Administration Corner 

  Head of School    

HIS 60th Anniversary Film

Hokkaido International School: The Steel, the Concrete and the Community

For over a year, HIS has been working with LHK Visionworks, to produce a promotional film for the new dormitory and for our 60th anniversary.

The 33 min. the film is finally complete and we are very excited to screen it for our community. The film was previewed by Executive Board members this past weekend and the next step is to show it to our school community.

The first viewing will take place before Winter Celebration at 13:10 in the Multipurpose Room of the school. Please come and join this exciting journey through the school’s history to the recent completion of the new dorm facility and on to a glimpse of the future for HIS.


Bilingual Poetry Reading on Harps for Hokkaido’s 150th

There will be a bilingual charity event for the Tsunami/Earthquake orphans college education)

URL of the flyers (English & Japanese *the 2nd and the 3rd ones from the top of the page)

「バイリンガル朗読とハープ 命名150年目の冬に」

Bilingual Poetry Reading on Harps for Hokkaido’s 150th Anniversary

URL of the recipient of the donations (an average of 100,000 yen annually)

  From the Principal’s Office  

Happy Holidays!  Wishing the students, parents and staff of HIS a very happy holidays!  Looking forward to seeing everyone again in the new year!

Project Santa


A huge thank-you from the HIS community service club to all the families that donated presents for this year's Santa Project.  Well over 100 gifts were received to be donated to children of all ages at three orphanages this Christmas.  

Thank-you for your generosity!

Parent ALMA Accounts
All parents and guardians from EY to 12th grade should have an Alma account. If you never received an account activation email, please contact me and I will resend it for you.

Next PTA Meeting
Looking forward to seeing parents at the next PTA meeting this week on Wednesday, January 9th, from 15:45 in Room 206.
Everyone is welcome, please join us!
If you would like to have a babysitter, please contact me at

 HIS Parent E-mailing List 


Husky Parents!!
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 us at  or phone the main office so we can update our mailing lists and include you as soon as possible!

 @ Niseko 

Greetings from HIS Niseko.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Donors

HIS Niseko makes every effort to provide help to students who show financial need. In our first two years, donations have topped ¥6.5 million, demonstrating the wider commitment that our business community has to an international school option in the wider Niseko area.
We are a thriving international school and continue to look to build a positive relationship throughout the Niseko community. We strive to bridge the gap between our operating expenses and the actual cost of an international school education.
We are extremely grateful to our 2018-2019 Donors:



This year, the logo of each donating company will appear on school newsletters, board, and annual reports. We are updating our donor board in our library to recognize their generous support. The duration of a donor’s logo on signage will be updated yearly and continue for years to come. As a special thank you, our Original Major Supporters from the summer of 2017 are permanently recognized. We are constantly seeking other ways to promote this initiative and its benefactors.
Sincere thanks to all of our donors.

2nd Annual Hokkaido Core Logo Design Contest

Big time congratulations to MP3 student, Leon, for creating the winning logo design for Hokkaido Core’s 2018-2019 ski season. We are impressed with you and your learning, each day.
Big time thanks to the Art teacher, Ms. Kennedy for inspiring our students, each day. Your work is most definitely appreciated.
Big time wishes of good cheer to Winse and Norris of Hokkaido Core. We look forward to another fabulous year of partnership with you and your 15 world class ski instructors. We are so very lucky to learn from the Core! Each session, dedicated to giving us the best ski or snowboard experience possible.
Let us have the most wonderful season of skiing in 2018-2019. I will send an accompanying email with dates and times for our upcoming ski sessions.

Live Music at HIS Niseko
We are honored to host the fine folks from the Pikinini band. This Wednesday morning, from 9:10- 9:30, all students, parents, and teachers are invited to a lovely mini-concert in the MPR.
On a related note, the band will perform a Christmas Performance this December 9, at 13:00 at the Warehouse near JR. Station. The concert is free of charge.

This January, our good friend Ms. Yui is starting a S.T.E.A.M. club at HIS Niseko.
S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. This club looks to help kids become problem solvers, innovators, inventors, and self-reliant, logical thinkers. It looks also to be a lot of fun.

WINTER CELEBRATION -- December 13 -- 10:30 to 12:00 pm
The annual HIS Niseko Winter Celebration is an occasion for our community to come together and hear musical pieces from our students and...
Our intrepid PTA will be hosting cookies and tea to mark the start of the holidays, immediately after the musical performance has concluded.

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 5 9:00- 9:30 Pikinini Concert 
  • December 7 Annupuri Ski day
  • MP3 Math Olympiad 2: Dec 11 (Div E)
  • December 13 Winter Celebration
  • December 14 Winter Holiday begins
  • December 15 Santa Project Delivery Day

Barry Mernin 
Hokkaido International School Niseko

 Information from the Music department 

After School Violin and Piano Program

Please consider joining the After School Violin and Piano program, where we offer private lessons for students from preschool to highschool. There are limited rental violins also available for elementary students.

We currently have 3 excellent professional violin teachers and 1 piano teacher. If you are interested, please read the attached document below, which has information about our teachers and their respective lesson fees and times.

Sign up will be a first-come-first-serve basis except for those students who decide to continue lessons from last year. All returning and new students must sign the Application/Consent Form by Aug. 30 (Thursday)

There will be envelopes in front of the music room door. Please submit the forms into the appropriate envelope by the deadline. 



Lesson Room


Teaching Language

Ms. Ichikawa (Violin)


Rm 206

3:45 - 6:00


Ms. Oshima (Piano)


Music Room

3:45 - 6:00


Ms. Kawamura (Violin)


Rm 201

3:45- 6:00

Japanese or English

Ms. Tomioka (Violin)


Rm 206

3:45 - 6:00


Violin Lesson Fee
30 min lesson - ¥3 500 /lesson
45 min lesson - ¥5 000/lesson
60 min lesson - ¥6 500 /lesson

Piano Lesson Fee
30 min lesson - ¥3 000 /lesson
45 min lesson - ¥4 250 /lesson
60 min lesson - ¥5 500 /lesson

 Greetings from the Executive Board 

If you wish to learn about what the Executive Board is and what we do, please follow this link to the HIS homepage:
If you wish to read the minutes to our meetings, to read in detail, what exactly was discussed and decided on,
then follow this link to the HIS homepage minutes archive:

 From PTA 

PTA Steering Committee Meetings
Please note, all Steering Committee meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month. Any parent is welcome to attend, and please let Megumi or Neil know if you would like to become a regular (and voting) member of the committee.

Next PTA Meeting
Looking forward to seeing parents at the next PTA meeting this week on Wednesday January 9th, from 15:45 in Room 206.
Everyone is welcome, please join us!
If you would like to have a babysitter, please contact Neil at

English lesson offered by a parent with teaching experience. If you are interested or would like to have more details, please contact More information will be posted in PTA website as soon as it is available

PTA Information Website:

 Upcoming Events 


November / December EVENTS
Dec 13 Winter Celebration
Dec 14 - Jan 4 Winter Break


Thank you to everyone who ordered from our Scholastic Book Club.
We are delighted to let you know that thanks to your support we earned £101.67 to spend on books for the school.
Please look out for our next Book Club to order great books at great prices and earn loads of free books for our school while you do.

Alison Manjyoume
MP3 Teacher


The HS girls had an enjoyable game with Seishu HS last Sunday. We hope to have a rematch soon. This week the HS boys have away games on Wednesday and Friday against Shinyo HS and Hiragishi HS. The JV boys will have a home game with Seishu HS on Thursday.

Go Huskies!
Basketball 2018 / 19


If you are an HIS parent and are looking for a babysitter for an evening or on the weekend, please feel free to contact  
Interested HIS parents can then be provided with a list of students available for babysitting.
Also, if you are looking for a student tutor for your child, please contact  

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