Administration Corner 

  Head of School   

Welcome Back from Golden Week: We’re in the Last Six Weeks

It is really quite amazing to think that we began this school year eight months ago. Could it really have gone by this quickly? It seems it must have.

I trust that each and every individual in the Husky Community had a wonderful Golden Week and I hope that we return to school and its many activities with a renewed sense of energy and purpose as we move through final school activities, events, AP exams and final projects.

May these final weeks and days of school be positive and enjoyable. Husky hugs to all.


  From the Principal’s Office  

Next PTA Meeting
The next PTA Steering Committee meeting is  MAY 10th at 3:45 in the Teacher’s Lounge

New PTA Steering Committee Members for 2017-18

We would love to have new steering committee members for next year.  If you would like to come check it out on Wednesday, or even if you’d just like to offer some suggestions for next year, we encourage you to do so!

Note, if you are attending the meeting and would need some babysitting, please just let me know and that can be arranged.  Thanks!

Upcoming Testing:
- AP Exams--- May 1 - 19

- SAT Exams--- Saturday, May 6

 @ Niseko 

Thank You Teachers

Thank you to our HIS Niseko teachers for the wonderful Parent Teacher Conference sessions. I saw many proud and smiling parents.

Great work, all.

Upcoming Dates of Note:

  • May 8th Niseko Primary School Host Cultural Exchange 10:25 - 11:10
  • May 9th Niseko Primary School Host Cultural Exchange 10:25 - 11:10
  • May 10th  Niseko Primary School Host Cultural Exchange 10:25 - 11:10

Barry Mernin

Teacher Administrator HIS Niseko


Ms. Mutsuko Tsubaki came as a guest speaker to our HS Advanced Japanese class last week. She works as a manner instructor at hotels, companies, and a university in Hokkaido and in China. Ms. Tsubaki taught us manners and formal Japanese (keigo) which students can start using now and in the future. Currently, HS Advanced Japanese class is researching about their job opportunities for the future. This lecture definitely will be a benefit for all and was a valuable time!

 Music Department 

A Big Thank You!

Dear HIS community,

Thank you so much for coming to support our students. Thank you also for your flexibility and understanding as we prepared for the big day. We were so extremely proud to see our students transform into the performers you saw that evening over the course of this year, and we hope you were too!

 Husky Hugs 

Husky Hugs go out 

  • Mr. Watanabe for the many hours of time he has put into establishing a vegetable garden on the edge of the playground.
  • Proctoring teachers who have and are taking of SAT and AP testing.



SKATEBOARDING will be on offer as an afterschool activity this Fall!!


HIS is on the lookout for used skateboards and skateboard parts. We hope to collect equipment donations to support this extracurricular activity.
If you have an old deck, helmet or pads, or even a set of wheels, trucks or bearings please contact Mr. Tomasine & Mr. Gambino:

 Grade 10 Donation Request 

The current Grade 10 class continues to fundraise in preparation for their service trip next year, and they are currently in need of a small refrigerator to store supplies for fundraising activities. If any HIS community members have a used, working refrigerator they would be willing to donate, please contact Ms. Harmon at

 Upcoming Events 


MAY & JUNE Events

May 13 - Elementary Sports Day
May 13 - 16 - Freshman Class Trip
May 21 - AdHOC Sarugawa Raft
May 25 - Huskies Day
May 25 - 26 - Elementary School Overnight
May 26 - John Kamitsuka Piano Recital

June 1 - MS Science Fair
June 2 -Student Council Talent Show
June 7 - HIS Reads Finale
June 8-9 - MS Overnight Trip
June 14 - MS / HS Sports Day
June 15 - Last Day of School / Graduation
June 16 - Teacher’s Last Day


MS Volleyball girls are enjoying their `Spring Training` and are enthusiastically there in great numbers each Tuesday and Friday. Futsal each Wednesday in the gym and Community Basketball follows this.

Go Huskies !

 Husky Lunch 

Please here for viewable and downloadable versions of the Husky Lunch Menu -  May. 8 - 12

 Elementary Activities 

We will start the next round of games this Monday. At the moment the Kangaroos and Wombats are leading from the Koalas and the Devils.

Mr Johnson and Mr Katayama do such a fantastic job every Wednesday afternoon leading our guitar group. We really have some budding guitarists of the future.

 HIS Parent E-mailing List 


Do you ever have trouble receiving the weekly HEx, Husky-Info bulletins or other school-wide emails?  Do you have another email address to which you’d like to receive these electronic communications? If so, please email our communications coordinator at so we can update our mailing lists and include you as soon as possible!

 From PTA 

Please note, all Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month.  Any parent is welcome to attend, and please let Neil or Megumi know if you would like to become a regular (and voting) member of the committee.
Next meeting is  MAY 10th at 3:45 in the Teacher’s Lounge

Free babysitting is available for during the meeting upon request.

 Hand-Made Paper for Sale 

Dear HIS Community,

The Early Years class has been busy recycling paper to make new paper to help look after our environment. We have also been discussing the plight of animals on Earth, and are wanting to help endangered animals. We are looking to sell our recycled paper in order to fundraise money and make a donation. Please support us by buying a homemade card…perfect for all occasions such as Mother’s Day, Birthday’s and thank you notes.

Full size: 100yen
Half size with envelope: 100yen
E-mail Ms. Ashlee or visit the classroom to purchase.  (




ご購入されたい方は、Miss Ashlee宛てにメール連絡くださるか、直接EYクラスにいらしてください。ご協力よろしくお願いいたします!(

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