I am pleased to announce that the board has decided that current tuition levels will remain unchanged for K-12 for the 2019-2020 school year. We will be sending home a returning student survey within the next week. It will be due by March 1 with a 10.000.000 IDR non-refundable deposit to hold your seat for next year. This money will be deducted from your 2019-2020 tuition invoice. We have been able to avoid tuition increases by growing our student numbers. We are reaching full capacity in many grades with waiting lists in others. In order to ensure that we fill our seats, we have implemented this new deposit policy. SIS will call you before giving your child’s place to a new person.
There has been a change in our calendar in April. Due to the April 17th national election, SIS will have full teaching days on April 15 and April 16. Student Led Conferences will be after school into the evening on these days. SIS will then be closed from April 17-April 21. We will reopen on April 22. Student Led Conferences are an important event each year and we hope all parents and students will attend. This change preserves our number of teaching days and hours and also gives a nice long weekend for our community to enjoy.
The PTA has scheduled a Lion Dance on Friday, 8 February at 1:00 PM in the gym. Everyone is welcome to join. We have hong bao envelopes for our students to show their appreciation to the performers. Our Basketball PASS tournament will be happening this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Come cheer on our Cobra Boys and Girls teams. Our Sea Cobras will be heading to Malang this Friday, 8 February in the afternoon for a friendly meet in Malang at Wesley School.
February 14-16 will be our Festival of Nations celebration. This year our theme is “Around the World in 28 Days”. It will be a great time when we celebrate the different nationalities that make up our community. On February 14 there will be an Elementary Expo beginning at 8:30 AM. This will be a great way to experience what your child has been learning this semester. It is also open to family and friends who are interested in SIS for their children. On February 15 there will be a Secondary Expo beginning at 1:15 PM. Our Secondary classes will be showing how they applied the theme to their learning. It is open for all to see. Please invite friends and family. For people interested in SIS for their child’s education will we have presentations in the library on the 14th at 8:05 AM (Elementary) and on the 15th at 12:30 PM(Secondary). Our Gala Event will be on Saturday, February 16th at 3:00 PM in the gym. Students should arrive by 2:00 PM to get ready for the flag ceremony. Line up will begin at 2:30 PM in order for us to start by 3:00 PM. There will be a flag ceremony, followed by musical performances and dances from different countries. After the show we invite everyone to stay and enjoy some delicious food. Our staff, students and PTA have being working extremely hard to prepare for this event.