS MYP and DP Language and Literature teacher) who is now working in the UK for…
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The Crane, 15 April 2022

The Crane, 15 April 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Sean's Letter to the Editor; Charity Run; Spring Concert; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community I hope you have all had an enjoyable week. Yesterday, our Grade 6 class travelled to Miyoshi to find out a little bit more about our local histories as part of an interdisciplinary unit inquiring into Japanese and Individuals & Societies. It sounds like they had a great trip. I would like to wish our Gr12 students the best of luck as they move into a short independent study period before the IB Diploma Program exams start on the 28th of April and then continue for a few weeks. It is a busy time for the students and we are looking forward to congratulating them all at their graduation on Sunday 29th May.…
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