Indonesian IB Schools Association’s inaugural Leaders Bali Symposium.


Really happy with the Indonesian IB Schools’ inaugural Bali Leadership Symposium hosted at Bali Island School over the weekend. Thanks to the leaders who gave their time assisting us to set up this association and organize this event.

Thanks also to the Indonesian office of The University of Melbourne who sponsored our event and arranged Dr Nicky Dalfer, Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Education to visit as our keynote speaker and her search on IB Schools in an international environment. Continue reading

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Teaching English in Indonesia

Sekolah Victory Plus is still searching for the right candidate for teaching English in our Primary school. If you know of anyone who would be suitable, please email

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Grade 9 ‘Try Outs’ Exams canceled

I just got a confirmation from local government that the Grade 9 Try Out for next week is cancelled. Therefore, on Tuesday and Wednesday Grade 9 students will study as normal. We are still going to  receive the test papers and this will be given to the related teachers. Teachers then can conduct, mark and discuss the result with the students during their scheduled teaching time.
One reason that I am tired of education in this country!
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Drug free and non-HIV+ teachers

One of the regulations in the SPK law states that teachers should be free of drugs and not be HIV+ (lumped together in the same paragraph, unfortunately, because the two are completely different conditions)

However, I can attest that now that means that, at least for my school in our recent ‘supervision’ assessment from BAN that all teachers and staff, including administration and even the school bus driver, were required to visit a state hospital and have a blood test.

Oh, and we had to pay that cost too. (around 200,000 Rp per person)

I am unsure about what will happen if a teacher fails that test, but I imagine they will not be keeping their job. 😦



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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 !

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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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