HJIS Blog

Save the Date: Join us for our next Virtual Open House on Saturday, March 20th at 10:00 am from the comfort of your own home!  If you are considering an international education for your child, HJIS might be the perfect fit. Our virtual Open House is an excellent opportunity to learn firsthand from the HJIS Community about our academics and student life. It will also include a virtual campus tour...
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Horizon Japan International School is holding an Open House for prospective families to visit our campus, meet our students, and learn about our PreSchool-Grade 12 curriculum. Interested parents can ask teachers questions about school life and learn more about the admissions process. You can find the registration form here. We look forward to seeing you there!
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After learning about the devastating bushfires in Australia, the HJIS Student Council officially initiated their first event: a week full of fundraising for bushfire relief efforts. The students worked extremely hard and not only raised awareness of the issue, but also urged their fellow students to take action for this cause. This event was a beautiful exhibition of Horizon spirit, student agency, and international-mindedness. The Horizon community came together and...
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Students from PreSchool through Grade 12 took the Horizon community on a trip around the world through the 2019 Winter Showcase—”Adventure Away: We are the World.” The PYP Showcase featured music from Toy Story, Moana, Seussical the Musical, Coco, Aladdin, and The Wizard of OZ. Students represented different countries by singing songs such as Oh, Susanna (traditional American song), Un Poco Loco (Spanish song from Disney’s Coco), and Paprika (Japanese...
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This past November was Horizon’s first secondary service-learning initiative: Mental Health Movember! This will act as an exemplar for future student Service as Action Projects in the Middle Years Programme (MYP). Throughout the month secondary students raised money for TELL Japan, a local NPO that works to support, educate, and advocate for mental health issues in the international community here in Japan. Rather than focusing on one gender (like a...
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