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5th SPK National Convention

On 17-18 October 2022, British School Jakarta (BSJ) was honored to be the host of the “5th SPK National Convention”, a convention for schools in Indonesia that collaborate with foreign education institutions. 

Imelda Sahelangi, BSJ’s General Counsel & Head of Administration, as well as the Committee Chair of the 5th SPK National Convention expressed her gratitude to welcome all participants to British School Jakarta, “It was really an honor to chair the amazing committee of the 5th SPK National Convention, the great collaboration between the SPK Indonesia executive members and BSJ team successfully delivered the fantastic event that was well attended by over 400 participants who are school leaders, educational practitioners and policy makers, and supported by more than 20 great sponsors”.

The theme for this year’s SPK Convention was “Indonesian Education Transformation: Embracing the Freedom of Teaching and Learning”. SPK schools supported this transformation by promoting the Freedom of Learning Policy established by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (MoECRT) Nadiem Anwar Makarim, B.A., M.B.A.  The Minister, who gave a recorded speech at the opening ceremony, said that the word “embracing” has a meaning more than just getting and receiving, but it means absorbing with all the heart. He believes all SPK schools in Indonesia has the soul to move the “Merdeka Belajar” (freedom of learning) to the fullest with passion. With the nature of collaboration between the foreign educational institution and the Indonesian educational institution, SPK schools represent “Gotong Royong” and Collaboration in bringing the quality of education in Indonesia.

"It was an absolute honour and privilege for BSJ to host this SPK National Convention, especially as it was the first face-to-face gathering for so many schools and colleagues from all over Indonesia; the atmosphere was simply buzzing. As a school, BSJ aligns very closely to the theme of the convention, that being the 'Freedom of Teaching and Learning'. Here we constantly look at the blend of tradition and modernity to work in synergy for learning experiences for our students and staff that go beyond the classroom. It is time that we must prioritise the needs of our students and what the best learning environment they need to flourish. " said David Butcher.