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From the School Chaplain’s Desk


Next week BAIS students will disperse all over Bandung to serve our community. They will be serving in places like schools, hospitals, kampung, prisons, unwed mothers home, and serving in ways that model the spirit of Christ.

Though the BAIS students and staff will be the ones in the community doing the acts of service it is the entire BAIS community that partner together to make Week Without Walls a success. There are three ways that I want to ask for your partnership as we prepare for this amazing week.


When we work, we work, but when we pray God works. Our students will no doubt work hard as they serve our community next week but these efforts will not achieve their full potential if they are not covered in prayer.


We will serve in 12 different projects during Week Without Walls all over the city of Bandung. Transporting students to and from these projects is no easy task and it takes a lot of planning and organization. Ms. Harsono has done an amazing job at organizing the transportation and so many of you have generously partnered with us to provide vehicles and drivers to
make WWW a success. If you have not committed to providing a vehicle and driver, would you please consider doing so and if you have thank you for your partnership. Ms. Harsono will be sending a reminder to you along with the details you and your driver will need.


Every student at BAIS will not only be serving during Week Without Walls but they will be serving on a team. In order for every team to be successful, every member of the team is to be depended on. Will you partner with us to make sure that your children are not only in attendance every day of WWW but that they are on time? This will help us to make sure that every team can leave BAIS on time every day and that they will be able to keep their schedule of service.

Thank you for helping to make this year’s Week Without Walls a success. When we all partner together with God and each other we can achieve more than is possible with individual effort alone.

Jason Whitehurst
BAIS Chaplain


We encourage students & staff to wear their red FLLYDVTD shirts on Wednesday of WWW!

If people don’t have a red shirt, please wear your grey PE shirt or a blue BAIS shirt.

If possible, please wear them on Friday as well for our closing time!

WWW Needs

Next week there will be a high school girls group going to Rumah Ruth. Rumah Ruth is a center established to give support to pregnant mothers and their babies. The center is in need of some items and we invite you to help us bless the ladies and their babies with these items. Please kindly send new or lightly used items that are still in excellent condition to Miss Kegerreis’s room by Tuesday, March 12.
Miss Kegerreis

  1. Adhesive baby diaper size NB, S, M, L
  2. Milk SGM for 6-12 yo, kids milk for 5+ yo, baby food (brown rice, green beans, banana flavor)
  3. Telon oil, eucalyptus oil, oilum soap (for sensitive baby)
  4. Milk bottle (small/large), bottle brush and bottle washing soap
  5. House dress for pregnant moms
  6. Bed linen double and single
  7. Teflon small, medium, large
  8. New born trousers size S
  9. Socks for baby, for kindergarten kids, and for elementary kids

Thank you to all of the families that made donations towards the Rumah Cinta and YKAKI homes.
Your generosity is amazing and the children will be so excited to get their special packages!

Summer Programs

When talking with BAIS graduate, Tivara Tanudjaja after her first semester of university, one thing she said that was really helpful in deciding where to apply for school was the summer programs she did before her senior year. It helped her know which schools she wanted to apply to and even helped her eliminate schools from her list.

Throughout the school year, we receive information about summer programs at universities around the world. We have combined it into one document for quick access and would like to pass that information along for you and your student to review. Please be aware that some due dates are coming up quickly and more information is being added to the list.

Check out this link for a list of summer programs.

School Counselor News

Congratulations to Lukas Sutandi!
Lukas has been accepted to his first choice school – Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Make sure to congratulate him when you see him 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.

Ujian Nasional – National Exams for Indonesian Students

12National ExamApril 1, 2, 4 & 8Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, IPA/IPS Option Subject7:30AM – 9:30AMBAIS Computer Lab
Make UpApril 15 – 16
9National ExamApril 22 – 25Math, Bahasa Indonesia, English, Science7:30AM – 9:30AMBAIS Computer Lab
Make UpApril 29-30
6Final ExamsApril 22-24Bahasa Indonesia, Math, Science8.00AM – 10.00AMCBCS
Make UpApril 26, 29, 30

Please contact Ibu Gledya at gledyamelisa@baisedu.org for more detailed information.

Athletics & Club News


IISSAC Badminton, Cross Country, and Swim are underway!
Thanks to all our coaches for taking the time and energy to invest in our students and the athletic program!

After School Clubs and Activities

BAIS hosted a swim invitational last Saturday.
Thanks to Pak Henry for organizing the event and all the staff who volunteered their time at the meet.

BAIS Swimmers that competed were: Kezia Candra, Michael Hartono, Raphael Kurnawan, Gwen Lie, Erica Oh, Moreno Purnomo, Glen Saputra, Joy Saputra, JiHun Shin, JiSeong Shin, Jace Squiers, and Mia Whitehurst.
Michael earned two silver medals in the Boys 12-13 100 Breast Finals and 50 Fly Finals.
Raphael Kurniawan earned three gold medals in the Boys 12-13 50 Free Finals, 100 Back Finals, and Breast Finals.
Kezia, Gwen, Joy, Mia earned a silver in the Girls 10-13 200 4x50m Medley Relay and a bronze in the Girls 10-13 200 4x50m Freestyle Relay.
Michael, Raphael, JiSeong, Moreno earned a gold in both the Boys 10-13 200 4x50m Medley and Freestyle Relays.

Below is the activities schedule for next week during WWW.

Sport/ClubMeetingNot Meeting
IISSAC BadmintonYesFriday
Elementary HomeworkNo
Off Season SoccerUndecided
Rumah Tanah LiatYes
Indonesian LanguageYes
Elementary BasketballYes
MS ScienceYes, TuesdayFriday
Karjono SwimYes
Intermediate BadmintonWedesday
Young TigersYes
Korean LanguageYes
Secondary BasketballYes
Beginner BadmintonNoFriday

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.

Why we do what we do?
Preschool Group Evaluations

This year BAIS will host 2 sets of group evaluations for any new preschoolers joining the school next year. The new families have a choice to come Friday, March 29th or Friday, April 12th in the afternoon. These new students will join our students in afternoon enrichment. During that time, teachers will see how well they interact with others, see how much beginning skills they have with things like numbers, letters, and colors, and then will see how comfortable the incoming students are in an English environment. The preschool evaluation time is not a test but rather a chance for the teachers to get to know their new students and better prepare for the up-coming school year.

Charity (LaMertha) Sianturi, Ed.S

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