Last 10 May 2019, Mother’s Day was celebrated in Stamford School to give honour to all the mothers in the school community. Mothers were especially invited to come school to celebrate the event. Teachers and students prepared some activities for the mommies — games, giving gifts and letters, free massage and concluded the day with students serenading the mommies with very touching songs. Nothing can describe the feeling seeing the mommies happy faces enjoying the day dedicated to them.
No words can describe our gratitude for our mothers as a Mother’s love is the purest form of emotion that ever exist in the world. Happy Mother’s Day!
Stamford School is proud to announce that we are now a fully accredited International Bachelor Laureate World School. This achievement owes much to the diligence, commitment and teamwork that Stamford has come to embody during its time. The IB teaching philosophy encompasses a whole host of learning concepts which go far beyond traditional academic performance. Therefore, as an IB World School, Stamford will now be one of very few facilities in Bandung where students can become fully equipped to succeed at any university of their choice with greater awareness and appreciation for their world. Ultimately, our IB accreditation affords Stamford with a wealth of resources aimed at ensuring graduates develop abilities, grasp concepts and attain awareness consistent with the finest universities abroad.
18 April was a date to remember as Stamford School commemorated Kartini with the theme “Habis Gelap, Terbitlah Terang” (After Darkness Comes Light). It was a very meaningful event where students showed their gratitude to Kartini by dedicating poems especially written for her. Kartini is known as the first female hero of Indonesia for her advocacy on education for women.
Alongside Kartini Day was Earth Day celebration with the theme “Protect Our Species”. Stamfordians have always been great supporters of environmental protection as shown in various environmental awareness activities made by the students such as clean up drive, poster makings, and animal reef to name a few.
It was indeed a very significant day for everyone in Stamford school as they gathered together in realizing their part as citizens of Indonesia and as active members of the global community.
Our music program focuses on the importance of music expression and the importance of classical music. The students learn singing and playing tuned and untuned percussion instruments like the angklung, marching band in the preschool to the lower primary years. Upper Primary will focus in instrument playing such as the recorder, ukulele, guitar, bass guitar and string instruments (violin and cello) which will be later on continued in our Secondary Music Program in which students are more in depth with music appreciation, theory and classical music.
Last January 29, 2019 our Secondary String Group together with our Primary Angklung Group had a performance in collaboration with the Bandung Philharmonic with guests players: Ms Putu Sandra Kusuma on the violin from Indonesia, Mr Bob Stoel a french horn player from Holland, and Ms. Lee Hui a bassoon player from Singapore.
Stamford School Secondary Band, Primary Angklung Group and Bandung Philharmonic guest performers.
Another musical event on March 19, 2019 was our String and Band Recital with Ezra Ravin Mateus on classical guitar, a student alumni as our guest player. It was participated by upper primary up to the Junior College students.
As part of Stamford’s mission to develop love for reading, we encouraged primary students to donate books as part of their interdisciplinary project, “Jamboread”. The books were donated to a local school last November.
This scary and fun event was organised by JC members of the Student Council who worked really hard to make the event a success. Six different rooms were prepared where the party goers worked together to solve a mystery. As usual, teachers and students came up with some horrific and creative costumes.
This year’s Primary Book Week event celebrated reading in three different languages – English, Chinese and Indonesian. It was a big success with many exciting events leading up to the day itself – including Pyjama Day, snack break storytelling sessions, a popular door decoration contest and “Drop Everything and Read”. On the day itself, students dressed in costumes from their favourite stories, interviewed a real storywriter – Mr Francois Keyser, took part in a fun book quiz and put up some amazing performances. Another highlight was the photo competition #Snapbook, where students were photographed in their favourite location or reading with a friend or sibling.
UN Day was celebrated throughout the school with a dazzling array of bright costumes from around the world. Traditional games from different countries were enjoyed by all as well as the beautifully decorated booths. Thanks to parents for their contribution of delicious snacks from around the world.