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    Vol 1 No.2 |September 7th, 2016

Days to note:

September 12: Idul Adha (public holiday)

September 15: Parent Information Evening

September 21: Peace Day

September 30: NIS Has Got Talent

Dear Parents of the Netherlands Inter-community School,

Our first two weeks of school were awesome!  It is great to have all of the children back and already so engaged in their learning.  During this period, students started with their swimming lessons, new IPC topics, and also completed the LipDub.  It was so much fun!

The Positive Parenting Workshop and Parent Coffee Morning were a great success with many parents attending.  Ms. Femke will be offering additional workshops in the future, the next related to raising your children and using nannies.  Parents who are interested in joining the Participation Council or the Parent Support Group, please notify me by Tuesday, September 13, 2016.  Please stand by our school newsletters for the next Parent Coffee Morning date.

Just a reminder that on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm, there will be a Parent Information Evening.  The evening will begin in our gym with brief introductions, and afterwards parents will be invited to attend the classes for a short presentation by their child’s class teacher.  Please join us for this informative event.

There is an upcoming public holiday on Monday, September 12, 2016.  There will be no school for students or staff on that day.  Next week we will be practicing our first fire drill of the school year.  You will receive an SMS alert after the event happens.  Please notify Ms. Yolla at the reception if you do not receive it, or alternatively, please provide us with your updated contact details.  Should you wish to contact me in the meantime, please do not hesitate to send your inquiry to


Janet DesJardins
Netherlands Inter-community School

Upcoming Important Dates:

Sept 12 – Idul Adha (public holiday)
Sept 15– Parent Information Evening
Sept 21– Peace Day
Sept 30– NIS Has Got Talent

Opportunity for your primary years child to join international Scouting

Many of us parents enjoyed being Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts in our home countries, and found the experience important for our personal development of leadership, sense of adventure, and exploration of our natural world. 

Two international scouting programs are running in Jakarta for girls and boys of primary years ages (ages 6 upwards), and are starting their new scouting years and welcome new members.  Run by parent volunteers as scouting leaders, the Cub Scouts (for boys) and Girl Scout programs meet weekly in relative proximity to NIS and have monthly and bi-monthly outings and adventures.  Both use the American curriculum of scouting (BSA and GSA) but here in Jakarta are fully international with children and scouter parents of all nationalities from within our community.


The Cub Scouts program meets every weekend in the American Club (Dharmawangsa area) for Den meetings by age group of boys, and has monthly outings starting with a family camping trip at the end of September, a boating trip to the Thousand Islands in October, archery competitions, hikes, adventure outings, and friendly competitions of creativity throughout the year.  More information and registration is at 

The Girl Scouts program meets bi-weekly in JIS and other nearby locations, and has upcoming bike day, swimming parties, annual charity events, and will join the cub scouts for a family camping trip at the end of the scouting year.  For more information contact

Updates From Divisions

Newsletter update Primary:

Dear Primary Years (PY) Parents,

The students in the primary years department have had a great start to the new school year. The IPC personal goals are one of our focus areas this year. The different milepost classes have interacted with the personal goals in a variety of ways. The personal goals help to develop student’s social and emotional skills. In the pictures you can see some of the activities which took place.

The BFG’s listening ears in MP1 showed us that great communicators are also great listeners. MP2 students worked together building giant marble runs, this was to illustrate that by working together we can achieve great things. As a learning community we strive to show our students that academic learning and social learning are equally important.
During the parent information evening next week Thursday we will share information with you on our aims for this year.

The coordinators will share focus areas for both the early years and primary years department. Classroom teachers will update you on weekly schedules, classroom organisation and information on how we can work together to provide the best possible education for your child.

Mr. Rhett will share a presentation about the service learning programme at our school.
We think it is important to use our strengths and skills to have a positive impact on the world around us. We look forward to seeing you next week and hope to identify many ways in which you as parents can be involved with the school community and learning environment of your child.

Kind regards,

Leona Dauphin
Primary Years Coordinator

Netherlands Inter-Community School Jalan NIS 1 Kenanga Terusan Ampera Raya - Cilandak Jakarta 12560