Frequently Asked Questions
- 1.Is Jakarta Nanyang a recognised or registered school with the Ministry of Education and Culture Indonesia (Kemdikbudristek)?
Yes, JNY is an accredited private school institution with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology in Indonesia (Kemdikbudristek). In fact, it is a granted the SPK (Satuan Pendidikan Kerjasama) status, which allows the school to seek tie-ups with international education bodies/institutions. Thus JNY has adopted the Cambridge programmes from Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE).
- 2.Is Jakarta Nanyang affiliated to Nanyang University or Nanyang Schools in Singapore?
JNY is not affiliated to any of the Nanyang institutions in Singapore. However, in our early years, we had a partnership with Nanyang International Singapore to assist us in our establishment and on education matters. Over the years, JNY grew in strength with a core team of leadership being established. Thus as from July 2020, JNY took the major step with its own core team at the helm.
- 3.Is JNY a Singapore school or follows the Singapore curriculum?
JNY is not a Singapore school nor follows the Singapore curriculum. It adheres to the Cambridge pathway programmes that are internationally recognised and highly regarded. In carrying out the Cambridge curriculum, our teachers draw from the best practices of world, be it from US, UK, Singapore and others.
- 4.Which universities/higher learning institutions can my child go to after he completes his Junior College (Pre-University) education?
All Junior College students in JNY go through the two-year Cambridge International A Level programme, which results in the sitting of the Cambridge A Level Examinations at the end of JC 2. The internationally recognised Cambridge A Level qualification gives strong support to students’ application for admission to leading and highly selective universities and tertiary institutions in countries all over the world e.g. in UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Japan and HK.
In addition, JNY’s Chinese classes help students attain an adequate level of Chinese proficiency at the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) to meet the basic language requirement for entry to Chinese universities in China and Taiwan.
For admission to the Indonesian universities, students would be required to have their Cambridge qualification certified as equivalent to the local standard by the Secondary Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Culture – a process which JNY being SPK status easily fulfills. Thereafter, they may still be required to sit for the various Universities entrance examinations.
- 5.Does my child need to sit for the National Examinations (Ujian Nasional) for SMP and SMA?
It is a requirement for all Indonesia students to do so. However, starting from Academic Year 2020 - 2021, the implementation of National Exams (Ujian Nasional - UN) will be changed to the Assessment of Minimum Competency (Asesmen Kompetensi Minimum - AKM) and Survey of Character (Survei Karakter), which consists of the ability of language (literacy), the ability of math (numeracy), and the strengthening of character education. However, the detailed guidelines on the implementation has not been given by Kemdikbud yet. We are awaiting further information and direction from Kemdikbud.
- 6.Is my child required to take Mandarin Chinese classes all through to JC2 year?
We do understand that the learning of Mandarin Chinese all through to JC2 year may not be suitable for everyone as it depends on the family culture roots and future needs of each individual.
From academic year 2021/2022, students would be required to have at least basic Mandarin Chinese lessons in their primary school years. As they progress to their secondary years, Mandarin Chinese may be made optional for some whilst others may continue to pursue the language learning intensively for various reasons. The Mandarin Chinese classes help prepare students for the Cambridge IGCSE Mandarin and/or the Hanyu Shuipin Kaoshi (HSK).
- 7.What are the teachers’ qualifications?
All teachers are required to have at least a basic university degree and preferably relevant to the subjects that they teach. In addition, a major consideration we take into account in hiring a teacher is the love for teaching children and the pastoral care for the well-being of each child under his or her charge. Teachers are key to unlock students’ learning and love for the subject. They motivate and encourage students to give of their best.
JNY have a fair mix of expatriate and local teachers who worked together as a team to enhance the learning experience for all our students. They are committed and dedicated in their work and have good rapport with students and parents as we believe home-school relationship is key to nurturing our young.
- 8.How many students are in a class?
The following are the maximum number of students in a class:
a) Toddler – 10 students
b) Nursery – 15 students
c) Kindergarten 1 & 2 – 20 students
d) Primary – 25 students (Primary 1 – 3), 28 students (Primary 4 – 6)
e) Secondary – 30 students
f) JC 1 & 2 – 20 students
- 9.What are the school hours like for a student?
Below are the normal school hours for on-site classes:
Toddler 8.45am – 11.30am (two times, three times or five times a week)
Nursery 7.45am – 11.10am
Kindergarten 1 7.45am – 11.40am
Kindergarten 2 7.45am – 12.10pm
Primary 1 - 2 7.30am – 01.25pm
Primary 3 - 6 7.30am – 02.00pm
Secondary 1 & 2 7.30am – 02.35pm
Secondary 3 & 4 7.30am – 02.35pm
JC 1 & 2 7.30am – 03.10pm
- 10.What is the enrolment procedure if I am interested to put my child into JNY?
We provide comprehensive information regarding the enrolment procedure under “Admissions” on this website. Please read accordingly.
- 11.What are the subjects that will be tested and minimum scores he or she must attain to be admitted?
For students enrolling into Primary 3 to Primary 5, Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 and Junior College 1 Classes, they are required to take the Placement Tests. There are two subjects to be tested: Mathematics and English Language.
The minimum scores will vary depending on the subjects tested.
[Chinese Language will also be tested, however, it will be done after your child has been accepted in our school. Through this test, our Chinese Language teacher will know your child’s ability in this subject and will be able to assign him/her to the suitable Chinese banding class during the Chinese Language lessons]
In addition, the School may also conduct a short interview with the prospective student.
- 12.How is online learning conducted at JNY during the pandemic?
In Kindergarten, online learning is conducted every day with appropriate screen time for the children. We provide a learning package for every student which is delivered to their home to support the learning process at home. We also design varied activities and interesting manipulatives for our students to undertake and play with their parents.
In Primary, Secondary and Junior College, the online learning timetable is similar to the normal offline timetable. The differences are there is a 5-minute reduction per period as well as additional minutes for break and lunch time to ensure that students will not feel too exhausted. During the lessons, teachers always ensure there is a balance between synchronous and asynchronous activities as well as screen and non-screen time.
- 13.What are the platforms used for online learning?
Google Meet is used to conduct live lessons for the entire school.
JNY also uses Learning Management System platforms which are used as means of communication among the teachers, students and parents. These platforms are also used for teachers to post teaching, studying and learning resources and to give students assignments to complete. Toddler to Primary 2 students use ClassDojo, while Primary 3 to Junior College 2 students use Edmodo.
Besides these main platforms, teachers use a variety of other support platforms relevant to their lessons to ensure they are meaningful and engaging.
- 14.How are assessments conducted during online learning?
In Kindergarten, we assess our students' progress through daily observations and assignments given every week. Parents receive reports regarding their child's progress and the teachers give suggestions and strategies to improve the students' result during the Student Performance Conference (SPC) held at the end of each term.
In Primary, Secondary and Junior College, students are assessed through regular assignments and constant observations. Students are assigned tasks to do in line with their termly and semestrally requirements the same as in off-line studying, but the platforms used in on-line working are as described above. Primary 1 and 2 classes use ClassDojo, while Primary 3 to Junior College 2 students use Edmodo as mentioned above. The amount of assessments and assignments are carefully monitored, the same as in off-line learning, to ensure there is no overload of too many assignments.
- 15.What steps does JNY take to ensure students do not get overwhelmed with online learning?
All teachers are trained to assist students in giving them exercises to help their well-being such as eye exercises and stretching activities. Teachers are also very strongly encouraged to provide lessons that are asynchronous in nature and thus do not need a constant online presence.
In addition, our School Counsellors are on hand to assist with any problems or with any students having particular or individualised difficulties.