A. Long Kontak 10 March 2009 20.FH11



A. Long Kontak 10 March 2009 20.FH11
10 March 2009
- PTA Coffee Morning
- PTA Talkshow #3
- Year 10 Students Meeting
(Intro IB DP/UNAS)
- Year 11 US and Canada
University Trip
- SLC for Primary and
- Last Day Term 3
- Term 3 Break
- Year 9 and Year 12 UNAS
extra lessons
- Nyepi Holiday
- Student Free Day
- First Day Term 4
30 Mar - 01 Apr
- MYP Evaluation Visit
- Visitor Day
- Primary Assembly
- Family Fun Day
- Primary and Year 7
- PTA Meeting
- Good Friday Holiday
- Arts Assembly
- WASC Visit
Published by : Sekolah Global Jaya
Bintaro Jaya Sektor IX
Jl. Raya Jombang Pondok Aren
Tangerang 15224 Indonesia
phone : 62 21 7457562
fax : 62 21 7457561
Self Directed Learners
As you are aware, the teaching faculty at Sekolah Global Jaya consistently works
towards students reaching their maximum academic potential whilst also
developing the ‘soft skills’ of our students so they are prepared for the challenges
of the 21st Century. For many years now, our school has used a set of guiding
statements which we call our Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs) to
encourage this development. The ESLRs are used by the teaching faculty to
enhance learning in the classroom, from Kindergarten to Year 12.
One of the Expected Schoolwide Learning Results is listed here.
Self-directed learners who:
show independence in learning
actively enjoy learning and whose love of learning will be sustained
throughout their lives
develop a natural curiosity and become active participants in the learning
assess and understand their strengths and limitations in order to support
their learning and personal development
give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and experience
are brave and articulate in defending their beliefs.
Fostering a lifelong love of learning among our students has always been one of
our aims but we also encourage our teachers in this regard as well. Recently, it
was very pleasing to see that our learning community has continued to expand.
For many years now we have run parent workshops on a variety of topics including
matters of curriculum, sex education, reading programmes etc. A group of parents
was concerned that they needed more, specifically in the area of Information
Technology. So the ‘Computer Skills for Mums’ workshops were begun.
I was pleasantly surprised to see our computer laboratory full of new ‘learners’
who were eagerly listening to Pak Agus during their first computer skills lesson.
I commend the parents who have taken the step to increase their knowledge
base and I encourage other parents to take any opportunities to learn more when
they are offered at our campus.
If there are particular areas of training or development in which you feel the
school can support you, then please speak with a PTA representative and the
school will make every endeavour to facilitate your learning experience.
Richard Henry
Executive Principal
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discussions, books and CD’s.
Kindergarten students have had
exciting experiences while learning
about insects and small creatures.
Some things they have learned so far
are about the life cycles of the frog
and butterfly. We have also learned
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Our guest speaker, Ibu Venny (Ashley’s Mom
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the usage of homes, rooms and the layout
of rooms.
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This term we are learning about “Where
We Are in Place and Time”. The Central
Idea is “Everybody lives in different homes
for different reasons, while their needs
are similar”.
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We looked at different kinds of homes. We
noticed that there are similarities and
differences between homes.
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In this Math activity, we explored
numbers and numerals using
different materials.
In Mathematics, students learned about numbers, including hundreds. They demonstrated great enthusiasm when exploring
this concept by playing a game with a friend. The first child rolled 3 dice; each die represented either the hundreds, tens or
ones; then the other child had to show that number using multibase on the place value board. They were working together
very well and took turns to roll the dice.
Year 1 explored different kinds of religious celebrations and how to respect
each other through a performance during assembly.
Students were confidently being tourists and
tour guides during role-play. They experienced
how to ask for information about a certain place
and explained how to get to that place using a
In English, Year 1C learned how to follow a procedure to make lemonade.
Since our first week back at school, Year 1 students have been learning
about our 4th Unit of Inquiry under the theme: “Where we are in Place
and Time.” The Central Idea for this unit is “Exploring and recording our
world helps us to understand our place in the local community and
beyond.” With the title “Are we there yet?” We’ve been learning about
maps; what a map is and how to read a map; landmarks, routes and also
how to draw a map of our classroom from a bird’s-eye view. We are still
looking forward to the many exciting things we are going to explore and
learn during this unit.
During our previous Unit of Inquiry about
Hygiene, we gained lots of new information
that was very useful for our daily lives.
We demonstrated how to be good listeners when Pak Hendy (GA Staff)
and Pak Amidin (ISS Company) explained how they help keep our school
clean and hygienic.
Based on the class discussion
about some important hygienic
practices, we practised how to be
effective communicators by
conducting a survey in school
about the hygienic practices of
other people. Now we know that
people have different ways to
keep themselves clean and
After learning about hygienic practices, we shared our knowledge confidently with the other year level students during our
‘Hygiene Consultation Room Operating Hours’. We gave demonstrations and quizzes with hand made bookmarks as the
In pairs, we made ‘Hygiene Posters’ creatively to inform everyone
in school how important it is to keep ourselves clean and healthy.
We also made the ‘Hygienic Dustbin’ by decorating buckets with
some vocabulary about Hygiene.
Currently, we are exploring
our new UOI about Media.
We have already been doing some interesting activities during
this unit. For example, we shared our holiday our holiday
stories through different kinds of media and asked our friends
to try and guess what we wanted to say.
As one of our frontloading activities, we went to Bintaro Plaza on a fieldtrip. There we saw many different kinds of
media and experienced how people use them to convey different messages. It was very exciting!
Under the unit title: Aye … Aye Captain!, our Year 3 students
will be learning about explorers around the world.
Central Idea:
*Humans are driven by various needs and curiosity to explore unfamiliar regions which
has an effect on people.
Lines of Inquiry
* People have explored and travelled throughout history (Connection & Causation).
* The cultural effects of exploration on people to this present day (Causation & Change)
During our front loading activities, students in Year 3 watched animated
films on Marco Polo and Columbus. The Students were curious to find
out when they had explored the world.
Students were inquirers when they made,
sorted and arranged information about
explorers into their bookmark page
The students used the bookmark
page enthusiastically to find the web
pages showing the router Zheng He
and Ibn Battuta took.
In English, students are listening to
the exciting adventures of Magellan’s
voyage around the world 500 years
Students displayed their
creativity when they made a
map of their private island in
Mathematics. Their maps
included coordinates and
Beginning this term, Year 3 have started a new
Transdisciplinary Theme: Where we are in time and place.
This term we are learning about natural disasters
that are caused by Earth plate movement and
atmospheric changes. We had so much fun hearing
and watching presentations from the guest speakers
and we also acquired lots of knowledge about how
our world works.
Since the beginning of this term, Year 5 has undertake several activities
for its front loading on Government. One of them was The Class Executive
Election simulation. Below are the pictures showing the process of the
A candidate is
giving a speech
during the
The candidates.
Each party proposes the candidate
and the programme.
Voters are putting in their ballots.
A voter is registering for the
A participant voting
for a candidate during
election time.
The inauguration.
MAYDAY ! MAYDAY! PLANET PROBLEM!….. that was our Unit Title
for our Exhibition Unit of Inquiry, December 10—11, 2008. The
Central Idea was The Earth is not yours and it is not mine, it’s ours;
we have the responsibility to preserve our finite and infinite resources.
Lines of inquiry :
- The characteristics of finite and infinite resources.
- The connections between humans and finite/infinite resources.
- Our responsibilities for the use of finite and infinite resources.
When these photos were taken, Year 6 students were very busy…. busy preparing their projects for the Exhibition. They
had to complete two tasks, one individual project and one group project. This was a big job but exciting and challenging.
During this Unit of Inquiry, students were able to use all the skills and knowledge that they had acquired during their time
in Primary School and the IB Primary Years Programme.
Students had to make their own assessment criteria sheets based on their own student questions. They also had to select
the PYP attitudes, learner profiles, transdiciplinary skills and ESLR that they would use during the process leading up to
and including, the Exhibition.
The pictures show how students were involved in the Exhibition process.
Tuning in: Year 6 students watching a video showing last year’s Exhibition and other IB schools’ Exhibitions, led by Ibu Pat. Students
then brainstormed the Transdiciplinary Theme ‘Sharing the Planet’. We chose to concentrate on a local issue and then wrote the
Central Idea.
2. Student Journals: students kept a journal reflecting the whole process of the Exhibition. They wrote about their individual and group
topics and had to create questions for their assessment criteria sheet, hopefully leading to real action in the local environment.
3-4. Students collected information and data from various sources such as the Internet, interviews, newspapers, books, movies etc.
Some students interviewed a person from WWF Indonesia.
5-6. Mentoring in progress: Ibu Primi and Almer together with Pak Dan and Valjein are having a mentoring session. Mentors were
invited from across the whole school. We appreciated the support from Secondary teachers.
7. A busy classroom: each student is busy preparing their projects for the Exhibition.
8-9. Being an effective communicator: students were able to explain their own topic to visitors, such as parents and students from other
10. Group performance: Arda and Dita present their findings to visitors.
11. Ronny is seen here putting ideas into action by creating an environmentally sustainable idea, ‘biopore’, in the school yard.
This term the Year 6 students began their Unit
of Inquiry (UOI) entitled “You’re Hired!”.
Obviously this was a fun connection to the TV
Show “The Apprentice” where Donald Trump
says “You’re Fired”. The UOI is all about work
and education and how they are closely
connected. Students spent a day in the work
place where parents volunteered to supervise
them in an office, a factory, a business etc.
Students gained a great deal from knowing
how hard it is in the real world (and how hard
their parents work!).
Following this activity, students worked with
Ibu Jessica and Ibu Pat to prepare a Business
Plan to set up their own business. They used
their entrepreneurial skills to think of all that
is necessary to establish a business, including
finding ‘backers’. The students planned the
whole process, from thinking of a product or
a service, right through to offering that product
or service to the SGJ community and producing
a balance sheet at the end of it all.
The Sales Day itself was a huge success, with
over Rp 6,000,000 being made for UNICEF
(chosen by popular vote). However, not all
groups recorded a profit but that is a good
lesson to learn too. Students gained a great
insight into the need for the planning and
financial sides of a business. Who knows,
some of these students might set up a business
in the future!
Lukas, Jerryl and Valjean planning their promotion posters.
Samples of posters made by hand.
Natthalie decided to ask people to sample her product BEFORE Sales Day as a way to promote her product.
Display of the Process.
Selling to Staff of SGJ.
Secondary students join in the fun.
A rush to buy before the stall runs out!
Robby and Andrew promoting their products on the day.
Even the teachers join in!
Great to see the School board Members joining in the fun, Pak Okky and Pak Edmund
Ibu Lyn and Pak Richard also joining the fun
Christmas In Heaven
"Christmas in Heaven", inilah tema Perayaan Natal di Global Jaya yang dirayakan
pada tanggal 18 Desember 2008. Seluruh siswa, guru, manajemen, staf dan
orangtua sangat antusias mengikuti perayaan ini. Acara di buka dengan kata
sambutan dari Pak Richard kemudian perarakan lilin Natal serta penjelasan arti
dan makna simbol lilin tersebut oleh Alyssa dari year 10. Perayaan ini di meriahkan
juga oleh para penari dari year 3 – 4, lagu-lagu Natal yang begitu menggema
dinyanyikan oleh siswa-siswi primary dan secondary serta perwakilan orangtua
dengan penuh semangat. Semua acara berjalan lancar dan berkesan dengan
hadirnya Santa Claus yang memberikan donasi kepada Panti Asuhan Abygail. Begitu
pula dekorasi panggung yang indah dan menarik oleh Alula dan Yudis dari year 12
serta siswa dan siswi secondary Kristen–Katholik yang bekerja dengan penuh
tanggung jawab. Semoga toleransi beragama ini tetap terjaga untuk kedamaian
kita semua. Hossana in excelcis Deo.
Ibu Margaretha
Religius Activities
As part of the preparation for the celebration, in Mandarin lessons, Primary students
made art and craft items related to the Chinese New Year.
Kindergarten children were involved in hand printing, where they used their handprints
to create Ox paintings, which reflected the Year of the Ox. The children were happy and
excited to be involved in this activity.
Y ea
C hi n
Culture Activities
As a part of developing ourselves as Global Citizens, Sekolah Global Jaya celebrated
Chinese New Year on January 29th, 2009. SGJ is a multicultural community, which
includes the Chinese community.
Reception children created 12 Chinese Zodiac puppets.
Year 1 made Chinese hats
Year 2 built and designed colourful Dragon Masks
Year 3 made model Fire crackers (using toilet tissue rolls)
Year 4 designed Red envelopes and New Year’s greeting cards.
Year 5 created Chinese Lanterns.
This year, we also had a Chinese New Year Celebration assembly. This began with a
Primary performance, then a Secondary presentation about Chinese New Year, a
Secondary performance and finally Wushu and the Barongsai (Lion Dance). During the
whole school Chinese New Year celebration, Year 5 students proudly presented their
own rendition of the song “Gong Xi Ni”, a Chinese New Year song. Below are some
student responses in regards to their performance at the celebration
Lastbut not least, Primary students, teachers want to wish everyone GONG XI FA CAI,
Ibu Belline
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 5
Year 4
On the stage when
the performance was
beginning, I felt very
nervous. But the audience
didn’t laugh at us. It was
very exciting.
Maurina (Year 5A)
I was nervous before
we sang but when we
sang I was normal and I
was honored that I could
sing in a celebration.
Bona (Year 5B)
Year 5 Performance
Culture Activities
Addressing the AOI “Community & Service” through involvement in the Chinese New Year
Celebration, students of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 took part in organizing, planning and performing
in the Chinese New Year Celebration. This took place on Thursday, 29 January 2009 in the
While doing all this, they had to focus on the concept of community, regarding themselves
as individuals within communities. They also had to reflect on their attitudes and
responsibilities and their involvement in their community through the event.
Students discovered how communities are different, how they are similar and what makes a
community. They examined the interdependence between communities and individuals and how each responds to the
other’s needs.
As part of their study of Mandarin, they undertook reflection upon different social patterns and ways of life, showing
initiative. Students reflected on the possible roles they can assume as individuals within a community.
Students identified their own strengths and weaknesses and began to understand that these affect one’s ability to make
a positive impact on their community. They explored types of involvement and their effects on communities at various
levels. Showing willingness to respond to the needs of others and coming up with solutions, prompted Davin and Arwin
(Year 10A) to make a presentation about customs and culture surrounding Chinese New Year in front of the entire school
Year 7: Jovi, Nabila, Axel, Raihan Dzaky, Zaky, Patricia, Michelle (Decoration)
Year 8: Rama, Bianca, Igor, Frisca, Andri, Abby, Emily, Erin, Ica, Dinda, Bernardo, Brina, Bebby, Fadhli, Nadira, Safira, Joey,
Kalista, Nadhila, Stephanie, Nadif (Singing)
Year 8: Vidi, Indi (MC)
Year 9: Naya, Nadia, Chaca, Bela, Sheryl, Nadine (Dancing)
Year 10: Adhe, Anissa, Erwin I, Arwin, Alyssa, Manda, Abi, Ega (Decoration)
All in all, it was a very successful event, especially for those who took part. It opened an entirely new dimension to those
students, namely the dimension of Community and Service as an Area of Interaction.
Ibu Veve
Year 8 Practice Sin
Year 7 Deco
Year 8
Year 8 Performance
Year 9 Danci
Year 10 Presentatio
Year 10 Decoration
Year 7
8 after
the ce
etween 1st and 6th of December 2008,
our year level went on an excursion to
Kuningan, a city in West Java, on the outskirts
of Cirebon. The purpose of our visit was
(mainly) to witness for ourselves life outside
of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The
highlights of our trip, however, were not only
meeting with royalty in the form of the current
prince of Kuningan but also getting down and
dirty in the paddy fields (attempting to ease
the farmer’s daily duty of planting rice),
creating lane posts for an entire street,
providing a free health-care stand and
capturing (with our bare hands) freshwater
fish and selling them. It was also an
opportunity to get acquainted with the local
In Kuningan, they showed us a perfect
example of a civil society where no matter
what you believe in or what your faith is, you
are still a part of the community and deserve
as much respect as of any other person in the
community. The tour guide, who happened
to be our ex-Humanities teacher, the lovely
Pak Adam, explained to us how he himself is
a Catholic and how his uncle is a devout
Muslim and how they exchange words of each
other’s holy books as a sign of respect and
unconditional love.
It truly signifies how simple it actually is to
live in harmony and yet some of us just seem
to complicate it for ourselves back home.
Living harmoniously, they are able to help
each other to improve the standards of their
town. If we were able to ignore the differences
each and every one of us possess back in
Jakarta, just imagine how much of an impact
and difference that would make in our daily
lives as city people. This being our final trip
as a year level, I must say it was a great way
to end our final days as free-spirited seniors.
And if you’re currently a tenth-grader, I highly
recommend that you join the trip, it is totally
worth it. Our thanks go to Pak Darwin (our
friendly and competent leader and organizer),
Pak Didi, Ibu Dewi, Ibu Sam, Pak Tri, Ibu Ari,
Pak Edi and Pak Andrew for their support and
Jamal (Year 11IPS)
Preparing staple goods tobe given
free to the underpriviledged.
Ready for the opening of the flea market.
The crowd at the flea market.
Iggi is weighing a child at a
Students, Emir and Patrick are donating
the Rp 3,4 million raised from the flea
market for Cagar Budaya and the
Aditya is writing signs using
different characters, Roman
and ancient sundanese.
Kevin G. Watches carefully as Pak Didi
shows him how to make a Suling Bambu.
Aby interviews Prince Jatikusumah
(The prince of Kuningan).
Playing tradisional music instruments is fun!
Let’s g
to plan
t some
The students are catching fish with their
bare hands.
Kevin Y. is ploughing the field.
Students are harvesting vegetables.
Students making clay masks.
Working collaboratively through a creativity game.
Learning and practising how to make a clay
pot as port of creativity.
Field Tr
ami, siswa siswi kelas 11 UNAS
pada tanggal 10 Februari 2009
melakukan field trip ke Serang, Banten.
Tujuan dari field trip ini adalah untuk
mengetahui tentang kerajaan Islam
yang kami pelajari pada pelajaran
Sejarah. Selain itu untuk mendukung
pemahaman materi Sosiologi tentang
bagaimana masyarakat Banten
memperlihatkan kondisi multikultural
dan toleransi dalam kehidupan sehari
hari. Kami didampingi oleh Pak Darwin,
Pak Nanang dan Ibu Popy selama field
trip ini berlangsung.
Lokasi pertama yang kami kunjungi
adalah Museum Purbakala yang
menyimpan benda-benda bersejarah
Kerajaan Banten. Reruntuhan bekas
Istana Surosowan yang diratakan
d e n ga n t a n a h o l e h B e l a n d a
memberikan pemahaman bahwa
Kerajaan Banten adalah kerajaan yang
kuat dan berani melawan penjajah
Belanda. Setelah menikmati makan
siang kami menuju Mesjid Agung
Banten yang memiliki menara, dari atas
menara tersebut kami dapat melihat
Selat Sunda. Di Serang terdapat
jembatan gantung yang dahulu kala
digunakan untuk menghubungkan dua
daerah yang merupakan tempat
pembongkaran muatan kapal. Namun
sekarang kondisinya sangat
memprihatinkan dan tidak
dipergunakan lagi.
Tempat lain adalah Karang Atu. Karang
Atu adalah pelabuhan pertama di
Banten yang sangat maju pada
masanya, saat ini masih dipergunakan
oleh penduduk sekitar untuk
menambatkan perahu nelayan yang
hendak mencari ikan. Kami dapat
menyimpulkan bahwa Banten
merupakan daerah perdagangan
karena pada zaman dahulu banyak
sekali pengunjung dari berbagai daerah
seperti dari Gujarat, Persia, China
sehingga tidaklah mengherankan
banyak kampung yang berisikan
penduduk dari daerah mereka, guna
mengikat adat istiadat yang mereka
bawa. Tercerminlah multikutural di
Banten yang berdasarkan etnis ataupun
a ga m a . M e re ka d a pat h i d u p
berdampingan dengan damai. Ini
terbukti dengan adanya klenteng tua
atau vihara yang masih digunakan
sampai saat ini. Kami mengunjungi
Benteng Spellwick , benteng pertama
Belanda yang dibangun setelah
menduduki Kerajaan Banten dan
setelah itu kami kembali ke sekolah.
Nisa (Year 11 IPS)
Museum Purbakala
Sumber air di istana Surosowari
Tempat bersemedi para bangsawan Banten
Menara Mesjid Banten
Tempat mandi putri Kerajaan Banten
Jembatan gantung
“Aku penjelajah,” ujar Coraline.
“Tentu saja, anak manis,” sahut Miss Forcible
sambil tersenyum. “Nah, jangan sampai
tersesat.” (Coraline, Neil Gaiman. Bab 2/
Coraline adalah seorang gadis kecil berusia 10 tahun yang memiliki jiwa petualang yang sudah mendarah daging
dalam dirinya. Ia memiliki tubuh yang kurus dan berambut lurus sebahu, matanya berwarna coklat, kulit tubuh dan
wajahnya berwarna putih pucat. Coraline bukanlah gadis feminim seperti anak gadis seusianya, Ia tidak suka memakai
banyak aksesoris. Meskipun Coraline tidak suka memakai aksesoris yang ‘mewah’, tapi gadis ini suka sekali memakai
sweater berwarna cerah, ataupun sepatu bot yang bermotif lucu. Namun, Coraline juga bukan seorang anak yang tomboi,
ia masih suka main rumah-rumahan bersama boneka-bonekanya. Walau tubuhnya mungil, nyali yang dimiliki Coralin
sangat besar. Ketika sebuah ancaman dan halangan datang menghadang perjalanan hidupnya, Coraline menganggapnya
sebagai sebuah tantangan. Coraline dan keluarganya baru saja pindah ke sebuah rumah tua yang sangat besar dan luas,
di belakang rumah terdapat sebuah lapangan tenis yang sudah tidak terpakai, di sampingnya ada taman mawar yang
sudah dipenuhi semak belukar karena tidak terurus. Namun mereka tidak memiliki keseluruhan rumah tersebut, menurut
mereka rumah itu terlalu luas. Miss Spink dan Miss Forcible tinggal bersama anjing-anjing peliharaan mereka di bawah
flat keluarga Coraline, sedangkan seorang lelaki tua sinting, Mr. Bobo dan sirkus tikusnya, tinggal di flat di bawah atap
yang ada di atas flat yang ditempati oleh Coraline. Coraline menjadi seorang gadis ‘penjelajah’ beberapa hari setelah ia
mengetahui bahwa ada sebuah dunia yang mirip dengan dunia yang ia tinggali sekarang di balik pintu tua misterius di
ruang duduk di flatnya. Sesaat setelah ia mengetahui bahwa ia memiliki ‘orang tua yang satunya’ di dalam dunia itu, orang
tua kandungnya menghilang entah kemana. Akhirnya, Coraline terjebak dalam misteri keberadaan orangtuanya. Di dalam
sebuah ‘dunia’ di balik pintu tua, Coraline harus memecahkan misteri yang ada di balik maksud ‘orang tua yang satunya’.
Adrenalin Coraline pun terpacu, jiwa penjelajahnya ditantang untuk menjelajahi dan mengungkap misteri yang ada di
dunia yang mirip dengan dunia yang ia kenal. Dan ternyata, ia menemukan misteri-misteri lain yang ada di balik pintu tua
tersebut yang harus ia pecahkan.
Di term 3 ini, saya dan teman-teman sedang membahas buku terjemahan karangan Neil Gaiman yang berjudul
Coraline. Saya juga belajar tentang bagaimana saya bisa memahami alur cerita dari sebuah novel terjemahan. Selain
memahami alur ceritanya, saya juga harus mengerti bagaimana cara mendeskripsikan ulang tokoh-tokoh yang terdapat
dalam cerita tersebut. Selain itu, saya juga belajar bagaimana cara membuat sebuah monolog dan mempresentasikannya
di depan teman-teman. Unit question untuk term ini adalah “ Bagaimana kita dapat merespons perbandingan dua buah
karya sastra yang berbeda latar belakangnya?” Dalam unit question tersebut kita akan membaca dua buku dengan judul,
jenis, dan latar belakang yang jauh berbeda. Berhubung saya belum membaca buku yang lain yaitu Natsuka, jadi saya
belum terlalu tahu apa isi dari buku itu. Namun, menurut opini teman-teman yang sudah membaca buku Natsuka adalah
sebuah novel yang berlatar belakang negara Jepang yang mengandung unsur adat istiadat dan tradisi yang sangat kental,
dan sangat berbeda dengan buku Coraline yang berunsur misteri. Bukan horor, melainkan novel yang berlatar belakang
petualangan, tantangan, dan teka-teki yang harus diungkap.
Selama saya membaca buku Coraline karangan Neil Gaiman ini, saya sangat menikmati jalan ceritanya. Ceritanya
sangat bagus, karena bercerita tentang petualangan seorang gadis cilik yang harus memecahkan misteri agar dapat
menyelamatkan orang tuanya. Buku ini punya kelebihan tersendiri, apabila sang pembaca memiliki daya imajinasi yang
tinggi, dia akan bisa membayangkan dan merasakan sendiri ketegangan yang dialami Coraline. Setelah saya selesai membaca
buku Coraline, saya harus membuat deskripsi tokoh. Saya dapat memilih tokoh yang akan saya deskripsikan, dan saya
memilih tokoh Coraline. Saat saya membuat deskripsi tokoh tersebut, saya semakin mengerti isi dari cerita yang terdapat
dalam novel ini. Saya semakin paham apa yang dirasakan Coraline ketika dia terjebak, ketika dia merasa takut, ketika dia
merasa tertantang. Apabila kita tidak memahami dan tidak mengerti apa yang ingin disampaikan oleh tokoh yang kita
pilih, mana mungkin dapat mendeskripsikan tokoh tersebut dengan baik dan benar. Semakin kita mengerti apa yang ada
dan maksud dibalik tokoh tersebut, maka akan lebih mudah untuk kita membuat deskripsi dari tokoh tersebut.
Nadiya Afifah (Year 8B)
A delegation of six students from Sekolah Global Jaya
and their teacher, Arthur Busch, attended the 4th
annual Model United Nations conference, held at the
Marriott Hotel in Doha, Qatar from January 28 to
February 1, 2009. Sekolah Global Jaya was the first
Indonesian school to be invited to attend this event.
The students met 350 student delegates from 36
countries and explored issues such as international
piracy and the crisis in Zimbabwe.
Students researched the issues before attending the
conference and utilized numerous skills, including
formulating ideas, negotiating, networking and thinking
on their feet. Students successfully comprehended
sophistated concepts and ideas in English and used
their proficient language skills in their work as UN
delegates. Much of the work of presenting position
papers and working on resolutions was done in
committees such as the World Health Organization
and the Security Council.
The conference was run by the Georgetown University
School of Foreign Service. It was officially opened by
the U. S. Ambassador to Qatar. The final event of the
conference was a luncheon attended by a number of
diplomats, including H. E. Ambassador H. M. Rozy
Munir of the Republic of Indonesia.
Our students were able to engage in meaningful
dialogue with students from all over the world in trying
to seek solutions to global problems. As Irman said,
“I thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to
represent my country and make friends with students
from other countries.” Jonathan expressed the view
that “It was great to take on the role of a diplomat
from another country and see issues from another
perspective.” Alyssa welcomed the chance to “gain
confidence in my public speaking.”
Attending the MUN conference gave these students a
unique learning experience, which was also a wonderful
way for them to live the school’s motto, ‘Gateway to
the World’.
Pak Arthur
World Health Organization
Alyssa Representing Western Sahara.
Irman at The NATO Committee.
Jonathan at The Security Council.
Cultural Night.
Our delegation with Ambassador Rozy and
Madame Rozy.
Indonesian diplay at Cultural Night.
Alyssa in traditional outfit for cultural
Fun at The Ambassador’s residence.
Sightseeing on The Conichu.
Museum of Islamic Art.
Charity Event
The PTA drumming up a storm.
Help, hope and harmony
"As you all know, despite spending a lot of time
preparing for the event, I couldn't attend the CONCERT
FOR NTT in December last year. But I was very happy to learn
that 14.5 million rupiah was raised for the people in NTT. This
is an amazing amount and I thank all concerned for their effort
and dedication.
Pak Philip
Variety Show Coordinator
Pak Ray sings from the heart.
Ibu Mary Marg
wows the
audience on
Ibu Mary Marg and Pak Andrew sing about their adopted city.
Ibu Tina and Pak dan, accompanied by Ibu Mary Marg and Pak Andrew, have the time of their lines.
Charity Event
Laconic and laid-back: Pak Neil
s a participant in the Help, Hope
and Harmony Concert for NTT last
December, I can say that it was one of
the most worthwhile things I have done
since coming to Jakarta. Along with Ibu
Sam (and because of Pak Phil’s
untimely illness), I helped take on the
role of co-MC for the evening.
Two things struck me about the
concert. One was the array of talent
that was on display that evening. Pak
Ray’s opening rendition and his
wonderful delivery of Music of the
Night towards the end, were both
moving and exciting. The PTA’s
coordinated drumming (à la Stomp –
that great show of percussion from
The Primary School presents a fairy tail to top the Brothers Grimm.
recent years) was dynamic and very
clever (thanks go here to Pak Andy for
his direction). Next we saw the acting
and writing talents of the Primary
School with a very funny take on a
campuran of fairy tales. We had
modern music from Pak Dan, Ibu Tina
and Ibu Mary-Marg’s soulful violin and
an original song by Ibu Mary-Marg and
myself. The award-winning school choir
once again was thrilling under Pak Ray’s
inventive and colourful direction.
Overall the evening simply oozed talent
– what a staff we have!
absolute pleasure. I am sure the
people of NTT appreciated the
substantial donation raised through
the sale of tickets.
The second thing that struck me was
the engagement of the audience. It
was a generous, involved and vocal
group, which made performing an
Pak Andrew
Harmony at work. The school choir sang an ABBA medley.
It was also a pleasure working
alongside Ibu Sam, who was funny and
chatty and able to keep the show
moving at a good pace. Congratulations
to all involved. Special thanks go to Pak
Andy for his considered and very
competent organisation of the
rehearsals and the evening itself.
Let’s do it again!
Ibu Melissa
the choir with
a beautiful
Swimming Carnival
The swimming carnivals on Wednesday 18th of February and Thursday 19th of
February 2009 were a major success. These events were enjoyed by the whole
school from Primary to Senior School. All students who swam are to be
congratulated for their efforts. The house spirit from the beginning to the end
was intense and students should be proud of the enthusiasm they showed.
The events ended with the presentation of trophies to captains from the winning
houses for cheering competition and overall points. A BIG thank you to the PE
Faculty for all their hard work. Thanks also to the Primary and Secondary teachers,
Admin staff and Management, who all helped to make the two days successful
and contributed enormously to the spirit.
The Primary swimming results are as follows;
Kindy – Year 6
· Swimming Competition
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
· Cheering competition
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
The Secondary swimming results are as follows;
YEAR 7 - 12
· Swimming Competition
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
(619 points)
(592 points)
(518 points)
· Cheering competition
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
Well done to the House captains and all competitiors
(539 points)
(524 points)
(507 points)