October Newsletter

PSST…YOU HAVE BEEN BLESSED, PASS IT ON

 The Lord says “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgression, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.” Isaiah 43:25

It has been a blessing to be listening in Chapel week after week what the Lord has done for me. We have each one been justified. We have been counted as righteous; not because of anything we have done but because God has chosen to not remember our sins anymore, if we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior and so have been covered by his saving sacrifice on the Cross. This is such a blessing that we should not, cannot keep it quiet and to ourselves. It is such good news we must share it. It reminds me of the most wonderful game of whispers: “Psst…You have been blessed, pass it on”. Except we don’t need to whisper it and the message is not garbled or changed over time, it is as powerful today as it has ever been. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast. Eph. 2:8-9

October has rolled around already! We’re two months into the school and rapidly coming to the close of the first quarter. Last month was full with many activities like the highschool field trip, high school camp, and the Futsal tournament. October will be a very busy month with lots of school activities.

So I want to say a big well done to both the Wesley boys and girls football teams for playing so well in the Futsal tournament. The girls battled well but ultimately went out at the semifinal stage.  The boys made the finals but finally succumbed to Setia Budi. Both the teams played really well.

On Saturday morning October 5, Wesley is hosting the SAT Exam. It will do so again on November 2nd. There will be no other activities at the school on these mornings.

Friday, October 11th is the last day of first quarter. There will be no school on the 14th and 15th of October as these will be our quarter break (Note the the second day of the break, October 15th is a national holiday: Idul Adha.). School resumes on the 16th with the first day of 2nd Quarter. On that Wednesday, October 16, our 10th and 11th Grade classes will sit the PSAT test.

On Friday, 25th the IISSAC football tournament will start. This tournament will be played from Friday through to Sunday’s finals on October 27th. Each team will play one game on the Friday afternoon. It is expected that some of the schools will arrive at school in the morning. The first game will commence around 2.30pm. Mr. Gallagher is overseeing the organization of this event and will be sending out details of the schedule and other information closer to the time.

Parent teacher interviews and reports can be received on Monday morning, October 21. No reports will be given to students. Reports are given to parents and are only available to parents who are current with their payment of fees. Parents will need to sign that they received the report. There will be no classes on the Monday October 22, as we hold parent teacher interviews. Elementary interviews will be held in each grade class room. High School interviews will be held in the gymnasium.

United Nations Day will be held on Wednesday, October 23. Once again, this will be an opportunity to share and appreciate one another’s culture (and food!) A combined Chapel will be held to thank God for our nations and our school. We invite all our parents to come and join in our celebration.

I pray that you will be blessed throughout this busy month with the joy of the presence of Almighty God sustaining and enriching you in all you undertake.

Jonathan Heath

Director

 

Wesley International School

Kotak Pos 275
Malang, East Java, Indonesia 65101

Phone: (62) 341 586410
Email: wesley@wesleyinterschool.org