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In The Community (14)

In The Community


ACG’s recycling competition

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 15:56

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Monday mornings are now a hive of activity in the canteen, as students from year 1 – year 12 bring bags full of plastic bottles for ACG’s recycling competition.

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The month of March, 2014 has been a busy but satisfying month for secondary students in Years 7 to 9 at ACG International School Jakarta. The Humanities Exhibition is hosted by the students in Years 7 to 9. This voluntary project provides students with opportunities to ask essential questions, recognize patterns of behaviour, think critically, create solutions, predict outcomes and draw conclusions to help them learn to solve world problems.

Primary Learning Outside of the Classroom

Thursday, 06 March 2014 13:30

Finding out about religion on a field trip to a Buddhist Temple

 

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.

Kartini Day Celebration

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 09:23

Kartini Day CelebrationOn Friday 19 April 2013, we celebrated the Kartini’s day, RA Kartini is one of the heroes of Indonesian women who fought for women's equal rights with men. Because of her, Indonesian woman can now freely achieve their goals in their lives now. To appreciate the merits of RA Kartini, our Indonesian nation commemorates Kartini day on 21st of April every year. ACG this year commemorated Kartini Day on the same day with their International Day celebrations.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Friday, 01 March 2013 10:59

Chinese New Year2What better way to welcome the first day of the Lunar New Year than to celebrate with a Lion dance performance. The lively Lions entertained us with their playful poses and acrobatic skills while accompanied by the music of beating drums, cymbals, and gongs. We were especially honoured to have our very own Marco and Marlo Widodo perform in their first ever Lion dance with the dance troupe. They stole the show with their artistic movements and adorable cos-tume. Following the performance, we engaged in variety of cultural activities, with our Secondary students taking on a leadership role in working with our Primary students. It was a delightful morning with many smiles and lots of RED clothes to ensure good luck and fortune for the New Year. Happy 2013! (Miss Lily)

Year Six Fundraiser

Monday, 03 December 2012 09:06

Fundraiser Year SixAs part of our earlier Unit of Inquiry that focused around 'Rights and Responsibilities', the Year Six Class decided to do a fundraiser. After studying human rights, students felt it was important that all children around the world have the right to an education. Therefore, they felt that the proceeds of the fundraiser should go to the ACG supported fund that has built schools in secluded areas of Indonesia. After learning that approximately Rp. 1.000.000 can send a student to school for an entire year, they jumped into action with that being their monetary target.

The class decided that a two day fundraiser would be adequate to raise the needed funds. They organized a 'food fair' where ethnic foods from their various countries would be sold. The second day would be sporting events where students could win prizes for the Soccer Shootout and Water Balloon Toss.

Champions Read!

Friday, 30 November 2012 11:10

BOOK WEEK is quickly approaching. This year ACG's book week will begin on Friday December 7th and end on Friday December 13th with a costume parade celebrating champions found within books. There will be guest story tellers and authors, contests and activities throughout the week.

Drs. Suyadi (Pak Raden), a well know Indonesian story teller, will open our book week during assembly by sharing some traditional Indonesian stories. An announcement will be made about a competition that will take place over the course of the week.

Two authors will also come and present their stories and the process of writing to the students. Mike Brumby will present to the primary students and Marcellino Lefrandt , will present to the secondary students. We also encourage the parents to read at home with their children books about champions and heroes.

HELP ACG CELEBRATE LEARNING AND BECOME CHAMPION READERS!!

Halloween Disco

Thursday, 15 November 2012 09:12

Halloween Disco 1This year's Halloween disco was better than ever with lots of exciting and fun activities for parents and children.

The Lower Primary areas was completely transformed into the theme of 'The Halloween School of Magical Spirits' with amazing decorations and special effects lighting thanks to the hard work of Mrs Regina and her team of Helpers. The night included a surprise Magic show for the students which ended in the releasing of doves – amazing!

Daisy Scout

Thursday, 04 October 2012 09:08

daisy-scout-4Thanks to all the parents who attended the Parent Teacher Interviews to discuss how their children have progressed through Term One. We were very pleased with the response from parents as we work together in partnership to maximise your children's learning potential. A BIG thank You to the Scouts and Daisy Scouts for serving the parents in the lower Primary building with tasty treats and drinks. What a wonderful community service you all demonstrated and with beautiful smiles!

Local Village Flood Barrier – The Great Wall Project

Our Year 3/4 and Year 4 Classes have been busy organizing charity events as part of their Unit of Inquiry:
'People from around the World are involved in Helping Others in Need'.

They had a selection of short movies one week during lunch times, a Bake Sale, a Soccer Shoot-out and a Garage Sale. Together the Classes were able to raise Rp. 11.861.000 (about USD 1.330) which is quite amazing! The students were able to caste a vote on whom they wanted to provide with long term assistance to, and the outcome was to help people affected by floods in Jakarta which were prevalent at the time. Behind the ACG campus is a small stream, which often floods the very poor area there when we have heavy rain in Jakarta (or further up the river system), so this seemed an appropriate project and one relevant to the school.
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The Teachers negotiated with the local Village Chief of this kampong (village), to build a wall to prevent or lessen the flooding through the houses there. Mr Toby - the Builder currently working on the ACG new building projects, helped to design the wall and a simple drainage system. He informed the staff they would need to buy two pumps, to drive out excess rainwater which cannot drain out of the lowest area.