Origin

Sekolah Bina Gita Gemilang (SBGG) is an independent, co-educational national school which provides a blend of national and international-based curriculum.  Administered under Yayasan Bina Gita Gemilang, SBGG was founded in 2001 and licensed by the Indonesian Ministry of Education.

Milestone

YearKey Event
2001Establishment of school
2004School Campus Opening at Jl. Asem Baris Tebet
20071st Drama Musical Show (The Twits), empowered from inhouse community
20071st National Accreditation
2009Drama Show (developed from the winners of the budding writers’ script)
2010Introduced Talent Development Programme (Electives)
2011Relocated to a new campus at Jl. Prof. DR. Soepomo
2012Celebration of 10th Anniversary with Music Performance
2012Established Learning Support Centre (LSC)
2012Started 1st Overseas Immersion Programme to China and Grades 5-6 Excursion Trip to Singapore
2015Accredited as SPK school
2016Established partnership with Cambridge International
2018Unity in Harmony Driven - Drama Musical Show, empowered by whole school community
2019Established Green Drive Education - Horticulture, Recycling and Food Waste Campaigns
2020Reinforced and intensified the Applied Learning Programme
2020Start of SBGG Preschool
2022Celebration of 20th Anniversary
2023Introduced Applied Learning - Sustainability & STEM as a curriculum

Philosophy

Schooling should provide a multifaceted experience which allows students to learn to think critically and creatively, to explore areas of interest, to learn to work with and appreciate others, and to gain practical skills which will equip them for ensuing stages of life.

We believe that each student is unique and has intrinsic worth and that character building must take priority over other forms of development.  This adds a significant responsibility to all the work we do in providing a holistic education for all our students and stretching each one to his or her fullest potential.

Our goal is to reach beyond a content-oriented curriculum and to provide students not only with academic skills and intellectual confidence to apply knowledge in solving new problems and create new opportunities for the unforeseen future, but also to provide students with greater choice to meet their different interests and ways of learning.  

Our focus is to foster a lasting passion for learning that will extend beyond the school curriculum and learning, hence nurturing each individual to become a humble life-long learner, productive, involved citizen in a changing, global society.

Guiding Principle

Story of making a difference:

The Pencil

Background

Once, a  pencil maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.  He told the pencil, “There are five important things you need to know before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be.” 

“One: You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held and guided by the hand that holds you.”

“Two: You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you will need it because it’s part of the process to become a better you.”

“Three: You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.”

“Four: The most important part of you will always be what’s inside you – the lead.”

“Five: Eventually, on every surface you are used on, you will leave your mark that will make a difference. 

The pencil understood and promised to remember, and went into the box with purpose in its heart.

The moral of the story is everyone has unique strengths and weaknesses that can be used to create something beautiful and meaningful. We should accept ourselves for who we are, learn from our mistakes, focus on what’s most important, be guided by others, and make our mark on the world in a positive way.

“Zero is where everything starts! Nothing would ever be born if we didn’t depart from there…and nothing would ever be achieved!”

Dr Shinichi Suzuki

The Starfish

Background

One early morning, a man was walking down a deserted beach which was covered in starfish that had been washed ashore. As he walked, he noticed a young girl kept leaning down to pick up something, and throwing it back into the water. 

The man looked puzzled and asked the girl what she was doing.

The girl replied, “I’m throwing these starfish back into the sea. Because of low tide all of them have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they will die.”

The man said to the girl,  “But there are thousands of such starfish on this beach. You can’t possibly save all of them. And this same thing must be happening on many other beaches also. Can’t you see that you cannot possibly make a difference?”

The girl smiled and carried on doing her work. She bent down and picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean, saying, “I made a difference to that one!”

The story emphasizes  the importance of making a difference in the world, even if we can’t solve every problem. Every small act of kindness and compassion can make a difference to someone, and that we should not be discouraged by the scale of the problems we face.

You can make a difference by doing what you can do. Whatever it might be, whatever you think you’re capable of – even if it’s just saving a starfish.

It’s not about others, it’s all about you. It’s not about the entire problem; it’s about the problem that lies in front of you.

You can see a thousand problems, but even if you attempt to solve one problem – you make a difference.

The lesson of the story is to focus on the good we can do in the world, and to take action in our own lives to make a positive difference, no matter how small.

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”

Helen Keller