05 March 2018
Tis the Reason for the Season
ISMILE Menteng and Plaza Indonesia joined forces to bring together an enjoyable yet meaningful Christmas concert. Held last December 8 at Ice Palace Concert Hall, Kuningan, the story of three children’s search for the reason behind the holiday season unfolded. The elaborate stage décor, flashy colorful lights, vibrant costumes, classic and modern Christmas tunes and excited little ones lend a festive touch to the occasion.
Amidst the hustle and bustle of one jolly Christmas Eve, three young ones were baffled as to what holds together the Christmas celebration, which then thrusted them to start a journey of discovery. Along the way, they met various well-known symbols that are often connected to Christmas. Their adventure started upon encountering infants and toddlers who were rocking and jingling as Christmas bells, soaring like turtle doves, and dancing around as Christmas gifts. As they continue their quest, they stumbled upon diverse nursery and kindergarten characters like the N1 candy canes and snowmen, N2 Christmas trees and stockings, and K1 stars. The real reason behind the Christmas season finally dawned on them as they came across the Nativity Scene brought to life by the K2s. The message of God’s true and undying love for us through the birth of his son, Jesus Christ, was conveyed as the concert came to a joyous end.
Our heartfelt gratitude to all the parents and guests who’ve generously sponsored and ceaselessly supported the event. We wish everyone blessed holidays and to continue to share the love this Christmas season.
Perfect Gift for Christmas
(Infant Toddler – N1)
2017 Christmas Concert was marked by dazzling performance of Infant, Toddler and N1 classes of ISMILE BELLEZZA and ISHINE Kertanegara at National High
School on December 2 with the theme "Perfect Gift for Christmas".
With the assistance of our very cooperative parents, children wiggled, jumped for joy, rang the bells and enjoyed their performances.
But more than the awesome performances, what is the message of the theme this Christmas?
Averie, N1, said that the perfect gift for Christmas is loving the family. Emma, N1 also told that she would behave so Mommy would be happy.
As people nowadays are so busy with the fast paced world, they fail to realize that the perfect gift for Christmas is not the expensive things that their wealth can buy but rather it is the love of family, siblings, friends and people around us matters most.
May the blessing of peace, the beauty of hope, the spirit of love, and the comfort of faith, be the gifts to each one of us.
Perfect Gift for Christmas (N2 – K2)
Inspired by the theme, Perfect Gift for Christmas, on December 2, 2017, at National High School, the main characters Dora and Diego, played by Allyson and Colton, traveled the world to find the perfect gift for their parents. The program started by a Doxology presented by the Ballerina girls. K1A, K2A, and K2B praised and worshipped the Lord in Mandarin and English. As Dora and Diego traveled the world, the N2A class demonstrated their stylish confidence in dancing Sheng Dan Hoho to represent China. The N2B class danced to the tune of Bebe – Il Natale Arriva in Citta to show that the characters were in Italy. N2C represented the USA as they danced to Jingle Bell Rock.
The K2A danced to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer in Korean Language. The N2B danced Kumukutikutitap and the K1A danced Alam Raya Karya Bapa. The K2A represented Korea, K2B represented the Philippines and K1A represented Indonesia.
N2 to K2 children danced Jingle Bell as the finale of the program. This Christmas Concert was made possible with the support of the parents and some generous sponsors who shared their resources namely.
Christmas Event – “A Better Me”
Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year! The season gives you the feeling of gratefulness and contentment. Everybody gets into the holiday spirit of sharing his blessings to others. Who wouldn’t agree that the perfect gift to the world would be a better version of one’s self? With this in mind, ISMILE Bandung celebrated Christmas concert last December 9, 2017, with the theme “A Better Me.” The story revolved around two children caught up with the competition to have the best gift to impress their friends. With the help of a mad scientist, they began to embark on a journey surpassing time and space in quest of the perfect present. The story came to life with each class’ heart-warming and adorable performances. Donned with various Christmas apparel ranging from gingerbread men, angels, snowmen, Christmas trees, gift boxes, choir members from the Victorian era and Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the children’s presentations radiated joy and the warmth felt on that day.
Hope you all had a joyful and wonderful Christmas and be the best gift to everyone!
Hitting High Notes for A Cause: ISMILE Bandung and The Oakwood Academy’s Christmas Caroling raises 70 Million Rupiah for Rumah Cinta Anak Kanker Bandung
It was an early Christmas for the beneficiaries of Rumah Cinta Anak Kanker Bandung last December 15, 2017, as they received 70,000,000 IDR from ISMILE Bandung and The Oakwood Academy families. This feat has been made possible by both the teachers and parents cooperation and support to the 9-day caroling for a cause. More than the cash donations for RCAK Bandung, we are more than grateful to all the families who showed their love and welcomed us with generous hearts to their homes. We would also like to extend our special thanks to those families who continued to share their blessings to RCAK still even after the caroling ended. Indeed, family and friends, as well as warm memories of this time, are the real gifts of Christmas!