Author Archives: Pak Liam

About Pak Liam

Living, teaching and traveling in Asia.

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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

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

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MYP eAssessment Update

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. Back to top Looking back at a … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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