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Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Officially Opens in Bekasi City
On Saturday, June 18, 2022, HighScope Indonesia officially opened Sekolah HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi. This new school in the Sekolah HighScope Indonesia Network is located on the Ground Floor of Lagoon Avenue Mall, Grand Kamala Lagoon Bekasi.
Sekolah HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi started teaching and learning activities in January 2022. Currently, Sekolah HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi has opened registration again for the 2022/2023 academic year with a limited quota.
"Praise and gratitude to Allah SWT that on this sunny day, we all have the opportunity to attend the opening of HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi School," said Antarina Amir, founder and CEO of HighScope Indonesia when giving a speech at the official opening of HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi School. “I have high hopes for SHI Bekasi to continue to synergize and be full of enthusiasm in improving the quality of education for Indonesian children, especially in Bekasi City and its surroundings, as well as building the character of Indonesian children to develop completely: academic, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and physical – and be able to compete in the international world.”
HighScope Indonesia, which was founded in 1996 by Antarina Amir, stems from the HighScope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, MI, United States which was founded by Dr. David Weikart in 1970. Through his longitudinal research, Dr. Weikart found that high-quality preschool programs have a very positive impact on children's education at the senior secondary level, as well as on their future success.
For 25 years HighScope Indonesia has consistently implemented and developed an education system rooted in brain-based research and longitudinal studies. HighScope Indonesia strongly believes that education must prepare students to face changes and developments in the world, where tomorrow's problems cannot be solved with yesterday's thinking. Students are prepared for success in the 21st century as creative innovators and problem solvers from an early age.
The existence of HighScope Indonesia also answers the growing awareness and needs of the community nationally for an education system that is equally concerned with academic and character education. This comes after the success of the first established preschool program, which has shown a proven track record to parents who entrust their children to the program. To date, the HighScope Indonesia School as a whole has accepted more than 3,200 students with 1,196 trained teachers from the school network in Indonesia. HighScope has also graduated alumni who were accepted in 303 universities in 18 countries who have pursued careers in various fields and contributed to the nation.
For parents who have children ranging in age from 2.5 to 5 years, you can immediately register them to study and play at the HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi School, facilitated by trained teachers who understand child development. The school is equipped with modern, natural nuanced play facilities that prioritize high safety standards so that children and parents feel comfortable and safe.
Sekolah HighScope Indonesia - Bekasi in collaboration with PT PP Properti as the developer of the Grand Kamala Lagoon area, presents a one stop living concept with a strategic school location and is integrated with residential apartments and shopping centers.
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.
THE SPIRIT OF LOVE FOR INDONESIA
"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.
THE MEANING OF INDEPENDENCE
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.
HighScope Indonesia prepares learners to face current and future challenges with 21st century skills, shaping both their mind and character. See for yourselves how we are redesigning the world.
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