Dear CCS Parents and Community,
This week in the Newsletter we would like to highlight the CCS Value of Respect:
Respect: kind and open-minded people who respect themselves, others and the environment.
Our goal is that CCS students and community members model respect in all areas. This includes developing a deep appreciation and respect for Indonesia as our host country (or home country for many!), as well as our natural environment overall. This occurs through our Gotong Royong programme across the whole school, CAS (Creativity-Activity-Service) in IB, Indonesian Studies, and a range of other programmes and learning activities.
Today’s newsletter highlights a few recent activities and some upcoming opportunities that link to our value of Respect. Year 4 students last week hosted children from SOLEMEN, organizing a range of fun activities and building respectful relationships. Also, this coming weekend on Saturday, Feb 15 is an opportunity to engage in local issues and show respect for our environment through the annual “Bali’s Biggest Beach Cleanup.” We hope to see many of you there!
This week is also a wonderful opportunity to show respect through our Swim Carnivals, running Wednesday through Friday. Our teachers and coaches focus on helping students develop good sportsmanship: doing their best, cheering for one another, and both winning and losing with respect. We look forward to seeing parents at the Swim Carnivals, and thank you for helping us role model respect and sportsmanship to our students!
Head of School
Secondary School Principal
Team CCS is Participating in Bali’s Biggest Clean Up THIS Saturday! By Emma Urban and Beth Ibrahim
Bali’s Biggest Clean Up, hosted by One Island, One Voice, is coming up this Saturday, February 15 – and CCS is getting involved!
If you’d like to join us, please register yourself and any other participants using the Google form that was sent out via email last week, as we need to inform One Island, One Voice of our volunteer numbers for their survey results. Students, teachers, parents, friends, and family – all are welcome.
If you have any rice bags that you would like to donate to the clean-up, there is a collection box in front of the library. PLEASE bring your own rice bags to this clean-up if you are participating.
We’ll be meeting at 8 am in front of Finns Beach Club on the Saturday – we hope to see you there!
FUN DAY with Year 4 and Children from SOLEMEN
Ms Rola Ghadban
What started as an idea to connect to our unit on child rights, evolved into an opportunity for students to make a meaningful impact in the community, by inviting Solemen to come spend time with us for a “Fun Day.” We invited 10 children of various ages and disabilities to come to CCS for the day, where we planned an afternoon of activities, including music, art, kerupuk challenge and indoor games. Additionally, the students decided, as part of their action, that they would also try to raise money to help in whatever capacity they could to donate to those in need. The students quickly took ownership of the project by making bags out of old shirts, creating beautiful jewellery, giving kindness messages and even designing stress balls. Some insisted on spending all their breaks working on their creations in preparation for the sale on Thursday.
Year 9 Indonesian studies is learning about celebration. They have looked at Chinese New Year and Galungan. They worked in groups to make a simple offering, called Canang Sari. Through this activity, they developed cultural awareness, understanding and respect of the local cultures. – Ms Rusmala.
Year 7 Drama class is presenting a tableaux series for their first summative assessment. This unit aims at improving the students’ focus on stage, as well as the use of committed facial expressions and physical movement in order to build a believable character. The group has come up with a great performance. Well done! – Mr Ngurah.
11 Feb – Pauline, Year 12HB.
12 Feb – Paris, Year 4W.
13 Feb – Asia, Year 7SG.
Skyler, Year 9SI.
14 Feb – Saul, Year 7CC.
Raphael, Year 7CC.
Tristan, Year 7SG.
Georgina, Year 10DH.
15 Feb – Maya, Year 11AM.
16 Feb – Lusha, Year 8JG.
Vlada, Year 2W.
18 Feb – Lucia, Year 10DH.
Leonhard, Year 1S.
14 Feb – FoCCS Bake Sale, Year 5.
Primary Assembly, Year 1, MFH, 1:30 pm.
12-14 Feb – CCS Swimming Carnivals
15-16 Feb – DoE Bronze practice trip (weekend)
19 Feb – Galungan (no school)
21 Feb – Diversity Day
22 Feb-IB Art Show at the W Hotel
26 Feb at 12.30 – a visit from HAN University of Applied Sciences visits CCS, 12:30 pm, Their booth will be opened next to The Cantina
We extend a warm welcome to our new students, Term 3, 2019/20.
Renn, Year 1S.
Reid, Year 3P.
Last week, Steven Dossou did a special presentation just for parents, recapping on his remarkable journey of walking by foot from Togo to South Africa, with his main currency of hope. His message was a resounding “It’s Possible” and we are so grateful he has come to share with us here at CCS. – Ms Rola Ghadban.