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From the Director’s Desk Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk with Him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.  Colossians 2:6-7 As the last days of school are upon us, it is with all […]

Issue 39: May 31, 2018


From the CFO’s Desk For my final BUZZ article of the school year, I am thinking about the BAIS senior class. This is the largest graduating class we have had here at BAIS! This is also one of the few remaining classes that made the move with us from the […]

Issue 38: May 25, 2018


From the Elementary Principal’s Desk Dear Parents, As we are drawing a close to this school year, I want to share a few updates from this year’s English Language Arts (ELA) and English Language Development (ELD) curriculum review committees. Over the last 2 years, these committees have worked to identify […]

Issue 37: May 18, 2018



From the Secondary Principal’s Desk Five years ago I had the privilege of hosting Libby Stephens at Gyeonggi Suwon International School where she led sessions for our students, teachers, and parents. Libby is a cross-cultural transition consultant who specializes in Third Culture Kids – their unique talents and challenges they […]

Issue 36: May 11, 2018


From the Director’s Desk Welcome to May Merriment! As many of you know, that is the term we use to affectionately refer to the flurry of activity that constitutes the month of May. This last full month of the school year is one of final preparation, celebration, and acknowledgement of […]

Issue 35: May 4, 2018


From the Elementary Principal’s Desk Dear Parents, This weekend has finally arrived. This is the first time in the history of the Bandung Alliance Intercultural School that we are able to host the IISSAC swim competition. For almost 15 years, the BAIS swim team has travelled each year to another […]

Issue 34: April 27, 2018



From the BAIS Athletic Director’s Desk Holocaust survivor, Elie Wiesel, said, “When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.” This past semester, in preparation for the IISSAC swim tournament, I have […]

Issue 33: April 20, 2018


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From the Secondary Principal’s Desk It’s hard to believe we are entering the season of MAP testing and that end of year activities are just around the corner! MAP stands for Measures of Academic Progress, and BAIS administers the MAP tests twice a year; once in early September and once […]

Issue 32: April 13, 2018


From the BAIS Director’s Desk Last week was a wonderful time of accreditation with the combined team from ACSI and WASC! We are blessed to have two different agencies, one ensuring the merge of our faith-based worldview is full of vitality and soaked in Biblical thinking and the other focused […]

Issue 31: April 06, 2018



From the BAIS Elementary Principal’s Desk Dear Parents, I hope all of you had a wonderful Spring Break. As school started back this week, we jumped right into a season of celebrations. We are so thankful for how well our Week Without Walls went. In part, this was such a […]

Issue 30: March 29, 2018