The Student Orientation Period (MPLS) is an activity for new students to get to know various dimensions of the new school environment. They not only introduced to the physical facilities and infrastructure but also introduced to the spirit of the school’s vision and mission which will help the process of shaping themselves as complete and mature individuals. Through MPLS, new students are expected to know more about Gonzaga College High School, especially the understanding of honesty, communication and simplicity which were chosen as the main themes of character building.
MPLS objectives include:
1. Introduction to the vision and mission of the school.
2. Students recognize the physical facilities and infrastructure available for their learning activity, such as laboratories (computers, languages, physics, etc.), classrooms, etc.
3. Students are familiar with various kinds of academic and non-academic activities offered by the school.
4. Students get acquainted to other friends, teachers, school staff and employees as one big Gonzaga family.
5. New students are invited to recognize superior habits (Competence, Conscience, Compassionate, Commitment) which are the characteristic of Gonzaga College High School.
6. Through the MPLS students can have a sense of belonging to Gonzaga College High School.
7. students know the rules and regulations applied by the school. In essence, MPLS is an activity to introduce the way of life at Gonzaga College High School. MPLS is a school activity where
Moderator is the person in charge. In its implementation, the moderator is assisted by teachers and students who are formed as a special committee. MPLS is held for three days and starts on the first day the students enter school.
To honor the founder of the Society of Jesus (Saint Ignatius Loyola) as well as commemorating the birthday of the school patron (Saint Aloysius Gonzaga) on June 21 (during school holidays) the Gonzaga community celebrates the school patron party by holding a Eucharist to start the new school year. This event aims to explore the vision of Jesuit education through the spirit of Saint Ignatius Loyola and Saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The Eucharist is held every 31 July that coincides with the Feast of Saint Ignatius Loyola.
After the Eucharist, the school hold an award ceremony for outstanding students from class X who go up to class XI and class XI who go up to grade XII. In this celebration, teachers and employees are reintroduced to all students so that they know them better.
Purpose of meeting class X parents:
1. Student information about the basic principles of mentoring students at Gonzaga College High School, in the form of school rules, mentoring procedures, extracurricular activities, introduction to teachers and an explanation of the agenda for class X students for a year.
2. Explanation of counseling guidance (BP) policies and agenda by BP staff. The general direction of BP assistance for class X is the process of self-recognition / understanding of students.
3. Explanation of academic policies and guardianship (graduation, science or social studies majors, parent communication with homeroom teacher, etc.) by the homeroom teacher.
Purpose of meeting parents class XI:
1. To remind the school rules, extracurricular schedules, and the agenda for class XI students, to evaluate how parents have been working with the school in mentoring their children.
2. Explanation of counseling guidance (BP) policies and agenda by BP staff. The general direction of class XI mentoring is the development of students’ social awareness.
3. Explanation of academic policies and guardianship by the homeroom teacher.
The purpose of meeting parents class XII:
1. To remind the school rules, extracurricular schedule, and agenda for class XII students, to evaluate how parents have been working with the school in mentoring their children.
2. Explanation of counseling guidance (BP) policies and agenda by BP staff. The general direction of class XII mentoring is the growth and strengthening of student career choices.
3. Explanation from the homeroom teacher about academic policies, especially managing the time so that students can succeed in the National Exam (UN)/ School Exam (US).
4. School meetings with parents are usually held in the first month after the new school year starts. The event is held in the afternoon so that it does not reduce the effective day learning activity. Those involved in this event are the principal, the vice principal of the school curriculum, vice principal student affairs (moderator), counseling guidance (BP) staff and homeroom teacher. The person in charge of this activity is the school principal.
The 17 August celebration is an activity carried out by the community of teachers, employees and students of Gonzaga College to celebrate the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia. Through this celebration, people in Gonzaga College High School celebrate the meaning of independence through a flag ceremony. The main purpose of the 17 August celebration is to commemorate the services of the
heroes who steadfast and sacrifices themselves for the sake of national independence and welfare of the nation, fosters a patriotic spirit, loves the nation, fosters unity in diversity as an embodiment of responsibility as Indonesia Citizen who uphold Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution. This event also provides a role for the Gonzaga Flag-Raising Troop (Paskib) to perform with the SWB-Gonzaga Orchestra and build intimacy and unity of all Gonzaga College High School residents through funny, cheerful and joyful races and games. After the flag ceremony, there is an event to expresses appreciation for the homeland and the struggles of the heroes. The 17 August celebration is the school’s annual program. The person in charge of this event is the Moderator with the committee from Gonzaga College students, especially members of the Flag-Raising Troop (Paskib), 17s committee, and the Senate (sports and arts).
Class X students will do a psychological test to find out what interests and talents they have. The results of this psychological test will be used as assistance when students determine majors according to their personal talents. Through the psychology test, students can begin to develop their career and profession so that they can successfully optimize all their abilities for their optimal development. In this activity, Gonzaga College Highschool collaborates with competent psychological test institutes to conduct the test. The interest and aptitude test was conducted in semester I. The person in charge of this activity is counseling guidance (BP).
Parent’s gathering (PG) is an event to brainstorm parents’ experiences in assisting the growth of their children. Parents will be invited to attend this joint event to share experiences with each other in the process of mentoring their children at school and at home. Hopefully, whatever experiences they share, they can provide input and strengthen their determination in supporting their children. The objective of PG is parents can make evaluations and reflections on what they have been doing in the relation of mentoring their children while at home. The coordinator of this activity is counseling guidance (BP) staff facilitated by an expert working in the field of psychology with a specific theme according to grade level.
Career Day is an introductory activity on matters relating to the selection of future student professions. Students will get information about professional development for their future through sharing experiences made by alumni and individuals who are relevant to it. Career Day is usually filled with alumni
who have been involved in the world of work and practitioners. This Career Day activity is aimed at class XI students so that they can quickly get to know the choice of profession in the future. The purpose of this Career Day is an early introduction for students so that from the start they can plan their professional life in the future, so that they get an idea of a particular career/profession in society, and how they can plan themselves to achieve that career. Through this Career Day, students are expected to master the basic and prepare everything according to the demands of each career field that they will be in.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a character test to describe the character of each student. Through the MBTI analysis, students can plan ahead for their career life, identify deficiencies that must be anticipated, and develop potential personal strengths that will help them pursue their future careers and professions. MBTI is a tool that students can use as a tool for future projection and managing risks encountered in their life journey. The results of the MBTI test can also be used by parents to assist and guide their children so that the character building that has been started from this school continues until this child graduates.
The MBTI Coordinator is a Moderator.
To develop competitive skills in the extracurricular field, sports, arts and science competitions are held. Competitions were held with the aim of promoting schools and practicing organization and cooperation between schools. Therefore, the school will hold sports, arts and science competitions. The invited participants were elementary, junior and senior high school students in Jabodetabek. The committee for this activity is a combination of students and teachers to practice organizational skills and also cooperation between students and teachers in holding these activities. In this activity, students also practice their leadership skills and social skill with students in other schools so that they are able to create inter-school cooperation networks.
Jamboree is an activity that is non-academic. This activity is carried out in nature, with an outbound model, so that students can feel their closeness to nature. By experiencing an independent life in the jamboree, students can develop their personalities as a whole and integrally. The purpose of the jamboree is to provide a basis for intellectual abilities, mental growth, personality, skills and real social responsibility within students in the context of forming a whole person, the formation of this private center prioritizes life, develops a conscience that is illuminated by faith to serve others based on love and scientific competence and the skills it has acquired.
The jamboree was attended by all class X students. The jamboree was held for approximately four days on an effective day. After the jamboree activity, students are asked to reflect on the jamboree experience. The coordinator of this activity is the Moderator assisted by teachers, homeroom teachers, and the class XI ad hoc jamboree committee who have undergone training for trainers and training for mentors who are part of the jamboree committee. To ground the values that have been obtained in the jamboree, class X students are expected to make reflections and intentions that will be coordinated by the Moderator staff. The reflections and intentions that have been made will be evaluated at the end of the odd semester.
Jamboree Training for Trainers
(TFT) Training for Trainers (TFT) is training for the jamboree committee to prepare themselves for jamboree activities. The jamboree committee will hold training at the place where the actual jamboree will be held. By recognizing the terrain, they are able to make careful preparations, make plans for the formation of students’ personalities through their closeness to nature. The main objective of this TFT event is so that the jamboree committee can carry out its program properly, by recognizing the terrain, making paths for the training that will be carried out during the jamboree. The event is held once a year. The person in charge of this event is a Moderator assisted by a special committee
The excursion study is a learning activity carried out by class X and XI students inside and outside of school to get to know the knowledge provided by other parties. The purpose of this activity is to develop the adult personality of students so that they are willing to learn and develop themselves continuously through direct or indirect experiences from others. After the excursion study, students are asked to make an evaluation report and reflection on the activities they have participated in. The coordinator of this activity is the Moderator.
Live in is a program to develop personal care for other parties. Class XI students will be asked to live with the community to learn and experience firsthand how the people in Indonesia live their lives. Through this activity, students are expected to be able to feel, explain and gain experiences of joy and difficulties experienced by the community. This process will be realized in the form of a live-in reflection that will be made by each student.
The live in reflection will be assisted by a companion team in social analysis. Students who write the best reflections will receive an award from the school in the Ignatius’ Day event. The main purpose of the live in activity is to develop a spirit of social sensitivity and to foster a spirit of service as experienced by Santo Aloysius Gonzaga. The spirit of Santo Aloysius Gonzaga is the spirit of being a neighbor to others (Men and women for others) Live in is one of the character-building activities offered by Gonzaga College High School for students. So, the students have adult personalities who are willing to be involved in the problems of life together. The coordinator of this activity is the Moderator.
1. Senate Leadership Basic Training (LDK) Candidates for the Senate and Student Activity Committee
Senate Leadership Basic Training is an activity to build the character of students, especially those who are elected as candidates for the Senate board. The Senate LDK is conducted outside the school for three days.
The objective of the Senate LDK is to select candidates for the Senate board so that schools can choose Senate administrators who have excellence and good organizational skills. Those who are eligible to take part in the Senate LDK are all class X and XI students who meet the predetermined criteria. The first stage of selection is carried out by the Senate Management. Furthermore, the selection is made by Moderators. In conducting the selection, the moderator can cooperate with competent leadership training institutions as needed.
Starting from 2011-2012, LDK is not only for Senate candidates but also for those who are interested in being involved in the student activity committee at Gonzaga College High School because the main objective of the school is to educate prospective leaders.
2. Senate Candidate Election General Election (Election)
The Senate is a school activity where all students democratically elect the chairman of the Senate as the Presidium.
Each student has one vote in the election. Two weeks before the election starts, candidates who have passed the Senate Leadership Basic Training (LDK) selection can create a school campaign to present their programs to voters in the form of banners, flyers, etc. The purpose of this activity is to choose the chairman of the Senate that students want. In this activity, students are invited to learn to experience democratic life so that they have a democratic spirit and openness in social life and are able to become democratic citizens. Senate LDK activity coordinator is a Moderator assisted by the Councilor of the Senate.
This event was held with the intention of consolidating the class and advancing the teaching and learning atmosphere. The event which was held outside of the teaching and learning process in the classroom consisted of dialogue and sharing of experiences between students and teachers. Therefore, it is hoped that students and teachers will appreciate and support the classroom community. This event is a compulsory event for class X, involves several parents to assist in the process of organizing this event. Parental involvement in this process is intended to build new enthusiasm and a sense of care for the development of learning in schools.
This program can be varied with “opening a shop” at school. After receiving a mid-semester report card, subject teachers can accept students and parents who want to consult about their children’s shortcomings and study results. The coordination of this event is carried out between the Principal of the School, the Moderator assisted by the homeroom teacher and of course the teacher of the relevant field of study.
Graduation day is an event to release class XII students who have successfully taken school exams and national exams. This event replaces the prom night event that is carried out by students at the hotel without the school’s supervision. Since the 2006/2007 school year farewell parties with prom night events will be eliminated and replaced simply with this Graduation day event. The coordinator of the Graduation Day event is the Principal / Moderator assisted by the Parent Committee for Class XII students and Students.
This Graduation Day event is divided into four stages. First, the thanksgiving mass. Second, the graduation announcement will be held in the morning. Third, a graduation ceremony with awards for outstanding students and, fourth, a farewell event.
At the end of the year, Gonzaga College High School gives an award in the form of Gonzaga Awards to every student who meets the criteria to get the award. Usually this award is held in conjunction with a graduation event. This award is entirely up to the Moderator to determine who gets that year. It may be that a generation does not get all of these Awards. The awards given are:
1. Leadership Awards
Awards are given to students who have excellence in the field of leadership. Able to be an effective, responsible, reflective and affective leader.
2. Social Concerns Awards
The award is given to students who are able to be the driving force of social activities at Gonzaga College High School, have social sensitivity and the ability to compassionate with others through their thoughts and behavior.
3. Arts Awards
Awards are given to students who are able to translate concrete things of daily life into works of art (sound art, dance, mural, painting, etc.)
4. Science Awards
The award is given to students who are able to make a pride for Gonzaga College High School because of their academic competence through their participation in various academic competitions at the local, national and international levels.
5. Library Awards
The award is given to students who have a passion for reading and desire to forge themselves continuously through activities related to the library, actively use their spare time to read and seek information through the library.
6. Sports Awards
The award is given to students who have achievements in sports.
7. Gonzaga Awards
The award is given to students who are able to imitate the spirits of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga, have high social sensitivity, are involved in various kinds of social activities, have academic competence and are open to building dialogue, have reliable leadership skills. In short, they are struggling with all their might to keep Gonzaga’s spirit alive.
8. Academic Awards
This award is given to students who have consistently achieved academic achievement from class X to class XII. The effort to shape himself into a competent person accompanied by a hard work spirit is evident from the academic achievements he has achieved from the beginning to the end of the school year. Awards are given at the class level, batch, and achievement of the National Examination Score.
The destruction of the environment and the plunder of natural resources as well as the excessive use of natural resources have increased the threat of an ecosystem crisis that leads to climate change. This problem creates vulnerability to humans. This requires a step by step effort that can be started from the school environment.
Gonzaga Go Green is an activity that is carried out within a year with a different theme each year. The basis of this activity is the involvement and concern of the Gonzaga College High School community towards the environment.
This activity includes habitual behavior in maintaining the cleanliness of the school environment. These habituation activities include disposing of trash in its place, checking the cleanliness of the class after class ends and not leaving personal items in class (not making the habit of leaving books in class, wiping the blackboard, filling in-class journals), using as little paper as possible, using used goods that can still be used, turning off facilities that use electrical energy after the activity ends, keeping the toilet clean (for example, flushing the urinoir after urinating, disposing of sanitary napkins in the space provided).
In addition to maintaining cleanliness, they also care for others by returning plates and bottles of drinks to the canteen staff after use, and so on. It is hoped that this habit will continue at home and in their respective neighborhoods as dissemination of efforts to save the earth.
The event is held with the aim of fostering the students’ concern for people who are left out and forgotten around the school. Concern is shown by selling daily necessities (groceries) and clothing at very cheap prices. The items for sale are obtained from the creativity of the elected committee and the Senate to get donations of funds and groceries from all students of Gonzaga College High School.
The distribution technique to the community is by distributing invitations in the form of coupons directly to the homes of poor residents around the school. Along with this event, a blood donation was also carried out by the Gonzaga College High School community in collaboration with PMI.
This activity is carried out as an annual school program. The charity bazaar and blood donation are held outside of school effective school hours so as not to reduce learning activities. The person in charge of the activity is the Moderator in collaboration with the elected committee and the Senate.
Recollection is a means to process learning experiences and relate at Gonzaga Kolese High School as a community. Recollection is carried out at the XI grade level. By developing community experiences in XI class, students are invited to realize who they are and who are the parties that are my study partners Gonzaga College High School.
The recollection is held in two waves. There is a companion of teachers and brothers who are asked by the school to provide recollections. Companion and recollector are homeroom teachers assisted by moderators. Recollections are held outside of school hours and become a pattern of spiritual accompaniment for class XI. With the existence of recollection, students are expected to reflect on their relationships with others and their relationships with God. It is one element of education in the college which is the character building of religiosity for students.
In class XII, students need to look at the journey of the past two years and prepare themselves for future studies at the college they will choose. Therefore, they need time to silently reflect on themselves and take a moment to retreat from their daily busyness. They need to experience the atmosphere of prayer as a means of spiritual assistance for class XII before graduating from their alma mater.
For Gonzaga College students, this spiritual assistance is important because of the faith must get mutual attention. We educate students to be individuals of faith, who are able to see God’s participation in the whole journey and future they will take.
Moderator Staff of Gonzaga College 2020/2021
1. Gerardus Hadian Panamokta, SJ (Moderator)
2. Fr. J. Aditya Christie Manggala, SJ
3. Bpk. J. Adianto
4. Bpk. Johanes S.M.
5. Ibu Agustina Anie
6. Ibu. M.M. Endah (Senate Advisor)
7. Bpk. P. Hari Prasetyo (Senate Advisor)
8. Ibu Boima Turnip (Moderate Administration Staff)