Frequently Asked Questions

1.Is Jakarta Nanyang School (JNY) recognised or registered with Singapore MOE (Ministry of Education)?

The inception of Jakarta Nanyang School (JNY) was initiated by a group of prominent Indonesian businessmen, who wish to contribute to Indonesian society by building a modern school to provide high quality education to Indonesian youth.

In other words, JNY is a private school built in Indonesia and is registered in Indonesia Ministry of Education, not Singapore.

2.Does JNY follow Singapore MOE curriculum, especially primary school? What is the JNY primary school curriculum?

JNY is modeled after the Nanyang Family of Schools in terms of educational approach, curricula, teaching approaches, and emphasis on eastern ethics and culture. The media of instruction are English, Bahasa Indonesia, and Mandarin.

We implement the Singapore Primary School Curriculum from Primary 1 to Primary 6, using English as the main language for instruction in most of the subjects and Co-Curricular Activities; classes for Chinese Language and Bahasa Indonesia will be conducted in accordance with respective language requirements.

Core Subjects:

English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, and Science. Singapore textbooks will be used to teach English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, and Science.

Other Subjects:

Moral Education, Physical Education (PE), Visual Arts, Music, Pendidikan Kewarga Negaraan (PKN), Religious Studies (Agama), and Bahasa Indonesia.

Life Skills and Digital Studies are also taught to prepare our students to live, work and thrive in the 21st Century.

To provide a high quality all-round education to our students from Primary 5, our school also embarks on several Overseas Immersion Programmes and Science & Innovation Projects, in collaboration with the Nanyang Family of Schools in Singapore to provide opportunities for our students to experience learning in a global context.

International Certification (Primary 6):
Singapore International Primary School Leaving Examination (iPSLE).

3.Will the PSLE be the same as that in Singapore? If not, will the PSLE done by JNY be recognised by Singapore MOE while entering higher education, i.e. secondary school?

The iPSLE that the JNY Students have is different from the PSLE held in Singapore, in terms of period of test and coverage of materials. However, the exam papers for iPSLE are specially designed by SEAB (Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board) for schools which adopt a curriculum similar to that offered in Singapore.

The iPSLE held in Indonesia is recognised by Singapore MOE. Hence, students who graduate from our school and have obtained the iPSLE certificate can continue to higher education in Singapore or other Secondary Schools in Indonesia that adopt the Singapore curricula.

4.Will the academic year of JNY be the same as Singapore? If not, why is it not the same?

The academic year of our school is different from Singapore (JNY: July - June, Singapore: January - December), because our school needs to comply with the academic year determined by the Indonesia Ministry of Education.

5.Which language will the class be conducted in?

JNY provides a trilingual (English Language, Chinese Language, and Indonesian Language) and multicultural environment for students to interact and appreciate cultural differences with an open mind.

Please refer to answer for Question 2 above.

6.What is the teacher’s qualification (degree holder or equivalent)?

The teachers must have earned at least a Bachelor's Degree, and their degrees must be relevant to the subjects that they teach.

7.What is the teacher to pupil ratio?

In Primary, Secondary and Junior College Sections, each classroom is led by a Form Tutor and taught by different Subject Teachers.

The maximum number of students in a classroom is 30 students. In this case, the teacher to pupil ratio is 1 : 30.

8.What is the enrichment class or after school class programme?

Our school offers CCA (Co-Curricular Activities) which cover a number of activities that the students can participate in after school, such as: basketball, soccer, table tennis, swimming, badminton, taekwondo, photography, dance, debate, mindsports, environmental science club, choir and entrepreneurship club.

9.How is the competitiveness of JNY compared with primary schools in Singapore?

JNY uses Singapore-based textbooks in English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics and Science and prepares our Primary 6 students to sit the iPSLE (see answer to Question 3). On the whole, we offer a holistic and rigorous education that is comparable to any primary school in Singapore. We also offer the same in our other sections too - Kindergarten, Secondary and Junior College - because there are international standards, i.e. Singapore and Cambridge, UK, that we benchmark our curricula against.

10.If I want to enrol my child, what is the enrolment procedure?

We provide comprehensive information regarding the enrolment procedure under ‘Admissions’. Please read accordingly.

11.What are the tested subjects and minimum passing scores that my child should get to allow him / her to study at JNY?

For students enrolling into Primary, Secondary and Junior College Sections, students are required to take Placement Test. There are two subjects to be tested: Mathematics and English Language.

The minimum passing score for each subject is 50.

Chinese Language will also be tested; however, it will not determine the acceptance of your child into our school, but merely to know your child’s ability in this particular subject.

12.Does JNY provide National Examinations for students?

Yes, we do.

Based on the new regulation from the Indonesian Government released in September 2014, it is mandatory for all Indonesian Students in Primary 6, Secondary 3 and Junior College 2 to take the National Examination / Ujian Nasional (UN).

However, in order for the students of Secondary 3 and Junior College 2 to be able to sit the National Examinations, they must have their previous National Examination certificates taken in Primary 6 and / or Secondary 3.

These National Examinations are set by the Indonesian Government and are conducted in Indonesian.

The school will also prepare examinations (Ujian Sekolah) in English and Chinese Languages. However, these examinations are different from the Block Test conducted regularly by the school every term.

13.My child is a non-Indonesian student. Will he / she need to take the National Examinations, too?

For the non-Indonesian Students, their participation in the National Examination is optional. If your child does not take the National Examination in Primary 6, she / he will not be able to take the National Examination in Secondary 3, Junior College 2 or any higher institutions.

14.Can you explain the school hours for different levels of education at your school?

Toddler Class: 08.45 am – 11.30 am (two times or three times a week)
Nursery Class: 07.45 am – 11.10 am
Kindergarten 1: 07.45 am – 11.40 am
Kindergarten 2: 07.45 am – 12.10 pm
Primary 1 & 2: 07.45 am – 02.15 pm
Primary 3 to Primary 6: 07.45 am – 02.45 pm
Secondary 1 to Secondary 4: 07.45 am – 02.45 pm *)
Junior College 1: 07.45 am – 02.45 pm
Junior College 2: 07.45 am – 02.45 pm

*) For Secondary 3 students, the school hours may be extended due to some extra lessons that the students must have at school.

1. Students from Primary 1 to Junior College 2 will attend Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) every Tuesday. The dismissal time will be at 4.30 pm.
2. Selected students from Primary 3 to Junior College 2 may attend Remedial Classes every Wednesday, and the dismissal time for these students is at 4.00 pm.
3. If the students join a special programme at our school, the dismissal time will not follow the regular timing and the new dismissal time will be informed to parents in advance.

15.What are the school facilities?

JNY has the most modern facilities and a conducive recreational environment for students to enjoy a seamless education progressing from Kindergarten to Junior College level.

Teaching & Learning Facilities:
- Air-conditioned Classrooms
- Science Laboratories
- Libraries
- Music Studios
- Dance Studio
- Study Rooms

Sports & Games Facilities:
- Badminton Courts
- Basketball Courts
- Table Tennis Station
- Running Track
- Soccer cum Sports Field
- Swimming Pools

Cultural & Recreational Facilities:
- Dining Hall
- Multipurpose Hall
- Assembly Areas
- Eco-gardens

Health Care Facilities:
Fully equipped medical clinic with service provided by qualified doctor and nurse

16.What are the teachers' nationalities?

Teachers at JNY come from a number of different countries, from as far as the UK and USA.

17.Why parents have to choose JNY?

JNY is chosen by parents for a number of reasons:
- The similar Singapore Nanyang education model which the school adopts will support JNY in providing quality holistic education to local and international students regardless of race, nationality and religion
- The integration of experiential learning into the curriculum programmes
- The importance of English Language, Chinese Language and Bahasa Indonesia
- The various support programmes offered by the school to give additional help to the students
- The rigour of well-regarded international curriculum that the students will benefit from, and the world’s most recognised international examinations that the students will sit
- The emphasis on five key areas of student development to ensure that students of JNY are well-rounded intellectuals, with sound values, who take care of their physical well-being, are imbued with social graces and participate in the Arts

18.What are the school's expectations after the students graduate from JNY?

The school hopes that all students will be accepted into the university of their choice. The school also encourages students to aim for the top 100 universities in the world.

19.How can the school and its team bring out the best in each child?

The school has developed programmes to ensure that your child develops morally and socially and these good practices are promoted through the Moral Education, Religion and the INSIGHT classes.

20.What would you do to motivate children to love their educational journey in JNY?

Lessons at JNY are developed in such a way as to promote learning and a love for learning in children. Besides, support classes are offered to assist children in their educational journey.