The Crane, 11 June 2021

The Crane, 11 June 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Yearbook Orders; Primary Spirit Week; Principal Search Committee; Art Installation Opening & Artwork Donation; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Congratulations to our Grade 5 students on the Graduation this afternoon. It was great to see all of the Grade 5s up on the stage to celebrate their movement from the Primary Years Program into the Middle Years Program. It has been wonderful to see them grow over the years, becoming more independent learners. You can sense their excitement, passing into this new, exciting stage of their lives. We wish you the best of luck in your Middle Years Program. I loved the title of this TED Talk by physicist, Aaswath Raman, where he asks the question, 'How we can turn the cold of outer space into a…
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The Crane, 4 June 2021

The Crane, 4 June 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Momiji Fundraising Project; Tell Your Story - Grade 6 Japanese HistorySpecial Exhibition; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Firstly, congratulations to the Class of 2021 who have now moved on to the next exciting stage of their lives. We wish you the best of luck in all of your new adventures. We are all proud of you! I would also like to announce that we will be holding the unveiling of the Momiji Fundraising Project art installation on Friday 18th June which will be live-streamed. We are looking forward to seeing the installation and there is a note about this below. With our EC class having successfully grown some lovely strawberries and our KG/1 class taking care of some sunflowers, I thought that this is a good chance…
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The Crane, 28 May 2021

The Crane, 28 May 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Gr12 Graduation Ceremony; Momiji Fundraising Project; Finding Places to Read; Summer Program; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community We have a very special weekend with the Gr12 Graduation ceremony taking place on Sunday afternoon. We are very excited to see our Gr12 students take the stage to receive their graduation diplomas. We are very proud of each and every one of our graduates who have all shone in various ways over the years. They are all moving on to new and exciting stages in their education in a range of universities and we will take the opportunity on Sunday to wish them all the best. I would like to thank one of our parents, JuYeon (Taeo EC & Rihye Gr1), for kindly translating our message about the Momiji…
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The Crane, 21 May 2021

The Crane, 21 May 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Class of 2021 Graduation; PTA Committee 2021/2022; Hiroshima Junior International Forum; EC Gardeners; Raising Bilingual Children; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Firstly, congratulations to our Class of 2021 who completed the last IB exams yesterday! They have been studying very hard and are now getting ready for graduation next weekend. You will be able to watch via livestream. We are very proud of the whole class as they now move off into the world. We feel that they are all very prepared and look forward to seeing them all up on the stage at the graduation ceremony! We had the Spring Concert today which was live-streamed so if you did not get the chance to see the performance live, then you will be able to see all…
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The Crane, 14 May 2021

The Crane, 14 May 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: DP Exams; Spring Concert; The Kawaii Club; PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community COVID Update: We continue to see the number of COVID cases rise in Hiroshima so thank you very much to everyone in our school community for following our health regulations so carefully. I wanted to confirm that we are continuing on-campus learning across the whole school. As Hiroshima Prefecture will be included in the State of Emergency that is being called, we will continue to be extremely cautious and make adjustments to our events in order to make our campus as safe as possible while we continue to provide on-campus classes to all of our students. If the situation further deteriorates, we have made preparations for a switch to online learning but are hoping that…
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The Crane, 23 April 2021

The Crane, 23 April 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: New Building Opening Ceremony; Message from our Founding Principal, Ms Eleanor Baldwin. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community We had a wonderful ceremony to celebrate the opening of our New Annex building on Monday. Thank you to everyone who was involved in the organisation as well as all the guests who joined us on the day. Our school community deeply appreciated the warm words of support and encouragement from all of our guests and speakers. Also, many thanks to our Board of Directors and Board of Trustees who saw this project through over a period of about 4 years from the initial planning to the cutting of the ribbon. おめでとうございます! Kind regards Damian Rentoule Dr Peter Skaer, Director-General HIS Board of DirectorsMr Hidehiko Yuzaki Governor of Hiroshima PrefectureMr Kazumi Matsui…
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The Crane, 17 April 2021

The Crane, 17 April 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: New Annex Opening Ceremony on Monday Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Our Grade 12 students had their last lessons on Friday. At this point, they are now into their study period and will begin their final DP exams during Golden Week. The exams always begin during Golden Week, the first week of May each year, as schools all around the world in the Northern Hemisphere start the exams on the same day. We are very proud of our Gr12s who have been working so hard and we wish them well. The exams will be held in the New Annex so the Gr12 students will move in on Monday afternoon after the Opening Ceremony to continue their preparation. I would like to thank all the staff at Hebel Haus who…
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The Crane, 9 April 2021

The Crane, 9 April 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Staffing for 2021/2020; Gr6 Excursion; Gr10 Lost & Found Fashion Parade; and PTA News. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community Today, I would like to remind Primary parents that we are running a parent information session on Monday morning from 9:00 am - 10:00 am. We will look at assessment in the Primary Years Program (PYP) and we will also have a chance to introduce our new mathematics program that we have started to use in the Primary. We will live-stream this event so I will send out a link to all parents via email. One of the reasons that we are introducing the structured mathematics program that includes a range of resources such as texts and student workbooks is to help our parents understand the approach to mathematics that…
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The Crane, 4 April 2021

The Crane, 4 April 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: Global Heart Dance Performance Project; Update on Fundraising Art Installation; DP Exams. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community I hope you have all had some time to enjoy those beautiful sakura blossoms. As we move through the year the Covid situation has been constantly changing although changing in a predictable way it seems and there has been much talk of the fourth wave where we are expecting an increase in the number of cases around Japan. Hopefully, everyone across Japan will be very careful At HIS we are still operating with our regular health guidelines that have been used throughout this pandemic. Of course, as time goes by we tend to return to more familiar ways so I would just like to remind everyone that we still need to be…
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The Crane, 26 March 2021

The Crane, 26 March 2021

The Crane
ITEMS: New PYP Math Program; DP Music Recital; New Annex Opening Ceremony; and HIS Idol Awards. Principal's Message Dear HIS Community I hope everyone is getting an opportunity to enjoy those beautiful cherry blossoms which I believe have been in full bloom in Hiroshima since yesterday. Without wind or rain, it looks like it is going to be a lovely weekend for a picnic under the sakura trees, particularly in Hiroshima where it is quite easy to find an uncrowded spot. When we were not enjoying beautiful sakura blossoms this week, we were enjoying the wide variety of HIS Idol Performances. Many thanks to Jackie and Mr Washington for all of the work that went into HIS Idol, a wonderful event that took many, many unseen hours of digital work…
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