Another First Time in MDC Elementary School

For the first time, there was a collaboration of all the languages that are being taught in MDC Elementary Department. The idea was conceived when Ma’am Brenda, Supervisor of Bahasa Indonesia, asked Mr. Knoel, English Supervisor (Grades 4- 6), of a joint celebration and program. It wasn’t a bad idea at all, though it took them months in planning and preparing the students. Of course there was a little conflict of the schedule of the students joining in both competitions, but they were managed to pass the rough times and so BahaSpeech was born.

Everyone in the department was busy as bees last April 9, 2016 where the BahaSpeech was held at the IMAGE Visual Theater of Benih Kasih Building. The Mandarin teachers showcased the talents of their students in singing and performing drama, while Mr. Bayu, our Bahasa Jawa teacher, showed his expertise in playing the WAYANG by teaching his student Mahalaleel of Grade 6B. Many parents showed their support to their children and watched the program. There were also booths selling food and beverages on the ground floor. Everyone was happy and so we say it was a success!

Three categories were formed for the program, Category A for Grades 1 and 2, Category B for Grades 3 and 4 and Category C for Grades 5 and 6. Each category took turns in the program. For English, there was a Choral Recital for groups and Show and Tell for the individual contest in Category A. Group Singing and Story Telling for Category B, and Speech Choir and Preaching Contest for Category C. The students all did well and some even performed beyond expectations. The following are the winners in the said contests:

Category A:

Show and Tell

1st Place: Davian Osvaldo Nyoto (1A)

2nd Place: Kenzi Wang Gunawan (2A)

3rd Place: Gregory Russell Yuwono (1B)

Choral Recital:

1st Place: Grade 2C

2nd Place: Grade 2A


Category B:

Story Telling Contest

1st Place: Valerie Ivana Limyanto (3B)

2nd Place: Jeremy Chrisandy Mulya (4B)

3rd Place: Andrea Joellen Soebijantoro (4B)

Group Singing:

1st Place: Grade 4B

2nd Place: Grade 4A


Category C:

Preaching Contest:

1st Place: Jose Rafael Wijaya (5A)

2nd Place: Michelle Felicia Gee (6A)

3rd Place: Nelson Mantofa (5C)

Speech Choir Champion:

Grade 5A

Kudos to our teachers and parents who trained our children especially the winners. They truly deserve their places.

And for the Bahasa Indonesia, each grade level has a contest of their own. For Grades 1, Membaca Puisi, Grades 2, Deklamasi, Grades 3, Drama, Grades 4 Pantun, Grades 5, Baca Berita and for Grades 6 was InstaMag contest. The following are the winners:

Kelas 1:

Juara 1: Gregory Russell Yuwono

Juara 2: Devina Louisa Koentjoro

Juara 3: Graciella Chrisandy Mulya


Kelas 2:

Juara 1: Euginia Jocelyn Kolan

Juara 2: Eleazar Faith

Juara 3: Kenneth Alexander Hartoyo


Kelas 3:

Juara 1: Moses Marion Aryanto and Michael Tjandranaya

Juara 2: Michelle Mario and Sharon Cathy Anggono

Juara 3: Evelyn Sutanto and Jaeden Arsenio Fok


Kelas 4:

Juara 1: Jane Catherine Alexander

Juara 2: Jessy Valerie Pandin

Juara 3: Delicia Grace Dinar Pratiwi


Kelas 5:

Juara 1: Queencyla M. Levi Heriawan

Juara 2: Matthew Gee

Juara 3: Waylen Twensin


Kelas 6:

Juara 1: Fiona Ng

Juara 2: Helena Kaia

Juara 3: Vanda Veronica Kodrat


Congratulations to all the students who participated and to those who won. We say thank you too to all the teachers who unselfishly trained all our students and to our parents whose support is really amazing.

I don’t see any reason why this kind of event won’t push through, after all there were good feedbacks from the judges, teachers, students and most of all parents.

We look forward to the BahaSpeech 2017 wherein we will be discovering new talents from our precious students. See you again next year.