Dear Parents and Carers,
It has been another busy week at AIS. Last Saturday, I had the privilege of watching our Primary Choir participate in their first Choral competition held by DIKNAS denpasar. Thirteen primary school students participated in the event ranging in age from six to eleven years of age. They were an excellent choir to watch and should be very proud of their performances. A big thank you to Ms Lenny and Ms Rya for coordinating the choir and last Saturday's event.
This week sees the end of the Bali Schools Sports Association Basketball tournament. Congratulations to all our students and their teams for participating in the tournament. Next week is the finals for all age groups, and our Boys 13/15 Team 1 made it to the finals and will be heading to Bali Island School next Wednesday.
Our Year 11&12 Indonesian B students set up a cake stall this week showcasing the delicious cakes that Indonesia has to offer. We were treated to a number of Balinese, Javanese and Sumatran cakes; it was a great stall to attend and listen to the students describe each cake through the fantastic and sensational journey for all the senses. Congratulations on your efforts Year 11&12.
Next week our students in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 are completing their NAPLAN trials in preparation for the actual assessment later in March. We wish all our students all the best for these assessments. We must also remember that NAPLAN gives us a snapshot of a child's ability on a particular day. Other informal and formal assessments throughout the year should also be considered when judging a child’s ability.
Both myself and the Principal of our Jakarta Campus, Mr Craig Eldred, have been featured in the next Bali Expat paper. If you are interested in reading the article, you can access it by clicking here.
The week we acknowledged International Women’s Day at AIS Bali and celebrated all the women within our school community.
I hope you enjoy reading this week's Bali Bytes.
Mr John Milliss
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