3 FOUNDATIONS OF OUR SCHOOL
CURRICULUM & TEACHERS
At Rinjani Indah School, the curriculum is our guide for what students need to learn to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding they need for the workforce and to contribute positively to society. Each curriculum we use provides us with clear learning objectives and goals along with the content and learning experiences.
Rinjani Indah School utilises the Australian Curriculum customised to better suit a more global context, alongside the Cambridge International Curriculum providing a future proof pathway through student's education. The Indonesian National Curriculum (K13) is integrated into our International Curriculums for a more holistic and relevant learning experience.
The Indonesian Ministry for Education requires schools that offer an international education must do so in conjunction with the Indonesian National Curriculum. This is called SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerja-Sama). Rinjani Indah School is currently working through SPK accreditation. For Indonesian students, adequate preparation for the National Exams is also available through after school classes and during class time upon request.
Subjects taught through our curriculum are:
Our teaching philosophy makes for a more relevant, exciting & engaging learning experience that prepares students for success anywhere around the world. It also caters to various learning styles necessary for today's 'Creative Age' to push students towards critical thinking and entrepreneurship.
Keeping up to date with the rapidly changing world, multiculturalism and access to information, the curriculum has a particular focus on a Global Community fostering creativity, imaginative writing and excellent communication skills necessary for the 21st century. Flexibility and extension opportunities exist for students who are progressing more rapidly than others.
For the first 2 years of secondary school, students study a course based on the Australian Curriculum and Cambridge Checkpoint, in order to prepare them with the skills and knowledge base for IGCSE. Students study Bahasa Indonesia and Spanish, as well as Mathematics, English, HASS, Science, Art, Sports.
For Grades 9 and 10, we offer the Cambridge IGCSE course. Students can study:
At the end of the program, IGCSE students will have the opportunity to complete their exams at an IGCSE exam centre.
From 2022, Rinjani Indah School plans to offer Cambridge A levels using an online platform.
Our secondary students regularly participate in Model United Nations conferences throughout the region, Bahasa Indonesia speaking competitions, World Scholars Cup in Bali and the Ubud Readers and Writers Festival.
Our teaching staff comprise of
1. Positive Wellbeing Culture
Our philosophy is what sets us apart.
Positive Wellbeing Culture – like a plant thrives in healthy soil a positive wellbeing culture ensures students are, READY TO LEARN AND SUCCEED.
Before effective learning can take place, our minds, bodies & spirits need to have their needs met. When we have an unhealthy diet, little exercise or sleep, it can be difficult to concentrate, listen and participate in learning activities. The same applies to our emotional state. If we are experiencing anxiety, anger or depression which may be caused by family or social problems, our ability to pay attention & participate in learning can be limited. As well as this, a learning environment needs to be comfortable, inspiring, encouraging, evoke curiosity and ensure students are fully engaged.
We believe that when a child is happy, relaxed and socially and emotionally confident at school, they have a greater CAPACITY to learn. Therefore a positive wellbeing culture provides a foundation for learning.
Thrive in your Strengths
The philosophical foundation of Rinjani Indah School is based on the principles of Positive Psychology. An important aspect of this is what Dr Martin Seligman developed known as PERMA: The science of Wellbeing. Our teachers, our staff, teaching methods, community relationships and school programs are all built upon this foundation - Positive Wellbeing.
Another important part of learning as we understand how our brains work, is what is called A Growth Mindset. Dr Carol Dweck researched the mindsets of success and learnt that we can have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
– I’m not good at Maths Vs. – I can learn to be better at Maths.
When we change our mindset from a fixed to a growth mindset our ability to learn and succeed can increase.
2. 21st Century Learning
Not Just Technology
21st Century Learning is not just about using technology in the classroom. Technology today is a tool that brings access to the wealth of information in the world. The key to learning in this rapidly changing world is the student themselves and their desire to learn more.
Teaching at Rinjani Indah School aims to encourage & equip students with skills to navigate the information and knowledge they receive at school and in everyday life outside the classroom. Working with our comprehensive curriculum, students will continually increase their understanding of problem solving and critical thinking.
Skills for the rest of their lives:
There is much discussion and information about 21st Century Learning in educational circles and online. Therefore ongoing professional development and training is so important to the Rinjani Indah School team.
Some terms used in 21st Century Learning;
With links to student wellbeing, the learning environment we are developing will include:
Links to some reliable information on 21st Century Learning.
21st century teaching & learning - article
STEM education NSW, Australia
STEM education is the learning and interactive experiences with
Students at all levels, from Early Years onward can deepen their understanding of how things work, develop creative and critical thinking skills within authentic contexts through inquiry and project based learning.
3. Indonesian Teacher Training Initiative
After school clubs
In conjunction with our curriculum we are resourced to provide a number of additional classes to benefit student learning.
BlueKite values education is a social and emotional learning program based on an Australian resiliency program 'Bounce Back'.
Through using stories, games, movies and songs , students are inspired and motivated to demonstrate values such as empathy, kindness, respect, self control, and perseverance.