My name is Raihani. I was a student at Delima School back in grade 7 until 9. Delima School was great for me.
I was bullied back in my elementary school and moved to Delima School for my junior high school. Coming from someone who experienced bullying in a young age, i found my safe zone at Delima School. It was memorable. Delima School helped me to heal my traumatic event. I met great friends and teachers there. Everyone was friendly and there is no gap between the juniors and seniors.
Delima School didn't only taught me what to understand at school but it also taught me about life and friendships. Never once i regret my decision to enroll Delima School. Thank you for the amazing journey! Delima School will always be my second home. It is a great school with amazing friends and teachers
I'm the mother of Adikki. My son is special needs. He spent his school years at delima from 6th grades until he passed his Ujian National for his High school (grade 12th). My son was very happy studying at delima. He achieved a lot of good progress socially and academically.... he even love the delima and he considered delima as his second home. He felt that his potentials was well acknowledged. Hoping that delima can keep up to continue improving and become a better n better school for the students who are still studying there...
I am an Australian Father married to my Javanese wife for more than 25 years. Our two sons James and Christopher attended Delima School for a total of about 15 Years. They had positive experiences in a bilingual, multicultural English focused family teaching environment. I can recommend Delima School as a safe friendly learning environment for children with a cost for benefit advantage over other National Plus School.
I cannot begin to comprehend how inadequate the school staff has been in the education of my child. He has been schooled there for two and a half years and he has made little progress both academically and socially. Originally emerging from a top-notch preschool (Sunshine Preschool, now known as Mentari Preschool) his progress plummeted with teachers who seemingly do not care about the future of the children.
Now going to Mentari International School Jakarta, he has healed from this madness that he was succumbed to in Delima School. All the teachers mostly did was just write something on the whiteboard, and ask the students to copy it to their notebooks, "hoping" that they would learn something. Of course they did not! What kind of lazy lackeys would think that a bunch of 7 year-olds could benefit from such treatment?
My son was way ahead of his peers, and I knew it from the very start. However, he was constantly pressured by his academically-struggling peers who acted all smarty-pants and kept pushing him around. He could have outsmarted them in everything, and easily, but one student in a mass of hopeless children is useless; a lost cause.
The teacher assistants are also terribly uneducated, hardly understand much English, and don't know how to carry out their jobs. One example that epitomizes my verdict was when my son was in the 1st grade: the class's homeroom teacher was away for the moment, and she left a worksheet for the students to do. One of the problems on the worksheet was confusing for the students (except my own son). "Ms Tatu," one of the students said. "What does 'surface' mean?". Now, they are 1st graders, so one cannot possibly expect all of them to be child prodigies--so the teacher assistant replied: "Oh, you know surface, surface is like surfing..."
SERIOUSLY? "surface" meant "surfing"? My son then could not handle it anymore and got up to the whiteboard, and decided that he would explain the term himself. He drew a simple diagram of an island. The island was surrounded by water. He clearly explained, "Surface is the topmost part of something. See? This is the surface of the water...this here is the surface of the island. When somebody is underwater, when they say 'get back up to the surface' they mean to get back to land..."
And you know what the teacher assistant said?
"Yes, see, he explained it. 's like surfing..."
God. Dear God. Now more than 6 years since my son's time there in the school, I do not even know the fate of that cursed establishment.
My advice: if it still exists, and that lame excuse for a vice principal tries to lure you in, just don't. Don't succumb to to that hellhole. I hope your children find a good school.
Reply by dangerdonald on 14 Desember, 2015
I am very glad your child is not in there anymore, a little longer and he'll end up like all the students that had trouble coping in other schools. The school ruined my social life and my education, I was brainwashed on thinking that this school was a great school. Until i transferred to another school, and everything collapsed. I can't understand anything and i had to study 24/7 with extra lessons. I was scared of bullying and was not good at dealing with a lot of students, this happened to some students in Delima who transferred to other schools.
If i stayed longer in Delima, for God's sake would i become someone even worse than i am now. There is a lot of shady things going on in Delima.
One of the teachers actually gave answers to a student undergoing extra lessons with her. In some exams, they give answers to students so they won't fail. They accept every student without any background check, just for the MONEY. The teachers never teach their students, they all are too lazy to even go inside the classroom and TEACH. The only thing i do is DO NOTHING. The teachers are shady, We really do not know whether or not if they had a degree or any experience in teaching. Delima is DESPERATE.
How is this school even existing until now? I always ask myself this everytime i see this school. I am delighted that someone stood up and gave this review to show how Delima actually is. Thank you.