Year 9s – Need an idea for your PP next year ?
Attend the Combined IB Indonesian Schools’ MYP Personal Project Exhibition
Saturday 1st June in the GJIS Theatre from 10.00am – 1.00pm
We have confirmation from six IB schools in Jakarta who will be attending.
|Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village
|Sekolah Victory Plus
|Sekolah Pelita Harapan Sentul City
|Mentari International School
|Global Jaya International School (GJIS)
|Bina Nusantara International School (BINUS)
Firstly, save the date. We’ve been told that this is the third biggest IB Conference in the world, and at 200,000 Rp it is most certainly the most economical. Next year, GJIS are hosting this event.
Secondly, I would like to invite any and all staff (or outside providers) who would like to present at our Annual IB Teachers’ Conference which will be on Saturday 27th September 2013. Your topics could be pedagogical or they can be IB topics. Continue reading
Here is the timeline for the grading of your personal projects and also the standardizing of all personal project grades. (all staff are to be involved)
||Supervisors grade PP Reports
||Friday 17th May
||Standardization Teams grade
||Friday 24th May
||Friday 31st May
||Give Feedback to Students
||Friday 7th June
for greater detail Continue reading
This year, eighty-two GJIS students from Year 7 through to Year 10 decided to join our CnS camp to complete our CnS hours. The CnS camp was 3 days and 2 nights and it took place in Tangerang Selatan and Bogor. What we chose to do was teach some children English, so before we left had to prepare several games and lessons. It started with all the students and teachers meeting at the school to at 8:00 am, getting all our bags together to pack into the boot of the bus, divided into groups and then the adventure started. Continue reading
Our Dunia network will be holding a Combined Indonesian IB Schools Personal Project Exhibition on Saturday the first of June, details are still be worked out but will be as follows;
Global Jaya International School has purchased a full account for Year k-12 for ManageBac, this means from next year all PYP, MYP and DP curriculum documents and calendar items will be seamlessly integrated. Firstly, we need to get all Heads of Year and Coordinators comfortable with using the software. Our first day back for teachers will be devoted to Professional Development, and the team from ManageBac will be sending staff to train all of our teachers in how to best use this software. Continue reading
I was recently at a meeting with a number of Education officials who are working to get the Education regulations into place before the end of the year. They were kind enough to share their draft documents. (even if our school is not entirely happy with all the contents).
Some of the most important aspects include;
- schools will not be allowed to call themselves international (unless they get permission from the Minister)
- all Indonesian students must do the national exams (In Year 6,9 and 12)
- all non-Indonesian students must study Bahasa Indonesia and Indonesian studies
- there will be no more letter of equivalence
- teachers may not spread religious propaganda
- teachers must have a minimum standard of education
You may download copies here. Continue reading
Of 84 items reported lost this year we have recovered 81.
Some students names come up repeatedly for ‘losing’ stuff and then finding it in Lost and Found …
Parents then complain to us that things sometimes get stolen. What can we do ? Continue reading
It used to be that creationists denied that dinosaurs existed at all, their response to what are the ancient bones we find then was that “Satan put them in the ground to tempt us”.
However, over the past decade it seems that they have begun to change their position and it’s a little more insidious. Now they claim (And I’ve personally heard Andy Fletcher, a well known creationist, claim this in a presentation to a number of IB students) that dinosaurs and humans co-existed.
Here is an alleged 4th grade test in a school in South Carolina has been doing the rounds on Facebook and Reddit. I say alleged because I really hope it’s not really true, that perhaps it is a joke, but I’m not confident that is the case. Never mind the problems with the actual design of the test.
Read the full article on snopes, including the second page of the quiz here: http://bit.ly/12BWKMR