ACG International School Jakarta News
International DayWednesday, 19 March 2014 14:42
ACG IS Jakarta International Day Celebrations took place on Friday 7th March to coincide with World Mother Language Day. To recognise ACG’s New Zealand heritage, the assembly was formally opened with a welcome in Maori by Mr Rhys James who then led our New Zealand staff and students in a traditional Maori Haka.
This was followed by several performances and a welcome on stage to students and staff of each of the 39 Nationalities represented at ACG IS Jakarta by the flag and National Anthem from each country. Students were able to navigate the various country tables set up around the gym on their special passports and sample wonderful drinks, food and other cultural delights.
Our sincere thanks to Ms Sophia, Mr Chris and Ms Anna for their coordination of this event and to the PSG organizing committee and all the parents for helping to make this such a wonderful event. Your support is greatly appreciated with the opportunity to celebrate together important in building a community of mutual respect and understanding.
Ms Terese Year 8 Art ClassFriday, 14 March 2014 08:36
Ms Terese and Year 8 students discuss a work on canvas that they are completing. The artist model is contemporary Australian painter Tim Johnson and the subject matter explores icons, signs and symbols from the students’ cultures. Earlier this academic year, students worked on landscape and portraiture projects, always referencing current and/or historical practices.
Aboriginal dot paintingMonday, 10 March 2014 14:15
Students practise an Aboriginal dot painting technique as part of the background for their paintings inspired by Tim Johnson. All Secondary Art programmes at ACG International School Jakarta are now in place and include studies at IGCSE and AS level. At Year 8 level students are gathering the techniques, interest, knowledge and professional practices within visual art that will assist them to succeed later within CIE examinations.
Primary Learning Outside of the ClassroomThursday, 06 March 2014 13:30
Year 3 inquired into the six main religions in the world. As part of this we studied the similarities and differences between religions and the beliefs. To further increase our understanding we went to different places of worship. One such excursion was to Vihara Dhammacakka Jaya Buddhist Temple in Jakarta. There we heard about Buddhist beliefs and saw Buddhism in practice.
Literacy in the Primary ClassThursday, 06 March 2014 13:09
Year 3 children are engaged in small teacher-led guided reading group sessions during their school week. This helps the students improve their oral reading skills, comprehension and receive reading and responding to reading experiences at their level. The children enjoy participating in guided reading groups.