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Date: January 22, 2018 Author: The Intercultural School Categories: Early Learning Center


Alison Mills

Early Learning Center Coordinator and Early Years Teacher

Masters of Arts in Developmental and Therapeutic Play

Post Graduate Certificate of Education

BA (Hons) Business Finance and Accountancy

Forest School Practitioner




Miss Ali’s career began in the United Kingdom teaching in England and her homeland of Wales.  In 2013 she set sail on an international teaching journey taking her first to the remote Island of Sark, in the Channel Islands, and then here to Bogor, Indonesia.

Miss Ali inspires her young students to express their creativity and be leaders in their own learning.  Recently she travelled to Italy to study the internationally renowned Reggio Emilia Approach to Early Years Education.  She returned to ISB with her suitcase full of up-to-date research and creative ideas to support the continued development of our Early Learning Center.

She is a teacher who believes that children have a right to learn through real outdoor experiences rather than only seeing the world through a window or a screen.  Miss Ali is a qualified Forest School Practitioner and is thrilled to be in Indonesia where the flora and fauna is so rich and diverse.

Why ISB? “ISB feels like home. It is a community which values our youngest children and through careful nurturing they are embraced into the school family where we support each other and celebrate in our learning journeys”.






Early Learning Center Associate Teacher
Bachelor of Education







Ibu Yani’s teaching journey started in 2005 when she graduated from a Jarkata University with a major in English Education. Since then she has gained experience of teaching classes from Pre-school to Grade 3.  Ibu Yani brings a wide range of knowledge and skills to her teaching role at ISB including those based on the Montessori philosophies and the Primary Years Program. She joined our Early Learning Team in 2014.

Ibu Yani’s heart lies with educating young children and being able to share in the joy of their learning and the expression of their ideas and thoughts.  She has a creative imagination and can often be spotted deeply engrossed in a dramatic role-play scenario with a group of students.

She enjoys reading, cooking and sewing during her spare time.  Her creative talents are often called on in the Early Learning Center to design and make new costumes for the role-play area and for our class performances on stage.

Why ISB? “I love how children at ISB have the access, and opportunity, to interact and learn with others from different classes and ages.  At this school it is a pleasure to be able to let children explore and observe nature though our beautiful school environment with trees, birds and other wildlife (we even have a squirrel who visits from time to time). I have discovered that working with our students inspires me to continue my goal of being a life-long learner.”






Early Learning Center Associate Teacher
Bachelor of Education







Ibu Anneis has been an Early Years Teacher since 2011 when she graduated from Sanata Dharma University in Yogyakarta, majoring in English Education. Her career path has been dedicated to teaching Early Years students having had experience in classes from Pre-school to Reception.  Her first position was at an IB school in Bekasi and since she has extended her training and experience of how children learn through the Primary Years Program.

Ibu Anneis’ skills are well suited for our inquiry based activities linked to our IB Primary Years Program as she adores supporting children in their new discoveries.  She has a flair for song and dance having the ability to draw out the children’s creative ideas.  Through her encouragement the children are able to express themselves through their many languages including storytelling, music and movement. Some of the creative projects supported by Ibu Anneis find their way to our school assemblies giving our students an opportunity to showcase their learning. Ibu Anneis has embraced the Reggio Emilia philosophies now promoted within our Early Learning Center.

Ibu Anneis’ hobbies include traveling, reading and ‘museum hopping’!

Why ISB? “I love working at ISB where the natural environment is easy to access. The ISB community feels like an extension of my own family as it is filled by friendly, supportive and caring people.  Our Early Learning Center has values and learning approaches that I hold dear and this makes my working environment a happy place”.






Early Learning Center Care Assistant








Ibu Tini has been a very valued member of the ISB staff for over two decades providing her care and assistance to the community here for twenty four years.

Ibu Tini is the glue of the Early Learning Center holding us altogether.  Her care is first to our students to ensure their personal hygiene and health is well maintained throughout the day and that our parents can relax knowing she has their child’s wellbeing as her top priority.  She works in collaboration with our parents and Early Years Teachers to introduce and support the children’s toilet training programs.

Her child centered, playful approach and many years experience of working with young children shines through as she joins the teachers to help support the children’s learning throughout the day.  At the ISB Early Learning Center all members of our staff are involved in the education and growth of our students. Everyone’s thoughts, observations and ideas about the children’s learning are valued and respected.

Ibu Tini meticulously keeps a clean environment for us to work and play in. Without it being in her job description, she also keeps a watchful eye on the Center’s Early Years Teachers who just can’t help but love her cooking skills!

Why ISB? “I am happy at ISB because I am working in an environment supported by friendly and kind people. Being surrounded by our Early Learning students makes me a cheerful and happy person.  Everyday they make me laugh and smile.  I wish for our students to grow in their health, happiness and intelligence”.