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BAIS Buzz, May 26th, 2023

From the Director Desk

Departing Staff

At the end of every year, there are bitter-sweet moments. One of the bitter moments is saying goodbye to staff members who are moving on. This year, we are saying goodbye to a few staff members who have been here for many years. 


  • Amu & Hani Ramppa – started working at BAIS in August of 2010.
  • Clarissa Ribbens – started working at BAIS in August of 2010.
  • Rachael Stanford – started working at BAIS in August of 2019.


We are excited for their futures and are praying for them as they move to their new homes. We know that they will be wonderful additions to their new communities because they have been powerful encourages in our community. We encourage you to reach out to them  – send an email or note of thankfulness for their love and dedication to the students of BAIS. I know that your kind words will mean the world to them. 

End of the Year Events

As we come to the end of another school year, we are excited to celebrate with our community both the many achievements and the growth of our students. I know that there are many events going on, so we wanted to give you a concise list of the dates and times for these celebrations. 


May 26 (Friday) – Graduation at the Parahyangan Golf Course (3:00-6:00 pm)

June 2 (Friday)

  • Secondary (Grades 6-12) Student Led Conferences* – 1:25-3:00 pm 
  • If your child is in Middle School or the High School Ensemble class please come at 1:25-2:00 as there will be a dress rehearsal from 2:15-3:00
  • International Day and Fine Arts Festival (3:00-6:00 pm)

June 5 (Monday) – Secondary (Grades 6-12) Award Ceremony @MPR (8:30-10:05 am)

June 6 (Tuesday) – Elementary (Grades 1-5) Award Ceremony (8:00-9:00 am)

June 7 (Wednesday) – Kindergarten Graduation (2:00-4:00 pm)


*There will be no Elementary Student Led Conferences this year. 

In this Issue

Important Dates


Senior Graduation – Half Day


StuCo Election

June 1

Pancasila National Holiday


Secondary Student Led Conference


Fine Art Festival and International Day



From the Government Liaison Office

Hello Parents,

If you have a child that holds a student visa and they are going to be leaving Indonesia permanently, you must arrange with your agent to get this permit processed BEFORE their departure.

Please process this EPO 10 days before they leave Indonesia or discuss with your agent when is the best day to submit the documents and pick up your child’s passport. Your agent must get an EPO cover letter and authorization letter from BAIS. Afterwards, they must go to the immigration office to apply for EPO. For your information, immigration gives you 7 days to leave the country once they stamp your child’s passport. If you have any questions, email me at hendri@baisedu.org.

Thank you

Hendri Simanjuntak

BAIS Drama Dept.

BAIS Drama is looking for volunteer piano players to play and record the music for next year’s drama so that Pak John can make backing tracks for our production of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. If you can play piano well and would be interested in helping out BAIS drama, please email Ms. LaMertha at elizabethlamertha@baisedu.org

2023-2024 New Teachers

The Beavers Family

Anastasia and Jason came from the great state of Ohio, United States of America. They have three children, Josiah (10), Abigail (8), and Avalon (3). They will come to Bandung in July with their Mom, Linda, and two dogs, Chip and Carlie. 

Both Anastasia and Jason will teach secondary classes. Here are some interesting snippets about them:

The Kimball Family

David was originally from the Golden State of California in the US, which he jokingly believed to be the best state in the Union. 😀 He grew up in California and Hawaii and moved overseas to South Korea in 2011. He married Mina in Korea, and after a few years of teaching in Korea, he and his family moved to Vietnam. He is blessed with his beautiful wife, Mina, and three children, Jasmine An (7), Cody Khai (5), and Leilani Ai (2). 

Please help us welcome our new staff for 2023-2024 school year.