Dear CCS Parents,
Welcome back to Term 4 at CCS! It has already been a busy and productive week for CCS as a whole. Last week we welcomed two visitors as part of our Council of International Schools (CIS) and WASC Re-Accreditation process. After 4 days at CCS, they shared a range of commendations as well as recommendations for continued growth. I’d like to share a snapshot of only some of the many positives they identified:
Student-centered and highly engaging student learning across all levels
Many and varied opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning in meaningful ways
Commitment to global citizenship
Commitment to safeguarding students and student well-being
The wide range of activities to support holistic learning
A safe and secure environment in which students develop confidence and leadership skills
The campus that promotes Indonesia, supports the school mission and supports student well-being
Processes and programmes to support all students
An open and trusting environment with positive relationships
Perhaps most importantly, they were highly impressed by our students – their confidence, relationships, support for one another, thinking, and personal reflections. Our students are thoughtful, considerate, and passionate young people!
The team also commended CCS on the process we have followed as part of re-accreditation. Their recommendations aligned with our list of areas to improve. This includes reviewing our school mission, communication, primary campus development, continuing to enhance student support and counselling, and ICT. We will be receiving a detailed report from CIS in the coming weeks. We look forward to sharing more and working together to continue improving student learning at CCS.
Secondary School Principal
Acting Head of School
On Wednesday when the Year 5 students arrived at school, they were told to report to the MFH with their bags. Little did they know, they would begin a journey as a displaced immigrant. Throughout the morning, the students ventured from one location to another, being turned away and told to go back where they came from, with no explanation of what was happening. With their bags on their backs, they went from one location to another and experienced many things that immigrants face. They were then told to go to the Primary Staffroom, where Mr. Fuad (language teacher) and Mr. Coppin were waiting for them. Once inside, they were given immigration forms (sponsored, work and tourist visas). Mr. Fuad gave his presentation in French and the students were asked to fill in forms that were in French, in order to immigrate to the country. After a visit to the “Immigrasi Interview” room, Ms. Monica explained the different types of visas and with the help of Mr. Coppin, interviewed the students one-by-one. Overall it was a very emotionally charged experience that helped the students gain a deeper understanding of the challenges, risks, and opportunities that many immigrants experience while migrating.
In March, our team of exceptional students attended the Yale Model United Nations – Taiwan conference for a weekend of debate, diplomacy and working towards consensus. MUN is an opportunity for our students to improve on all of their SWLEs. They engage in academic excellence as they research global issues and a particular country’s stance on the issues prior to attending the conference. They are socially responsible as they determine solutions for massive world problems, and they communicate effectively with students from different schools during unmoderated caucuses, debates, and more. Of course, they become lifelong learners both during committee time and while navigating a new place and situation. We are so proud of all the work they do!
Shaun Legg in Year 11 received his High Achievement Award from Cambridge at an awards ceremony in Jakarta. This was in recognition of Shaun achieving the highest grade in the country in the Mathematics IGCSE exam last November. – Ms. Jill Robinson
Last Saturday, April 6, CCS students: Eivissa (2T), Allegra (3T), Seven (4W), Oliver (4V), Hudson (6R), Charli (8MM), Sage (8MM), Laura (11KD) and Maya (12HB) attended the AIS Sprint Series Swimming event at AIS (please let me know if you also went and I have missed you off the list, we can give you a mention next week).
Year 4W and 4V are working intensively creating their own game using Kodu Game Lab app since the last term in Computer Science. They have done such an incredible work; programming detailed world and character of their game. Even though sometimes it could be quite frustrating to debug and decompose ‘the bugs’ in their algorithm, Year 4 students always show huge enthusiasm in accomplishing their project.
In the Computer Science class this week, Year 3A and 3T are challenged to programme a Bee-Bot in a treasure map. This activity involves critical thinking to code a specific algorithm; as well as decomposing and debugging some errors that occur during the process. The students show huge interest and enthusiasm in performing their best and cooperating well with their team.
My name is Noah Lorenz and want to do my part in the climate change protest. Instead of protesting I would like to teach you why this protest is happening, who started it and how you can help.
The first thing you should know is why climate change is happening. Climate change is pretty much our world heating up. It is caused by the burning of fossil fuels. When the fossil fuels are burned it releases a gas called Co’2. Co’2 is stopping the heat in the atmosphere, therefore, causing climate change.
- No School – Holiday for Election
- No School – Good Friday
- Book Week
- CCS Cross Country
- Year 13 Leavers Assembly – Amphitheatre 1.05pm
- The Last Day of School for Year 13 students
- IGCSE Exams Begin
- Kingdom Education Foundation (University Prep Summer Programmes
- BSSA Swim Carnivals
- Sydney, Year 5C
- Julia, Year 1S
- Finley, EY
- Jack, EY
- Patrick, Year 9DH
- Charles, Year 4V
- Charli, Year 8MM
- Ellie, Year 8WJ
- Ion, Year 4V
- Chrysa, EY
- Jaden, Year 6D
- Oscar, Year 3A
- First Steps; Katinka & Seojoon
- Year 2T – Heidi
- Year 2T – Patti
- Year 8WJ – Anouchka
- Year 1I – Rocco
- Year 2W – Seoyoung