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  • Best International Schools In Jakarta for Your Child

    International School Jakarta If you’re considering to send your kids to an international school Jakarta, then you must choose the right ones. This because Jakarta has an estimated population of over 10 millions in 2017 with a lot of international schools. But, no need to worry! More of them leads to many selections for comparing and searching for the best option. Why? Of course, not all international schools deliver the international education and good service. Sometimes they just care about profit by accepting too many students without paying attention to their quality. It seems contrary to the wishes of parents who want their children to get professional and trusted education in international school. Well to overcome this problem, below we provide some tips on how to educate your children to the best international school Jakarta which will help them to obtain academic and soft skills. 1. Service On this 1st point, You should ask for school visits to get the school environment directly. Beside that, you also can seek for recommendations from friends, relatives, or families who first have sent their kids to your choice of . ​ 2. Communication Another tip to get the credible school is make sure that they have a good communication with parents. Meeting the needs of student and providing the honest, quick response, open and two-way communication between parents and school is mostly their first priority. The best international school as much as possible has a regular meeting agenda with parents to discuss, share, and also give advices regarding the education program. ​ 3. Reputation This is the most important key factor. International school with the good reputation and trustable will make you feel confortable and peaceful to send your children to your choice school pick. Other than that, the well-reputed school will minimalize fraud and other negative cases that occur in schools these days. Those are some guides to help you for choosing the credible international school Jakarta, make sure you have followed them so that your kids are able to attend the international school with the best quality. Here are various curriculum of international school Jakarta which are widely used: Curriculum Cambridge International Having a flexible working principle, also following by the right assessment and practice of the education. Therefore, the Curriculum Cambridge standard has been approved by the world to be used in various countries, one of them is in several international schools in Jakarta or throughout in Indonesia. Some of schools in Indonesia have done 28.000 times of test with a reference to the Curriculum Cambridge International. In Indonesia itself, there are currently around 166 schools that use the Curriculum Cambridge International. While there are more than 9.000 schools in 160 different countries which offer this curriculum. Curriculum International Baccalaureate (IB) This international basis of curriculum is located in Geneva, Switzerland. It was established in 1968 and has been the official qualification as an educational foundation and is globally recognized for preparing high school students to go to the existing university around the world, including international schools in Jakarta as well as in Indonesia. For the IB Diploma program, students must attend at least six subjects that are specially created to develop their local and international languages, social, experimental, mathematical, and art skills. The IB diploma program is also made up of three core requirements that can encourage students to reflect what they’ve learned including: extended essay, theory of knowledge, and CAS (creative, action, service). International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Although it’s classified younger than other curriculums, which was introduced in the early 2000s, this curriculum continues to grow and has been used in 65 countries worldwide. The foundation of this curriculum are comprehensive, thematic, and creative. So far, the learning is given with the theme, such as holiday or other themes which are close to the students. So in general, students are asked to combine each of their personal experiences with the presented themes. In this way, students are expected to absorb lessons easily. Not only that, IPC curriculum aims to create a good cooperation and communication with other children, have a high caring spirit and good respect and moral in the field later. Curriculum Singaporean Primary School This curriculum generally teaches some subjects, including math, science, international English, art, music, and social understanding. This advanced curriculum is worldwide well-known due to curriculum capabilities that are trusted to expand more critical mind and intellectual skills of each student. Here are some models of international school curriculum that you can choose. One of the schools which implement these curriculum is Ichthus School. We was established in 2001 and have been providing education services for primary, secondary curriculum, and A level of Pearson Education for 16 years. ​ ABOUT ICHTHUS - Jakarta International School International school with the motto “Wisdom in Him: Nurturing Excellence” has got 3 international accreditations from ACSI (Association of Christian School), WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and the last one is from Cambridge School or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) for grade 6, grade 8, and grade 10. If you would like to survey and inquire about Ichthus School, please come to our school located in Cilandak, South Jakarta and Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. What’s in The Name? The name chosen for the school is a word received from God as experienced by our Director. ICHTHUS means "fish" in Greek, and the acronym stands for :​ ​​ ​I stands for ‘IESOUS’ – JESUS CH stands for ‘CHRISTOS’ – CHRIST TH stands for means ‘THEON’ – GOD U stands for ‘UIOS’ – SON S stands for ‘SOTER’ - SAVIOR Our Logo The logo of ICHTHUS is God inspired. Each character in ICHTHUS is inscribed in the logo. The palm leaves in a crossed bundle is symbolic of Christ's disciples and the palm leaves used on Palm Sunday to welcome and celebrate Jesus's entrance to Jerusalem. There are twelve leaves on each palm representing the twelve apostles. The four colours have their individual significance as explained below : ​Our Vision " So that, whoever comes will have a transformed life " Our Mission We believe that all students grow and develop in their individual ways and that as educators it is our privilege to impart knowledge, biblical values and ability to discern right from wrong in leadership, in action and in communication. In addition as educators, it is our duty to prepare students to live a Christian life in a global society. Our Accreditation ACSI Accreditation ACSI provides a highly regarded accreditation program for secondary, elementary, and standalone and attached preschools. ACSI has partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies. ACSI schools seek accreditation to validate their quality and verify that they are striving for excellence based on a solid Christian philosophy of education foundation. ​ The ACSI accreditation protocol is unique in two major ways: (1) it probes the spiritual aspects of each component of the organization and (2) it addresses the educational quality and integrity of the organization. The latter addresses the issues demonstrating that the school is true to its own statements of philosophy, mission, and goals, and that it is meeting the standards of quality and effectiveness. Source: ACSI website Ichthus is proud to have achieved ACSI Accreditation in 2015, having worked so hard to build a school of academic and spiritual excellence. WASC Accreditation The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. ACS WASC provides assistance to schools worldwide, primarily in California, Hawaii, Guam, Asia, the Pacific Region, the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Accreditation is integral to a school’s perpetual cycle of assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring, and reassessment based upon student achievement. It fosters excellence in elementary, secondary, adult, and postsecondary education by encouraging school improvement through a process of continuing evaluation and to recognize, by accreditation, schools that meet an acceptable level of quality in accordance with established criteria. In addition to its official title, WASC also means We Are Student-Centered. Source : WASC Website ICHTHUS is a proud recipient of the WASC accreditation, having gone through rigorous accreditation processes to achieve this recognition. This is a testament to the high quality and standard of the education program in ICHTHUS. Cambridge School We are a Cambridge examination school. Ichthus students study and prepare towards the Cambridge Checkpoint and IGCSE external examinations for Grade 6, Grade 8 and Grade 10. Ichthus Academic’s PRIMARY CURRICULUM The Ichthus Primary Program is a 6-year educational pathway for children aged 6-11 years old. We follow the Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum, which is enquiry and value-based and project-enhanced as it adheres to international standards preparing students for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint and Indonesian National Grade 6 exams.​ ​​​ The Curriculum The Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum is integrated and uses an enquiry-based and project-enhanced learning approach incorporating both international and Indonesian curricula. It is based on sound educational practices, using and implementing standards which allow our students to perform optimally on external assessments that are standardized and give a measure of the school’s excellence. As it is value-based, students perform well and take pride in creative endeavours that reflect God’s love and Biblical values as they study subject-based themes. Our Teachers The students enjoy one Homeroom Teacher and one Assistant Teacher per class. Also, our Specialist & Subject Teachers are highly experienced in their fields of expertise. SECONDARY CURRICULUM Ichthus Secondary School (Grades 7 to 10) offers secondary education integrating the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum for Cambridge Checkpoints in Grade 8 and the Cambridge IGCSE Curriculum in Grades 9 and 10, as well as the curriculum for the Indonesian National Examination in Grade 9. ​ The Curriculum The Comprehensive Ichthus Curriculum's aim for the Lower Secondary level is the holistic growth of the student; hence, importance is given not only to academic excellence but also to spiritual and social development. In preparation for tertiary education, students are taught not just the knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in examinations, but also on how to take this knowledge and apply it creatively to their lives and experiences. Our Teacher Our teachers have the required qualifications and classroom experience, and they undergo regular in-house professional development sessions to ensure that they keep abreast of current developments in the teaching/learning process. Facilities The school provides standardized facilities (including IT Labs, Science Labs, Library, LCD overhead projectors) to carry out the required academic activities in preparation for the Cambridge and National examinations. A-LEVEL Ichthus School is offering the Edexcel International A levels by Pearson Education Ltd., which is one of the UK’s largest awarding organizations, offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing to schools, colleges, employers and other places of learning, both in the UK and internationally. A Pre-University learning environment is to be introduced. Subjects offered will include: Compulsory Ichthus Curriculum subjects: Life Skills Christian Studies Pre-College English ​ Minimum of 3A Level subjects need to be selected: English Literature Business Studies Economics Mathematics Biology Physics Chemistry ​ Around 250 Edexcel Partner Universities worldwide will automatically recognise the A level grades of our future Grade 12 graduates. ASSESSMENT Internal External School Examinations International Examinations National Examinations School Based Smestral Examinations Grade 3: International Schools Assessment (English & Math) ​ Grade 6: Ujian Sekolah Berstandar Daerah (Bahasa Indonesia, Math & Science) Grade 6: Cambridge Primary Checkpoint Test (English, Math & Science) Secondhand Grade 7 – Grade 10 Internal External School Examinations International Examinations National Examinations ​ School Based Smestral Examinations Grade 8: CambridgeSecondary Checkpoint Test (English, Math & Science) ​ Grade 9: Ujian Nasional (Bahasa Indonesia, Math & Science) Grade 10: Cambridge IGCSE Cambridge IGCSE SUBJECT (English, Mathematics, Bahasa Indonesia, Information, Communication & Technology) IGCSE PURE SCIENCE STREAM SUBJECTS (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) IGCSE BUSSINESS STREAM SUBJECTS (Combined Science, Business Studies, Economics) ​ A-Level Grade 11 – Grade 12 Internal External ​ School Examinations International Examinations National Examinations School Based Smestral Examinations Grade 12: Cambridge International A (Advanced) Level Read More: http://www.whatsnewjakarta.com/profile-of-the-month-mrs-suparno founder-of-ichthus-school/ International School di Jakarta Selatan ​

  • The Experience of a LifetimeBeing awarded the REACH Cambridge Summer Program Scholarship

    Sharing by Audrey Febrina Audrey Febrina was the only participant from Indonesia who was awarded the Reach Cambridge Summer Program Scholarship last summer; together with more than 120 students from all over the world, these students had a chance to experience campus life in the University of Cambridge, England. Congratulations Audrey. We are proud of you. “I felt proud of myself for working hard to get the scholarship. I have learnt to be more independent as I was on my own in a foreign country during the program. The program helped me to be a more confident person and be more aware about different cultures and nationalities allowing me to build an international network of friends. Studying at Ichthus where there is diversity among students and teachers helped me fit in easily with my peers while I was there.” – Audrey Febrina; grade 12 student I’ve always been interested in science and engineering; it has also been a dream of mine to study in a top university in the UK due to the high quality of education and many top ranked universities there. In the pursuit of this dream, I did some research and found out about the Reach Cambridge program that offers aspiring students a chance to experience campus life in the University of Cambridge. This summer program brings together aspiring students and top scholars from all over the world to one meeting point, that is, the University of Cambridge. In this program, we will be exposed to life on campus, there will be excursions and trips, leadership development and opportunities to learn from top notched professors and meet famous personalities. As excited as I was to apply for the program, I realized that there was a significant hurdle to it – the program cost. A good program doesn’t come cheap which made me realize that the cost at British pounds 7295 excluding living cost, would be prohibitive for me. Nevertheless, never giving up on my dreams, I decided to apply just the same, “What is there to lose?” The application was quite rigorous; a slew of documents and essay writing was required. Personal essays, letter of recommendation from school, personal video, school results and transcripts. I enjoyed the process of application anyway as this will come in handy as a practice for future university applications. The essay question, “If you had a billion dollars to invest in your country, what you would invest in and why?” I struggled at the beginning on how to get started and had to do some research to make it an intelligent writing. I researched on the economic development of Indonesia especially in the area of infrastructural needs. Once the engines started, I couldn’t stop. It was actually fun and insightful to read about the economic needs of my own country and I wrote about the need for renewable energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications in Indonesia, and how funding in these sectors could vastly improve the country and living conditions here. After all the preparation and submissions, all I could do was to pray and wait for the results. I was hopeful yet bracing myself that the application may not be successful I prayed and waited for the result, and on the first week of December I received an email to attend a scheduled interview with the selection panel. The interview was an interesting experienced, while I thought I had prepared well for the interview, the butterflies in my tummy did not go away. I thought I stuttered in the interview and my opinions were not clear but on the other hand, I thought I didn’t fare that badly. I explained to them that this is a dream of my lifetime but I would need financial aid to be able to experience this wonderful program. A week passed without any news and an eagerly awaited email popped into my email account and…. I was accepted!!!! And with a full scholarship – tuition fees and living expenses. I was most elated yet grateful and humbled. Thank God, thanks to my teachers who gave me a good recommendation and most of all, there is no loss in trying and on never giving up. I was a bag of mixed emotions, - Excited, nervous, worried yet eager. This will be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to meet new people and learn many things this summer. I would like to end my little sharing with an encouragement to all my friends and anyone who is reading this. There is nothing to lose in trying. You will never know. Keep your pace, do your research and remember there are no short cuts. Practice, research and hard work to go for any interviews well prepared. Keep your cool, stay calm and say a joke or two during the interview… after all “what is there to lose?” Feeling blessed and grateful, Audrey Febrina; Grade 12 Student.

  • Jakarta International School 2022 | Ichthus School

    Every parent who wants to send their children to school, surely will choose the best school for the child. In fact, there are some of the parents who consider international schools. Why does it have to be an international school? This is because parents believe that international schools are the best schools and excel when compared with other schools. Not only that, when parents put their children into international schools, it is because parents hope that their children can compete in the global world easily when they grow up. For that below, there are several advantages of the international school itself. The following is an explanation for you. Curriculum differences If local schools refer to the national curriculum, international schools choose the use of an international curriculum in the teaching process, such as IB (International Baccalaureate), Cambridge, and others. Based on the international curriculum, all teaching material will be delivered in English. Because of that, many parents think that the international curriculum will make children smarter than if they learn to use the national curriculum. More Interactive Learning In this school, you are given a wide space to talk to express the contents of the mind. The teacher not only explains in front of the class alone, but also interacts both ways with students. There is no IPA-IPS National schools in Indonesia are familiar with what are called majors in Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. However, this does not apply to international schools. The average curriculum used by international schools is International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge. Proficient in English As the name implies, international schools have teaching and learning processes that are required to use English. Thus, it is not surprising that children who go to international schools will become more proficient in English. Learning different languages Not only master in English, going to an international school will give you opportunities to learn other languages. Once you have learned a second or third language, you will be trained to fully engage in other cultures as well as break any language barriers. More so, this is not just all about the skills you can get from speaking different languages but also about the skill in communicating effectively with other nationalities. Chance of Expression Some curriculum used by international schools provides freedom for children to choose the learning activities they want. That way the child will be able to learn according to their respective abilities. International schools basically tend to give freedom to children when compared to ordinary schools. So, the child will have more chance of expression. More career opportunities Currently, there are many businesses operating on a global scale. Therefore, many companies are more looking for and choosing individuals who have experience working with different cultures and are exposed to various languages. And students who attend international schools are more likely to meet this qualification. With this, there are more career opportunities waiting for you who go to international school after graduation. Exposure to new cultures International schools use an internationally recognized curriculum. Therefore, people who study in international schools understand how to deal with different types of people from different races and countries. The cultural training experienced by these students directly can be a big advantage for them in terms of diversity and appreciation of people. ​ More individualized attention Smaller class sizes combined with excellent educators allow your child to have a type of individual attention that cannot be found in public schools. Children are not just numbers. Every child is a valuable human being with gifts and unique talents that will be carefully nurtured in the classroom environment. Needs of Children Accommodated Most international schools are able to accommodate the needs of each child. Some curriculum even gives children the freedom to choose their own learning activities so that children can learn according to their abilities. International schools tend to give more freedom to children than ordinary schools so that children have more opportunities for expression. Education is one of the top things that parents can give to their children, so investing in good education is truly important. For a brighter future for your children, it would not hurt for you to consider bringing them to an international school in Jakarta and see the benefits for yourself. For those of you who want to go to Jakarta international school or send your child to an international school in Jakarta, then you can consider Ichthus School. Ichthus School As one of Jakarta International Schools, Ichthus School is a leading Christian educational institution that provides a comprehensive education that includes a comprehensive curriculum and social, character, and spiritual development. Ichthus School prepares students academically for IGSCE certification. Hence, Ichthus School is widely considered one among the leading international schools in Jakarta and trusted in providing quality education and preparing students towards high standards of ethical and spiritual values ​​as a basis for greater things in their lives. Moreover, Ichthus School has obtained international accreditation from WASC and ACSI, which reflects its commitment to a high-quality and comprehensive education for their students. In addition, Ichthus School also has other advantages that make it suitable for your child's education system. Some of these advantages are Has a Quiet and Safe Academic Environment Children spend most of their time in school. Ichthus School is aware of this and takes seriously the beliefs of parents, and does everything in its power to ensure that the school environment is calm and safe for students. Ichthus School Supports Children Become Themselves A school is a place for students to learn and develop. For this reason, teachers and trainers will try to expand their comfort zones. Even when failure lurks, we provide a safe place for them try again, understanding that failure creates new learning opportunities. We create a safe place for students to be themselves; all growing up in the Ichthus School environment. The uniqueness, creativity, enthusiasm, and passion of students are embraced. Have a Strong Student-Teacher Relationship Ichthus School has a strong relationship between teachers and students. Moreover, Ichthus School also has a good relationship developed by students with each other. This is because the class sizes at Ichthus School are small, allowing teachers and students to get to know each other as individuals. Students also look after each other and care for one another. That's the other advantage that makes Ichthus School suitable for your child's education system. For those of you who are interested in sending your child to school at Ichthus School and need further information, you can get it through the Ichthus School website at www.ichtusschool.com. ​

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  • Ichthus Publications | Ichthus United

    Ichthus United The Ichthus United is a publication for the Ichthus School Community. A compilation of articles from students, event updates and happenings at school. Inquire to Know More

  • Ichthus Open House | Ichthus School

    Open House Registration Form Join our 1st Open House and Trial Class (Children ages 4 - 6years) Email Preferred Campus West Campus: Sat, 22th Oct 2022 South Campus: Sat, 12th Nov 2022 Name of Parent WA Number Address Name of Child Current School & Grade Which matters the most to you when choosing a school? Curriculum School facilities Quality of teachers Character building program Religion Other: Where did you hear about Ichthus School? Social Media (Facebook/ Instagram) Magazine/E-Magazine Family/Friends Website Youtube Banner Whatsapp Blast Other: Submit

  • Open Registration| Ichthus School

    Inquiry Form Email Preferred Campus West Campus South Campus Name of Parent WA Number Address Name of Child Current School & Grade Which matters the most to you when choosing a school? Curriculum School facilities Quality of teachers Character building program Religion Other: Where did you hear about Ichthus School? Social Media (Facebook/ Instagram) Magazine/E-Magazine Family/Friends Website Youtube Banner Whatsapp Blast Other: Submit

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