Thursday, March 09, 2006

Welcome to the JIS dialogue!

In 1966, John F. Kennedy gave a speech in Cape Town, South Africa, in which he mentioned the "old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times." While the curse may not actually be old -- or even Chinese -- it strikes an ironic chord. We definitely live in interesting times here in Jakarta. One of the most interesting parts of the experience for us: the Jakarta International School.

The JIS Topics blog is a spot for us to talk about JIS in ways that we might not be able to face-to-face because of work, travels, or traffic! As a community, we don't have many opportunities to get together and share ideas. Maybe this blog is one way to communicate, learn, explore and challenge -- as we work together to help JIS move from being a good school to being a great school.

The rules of engagement: treat others as you would like to be treated. Value each other's ideas, even if you disagree. Think collaboratively. We all share the same goal...improving the school on behalf of our children/students. So remember the wise words of the poet WH Auden when you comment: " love each other or perish."

Cheryl vT


At 7:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! Hope it goes well.


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