ANPS STS are school tours with a purpose. Each school has a certain focus, a project or vision that they take pride in.
STS tours are more than just a facility tour – it allows participants to dive deep into a host school’s vision and how this helps the learning experience of their students.
From our friends at AIS Indonesia:
AIS Indonesia was founded in 1996 in response to a demand for inclusive education within international schools in Indonesia. Our founder Penny Robertson accompanied her husband to Indonesia and discovered there was no school that would accept their daughter who has Down syndrome.
With the involvement and support of professional educators, diplomatic and commercial representatives, together with a group of committed parents, Penny and Peter McGuckian set about founding the school’s yayasan on 1st May 1996, and the school opened on 15 July 1996 with an initial enrolment of eleven students and five teachers.
Today, more than 600 students thrive in an environment where they enjoy the benefits of a world-class Australian Education. Three well-resourced campuses offer Preschool to Year 12 classes with specialist support for students with learning difficulties, limited English language proficiency or physical disabilities.
Our school has an inclusive admission policy and admits students irrespective of their sex, race, disability or special educational needs. We have facilities, teachers, specialists and therapists available to help students requiring learning support. Our school has been able to enrol students with Down Syndrome, William’s Syndrome, various degrees of Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, Dyslexia, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Delayed Learning and a range of unspecified learning or behavioural difficulties. The school is also able to provide some support to students with social and emotional difficulties through the Counsellor, Wellbeing Coordinator and the Director of Learning Support.
Once accepted, any student enrolled at AIS will be included in mainstream programs and activities wherever possible.
Should you visit AIS Indonesia on Tuesday 3rd March, you will hear from the school on how we implement our Inclusive Education Philosophy.