Head Teacher's Message


Welcome to the SIS Semarang site.

Dear Parents,

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you as well as to the students, staff and teachers of SIS Semarang. Welcome all to Semester 2 of the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

My name is Lenard Murray, I am an Canadian citizen and have been in the field of education for over 20 years, I have taught throughout Asia and have been teaching in Indonesia for the past 12 years. I am currently starting my 9th year working with the SIS Group of schools. During this time, I spent most of my years at the Singapore Intercultural School , Bona Vista in Jakarta, firstly working as an English Teacher, on to Head of Department, then to Deputy Head Teacher and followed by Head Teacher of Secondary and Junior College (IBDP). I also spent a 2 year tenure at SIS Kebon Jeruk in the position of Head Teacher.

I have vast experience in delivering lessons and leading teachers in the Singaporean, Cambridge and IB (International Baccalaureate) curriculums. I am a strong believer in a balanced education, one in which combines active, project and inquiry based learning, while still enabling students to prosper when having to write academic assessments. I also believe that students should have a solid base of core values and be quite well rounded, by being involved in other areas of education, such as athletics, art, music and the community.

The world is changing ever so rapidly, we too must keep up to date and prepare our students for a future unknown. How do we do this? We do this by preparing students to have the 21st century skills necessary, skills to not only survive in an overly competitive world, but moreover, the entrepreneurial skills and mindset required to remain one step ahead of competition. Graduates will also need to have the ability to market themselves in a way which will open up doors to opportunity.

I understand that with any change in leadership, some uncertainty of the future may naturally arise, please rest assured that I am 100% committed to your children the students of SIS Semarang, as well as you the parents, my staff, my teachers and the community.

Let’s have a great Semester 2 and together, let us continue our quest towards excellence. 

Kind Regards,

Lenard Murray

Head Teacher