Apollo Cup 2018: The Exoneration

For the second time this year the students’ committee of JPS senior high school has proven that with cooperation, teamwork and hard work, everything is possible. Indeed, the Apollo Cup this year was better than the last. It had been a week-long celebration involving sports and talent competitions. The committee chose the theme ‘The Exoneration’ to signify freedom of expression of one’s talent and skills.

The Cup was formally opened on Saturday, 29th of September. A simple yet a very meaningful opening ceremony was held at JPS Gym A. In attendance were the coaches, teachers, athletes and participants of the different competitions and of course JPS teachers and students. Mr. Alfonsus Harjono, principal of JHS and SHS formally opened the cup and led the releasing of the ceremonial balloons.

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Cooking Class

It is believed that one of the best ways to learn about a culture is through its food; as every culture has its own characteristics, so is its process of creation. Cooking Class as an extracurricular activity is a home to those who are willing to learn how to satisfy hunger through palatable dishes.

Cooking as a daily-life activity is one of life-skills students must-have because everyone needs food at various time and one simply cannot always rely on others to meet the need. The cooking class can also be a means to cultivate the students’ interest of future career. This basic is education to be directed towards students’ fullest potential.

Bible Camp and Retreat

Another activity in relation to encourage inner-selfdevelopment is The Bible Camp. The activity lasted for three days in Shekinah Village, Bogor. Entitled “To Be A Mirror of God through Himself and Others”, Grade 7 and 8 followed the activity enthusiatically. Interesting events like reading the Bible, having holy Eucharist, watching movies, dancing and singing and also having some plays and games. It is expected by following this Bible Camp the students are able to direct themselves in achieving their best in life, as to be able to make peace with themselves in times of troubles, to be part of the solutions instead of Continue reading

Open House 2018

You are invited, please join with us!
8 September 2018 at John Paul’s School.

School Holy Eucharist

Regular School Holy Eucharist is another advantage in character building. Each unit, Primary, Junior High and Senior High is taking turn to be in charge of being the choir members and the Holy Euchariston duty. The Eucharist builds the atmosphere of Christianity in which the school lays its foundation. There is also undescribable pride of being in the service. Take a look at those happy faces when they have been successfully guided the trusts in them! Usually the next Holy Eucharist they will volunteer themselves to be parts of the duty, which means the happiness of serving God is there in the hearts of those true believers.

Community Service

This year’s beneficiary of our love gift and support is an organization that caters handicapped, orphans and least fortunate children, called; “Atmabhrata Foundation.” We accumulated donations in cash amounted to 12.100,000 Rupiahs and boxes of school supplies from students and parents.They visited us last 8 December 2017 with group of children, their head, teachers and guardians. A short program was held at the lobby C. The Atmabhrata kids rendered song and dance numbers. Continue reading

Scholarships

Technology advancement inevitably affects many aspects of life and to be specific, education as well. John Paul’s School is not an exception; in welcoming this new paradigm, the school is going open to challenges, too, by the employment of computer-based Student Admission Test and Scholarship Selection Test. The computer-based advancement is meant to integrate all the school system inline that all school activites are well-recorded. Computer-based Admission Test started this academic year 2017 – 2018 for the students intake of academic year 2018 – 2019. The administration of the test of secondary level is centralized. Another is Scholarship Selection Test followed by best students from various schools; the online system was started on the academic year of 2016 – 2017. While technology application is common around the school, it provides new experience to candidates from other school, to prove that John Paul’s School is one step ahead for integrated school system.

Community Service at St. Albertus Church

Other than internal religious activities, the students are also involved in regular external school activities like taking part in St. Albertus church. Other than choir services both by Primary and Secondary students, the students are involved in being the hospitality ministers and liturgical arts of ministerson Ash Wednesday Mass. The Primary and Secondary students’ willingness to participate in serving in the church is amazing; how they really bring themselves among the other schools’ students and how they carry out the assignment really show their quality as true and obedient servants of the Lord.

Morning Prayer [Secondary]

Every morning Secondary students are having themselves moments of silence to raise praises and prayers to God. It starts with opening song, the chain of prayers: reciting the Lord’s Prayer, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father continued by saying John Paul’s II, pray for us. The Reflection is when one student reads the food for thought of the day; the good deeds, the motivating and encouraging words, the sharing of personal experience for the betterness of self and others. It is ended by singing closing song. Each class takes turn to lead the morning prayer which involves the singers, the prayer leaders and the music players. The moment of silence is meant to prepare the students’ minds and thoughts to go though the whole day, to express the gratitude of His gifts each and every day, and to grow in faith and characters, to train the students to offer the best of them to the Almighty God.