Independence Day Event
This year’s commemoration of Independence Day of Indonesia was different from the previous years. This year’s prestigious event began with an explanation of important events before and after the Independence Day. This was considered important because it was able to invite students to remember and appreciate the struggle of the founders of this nation to liberate Indonesia. It is expected that the students will understand more about the real meaning of freedom in which Indonesia is not merely free from intimidation and all forms of colonialism, but more than that, to understand that each of us personally has been bought back by Christ. As His redeemed people, we should work on our salvation for the glory of Lord Jesus. This event began from August 9, 2017 – August 16, 2017, and was led by different students who had been appointed to present the important events before and after the Independence Day. This commemoration event ended with a flag ceremony and was continued by traditional games competition (such as gobak sodor, beteng, congklak, tarik tambang, balap karung, egrang, lompat tali karet, makan kerupuk etc) which was enlivened by all students on Friday, August 18, 2017. This traditional game was meant to be reintroduced to the young generation about the culture and characteristics of Indonesians: a sense of belonging, feeling of togetherness, cohesiveness, and good fighting spirit. Overall, the responses given by students and teachers who were joining this culminating activity were excellent, they were enthusiastic and passionate.