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From the Secondary Principal’s Desk

During this new year season I am reminded of the special privilege of spending a final semester with our amazing Class of 2019. While the class is comparatively smaller than last year’s graduates, they have a vibrant and healthy class culture and it has been a blessing to watch them mature and grow in stature and faith since 10th grade when I first arrived at BAIS. Our community is proud of them!

This is the season for seniors to begin hearing back from the universities they have applied to for early decision or early action. Although it is early, students have already been accepted to University of Michigan, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Sheffield Hallum, Lancaster University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Cheng Kung University. Please see the lobby TV for updated information as new results come in! Please also be in continued prayer for these students while they celebrate good news and grieve disappointment. Please pray that they can rest assured in God’s perfect plan for them and prayers that we can support and love our student in times of plenty and times of wanting.

This semester is when BAIS begins to deliberately train and mentor our seniors through the RAFTing process. RAFT is a deliberate process leading to healthy transitions from one community or home to another. Many of our students will transition from Indonesia to a completely new culture and we want to prepare them well!

Pray for our school and for our seniors that this process will be effective and healthy for them and that this transition will be a springboard into quick and positive adjustments to all-things-new while they prepare their hearts and minds for leaving BAIS and entering the next beautiful chapter of their lives.

Mr. Thomas, Ms. Ed.

Congratulations to Haram Jeong & Kirstie Ko!

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

Kirstie has been accepted to National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan.

Make sure to congratulate them both when you see them 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 the decisions to be announced.

Help Needed


If you have any extra PE uniforms or old PE uniforms that your child has outgrown, we would love you to consider donating them. Kindergarten and First Grade classrooms are in need of extra clothes to fit the younger students. These are used when in a variety of ways when a student needs an emergency change of clothes. We thank you for your help with this. Please bring any donations to the First Grade classroom.

Ms. Kelsey Kegerreis

Bible Curriculum Survey

Hello Parents,

We are looking for information on the strengths and areas of improvement for our Bible program at BAIS PK-12th grade. Could you please take a few minutes to fill out the attached survey in the language you feel most comfortable with?

You may take the survey one time for all your children together, or you may take it one at a time for each child you have enrolled at BAIS.

We greatly appreciate your feedback! Thank you!

WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do?

Why have we joined an activities conference?

BAIS is very proud and excited about our participation in the Bandung Activities Conference (BAC) that has been founded this year thanks to the efforts of Mr. Powers and Ibu Dias. Member schools include BAIS, Bandung Independent School, CBCS, Stamford, and Trimulia.

BAIS celebrates engaging students in their learning beyond the four walls of the classroom leading to education of the whole child. Membership in this conference will improve our ability to accomplish our mission! This year, the conference activities are basketball, and badminton. Next year, soccer will be added along with hopes to include a music festival, Model United Nations, and other academic competitions.

Drama Practice

Wednesday Jan. 16 in the MPR from 4:15 to 6:15 pm
Scenes 6-9 Blocking
Performers: All Performers
Crew: Kadin and JiHun

University Visit

On Thursday, January 24 during 6th period, (12:21-12:57), a representative from Manchester Metropolitan University will give a presentation in the second floor computer lab (211). Students may bring their lunch and parents are also welcome to join.

Manchester Metropolitan University, founded in 1824, is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 120 countries. The University has industry links with global companies, including Nike, Hilton, DHL and Dentsu Aegis Network, and also provides a selection of scholarships exclusive to international students, up to the value of £5,000.

Library News

Dear BAIS community,

The library is in the process of updating our library materials. During this time we are taking out many books that we no longer need and we will be replacing them with new copies or new titles. In light of the process, we will be putting some of our books in our FREE BOOK Shelf. So, come visit the library and get some free books!

We are also looking for other public or private libraries where we can donate books. Feel free to contact us at johnratukado@baisedu.org or yofianapatty@baisedu.org.

Athletics & Club News – IISSAC Basketball

BAIS basketball game TODAY against CBCS at BAIS.
Boys start at 4; girls follow.
Please come out and support your BAIS Eagles.

Thanks to the visiting BAIS alumni for playing against and speaking to the BAIS basketball team. It was great to see each of you back on campus!

Alumni Game Stats:

BAIS Blue vs. BAIS Gray: 24-21
JooIn Seo (2018 graduate studying at Wheaton College)
12pts; Ben Nix (’18 –Texas A&M) 11pts; Paul 6pts; Clifford 5pts; Ezra and Rio 4pts; Sergio Limandibhratha (’18 –
Cornell) 3pts; Jake 2pts.

JooIn Seo, a 2018 graduate reflected, “It felt different to step on the court to play as an alumni because I did not wear my jersey that I wore for four years. However, I felt the same welcome that I felt when I was playing for BAIS. The Tuesday game brought back memories I had with some of the players currently on the team as well as the coaches. I will miss playing on the BAIS court.”

Dates to keep in mind:

After School Clubs and Activities

Your New Champions!

“Congratulations to four of our BAIS girls, Ha Yeon Jeong, Ludia Jeong, Lydia Kim, and Emily Nielsen who participated in the INSPIRE Association Cup 2018 held over the Winter break (Dec. 17 – 19) in Lembang. Teams from as far as Subang came to compete in the competition. Our team fought really hard to eventually beat the tournament favorite and the host, INSPIRE (former Football Plus) team in a nail-biting game to hoist the Championship Trophy. The final game came down to penalty kicks. The team won the support of all the spectators in the stands as the crowd chanted each players’ name as the team went up to take the penalties; it was as if it was a scene from a movie. Great job Champions!” –Peter Kim
Ludia in the 6th grade said, “We were in the finals of the finals. It was really fun but my sister (HaYeon) got injured when she was running to kick the ball and she hurt her hip muscle. We won with a penalty kick. We all won a medal and a team trophy. We also had three new players from another school. It was fun playing with them because they were very good and the goal keeper was good and trustworthy.”

Season two after school activities and clubs will continue until February 8.
Any parents, teachers, or community members interested in leading an after school activity club for season three (February 18- April 26), please contact Mr. Powers.

Keep your eyes on the BAIS Buzz for updates, changes, and more information!
Click on the BAIS Athletic Department’s Facebook PepSquad page for pictures and announcements about IISSAC and after school clubs/activities.

Week Without Walls!

W.W.W., BAIS’s special week of service and outreach, is coming up in March and we are looking for ideas!

Please let us know if you have any suggestions, particularly if you know of a ministry or charitable organization in the Bandung area which BAIS could help during WWW.

Please send suggestions, contacts, ideas (crazy or otherwise) to Mr. Whitehurst and/or Ms.Ribbens.

Also, please join us in praying for this event!


On behalf of the WWW Committee,
jasonwhitehurst@baisedu.org & clarissaribbens@baisedu.org

Download this issue as PDF: Issue 20: January 11, 2019

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