NZ Jakarta Ambassador to NZIS

On Friday 13th May the New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia, Dr Trevor Matheson, and his wife paid a visit to the New Zealand Independent School in Kemang. He was formally welcomed with a traditional Maori welcome, a powhiri, onto the Primary Campus. He was entertained by the primary students in an assembly which included both New Zealand Maori and Bahasa Indonesian items. He also toured the campus to see New Zealand Curriculum teaching and learning in action. Finally Ambassador Matheson visited the Secondary Campus where he was treated to a rousing kapa haka performance by the Secondary students, followed by
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Join Us On Educa

A GREAT WAY TO SHARE STUDENT LEARNING From Term 2 we will be sharing your child’s learning with you through an educational software programme called Educa. Each class will have their own page where school happenings will be posted. This is similar to a Blog. Each class also has individual profiles for each student, accessible only to invited parents & family. You will only see your child’s profile. Inside the profile will be learning stories (for Early Years), learning goals, shared learning activities, photos, videos and more. These will all be linked to the Te Whariki Learning Outcomes or New
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Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards November 2015

We are proud to inform you with great pleasure that two of our students are awarded Outstanding Cam­bridge Learner Award from Cambridge International Examinations Board for examinations held in De­cember 2015. This is one of the prestigious award students can gain from their Cambridge Examinations. There are more than one million students from 10,000 schools around the world attended Cambridge examinations in 2015. There are three awards announced in two categories to our school students. NZIS team is extremely happy to extend our hearty congratulations to both the outstanding achievement award winners. Details of the winning students and the awards
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Halloween Disco

A BIG THANKS to all who made our annual disco another great community event. A special thanks to all those parents who helped set up the foyer area so that it truly had a haunting Halloween feel and who ensured we were all fed and watered throughout the evening! It was great to have so many students, teachers and parents demonstrating their creative dance skills! Congratulations to those who won prizes for BEST DRESSED and BEST DA NCERS! Next year we will have to ensure that parents also get a prize, as some adults went to a great deal of
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Language Trip and Culture

Year 10 goes to Yogyakarta (September 1 – September 3, 2015) This term 3 is a big assesment for year 10 Indonesian’s class as they have to visit Java’s most visited tourist destination, Yogyakarta. The objectives of this trip is for the students to find out about historical, cultural sites of Yogyakarta. They should gain an insight into the history of Indonesia, Javanese traditional dance (Ramayana Performance). Yogyakarta is consider as epicentre of Javanese art and culture, and is the capital of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, literally the”Special Region of Yogyakarta”, the only region in Indonesia to be headed by monarchy.
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Independence Day Celebrations

This weekend we enjoy a long weekend in celebration of The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence that was originally read at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945, some 70 years ago. At NZIS we celebrated this event today with a range of interesting cultural performances and activities. Today’s assembly and Indonesian Games have been a huge success, thanks to the hours of work all our local staff have spent over the last three weeks, focusing on preparing students to perform or complete art works for the day. The organisation of groups and the sourcing of materials for the activities was
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Greetings From the Language Section

Our students at NZIS come from very different countries; they are the living proof that being among peers of diverse origins enriches daily life, teaches mutual respect and fosters curiosity for other cultures. The Teaching approach. Our teaching approach is based on the most recent research on the pedagogy of languages. Communication in the classroom is supported by a strong reinforcement of grammar and pronunciation, which represents the backbone of our methodology. The students, not the teachers, are at the centre of the learning process. Our language lessons are focused on real life interactions in the classroom but we also
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Te Whaariki

At the New Zealand Independent School our Early Years program is centered on the child initiated learning style of Te Whaariki. This curriculum is not built on timetables but rather is a fluid approach to being adaptable to how our young children act and learn. Our staff must be constantly observing and communicating with each child to extend their thinking and learning. This may happen on a one-to-one or small group basis. The environment is crucial to the children’s learning as it allows the children to develop their fine and gross motor-skills, which are essential for formal learning in the
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Congratulations to All of Our Swimmers

Congratulations to all of our swimmers for their performances at the JASIS Swim Carnival at AIS on May 9th. All of our swimmers performed admirably and we finished 3rd overall, which was a fantastic effort from staff, parents and our swimmers. I would like to pass on a very sincere note of gratitude to Mr. Oscar, our Music and Bahasa teacher in Primary and Ms Erlin, our Office Supervisor and Admissions to the Primary campus. To Oscar and Erlin, both inspirational and wonderful patrons of our school, we wish you every success for the new challenges ahead. To Ms Tri,
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Head Girl and Head Boy and their Deputies for 2015

Today we announced in assembly our Head Girl, Danielle Pintacasi, our Head Boy, Frank Mizigi, and their deputies Heidi Wenas and Rusley Namis. They were selected after student input and staff deliberation over the last three weeks. All of these students are House leaders so it’s the leadership that they have shown during the Waitangi Day celebrations, which were important but this wasn’t the only activity from which they were chosen. Danielle has been at NZIS, the longest and she has a strong history with this school, however it is her qualities as an outstanding academic and positive motivator and
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