News from the Executive Principal’s Desk

| September 6, 2021

Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,

It is wonderful to be part of the celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Ciputra Group and absolutely fantastic to note that this auspicious event is being celebrated among other things with a massive 40% discount on the DPP. Please check with our Marcomm team about this opportunity.

As previously mentioned, the school is running simulations to ensure that we have the best and safest environment for students when we return to a full hybrid then face to face programme. Last week we had half a cohort from each of PYPA, Grade 6 and Grade 12 in the school. I am pleased to say that this worked very well. The students were very excited to be back at school and our protocols were robust and were adhered to. Over 30% of those eligible to return have returned and as each day has passed the number has grown. The video we sent out late last week showed our protocols in action as well as containing a number of student testimonials. I am pleased to say that we have moved to step two on our timeline which means that in addition to half cohorts from Grades 12, 6 and PYP A we have added Grades 11, 8, 5 and PYP B. This will be evaluated over the week by our taskforce before we extend the timeline for other cohorts.

Please note that what we are doing is a simulation. We will move to a complete hybrid programme when we are satisfied that our programme works when scaled up and when we have official permission to do so from our local Ministry officials. Given that the purpose of a simulation is to test systems and processes it is highly likely that there will be changes in the programme from week to week as we fine tune it. Please remember the bottom line that this is purely optional for parents and students.

Congratulations to our new OSIS Captain: Jefferson Tanto and Vice-Captain, Aurysia Thea Evelynn Santoso. I have no doubt that they will represent the High School with distinction. They will be attending their first senior leadership meeting this week. It is a little-known fact that once a month the student representatives from OSIS and Stuco attend the continuum SLT meetings with Ms. Fenny and the school principals and myself. It is a very effective way of giving students a significant voice in the running of their school. I look forward to their contributions and thank Sonya and Josephine for their fine work last year.

 

Have a great week.

Martin Blackburn

Executive Principal