Amazing pastoral care
Our well-established pastoral care system provides active support based on strong ties between family and school.
We provide a secure, supportive environment where students are accepted, understood and nurtured.
At ACG School Jakarta we teach English, and every child receives English grammar lessons as part of our literacy programme. However, for our non-native English speakers we offer an English Language Support (ELS) programme, designed to aid language acquisition and help students fit in at school socially and academically.
We also work closely with parents to ensure special education needs are identified early, and consider best practice and the wishes of the student when developing a support programme.
Our full-time Counsellor is available to support students emotionally. Dependent on the age of the student and the issues involved, time with the counsellor is available by appointment or referral.
ACG School Jakarta has a full time counselor who works with individuals, small groups, classes and whole year levels on a range of issues and topics. The counselor plays a support role to help students transition in and out of ACG School Jakarta. Additionally, the counselor supports students with social, emotional, and/or behavioral needs through programme training in:
- Social Skills
- Conflict Resolution
- Transitional issues
- Stress/Time Management
- Study Skills
- Building Healthy Relationships
Working collaboratively with teachers, parents, and administrators, the counselor assist students in overcoming barriers in order to achieve greater success in all facets of learning and school life.
Trained educational psychologists are available upon request through the Counselor, Learning Support Team or Principal / Vice-Principal – Primary. They can assess a particular learning problem or provide professional advice on a range of learning and personal matters. The Principal is able to assist families to access mental health professionals if there is a need.
The University Guidance Counselor supports students, years 10 through 13, in their desire to further their education at colleges and universities around the world. The University selection and application process is comprehensive in its approach, and is tailored to individual students, their talents, abilities, and interests. An electronic university and college management system is utilized during this process and is a vital tool for tertiary success.
Advisor Role (Secondary School)
The Advisor occupies a unique and important role in the structure of ACG School Jakarta. The Advisor is primarily responsible for the support and pastoral well being of the students in his/her Advisory group, and therefore should be included in all matters related to his/her students (e.g. successes & failures, achievements & concerns, issues regarding friendship, study skills, home learning, behaviour, discipline etc.). Communication with parents/caregivers and with faculty is a key feature of the Advisor’s role. The Advisor also works with his/her Advisory group during Advisory periods.
The focus is on improving student achievement through:
• assisting with the setting of educational goals.
• assisting students to develop action plans.
• referring students to the appropriate people in times of stress.
• providing guidance with study programmes.
• monitoring progress and providing feedback to parents.
• raising expectations.
• building a level of trust.
• Student Performance Reviews
On occasion a parent may contact Advisors directly with a concern. It could be a learning issue or a relationship problem or some other problem. Make sure you are the right person to deal with it or pass it on to the relevant person if it is more serious. If these concerns are outside the Advisor brief, Advisors must refer such calls to the relevant person.
Child safety and happy learning
ACG School Jakarta is committed to child safety. We want children to be safe, happy and learning. We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our policies and procedures. We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow.
ACG School Jakarta is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks. We are committed to training and educating our staff and volunteers regularly on child abuse risks.
As an international school of 30 nationalities, we seek to create and foster an improved sense of community by understanding, respecting and celebrating our varied beliefs, nationalities, and cultures. This in turn means we support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.
We have specific policies, procedures and training in place, including a code of conduct that support our leadership team, staff and volunteers to achieve these commitments. These policies are available from the School and are included in the Staff policies and procedures manual. A summary of School policies is included in the Parent and Student handbook.