Former H.I.S. Student Headed Back to Mayana

We had some news from Christian, a former H.I.S. student. His family left the school at the end of last year to move back to the US.

During their time at H.I.S., the family travelled to Mayana, as part of an MCP (Make Change Possible) Friends Trip. Christian will be going back to Mayana this summer. He wrote to share the following with us:

“Hello from Christian – I was a student at H.I.S and moved back to the USA last summer. Notice the frozen Lake Michigan behind me! This upcoming summer I am going on the Make Change Possible  trip to Mayana, Namibia. While I am there I will be helping the local MCP team with using computers, I am also going to help the local school with their computers.”


Visiting Student

Fafe and his father Roberto visited H.I.S. today. Fafe was in Grade 1 last school year. His former classmates welcomed him enthusiastically.

Here is a message from Fafe for his friends at H.I.S.:

I will miss you!

Come and visit me in Spain.

I am happy in the new school.

I am proud of myself in class.

I am happy I could visit you today.


Fafe moved to Spain with his family. We wish him and his family all the very best  – come and visit us again, Fafe!


photos: AS

Abel & Jaro #2

As promised, Abel and Jaro have provided recent pictures. Jaro is currently in New York studying at NYU Stern. Able moved to Vancouver, Canada. He attends UBC Vancouver Sauder School of Business.

Dear Abel and Jaro,

Thank you for sharing these photos, we are thrilled to hear that you are both doing well. We wish you all the best and a successful time in New York and Vancouver.

Many thanks to Rosa, for sending on the photos!

Abel & Jaro

If you have been at H.I.S. for a long time, you might remember these boys! Abel and his younger brother Jaro were students at H.I.S. from 2003-4 until 2011-12.

Their mother, Rosa, just got in touch to let us know how the boys are doing. Rosa’s family moved back from China to the Netherlands this year. Here is Rosa’s message:

“The boys are both in University. Abel lives in Canada, Vancouver and Jaro just moved in August to USA, New York. Abel is in UBC Vancouver Sauder School of Business and Jaro had an early acceptancy at NYU Stern. Jaro did his IB exam this year and he was predicted a 43 and he ended with a 41 score. He did 4 HL and 2 SL.  They both do really well but I do miss them. 

Warm regards, 



Anna, Kees and Margit visited H.I.S. today. They enjoyed their “walk down memory lane” very much. Anna and Kees were students at H.I.S. in the school year 2013-14. Thanks for visiting – it was great to see you again!

photo: AS


Keili, Keno and Tisha

We love it when H.I.S. Graduates come back to visit the school and share their stories with us. Today, Keili, Keno and Tisha (Class of 2014) stopped by. Keili is currently working in Heidelberg. She has been learning German and has been accepted into Midwifery studies at the Akademie für Gesundheitsberufe Heidelberg starting soon.

Tisha is studying Genetics and Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia.

Keno is studying Aeronautical Engineering in Dresden (Technische Universität). He is looking forward to starting an internship at Airbus.

We wish Keili, Tisha and Keno the very best for their ongoing studies and future careers and hope that they continue to stay in touch.


photo: AS



Good to see you, Tatsuki!

It was great to see Tatsuki and his mother back in Heidelberg. They have been on holiday here and came into H.I.S to visit Tatsuki’s friends and former teachers.

Tatsuki finished Grade 3 at H.I.S.before returning to Japan and will be starting Grade 5 in September.  He is a terrific artist and he can be seen in the photo next to his drawing of H.I.S., which he donated to the school before he left. Thanks for coming by to see us Tatsuki. We wish you every success in Grade 5.

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Congratulations Nikki!

It is always great to receive news from former H.I.S. students.

Here is a message from a proud family, currently living in Washington D.C. Remember Nikki?

“We are very pleased that Nikki has finished her IB curriculum and has received her diploma at Washington International School last Saturday as the class of 2017.”

Congratulations Nikki! We wish you all the best for your next step in life. Keep us posted!

photo: Olivia van Noort