We are Ready to Serve
With schools closed across the world in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most people sticking very close to home, ...
Grade 7 Assembly Performance 2019-2020: ‘Silence is Golden and Actions Speak Louder than Words’
On Friday the 28th of February 2020, The Grade 7 class gave a humorous and spectacular performance in front of the student body. ...
Building Collaboration in TOK
Theory of Knowledge or TOK as commonly known, is one of the core subjects of the IB Diploma Program which aims to develop students’ critical thinking through knowledge questions ...
People Tell Stories in Different Ways and for Different Reasons
Our fourth unit of inquiry is under the transdisciplinary theme of “How We Express Ourselves”. The students need to understand the different ways of storytelling and the reasons why stories are told.
“Our personal beliefs shape who we are” is the Central Idea of the fifth UOI in Grade 3 under the Transdisciplinary Theme of Who We Are. Various beliefs and interpretations from diverse cultures, values, and traditions were discussed and explored throughout this UOI to reinforce and comprehend the central idea with the key concepts;...
Primary School After School Activity (ASA)
Every semester we provide various and interesting after school activities for our students (ASA). These activities allow them to be active, that is obvious, but this can also translate to their everyday life.
SGIA Secondary School After School Activity (ASA)
After School Activity develops skills related to sports, enrichment or extended learning, recreation, arts, and life skills. It serves an avenue to learn non-academic skills for the students to enjoy, practice their strategic thinking...
Importance of Professional Development
Professional development is about life-long learning and growing as an educator. We always have the potential to progress and refine our teaching skills.
It’s Story Time
Stories can express cultures and moral values to shape mankind are the Central Idea of the fourth UOI in Grade 3 under the Transdisciplinary Theme of How We Express Ourselves.
SGIA Participates and Wins an Award in the 16th Harvard Model Congress Asia
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia was honoured to take part in the 16th Harvard Model Congress Asia (HMCA) held at the University of Tokyo, Japan from 11 - 13 January 2020.
Japan-Asia Youth Exchange Program in Science (Sakura Science Program)
The enthusiasm displayed by my classmates and I towards our Science subjects assisted us in being noticed by the Japanese Government as well as the Professors of Kyushu Institute of Technology.
“ Good Morning Vietnam!”: Year 7 Class Trip 2019-2020
Day 1: Monday, 14 October 2019
At 5 a.m., all students that were participating in the Year 7 class trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, gathered at the Batam Centre Ferry terminal, sleepy-eyed, ...
University Trip 2019 to Jakarta & Yogyakarta, 7-12 October 2019
This is our third University Trip since we started this program in 2017. We already visited ten local universities in Jakarta, Tangerang, Bandung and Yogyakarta.
Christmas Celebration 2019
Every year, SGIA holds a Christmas celebration. The goals of our 2019 Christmas celebration were as follow: First - to foster unity in diversity. Students from different religious backgrounds participated in the Christmas decoration contest.
SGIA Participates in the XXII Seoul Model United Nations
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia was honoured to take part in the biggest Model United Nations Conference in South Korea, the 22nd SEOMUN, held at Seoul Foreign School on 8 – 10 November 2019. The conference was attended by 30 schools from 12 countries with over 600 delegates.
Grade 1 Field Trip – Singapore Zoo November 1, 2019
Visiting a zoo is one of the most exciting experiences for first graders. Last November 1, Grade 1 students embark on another meaningful learning experience to Singapore Zoo. This is to support the current transdisciplinary theme “Sharing the Planet” with ...
Safety is Always Our Priority Sekolah Global Indo Asia Fire Drill 2019
Fires can cause devastating effects on any type of premises. However, schools, in particular, are at significant risk. They are often filled with numerous fire hazards and potentially hundreds of students, ...
“Mathastic!” – SGIA Numeracy Week 2019
Last October 7-11 was devoted to observing the Numeracy Week. Each day was assigned to a specific Math strand. The strands are Numbers, Shape and Space, Measurement, Pattern and Function, and Data Handling.
Guaranteeing the safety of our students in school is one of the top priorities of teachers and school administration. This has brought first aid training to the forefront making it mandatory in our school.
Grade 3 Assembly
“Societies differ from one another and change through time” is the central idea of the first Unit of Inquiry under the transdisciplinary theme of Where We Are In Place & Time of grade 3.
Grade 5 Field Trips: Students Visited Infinite Studios
On September 18, 2019 Grade 5 students went to the second field trip to Infinite studios. It is an integrated media entertainment and creative services company based in Singapore and Batam, Indonesia.
Grade 5 Field Trips: Students Visited FM Studio-Sekupang
September 16, 2019, was not just an ordinary day for grade 5 students.They spent the day with a trip to FM Studio-Sekupang, Sekupang Batam Indonesia, to learn more about radio broadcasting.
Grade 5 Assembly
Welcome to grade 5 assembly, the assembly was created by the students to show their learning journey about geography and history can determine a country’s identity.
Grade 2 UOI: Rights and Responsibilites
Our new unit of inquiry is about rights and responsibility and the students will have to learn how different people have different rights and responsibilities. In this unit we invited a resource speaker to share his knowledge about the rights of the children and what are their responsibilities that accompany these rights.
Grade 11 Assembly
The first school assembly happened last August 23. The grade 11 students showcase their talents with different performances adapting the scenes from Disney movies Aladdin, Lion King, Toy Story and Rapunzel.
Healthy Lifestyle and Balanced Choices
Grade 1 students have been developing their knowledge and understanding about making balanced choices that enables us to have a healthy lifestyle.
Grade 11 IB Chemistry Internship Program
Formal education does not only happen in the four walls of the classroom. Significant learning happens when students are exposed to practical learning. They tend to develop a better appreciation of the concepts being taught in school when they know how it is being used in the community.
IB Grade 11 Group 4 Project Presentation Interdisciplinary Learning, Empowering, Inspiring and Mentoring
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia believes in practical learning and integration of different skills to come up with productive and meaningful activities that develop students to flourish not only intellectually but build positive characters that can be observed to their actions.
Grade 5 PYP Exhibition: A Culminating Experience and Celebration of Learning
It’s SGIA 10th PYP Exhibition! This year we have 8 groups of students working with different central ideas under the transdisciplinary theme “Sharing the Planet.” In the spirit of supporting learner’s agency,...
Teachers’ Workshop: Mindfulness & Introduction to Reggio Emilia Approach
All children are competent, curious and creative learners! This is an important message from our last workshop on April 13, 2019, about Learning in Early Years in the Perspective of Reggio Emilia Approach.
Grade 2 Field Trip Unit 5 How We Organize Ourselves
Grade 2 Students has unit about “How We Organize Ourselves” about community provide services to meet people’s need. To broaden students understanding, grade 2 students have visited three places for our field trip.
Plants Play an Important Role Towards the Existence of Living Things
Can you imagine the world without plants? What will happen to human or other living things if there are no plants? Can we survive without plants? Are plants important for us? Some tune in questions to provoke students thinking...
K1 Field Trips How We Organize Ourselves UOI 3 - TRANSPORTATION
In this unit, K1 learnt about How We Organize Ourselves based on their Unit of Inquiry and the topic itself is about transportation. To be more specific, the students also learnt about different kinds of transportation,...
It Is All About The Amazing Earth
These are the grade 3 students’ inquiries on the central idea of “Geological changes alter life on Earth” was discussed. Students were so enthusiastic when they were challenged to explore How the World Works.
Earth Warriors: SGIA Grade 7 Students Initiate Coastal Clean-up Drive
Inculcating environmental stewardship and conservation to the young is a challenge that needs to be addressed. The world today, with the increasing number of threats to the environment, has posed alarming problems and difficulties on how people live.
Looking Back: A Historical Trip in Singapore
The 28th of February marks our first History class-centralized trip; A short-lived, one day journey that recognizes the importance of preserving History, ...
Story is the Window of the World
This year’s Literacy Week activities have been quite entertaining and interesting to our students; it took place last 25 February to 1 March 2019.
TEATER BUMI PRESENTS “MALIN KUNDANG”
In line with our Unit of Inquiry “How We Express Ourselves,” we let our students experience, another great way of understanding stories which is through stage drama. Last February 14, the theatre group called Teater Bumi performed one of the famous Indonesian folktales “Malin Kundang” on stage.
SGIA 20th Anniversary
2018 marks our 20th anniversary. We take the opportunity to look ahead to the future, examining the past, and honored the legacy of the school.
Started in 1998 in a house with a small playground, SGIA was born, moved to a bigger place in 2002 to accommodate the increasing number of students...
All About Jobs
These questions roamed in grade 3 atmospheres upon getting to this term about jobs found in present. The students were so inquisitive about jobs as they were discussing about “people need specific qualities to participate in the world of work for the functioning of society”.
Grade 5 Field Trip to Yogyakarta
Exploring the geography and history of Indonesia in the cultural and historical City of Yogyakarta was the purpose of our field trip last November 6 to 9, 2018. We were currently inquiring into...
SGIA Halloween Costume Bash 2018
Several days before the 31st of October, grade 4 and 5 students were already discussing what to wear during the costume bash; scary, famous, funny characters and the likes. Came Wednesday the 31st,...
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE Across IB DP Subjects
Theory of Knowledge or TOK as commonly known, is one of the core subjects of the IB Diploma Programme. It is a course about critical thinking in which all schools are required to devote at least 100 hours of class time. As a core subject,...
Grade 1 Field Trips
“Why do the dogs like to bark?” asked one of the students when they visited the pet shop. On Monday and Tuesday October 15 and 16, 2018, Grade 1 students had a field trip to De’ Chruse Pet Shop. This field trip gave the students deeper understanding of how people take care of their pets. This is a part of one of the lines of inquiry: Our responsibilities toward animals.
Numeracy Week 2018
On October 8-12, 2018 Sekolah Global Indo Asia primary school department organized its annual numeracy week. The theme for this year is “Math for All”. Throughout the week, students completed numeracy activities within lessons.
Changes are All Around
In this How the World Works unit, we have had done some experiments related to our topic “Physical and Chemical Changes”. We have visited and conducted experiments in the Science Laboratory in the Secondary Department...
K2 Excursion and Field Trips
K2 students had opportunities to experience the Water Play at their first week of learning about water, October 4, 2018. They explored three centers of water play; the swimming pools,...
Humans’ Interaction with The Natural Habitats
“Humans’ interaction with the natural habitats have significant impacts on living things” is the central idea of the discussed Unit of Inquiry Sharing the Planet in grade 3 SGIA.
WE ARE UNITED
On Friday, September 28th 2018, the Grade 10 students assembled in the cafeteria to prepare for their annual performance. They performed with the goal of displaying their talents to the student body, to inspire their fellow students, to entertain, and to show us what they are capable of.
Share to Learn “Teaching and Learning Should Bring Joy"
The marks of an ideal educational institution can be best reflected in empowering its staff and members, building and maintaining their morale and providing learning opportunities for their growth and professional development.
Grade 11 IBDP’s CAS in Collaboration with Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM)
On September 10-14 2018, the grade 11IB students went on a trip to Cipanas, Cianjur in collaboration with Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) as a part of their CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service). This exposure trip hosted numerous valuable activities such as teaching, farming, visiting the local community, ...
SGIA Grade 8 Students Visit East Java
Batu, Malang, also known as the City of Apples, is popular as one of the enchanting tourist destinations in East Java. It has a cool atmosphere because Batu, Malang is dominated by a lot of mountains, ...
Grade 6 Field Trip to Singapore September 10, 2018
The 6th graders of SGIA have joined the field trip to Singapore on Monday 10th September 2018. This field trip is recognized as important tool in learning; a shared social experience that provides the opportunity for students to be exposed and explore novel things beyond the borders of the classroom.
Wonderful Jogjakarta September 6 – 9, 2018
Travelling provides great way to let students learn while having fun, break the daily routine of school activities and be away from the normal environment of school. The Jogjakarta trip focuses on its four objectives which are reinforcing classroom activities,...
Our Unforgettable Grade 7 Field Trip
On the sunny days of 6th and 7th September 2018, the seventh graders went on a field trip to Barelang Harris Hotel, where they experienced numerous fun activities, such as team building, swimming,...
University Trip to Jakarta & Bandung 3-8 September 2018
The University Trip was created to facilitate our grade 12 students to gain information about university life, including majors of study, subject lessons, prerequisites for registration, student activities, campus facilities, university life-style and so on.
K2 Resource Speakers
Our class’ unit of inquiry is under the Trans disciplinary theme of Who we are, which is focusing on Family. To gain more information for students about family, we have invited two different resource speakers in our classroom.
Getting Closure to Reality: Human Migration
Where We Are in Place and Time is our first unit of inquiry in school year 2018-2019. We are learning about human migration is a response to challenges, risks and opportunities. Our lines of inquiry are reasons for migration, history of migration and impacts of migration.
ATL : Teaching the SGIA Millennials
How to engage millennials in today’s education system? It is a challenging task for educators to meet the needs of these students. Laid back strategies in teaching which are more authoritarian teaching style may not work because these learners prefer to have learning environment that have less pressure,...
Grade 2 Field Trip Exploring Batam (North, East, South and West)
Our class’ unit of inquiry is under the transdisciplinary theme of Where We Are in Place and Time which is an inquiry into orientation in place and time. In order to get more factual information about our island’s natural geography and to know the impacts of geographical features of a location on human interactions and settlements...
Grade 11 Assembly
The Grade 11 students stood tall, their solemn gaze fell upon the audience, and with the good to go given by their conductor, Ms. Charo, an uproar of their first line ‘Racism has a Human Heart’ had resonated the gym.
C.A.S (Creativity, Activity and Service) SOCIALIZATION – PD SESSION
On Friday 24 August 2018, the secondary department conducted a professional development (PD) session about CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service), one of core components of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP).
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia is committed to foster a life-long love for learning for the students and part of this commitment is to help the students develop holistically. With this, the Secondary Department had developed friday workshops program for the students to learn relevant skills.
SGIA Students Win KODIM Painting and Caricature Competition 2018
On Saturday, 28 July 2018, Sekolah Global Indo-Asia (SGIA) participated in KODIM Painting & Caricature Competition 2018 in Aula KODIM (Komando Distrik Militer) 0316 in Kp.Seraya, Batu Ampar, Batam. KODIM is military district commando for Batam Island.
Distribution of MacBook for IB DP Students AY 2018-2019
One of our goals is to help our students achieve their success in academics, in addition to ensuring their social-emotional growth leading them to positive directions.
PYP In-School Workshop: “Teaching and Learning”
Welcome to the new School Year 2018-2019! As the new school year begins, SGIA conducted a two-day IB PYP In-school Workshop for our primary teachers on July 13 and 14, 2018.
PYP Exhibition: A Celebration of Learning
This school year’s PYP Exhibition marks SGIA’s 9thyear of celebration and learning. The Grade 5 students came up with different issues under the transdisciplinary theme “Who We Are”. This year, we have 10 groups (each group with members of 2 to 4 students).
"Dedikasi Kartini Masa Kini" (The Dedication of the Modern-Day Kartini)
Last Monday, 23 April 2018, Sekolah Global Indo-Asia has celebrated an important day to remember one of the most influential heroines of Indonesia, Ibu Kartini.
Literacy and Library Month Celebration
An inquiry into the ways in which we discover and express ideas, feelings, nature, culture, beliefs and values: the ways in which we reflect on, extend and enjoy our creativity: our appreciation of the aesthetic.
Visiting A Friend’s House
This is the 5th Unit of Inquiry of K3 for the School Year 2017-2018. This unit is talking about homes in different cultures and local conditions. It is quiet challenging to make the students understand that a home has a different meaning compared to a house.
One Day Fun Trip in Singapore
Last February 2018, our second graders were able to have an exciting trip to Singapore. Our destinations were Clay Works Singapore and Cheung San Library. This trip was related to our 4th Unit of Inquiry under transdisciplinary theme “How the World Works” about Materials.
ASA, Semester 2 for SY 2017-2018
Our Second Semester 2 After-School Activities have begun last March 12, 2018 to encorporate balance and fun in studying while at school from 15:15 to 16:15 on Mondays and Wednesdays.
"Which Character is the Most Interesting?"
There is a reason why we always find dressing up as fun and incredible way of influencing children’s imagination.
As Grade 1 students have just started their unit on the Transdisciplinary Theme – “How We Express Ourselves”, the teachers...
Visiting Quan Fa Organic Farm and Gardens by the Bay
The current unit for Kindergarten 3 is about ‘Sharing the Planet’ on Plants. In this unit, students learn how to take care of plants, know the products derived from the plants and...
Third Graders Went to KidZania
Third graders were so happy to experience the edutainment at KidZania Singapore as our field trip in the fourth Unit of Inquiry “How We Organise Ourselves” on Jobs/Professions.
SGIA’s Jozsua Lumunon, Wins at Asia Pacific Arts Festival
Asia Pacific Arts Festival aims to pursue harmony, peace and global friendship through diversified cultural exchange, team buildings, workshops and performing arts competition. Delegates various Asian Countries like China, Indonesia, ...
Physical Education Equipment and Mr. Hedy
Children learn through play and thus develop their creativity. Kids surely like to play and SGIA collection of gym equipment make it easier. Thanks to such equipment as many kids have a good training and fun at the same time.