Welcome to the Bali International School (BIS), home of the Dragons!
BIS has a rich and proud history, dating back to its humble origins in 1985. Since then the school has grown quickly and now boasts top facilities and an enrolment of approximately 300 pupils from PS through to Grade 12. In spite of our increase in numbers, BIS has maintained its familiar and warm atmosphere as a tight-knit and caring community of learners.
It is that tight-knit and caring community that will support the school as we move forward and beyond the turmoil and events of the past 18 months that have tarnished our reputation beyond the island of Bali into the international school world.
As the Interim Head of School I am looking forward to working with the Bali IS community, learning from the events of the past, and using those learnings to set up structures and processes to benefit the school into the future. I am also looking forward to work with Gail Schoppert who will be guiding the Board as they undertake governance training in late November, and setting up documentation to support the Board and school in international school governance practices. My goal is to work with the team in place to help maintain school operations while the Board, with community participation, seek a new Head of Bali International School.
Our vision is: all included, all inspired and all supported on the path to excellence. Our mission is to provide educational excellence in a supportive, secure environment preparing our students to thrive and succeed as responsible citizens in a changing world. Our vision and mission, combined with the core values will guide my work with the BIS staff as we strive to be mission driven and vision led.
Not only is BIS the oldest international school in Bali, it is an IB authorised three programme school and is also accredited with the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). At Bali IS, you can ensure that your child is globally competitive and connected internationally through the education we offer, within and beyond the classroom.
Beyond the classroom BIS students have a number of extra-curricula activities; examples include different sports including swimming competitions and basketball, arts opportunities such as theatre productions as well as the ‘Battle of the Bands’, and academic opportunities such as international maths Olympiads. BIS has the facilities, the opportunities and the soul, to make every day one that your child/ren will look forward to.
Please take the time to review our website and obtain the information you need to determine whether Bali IS is the right ‘fit’ for you (potential students, parents and staff). Please contact us at the school if you require further information that you need to help you with your decision making.
With warm regards
Ms Deidre Fischer
INTERIM HEAD OF SCHOOL