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BAIS Buzz, February 10, 2023

Accreditation Update from the Director

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

  • Standard 1 – Mission, Beliefs, And Foundations
  • Standard 2 – Spiritual Formation And Biblical Worldview Development
  • Standard 3 – Governance And School Leadership
  • Standard 14 – Financial Oversight
  • Standard 15 – Resource Planning
  • Standard 16 – Facilities And Transportation
  • Standard 17 – Instructional Resources
  • Standard 18 – Health And Safety
  • Standard 19 – Staff Wellness
  • Standard 20 – Student Wellness

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.

In this Issue

Important Dates


Grades Update on PS




Elementary Storybook Day


Pep Rally


IISSAC Basketball 

IISSAC Basketball

From the Guidance Counselor

STEM Dept. Update

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.

BAIS Open House

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!

GEMA International Student Speaker Competition

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:

  • Nursery/Preparatory/Kindergarten, All below Grade 1: Any Nursery Rhyme
  • Grade 1-3: If I had a Superpower
  • Grade 4-6: Pros and Cons of Online Learning
  • Grade 7-9: Social Media: Boon or Bane
  • Grade 10-12: Social Impact of Covid-19

Prizes & Certificates:

  • One winner in each category will receive a trophy, an amazing gift hamper, and a certificate. 
  • Five additional outstanding videos in each category will be awarded medals and certificates. 
  • Every participant will receive a certificate.


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.

Communication Platform Update

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 office@baisedu.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: 

  • WhatsApp Message Only Number: +62 812 8888 2247
  • Voice Call only: +62 22 2101 2247

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. 

Technology Department


Week Without Walls

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:

  1. Prayer in Action
  2. Play Learn and Grow Together
  3. Rumah Ruth
  4. Free and Safe
  5. And many more…

Stay tuned! You will find out more about all the projects in Chapel! 

WWW Committee