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Home Learning

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 and the Indonesian government-mandated closure, the BMS Campus is closed. However, our students continue learning from home.

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The Learning Continues

 

BMS Home Learning started at the beginning of Term 4 on Monday, 23 March 2020. Please use these webpages as your primary source of information. Here you will find information specific to each School Unit and some helpful tips and guidelines for students and parents. Parents and students are already familiar with the necessary online tools used to access class materials and homework such as Google Classroom and Zoom.

We kindly ask that during the transition, parents are mindful of the communication channels as laid out below.

 


For questions about

Contact

An assignment, learning activity, or class:

Homeroom Teachers

A technology-related question or issue:

farid@bundamulia.sch.id

A finance-related question or issue:

etsa@bundamulia.sch.id

Other issue related to Home Learning

for ECE and Primary:

kristini@bundamulia.sch.id

Other issue related to Home Learning

for Middle and High School:

Katrina@bundamulia.sch.id


 

DIVISIONAL PLANS

 

Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Primary School (Year 1-5)

 

We as a school stand united in helping your children keeping up with the learning process; and work twice as hard in bringing you the online lessons. BMS Home Learning seeks to model the classroom experience. Having said that, we understand that this will require support, creativity, and flexibility from parents and caretakers. The need of the hour is positive thinking, support, and appreciation of one another.

Students are asked to:

  • Follow their regular class schedule and regular school times with suitable breaks.
  • Get ready for school and maintain usual routines around eating, playing, and bedtime. Routine is an essential component of a healthy distance learning.
  • Practice some form of daily physical activity and a daily creative endeavour of their choice.

Teachers are asked to:

  • Hold an engaging Home Learning session each day.
  • Provide support as much as possible for the students and parents to keep up with the daily lesson, activity, and assignment
  • Send a reminder to all parents about activities that have been planned for that day, every morning, 08.00 the latest.
  • Send timetable and weekly lesson plan.
  • Make sure all evidence of Home Learning is submitted to Education Agency of DKI Jakarta every day.

Parents are asked to:

  • Try to enjoy this special time at home with your child, and use it to bond, to play, and to strengthen your parent-child relationship.
  • Make sure that their children are all well-prepared for the set-up and implementation of Home Learning during this time.
  • Go through and help to prepare the activities that have been planned.
  • Submit pictures, videos, and files as evidence of Home Learning that has taken place on that day by 20.00 every day.
  • Submit assignments on daily basis as to respective Homeroom Teachers or Subject Teachers through email.

 

Middle School (Year 6-8)

 

We as a school stand united in helping your children keeping up with the learning process; and work twice as hard in bringing you the online lessons. BMS Home Learning seeks to model the classroom experience. Having said that, we understand that this will require support, creativity, and flexibility from parents and caretakers. The need of the hour is positive thinking, support, and appreciation of one another.

Students are asked to:

  • Actively engage with and “attend” the online learning activities on time. Every class will “meet” at the beginning of their scheduled time, and teachers will give instructions for how the block will be used.
  • Get ready for school as though they are attending class on campus.
  • Show teachers that they are engaged by contributing during sessions, adding to discussion threads and by submitting completed tasks on time.
  • Use earbuds or headphones during video calls, especially when siblings are present and participating in their own distance learning.
  • Collaborate with their classmates online as requested by teachers.
  • Reach out to teachers with any questions via email or during their daily video calls.
  • Work to practice independent organizational skills in a new learning environment.
  • Maintain an appropriate space for learning to create a healthy distance learning environment. This is ideally in a public or shared space.

Teachers are asked to:

  • Plan engaging lessons that are appropriate for Home Learning.
  • Support students’ questions and confer with students via video calls during the designated class meeting time.
  • Communicate clear deadlines and give timely feedback on assignments.
  • Answer student questions and offer support in a timely manner.
  • Send a reminder to all parents about activities that have been planned for that day, every morning, 08.00 the latest.
  • Send timetable and weekly lesson plan.
  • Make sure all evidence of Home Learning is submitted to Education Agency of DKI Jakarta every day.

Parents are asked to:

  • Try to enjoy this special time at home with your child, and use it to bond, to play, and to strengthen your parent-child relationship.
  • Maintain a supportive presence but give students the opportunity to practice building independent study skills during this unique period.
  • Work with their children are all well-prepared for the set-up and implementation of Home Learning during this time.
  • Help limit screen time for students outside of school hours with activities like reading books, playing board games, colouring, doing puzzles, cooking, visiting parks and other green spaces, exercising, playing music or engaging in other artistic pursuits.
  • Go through and help to prepare the activities that have been planned.
  • Submit pictures, videos, and files as evidence of Home Learning that has taken place on that day by 20.00 every day.
  • Submit assignments on daily basis as to respective Homeroom Teachers or Subject Teachers through email.

 

High School (Year 9-12)

 

We as a school stand united in helping your children keeping up with the learning process; and work twice as hard in bringing you the online lessons. BMS Home Learning seeks to model the classroom experience. Having said that, we understand that this will require support, creativity, and flexibility from parents and caretakers. The need of the hour is positive thinking, support, and appreciation of one another.

Students are asked to:

  • Actively engage with and “attend” the online learning activities on time. Every class will “meet” at the beginning of their scheduled time, and teachers will give instructions for how the block will be used.
  • Get ready for school as though they are attending class on campus.
  • Show teachers that they are engaged by contributing during Zoom calls, adding to discussion threads and by submitting completed tasks on time.
  • Use earbuds or headphones during video calls, especially when siblings are present and participating in their own distance learning.
  • Collaborate with their classmates online as requested by teachers.
  • Reach out to teachers with any questions via email or during their daily video calls.
  • Work to practice independent organizational skills in a new learning environment.
  • Maintain an appropriate space for learning to create a healthy distance learning environment. This is ideally in a public or shared space.
  • Manage screen time in collaboration with parents; read physical books instead of an online resource when possible, take notes or work on assignments on paper when possible.
  • Go through and help to prepare the activities that have been planned.
  • Submit pictures, videos, and files as evidence of Home Learning that has taken place on that day by 20.00 every day.
  • Submit assignments on daily basis as to respective Homeroom Teachers or Subject Teachers through email.

Teachers are asked to:

  • Plan engaging lessons that are appropriate for Home Learning.
  • Support students’ questions and confer with students via video calls during the designated class meeting time.
  • Communicate clear deadlines and give timely feedback on assignments.
  • Answer student questions and offer support in a timely manner.
  • Send a reminder to all parents about activities that have been planned for that day, every morning, 08.00 the latest.
  • Send timetable and weekly lesson plan.
  • Make sure all evidence of Home Learning is submitted to Education Agency of DKI Jakarta every day.

Parents are asked to:

  • Maintain a supportive presence but give students the opportunity to practice building independent study skills during this unique period.
  • Work with their children are all well-prepared for the set-up and implementation of Home Learning during this time.

     


 

GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS

 

The transition to BMS Home Learning will be challenging for everyone, parents, students, and teachers. It is perfectly normal if you and your children struggle to adapt. Let us turn these challenging phases into opportunities to develop important skills like self-management, organization, and responsibility. We often talk about thriving amidst uncertainty as a key skill for the future, and your children will learn this alongside you. 

  • Regular routines are significant contributors to success and well-being. We recommend parents set regular hours for schoolwork and maintain usual bedtimes.
  • We encourage parents to establish a suitable space at home where children will spend their time learning. This is ideally in a public or shared space, not in the child's bedroom. This will allow light support and supervision. Students can use earbuds or headphones to isolate the audio when they have an online class.
  • Check-in with your child, ideally at the start and end of each school day, to see how they are progressing and to ensure they are understanding their assignments.
  • Please encourage your child to go out walking or take advantage of other sporting opportunities.
  • Give your child opportunities to discuss this with you, remain positive yourself, and model resilience. When this is all over, students keep up with their studies and their friends, teachers show new levels of creativity, and parents gain a new perspective on their children.

 


 

GUIDELINES FOR STUDENTS

 

School will continue even if the BMS campus is closed. It will be a challenge for all of us to do Home Learning, but it is important that you try and keep up. This is obvious to those of you who have National and Cambridge exams on the horizon, but it is equally true for those of you who do not. Hopefully, the experience will help you develop your own learning style and become an expert distance learner. 

  • Be up and dressed appropriately, with your computer set up in a shared living area, not a bedroom. You can use earbuds to isolate the audio for your online class if you have siblings working close by. Be sure to have completed any homework tasks that are due.
  • Follow your regular schedule of classes at the usual scheduled time. This will help you stay connected with classmates and your teacher.
  • Contribute to the class and support the teacher and your classmates by behaving in the same supportive and respectful manner as would be expected in a class at school. If the technology is problematic do not worry, just try to do as much as you can. Responsible online behaviour is especially important during this time.
  • For much of the time, you will be working independently on work set in Google Classroom. You are expected to complete all the work your teacher assigns and to turn in assignments online and on time.
  • Manage your screen time. Take regular stretch breaks, go for walks, and get some fresh air. It is important for your body and your mind. Sing, dance, be creative catch up on reading, from real books.
  • If you have questions or need extra help academically, let your teacher know. Remember your teacher is working hard to adapt the curriculum for you to access online, try not to email outside of normal working hours and do not expect an instant reply.
  • Home Learning can leave you feeling a bit isolated and few people like big changes to their routine. Be extra supportive to your peers, check in on your classmates, and be sure to get outside for exercise breaks. If you are struggling with any of this, reach out to your Homeroom Teacher.