ISMILE Bandung Wins First In Mandarin Poem Recitation Contest


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ISMILE Bandung proved once again to be committed to excellence as Russel Lutz Tedjawinata of Kindergarten 2 won first place in the Mandarin Poem Recitation contest, which was held at Grand Eastern Hotel last August 12, 2017. The competition was organized by the city of Bandung spearheaded by Mayor Ridwan Kamil. Russel bested 20 other students from various schools such as Bina Bangsa School and Kinderland during the elimination and final round. Selected ISMILE students from Nursery 2 and Kindergarten 1 also joined the coloring contest. On the same day The Oakwood Academy sent their representatives for the Mandarin Poem Recitation and English Speech Contest, emerging 4th placer was Nathan Tjie in the Mandarin Poem Recitation.

We would also like to congratulate Matthew Lidrapradja, Anaya, Nicole Mulyana and Nicholas Richard Lidrapradja for persevering during practices and doing their very best in representing the school during the contest. Great job for everyone!


Indo-Fest 2017: “Livin’ Loud” Jana Alayra Concert

The teachers of ISMILE got the chance to attend this inspiring event last August 19, 2017, Saturday. The activity started with the Praise and Worship in the Grand Ballroom of Integrity Convention Center (ICC), 10th floor, Mega Glodok Kemayoran. It was followed by the Puppet Competition where we witnessed different groups vying for the win. Then, the various workshop sessions started with the great speakers bearing helpful information. One of these workshops tackled about teaching children about anger management. Common triggers of anger discussed are envy, unfairness, change, embarrassment, humiliation, intimidation and loss and grief. On the other hand, the ways to disarm anger in children (without battling the anger) are as follows; prepare yourself, acknowledge the anger (with respect), soothe, remove child from place of anger physically, do not embarrass the child, prior arrangement with colleague or the school system, have a corner tucked away from the eyes of the children in your class made available, validate the child-talk about the anger, work on a solution together, and explore alternative ways of getting angry with the child. Finally, the much awaited part of the Indo-Fest 2017, the Jana Alayra concert. Jana Alayra praise and worship songs have been sung all over ISMILE branches everyday during circle time and every Friday during Chapel time. This time the teachers were able to sing and dance with her and even offered asong for her. Parents and students from different ISMILE Centers also came. It was an awesome night full of joy!

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