Dear CCS Parents,
Year 9 Careers Fair
PaperJam Gotong Royong
PaperJam Gotong Royong started as a small student-founded group focussed on making recycled handmade paper, however over the years has slowly evolved and diversified. We are now producing handmade paper, printing and painting greeting cards and will soon be printing unique souvenir T-shirts.
The group’s focus is to raise funds to purchase a plastic recycling system for CCS. This system will include a shredder and device to compress the plastic into blocks. From there, the blocks can then be reshaped in the CNC cutter in our DT department for repurposing or used for building the simple structure. After we get our hands on this system, we can further diversify the products we sell and start funding for the charity.
For our first fundraiser, we have made hand-printed and painted greeting cards. With the Holiday season just around the corner, we will be selling cards at both the front office and at school events. Cards will cost between Rp20 – 30,000. However, any further donations are always appreciated.
For business inquiries, you can email our student founder Connor Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your support PaperJam – A Student-led Canggu Community School Gotong Royong Initiative.
BSSA Sports and CAS
By Anastasia Feklistova
The CAS programme puts a lot of emphasis on the completion of CAS project, which is a student-led experience addressing one or more of the three CAS strands. However, it is as important to focus on the 18 months of consistent participation in a range of experiences, as some people may find it hard to find such an experience or even to motivate themselves to constantly commit to one. BSSA is a great experience for students like this. BSSA stands for ‘Bali School Sports Association’ and it allows schools around Bali to compete in a range of sports that change from term to term. There are a total of five sports; with football in Term 1, volleyball in Term 2, basketball in Term 3, and finally swimming and athletics in Term 4. Since all BSSA sports last around one term each, participating in all of them provides around eight months of consistent participation in the activity strand. Additionally, sports provide a lot of opportunities for self-reflection as you can update your CAS reflections on your progress in both practices and competitions.
Many DP students hold back from participating in BSSA activities, due to the overload of work, however, most BSSA practices take place just once a week, before school starts, meaning it doesn’t have a huge impact on anyone’s schedule. It is a great excuse to do exercise and also have fun with your peers. Even if you feel that you may not be good at some of the BSSA sports, it is still encouraged to participate as you will improve at the sport no matter what, plus documenting your improvement journey is a good form of reflecting.
We took time to interview Noa Vlasman, a year 12 student in her first year of IB about her experiences in BSSA, this is what she had to say: “ I have been part of BSSA ever since I joined the school. As somebody who really enjoys sports, this was the perfect opportunity for me to play sports with my friends whilst adding to my CAS hours and experiences. BSSA is also great as you are able to address the activity strand quite regularly and overall it is a great experience, even just meeting new people and trying new sports every semester. There aren’t many challenges, however, I would say that my biggest challenges personally were waking up early in the morning to come to training every week as well as keeping up with my reflections every training. I would strongly recommend participating in BSSA even if it’s just for ONE term, as the experiences you gain are great for your CAS portfolio. Honestly it doesn’t even feel like you are doing CAS whilst you are playing which is great because you are consistently adding experiences whilst staying fit.”
Currently the BSSA sport is volleyball, with junior and senior finals coming up soon on the 4th and 12th of December. Everyone, including the DP students are spending their time and training hard to bring back trophies from the finals.
Aqua Factory by Nicki
On the 14th of November, Year 6 from “Canggu Community School” went to the Aqua factory, I think all of us know the brand called “Aqua” right? Anyways Aqua is a water brand which more than half the world uses. At this moment they are working on more ECO-friendly water bottles which will be 100% recycled and 100% recyclable, doesn’t it sound incredible to our earth’s environment? Did you know that there work over 550 people at the Aqua factory in Bali? Oh and what about that they recycle all the plastic they have?? Exactly, I am shocked myself I never knew those facts!
The fact that there work about 588 people at the factory actually left me shocked! I never thought there work over half a thousand people! No wonder there is so much Aqua water in the store. At the organic farms that they work with, everything they make is 100% organic, the company is trying to make everything more organic than non-organic to stop polluting the earth and they are trying to convince the other companies to do the same so we can all work together on saving the earth. I actually always wondered how they make Biomass or gas well… It comes from pig’s and cow’s droppings, I’m not going to lie I was surprised as well.
Since right now I told you some cool and juicy stuff we can get to the theme of how they usually recycle and, they can’t recycle the metal and stuff like that properly which is bad for the environment, for example, 60% is organic, 20% if plastic, 11% is paper, 2% is metal and 1% glass and the other 5% is the other things that go in the trash, dangerous for the environment and the ocean, don’t you agree? Talking about the ocean, 33,000 of plastic goes into the ocean throughout the year in Bali, you know how? Well it’s easy, first the trash is usually left on the grass or maybe roads, when the rain comes it gets swept into the ocean which kills the ocean creatures because they think the plastic is food then they eat it which they choke and die, do you want that to continue till we don’t have any more sea creatures? I really don’t so, not gonna lie.
12,000 tons of trash was found in Indonesia, not so long ago and only 5,000 is recycled per year. I actually was always wondering when the factory was made and the answer is 2006- 2007, it has been a pretty long time, to be honest. Indonesia does use quite a lot of trash, Balinese mostly use about 4,281 tons of trash a week or something and only 48% is being managed while ONLY 4% was actually recycled and 44% is being transformed, sounds bad, right? Remember when I said that 4,281 tons of trash a week? Well… only 5,000 tons are being recycled ONLY per YEAR, we really should start saving our environment. At the place where they recycle everything, there is a big and REALLY loud machine which broke my ears, the main point of it is that it crashes the water bottles into SUPER small piece of plastic which can be used again.
It was so fun to know all those facts about it, I am actually surprised at how fun and interesting it was to know all of that! I loved the fact that there are 588 workers working there. I hope these facts left you shocked as well.
Aqua field trip by Lewis Risk
The Aqua field trip was interesting and cool especially the factory. Aqua informed us that the farmers used to use chemical fertilizers that would make the rice grow faster but would leak chemicals into rivers, leading to dire consequences. The place was called Bonkasa Pertiwi, a large rice paddy farming cooperative. Aqua is influencing the farmers all around the country to stop using chemical fertilizers and to switch over to organic fertilizer.
After visiting the paddy fields the next place we went to was a local house just across the street. We sat in the shade as the other class had a look at how they make biogas to power their showers and kitchens. Then it was our turn. The poo that was used was produced by 3 pigs. The process of making the poo into biogas was by mixing the poo and water creating a liquid type of waste. They put the poo into water that creates biogas. This gas is called methane and was used by the farmers to cook with and heat their water, saving them money. This is also where they create fertilizer and pesticides for the rice. After that we had lunch at the house and left to our next stop; the factory.
After what felt like 2 hours, (in reality was 30 minutes) on the bus we arrived at the factory where we saw all the products being made, ready to be delivered. There were production lines everywhere you looked. Our guide said that around 24,000 330 ml cups were being made every 8 hours. That means that 72 000 cups are being made every 24 hours! The plastic that is being made is outrageous! That’s why they are trying to reduce plastics by making 1-litre bottles made out of 3 old, used plastic bottles.
For the final destination, we went to a recycling centre. The tour guide and other staff that worked there showed us a presentation about plastic use, CO2 emissions and solutions. Additionally the statistics about the usage and recycling of plastic. After the presentation, they toured us around the area where they separated and recycled plastic. They separated the plastic by shredding the plastic and sinking the non-recyclable plastic, making the lightest plastic or PET float up. It was then collected in bags, delivering the shredded plastic to factories. Overall the trip was interesting and cool. My highlights for the field trip were the factory, how we looked at all the working machines and the recycling plant, how they used water to reveal and separate the PET and the process of putting all the plastic flakes into bags.
Ms Sarah’s submission for her National Geographic Educators Certification,
with the help of Year 2W – Plastic in Paradise.
This week, I officially became a certified National Geographic Educator! A big thank you must go to all the students in my class who have helped me with my studies over the past few months and who have become passionate about saving our world! If you would like to see what we have been doing in our classroom, please check out the YouTube video below:
Year 1 Soft toy
This term, Year 1 have been inquiring into materials and how they can be used in different ways to suit our needs. The students designed, stitched and decorated their very own soft toy.
29 November – Bake Sale, Early Years
Primary Assembly, 1.35pm, MFH, Year 5S, “Reader’s Theatre”
4 December – BSSA Junior Finals
6 December – Sunset Concert event
11 December – GR Showcase
12 December – BSSA Senior Finals
“LTGB” Production, Matinee – 11:30 am, Evening – 6.30 pm.
13 December – End of Term ½ Day
Nov 26 – Aurelle, Year 11AM
Nov 28 – Justin, Year 8JC
Marina, Year 9MM
Neo – Year 3T
Nov 29 – Henri, Year 1T
Nana, Year 12HB
Sahana, Year 7SG
Nov 30 – Winston, Year 4W
Dec 1 – Timizio, Year 1T
Freeke, Year 8JC
Andrew, Year 9MM
Johanna, Year 10SG
Ben, Year 12HB