At NHJS, ed­u­ca­tion is for the heart, the mind and en­hanc­ing life skills

The Jakarta Post - Magazine - - Education Supplement -

In a world that is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly glob­al­ized and where great swaths of in­for­ma­tion are spread at un­prece­dented speed and reach, the role of ed­u­ca­tion in shap­ing the minds of our youth is more im­por­tant than ever. Par­ents hope for a sys­tem of learn­ing that in­stills deep cul­tural and so­cial val­ues in their chil­dren and en­ables them to re­spond ef­fec­tively to a fu­ture of end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties.

The Na­tional High Jakarta School (NHJS) be­lieves that aca­demic ex­cel­lence alone is not enough. To se­cure a suc­cess­ful fu­ture, stu­dents must have a pas­sion for life­long learn­ing and be well-versed in prac­ti­cal life skills. Through an ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem com­pris­ing th­ese three com­po­nents, NHJS strives to cre­ate a bet­ter world through ed­u­ca­tion.

Es­tab­lished in 2002, NHJS of­fers 12 years of seam­less pri­mary, sec­ondary and ju­nior col­lege ed­u­ca­tion. The stu­dents are trilin­gual, with English be­ing the main medium of in­struc­tion and Man­darin and In­done­sian as the mother- tongue lan­guages.

NHJS is the pi­o­neer school of the group of ‘P.I.A.G.E.T’ schools in In­done­sia and is un­der the su­per­vi­sion of the P.I.A.G.E.T Acad­emy, and in­ter­na­tional school that adopts the Sin­ga­porean ed­u­ca­tion and ex­am­i­na­tion sys­tem.

The three pil­lars of P.I.A.G.E.T Ed­u­ca­tion are Ed­u­ca­tion of the Heart, Ed­u­ca­tion of the Mind and Ed­u­ca­tion for Life Skills – all of which are built upon six core val­ues of Pas­sion, In­tegrity, Adapt­abil­ity, Grace, Ex­cel­lence and Team­work.

Stu­dents are men­tored to bring out their Pas­sion for learn­ing and en­thu­si­as­ti­cally pur­sue their in­ter­ests and goals, In­tegrity in mu­tual deal­ings and civic re­spon­si­bil­ity, Adapt­abil­ity to ac­cept changes and ini­ti­ate changes that are con­trib­u­tory and im­pact­ful on oth­ers, Grace and re­spect for oth­ers and to be dig­ni­fied even un­der pres­sure, Ex­cel­lence as the goal and to re­main stead­fast and un­daunted in its pur­suit and Team­work to chan­nel group dy­nam­ics and syn­ergy to­ward goal ac­com­plish­ment.

P.I.A.G.E.T Ed­u­ca­tion at NHJS caters to the dif­fer­ent de­vel­op­men­tal stages of a child. Dif­fer­ent cur­ric­ula have been care­fully se­lected to help re­al­ize the po­ten­tial of the child with three bench­mark­ing ex­am­i­na­tions at var­i­ous stages. At the end of Year 6, stu­dents take the Sin­ga­pore Pri­mary School Leav­ing Ex­am­i­na­tion (IPLSE). Stu­dents then take the Cam­bridge IGSCE exam at the end of Year 10 and the Cam­bridge In­ter­na­tional A-Level exam at the end of Year 12.

NHJS sees ev­ery child as unique and im­ple­ments a child-cen­tric ap­proach. From the way teach­ers are de­ployed to how timeta­bles are planned, ev­ery de­ci­sion cen­ters on the stu­dents. Hav­ing fun and en­gag­ing in­ter­ac­tions among our stu­dents in the cul­ture that de­fines Na­tional High. Only when learn­ing is fun will stu­dents de­velop a life-long pas­sion for learn­ing.

Stu­dents are also de­vel­oped to be­come agents of change. As such, ev­ery at­tempt at learn­ing pro­motes crit­i­cal think­ing. By en­cour­ag­ing the child to chal­lenge as­sump­tions and the sta­tus quo, we de­velop the foun­da­tion for them to be fu­ture trend­set­ters.

The school’s cam­pus is de­signed for the safety of chil­dren and to meet the learn­ing needs of the 21st cen­tury. The in­te­grated learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment and cam­pus-wide WIFI con­nec­tiv­ity sup­port col­lab­o­ra­tive learn­ing any­time and any­where.

Phys­i­cal fa­cil­i­ties in­clude a soc­cer sta­dium, a swim­ming pool, an in­door sports hall (for bas­ket­ball, fut­sal, bad­minton, hockey and other sports), a com­puter lab, a Learn­ing Re­source Cen­tre (LRC), a health cen­ter, a stu­dents’ lounge, multi-me­dia equipped class­rooms, a mu­sic stu­dio, an arts & crafts stu­dio and a food stu­dio.

Na­tional High Ju­nior Col­lege 1 stu­dent Arthur Max­imil­lian Tan­jaya, who won the Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Awards in Bi­ol­ogy, Ge­og­ra­phy and Physics and the 2017 Out­stand­ing Cam­bridge Learn­ers Award, said that NHJS stu­dents are taught to do what they love and love what they do and learn for the sake of learn­ing.

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