Schools play an essential role in building and developing students’ character and development. After all, teachers make up as parents away from home.
Allowing children, regardless of their ages, to spend hours and hours of their days elsewhere but at home cultivates well comprehensible concerns parents might have; are they in a safe environment? Will they get the proper guidance in case we can’t provide it? How are they developing as a person? And the list goes on…
Thus, pinpointing the best school is a common priority any parent has. With endless options to choose from in Indonesia, being a parent may get you carried away into a baffling and arduous selection process. Is your child starting Pre-K soon? Perhaps your child is already in Elementary, Middle or High School? Lucky for parents, especially as a newcomer to a foreign land, Sampoerna Academy warmly welcomes children of different backgrounds who are guaranteed to flourish academically and personally.
Sampoerna Academy has a vision of “graduates will assume leadership roles in a global society by being creative, passionate, lifelong learners who are able to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world and who care deeply for their fellow men and the environment.” To achieve that, access and further exploration of the holistic learning experience through STEAM pedagogy are offered. The international education at Sampoerna Academy follows a curriculum emphasising the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) methodology to develop students’ 5C (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Character) competence and 21st-century skills that are work- and world-ready.
In other words, academics aren’t the only primary focus at Sampoerna Academy. STEAM enables children to tap deeper into being exposed to the world whilst grasping a degree that is recognised worldwide to eventually obtain their dream jobs and the national and international high-skill demands. On another hand, through the 5C competencies, children foster into young individuals cultivating alongside IGNITE (Integrity values, Growth mindset, Nobility, Innovation, Teamwork, and Excellence) in promoting a spirit of innovation and cooperation with the integration of communication, multilingualism, and teamwork in projects.
Interactive and educative activities such as STEAM Expo, Sampoerna Academy Literacy Festival, and Sampoerna Academy Got Talent have been held to hone students’ character in creative, innovative, and collaborative thinking, as well as invite them to be persistent individuals and consistent in achieving their goals and maximum potential to allow IGNITE values come into fruition.
“Children’s character is formed and developed through two factors, namely internal and external. For external factors, the two main sources are family and social environment. In this case, schools are included in the social environment that has a big role in educating, teaching, and being a means to shape and develop positive characters in children,” explained Psychologist Tara De Thouars during the Sampoerna Schools System Edu Talk: High-Quality Education for Indonesia’s Future Excellent Generation.
Students at Sampoerna Academy are also familiarised with Project-Based Learning approaches, as well as trilingual programs touching base in Indonesian, English, and Mandarin languages. The integration of communication and collaboration in team projects and multi-language proficiency is therefore to create an environment that encourages a culture of innovation and collaboration. Asian values that are upheld in learning help students to instil the values of social harmony, order, and respect too.
Many aspects fall into the curriculum at Sampoerna Academy, which in hopes, befits a tailored curriculum to prepare students as a generation ready to compete and move forward with much confidence in the future. Every child deserves a chance to reach success as soon as they step into the real world. A wonderful and reassuring foundation makes huge differences in a child’s development.
Make way for your child’s success via a STEAM-Focused Education at Sampoerna Academy. Visit www.sampoernaacademy.sch.id or follow Sampoerna Academy on social media to learn more.