Congratulations to our debate team; Nares (Grade 10), Dhea (Grade 10) and Adit (Grade 11 Science) for taking 1st place in the Regina Pacis English Debate Competition    ICAS results are starting to come in; so far Silver Medals for Jason Tan, Grade 4 - Computer Skills, Michael Suteja, Grade 4 - Mathematics, Brian Octavianthe, Grade 5 - Computer Skills, Cheryl Gracielle - Computer Skills, Aethon, Grade 5 - Science. It is worth pointing out that a Silver Medal means that a student scored in the top 1% of all participants - a wonderful achievement. Congratulations to all of you!    Congratulations to Tiffany Alice Soebiantoro of Grade 12 Social for winning our Mascot Competition.   This mascot will be used for those teams like cricket, rugby, etc which do not yet have an individual identity and will also be used in some school promotional materials moving forward.  It was a very close competition with lots of excellent entries, but in the end, Tiffany's entry took it due to the bold and proud design and her excellent explanation of the philosophy behind the mascot. Tiffany wins gift vouchers from Gramedia to the value of IDR1,000,000! An honorable mention must go out to Peter and Amira, also of 12 Social, for their excellent "SBR Howlers" design. It was a very difficult decision for the committee of school leaders to make.     Amazing achievement from the Sekolah Bogor Raya Swim Team; Trident Aquatics at the Sekolah Tiara Bangsa - ACS Swim Meet. Last year, we took 5th place in the boys' competition and 7th place in the girls' competition.This year, we took 2nd place in both the boys' and girls' competition against some of the best schools in Jakarta. This is a huge achievement and due to the ongoing efforts of the parents, swim coaches, Pak Widi, and - most importantly - the kids who have been training constantly in preparation for this moment. Congratulations to everyone!  Joanne Katarina Agus, from Grade 12 Sci, has won The UN "A Wish For The Planet" Competition. She has selected as one of 21 winners (category : age 16-18 years). We are extremely proud, because she has beaten 900 participants (600 drawings and 300 texts) from 60 countries and has created a beautiful piece of artwork. Brava!  Our SBR Students - Kazimiera Talaska, Jelita Barbara Clough, and Elsa Tiara Tjendana,who participated in CEI (Caretakers of the Environment International) 2014 in Yilan, Taiwan. Our kids won 1st place in the Poster Competition to promote the CEI Olympics. Kazi and Elsa, with their international teammates, were also part of the winning house' team during the 'Olympics'. Some of the coordinators gave a special mention for our kids performance also; Wayne Schimpff - CEI Board Member from Chicago : "Your project is very well presented, but I would like to say- your English is admirable! Sometimes I think even better than mine!"Alii Lin - CEI Taiwan Coordinator - "Thanks for the (post CEI) article and your active participation! I believe your girls did very well! In our online survey, several delegates mentioned that they were impressed by your project!"Julien Beulken - CEI Alumni Chairperson from the Netherlands - "The experience I had with the delegation was always a pleasant one. I think their level of English is good- surely well enough for the conference and as far as I saw they actively took part in activities and engaged with other students (precisely how we, Alumni, like to see students do.)" A huge congratulations to the participating students and an extra big thank you to Ibu Ina of SMP-SMA for accompanying our students to Taiwan for this event. 
 

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 www.actinternationalservices.com/en/aesl/gac/index.htmlfor more details)*