May 18 2021
How to help children study effectively while #StayingAtHome

How to help children study effectively while #StayingAtHome

Assisting children to learn from home during a pandemic can be a challenge for many parents. Technological aspects, understanding the material, and your time management are very necessary to support the child's learning process.

This challenge may also be felt by parents of early childhood. At that age children are in what’s called a Golden Age, where the brain develops rapidly and quickly in accepting new knowledge. Therefore, parents need to provide appropriate education and stimulation to children.

While #StayingAtHome parents must continue to hone children's brain development, from cognitive to social-emotional skills. To not only teach the ability to read, write and count, they must also instill positive attitudes such as starting to be independent, having responsibility, taking initiative, and even making plans and making decisions.

An open learning environment can support a child's brain development optimally. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there are several limitations because the home environment is not the same as a school. However, even though it is not ideal, you can still give your child the best for effective learning activities.

How do you effectively facilitate children's education at home?

Learning at home, of course, has a different effect on each child. One of the main strategies for dealing with this is to plan a consistent but flexible daily routine for your child.

At school children have routines, so this must also be applied at home. Start with small things like morning rituals and bedtime. You can also make a schedule chart for the child as a reference.

Children should also be given the opportunity to make plans. Shannon Lockhart, an early education expert from the HighScope Educational Research Foundation (United States), said that children will be more interested and more concentrated in carrying out activities if they are involved in planning it.

This planning stage can be included in the child's daily routine. Parents have an important role in planning, for example by asking their children what they will do, and how they will do it.

For example, you could ask, “Which room would you like to play in today? In the living room or family room? "

Then proceed with questions such as: “What are you going to do in the family room? Playing blocks or drawing? "

The next stage is to carry out a plan that has been made by the child. Your role is a facilitator, to watch what the children are doing, reminding, and directing the children to keep on with their plans and survive through various challenges.

For example, when children want to draw and have difficulty finding colors, you can give ideas for mixing the existing colors.

After the child has successfully completed the plan, parents play a role in helping the child in reviewing by asking what they have done, what problems they face, and how the solution is.

That was a preview of the Plan-Do-Review (PDR) framework. PDR is a method that is part of the many uniqueness of the HighScope curriculum. At HighScope Indonesia, children are given the opportunity to make plans, make decisions, and reflect on them from an early age.

Through PDR, children are accustomed from an early age to plan, carry out, and reflect on their daily activities. Supported by a daily routine in the classroom that provides structure to children, and a classroom environment that is open and safe, making children free and trained to make decisions. Through PDR, children have the opportunity to make decisions and take responsibility, in accordance with their development.

Based on research conducted in America and research conducted by HighScope Indonesia, Plan-Do-Review helps children to develop their Executive Function, where the function is like the CEO of the brain, which helps children learn to make logical, rational, and logical decisions. creative. This ability is very visible when the children reach high school, college and even in the world of work.

In the Internal Parents Workshop at Sekolah HighScope Indonesia entitled "Engaging Young Minds At Home", Antarina SF Amir, Founder & CEO of HighScope Indonesia said that an active and flexible brain makes children become problem solvers and decision makers who adapt easily to the phenomena around them. .

In addition, many alumni from HighScope Indonesia who are now working have said that until now they have applied many things they learned at HighScope, but the most significant one is Plan-Do-Review.

For example, Rayesha Hardono, who now works as an Associate at AHP Law Firm, attributing his achievements in college and working with Plan-Do-Review.

"Doing PDR is a second nature for me. Maybe because I've been doing it since I was little. This is very useful for me and I use it every day while working, ”said Rayesha.


Strengthening the Spirit of LOVE FOR INDONESIA

through the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia


To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sekolah HighScope Indonesia conducted a solemn event in this New Normal era, by utilizing online technology to hold a Virtual Flag Ceremony for the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia. The event, which was held this morning, involved 2,925 elementary, middle school and high school students along with approximately 1000 school directors, principals, teachers, employees, and parents of students from all HighScope Indonesia Schools in Java, Sumatra and Bali: SHI TB Simatupang, SHI Kelapa Gading, SHI Alfa Indah, SHI Kuningan, SHI Bintaro, SHI Pluit, SHI Rancamaya, SHI Bali, SHI Medan, SHI Bandung and SHI Palembang took part in this online ceremony.

What's interesting about this ceremony is with the virtual choir of 348 students from all HighScope Indonesia Schools. This collaborative project is led by Hendro Ismoyo Jati, the HighScope Indonesia Institute's K-12 Management and Quality Coordinator of the HighScope Indonesia Institute, fully supported by the music and film teachers of HighScope Indonesia Schools.


"Sekolah HighScope Indonesia teaches students to respect differences, allow differences, encourage differences, until differences no longer make a difference."

The values ingrained in the slogan above are in line with Indonesia’s National Motto of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika. HighScope Indonesia upholds these noble national values ​​by continuing to instill these values ​​in our students through various learning experiences that reflect real conditions that occur in the world.

In welcoming the 75th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, Sekolah HighScope Indonesia holds a Week to Commemorate Independence Day where in each school, HighScope students are encouraged to foster a sense of pride as Indonesians and love for the nation through every learning activity.

During the morning meeting, the students discussed important events surrounding The Proclamation and dissected the meaning of independence. The teachers use independence as a theme for the learning activities. Students learn about the events leading up to Indonesian Independence in History lessons, read patriotic poetries of unity and integrity in language lessons, sing the national song in music lessons  and draw or create works of art depicting the conditions of independence Indonesia in Art lessons. The teachers also invited guest speakers from community leaders such as Kompol M. Marbun.SH., MM (Kapolsek Cilandak) and Rizki Lesus (Journalist & Writer) who discussed the values ​​of independence and its relevance to students according to their respective education program. Elementary, Middle School, and all the way to High School.

The Week of Independence Day Celebration, which culminates in the August 17 Flag Raising Ceremony, is a milestone in the spirit of LOVE FOR INDONESIA which underlies activities at the Indonesian HighScope School in the next 1 year. In the second quarter, students will learn about the richness of Indonesian culture in Culture Week. And in the fourth quarter students will study entrepreneurship on Business Day, where in their business plans or proposals, students are required to use 60% locally-resourced materials in their marketed products.


In her address this morning, Mrs. Antarina S.F. Amir elaborated on the meaning of independence for ceremony participants, that independence means to be free to determine one's own destiny and does not depend on others. "We do need other people to work together, sometimes we need other people to be leaders, but we have to be able to make our own choices in life, be able to lead ourselves and not depend on others." said Antarina S.F. Amir, Founder & CEO of HighScope Indonesia. She also advised that we can be independent if we are able to work together in solving problems. At the end of her speech, she reminded all attendees and students of the advice of the Father of Indonesian Education, Ki Hadjar Dewantara:

“Apapun yang diperbuat oleh seseorang itu,  

hendaknya dapat bermanfaat bagi dirinya sendiri,  

bermanfaat bagi bangsanya,  

dan bermanfaat bagi manusia di dunia pada umumnya.” 

Panitia Peringatan 75 Tahun Kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia 

Sekolah HighScope Indonesia 

Congratulation to Arsyi Asy syarifah grade 11 got first place first and won full scholarship to the young learners program,  Arsyi won the 2018 essay writing competition. Gusaimas matahachiro hanggoro himawan akbar (ago), was recognized as highly commended. This competition was held by Trinity Collage, University of Melbourne. We are proud of both of you.

Although the only knew about the scholar"s cup back in 2017, they were able to get through to the Tournament of Champion, the final round at Yale University, USA.

Their perseverance and hard work paid off. They were ranked 50 and 88 from 500 teams around the world. Congratulation ! keep up the good work.