Today, I spent time at the new school that is being opened in down town Jakarta. I would like to share today with you and create a lengthier post this weekend on the week at the Sinarmas Academy in BSD City.
The new school opened this year and is located on the 8th floor of a business building. It was begun as a request from parents to create a branch of the Sinarmas Academy closer to their homes. This is understandable when you consider the traffic situation here. It sometimes takes 4 hours to go 15 miles during the rush hours.
The school itself is located on the main street of Jakarta in a fairly affluent area.
Like all of Indonesia, the affluent is alongside the poverty stricken.
As always, security is tight.
Because of the location of the school, students have recess outside on a balcony fenced in with plexi-glass.
The students begin here in the toddler session - 16 months - for half days.
Students are then grouped, 3/4 and 4/5 - all half days.
Some come to school with their Nannies.
This is my bud, Albert.
He is shy and hesitant to talk -
but he loves to sing:)
There are 13 in this grade.
The other grades have about 5-8.