News from the Executive Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents, Teachers and Staff,

Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you all had an enjoyable break and ready for another busy term.

A WhatsApp message was sent out to all parents last Friday informing them of our national accreditation results as an SPK school. We are delighted the school has been awarded “A” status for all three sections assessed. Combing this with last years assessment, our overall result is 5 “A”’s for the 5 sections of the school. This is very important to us as it represents part of our school vision which is to be proud of our national identity. The purpose of this authorisation was to ensure that we were covering those aspects of Budaya and Bahasa Indonesia, Religion and Civics that the Indonesian Government believes is important for all students. We are obviously very pleased with this rating.

As previously stated though, this is only half of the equation. The other half is to provide students with the skills, integrity and resilience to participate in a changing global society. This is where the International Baccalaureate Organisation Continuum School comes in. We are authorised to deliver the international PYP, MYP and IBDP curriculum. Additionally, we are a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) candidate member looking forward to full accreditation in the 2020/2021 school year. Meeting the demanding authorisation standards of these organisations maintains our focus on international best practice.

The balance in our vision is what makes us special. We strive to give both a local and international perspective built firmly on the foundation of the IBO learner profile. Being balanced is one of the ten IBO learner profile attributes and one that we strive to model as a school. We focus on how to learn, modelling good manners, how to be an upstander – not a bystander, resilience and on student agency. We aim to produce students who are confident members of Indonesian society and also have the ability to participate and engage successfully in an international environment.

Many thanks to everyone who put in so much time and effort into the re-authorisation process. 

Have a great week!

Martin Blackburn