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