Secondary Art Show by Ibu Dewi

Surabaya Intercultural School proudly presented the 2019 -2020 Secondary School Art Show on Wednesday, 8 May. The annual art show is a culmination of the art work produced during the academic year by our motivated creative and diligent young artists.  If you haven’t already done so, I’d encourage you to check out the 2019-2020 Secondary Art Show.

During the course of their studies, our Middle School (Grade 6 – 8), and High School (Art I, Art II, Scenery and Set Design and AP), Art students have experienced a variety of different art activities and projects, with a range of various media available to them. The array of work included in the art show revealed a glimpse into the world of Secondary Art at the Surabaya Intercultural School; where great artwork pieces have been consistently created in the classroom setting.

In this academic year, our High School Art Show was scheduled to take place on April 9 and the Middle School on May 15, in our school building. However, due to the Covid–19 Pandemic and the subsequent school closure, the Secondary School Art Show was a virtual experience for all to experience and enjoy.

It has been wonderful working with all of the Middle and High School Art students during the year. I have really enjoyed the experience of helping the classes to grow and to learn in the Art classroom. It has been fantastic to see art skills developing, the expansion of knowledge and the constant creativity demonstrated in each unit of study. I am proud of each and every art student’s accomplishments.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who have contributed to the students’ learning in Art during the academic year. We hope you enjoy viewing the 2019 -2020 Secondary School Art Show as much as we have enjoyed working on it.

In the coming week, do watch for information about our Elementary Art Show.  Our ES students’ art work will be showcased and celebrated during the week of May 11.

A Message from the Elementary Principal

As we wrap up the seventh week of online learning, I am reminded of how quickly a school year passes.  In many ways it seems like it was just yesterday we were returning from our winter break, and now here we are 17 school days away from the end of a very unusual school year.  As a community we have endured a lot this year and we have done so because of the strength of our entirely community: our teachers, staff, students, parents, and community members who all make SIS the wonderful place it is.

Yet even amidst all this uncertainty, one thing has remained the same: Our dedication to our students.  Teachers have spent countless hours trying to adjust their instruction to meet the ever-changing dynamic of online learning.  They are trying new platforms and accessing new resources to make our curriculum accessible to all students.  As we end Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to say how very proud I am of not only our teachers, but our entire SIS staff.

There is another group of people who need to be recognized too, and that is our elementary students.  From our littlest learners in EC through to our Fifth Graders, our elementary students have given their all as they showed what it means to be a risk-taker.  Our fifth graders celebrated their Grade Five PYP Exhibition last week (if you haven’t checked it out, I included the link). 

They rose to the challenge and were inquirers as they explored a personal passion and how it helps them to express themselves.  Our EC students continue to develop their language skills through stories, songs, and puppet plays with zoom meetings with our EC team!  As our elementary students begin their inquiries into their final unit of the year, we can proudly celebrate how they have grown as balanced individuals, enlightened thinkers, engaged communicators, and empowered global citizens.

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