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From the BAIS Director’s Desk

This past week, BAIS again was able to experience the benefits of being part of the Network of International Christian Schools. Mrs. Sianturi and I attended the Annual Leadership Conference in the USA where all seventeen Directors of NICS schools across the globe and several accompanying principals gathered to discuss issues in NICS and in education in general. We both were challenged by pointed spiritual encouragements, effective leadership principles, and methods to measure academic excellence.

In addition to the personal growth benefits that we both were able to enjoy, I was again reminded of the assistance that NICS provides in the areas of recruitment and reducing overall operational costs because of our collective size. Insurance costs for our staff are significantly reduced because of this partnership, recruitment costs are reduced, and retention of staff is increased due to quality training and orientation provided by the Home Office for new teachers prior to arriving in Indonesia. It is truly a blessing to be a part of NICS because of the professional development opportunities and business advantages.

But the most significant benefit is that we are linked in to a large body of believers that are all supporting and praying for one another. We had the opportunity to be individually prayed for and encouraged by those who understand the challenges of international education. We were able to share about God’s faithfulness in each of our schools and celebrate with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.

In light of that, I would like to share with you prayer requests for three schools. Please join me in praying for these schools as we know that there are communities all over the world praying for us as well.

It is a privilege to be part of the NICS community, and I am looking forward to being back in our BAIS community early next week!

In Christ,
Karl Nielsen
BAIS Director

PSAT for 8/9 and PSAT 10

Return signed letters and payment by Monday the 5th.

The purpose of this test is to help start preparing students for collegiate exams during their 11th and 12th grade years of high school. The exam will not count as a grade. It will simply be a tool that you and your child can use to help them prepare for the SAT exam coming up in several years.

Exam dates:

Registration for all students – Wednesday, March 7th at 2:50pm in the MPR

PSAT 8/9 – for 8th and 9th graders – Thursday, March 8th

PSAT 10 – for 10th graders – Friday, March 9th

If you are interested in having your student take the PSAT 8/9 or the PSAT 10 please sign and return the letter that was sent home with students on Monday. There is a cost of 100,000Rp to cover the exam. Reminder, this is optional.

For more information please email melissahall@baisedu.org


BAIS is working together with Biofarma (vaccine factory in Bandung) to give Diphteria vaccination (Td Vaccine) or Td booster for students and their family. If you would like to have the vaccination, please contact Dr. Mayke through email: maykerosalina@baisedu.org or to the BAIS’ clinic for further information regarding the date and time for diphtheria vaccination.

Protect yourself protect others get immunized.

Thank you,
Dr. Mayke

Congratulations to Sergio Limandibhratha & Bryan Tjut!

Sergio has been accepted to the following schools in the United States:

Bryan has been accepted to the City University of Hong Kong.

Please make sure to celebrate with the students when you see them around campus! Give them a high-five or a pat-on-the-back.

Ms. Melissa Hall
School Counselor

Math Dept News

Thank you.
Ibu Rita Harsono
Math Teacher

Week Without Walls

We are so excited about this year’s Week Without Walls. In a little over a week 15 teams of students will be branching out all over Bandung to serve others. Our goal is to shine the light of the gospel and share the love of Jesus with our community. We want to ask that you be in prayer for all of our teams in three ways:

  1. Pray for their safety as they travel and serve.
  2. Pray that those we are serving would find encouragement through our time with them.
  3. Pray that God would work in our students and deepen their relationship with Him as they serve others.

Your child should have brought a permission slip home on Tuesday of this week. Please make sure that is completed and returned as soon as possible.

Drama Rehearsal

March 7, 2018 from 4pm to 6pm
Scene Twelve: Croquet & Scene Thirteen: The Trial

White Rabbit, Knave of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, Scarecrow, March Hare, Five, Alice, Tin Man, Lion, Mad Hatter, Dorothy, Toto, Glinda, Knight, Seven, Cheshire Cat 1, Tin Man, King of Hearts

Pre-School Enrollment for 2018-2019 School Year

Preschool Assessment and Parent Meeting Day

Friday, March 16th at 12:45pm

We are inviting parents and students to enroll for school next year. Don’t forget the Enrichment Hours. For more information, please email admissions@baisedu.org or call Ibu Leony in the Front Office (+62-22-86813949).

Make sure to submit a school application before March 13th to participate in this assessment day.

Spelling Bee

On Wednesday, March 7, BAIS will be hosting the Kota Baru Interschool Spelling Bee beginning at 8:00am. Parents are welcome to come and support their spellers.

Participating spellers are encouraged to dress neatly by wearing batik. We are excited for this opportunity to build relationships with other schools in our community!

This event will be broadcasted live on YouTube as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38zlzUzoZNo

Why do we host a yearly Spelling Bee?

BAIS Elementary once again has the opportunity to host the Kota Baru Community Spelling Bee. We started this Spelling Bee 10 years ago as a way to get to know some of the other schools in Kota Baru. Our students have the opportunity to compete and earn a chance of recognition for excellence in spelling. We at BAIS love to provide experiences that showcase our students in various areas whether it is athletics, the arts, or in academics such as a community-wide Spelling Bee.

Good luck to all our BAIS Elementary spellers.

Mrs. Charity Sianturi
Elementary Principal

Athletics & Club News


After School Activities

Elementary Clubs/Activities

BAIS’ Teacher Choir will practice Wednesday, Feb. 28th at 7am!
Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 27: 2 March, 2018 – English

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