Accreditation and Associations
British School Jakarta proudly holds accreditation from respected organisations, signifying our outstanding reputation and achievements. Our affiliations with key educational bodies further demonstrate our commitment to global standards and collaboration within the international school network.
In July 2023, BSJ successfully underwent a comprehensive evaluation and was reaccredited by a joint Council of International Schools (CIS) , International Baccalaureate (IB) , and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) team for an additional five years, extending our accreditation until 2028. This reaffirmation of our commitment to continuous external quality assurance demonstrates our dedication to providing exceptional learning experiences for all students, from our youngest Kindergarten learners to our Year 13 graduates.
Our accreditation renewal journey began in 2022 and involved a period of rigorous self-evaluation and assessment. This was followed by an in-depth evaluation visit from a team of 13 highly experienced educational professionals in June 2023. The entire BSJ community, including our staff, students, parents, the Board of Governors, and the Council of Trustees, actively participated in this comprehensive process, which scrutinised every aspect of BSJ. The review meticulously examined our core principles, encompassing our mission, vision, and values, as well as our curriculum and unwavering commitment to student development and enrichment.
In 2019, the British School Jakarta also received accreditation from the Ministry of Education (National Accreditation) in Indonesia, signifying recognition of their commitment to high-quality educational standards. This accreditation process is a testament to BSJ's dedication to excellence within the Indonesian education framework.
We are proud to be associated with key educational bodies, signifying our commitment to global educational standards:
Council of British International Schools (COBIS) : As a member of COBIS it connects us with a network of international schools, promoting collaboration and best practices.
East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) : Being part of EARCOS emphasises our commitment to a comprehensive and regional education, facilitating connections with schools across East Asia.
Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) : BSJ takes great pride in being one of the founding members of FOBISIA, a federation connecting British International Schools in Asia. FOBISIA fosters a supportive community and keeps us informed about regional educational developments. It offers student competitions in areas like sports, art, music, and drama. Professional development opportunities for staff are also available within the federation.
South East Asia Student Activities Conference (SEASAC): As a participant in SEASAC, BSJ engages in a vibrant community of schools, fostering collaboration and shared experiences in student activities.
IB World Association for Indonesia: Affiliation with the IB World Association for Indonesia showcases BSJ's commitment to the International Baccalaureate programme, enabling connections with a broader educational network.
The Heads Conference (HMC): Membership in HMC reflects BSJ's association with a prestigious group of school leaders, promoting collaboration and the exchange of best practices in education.
Apple Distinguished Schools
We are delighted to announce that BSJ is recognized again as an Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2024, acknowledging our ongoing commitment to innovation in learning, teaching, and the overall school environment. This designation reflects our continuous efforts to integrate Apple technology into our educational practices, showcasing excellence and leadership in utilising digital tools to advance education.
As a British Heritage International school in Indonesia, we are focused on developing innovative, inquiry-driven learners within a diverse and globally aware community. Our school vision is built into our mandala, Head-Heart Self-System work in unison to create values that are core tou our education at BSJ
To learn, achieve, and be better global citizens;
To show compassion for the wellbeing of all;
To improve, nurture, and understand who we are in the world;
To improve and flourish within all environments.
We shape the School and the School shapes us articulates how we approach everyday : with the purposeful development and progress of each individual
Kindergarten to Year 13 (Age 2 to 18) Data by 2022
Apple Product and Services
For Teachers & Students
Our Vision for Innovation and Learning Technology is derived from the whole school vision and tailored to our Learning Technology context.
Developing the skills, capacity, and judgement of individuals through the use of innovation and learning technology;
Building a community of compassionate learners with passion for and talent in design, innovation, and technology;
Embedding successful and safe technology use in all elements of the school community and beyond;
To be efficient and effective in school operations and communications through technology use.
The Leadership of Leaning Technology at BSJ consists of teachers, leaders, governors, and students who design, iterate and reflect on innovative approaches to using technology for learning, underpinned by our school values with the:
- Purpose of making the best possible use technology
- Pursuing effective learning for all
- Within an environment of innovation
- In a culture of progress with compassion
With learning at the core, our use of Apple technology focuses on improving the opportunities for our students to learn creatively, effectively and safely.
Our Digital Literacy Framework articulates the progression of skills and competencies that our students develop. Our outlines the learning behaviour we promote when using technology while our Digital Literacy Framework gives us our scope. Apple devices and software, ubiquitous connectivity and comprehensive resources ensure our students and teachers have the tools they need to learn effectively.
Our focus is on creation and creativity for authentic learning experiences. We encourage our students to develop their personal identity and express themselves through individual solutions. As examples, our Year 9s created applications to solve everyday difficulties. Our Year 8 students created animated videos to promote awareness of local environmental issues. Our Year 7s create personal family crests to represent themselves while our Year 6s create augmented reality solar systems to demonstrate their understanding of our place in space. Our Year 5s build virtual villages to understand the structures and systems needed in human communities, and our Year 4 code games to promote awareness of deforestation in their rainforest unit.
Across the school, students have created eBooks to share their creative writing, explain concepts, inform the community and generate an authentic audience for their creative ideas. Meanwhile, our student-led Technology Committee created instructional videos and resources to support students and teachers with their use of technology.
We measure success by the impact on learning, for all of our community...
Whether it’s complex multimodal media, application designing or more simple iterations, creation is at the heart of innovation with digital tools at BSJ. Our students create artifacts of learning to demonstrate their understanding, impact the world around them and build a compassionate and collaborative community.
An example is our student run BSJ-TV channel, which creates media content telling the story of our community members and giving a voice to our student led community projects.
We have created and published The Learning Technology Framework for our teachers to identify their opportunities for development, choose their own focus and work on expanding the impact of their use of technology. Nearly 90% of our teachers and over 20 of our Teaching Assistants are Apple Teachers and apply these skills daily.
Whats Next ?
The world continues to innovate, and so do we.
Our Innovation and Learning Technology team explore new technologies such as Augmented Reality, VR, and coding. These tools enable us to improve the learning practices we facilitate for all our community.
As our school embraces the 5-year MYP framework, we aim to further transform the learning through the use of iPad Pro and Apple Pencil as we look to deepen the role of inquiry and creativity in learning.
Our teachers will enhance effective use of technology for learning supported by the Learning Technology Framework and our Innovation and Learning Technology team.
Our students throughout the school continue to pursue ways to positively impact their world with their learning, their creations, and their design thinking.
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