RSBI school in Indonesia
Nowadays , Indonesian Government is exploring some schools in Indonesia as International school standard. There some schools have been choossen. In West Sumatra there seven schools are pointed as preparation of international school based which is called as RSBI . One of school in West Sumatra is Junior High School of 2 Gunung Talang which is located in Cupak, Solok West Sumatra is about 50 kilometers from Padang the capital of West Sumatra province.
As International School, Junior High School of 2 Gunung Talang ( SMP N 2 Gunung Talang ) try to follow the characteristic of International school, such as the instruments that needed in the classroom which make the students fell comfortable while learning process, number of the students in the class room, learning system , Curriculum that is used, and has relation with other school from outside of our province and later on from overseas as sister school.
This school has 6 classes as RSBI class. 1 class for grade 9, 2 classes for grade 8 and this year it has 3 classes for grade 7. Every class has 23 students which are selected from some areas nearby in Solok regency. In the class room the students has comfortable room for studying like good table set, Air Conditioner ,drinking gallon , locker for keeping their materials, big table for relax discussion, permanent LCD, Laptop for media of learning.
Learning process in this school use national curriculum and is added with international material ( X) show as international school. some of subjects are presented by English like ,math, biology, physic and math. The teachers try to use English in giving material to the students about 50 % for this year. Beside that this school do learning process in the afternoon to explore the additional curriculum. For developing the students in using English , we did English camp in Cisarua Bogor for a week . This program was handled by Jakarta International Collage which is Mr. Irfan Saumi as Director
As RSBI school, we has a sister school. It is Jakarta No 45 Junior High School ( SMP N 45 Jakarta ). we have MoU in order to develop the school and always help each other and will do teachers exchange and also students exchange this year.
For showing that English is very important to learn, we need visiting from native speaker. we want to make our students practice their English much directly from real English users.
We hope AVI or many other companies can help this school in visiting native speakers, and teachers exchange program for teachers of English we are sure This school will be better than last year. Mr Fitnedi as principal and teachers will do the commitment to develop this school to be real International school standard in Indonesia