News & Stories

Welcome to the JIS Blog! This is a collaborative space for the entire Dragon community; a place where we can share our stories and experiences about learning and living in Indonesia.

JIS Learning Center: Keeping Families Together Through Inclusive Education
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At Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS), inclusion has been part of its expansive academic program since the inception of a Student Services department in the 1980s. Today, the team of experienced special needs educators serves children who require mild to moderate support, including for speech, reading and writing difficulties, math and processing needs, as well as motor therapy.

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Meeting Different Learning Needs
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No two children are alike, and this is especially true for the way they learn and develop their foundational skills. While most will be able to follow the developmental milestones of their age group at their own pace, some may need additional support and attention. Thanks to critical advancements made in special education, schools are making more room in their curriculum to cater to students with various learning differences.

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Staying Fit During the Pandemic
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Educators have long emphasized the importance of physical education (PE) and sports in providing a comprehensive learning experience for students, with research proving they greatly contribute to higher academic achievement and social-emotional development. But the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent shift to online learning meant that many schools have had to cut back on their sports programs or suspend them altogether. 

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JIS stays resilient, resourceful in the changing landscape of education
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As schools across Jakarta continue to prepare for the day they can safely welcome students back to campus for face-to-face instruction, they do so with the knowledge that they must also adjust their learning methodologies to better respond to disruptions or sudden changes. For JIS, that meant tapping into its core values of inspiring joyful and rigorous learning by reflecting, relating and being resourceful.

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Graduation During a Pandemic: Going Above and Beyond for Students
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After three months of online learning, the Jakarta Intercultural School (JIS) Class of 2020 was not excited about the prospect of an online graduation ceremony. The very things they missed most — connections with their friends and their school — were likely to be overlooked on screen. Then, they received an invitation to an alternate ceremony.

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