SIS Bona Vista changed its name to SIS South Jakarta.
Welcome message from SIS South Jakarta
I am honoured to welcome you to Singapore International School South Jakarta, in beautiful South Jakarta, a school with steadfast commitment to the future o fall students. We pride ourselves in providing students with a holistic education that emphasizes academic vigour as well as the development of 21st century skills which will empower students to excel in an unpredictable future. SIS South Jakarta students are immersed in a family environment where teachers and staff provide students with guidance and support to gain a better understanding of themselves and others.
Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||12 students / class|
|Maximum||24 students / class|
This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2021/2022.
The school's life in pictures
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
The maximum capacity of our campus in 600.
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
|Most common nationality||
|Ratio of local students to international students||
60% International Students and 40% Local Students
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
We have teaching assistants in our Preschool.
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, they are. English is the main language of instruction in the school. Those teachers who teach other language are all native speakers.
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
Yes, we do have a successful ESOL program. The main objective of the ESOL program is to improve English language skills such as reading, writing, speaking and listening in order for students to not only be confident in their daily use of the language but also perform to their best ability in their academics using English as the main language of education.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
We offer Mandarin and Bahasa Indonesian.
|Use of technology in the classroom||
In 2021 the school will have a new robotics / makerspace program as well as a VR Co-Curricular Activity. Teachers make use of technology where appropriate to deliver the lessons.
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
We have been using virtual classroom technologies such as Zoom, Google Classrooms and SeeSaw since 2020. We have also expanded our virtual resources to further sites and programs such as Google's Be Internet Awesome curriculum to ensure our students are responsible digital citizens.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, we do assign homework based on a regulated homework policy that ensures students are not overloaded on a weekly basis.
|Approximate hours of homework given||
Lower primary is expected to spend less than 1 hour per day on homework while upper primary is expected to spend between 1 hour and 1 hour 30 min per day on homework. The workload increases in Secondary and Junior College.
All our students from Preschool - Secondary are proudly used the school Uniform. Starting their Junior College level, students are allowed to use their smart casual clothing.
Depends on each grade condition at the time of inquiry
|Entry evaluation for students||
There will be an assessment process which involved interview with students and also parents.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
Students are assessed based on 2 years of previous school results. They also undergo an interview with a relevant leader and they have to complete an online diagnostic assessment.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
Please contact the school for further details.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, we do.
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
We encourage all graduates to attend tertiary institutions of their choice. We also provide guidance and counseling for this. Thus far all of our graduates have joined some kind of institution to further their studies.
|External examinations or assessments available||
Cambridge Checkpoint in Primary 6 and Secondary 2 level. IGCSE for Secondary 4 level and IB Diploma for Junior College 2 level
|Results in these examinations||
Our students regularly perform at or above international standards in the external exams.
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
Yes, we do. We have Islam, Christianity, Catholicism, Buddhism and Hinduism.
|How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?||
Religion studies are in accordance with the Indonesian Government regulations. These regulations state that Indonesian nationals must take religion classes. Foreign students are excused from these classes and will study and alternative morals and values course.
|School bus service available||
Yes, we are partnering with a local transport provider for specific routes.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
No we do not.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
We have a scholarship program at our school which provides support for students.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Yes, they have access to internal counseling and the school can provide access to trusted external counselling if needed.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
Monday - Thursday at 3pm. Only Friday at 2.30pm
|Supervised care before/after school||
Yes we do. Teachers are expected to be available before school starts (30 minutes) and after school finishes (30 minutes) to ensure students are safe within the campus. We also have security staff that monitors students movement in and out of the school building.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Please refer to our website: https://sisschools.org/sis-southjakarta#sj-cca
|School provided lunches||
Our canteen serves a daily/weekly/monthly menu.
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
All food served are Halal food.
|Sports activities included||
Students have their regular Physical Education classes weekly. The school also has soccer, Volleyball and Basketball teams.
|Sports facilities at the school||
We have a basketball court, Volleyball court, Futsal Court and Soccer field. We also have access to a shared swimming pool for the PE program.
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
We have Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball teams. These teams participate in local school leagues during the season.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
SIS South Jakarta not only delivers on academic content but ensures our students receive guidance and education that molds them into well rounded individuals. This is achieved by inspiring our students to reach greater heights through the development of 21st century skills and nurturing their morals and values to make the world a better place.
|Teaching approach of the school||
We have a holistic approach to education that ensures students become well-balanced individuals. This approach is supported by Project Based l
Why choose SIS South Jakarta?
SIS South Jakarta boasts a green campus with a cozy atmosphere in the Bona Vista neighbourhood of South Jakarta. The school has a very large, well equipped library and spacious halls and classrooms that are uncommon in Jakarta. The brand new Language Labs, Robotics Maker Space and VR club have their own new facilities. Other amenities include a well-maintained grass football pitch, full-court basketball, badminton, outdoor swimming pool, hybrid indoor/outdoor cafeteria, world-class biology labs and separate but equally well-equipped chemistry labs, student lounge, religious study centre, music hall and bright, well equipped classrooms and plenty of open green areas for informal gathering and learning.
SIS South Jakarta may have a new name but it’s the result of a complete transformation of SIS Bona Vista, a school with 20-years of proven academic performance with alumni that have gone on to study at many of the world’s leading universities. Our vision is to inspire learners toward great heights and our mission is to spark curiosity and inquiry while developing values and 21st century skills. We prioritise learners and personalise learning to make a better world.
While following the Singapore curriculum, Cambridge and IB curriculums, we take great pride in our dedication to STEM - the integrated teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This has informed our investment in world class biology and chemistry labs and it has driven our more recent facilities for robotics and coding. During the Covid-19 pandemic our Distance Learning program was hailed by parents as a success, in part because we are all technically savvy. Our current focus is on the future and the role Virtual Reality will play in the classroom.
Aside from the obvious understanding that regular exercise is key to a healthy body and brain, we take competitive sports seriously at SIS South Jakarta. Why? One of the key character attributes we foster in all our students is resilience. Studies show how sports helps inculcate discipline, develops self-esteem and confidence, encourages teamwork, boosts social skills, and most importantly, helps them understand that it’s okay to fail.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt
The SIS South Jakarta family likes to celebrate together. Whether it’s hosting regional math contests, cultural events, graduation ceremonies or throwing a concert at the end of the year, we know how to put on a show. We also host regular webinars, in person panel discussions and often put on value-added seminars like health and safety training. Our campus is always a buzz of activity and we always aim to make it a welcoming, fun place for students, parents, teachers and special guests.