- Junior School Bible Curriculum
SPH adopted a comprehensive Bible curriculum by Truth78 for Junior School students. Truth78 is a ministry for the next generation—that they may know, honor, and treasure God. SPH partnered with Truth78 upon realizing that their Bible curriculum resources matched what our Junior Schools sought. Truth78 develops resources that are God-centered, Bible-saturated and Gospel-focused. Designed to be age-appropriate, the curriculum applies to all Junior School levels, from Kindergarten up to Primary School.
Since English serves as the main instructional language at SPH, we offer a strong English subject taught by expert teachers. Bahasa Indonesia subject, mandatory for Indonesian students, is also offered. We also have strong Mandarin and Korean programs which are elective subjects and applied in different grade levels.
In all the language classes across all levels, students are trained to advance their reading, research, and skills in writing and speaking. Furthermore, language subjects in Senior School dig deeper into literature and cultural studies. From Shakespeare to Pramoedya Ananta Toer, SPH students are familiar with some of the most well-known literary classics.
For students who need further assistance in English, SPH also provides supporting programs such as the ESL, ELL and EAL across all campuses.
In recognition of the wonders of the natural world, SPH students are taught to develop a sense of awe and admiration, thus motivating them to seek and discover the wonders behind the natural world. SPH understands that science is not about content or a body of facts that explain the natural world. Instead, we use science as a process to discover new knowledge. SPH adopts an experiential learning method which is most evident in hands-on scientific observations in its laboratory spaces. The end goal points to the students’ discovery of God the Creator who creates and designs all things in nature.
Music and Arts
To balance the rigors of academic activities, SPH offers music and art lessons, comprised of music, visual arts and ballet, that form an integral part of our programs. This allows students to express themselves and hone their artistic capabilities with the understanding that all creative talents are God’s gift and to be used to benefit the community. Some SPH campuses refer to the music department as the Ministering Arts department.
On the other hand, the visual art department applies to students from Junior to Senior School. Besides creativity and imagination, the process of art-making requires thorough research and critical thinking skills, especially in the IB Diploma Programme Visual Arts. Our visual arts classes allow students to create many pieces of art that convey a conceptual meaning, ranging from a thought-provoking social critique to self-expression. At the end of the school year, we hold art exhibitions to showcase students’ work and give our students exposure to art communities.
Junior and Senior school students participate in a wide variety of sports and physical activities that are taught and developed sequentially in an age-appropriate manner.
For students in younger grades, these activities focus on basic movement and manipulative skills. Then these activities progress to sports, sports-specific skills and strategies, as well as healthy living and personal fitness.
Older students, on the other hand, are expected to take full responsibility for their personal health and fitness as they progress through the program. In Grades 11 and 12, students choose the activities in which they wish to participate.
Our school offers a variety of sports for students, such as Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Badminton and Track and Field.