There seems to be a negative correlation between screen time and GCSE grades: watching Vines, playing online games, and Youtube/TV can all be enjoyable leisure pursuits, but even an hour of screen time per day has an impact on student performance. An extra hour of screen time per day correlates to a 7 point drop in GCSE scores and an extra hour of non-screen learning time (homework/reading) results in a 23 point increase in GCSE scores   Calling all athletes! We need additional players for our basketball teams to help make this important team sport an even more central part of our sporting culture here at SBR. The training is intense, the teamwork is thrilling, and the rewards can be huge. Congratulations to Anggie, who recently received the top 6 Junior NBA scholarship worth $1,000  Congratulations to our wonderful SMP Choir team, who achieved the Silver Medal in the recent Penabur Choir Festival in Jakarta. A huge thanks also to Pak Jan for devoting his time and effort to preparing our kids and to the parents for being so actively supportive in every way.    For those of you who requested; a video of our forthcoming Building 3 - a dedicated 4-story construction with state-of-the-art science labs, art and design spaces, commons areas, sports facilities, library, and a huge canteen area. Happy Independence Day to our wonderful nation, Indonesia! 70 years of growth and development and continuous improvement. Maju Indonesia!  Traditional (and not so traditional) games after our flag raising ceremony to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Indonesian Independence. A lot of fun was had by all!   Construction is now well underway on our dedicated Junior and Senior high school building. We will be trying hard to avoid any disruption to our learning as we aim to complete this new centre of excellence in time for the 2016-2017 school year.


Senior High School (SMA)

Senior High School  (SMA) - Global Assessment Certificate (GAC)

The Global Assessment Certificate (GAC) program is the world's most recognized university preparation program for students who do not have English as their first language.

The GAC is a university preparation program that provides students with the academic knowledge, skills, and confidence to enter and successfully complete a bachelor's degree at one of many selected universities. If you want to study overseas, successful completion of the GAC is a pathway into a bachelor degree at one of many GAC Pathway Universities in the United States, Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, and other countries world-wide.

All students who complete the GAC are eligible to take the ACT® test, a multiple choice test that covers four areas of study: English, mathematics, reading, and science. An optional writing test is also available. This test is used extensively by universities in the USA to determine university entry. The GAC is the only international university preparation program that includes the ACT test as part of its curriculum. The GAC curriculum includes units that help students prepare for the ACT test.

The GAC consists of three levels of study, and a fast-track option is available for those who meet the specified entry requirements. The core program consists of English, Mathematics, Computing, Business, Science and Social Science supported by systematic study of learning skills for success at university. Elective units allow students to choose between the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) preparation, and they also have the option of taking an additional mathematics unit during Level III.

The GAC delivers

Global Acceptance, with entry into a range of universities worldwide. The GAC prepares you for admission into a number of undergraduate programs.

Global Recognition will showcase your individual ability to GAC Pathway Universities. You will have an ACT score, a GAC grade point average (GPA) and either a TOEFL or IELTS score.

Global Success, with up to one year of credit offered to you by selected GAC Pathway Universities in the United States. This allows you to complete your university studies faster, saving you a significant amount in tuition fees and living expenses.

Global Rewards, with scholarships and bursaries offered by a number of GAC Pathway Universities. These scholarships reward you for your academic excellence before and during your university studies. (Ask your child’s teacher or see more details)*