Merlion Pre-University philosophy bridges the gap between school and adulthood. We prepare students to enter top universities both locally and internationally, while teaching them to handle the modern world’s challenges, which is the key to success in today’s society. Cultivating humanitarian virtues together while stimulating their academic and leadership expertise allowing our students to successfully transition between these two essential steps in life: school and university.
REQUIREMENTS / SCHOOL HOURS
Pre-University is offered to students who have completed Secondary 4.
|PRE-U1 & PRE-U2||MON-WED||7.15am – 3.45pm|
|PRE-U1 & PRE-U2||THU-FRI||7.15am – 4.00pm|
Merlion School offers a two-year pre-university programme which prepares students for university and employment. Students will take the Cambridge International AS/A-LEVEL Exams which caters to students who want to study in universities abroad. This Cambridge International AS/-LEVEL Exams are recognised by universities around the world including all U.K. universities and over 450 U.S. universities.
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Also, it helps students to demonstrate two essentials for academic success, excellence and the ability to think independently. As we understand that choosing a career path at this stage of the academic life is very important, we hold university fairs, where students can explore their local/international university and course options, linking them to universities across the world.
Pre-University offers streaming classes which is clustered into two such as Science class and Humanities class. The curriculum for Science class is consisting of English, Mathematics, HSK -Chinese Language, Global Perspectives, Business Studies, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian History, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Physical Education, Music, PKN and Agama (Catholic, Christian, Buddhist and Islam). The curriculum for Humanities class consists of English, Mathematics, HSK -Chinese Language, Global Perspectives, Business Studies, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Bahasa Indonesia, Indonesian History, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Physical Education, Music, PKN and Agama (Catholic, Christian, Buddhist and Islam).
Pre-University holds an assembly every morning before the start of the school day, from 7.00am to 7.30am. During the Assembly, students have a silent reading session for 15 minutes, followed by the singing of the national anthemn, the school song, reciting of our school’s vision, mission and pledge, and a silent prayer. Merlion School introduces the students to different activities, as seen below:
|TUESDAY||Today in History|
|WEDNESDAY||Indonesian Culture / Traditions|
|THURSDAY||Local and International News|
|FRIDAY||Student House Session|
Pre-University holds a number of events throughout the year. During this time, students are encouraged to showcase their talents, skills and creativity through different performances and activities.
Below are some of the yearly events held at Merlion School:
INDEPENDENCE DAY | leadership CAMP | English SPELLING BEE | LANGUAGE WEEK | FOUNDERS’ DAY
MATHS AND SCIENCE WEEK | MATHS AND SCIENCE CAMP | SPORTS DAY | HEROES’ DAY
KARTINI DAY | CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION | DRAMA FEST | mooncake garden festival
CHINESE SPELLING BEE | HOLIDAY CAMP | chinese new year celebration | Religion focus
Co-Curricular Activity (CCA) provides the opportunity for students to explore diverse interests, to discover the passion of building confidence and self-esteem among students. Students attend two Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) every year. The following is a list of CCAs offered at the Pre-University level
|Habitat for Humanity|
|Model United Nation|
World Scholar’s Cup
|Hip Hop Dance||Futsal|
FIELD TRIPS /
Merlion School takes learning both in and out of the classroom seriously. With that in mind, Pre-University focuses not only in developing students during lessons, but also beyond with field trips and learning journeys. Every class joins a field trip within Surabaya throughout the academic year, in order to support their theoretical learning within the classroom.
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Students also learn how to become responsible citizens and socialize in a setting away from home and from the guidance of the parents, which is essential for their development. The school ensures students' safety during field trips and learning journeys, with a number of teachers joining in order to guide the students. Check out our gallery for photos of past field trips and learning journeys!
Pre-University consists of a set of areas to facilitate students’ learning, growth, and safety. These include a computer room, a science lab, an arts room, a music room, a library, a gymnasium, a performance hall and a clinic. Swimming and athletics lessons are conducted in an outside venue to ensure that students gain exposure to various activities.
Life skills is a programme which starts in Primary 4 and continues until Pre-University. This programme aims to equip children with important life skills that which typically are no longer included in school curriculum.
|FAMILY BUSINESS 2||PRE-U1|
|The Internship Programme is offered to our A Level students. The programme provides the students with an opportunity to seek and further develop an appropriate level of professionalism while discovering their talents and skills. The internship serves as a venue to explore the students’ ability to choose and broaden their horizons and understanding their career paths. The programme also helps the students to improve their skills by creating and upgrading their resume as well as providing the chance to learn from the expertise of the people they met during the internship.|
As a parent, I always want the best for my children, including the best education. In Merlion School, my children not only receive an academic education, but they are also able to master the English and Chinese languages. They also receive a very
good moral education from Merlion.
The students in Merlion are very close to each other, just like a family. The community for the Merlion parents is also very warm and friendly. The parent – teacher relationship is also very tight. Parents can easily contact the teachers to
discuss their child’s progress in school.
I wish Merlion better and brighter years ahead, and hope that Merlion will develop intelligent, well – rounded individuals that will become future leaders of the world.
Ms. Erny Assana
Mother of Irenia Jassmaine (A Level)
Greetings! My name is Sofia. I am the mother of Evelyn Megawati. Merlion School has done a lot of great things in both of our lives by providing a great quality of education and providing my daughter chances to develop her creativity and leadership skills. Merlion School has a comfortable and friendly learning environment, not to mention the kind and understanding teachers who have also given positive influence to my daughter. I know that Merlion is the only school that can foster my daughter’s quality. Thank you Merlion School for leading my daughter to become a better and brighter individual.
Mother of Evelyn Megawati (A Level)