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        • In Campus learning - Update II - 07 August 2021
          • In Campus learning - Update II - 07 August 2021

          •                                                                                                                                                            07 August 2021

            Dear Parents,

            Regarding :  GMIS In-Campus classes update-II.

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

            We sincerely hope that you are keeping well in these Corona times and taking good care of all nears and dears. The Covid-19 Task Force said that in Indonesia, numbers of weekly active cases are dropping consistently since beginning of August. Currently until 9th August, Level 4 risk alert applies across Java and Bali including Semarang city.

            To start classes at school campus, we need to reach at PPKM Level 2, when there will be no confirmed cases for at least two weeks, as per the recent communication.  In view of this, the in-campus classes for all students are further postponed to 20th August 2021. We hope the situation to improve in the days to come before inviting all teachers & students to school for face to face classes.

            We thank you for your continued patience and support during these unprecedented times. We shall be sharing any updated information, as we receive it.

             

            Suresh Arora

            Principal

             

             

            cc : All Teachers & Staff

          • Updates on face to face classes at school

          •                                                                                                                                                                6th July 2021

            Dear Parents,

            Regarding: Postponment of  In-Campus classes to August 9th 2021.

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

            The Covid19 impact on our communities and school is changing by the day. We are continuing with our preparations for opening the school for face to face classes. After submitting all the papers needed to the relevant authorities, they plan to visit our school this week, to further guide us about safety of students and teachers , while in campus. In view of the Emergency PPKM measures released on 01st July, we need to work on our action plans and response, accordingly.

            In order to wait for Covid-19 to subside, the in-campus classes, which were originally scheduled for Thursday, July 15th 2021, are being moved to Monday, August 9th 2021. This way we can ensure that our students, teachers and staff are safe.

            We have arranged orientation sessions, to inform parents and students more about the start of the next academic year, as per the schedule below.

            Day/Date                                        Time                           Parents and Students of

            Monday, 12 July 2021             13.30 – 14.30                                   Preschool

            Tuesday, 13 July 2021            09.00 – 10:00                               Grades 1 ,2 & 3

            Tuesday, 13 July 2021            13.30 – 14.30                                 Grades 4 & 5

            Wednesday, 14 July 2021       09.00 – 10:00                                Grades 6,7 & 8

            Wednesday, 14 July 2021       13.30 – 14.30                                Grades 9 to 12

            All these sessions will be held virtually, through school’s official zoom account. The details of the zoom meetings will be sent to you through EduPage and official WhatsApp number of school.

            As the start of the new academic year is fast approaching, all teachers have started preparing the lesson plans and subject related information on EduPage, our cloud based School Information System. School will start functioning virtually from 15th July 2021 for all students as per the schedule. Class teacher will be in contact with the students with more details. As earlier, all virtual classes will be integrated with EduPage, so as to allow our students to join them with ease.

            To repeat, students should not report to school on Thursday, July 15th 2021, as per the changing scenario. 

            Once again, we thank you for your continued patience during these unprecedented times. Further information will be shared with all, as we receive it.

            Suresh Arora

            Principal

        • GENERAL CIRCULAR (ON EMERGENCY PPKM)
          • GENERAL CIRCULAR (ON EMERGENCY PPKM)

          • GMISS/PO/AD/3JUL21/PPKM/347

             3rd July 2021

             

            The Indonesian government has imposed Emergency PPKM measures as COVID-19 cases have spiked significantly. Keeping in view of these directions, GMIS Semarang will implement the following:

             

            1. School campus will be closed for visitors from 3rd to 11th July 2021 and there won’t be any activities in our offices.

            2. Principal’s Office / Admissions Office / Accounts Office will continue our services on line. 

            Principal’s Office / Admissions Office: Contact Person: Ms. Nita (WA: 0811-2880-889 / Email: headmaster@gmissemarang.org)

            Accounts Office: Contact Person: Ms. Niken (WA: 0856-0006-4576 / Email: financeniken@gmail.com)

            Security/ Cleaning In charge: Mr. Tian (WA: 0857-4295-8259)

            3. Cleaning team will continue doing regular cleaning with daily disinfection at staggered timings to maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the campus.

            4. Security department will stand by 24 hours in the campus on a strict rotation duty.

             

            Offices will resume their limited operational service in school from Monday, 12th July 2021 on a rotation schedule with very limited staff and at staggered timings.

            Visitors will be allowed to enter the campus on the following conditions:

            •            Must have prior confirmed appointment.

            •            Able to show his/her report of vaccination  / antigen swab test not more than 24 hours before the visiting date.

            •            Wear double masks / may put on additional face shield.

            •            Body temperature check showing below 37ºC, No coughing.

            Thank you for your cooperation and stay safe.

             

             

            Suresh Arora,

            Principal

             

            cc : GMIS faculty and Staff.

          • End of Term Letter

          •                                                                                                                                        11th June 2021

            Dear Parents,

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

            We sincerely hope that you are coping well with these corona times and not letting your guard down in dealing with the pandemic. There is hope in the form of vaccines and the process has started but may take time before we are able to live as we were before the pandemic. During the drive by the government to inoculate all teachers over the last two months, most of our teachers and staff have already received both Covid-19 jabs.

            Pandemic Update

            The local government authorities have prepared extensive plan to open the school from July 2021 and we have submitted all the necessary documents required for their information, approval and further guidance. All the protocols and SOP’s as advised by the authorities and WHO website are in place in school and we are constantly working to improve upon them. We are ready as a school for face-to-face teaching on campus. The details of school timings and class timetable is being dispatched along with the report card of your child. Following table shows the days your child will be having In-campus classes.

            Grades

            In Campus Class Days

            Nur , KG & PREP - Wednesday & Friday

            Grade 1 , Grade 2 & Grade 3 - Wednesday & Friday

            Grade 4 & Grade 5 - Tuesday & Thursday

            Grade 6 , Grade 7 & Grade 8 - Tuesday & Thursday

            Grade 9 - Grade 12 - Monday , Wednesday & Friday

            We will keep you updated regarding the developments to face-to-face teaching at the school campus. In the meantime we are constantly working to make online classes more useful, effective and fun for our students.

            School Events

            All events for the year 2020-21 were organized, both in school and virtually, so that student learning was not affected. I was also witness to many of these virtual events such as the ICT exhibition, Debates, Story Telling , News Casting , Spelling Bee, ICT competition, Chinese New Year and so on and I am very happy to share with you that I saw the kids relaxed and enjoying these virtual events. In fact, we were surprised to see how our kids have adapted to the new way of learning which has become the new normal as well.

            We are very happy to inform you that all our students have passed the Matriculation and Higher Secondary examinations conducted by BSEISI, held during April 2021. Congratulations to all concerned parents, students and teachers for achieving success in the examinations. With your cooperation, we conducted the Graduation Ceremonies for Grade Prep, Grade 5, and Grade 10 & Grade 12 in the school campus.

            Final Term Exams

            Thank you parents for your support and cooperation in the smooth conduct of final term exams. The marked exam papers along with the grades of different assessments are available for online viewing by parents and students, on our secure Cloud Based School Information System EduPage at www.appgmis.com.  

            Important Dates

            Dispatch of Report cards                              : 11th June.

            End of year Holidays                                      : 14th June to 14th July

            School Reopens - for teachers                    : 12th July 2021

            Whole School Orientations                          : 12, 13 & 14 July 2021

            The next school academic year 2021-22 for students will start on 15th July, 2021.

            Text Books & School Uniform

            Most of the text books for Academic year 2021-22 have been already received by the school from Singapore. We will keep you updated about when the books will be available for collection by students, as a few titles from the UK are still awaited. Student uniforms are ready in school.

            The admissions for the next school year are open and in case any of your friends / relatives are interested in admitting their kids to GMIS, please ask them to contact us. School will remain open during holidays from 9 am to 1 pm.

            We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our parents for helping us during these difficult times.

            Thanking you for your support as always.

            With best regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

          • In Campus Learning Schedule

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                                                                                                                                                    04th June 2021

            Dear Parents,

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

            I hope you all are well as we continue to face circumstances that have challenged everyone around us. As GMIS family, we have come together throughout the academic year 2020-21 and persevered through difficult times.

            School has decided to go ahead with Blended / Hybrid learning as the method to teach our children from July, when the new school year starts. Blended learning combines the two teaching environments—traditional face-to-face classroom teaching and technology based online learning. Using this method of learning, we can engage students who learn better in a face-to-face interaction with a teacher, and also those who learn better with technology based learning.

            In consultation with the relevant stakeholders, a tentative schedule has been worked out which will be effective for July and August 2021 on trial basis. Students will be having a mix of online, as well as offline classes throughout the week. A glimpse of planned school (Tentative) timings for face to face classes is as follows:

            School is ready to open for in-campus classes with all prevailing health protocols in place which are constantly being upgraded as per the guidance from relevant authorities. Most of our school faculty and staff have already been vaccinated against coronavirus.

            The detailed class time table will be shared with you by the supervisors before the holidays, through EduPage.

            We will be contacting all parents in the beginning of July 2021, for your approval to permit your children to attend in-campus classes. In case you are not comfortable in sending your children to school, we have made arrangements to stream live, the in campus class online too, so as not to disadvantage any student. If everything works well, we will be starting regular full day school from September onwards.

            We will see the effectiveness of this schedule for a couple of weeks and if needed, will be adjusting / extending the number of classes being held at campus for all grades.

            Any feedback / suggestions in this regard are welcome.

            Thank you once again for your support as always.

            With best regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

            Principal

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          • Postponement of In-Campus Classes

          • 04th January 2021

             

            Dear GMIS Family,

             

            As per the latest communication from Ministry of Education, in view of the Corona spread and scare, face to face learning at school campus is postponed. The review of the situation will be carried out later this month and fresh guidelines will be issued. We will be in touch with you about the latest developments in this regard.

            School will be opening for all students as per the schedule on 13th January 2021 for virtual / distance learning. We are constantly working on further improving the on line learning with more creativity and innovation. We need to make the learning process more challenging and fun for our students.

            We also would like to wish all the best to our A level students for their international exams starting today.

            Stay healthy and safe.

            Thanking you for your cooperation and understanding.

            With best regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

                   Principal

        • End of Term Letter
          • End of Term Letter

          • 28th November 2020

            Dear Parents,

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

            We sincerely hope that you and your family are doing well and finding resilience amidst growing challenges in these times of health emergency.

            The term is coming to end and what a term it was!  Every month we thought we were going to start school for face to face learning, but the pandemic scare forced us to resort to teaching virtually. Yet in the words of an unknown author, "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you."  We conducted all classes online and we know that this was not possible without the help and cooperation of parents.

            First Term Exams

            From next week, the first term examinations are going to be conducted using EduPage, our cloud-based school information system .Teachers have already shared the syllabus to be covered as well as the format of the exam with the students and the parents.  We have added an Academic Honesty Declaration in every exam (Grade 3 onwards) and the students are expected to confirm that the work they are submitting is their own and that they have not taken any help from somewhere else. This is going to help our students to take ownership of their learning and will make them better global citizens in times to come. We wish everyone all the best in these exams.

            No need to worry, in case there is a technical issue like internet connectivity, device problem etc. and the child is not able to do the exam at the stipulated time. Please contact the Class Teacher / Supervisor with a written request immediately and reschedule the exam at a different time. Parents and children can review their answer scripts on EduPage platform, once the grades are published on 8th December.

            Report cards, reflecting the progress of your child during the term, will be dispatched on 10th of December.  Along with the academic performance, do check their additional attributes during times of corona like their behavior, work habits, communication skills etc. It also includes subject teacher comments to help students improve even further.

            Activities & Achievements

            Because of school closure, we conducted all activities planned for this term either virtually or during the online classes. All students participated with enthusiasm in these activities like Storytelling, Literacy Day Competition, Science Competition, Debates etc. Although it would have been the best if they were actually present in the school. We thank you once again for having supported us in all of our activities which we have conducted during this term. The printed achievement certificates will be sent to all winners along with the report card.

            Creative and interesting holiday homework will be sent along with the report card. All children are advised to ask their teachers for help, in case of any difficulty / clarifications with the tasks therein.

            During this term many of our students participated in international events / activities like Young Global Scholars ,content writers for the competitions like UNSW and winning appreciations, scoring highest marks in the scholarship tests etc. Throughout this term many of our faculty members attended webinars and online workshops conducted by our accreditation partners Cambridge and Oxford to strengthen our learning. Many of our teachers were also invited to attend the workshops / learning sessions conducted by the Ministry of Education.

            School Reopening

            School is planned to reopen in the month of January 2021 as per the government guidelines we have received. We are in the process of submitting a proposal for conducting face to face classes. They will assess our proposal and visit the campus to make sure that all health protocol requirements are met. Once we get the go ahead, we will be in touch with you with all necessary information and about your consent for sending the kids to the school.

            In any case , school will be reopening on 11th of January for teachers and lessons will resume from 13th of January for the students .During these holidays the school will remain open on all working days from 9 am to 1 pm .If you need to speak to us,  you're welcome to make an appointment to see us or drop us an email at headmaster@gmissemarang.org. The school Chairman has kindly agreed to offer a flat 25 % discount on school fees for the next academic year (2021 - 22) for new admissions. If any of your family and friends are interested in admitting their kids in our school or want to learn more about the school and curriculums offered, we would love to meet them. You may contact us at following numbers:

            Ms Nita(Admissions) :08112880889                Ms Niken (Finance)085600064576              

            We will be  conducting  extra classes especially for grade 10 and 12 during these holidays ,  as they are going to appear  for Board Exams in March 2021 .The timetable for these lessons and other details will be shared with you in the near future.

            In the words of Dr. Seuss - "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained, and delighted." Stay healthy and keep the kids engaged in learning activities at home during these holidays.

            On behalf of the whole school community, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2021.

            with best regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

            For GMIS Semarang

          • New School Year 2020-21

          • New Normal - Virtiual Class rooms.

            02 July 2020

            Dear Parents ,

             

            Greetings form GMIS Semarang.

             

            First and foremost , I hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the changes in life during the past three months. I am extremely appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, staff and supervisors for their positivity, flexibility and resilience during these trying times.

            In the present times of Coronavirus , the African Quote It takes the entire village to teach a child becomes even more meaningful, as the Schools , Teachers , Parents and all stakeholders to work together to help the child continue learning through these difficult times. As we are in phase of ‘Making Peace with Covid 19, starting new school year is a challenge , which we have accepted as we know that parents are always willing to lend a helping hand.

            New School Year

            School new Academic year is planned to start from 6th July for teachers and 8th July for students. As per the advice from the relevant authorities , it is not the right time to open school for face to face learning as it used to be before pandemic. With the guidance from GMIS schools in Jakarta and Bali , we have decided to start the school virtually from 8th July , with regular online classes . The time table is prepared and shared with all students and parents through EduPage App. In case of any difficulty during online class , students may be allowed to come to school ( one to one basis ) for any help from subject teacher, with prior appointment. We will be further streamlining these online classes , after receiving parent’s feedback . Our goal is to eliminate as much stress as possible for students, parents and teachers.

            Uniform & Text Books

            School text books have been ordered and are expected in school before 10th July , except for few titles from UK , which as informed to us by Oxford University Press , may be delayed till next month. Student Uniforms are also available in School Campus. Text book list has been already shared with you by class teachers. We will be inviting you to pick the uniform and the text books from school , after 10th of July.

            Face to face orientations

            This month from 27th to 30th  July, we have planned to organize face to face orientation sessions, in school for students and parents. They will be conducted in small groups , keeping and following the prevailing protocols because of Covid 19. The detail schedule  will be shared with you  by the class teacher.

            We have been working throughout this period and preparing everything for the new academic year, and are just waiting for government instructions to reopen. In case of any further information / discussions needed , you are welcome to speak to us at school.

             

            We thank you for showing faith in GMIS Semarang.

            Stay healthy . Stay Strong .

            Regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

            For GMIS Semarang.

          • Online Exam Circular

          • 02nd May 2020

            Dear Parents ,

            Greetings from GMIS Semarang.

             

            School is not able to function normally because of widespread fear of Covid 19  since 16th March as per the guidelines issued by the various government authorities . All teachers were able to engage the students through various tasks , assignments and online classes throughout this period of  force majeure. Because of this unprecedented situation faced by all schools in the region , we are forced to modify the School Academic Calendar in consultation with other Gandhi group of schools in Indonesia. Following are the important revised dates

             

                 1. The exams for all students will be conducted using EduPage , the school information system we are using. Before the exams , all students will be given a practice test to understand how this new system of exams will be working. We will also be sharing with you a small video to help you to understand the process. All exams will be consisting of questions which are easy for the kids to attempt electronically like Multiple Choice questions , Fill in the blanks , Matching/Sorting columns type questions etc. Each paper will be conducted during the time window mentioned in the time table which is being shared with you through class teacher.

                Activity                                                                             Schedule

            Final Term Exams                                                               - 8th May to 15th May 2020

            Report Card distribution – Pre School                                 - 15th May 2020

            Results and report card distribution- Grade 1 to Grade 11 - 19th and 20th May 2020

            School Holidays for Students                                              - 21st May to 7th July 2020

            Students report for Next Academic Year                             - 08th July 2020 at 07:00 am

             

            If some children are unable to do the test , because of some technical reasons ,  a modified window will be provided by respective subject teachers.

                  2. Admit cards will be released electronically to all students before the exams.  In case your child fees are still pending , you are requested to kindly settle it before the exams. The printed report cards will be issued to all students after all tests are finished on 19th and 20th May 2020 , either through personal collection from school or through post.

                 3. We sincerely hope that all we have planned will proceed smoothly. In case there are unforeseen circumstances because of government guidelines and instructions , we will be in touch with you with appropriate information.

            We would like to take this opportunity once again to thank all the parents for being most supportive with the school during these times. We are preparing guidelines to be implemented in school campus to make sure that the safety and health of students under our care is given utmost importance. We will seek your help in implementing and following new procedures in place once school reopens for normal functioning. If you have any suggestions in this regard , you are most welcome to forward us for consideration.

             

             

            With kind regards.

             

            Suresh Arora

                   Principal

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