Best Things to Do in Sanur

Maybe it was Sir Charles Spencer KBE aka Charlie Chaplin who visited Bali and stayed in Sanur in 1932, maybe it was the Dutch tourism agencies who began to advertise Bali in the 20’s, maybe it was the adorning sunrise… Whichever the reason, Sanur has […]

Avalon Carpenter

Former BIS student Avalon Carpenter certainly lives up to his name. Now in his twenties, he started  asking himself the big questions: what does he want to be and his purpose in life, how could he create a positive influence upon others.. those sorts of existential, […]

Fantastic, no plastic!

It was June 23rd, 2019. A sunny, breezy day in Bali when history was made with an official announcement banning single-use plastic. The news was long-awaited as the island had been grappling with serious plastic pollution both on land and its waterways. The hard work […]

Rinaldhy Oosterman

Please introduce yourself. Hi, I’m Rinaldhy Oosterman, or just “Aldi”—like the German supermarket, except I’m Dutch-Indo. I graduated from BIS in 2009, which seems like an eternity now that I’m thinking about it, and I’ve been living in Melbourne ever since! What made you interested […]

MYP Hour – Indonesian Studies

International schools and the international community can be perceived as exclusive bubbles, sometimes quite distant from the host country (especially in terms of culture). It’s a natural thing for expatriates to long for their home where everything is more familiar. While we do sometimes wish […]

Shieri Saga

Please tell us a little bit about yourself? My name is Shieri Saga, I recently moved to New Zealand alone as an international homestay student after attending Bali Island School for 5 and a half years. (since grade 4). How do you adjust to your new home […]

2020 Reflections

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways. At Bali Island School, 2020 challenged us (and the world) to truly reflect on each aspect of our school’s operations and ask the question – is it essential to the learning process and to the health […]