Merlion Secondary School philosophy focuses on the power of education in finding one’s career path. Preparing students for their Pre-University life is carefully done to ensure academic and social success. We conceive social and leadership skills to be a major part of this preparation, exposing our students to different atmosphere and challenges, stimulating their competencies both in and out of the classroom.
REQUIREMENTS / SCHOOL HOURS
Secondary School is offered to students who have completed Primary 6.
|SEC 1 – SEC 4||MON-FRI||7.15am – 3.15pm|
Merlion School’s Secondary Level aims to cultivate the “independent learner” so that every student is able to take responsibility for his or her own learning as guided by our curriculum modelled after the Cambridge University’s IGCSE Programme.
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To support this objective, we...
(i) equip students with thinking, information-handling, analytical research and decision-making skills.
(ii) teach the students how to manage their revisions and how to properly handle tests and examinations.
(iii) provide students with a basis by which to be discerning in their life choices.
(iv) accustom the students to the idea of quality work.
(v) nurture the reading habit and curiosity for knowledge.
(vi) build a strong moral and character foundation.
The school aims to provide to students a diverse education in a safe and supportive environment, promotes sound values, self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning and assist the students in developing skills to become independent and self-sufficient adults who will succeed and contribute responsibly in a global community. The Secondary School curriculum consists of English, Mathematics, Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Chinese,History, Information & Communication Technology (ICT), Art and Design, Bahasa Indonesia Studies, Geography, Business Studies, Physical Education, Music, PKN and Agama (Catholic, Christian, Buddhist and Islam). At the end of Secondary, the students will sit for International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE).
Secondary School 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|
Secondary School 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 Secondary 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, Secondary School 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!
Secondary School 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.
|FOOD & NUTRITION||SEC 1|
|FAMILY BUSINESS 1||SEC 2|
|ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY||SEC 3|
|Secondary School holds its yearly international immersion programme for our Secondary 4 students. Through this programme, students will explore their curiosity by learning the culture and practices of other schools outside of Indonesia. The students have the opportunity to build friendships and connections with the students of our partner schools.|
My daughter, Angeline has been studying in Merlion School since she was 2 years old. Now, she is in Secondary 3. I believe that she is getting the education that I want for her. Her ability to speak and read English and Mandarin have developed well.
The most important thing, aside education, that I like is the environment that makes my child care for others, and instills the value of respect, especially for elders. These are the reasons why my child is still in Merlion School. Thanks.
Mrs. Meriah Linaksita
Mother of Angeline Sharon (Sec 3)
Saya adalah orang tua dari salah satu murid Secondary, anak saya menjadi murid di Merlion School sejak dari Nursery dan lanjut ke Primary lalu Secondary.
Alasan saya tetap melanjutkan sekolah di Merlion School hingga saat ini adalah karena pendidikan di Merlion School yang cukup bagus (ini alasan saya yang paling kuat untuk anak saya melanjutkan ke Secondary), didukung oleh CCA (ekstrakulikuler), para guru yang selalu memberikan support kepada muridnya jika memiliki kelebihan baik di bidang akademik atau non-akademik, para guru dan Principal juga selalu cepat bertindak jika ada sesuatu hal yang berhubungan dengan anak kami dan memberikan solusi yang terbaik. Selain tentang pelajaran di sekolah, murid-murid di Merlion School dididik tentang disiplin, manner (sopan santun) dan respect meskipun mereka (anak-anak) sudah cukup besar (Secondary).
Saya pernah melihat dan mendengar sendiri. Sebagai orang tua, kami berhak menentukan yang terbaik untuk masa depan anak-anak kami. Demikian testimoni saya tentang Merlion School.
Mrs. Jenny Santoso
Mother of Nicholas Tanuwijaya Tan (Sec 2)