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From the Director’s Desk

BAIS has made some changes over the past few years with regard to tuition and the financial calendar. I just want to express my thanks to all of you for your patience and understanding as we have made these transitions. I also have been extremely encouraged by our community response to our recent marketing efforts and for your participation in them. We truly have a great community and I count it a privilege to be a part of it! Below are some data and reminders about these recent changes

REENROLLMENT – 94% of our families (those who know they will be in the Bandung area next year) have already paid the re enrolment deposit for 2019-2020, and many of the other 6% have indicated they intend to do so. Thank you for continuing to trust us to partner with you! Additionally, we have 22 enrolled and/or in process new students for next year. Please pray for continued inquiries about our program and new students for next year.

DISCOUNTS – BAIS has given 70 juta in discounts just through our referral plan. THANK YOU to all who have been promoting BAIS to your friends and families.

UPCOMING EVENT – As a part of our continued effort to make our name more widely known in Bandung, BAIS will be participating in another Educational Fair at PVJ. We will host a booth and have several of our students perform. Parents were our best representatives last time, and we will need you again! Please keep an eye out for sign-up opportunities.

EARLY BIRD – Please remember the early bird discount dates have been moved. You will receive a 5% discount if you pay in full by March 1st, 2019, and 3% discount if you pay in full by May 3rd, 2019.

Thank you again for allowing us to partner with you in the education of your children as we strive to continue to provide a world class, internationally recognized Christian education. It is a joy and a blessing for our staff to be a part of this community.

Mr. Karl Nielsen
BAIS Director

Used Language Arts Books

We have a lot of used Language Art books (novels, textbooks, and teacher editions) that we would like to sell (elementary and secondary level). The price will varies from Rp.5.000 – Rp.50.000. If you are interested, please see Ibu Srie in the office.
Thank you!

WWDWWD – Why We Do What We Do?

BAIS Kota Baru Interschool Spelling Bee Competition

Every year our school hosts a Kota Baru regional Spelling BEE for 1st through 5th graders. The purpose of this Spelling Bee is two-fold. First, it gives us an opportunity to get to know the teachers and students from other schools in our area. Second, it gives our students the opportunity to publically compete and be recognized for the skill of accurate spelling. Wednesday, January 23rd is the deadline for the classes to choose the two BAIS Spelling Bee representatives for this year’s competition. The actually Spelling Bee will be held during 1st and 2nd period on February 14th in the MPR. Guests are welcome to attend the competition or they can follow along on our BAIS YouTube channel live stream. Stay tuned for the BAIS Buzz next week when we announce the names of this year’s BAIS Spelling Bee representatives. 

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S

BAIS Elementary Shadowing

Dear Parents,

The BAIS elementary would like to extend the invitation to parents to come and shadow their students for a period on January 31st. The Parent Shadow Day will be 1st and 2nd period. We have 4 openings available per period per class. A sign-up sheet will be emailed separately for any parents who want to participate in this shadowing program. This is a great opportunity for parents to get to know a little better what goes on inside the elementary school. It is also a great time to see our wonderful teachers in action. Mark your calendars. We look forward to seeing you on that day.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S

Drama Practice

Wednesday Jan, 23 in the MPR from 4:15 to 6:15 pm Scenes 7-9
Songs – “Prince Ali,” “Whole New World,” & “Prince Ali Reprise”
Performers: All Performers
Crew: Josiah and Angel

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. 

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!

Athletics & Club News

IISSAC Basketball

Mark Your Calendars!
BAIS will host a basketball game against Stamford on Monday, Jan. 21. Girls start at 4pm, boys follow.
On Saturday, Jan. 26 BAIS will also host the Bandung Activities Conference (BAC) Basketball All-Star game. The girl’s all-star games start at 9am, followed by a coaches vs. students game, three-point competitions, dunk contests, and the boy’s all-star game.

Friday, Jan. 11 Game Stats

BAIS Boys vs. CBCS: 35-25
Paul 15pts, 13 rebounds, 3 steals; Ezra 9pts, 7 rebounds, 1 steal; Kai 6pts, 1 rebound; Jake 3pts, 1 steal; Daniel 2pts, 2 rebounds; Sandor 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Rio 1 rebound, 2 steals; GyeongMin 1 rebound.
Sophomores Andrew and Clifford observed, “We could have done better if we had had Ollie because last time he made a lot of shots. We played really well. We’ve also been practicing hard and as a result we played better than the first time against CBCS.”
Mr. Thomas: “Compared with the boys’ first game against CBCS, this game was completely different. In our first game we were down 15-3 at the end of the first quarter and came back to win. This game we were up 8-2 at the start and we were able to preserve that lead throughout. The boys did not have a great game in terms of their shooting percentage, but defense was very strong and it was very rare that CBCS earned offensive rebounds for second-chance points. Paul Walker was strong on the boards and there was a united, strong effort to efficiently break their press defense.”

BAIS Girls vs. CBCS: 12-26
HaYeon and Rachel both scored 4pts; Kyla and Emily each scored 2pts!
Emily said, “We did better than before and we still have room to improve. They were missing #7 and that made a big difference because she made a lot of their layups. But we were missing Beltra last time. Having her this game made a big difference. Beltra did really good and she made a lot of good passes.”
Miss Christensen: “The girls worked hard against a strong CBCS team. Due to an injury to our regular point guard, our back-up point guards had to step up and lead the team. They both demonstrated poise under pressure. We saw a lot of good things from the girls, and we are excited to see even more improvement as the season progress.”

Monday, Jan. 14 Game Stats

BAIS Boys vs. Trimulia: 43-45
Paul 15pts; Sandor 11pts; Jake 9pts, Ezra 6pts; GyeongMin 2pts.
Freshman Jake said, “I think the difference between our first and second game against Trimulia is we had a lot of changes. Every single point and rebound mattered because it affected the outcome of the game. The game on Monday was really hyped because it was close and we played really well and improved a lot. If we played them again, we would win.”

BAIS Girls vs. Trimulia: 13-37
Rachel scored 6pts; Emily 4pts; HaYeon 2pts; Karen won 1 free throw.
Freshman Rachel observes, “We’ve improved a lot since the last Trimulia game because we’ve put in a lot of hard work since the beginning of the season. We’ll keep improving until next year.”

Dates to keep in mind:

 After School Clubs and Activities

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.

International Thespian Society Troupe Member List

Director: Elizabeth LaMertha

Thespian RankAcademic Distinction
Oliver GunthorpeThespian2021Thespian (2 Star)President’s List Scholar
Heemin JungThespian2018Vice President’s List
Simone LiebichThespian2020
Treverrio (Rio) PrimandaruThespian 2020Thespian (2 Stasr)President’s List Scholar
Bethany ChunThespian 2018Vice President’s List
Josiah KimThespian 2019Thespain (3 Star)President’s List Scholar
SungHa LeeThespian2020Thespian (2 Star)Vice President’s List
Emily NielsenThespian2020Thespian (4 Star)President’s List Scholar
Daniel NixThespian2019Thespian (5 Star)President’s List Scholar
Tivara TanudjajaThespian2018President’s List Scholar

Thespian – 100+ hours of quality work in theatre arts and related disciplines

Stars – 100 hours

Scholar – 3.0 GPA or above

Vice President’s List Scholar – 3.5 GPA or above

President’s List Scholar – 4.0 GPA or above

Music Department

February 15, 2019 – Valentine Jazz Concert
4:00PM to 5:00PM – Music Room

March 26, 2019 – Piano Concert
4:00PM to 5:00PM – Music Room

May 3, 2019 – Grade 8 Concert
4:00PM to 5:00PM Music Room

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