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We really enjoyed listening to Grade 1 and Grade 2 singing during our most recent assembly, including songs that reminded us about the importance of ‘Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’.   We also had the chance to say ‘well done’ and thank you to our IISSAC Swim Team who were runners up at the tournament in Bali.  Congratulations to our Early Childhood and Elementary swimmers!

Ms. Mary

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The high level of commitment of our swimmers; the teamwork of the parents; and the support of various professional swim coaches all contributed to an excellent preparation of this year’s IISSAC swim team.

 

A group of more than 30 students left for Bali to compete against 5 other small international schools. The swimmers had fantastic results and collected many precious points for the team. 

 

Many individual and various IISSAC records were broken by our BIS swimmers. Of the 19 new IISSAC records, 10 were BIS records, namely 5 in Ciara Healy’s name, 4 in Carlston Sung’s name and 1 new record was achieved by the 14 and over boys 200 m medley relay team. 

 

Of all 70 events (recorded since 2010), BIS currently holds 30 records, which includes 6 old records in Ciara’s name (2010-16), 5 in Carlston’s name (2012-16); 2 by Gilbert Sung (2012-14); 2 by Alexandra Dunbar (2010-11); 1 by Russell Tjakralaksana (2016) and 4 medley and freestyle relay records by the 10-13 and 14 and over girls squads (2014-15). This means that of all current 70 IISSAC records, Bandung Independent School holds nearly 50%!

 

Some of our swimmers joined for the first time, for example our three EC3 swimmers, and the competition was tough, but we managed to finish second with our boys and girls team, right after our host Bali Island School and ahead of Bandung Alliance Intercultural School. A well-deserved second place! Go Dragons!

 

A big thanks goes to all the swimmers, the coaches, FoBIS, the parents and Pak Deni for their fantastic effort and support.

 

Mrs Moya Healy and Mrs Nicolette Brata-Coolen – IISSAC Swim Team Managers

 

 

 

PYP Dunia is the network of PYP schools in Indonesia and as such provides many opportunities for collaboration and sharing between member schools. Twice a year the network holds their PYP Coordinator meeting. Thank you very much to Ms. Drezgic who organised for the first day of their most recent meeting to take place at BIS and who led some very valuable professional dialogue about aspects of the PYP such as collaboration and the Exhibition.  We welcomed more than 20 educators from PYP schools across Indonesia and EC2-3, Grade 2 and Grade 5 students also shared their learning with the visitors, who left very impressed by what is happening in our PYP programme. The focus on the second day was on Special Educational Needs so Mrs. Brata as well as Ms. Drezgic joined the Friday sessions at Penabur School.

Ms. Mary

 

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Huge congratulations to our IISSAC Swim Team – both teams, Boys and Girls, were runners up at the tournament in Bali! The competition was very tough but this didn’t stop our team, and all swimmers had excellent results. Thank you to Pak Deni, Mrs Brata, and Mrs. Moya Healy along with Coach Chairul and Coach Kudus, who worked together with Coach Lingling and accompanied the BIS swim team to Bali, as well as everyone else involved in the success of the BIS team!  Special thanks also go to the parents whose support was amazing, both before and during the tournament.

Well done, BIS Dragons, we are very proud of you!

Ms. Mary

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