Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

What does a SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) school mean?

As per the Indonesian Ministry of Education regulations, schools in Indonesia can no longer use “International” in their name; so many schools have changed their name in recent years to ensure regulatory compliance. These schools are allowed to employ expatriate teachers as experts in their given subjects and use international curriculum.

What are the vision and mission of Sekolah Bogor Raya?

Vision

To be a leading international standard school providing high-quality education to equip our students to excel in a rapidly-changing world.

Mission

Sekolah Bogor Raya exists to provide:

  • High quality education through the use of proven international programmes.
  • A commitment to supporting Language fluency in English, Bahasa Indonesia and in our students’ mother tongues, technological expertise, and inquiry-based teaching and learning, we deliver an international program that integrates global concepts with respect for national culture and identity.
  • Our programs prioritize the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical development of our students and encourage them to build self-esteem and always strive to be the very best.

What are the school values of Sekolah Bogor Raya?

Sekolah Bogor Raya’s values are core to every action we take and every program we apply:

Discipline

SBR students show discipline by always being punctual with their attendance, and when handing in their work, and by following instructions and both the school and classroom rules.

Empathy

SRB students show empathy by being helpful and caring about others, and by showing kindness in their words and actions to every member of the school community.

Self-awareness

SBR students show self-awareness by being aware of how their actions affect others and themselves; by being reflective about their own strengths and weaknesses; by setting their own goals and monitoring their own behavior and by taking responsibility for their environment, their belongings, and themselves.

Integrity

SBR students show integrity by staying true to their values, even when it is difficult to do so, by being honest in their studies and in their friendship, and by keeping their word and honoring their promises.

Respect

SBR students show respect by appreciating others and their environment, by giving their full attention when others are talking, by taking care of the environment, property, and the feelings of the other members of the school community.

Equality

SBR students show equality by treating everyone fairly regardless of their background, race, gender identity, or religion and by being impartial in their relationship and celebrating differences.

Resilience

SBR students show resilience by being determined to do their best, by sticking to their commitments even when things get tough and by solving their own problems.

*Inquiry is an active learning approach to education where students are encouraged to ask questions about their world and to investigate in order to explain their world. The teacher acts primarily as a facilitator, guiding and helping the students in their investigation. 

How does Sekolah Bogor Raya introduce and reinforce the school values within the school environment?

Sekolah Bogor Raya believes that values can not be taught in a spontaneous manner, they need to be cultivated in all areas of our student’s educational journey, both inside and outside the classroom. All departments from PG-K to Secondary Level have designed their own programs to support the cultivation of our school values. School values are also instilled through the modelling of positive behaviour by peers, older students and our staff.

Does Sekolah Bogor Raya accommodate special needs students?

SBR facilitates differentiation in classroom learning. Every department has its own counsellor who works together with the classroom teachers and pedagogical leaders to help and support students with learning difficulties.

School Facilities

How spacious is the area of Sekolah Bogor Raya?

We have 3 major buildings on our campus.

Building 1 = Primary School

Building 2 = Playgroup & Kindergarten 

Building 3 = Secondary School

Total Land Area = 1.7 Hectare

What kind of facilities does Sekolah Bogor Raya have?

Learning facilities to accommodate students interests in each division; such as Library, Music Room, ICT Room, Soccer fields, Basketball fields, Table Tennis, Swimming pools, cafetaria, playground, Visual Arts Room, Laboratories (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), Sick Bays (Clinics), Auditorium.

Is Sekolah Bogor Raya working with outsourcing and catering services/vendors?

Sekolah Bogor Raya works together with a number of vendors to provide  food and beverages in the school canteen. Those vendors are under the school management’s supervision. The school has an agreement with the providers  related to the variety of food provided, the related vendors have the responsibility to ensure that all food provided enables a balanced and healthy diet for students.

How do you monitor the food hygiene in their serving?

The school directly supervises the canteen on a daily basis. Any violation which could pose a risk to food safety will result in a warning by the school and if this behaviour continued it could result in the termination of the contract with the vendor in question.

How often is the swimming pool cleaned up?

The swimming pool is maintained on a daily basis and it has a weekly routine for checking or testing  the water chlorine. Monitoring activity is done by checking it out by supervisor and office manager.

Does Sekolah Bogor Raya provide a school bus service? Which area is covered in the school bus services?

Yes, SBR provides the school bus service for students. The covered areas are:

  1. Perumahan Danau Bogor Raya
  2. Sentul
  3. Villa Duta, Taman Pajajaran, Baranangsiang Indah, Pakuan Tajur
  4. Bogor Baru, Duta Pakuan, Warung Jambu, Taman Kencana, Sempur, Pasar Anyar, Jembatan Merah
  5. Batutulis, Bogor Nirwana Residence

School Security

How about the school security system in Sekolah Bogor Raya?

The School Security staff are asked to implement a high standard of safety that is in line with school values to create a secure environment for everyone in the  Sekolah Bogor Raya community.

How do you apply drop off and pick up system for your students?

To promote safety and to respect the school learning time schedule, we ask parents /caregivers /drivers to understand and follow the drop off and pick up regulation. The drop off can be done in the 3 lobby areas, or by parking in the parking area opposite school and walking across. At the end of each day the homeroom teachers will supervise the students as they are waiting for their parents at the lobby area and we ask drivers/ parents/caregivers to pick them up on time.

Does Sekolah Bogor Raya has CCTV around the school area?

Yes, Sekolah Bogor Raya has a very comprehensive CCTV system which covers every classroom, hallway and area of the PG-K, Primary and Secondary buildings.

Do parents have access to view the CCTV footage?

The school does not allow parents access to CCTV footage because if there is any situation that requires investigation it is handled internally and when necessary parents will be informed of the outcome of the investigation and any consequences given to the student(s) in question.

Who manage the yard duty during recess and lunch time?

Each level of the school has a roster system to ensure that all areas are regularly supervised both during recess and lunch times. This is a rotating system and it means all educators will take turns on yard duty to ensure the safety of our students.

Academic

What are the levels of education that are provided by Sekolah Bogor Raya?

Playgroup K1 (2-3 years old)

Playgroup K2 (3-4 years old)

Kindergarten K3 (4-5 years old)

Kindergarten Preparatory (5-6 years old)

Primary School (Grade 1-Grade 6)

Secondary (Grade 7-12)

What curriculum does Sekolah Bogor Raya run?

  • IB Primary Years Programme (PYP)
  • Cambridge Checkpoint and IGCSE
  • The Global Assessment Certificate
  • IB Diploma Programme (DP)

What languages are used in daily learning activities at Sekolah Bogor Raya?

Our goal is for our students to be genuinely bilingual in English and Bahasa Indonesia. As our students all live in Indonesia and most speak Bahasa Indonesia at home, we encourage our students to speak English at all times in the school to improve their English fluency.

Do you teach Mandarin Language as well?

No, We only teach English & Bahasa Indonesia in the school curriculum. We do have Mandarin Center for extracurricular activity.

If my children’s English is not good enough, can they still join in Sekolah Bogor Raya?

Yes, they still can join in Sekolah Bogor Raya however, it depends on the identification test results.

What about the qualifications of Sekolah Bogor Raya teachers?

SBR has 137 certified teachers with Bachelor and Master degrees in Education as their background. Beside their experiences in teaching, they still get regular professional development that is provided by the school to support their teaching and learning activities according to the qualification requirements from IB and Cambridge curriculum.

How many students and teachers are they in one class?

Playgroup K1            : 20 students with 4 teachers in one class

K2                               : 20 students with 3 teachers in one class. 

K3 and Preparatory : 20 students with 2 teachers in one class. 

Primary Grade 1 to 6 : 25 students with 2 teachers in one class. 

Secondary Grade 7 to 12 : 25 students with 1 teacher in one class.

Do you have religion lessons?

Yes, we have the religion lessons that are designed for 5 religions; Moslem, Christian, Catholic, Buddhism and Hindu.

What will my child learn in Playgroup level?

SBR facilitates students to sharpen their basic life skills since they are at Playgroup level. The foundation scale in learning is designed to make students continue their learning at a higher level in ease.

Are the students taught how to read and write at Kindergarten level?

Introducing how to read and write at Kindergarten level are done in fun ways to support students learn happily.

Does a Kindergarten student has homework?

The homework is designed to support students mastering their knowledge and practices. The homework is prepared in varied activity not just a paper based homework.

Does a Primary student has homework?

The homework is designed to support students mastering their knowledge and practices. The homework is prepared in varied activity not just a paper based homework.

What is the purpose of holding a character building camp for secondary students?

Character building activities are designed in line with the IB mission statement and the school vision and mission. It is very important to make students feel accepted, respect him/herself and surrounding and get the responsibility towards her/his action.

Student Life

Does SBR have a Student/Parent handbook which explains expected behavior?

Yes, it does.

How do school counselors perform their daily roles among the students?

SBR has school counselors who works according to the schedule. However initiated approach to students are allowed with Principal’s noticed.

How many foreign students at Sekolah Bogor Raya and from which country they are?

The majority of our students are Indonesian but we have a rich mix of nationalities here at SBR. We currently have students from China, the Philippines, South Korea, France, America and India. We see the diverse nature of our students as a real benefit to our students when it comes to viewing differences as an enriching aspect of school rather than something to fear.

How do parents involved in student’s learning process at the school?

Our parents are invited to be part of our students learning in a number of ways. When it comes to being informed of the material that will be covered we have regular Parent Information Sessions to keep our parents in the loop. We also invite parents once per semester to discuss each student progress via either a Three Way Conference or a Student Led Conference. We also encourage our parents to be part of our lessons should they happen to work or be an expert in a field linked to the material currently being studied. Our parents will also receive updates about school events through social media and of course regular school letters to parents.

Does Sekolah Bogor Raya allow the secondary students to drive their own car to school?

Students can drive to school by following the government regulation; must be 17 years old and he/she has a driving licence.

Enrollment

When does the enrollment process start?

The school Early bird enrollment will start at the first semester of school year. The school year starts in July and ended in June.

What kind of test that my child needs to do to enroll in Sekolah Bogor Raya?

The written tests are Mathematics (for all grades), English (for all grades), and Bahasa Indonesia (only for grade 1). Interview by Principal is done after the written test.

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