About Hokkaido International School
HIS supports and promotes numerous activities outside the classroom that are rewarding, educational, and fun for our students (parents and teachers, too!).
Community Service Club
HIS students take an educational point-of-interest class trip to Kyoto at the end of Junior High (9th grade). Kyoto is considered the cultural center of Japan and the 9th grade students participate in traditional Japanese cultural events and activities. Time is also spent exploring and enjoying nearby Osaka and Kobe. Junior high students have three years to raise funds for these trips, and are encouraged and expected to do so as a homeroom. Parents will be asked to fund the amount required above the funds students are able to raise.
AdHOC (Adventure Hokkaido) Club
AdHOC (Adventure Hokkaido Outdoor Club) is the outdoor club here at HIS led by students and Mr. Piazza. Every year the club goes on numerous trips throughout the beautiful island of Hokkaido... they do an autumn climb of Tokachi-dake, snowshoe to mining ruins near Lake Shikotsu, go whitewater rafting in Mukawa, climb and snowshoe Mt. Sapporo, and go to a waterfall in Eniwa, and more! This club is a great opportunity to improve your outdoor abilities, see some beautiful sights in Hokkaido, and make friends.
Other Clubs and Activities
Spring Arts Performance
A major community event, fundraiser and flea market, held annually in late spring. Food, fun, and great bargains abound.
HIS holds its annual Spring Arts Performance at Kitara Hall in Nakajima Park.
One of the major fund-raising and community events of the year, the Fall Festival is coordinated by PTA and annually attracts hundreds of locals and expatriates to sample international cuisine and crafts, hear and watch HIS students perform, and play games.
The end of the calendar year marks the onset of full winter in Hokkaido and is a time that is traditionally taken by many cultures to mark the occasion with celebrations. Winter Celebration is the way that HIS brings the school community together to mark the end of the calendar year with food and entertainment. It is also a chance for the school to showcase some of the arts and academic achievements that students have made over the course of the fall semester.