Each year, at Sekolah Victory Plus, the parents form the Caring Division of our Parent Support Group (PSG) arrange a blood donation drive at school. In co-operation with a local hospital we set up a clinic and our school nurses assists the collection of blood from teachers, parents and students. (on a volunteer basis, of course). Continue reading
In today’s world, we are facing greater challenges in sharing the limited resources of our global village. The problems we face cannot, as Albert Einstein once wrote, be solved with the same thinking that created them.
Led by our world-renowned inspirational keynote speaker, Arvind Gupta (best known for his TED Talk: Turning Trash into Toys for Learning), it is our goal that this year’s ANPS teaching conference will inspire a generation of educators in Indonesia to greater heights and deep, meaningful collaborations.
Mr Arvind Gupta is a renowned speaker and author on best practice in education and particularly in bringing science to more people by making toys made out of recycled materials. His popular TED Talk: Turning Trash into Toys for learning gives an insight into his work and philosophy. This talk was among the 10 best TED talks compiled by Sir Ken Robinson and Sugata Mitra’s 5 favorite education talks. Continue reading
We explore local and national values through our international curriculum framework. One of them was shown in our EY1’s Learning Celebration (5-year-old children) last week, they have been studying a Unit of Inquiry called “Traditions unify people” and then celebrated the end of the Unit with a Learning Celebration to which all their parents were invited. Continue reading
Last week the Grade 4 PYP students had an invitation from the Mayor of Bekasi (Pak Walikota) to visit his office for a field trip. Of course, they took him up on this offer, not least because their Unit of Inquiry was “Government systems influence the lives of citizens”.
We’re the first ever class who were invited by Pak Walikota to explore his office site, and we’re proud to say that we’re the initiator of a new government program.
The students had to be up early, because they planned to be there in time to witness the Mayor give his Monday morning briefing, which starts at 7.25am. After that they joined some presentations and asked questions of the different government officials. Continue reading
Today the Jakarta Post published an article titled Under New School Regulation, Quality to Drop Along With the ‘International’ and there was also a bit of chatter about it on forums, such as the Living in Indonesia Expat Forum here, New School Regulation begins today Dec 1st 2014. Neither was 100% accurate, for instance the Jakarta Globe incorrectly reports that all Indonesian students will have to study Islam, but actually the juknis related to the Education decree actually says that all students will have to study their religion, of which there are now 6 recognised by the Indonesian government, not just Islam.
What could be more appropriate for our SVP “Champion” students to attend than a tournament titled, “Tournament of Champions“? So recently we sent two teams, a middle school team and a high school team to NewHaven, USA, to participate in the World Scholars; Cup, Tournament of Champions. Each World Scholar’s Cup features four exciting events,