Issue 04: August 31, 2018


From the Director’s Desk

Dear BAIS Community,

I hope your school year is off to a great start! Thank you for choosing BAIS as the place to educate your children. We are so thrilled to see each and every student that enters our halls and it is our pleasure to serve you!

BAIS is part of a Network of International Christian Schools that serve all over the globe. Every semester, the head of each school goes to a conference either at one of the member schools or at the home office in the USA. This semester the conference will be hosted by BAIS! On September 17-20, you will see 25 or so brand new faces around our campus as we will have directors,  principals, and home office personnel on campus. This is a wonderful time for us to collaborate on how we can continuously improve the education provided at each of our schools.

Did you know? The home office receives hundreds of requests from international schools to join our Network every year. But very few are a workable fit with our mission and vision and so we are unable to partner with them. In light of that, our Network did get a bit bigger this year! We have
opened a brand new school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and their first day of school was August 29th. Many of you have been praying with us on the opening of that school so it is very exciting to see it come to fruition! Additionally, we have just had an existing school in Kosovo join our network as well. We are so pleased to see other schools join and realize the benefits of our Network!

Hopefully we will see you all at the soccer games this afternoon!

In Christ,
Mr. Karl Nielsen
BAIS Director


PACE Association

PACE would like to invite all HRP and all BAIS parents to come to our first “Get Together Gathering”

Date: Sept. 3rd 2018, Monday at 8:00 am ‐ 11:00 am
Place: BAIS ~ MPR

Topic of discussion:

  • Ice Breaker Game
  • Welcoming all HRP 2018‐2019
  • Welcoming new parents
  • Money received from PACE 2017‐2018
  • PACE events for this year

See you all soon!

Optional: please bring potluck to share


WDWDWD – Why Do We Do What We Do

Why do we have homeroom parents at BAIS?

At the start of every year, PACE, our parent organization at BAIS, works hard to find volunteers who will serve as homeroom parents. The reason we have this program is 3 fold. First, homeroom parents provide a bridge between the parent community and the classroom. They are especially helpful for teachers who are new to Indonesia or BAIS. Second, homeroom parents help build community within each grade by organizing grade level get together for the parents. Finally homeroom parents are in charge of sending out valuable announcements and responding to the grade level WhatsApp group. Next, Monday will be our official launch of our homeroom parents program. Admin would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who agreed to help out this year.


Hello Math People!!!

Do you like to challenge yourself with hard problems?

American Mathematics Olympiad

DAY: Saturday, October 6, 2018
VENUE: Sekolah BPK Penabur Banda
PARTICIPANT: Grade 2 ‐ Grade 9.
CONTACT: Ibu Rita at ritaharsono@baisedu.org
DUE DATE: September 7, 2018
REGISTRATION: Rp. 200,000 rupiah/student (minimum 5 students).

For further information: amosg.id

Thailand International Math Olympiad

HEAT ROUND: 13 October 2018
VENUE: Al Irsyad Islamic School KBP
FINAL ROUND: 5 – 8 April 2019
GRADE: TK, SD, SMP, SMA
REGISTRATION: RP.200.000,‐
DUE: September 26th, 2018
CONTACT: Ibu Rita


Drama Announcement

Drama practice is every Wednesday in the MPR from 4 to 6pm.

Full cast practice

This practice will be a read through of the script.


University Visit

On Wednesday, September 5 during 6th period (12:21‐12:57), a representative from Asbury University, a Christian university in Kentucky, USA, will give a presentation in the second floor computer lab (211). There is a guaranteed annual $12,000 scholarship from Asbury University for every incoming college freshman who has graduated from a NICS/Oasis school and meets the minimum requirements for acceptance. Students may bring their lunch, and parents are also welcome to attend. They will also have a table set up in the lobby until 3:30.

On Tuesday, September 4 during 6th period, (12:21‐12:57), a representative from De Montfort University, a public university based in Leicester, UK, will give a presentation in the second floor computer lab (211). De Montfort University has been awarded with TEF Gold because of the outstanding quality of their educational programs. Students may bring their lunch, and parents are also welcome to attend.


Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Soccer

  • Staff/Parent Game TODAY, Aug. 31!
    Girls start at 3:45; Boys follow.
  • Parents, BAIS staff, all community members can still join the game!
    Just show up and jump in!
  • First official games projected for Tuesday, Sept. 4.
    Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.
  • First IISSAC Soccer payments are due to Mr. Powers.

After School Clubs and Activities

  • After School Clubs and Activities have started!
    If students would still like to join an activity or club, please contact Mr. Powers.
  • Mom’s English Club is available for parents interested in improving their English skills.
    Contact Ms. Lane (kristinlane@baisedu.org)
  • Sea Tribes applications are due Monday, September 3 to Ms. Hays. (amyhays@baisedu.org)

Club Highlight of the Week: Young Tigers

  • This is the second year BAIS has partnered with Young Tigers FC. The athletic department is grateful to Pak Hendri and Pak Nugi for their dedication and kindness they show to our kids.
  • Ethan Hermawan in the 5th grade is part of the Young Tigers Futball Club for the second year this season. He says that he likes that “we get to play soccer and practice so we can be better.” His favorite part of the club is “when our school plays against other schools.”
  • New student and 3rd grader Bella Wilkerson enjoyed her first day with Young Tigers this past
    Wednesday saying, “We were on boys and girls teams. The boys won the first game, but one coach helped us so we won the second game.”

Have a great season Young Tigers!

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!


Music Department

Join The BAIS Parents Choir

The BAIS Music Department is looking for choir members. If you are BAIS parents who loves to
sing and meet new friends, please contact Mrs. Park, psh-nirs@hanmail.net or call +62-821-1717-1897. Anybody can join it. We’d be delighted to see you there.

2018 Christmas Performance

Dress Code Color: White

Boys: a white Top and white knee‐length shorts or pants
Girls: a white dress or white top & bottom (white skirt / long pants or knee‐length shorts)

  • If you are unable to find white pants for Boys in Indonesia, please prepare black pants for boys
  • Please follow the white dress code for girls

MAP Fall Testing Schedule

Students need 8+ hours of sleep each night and a good breakfast before coming to school.

MAP Fall Testing Schedule – 2018-2019


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