Issue 30: March 29, 2019


From the Secondary Principal’s Desk

Preparing students for a successful university life requires much more than just preparing them for academic rigor. An area that separates BAIS from other international schools is the intentional, proactive, and comprehensive plan all graduates complete that increases their likelihood of not only academic success but also thriving through the cultural transition from high school in Indonesia to universities around the world.

Students at BAIS begin preparing in earnest for university in grade eleven when they enroll in a one-semester course called Career Education. Course goals include personal reflection and self-exploration, career discovery, identification of likely safety, reach, and dream universities, and life-skills.

Career Ed. students this week took some cooking lessons in order to better prepare them for independence and dorm success at university. They practiced making grilled-cheese sandwiches, hummus, sliced vegetables, noodle dishes, and various salads.

BAIS is proud of its holistic approach in educating our students. Thank you to Ms. Hall and Ms. Dickman for preparing this exciting and tasty learning experience for our students. The hummus was delicious!

Mr. Thomas, MS. Ed.
Secondary Principal


Drama Production News

Drama Practice

Wednesday, April 3rd in the MPR from 9 am to 5 pm (School Holiday)
Full Production (Tech Rehearsal)
Performers: All
Crew: All

Saturday, April 6th in the MPR from 9 am to 5 pm (Saturday Practice)
Full Production (Dress Rehearsal)
Performers: All
Crew: All
Please arrive at 8:50 am so that we can start at 9 am and have two full, productive days of practice!

Drama Performance

Ring bells! Bang the drums! You are gonna love this exciting stage adaptation of the legendary tale of the lovable thief with the heart of gold! Join Aladdin, Jasmine, and the fast-talking, wisecracking Genie as they discover mystical caves, take magic carpet rides, and outwit the evil sorcerer, Jafar. Disney’s Aladdin JR. is sure to be a crowd-pleaser for all ages!

Starting on Monday, April 1, tickets will go on sale before and after school under the blue awning for the April 11, 12, & 13 performances. Ticket prices are Rp. 100,000 for adults and Rp. 75,000 for students. Seating is limited. If you want to be part of this “High Adventure,” make sure to get your tickets early.


University Acceptance

Congratulations to Lukas Sutandi!

Lukas has been accepted to Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Make sure to congratulate him when you see him around campus.
Also, please be praying for the other students in the senior class as they are in the process of applying or are waiting for decisions to be announced.


Ujian Nasional – National Exams for Indonesian Students

GradeExamsDateSubjectTimeLocation
12National ExamApril 1, 2, 4 & 8Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, IPA/IPS Option Subject7:30AM – 9:30AMBAIS Computer Lab
Make UpApril 15 – 16
9National ExamApril 22 – 25Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, Science7:30AM – 9:30AMBAIS Computer Lab
Make UpApril 29-30
6Final ExamsApril 22-24Bahasa Indonesia, Math, Science8.00AM – 10.00AMCBCS
Make UpApril 26, 29, 30

Please contact Ibu Gledya at gledyamelisa@baisedu for more detailed information.


Senior Banquet Tickets

Tickets are being sold after school on Tuesdays in the school lobby and during lunchtime on Thursdays and Fridays.


WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do

Marketing Events

New this school year, BAIS has participated in two marketing events at PVJ in an effort to get the name of BAIS out in Bandung again. Why is BAIS starting a new marketing initiative? There are two reasons for this:

  1. Based on several conversations with current BAIS parents who have spoken with their peers or colleagues, it seems that a large percentage
    of families who are in the demographic we seek are unaware of BAIS located in Kota Baru. It seems that after 11 years of moving from
    Ciumbuleuit the general awareness of the existence of BAIS has decreased significantly.
  2. As mentioned in earlier Dialogue with the Director meetings, BAIS has lowered the price point for tuition and introduced many discounts. This is making BAIS an option for a greater number of people. Our marketing efforts are looking to make this information known to a broader audience.

BAIS is looking to do more in the area of advertising and marketing. If you own a business and would be willing to have BAIS marketing materials available for your customers, please let us know!


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