A Message from Karl Bresler
At SIS Medan, our rigorous and engaging academic program inspires students to learn and prepares them to contribute positively to their communities as future leaders and innovators.
A Focus On Outstanding Educational Value
Your child’s education is one of the most important investments you can make – we understand this and continuously seek optimal performance.
And Learning Outcomes to Be Proud Of
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Every child is a unique individual who has an innate desire to do his or her very best. Children must be valued, listened to, respected, loved and cared for. Our Nurturing Early Learners Framework aims to build the foundation for children to achieve the desired outcomes of education and key stage outcomes by helping them acquire knowledge. Download Brochure
Every child is a unique individual who has an innate desire to do his or her very best. Children must be valued, listened to, respected, loved and cared for. Our Nurturing Early Learners Framework aims to build the foundation for children to achieve the desired outcomes of education and key stage outcomes by helping them acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions through six learning areas added with Information Technology and the Mandarin language.
Language and Literacy:
Students learn to listen for information and enjoyment. Speak to convey meaning and communicate with others. They will use drawing, mark-making, symbols and writing with invented and conventional spelling to communicate ideas and information. Examples: Story time, rhymes and songs, creative writing, phonics development and reading.
Students will learn to count, classify, manipulate numbers, and concepts (time, shapes, measures, patterns) through stories, games and exploration.
Discovery of the World:
Students will find out why things happen and how things work through simple investigations and explorations. They will learn to show an interest in the world they live in and others around them. Examples: cooking, environmental awareness, responsibility, and celebrating cultural diversity.
Motor Skills Development:
Students will learn to demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks as well as gross motor skills. They will develop healthy habits and safety awareness at home, in school and in public places. Examples: Sand and water play, gym, indoor and outdoor play, get fit programme, threading, art activities and field trips.
Social and Emotional Development:
Students will learn to develop an awareness of personal identity and how to manage emotions and behaviors. They will also learn to show respect for diversity and how to become independent and responsible life-long learners
Aesthetic and Creative Expression:
Students will learn to express ideas and feelings through art, music and movement. They will create art and music and movement using experimentation and imagination. Examples: Art, music, dance, performance, developing personal expression and confidence.
Information Technology (IT):
Students will learn to develop computer skills and how to use technology purposefully.
Students will learn to speak with confidence, recognize and write characters, songs , rhymes, stories and other cultural activities.
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The Primary Curriculum aligns itself with the Singaporean Curriculum which focuses on the three learning domains: Life Skills, Knowledge Skills and Subject Based Learning which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and values and competencies to face the challenges of the 21st century. Download Brochure
The Primary Curriculum aligns itself with the Singaporean Curriculum which focuses on the three learning domains: Life Skills, Knowledge Skills and Subject Based Learning which ensures the acquisition of knowledge and values and competencies to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The curriculum aims to develop the whole child, not just academic abilities. The focus is on equipping children with the necessary social skills and academic knowledge so that learning is engaging and meaningful and can be related to real life experiences. Teachers use student-centred approaches when planning lessons showing awareness of prior learning and assess pupils’ progress formally and informally. Inter-disciplinary projects feature in the curriculum and allow students to explore a range of questions using a cross-curricular approach.
The Primary Curriculum is subject based and the core subjects taught are English, Mathematics, Science and Chinese. In Lower Primary these subjects are taught by Form Teachers and in Upper Primary more subjects are taught by specialist teachers. Bahasa Indonesia is also an important part of the curriculum as well as Information and Communication Technology, Social Studies, Physical Education, Health Education, Arts and Crafts, Music, PPKN and Religion.
On completing the primary stage of education, we expect the students to understand and respond to a range of situations confidently and to have an awareness of the importance of respecting people from a range of cultures and countries. Students should understand the important of processes and systems and be able to apply their knowledge to a range of subjects, taking pride in their work and demonstrating that they are independent and confident learners. Students should be aware of the importance of their own nationality whilst thinking globally about a range of issues and their impact on the world. Students will know how to communicate effectively and work as a team and how to maintain the ‘family ethos’ of SIS Medan.
The SIS Secondary School Curriculum adopts both the Singaporean and the Cambridge University programme. This programme is for students from the age group of 13 – 16 years old. The students are made familiar with a broad range of experiences. The programme also encourages greater interaction and looks to students making the best bonds and strong friendships for life.
General characteristics of the SIS Secondary Curriculum
The Secondary programme builds on the foundation of the early primary years. It also looks to bringing out each student’s individual interest and liking for the various subject matters. The Syllabus is streamlined without diluting students’ preparedness for higher education. This frees up time for our students to focus on core knowledge and life skills, and to provide greater space for flexibility in carrying out school-based activities in the curriculum. SIS offers a comprehensive Community Service Programme where the students engage in deliberating, planning, implementing, and reflecting on their Community Service, thereby sustaining high quality service learning. Secondary and JC students are required to perform a fixed number of hours of community service. Most international colleges generally make Community Service an essential part of their entry requirements.
Lower Secondary students (Secondary 1 and 2) are enrolled in the following subjects: English Language/ ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages); Chinese Language/ Indonesian Language/ French/XESOL (Extra English for Speakers of Other Languages); Mathematics; Science; Computer Science; Geography; History; Literature; Art and Design; Physical Education; Music and Research Education.
Subject choices for Upper Secondary are: English/ESOL; English Literature; Mathematics; Additional Mathematics; Coordinated Science; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Chinese; French; Indonesian Language; Accounting; Information Technology; Art and Design; History; Research Education; Business Studies; Economics and Physical Education.
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The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. Download Brochure
The Diploma Programme: preparing students for success in higher education and to be active participants in a global society
What is the IB Diploma Programme (DP)?
The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is an academically challenging and balanced programme of education with final examinations that prepares students, aged 16 to 19, for success at university and in life beyond. It has been designed to address the intellectual, social, emotional and physical well-being of students. The programme has gained recognition and respect from the world’s leading universities.
DP students must choose one course from each of five subject groups delivering a breadth of knowledge and understanding in their best language, additional language(s), individuals and societies, the sciences and mathematics. Furthermore, students must also choose either an arts course from the arts group or a second course from one of the other subject groups.
DP courses can be taken at higher level or standard level. At least three and not more than four are taken at higher level (240 teaching hours), while the remaining courses are taken at standard level (150 teaching hours).
In addition to disciplinary and interdisciplinary study, the DP features three core elements that broaden students’ educational experience and challenge them to apply their knowledge and skills.
The Diploma Programme Core
The extended essay asks students to engage in independent research through an in-depth study of a question relating to one of the DP subjects they are studying. The world studies extended essay option allows students to focus on a topic of global significance which they examine through the lens of at least two DP subjects.
Theory of knowledge (TOK) develops a coherent approach to learning that unifies the academic disciplines. In this course on critical thinking, students inquire into the nature of knowing and deepen their understanding of knowledge as a human construction.
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) emphasizes helping students to develop their own identities, in accordance with the ethical principles embodied in the IB mission statement and the IB learner profile. CAS complements a challenging academic programme in a holistic way, providing opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the DP. The three strands of CAS are creativity (exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance), activity (physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle) and service (collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need).
The outstanding Co-Curricular Activities offered at SIS schools are unique to each campus. However, each activity, at each school, is organised and monitored by trained professionals and staff that are passionate about teaching the unique skills required. Leadership in the boardroom often begins with leadership on the pitch and SIS Co-Curricular Activities make full use of these engaging activities to drive home positive values related to team play, individual development and leadership.
How to Apply
- Submit academic record from previous school and birth certificate (copy and original) for evaluation
- Take the placement test
- Interview with the Head Teacher (both student and parent)
- Pay registration fee
- Pay school fees and book fees
- Fill-in the registration form
The Required Documents
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Parents’ Passport / KTP / KITAS (Both parents)
- Photos of the Child (3 x 4 cm = 3 pcs) (colour)
- Photo of Parents (2 x 3 cm = 1 pc) (colour)
- Photo of the Driver (2 x 3 cm = 1 pc) (colour)
- Copy of Previous School Results (Report/Certificate)
For Indonesian only
- Copy of Transfer Letter from Previous School (For Movement Student) dan must be legalized by Local National Education Department
- Kartu Kendali (Secondary – JC)
- NISN = Nomor Induk Siswa Nasional (Primary – JC)
- Surat Validasi Sekolah (Primary – JC)