School Newsletter (Maret 2019)



CBCS Family,In last month's newsletter, we published the first part of an excellent parenting article byJonathan, "JP" Pokluda, describing the ten habits of extraordinary parents. February'sedition listed the first three habits while this month's edition lists the next threee xtraordinary habits. I was blessed to hear similar parenting truths shared by Dr. Juliantothis past Friday, March 1 at the CBCS Parenting Seminar. What an honor to have him present to our community. We were delighted to see so many of you in attendance,eagerly asking questions and learning together how to parent with intention and in extraordinary ways!

Blessings, Denise Strickland, M. Ed

EC/GS Academic Director


“Parenting is Hard Work, but Don’t Get Discouraged” by JP Pokluda

I’ve closely observed some extraordinary kids and sibling groups and have had the privilege of learning from their parents’ examples. As a result, I believe the following to be true:

  • Extraordinary young adults often come from extraordinary parents.
  • Extraordinary parents often share common practices.

4. Extraordinary parents live as examples

Ordinary parents tell kids that following Jesus and knowing God’s Word are important, but their actions say that work, possessions, sports, and pleasure take priority over the Lord.Ordinary parents urge their kids to respect authority, then routinely bash their boss,government leaders, school administrators, and the police officer who issued them a ticket. Extraordinary parents understand that when children observe hypocrisy at home, it can completely turn a child off to faith. I’ve had the privilege of meeting many young adults whose extraordinary parents woke up early each morning to study Scripture; they had moms who left sweet notes and Bible verses in their lunch box; their fathers wrote Scripture and words of encouragement on the bathroom mirror for them to read. Those extraordinary parents know that modeling an authentic relationship with Jesus is the most important thing they could ever do as parents.Your actions teach children what you really think is important. The best thing you can do for your children is to have an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:1: "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."

5. Extraordinary parents ask for forgiveness

I interviewed some of the most extraordinary young adults I know, and one thing I heard consistently was, “When my parents made a mistake, they asked for forgiveness.” All parents make mistakes. The difference is that extraordinary parents own their mistakes and ask for forgiveness. Many ordinary parents are too prideful to recognize or admit their own failings and flaws. Someof the humblest young adults I know learned humility from parents who modeled it, regularly asked for forgiveness, and turned their mistakes into memorable, teachable moments.When is the last time you’ve asked your child for forgiveness? If a month has gone by, it’s probably too long.

Ephesians 6:4: "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."

1 John 1:8: "If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.”

6. Extraordinary parents discipline consistently, calmly, and with care

“Thermostat parents” keep their kids comfortable at all times, avoiding the inconvenience of discipline and protecting their children from consequences. When ordinary parents discipline their kids, they use the shortcuts of anger, strength, and intimidation so a child fears the parent more than the wrong choice they made. Extraordinary parents approach discipline like a referee. Referees never get upset when a player jumps offside. The Ref clearly communicates the offense, calmly explains the predetermined consequence, and enforces it every single time. As I’ve ministered to young adults over the years, I’m convinced of this: Extraordinary kids were disciplined prayerfully, calmly, consistently, and with care.How do you discipline your children?

Proverbs 13:24:"Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them."

Hebrews 12:11:"No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."


Parent Seminar 2019 with Dr. Julianto Simanjuntak


Praise the Lord!This year CBCS is offering opportunities of scholarships for 8, 9, 11 & 12 grade academic year 2019 - 2020.Application forms are available on March 25-April 6, 2019. In order to receive assistance, please visit the Front Office during regular school hours.


Dear Parents,To make sure our Carpool Procedures runs well and smoothly, we would like to encourage you to hang your family number on the rear view mirror inside your car and to follow the traffic rules which is already made by CBCS and Kota Baru Parahyangan when you send or pick up your child(ren) to and from CBCS. CBCS and Kota Baru Parahyangan has decided the traffic line when you exit CBCS during Carpool, that all cars from CBCS needs to turn left on Bujangga Manik street (in front of CBCS) and are not allowed to make a U turn on Bujangga Manik street during Carpool time:

Morning Carpool : 07.15 am - 08.30 am

Afternoon Carpool : 02.00 pm - 03.45 pm

Thank you for your cooperation to make our Carpool process runs well.

Thank You Note(s)

Our school would like to say thank you to:

1. Mr. Theo, father of Clayton Teo (6C) and Claudius Teo (7A) for donating books to our school library.

2. Mrs. Melinda Sutejo, mother of Owen Tjandra (5B) for donating books to our school library.

Thank you for the kind blessings, may God bless you.