Testimonials

Parents

Ibu Dewi Yahya, parent of Adjani (Year 8) and Alano (Year 3)

It is of utmost importance personally for us that Global Jaya School put great emphasis on teaching Bahasa Indonesia for our children to appreciate and recognize the diversity of religion and the rich culture in Indonesia are undoubtedly critical in building and developing their generation's characters.
We also commend the school's holistic approach towards education by recognizing the equal importance of youth sport, music and art by continuously upgrading its facilities for the students to pursue their interest beyond academic excellence. We have enjoyed many art and music performances at the state-of-the art theatre and outside on the field student athletes have thrived at many sport events. There is clearly a very good and positive vibe around the school so that the students like to stay at school even beyond school hours.
All this is made possible through the close-knit working partnership between the school, its board members, parents and teachers under the PTA who all share the same vision as reflected in the school’s vision and mission.


Ibu Melvy Burhanudin, parent of Arif (Year 7) and Annisa (Year 3)
 
We are happy and proud parents of Muhammad Mahendra Arifkusumah and Annisa Mahirakirana, both are the year 9 and year 3 students of Global Jaya School.
Aside from the school’s outstanding facilities and physical infrastructures, Global Jaya is a professionally managed school with teachers who care about their students.
It is a school where children come and feel loved and safe.
My husband and I love the close attention paid to the individual needs, strengths and areas of challenge of their students, with focus not only on their academic excellence but also on their emotional, self-esteem, creativity and social development necessary to make them grow as a balanced person who cares about their surroundings.
I must take time out to express my sincere gratitude to all teachers, administration and supporting staffs of Global Jaya School for enhancing our life and the life of our son and daughter.

Vera Febrina and Mulya Mashudi, parents of Roofi 6 A and Fattaah 12 E
Year 2014 - 2015

For the past nine years, we are proud to have our two sons as Global Jaya School students.   The school has an excellent “International Baccalaureate Program (IB Program)” that has strengthened our sons’ interest in research, and taught them to be critical thinkers and knowledgeable persons. The curriculum educates our sons to understand the material, rather than just allowing them to rely on pure memorization for tests.   It is also an academically challenging program that prepares them to be successful in university by giving college style classes, assignments, workload, research papers, and professional presentation skills. The coursework drives them to develop strengths in analysis, writing, presentation, motivation, work habits, organization and time management.
 
Global Jaya School has an excellent system called “ManageBac”.  ManageBac is an organized system for students to see the schedule, upload the assignments, the academic results, and get feedback from teachers. The system drives the students to be good in time management, and they can evaluate themselves through teachers’ feedback.  Also it is a very good system for parents to see each subject plan, the schedule of year level courses, the progress of our sons, attendance, academic reports, and feedback from teachers. We are very satisfied with the ManageBac system.  

Global Jaya School has qualified, dedicated, and caring teachers, who develop our sons to be process oriented, critical thinkers, knowledgeable, with excellent communication and presentation skills, out-of-the-box thinkers, open minded, caring, risk takers, principled, balanced, and reflective. Global Jaya School also has excellent university counselors, who evaluate students’ competencies before they are applying to university, and help students to be ready to enter to university.
 
As parents, we are very satisfied with Global Jaya School’s quality of education and services as the best school for our sons.


Teachers

DoughartyAndy Dougharty
Middle School Principal, Teacher and Parent

I have been at Global Jaya since 1999, longer than any other
expatriate teacher. I started as a music teacher, became Head of Department and am now the Middle School Principal. Three of my children are members of the GJS community. Two of them graduated last year and my youngest daughter is currently in Year 9. One of things I have always found interesting is what our expat teachers say about the school. You have to realize that they come from all over the world and have taught in many different countries, but they all talk about how wonderful GJS is. The students are hardworking and well behaved. The parents are involved and understanding. The Yayasan is supportive and has respect for their expertise. The facilities and commitment to providing the best for the school community is realistic and evident throughout the school. In all my years, I can honestly say I have never heard another expat teacher say they had worked somewhere better. I know I haven’t.


reginaRegina Anindya Tantri, M.Psy., Psychologist
Head of Student Support Services Department

I have been working with the school as the Secondary School Counselor for the last six years. I’m also an IB Diploma Psychology teacher and Model United Nations Advisor. This is my first year as the Head of Student Support  Services in Secondary School. With everything I have experienced in the school, I will say that Global Jaya is a land of opportunities. No matter how cheesy that might sound, working here has been a privilege. This is a school that is willing to invest in its teachers and staff; providing us with support and opportunities to develop ourselves in many different areas. The learning-teaching environment is very conducive; students are well behaved and eager to participate in the learning process. Working relationships between colleagues (either with expat or fellow Indonesians) are also engaging and comforting, making Global Jaya not only a place where you will have excellent colleagues to work with, but also friends and families to have for a lifetime.

yolandaYolanda Bridges
Primary Teacher

Walking in for my interview, I was immediately struck by the vast amount of green space and the thought of how wonderful it must be for students to learn and play in such well maintained facilities. Now part of the team, what I also admire is the ease at which new students transition into GJS. This serves as a testament to the openness of GJS students and their enthusiasm to make new friends. It is clear that GJS has successfully established a strong feeling of community amongst its students, parents and teachers, making GJS a positive, supportive environment for all.

 karenKaren Rudian
Primary Teacher

As a new teacher at Global Jaya, I have been delighted by the support I have received, not only by the school's leadership and colleagues, but also by the school's support staff. The school has a strong commitment to providing its teachers with ongoing professional development. Within the first semester, I not only attended an IB in-school workshop, the Dunia Conference and various in-house sessions on PYP methodology, but also dedicated sessions on IT which help teachers not only develop their IT skills but help us stay connected to the students we teach. The support at Global Jaya is not just limited to teachers but also extends to new students who attend induction sessions hosted by the school's counsellor. This was of great value to my son, who moved with me after attending the same school for 4 years. This helped to provide a smooth transition.

 Students

jasonJason Samuel Suwito - Year 7B

I moved to Global Jaya School when I was 11 years old. What I like about Global Jaya School is the way teachers, leaderships and school community appreciates our talents. They also support our talents by bringing us to concerts, art exhibitions, or competitions and assign us with activities that are connected to our talents. Another thing that I like about GJS is the school environment. There are plenty of plants and trees, which make our learning process more comfortable.

 

 mikaMika Savina Hainim – Year 10B

I've been at Global Jaya for quite some time, I've been here long enough to see numerous changes in head principals and in names. Within the span of 10 years so many things have changed. The primary that I used to be in is now learning things I might've learned later, and the same goes for the middle school students I was just a couple of years ago. Now activities that seemed to be impossible to start in the school 5 years ago is now possible today.  What I like about Global Jaya is how students can do so many activities without being judged. From sport teams to debate clubs, to journalism and news clubs and various music and drama performances, the school has many activities to join if you want to. And in each club, there's always someone there to welcome you there.

 
Alumni

natyaNatya Dharmosetio – DP Graduate, Class of 2014

Without Global Jaya, I could not have been the person I am today nor could I be where I am now. Currently studying architecture at the University of California at Berkeley, USA, Global Jaya has given me plenty of knowledge to be a well-balanced and open-minded person thro ugh the many non-academically related activities I joined. As how a good and ideal school would operate, Global Jaya, however, is more than just a place that educates facts and numbers. Indeed, the competent teachers and staff at school prepared me to excel academically in university through the rigorous preparation I went through in the IB Diploma Program, but the whole close-knit community supports each other in their own fields of interests in a very beautiful way, let it be sports or arts, community & service or any other extracurricular activities and student clubs. Students are able to experiment with what they might or might not be interested in, and students are welcomed to do that and even showcase or compete such skills by using all of school’s outstanding various state-of-the-art facilities without being diverted away from academic studies. Such reason is what I think makes Global Jaya distinct from the sea of schools in Jakarta. Thus, being in such environment, I felt very lucky to be able to call Global Jaya my second home.

 
widyadariWidyadari Anastasia – DP Graduate, Class of 2014

Although as any other IB student would know, the IB Diploma Programme is an intense struggle, but gratefully, a rewarding one. Despite the struggle, the DP programme pushed me into what I am today and what I aspire to be in the future. It teaches me the importance of hard work, it allowed me to discover and understand myself better, and it provided me with a foundation towards a demanding life and challenges ahead. I know I would have not been here, if it wasn’t because of the IB and therefore, I am fortunate enough to have been given the chance to push through my boundaries, and be open to great opportunities around the world.