A tale of the haves and have nots or do our students have to sit UN as well as IB or CIE exams?

I believe that the legislation relating to SPK – Satuan Pendidikan Kerja Sama schools lists three types of schools;

  • PLI – Lembaga Pendidikan di Indoneisa – or National Schools, typically know as SM Negeri
  • LPA – Lembaga Pendidikan Asing – Foreign Schools or Embassy Schools.
  • SPK – Satuan Pendidikan Kerja Sama – loosely translated as Joint Cooperation Schools, which most former National Plus and International schools best fit into.

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SPK school? Now you need to be accredited.

SPK schools are supposed to register for validation, supervision and accreditation. The school I work at recently underwent validation, supervision and accreditation for our Early Years Education Division. (or TK in Indonesian terms)
This involves the checking and assessing of lots of documents by officials from BAN  (Badan Akrreditasi Nasional). We were happy to finally receive our ‘A’ rating but an interesting tale relates to this process.

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Leading with Purpose, ANPS Leadership Conference in Lombok

ANPS are holding their postponed leadership conference this weekend in Lombok.


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ANPS Early Childhood Conference Invitation – 13th February, 2016 at Sekolah Bogor Raya

Save the date! Saturday, 13th of February, 2016 at Sekolah Bogor Raya. Join us for a day of high quality professional development for Early Childhood Professionals.

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SVP Open House 1 for 2015

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Please come and visit our Open Day at Sekolah Victory Plus, the first IB World School in Bekasi and probably the best school in East Greater Jakarta !

for more information https://sekolahvictoryplus.wordpress.com/

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MYP eAssessment Update

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MYP eAssessment Update

Dear Pak Liam,

I want to update you regarding the ongoing development of MYP eAssessment. We reached a new important milestone with the live pilot that took place in May.

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Looking back at a successful live pilot

MYP eAssessment Live Pilot

Following three years of technological and academic development; and trials held in September 2013 and January 2014, the first complete on-screen examinations prepared for MYP year 5 students were piloted between 11-16 May 2015.

Sixty pioneering schools took part in the pilotwith more than 2,000 candidates and over 4,000 subject entries. Take a look at the video demonstration here to see how the MYP on-screen examinations work.

Overall, this was an extremely positive experience for the Internationational Baccalaureate (IB) and for IB World Schools.  The delivery of the eAssessments to schools went smoothly and with only a relatively small number of technical issues. Most of the issues were resolved very quickly with good collaboration between the schools and the support team in the IB Assessment Centre.

The live pilot session has given us the confidence that the IB can deliver a rigorous and globally consistent assessment for sixteen-year-old students. This new assessment model has great potential for increasing student achievement across the entire programme, and it will provide ongoing quality assurance and recognition for the MYP.

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Read about the next steps for MYP eAssessment in the new development report

A new development report has been published on the OCC that relates to decisions made about the programme through to April 2015: OCC home  >  MYP home >  MYP coordinators > eAssessment development.  This is the final development report before a comprehensive document is published in September, which will provide detailed guidance for IB validated assessment available from May 2016.

The May 2015 development report contains important decisions about the ongoing development of MYP eAssessment, in particular about arrangements being made for subjects assessed by ePortfolio and for mandatory moderation of the personal project. This report relates to external IB assessment leading to IB validated grades and has the following sections:

• Overview of ePortfolios
• Language acquisition ePortfolio requirements and guidance
• Arts ePortfolio requirements and guidance
• Physical and health education ePortfolio requirements and guidance
• Design ePortfolio requirements and guidance
• Personal project requirements and guidance
• Important dates for assessment in 2016

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Ongoing collaboration and sharing of information

The MYP continues to be a huge collaborative effort among the IB, IB World Schools and IB educators throughout all three IB regions. We invite you to continue sharing your valuable feedback and support via professional development workshops, regional conferences and online communities.

Upcoming MYP information sessions and events:
IB Conference of the Americas – MYP eAssessment Update session
• Coming soon: MYP eAssemblies – series of free webinars for MYP school leaders and other MYP community members to ‘get up close and personal’ with MYP eAssessment.

With kind regards,

Gareth Hagerty,
Head of MYP Assessment


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Educators Found Guilty in Sexual Assault of Kindergartners in Indonesia

This case will have huge ramifications for educators in Indonesia, currently we have another two similar cases playing out in other schools, one of them High Scope.And I know of another that has not reached the papers. 

JAKARTA, Indonesia — An Indonesian court on Thursday found a Canadian educator and an Indonesian teaching assistant at one of the country’s most prestigious international schools guilty of sexually assaulting three kindergarten students, after a high-profile trial in which defense lawyers and the school asserted that the entire case had been fabricated. Continue reading

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ANPS Teachers’ Conference Jakarta 2015


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New Regulations for International and National Plus Schools in Indonesia Expained

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There is a raft of new regulations pertaining to schools and education in Indonesia. I do not intend to go into the politics of why or how, rather that they are now signed into law and that schools must comply. (despite the number of people who think that a bribe or work around will suffice, as they have in the past most schools are finding many aspects of these new regulations challenging)

For instance, one of the most obvious changes is that word ‘International’ is no longer permitted, as of Dec 1st 2014, for any school in Indonesia. Jakarta International School and British International School are two of the biggest, or most high profile schools, and they have already changed their names to Jakarta Intercultural School and British School, Jakarta. 

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Sekolah Victory Plus to trial the use of balance balls (or Yoga balls) in the classroom

Learn more about Sekolah Victory Plus trailing the use of balance balls in the classroom to improve learning and attention. Truly the most innovative school in Jakarta!

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We have recently been researching a number of articles that discuss the use of Yoga balls in the classroom to replace chairs. Ms. Bardwell’s class at Forest City Elementary School sit on Yoga Balls during lessons and she reports that she is noticing a difference in the students behaviour and concentration. (Teacher ditches chairs for yoga balls in class, sees student improvement) and Principal, Pam George, of Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois, said that’s one of the reasons they are pleased with the ball chairs is that they are reasonable cost effective compared to good chairs, but they have the added benefit of improving concentration as well as assisting with students good posture. Early concerns about kids playing on them or distracting others proved unfounded, she said in Exercise Balls in the Classroom? 

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