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Sinarmas World Academy and Peking University Elementary School Celebrate 13 Years of Educational Partnership

Sinarmas World Academy and Peking University Elementary School Celebrate 13 Years of Educational Partnership
Sinarmas World Academy and Peking University Elementary School Celebrate 13 Years of Educational Partnership

The Student Exchange Program initiative is a critical step to broaden global horizons.

Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) stated its commitment to encouraging innovation in the world of education through an Educational Partnership with Peking University Elementary School (PKU ES). This partnership, which has been established since 2011, continues to develop and launch a Student Exchange Program in 2013 which invited students from SWA and PKU ES to visit each other and take part in intensive programs.

Held from the 29th of April to the 3rd of May 2024, dozens of PKU ES elementary school students accompanied by the Chairwoman and several teachers visited SWA and were involved in various social, educational and environmental activities. In line with the Holistic Education principles adhered to by SWA, this Student Exchange Program aims to build respect and develop cultural understanding between countries, as well as enhance collaborative learning.

Interactive science class at Sinarmas World Academy
Interactive science class at Sinarmas World Academy

Anton Mailoa, the Chairman of the Board of Sinarmas World Academy (SWA) stated “We are very proud to be able to establish an Educational Partnership with Peking University (PKU), one of the best educational institutions. In the current global era, education must have the courage to continue to innovate, transform and collaborate to prepare the younger generation who are capable of making better changes in the world. “The development of education in Indonesia and China is very impressive, therefore the SWA and PKU partnership is an important factor for the two institutions to exchange best practices in line with the shared vision of preparing a superior young generation.”

Wang, Tian Miao, Chairwoman of Peking University Elementary School (PKU ES) also responded, “Visiting SWA provides an invaluable experience for us and our students. We are very confident and impressed with the quality of international education at SWA which encourages students to think critically and creatively, collaborate, and demonstrate real action for the community. We are committed to an increasingly strong Education Partnership with SWA in the future.”

As the only international school in Indonesia that is accredited to dynamically implement and combine the IB, Cambridge and National curricula, the Education Partnership with PKU, listed as a Top 14 World University according to the Times, confirms SWA’s commitment to providing world-class educational services. This partnership is always extended to developing teaching staff, updating the curriculum, and supporting high-achieving students to the next level of education.

Batik painting by PKU students
Batik painting by PKU students

The PKU ES to SWA Student Exchange Program is filled with various activities such as interactive science classes, traditional Indonesian batik painting, study trips to Taman Mini Indonesia Indah (TMII), joint art and calligraphy exhibitions, as well as industrial visits to Indah Kiat Paper Mills which produces pulp, paper, and tissue. The visit provided students with the opportunity to learn about practical applications of science and technology in the paper production process, as well as biotechnology experiments.

Daniel, one of the PKU ES students said that he was very happy to be able to visit SWA. “Thank you for giving us the opportunity to learn together and grow in this very enjoyable atmosphere. We are very happy to make new friends and are ready to invite SWA friends to Beijing,” he said.

Through ongoing collaboration and initiatives, SWA is committed to building a dynamic learning community to excel in Asia and globally by embracing character values, developing holistic education for a superior generation, and actively contributing a positive impact on society and the environment.

PKU ES students' activities with animals
PKU ES students’ activities with animals

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