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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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. 😦
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.
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.
ANPS are holding their postponed leadership conference this weekend in Lombok.
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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