Dear CCS Families,
New Primary Campus update – from the Yayasan.
Library Update – Online Resources and Virtual Book Week
By Emma Urban
Throughout the school year, the CCS Library offers an escape for members of the school community – whether that be a more metaphorical getaway through the stories of the books we check out to our patrons; or a literal one, as students, parents, and teachers walk through our doors to avoid the heat outside. And honestly, during these weird and unprecedented times, it really sucks to not be able to welcome the members of the community day to day.
While we are not checking out books for personal use at the moment due to the potential risks involved, we are constantly looking for online reading resources, from ebooks, audiobooks, nonfiction articles, and beyond – to help provide that much needed “escape” from our current cumbersome reality. Please head to the Reading page on the CCS Library website to check out these resources from the safety and comfort of your homes. My personal favourite website right now – Harry Potter at Home!
We are also very excited to announce that we are planning a Virtual Book Week! Book Week 2020 was originally scheduled to take place in Week 3 of this term, but we had to go back to the drawing board thanks to our current global situation. We will now celebrate all things book-related in Week 9, June 2-5. Some activities we are excited to host:
Extreme Readers Photo Contest: this is an annual favourite, and no pandemic is going to keep it from happening. If you were able to grab your extreme reading photographs prior to the current isolation period – fantastic! If not, you can still catch an incredible photo at home or at a safe social distance in the great Bali outdoors (or wherever you may be located right now!). The photos included in this article are all past winners and all photos were taken at home! Contest rules and regulations will be sent out early next week.
Message from the School Counsellor, Ms. Bella – “We understand that many parents and students are going through a very difficult time right now. Managing home learning on top of very real worries, while being isolated is challenging. One thing that we have in common across the whole community, is that we’re missing things. Missing family members, walks on the beach, school, teachers, smiles, hugs – the simple things we took for granted before. But what we still have is our ability to look after our foundation, our wellbeing, our right to care for ourselves. This may be through mindfulness activities, exercise, nutritious food, plenty of sleep, connecting with friends and family online. This freedom has not been taken away from us. Some of us are embracing this ‘new normal’.
Saying this. It’s OK to not be OK right now. It can seem like some may be thriving on social media, but we can recognize that many are struggling. I want to let you know that if you need some support, advice or recommendations on who you (or your child) could speak to, please do not hesitate to get in touch.”
How are you feeling right now in this moment?
Year 9 LOTE French
“So in French distance learning I gave the opportunity to students to introduce others to another language and Asia D’Avanzo decided to present an introductory course in Italian. I helped her prepare and she did an awesome job as a teacher! Students were all engaged and amused! Bravissimo Asia! Y9 French” – Ms Nathalie.
Year 4 Home Learning Challenges
“In Year 4, we have been doing many exciting challenges in home learning. For our wellbeing challenge, students have been leading virtual mindfulness sessions on google meets, dressing up as favourite book characters, reading in innovative spaces, participating in technology-free day, singing, dancing, and even dressing like twins. We have been celebrating our many accomplishments weekly with our Year 4 virtual assembly”. – Ms Rola Ghadban.
Year 6 Art Classes
“During home learning, Year 6 Art Classes are assigned to learn Collage Art. The theme for this assignment is “My World”. The students were very enjoying the learning process and as a final product, they have been creating a piece of art using coloured paper, texture, old magazine and even a few special items from home (old cereals boxes) using collage technique.” – Ms Dee
May 20 – Phoenix, Year 9SI.
May 21 – Lukas, Year 6S.
May 22 – Nikol, Year 6R.
Aleksandr, Year 4G.
Milania, Year 1S.
May 23 – Nour, Year 13A.
May 24 – Honesty, Year 5V.
Ryan, Year 11AM.
May 26 – Katya, Year 13B.
Sydney, Year 11AM.
May 27 – Artyom, Year 12HB.
Tristan, Year 4G.
May 28 – Tim, Year 9SI.
May 29 – Maile, Year 13B.
Bayley, Year 12HB.
Georgie-May, Year 9SI.
Madeline, Year 5S.
May 30 – Chinara, Year 10SG.
May 31 – Austin, Year 4G.