The Crane, 30 September 2022

The Crane
Weekly Welcome from Mr Steward It has been another enjoyable week at HIS! Our After School Clubs and Activities have started with great enthusiasm! A great number of students are enjoying these offerings. Thank you to Ryoko sensei for overseeing these for our students. Thank you also to the Let’s Bake Team. This week banana muffins were on the menu and they turned out to be delicious. Congratulations Grade 5 for revealing your talents in the kitchen! The PTA Choir began this week with beautiful sounds emanating through the school! Thank you very much to Kaoru Ueno for delivering hundreds of tennis balls to HIS this week. She is Shiori’s mother in Grade 2! This week we are including reports from Student CRANE Reporters! Alina, Sean, Hinano and Mei have…
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The Crane, 24 September 2022

The Crane
Dear HIS Community, It’s a short Crane today due to the reduced school week connected to Japanese national holidays. Please remember that After School Clubs and Activities begin this week! Please contact the HIS Office if you have any questions regarding extra bussing. This is a reminder that we need used tennis balls! If you are part of a local tennis club, or have a connection to one, you may know that they often they get rid of their old balls every three months or so. I would love to get as many tennis balls as possible for a project I am working on. Therefore, please let me know if you are able help me with this. Below, please find a picture of our Girls Volleyball Team in Fukuoka who…
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The Crane, 16 September 2022

The Crane
It has been another great week at HIS! Both of our Secondary volleyball teams were immersed in final preparations for their first tournament of the year. We bid them farewell and good luck on Thursday after school. I encourage all Secondary students to participate in the Polo Shirt Design Contest as referenced below. This is our 60th Anniversary at HIS, and your contributions would be much appreciated. The deadline is this weekend! Having mentioned the weekend, please remember that this is a long one with Monday being a holiday. Please stay safe as it appears a strong typhoon is headed our way. And finally, if you are part of a local tennis club, or have a connection to one, you may know that they often get rid of their old…
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The Crane, 10 September 2022

The Crane
Thank you to all parents that attended our Parent Information Evening. It was very nice to see so many people in attendance. As well, thank you to our fine teachers for their preparations. We were able to welcome back our Grade 10 class this week, which was great news. It was fabulous to see everyone back in person. On Sunday evening this past week, I was able to attend the Let’s Pray for Ukraine concert featuring Jundai and Eishin. It was excellent. Congratulations to these students for showing such initiative. I also encourage all Secondary students to participate in the Polo Shirt Design Contest as referenced below. This is our 60th Anniversary at HIS, and your contributions would be much appreciated and are genuinely encouraged! Polo Shirt Design for Secondary…
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The Crane, 2 September 2022

The Crane
It has been another busy week at HIS! While we have been affected by COVID, teachers and students have continued to persevere through the challenges. As things evolve, we are hopeful that things will improve next week! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our Parent Information Evening this coming Friday, September 9 beginning at 18:00. As we have many new teachers and many new families, I expect that this event will be very well attended. The basic schedule will be: 18:00 James Steward = HIS Overview of Philosophy and IB Education18:20 Eriko Hird = PTA Update18:30 Homeroom Teachers = Overview of School Year19:15 Opportunity for parents to socialize with other families and teachers19:30 Wrap-up and Safe Travels Home! Parking will be available in our playground zone. Morning Traffic…
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The Crane, 26 August 2022

The Crane
Update from James Steward, Principal We have enjoyed a very successful start to 2022-23. Our students are enjoying their classes and having fun with friends. I have been very impressed with the entire HIS community from our students and families to the entire HIS staff! The PTA is working hard in preparation for the many events that they organize. I ask that you support them in any way possible as they begin the school year. Our volleyball teams have been practicing hard this week and they look fantastic! The season starts soon with games against Fukuoka International School. Please read further for important information. Morning Traffic Update Thank you to all HIS community members for driving so carefully when approaching the school for drop-off and pick-up. The safety of our…
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The Crane, 19 August 2022

The Crane, 19 August 2022

The Crane
ITEMS: Welcome Back!Name that Teacher!Crane Club NewsMYP Supply ListsPTA News Welcome Back! What a joy it is to be back in Japan! I have been overwhelmed with the amazing commitment the entire HIS Team has shown since my arrival in July. Hiroshima is truly a beautiful city and region of this great country. And, Hiroshima International School is a fantastic school! I hope that everyone in the HIS community enjoyed a good summer break. The HIS Faculty and Staff are looking forward to welcoming you back to school next week, beginning on Monday morning! Noting the above, I would like to express my gratitude to the entire HIS community for their amazing welcome! Have a wonderful weekend! James StewardHIS Principal Name that Teacher! It was raining very hard this past…
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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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