AIS Indonesia was founded in 1996 in response to a demand for inclusive education within the international schools in Indonesia. Prior to the formation of AIS, children with special learning needs were not accepted by any international school in Jakarta.
With the involvement and support of professional educators, diplomatic and commercial representatives as well as a group of committed parents, the school opened on 15 July 1996 with an initial enrolment of eleven students.
Today, more than 800 students thrive in an environment where they enjoy the benefits of a world-class Australian education. Three well-resourced schools offer Preschool to Year 12 classes with specialist support for students with learning difficulties, limited English language proficiency or physical disabilities.
Advisor to the Founding Board in 1996: Pak Sabam Siagian
Founders: Penny Robertson, OAM and Peter McGuckian
Of particular importance in establishing the first AIS school were the Founding Board members:
- Angela Williamson
- Steven Smith
- Nick Arathimos
- Ken Allen
- Graeme Robertson
- Barry Smith
- Kevin Evans
- Rick Kee
AIS is set up under the requirements of Indonesian national law and operates as a Yayasan (non-profit foundation) with a Board of Founders and a Board of Management.
The members of the Board of Management are appointed from the business and diplomatic communities, and are responsible for the overall financial management of the school.
A Parents and Friends Association oversees social and fundraising activities within the school, as well as providing support to new parents entering the school.
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