On the 24th of January the Grade 3 &4 class were lucky enough to visit the ‘Jogja Exotarium’. We had a chance to get up-close and personal with some of the amazing animals that live there.
Personal Project Exhibition
Last Friday 19th January the Grade 10 students presented to the school community their Personal Project in an exhibition. The Personal Project is one the fundamental components on the MYP program were students need to choose a topic on their interest in order to make a research and come up with a final product. In the exhibition proud students showed their projects to students, teachers and parents from YIS and got their feedback. All the stress that they accumulated over the last few months was finally rewarded by looking at the surprised faces of all the people attending. Well done guys!
Cultural Picnic in Grade 1&2.
At the end of our third unit with the central idea of “Cultures express their traditions through the arts”, Grade 1 and Grade 2 participated in a Cultural Picnic. The event took place on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 in our school canteen. Students were dressed in their traditional clothing and performed a dance with songs in a few different languages.
It was a great pleasure to see parents performing together with their children.
The traditional snacks from the many cultures were so delicious that we wanted more, more and more!
We also learnt many different aspects of cultures by watching students’ presentations.
Thank you to teachers and parents for making our experience a wonderful one!
It was a great success.
Homeroom Teacher Grade 1&2
Vredeburg Museum, Petra Accessories and Uborampe
On Wednesday the 20th of December, grade 7 and 8 had an excursion to Vredeburg Museum, Petra Accessories and Uborampe. It was part of the interdisciplinary units for Mathematics and English. The students discovered the Vredeburgh Museum with a tour guide to deepen their knowledge of the Indonesian revolution. Making bracelet in Petra accessories was one of their most exciting activities. They also bought some things in Uborampe and analyzed the linear equations from what they had afforded. They composed an analysis on this linear equation and their experiences in a form of English narrative essay. What a thoughtful and enjoyable fieldtrip we had!
biotechnology laboratory of Duta Wacana Christian
We learnt the basic skills of tissue culture in plant Micropropagation at biotechnology laboratory of Duta Wacana Christian University. It was fun and exciting program. Our learners not only got the skills but also they learnt how this technique could help us to face the global issue of plant extinction, the environmental sustainability, and the efficiency of farm land.
Vredeburg & Gedung Agung
On Wednesday the 13th of December, grade 5 and 6 went to Vredeburg and the presidential house (Gedung Agung) at Malioboro. It was part of their Unit of Inquiry in which they did research about different revolutions. One of those revolutions was the Indonesian revolution. Vredeburg is an old Dutch colonial building in which the Dutch imperial time is illustrated. The students discovered the museum with a tour guide and deepened their knowledge about the Indonesian revolution. Afterwards they visited the presidential house as well, where they were amazed by the architecture of this huge and formal political building. It was a fun and learning full fieldtrip!
The traditional End-of-the-year Concert 2017 took place in the Grand Ball Room of the Sheraton, Saturday 9th December.
The theme for this year’s End of the Year Concert was “Hakuna Matata”, which is Swahili language for “Let your worries go, and let us be happy”, based on the famous musical Lion King, which is set in the colorful animal world of West Africa.
Together students, teachers and parents were both actors on stage, as well as the public enjoying the performances, and afterwards joining the Gala Dinner.
Vorige week maandag, 4 december, maakten leerlingen van de basisschool en de middelbare school pepernoten voor Sinterklaas. Elke jaar vieren Nederland en België Sinterklaas door cadeautjes te geven en speciale koekjes te eten. De kinderen vonden het leuk om te maken, en eten, ondanks dat iedereen andere vormpjes had gemaakt.
Monggo chocolate Factory & Museum
Early Years Field Trip 2017 (Term 2)
On Thursday, 30th November 2017, Early Years (EY) students from Yogyakarta Independent School, were excited to board the big bus to take part in the Field Trip to Monggo Chocolate Store and Museum.
(The museum was founded by Thierry Detournay, a Belgian citizen. Thierry is also known as the founder of Chocolate Monggo, whose production house is located in Kotagede)
With the central idea of How We Express Ourselves through food –
“We Go, Grow and Glow with Healthy Food!” where the children extended and expanded their knowledge about making healthy choices.
The group was warmly greeted by the friendly Mas Iqbal, the tour guide, who took the students around the museum. He started by explaining the cacao fruit; and then the history of chocolate, and finally the processing of chocolate at Monggo Chocolate. He further explained the benefits of eating chocolate, dark chocolate in particular, if eaten in moderation. The students, teachers and parents were “treated” to free chocolate sampling!
The students and also the teachers and parents who accompanied the group, could not wait any longer to make their own chocolate through “Chocolate Experience” hands-on activities! Each person had the chance to make and decorate three pieces of chocolate. That’s awesome!
YIS EY LOVE Chocolate Monggo!
Cours de cuisine avec Chef Kamil
Aujourd’hui nous sommes allés avec Naomi, David et Claudya apprendre à cuisiner un cake aux Olives et lardons dans les cuisines du Chef Kamil du restaurant Mediterranea. Nous avons suivi la recette et les instructions du Chef en Français, en essayant de ne pas parler anglais pendant toute la matinée. un vrai challenge !!
Puis nous avons dégusté notre cake à la fin de la leçon avant de rentrer à l’école .
On Wednesday, November 22, Grade 7 and 8 students went to Mount Merapi as part of their geography class.
At the foot of Mount Merapi, a museum stands as a recorder of this volcano trace. Memories of each eruption are stored neatly, even the roar can be heard many times.
Standing artistically with the majestic setting of Mount Merapi, the 2-story museum that was inaugurated in 2010 ago became one of the interesting sights in the area Hargobinangun, Sleman.
Field Trip to Prambanan
On the 24th of October, Grade 3&4 visited Candi Prambanan to learn more about the temple and the beliefs of the Hindu people who created it.
Yann: “It was raining, but it was still fun.”
Sydney: “It was scary but fun!”
Hanul: “It was interesting to learn about all the different Gods.”
Zahra: “Some of their beliefs were shocking to learn about!”
Jogjakarta International Heritage Walk
On 18th november, Yis students participated to the Jogja International Heritage Walk. Organized by Jogja Walking Association as the organizing committee, the concept of the walk carried not only the health , but also the movement of environmentally conscious (green environment) , education and communication, tourism and economy through the planting of 1,000 trees on the slopes of Karang Tengah, Bantul.
Students could choose between 5, 10 and 20 kilometers walk.
The event starts and ends at Brahma Square, Prambanan Temple. It was approximately three hours walk, where everyone explored the countryside in Kalasan, Sleman through several temples like Kedulan temple, Sambisari temple, and Sari temple.
Gembira Loka Zoo
On 10th November 2017, some secondary students (grade 9 & 10) had a field trip to Gembira Loka Zoo to practice the Mathematics topic linear programming in real life situation, and the Biology topic of animal nutrition.
They observed and interviewed the staff there to get first-hand primary information.
Field Trip to Omah Kecebong
On November 10th Grade 1 and Grade 2 visited Omah Kecebong. In line with central idea ‘Lifestyle changes over time’ we went to see traditional way of plowing a rice field, planting rice, traditional way of fishing and transporting people. The place was full of nice fruit trees and other interesting plants.
The bullock cart ride was a fun experience, allowing us to admire nature and enjoy nice countryside views. The next learning opportunity came right after when students took turns riding bulls in the mud to plow the rice field. The trick was to know how to make the bull go the direction you wanted. It was not an easy task, some of us fell right into the mud.
After that we were instructed how to plant rice moving backwards and how to fish in the pond using special nets. The time after a shower and lunch was devoted to learning how to make a straw puppet, and play traditional wood and bamboo games. We were laughing and playing all the time. What a wonderful learning experience!
Celebration of IB-MYP diplomas
The students of Grade 11 have officially received their diplomas for the MYP exams and Personal Projects that they completely last academic year. The students went through a rollercoaster of emotions throughout February-June 2017 and they can also be considered as the “lab rats” of the school, being the first to complete the MYP exams, Personal Project, and now the Diploma Programme. The Grade 11 students are also an example to the Grade 10 who are excitingly holding their Personal Project exhibition this December, and completing the MYP exams in 2018. Goodluck guys!
Halloween 2017 !
We had a Scary and funny time celebrating Halloween at YIS today !
A Halloween « fashion show » was done by the early years students, who enjoyed showing their favorite Halloween costumes! Exciting activities, games, movies and potluck followed for Primary and Secondary students,
Thank you for joining us today!
CAS Camping Trip
Sungai Mudal – Kulon Progo
Our first CAS field trip greatly developed the adventure skills of students, improving their awareness and thinking skills. To prepare the adventurers of today to be leaders of tomorrow, Grade 11 got the opportunity to lead several types of activities during the trip, preparing them for the future challenges of leading different teams with dissimilar skills, attributes and attitudes.