From the Secondary Principal’s Desk
Dear BAIS Community,
Sometimes community members ask me questions about NICS. Usually the conversation begins with, “What is NICS?” It stands for Network of International Christian Schools and has a system of 18 international school that use English as the language of instruction. In total there are over 4,700 students being served at NICS schools and the organization’s purpose is, “Reaching the world for Christ through international Christian education.” Some people ask me, “Why is BAIS part of NICS?” There are many reasons. Some of those reasons can be explained by examining my trip to the Administration and Leadership Conference at the NICS home office next week in Southaven, Mississippi.
The sessions with other principals who are doing great work in schools all over the world will provide me with great learning opportunities. We will be able to examine case studies, share experiences, and justify decisions made to improve student learning. There will be plenty of debating and discussion centered around research-based strategies that help students excel. Strategic and long term planning is vital to a school’s successful accomplishment of its mission. One of the sessions will be led by Mickey Bowden, the founder of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education. This will be especially applicable as BAIS considers how best to move forward in school improvement, both in the academic arena and facilities.
On Saturday, February 18, Mr. Nielsen and I will spend time at the NICS job fair finding the perfect teachers to fill positions for the 17-18 school year. We will present to fair participants, share a short video that reflects the unique and special nature of BAIS, and spend hours interviewing teachers face-to-face and virtually.
Because BAIS uses MAP to measure student growth from fall to spring, I will attend a session that with further equip me with the skills and strategies to better use MAP data. With comprehensive data in a well-organized and user friendly interface, the school will be able to implement strategies and develop individualized professional development based on reliable data.
While away, I will surely miss BAIS. However, I know this conference and time away will benefit me professionally and the school. My departing flight will take me from Mississippi to Malang where I will join the Boys Basketball team at the IISSAC tournament. I am hopeful that the four explanations above answers, in part, the question, “Why is BAIS part of NICS?” Clearly, the partnership is mutually beneficial!
Mr. Jeremy Thomas
IISSAC Basketball 2017
Location: Wesley in Malang | Date: February 24 – 26, 2017
Basketball Games Schedule
Girls – No games next week; conditioning
Boys – Pending Confirmation
Senior Basketball Game
Friday, February 17 — tentatively
*If no teams are available to play on this date, we will have the Senior Game on February 21st.
IISSAC BADMINTON & CROSS COUNTRY
Location: Mountainview in Salatiga | Date: April 7-9, 2017
Due next week:
- medical physical form
- signed parental authorization letter
- down payment (refer to letter from AD)
IISSAC SWIM 2017
Location: BALI | Date: April 28-30, 2017
Elementary tryouts (*change)
*Tuesday, February 28th @ 3:45 PM
Before the Christmas holiday, we have sent the 2017-2018 Reenrollment Form. Please complete the Reenrollment form and return it with the appropriate fees to the BAIS office on or before Friday, March 3, 2017. The Reenrollment form can be collected in the school office, on the school website, and is also attached in the email you received for this edition of the BAIS BUZZ. Your child’s reenrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is secure when this form and the accompanying payment have been received. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cash to the finance office.
The bank account information is the following:
Bank Name: PT Bank Permata
Bank Address: Jalan Merdeka No. 66, Bandung
Account Name: Yayasan Bandung Alliance Intercultural S
Account #: 809-01-8415
Swift Code: BBBAIDJA
Please note after March 3, 2017 your child’s seat in class is no longer secure. Some classes are close to their student limit, so please reenroll promptly to ensure your student’s seat. The IDR 7,000,000 non-refundable reenrollment deposit will be applied towards the student’s Fall 2017 tuition. After March 3, 2017, only IDR 5,500,000 of the IDR 7,000,000 deposit will be applied towards the student’s fall 2017 tuition.
We appreciate your support! If you have any questions, please stop by the office at any time.
Sound of Music Practice Schedule
February 15, 2017 from 4:00pm to 6:00 pm: Scene 11-12
Max, Captain, Maria, Von Trapp Children, Saengerbund Trio, Fraulein Schweiger, German Officers , Herr Zeller, Schreiber, Rolf, Franz, The Nuns, and Nun Ensemble
“Super”-Mini Golf is on Tour!
It was a lot of work and a lot of math but it’s all done now! 6th 7th and 9th grade students have been collaborating for the last two weeks to calculate, summarize, and construct a playable 16-hole “super” mini-golf course. After all that effort, it would be a shame not to take it on tour. Come and check out the work!
Monday, February 13, 2017: Secondary lunch tournament in RM 203 – Bring your skills and your lucky marble. This will be a timed event. Sign up on arrival. Starts promptly at 12:30pm. Prizes for winning scores!!!
Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Elementary lunch team play at 11:35am outside the music room – Bring your friends and a sponsor. The class with the most “holes in one” wins! (Did someone say CANDY?) An adult must accompany each class group please.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017: After school Student/Parent showcase 2:45pm in the front lobby. Students, show off your creativity. Parents, show your kids you can still beat them…at something !
BAIS will host the Spelling Bee next Tuesday, February 14, 2017 starting at 8:00am. You can come watch the Spelling Bee here at our campus at the MPR or you can watch it online:
Download this issue as PDF: Issue 21 – February 10, 2017- English
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