Maximizing Students' School Holiday in SPH Summer Program 2017
21 Jul 2017

For students, school holiday seems to be fun, but not necessarily useful. The majority of parents see the summer holiday as the most difficult time to find productive things for kids to do. During a long period of school holiday, students may eventually experience learning losses since they do not engage in educational activities.

Summer course or program is one of the best options for students to maximize their holiday time well. Numerous study show that summer program has many academic benefits, in which students may enhance their academic understanding and skills through an active, dynamic and creative learning.

From 12-14 June 2017, three Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) campuses conducted Summer Programs: SPH Lippo Village, SPH Kemang Village, and SPH Sentul City. Taught by experts and experienced instructors, students could enjoy various creative programs, ranging in activities from a cooking class, to exploration in Fun Science/Science World and a Robotics class, to enhancing math skills in the Mathematics course.  Students could also expand their writing talents via the Young Author and Ivy Oxbridge programs, in addition to the English course offered. 

Robotic Class at SPH Lippo Village

Ivy Oxbridge Program at SPH Lippo Village

Cooking Class at SPH Lippo Village

The students expressed their gratitude to the instructors for creating fun, exciting, and useful activities. Reiner, a participant in the Science World class, remarked that the lesson about taking care of the body was highly useful and easily applicable. Other students also enjoyed the cooking class, in which they learned how to make such a highly technical pastry and dessert, i.e. pies, panna cotta and chocolate lava.

The Ivy Oxbridge for Future program provided helpful writing advice for students in grades 10-12 through workshops.  Students in this program can use skills acquired from this course that can increase their chances of gaining acceptance at some top universities. They learned about application process and preparation, leadership skills, university admissions interview and many more.

I definitely recommended this summer school to many. I learned some of the things that weren't taught at school, that are obviously important for university applications. Worth spending my time and money in,” said Michelle Vanny Lim, who participated in Ivy Oxbridge program. We are grateful that through this Summer Program, students’ holiday are truly well-spent.

Young Author program at SPH Kemang Village

Young Science program at SPH Kemang Village

Ibu Daisy, Administrative Principal of SPH Kemang Village with one of the Summer Program participant

 

Bagi para siswa, liburan sekolah terlihat begitu menyenangkan, namun tidak selalu berguna. Beberapa orang tua melihat waktu liburan panjang sebagai waktu yang sulit untuk melakukan kegiatan-kegiatan yang produktif bagi anak. Selama waktu liburan yang panjang, siswa-siswa dapat kehilangan banyak waktu yang bermanfaat karena tidak terlibat dalam aktivitas-aktivitas yang mendidik serta membangun.

Summer Program (Program Musim Panas) telah menjadi pilihan yang baik untuk memaksimalkan waktu liburan dengan baik. Banyak penelitian yang menunjukkan bahwa Summer Program memiliki banyak manfaat akademis, yaitu meningkatkan pemahaman akademik dan mengasah keterampilan siswa melalui pembelajaran yang aktif, dinamis serta kreatif.

Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) mengadakan Summer Program  tahun ini, dimulai dari 12 Juni hingga 14 Juli 2017 di tiga kampus: SPH Lippo Village, Kemang Village dan Sentul City. Terdapat banyak program menarik bagi para siswa, mulai dari Cooking Class (Kelas Memasak), Fun Science (Sains Menyenangkan) dan Science World (Dunia Sains), Robotic (Merakit Robot), Young Author (Penulis Muda), English and Mathematics (Bahasa Inggris dan Matematika), Ivy Oxbridge, dan lain sebagainya. Semua kegiatan ini dipimpin dan diajarkan oleh instruktur yang ahli di bidangnya.

SPH Sentul City Summer Program

Siswa-siswa menikmati kelas-kelas yang mereka ikuti dan berterima kasih kepada para instruktur yang telah menjadikan pembelajaran mereka menyenangkan namun sekaligus juga berguna. Reiner, salah satu siswa yang mengikuti kelas Science World berkomentar bahwa pelajaran tentang tubuh manusia sangat bermanfaatkan dan dapat diterapkan untuk menjaga kesehatan. Siswa-siswa lain yang mengikuti Cooking Class juga mengaku menikmati kelas tersebut walaupun kadang cukup menantang dengan harus membuat resep-resep yang cukup sulit seperti pie, panna cotta dan chocolate lava.

Terdapat juga kelas Ivy Oxbridge yang dirancang khusus untuk siswa kelas 10-12 dan memberikan kiat, strategi, nasehat serta pelatihan yang berguna untuk dapat diterima di peringkat 10 besar universitas di dunia. Mereka belajar mengenai proses dan persiapan aplikasi universitas, kepemimpinan, wawancara penerimaan universitas, dan lain-lain.

“Saya sangat merekomendasi program ini kepada banyak orang. Saya belajar hal-hal yang tidak diajarkan di bangku sekolah, yang sangat penting bagi aplikasi universitas,” tutur Michelle Vanny Lim, yang mengikuti program Ivy Oxbridge. Bersyukur bahwa melalui Summer Program SPH, masa liburan siswa boleh bermanfaat dan diisi oleh kegiatan yang membangun. (IA)


[1] All Work and No Play? Listening to What KIDS and PARENTS Really Want from Out-of-School time (2004) http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED485306.pdf

 

 

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