What is the name of your child's school? (Please report on one school per survey.)
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia
In what town or city is this school located?
How would you describe this school? (i.e. American, British, International, Local, etc.)
National and British Curriculum
What grade levels are represented at this school?
How do most children get to school everyday? (bus, train, walk, etc.)
Most children are driven to school by parents/driver, but school bus is available.
How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
Dedicated IT labs for Primary and Secondary, 2 soccer fields, LCD projectors in nearly every classroom, large gymnasium, library.
After school activities include art program, soccer, badminton, basketball, volleyball, Chinese Chess, Drama and Dance, school newsletter, photography club.
What has this school done to help your child transition from the curriculum in your home
country into the curriculum in your new country? Are there programs to prepare your child for repatriation?
All core subjects are taught in English and tested for IGCSE cert in Year 11; in addition, there are classes for local students, like Civics and History, taught in Bahasa Indonesia.
How would you describe the social activities available for parents through this school? Are there parent-teacher organizations?
Global runs several activities during the year, such as science and maths competitions, though there are no formal parent-teacher organizations.
What advice would you give to someone considering enrolling their child in this school?
Sekolah Global Indo-Asia is the only IB World school in Batam, and has a well-deserved reputation for being the best school for international curriculum.