Congratulations to the Best Conference Photo at VICTORY MODEL UNITED NATIONS (III) 2015. The photo captures the Model UN spirit of effective international collaboration perfectly, with students from Indonesia and Holland working together to represent South Korea. Well done boys!
You can see more photos and read about the event on our facebook site here.
Farewell ceremony as SVP says good bye to our Japanese friends from Hippo family. Each year we have an Immersion programme to Japan in which we send our Grade 8 students to join in a homestay and snow camp with Hippo family. This year they sent a group of Japanese families to Indonesia, some of whom stayed with several SVP host families. They joined in many different activities while they were here, including tasting many Indonesia foods, practising language and learning dance and musical games.
Monday afternoon was time to say goodbye as their flights were later that night, and many old friends, including some homestay parents from our students previous trips to Japan had fun catching up and playing games and practising language. We said farewell and hope to see them again later this year, when our Grade 8s return to Japan again. Continue reading
Face to Faith is a project connecting over 120,000 young students around the world from across 20 countries to talk about religion and it’s influence on their schools and countries. They have a lofty goal of trying to prevent religious conflict and extremism, an issue that is completely relevant to Indonesians today.
Face to Faith works across the world delivering a pioneering education programme to help prevent religious conflict and extremism. We help students embrace an open-minded approach to others, to diversity and to difference that can lead to tolerant stable societies.
Mahatma Gandhi said that “It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact”. At SVP we interpret that to mean we can only become citizens of the world when we understand and celebrate our own identity.
It is impossible for one to be internationalist without being a nationalist. Internationalism is possible only when nationalism becomes a fact
An important day to all Indonesians is Hari Kartini, when we can celebrate the efforts of Ibu Raden Ajeng Kartini to change the role of women in Indonesia and allow them the right to learn and study; however, R.A.Kartini also questioned the Dutch colonialism and her efforts for female emancipation were just part of a wider movement for education and rights for all Indonesians. (as indicated in this Jakarta Post article) Continue reading
What is MUN?
Model United Nations (Model UN or MUN) is an academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about current events, topics in international relations, diplomacy and the United Nations.
The participants role-play as diplomats representing a country in a simulated session of a committee of the United Nations, such as the Security Council or the General Assembly. Participants research a country, take on roles as diplomats, investigate international issues, debate, deliberate, consult, and then develop solutions to world problems.
“People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.”
-Paul Hindemith, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Currently Sekolah Victory Plus is hosting 30 students from Netherlands, Best as part of a cross cultural immersion project. (we will be visiting later in March). One of the aspects of Indonesian culture that we are sharing is the traditional musical instrument known as the angklung. Continue reading
Tomorrow afternoon, after a tiring journey of many hours 33 Dutch students and teachers will land at Jakarta International Airport, to be welcomed by a delegation of staff and students from Sekolah Victory Plus. After collecting bags and immigration matters they will be bussing straight off to Fatahillah Square and The Jakarta History Museum (Museum Sejarah Jakarta) in the old town of Jakarta, otherwise known as Kota. Continue reading