Last December, I wrote a short article on accreditation for the BAIS Buzz. In case you missed it, accreditation is the evaluation of an educational institution against criteria established by an independent accrediting organization, to ensure excellence in education.
In March or April of 2024, we will have the privilege of hosting a team from the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (WASC) and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) to review our self-study. This team will evaluate the effectiveness of our school based on the self-study, interviews, and an analysis of our documentation, and provide recommendations for continuous improvement.
This is not a time to fear, but rather an opportunity for growth. Our staff is currently evaluating the school through three domains:
Domain 1: Purpose
Domain 5: Resources
Domain 6: Well-Being
Next semester, we will continue the evaluation by analyzing the domains of Teaching & Learning, Relationship, and Expertise. The process of evaluating the school allows us to identify areas of strength and opportunities for improvement, and we are proud to do it together, in collaboration with one another.
As parents and stakeholders in the community, you have a role to play as well. In the coming weeks, we will be sending out our annual Climate Survey. The results of this survey help us better understand our areas of strength and opportunities for growth. The more data we can collect, the better picture we get of our effectiveness. This data will also be used to inform our accreditation groups during their evaluation.
We are grateful for our BAIS family and appreciate your effort in providing feedback. Your input allows us to continuously improve and provide an education that transforms the hearts and minds of our children, preparing them for a successful future.
Grades Update on PS
Elementary Storybook Day
Congratulations to Elliana Davis for passing the qualification round in Pangea Math World competition. Please be praying for her as she will go to Final Round on February 18, 2023, together with students around the world via zoom.
Come and join us for a fun day at the Open House. Saturday, March 4 from 9 AM to 2 PM. Invite your family and friends for a time of fellowship on our campus. All facilities such as the swimming pool, soccer field, and playground will be open for you. There will be some basketball games and the Seniors will be selling some food.
Come and join the fun!
K5 to Grade 12
Participant registration: https://mailchi.mp/6becce2579df/zzx7obvqke
Videos must be between 1-3 minutes.
Deadline for submission: Midnight, Sunday, February 12, 2023.
Categories & Themes:
Prizes & Certificates:
The participation fee is $10. Contestants must prepare their own speeches, which must be original and free from plagiarism. The speaker is expected to show passion, energy, attitude, skills and abilities to make the speech engaging and effective.
BAIS will be upgrading the WhatsApp platform to WhatsApp Business API (WABA) to allow for easier communication and be able to respond to the current and prospective parent queries faster. This new platform will provide access to multiple personnel at school so the appropriate individual can respond to the query with accurate information.
As part of this upgrade we will be taking the current WA number (+62 812 8888 2247) offline starting Friday, February 10 at 1300 hours until Tuesday, February 13. Please reach out to the office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone call to +62 22 2101 2247 during this time period.
We wanted to make sure that you are aware of the two BAIS phone numbers:
The voice call number is connected to our PBX system which allows for easy transfer of calls. So, please use that number if you are making voice calls and use our WhatsApp number for messages only.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Week Without Walls (WWW) is coming soon!!! Remember the dates for WWW have moved from April to March. The New dates are: March 13 -17. Here are few of the projects for you to join:
Stay tuned! You will find out more about all the projects in Chapel!