Celebrating independence day of Indonesia in each school is a must. In SDH Makassar, it was started on August 13th, 2018 and ended in the culminating day August 20th, 2018. Before the culminating day, in each class, each day students and teachers were able to learn about some famous landmark in Indonesia such as; Monumen Mandala, Rengasdengklok, Monumen Proklamasi, and Laksamana Maeda’s House. A student per day in each class were assigned to explain about a landmark. After explained the landmark, he/she will lead the class to play a game-quiz about some substantial documents of Indonesia such as; Proklamasi, Trikora, Pembukaan UUD 1945, and Sumpah Pemuda. Some words in that documents are missing so the students had to fill in the blank.
The culminating day was started with the flag ceremony. After that, each class were watching a video made by Student Council which encourage the students to raise a nationalism within. The video became a basis to make a poster about “Satu Indonesiaku” and to write a reflection with some guided questions added. To end the day, each class were playing traditional games such as; layang-layang, makan kerupuk, balap karung, tarik tambang, lompat tali, benteng, sendok kelereng, bakiak, dan sepakbola sarung. These things are important as we remember that some students can’t relate into this kind of games anymore. So they have to be reminded that long ago before technology take place, these kind of games existed in the daily life of Indonesian kids.
This event was fully supported by teachers and students who work hand in hand in planning and executing all the activities. The teamwork and enthusiasm in following the agendas are blessings. As you can see, all the agendas just made the event became a-fun-yet-meaningful way to celebrate the independence day of Indonesia. Refers to the school theme “Truly Yours”, we believe that Indonesia is a God-given-gift for us to maintain. By this event, we hope that all of the school parties can build a lovable and respectful relationship with each other as we understand that all of us are the image of God (quoting graduate profile #2).