dr. Kustri Suharningsih
(Parent of Keanu Hafidza Hanan P-6C)
Bertugas di Puskesmas Pagedangan – Tangerang

Tak terasa hampir 2 tahun pandemi COVID-19 melanda di seluruh dunia. Kasus pertama COVID-19 di dunia terjadi di bulan Desember 2019 di Wuhan, China dan segera menyebar dengan cepat ke seluruh dunia. Hingga tanggal 24 November 2021 WHO mencatat sebanyak 258.164.425 kasus COVID-9 di seluruh dunia dengan angka kematian sebanyak 5.166.192 orang. Termasuk di dalam data tersebut adalah  Negara Indonesia dengan total 4.254.443 kasus COVID-19, dengan angka kematian sebanyak 143.766 kasus dan angka kesembuhan mencapai 4.102.700 kasus.

 Gelombang COVID-19 pertama di Indonesia terjadi di bulan November 2020-Januari 2021 dan gelombang kedua terjadi di bulan Mei 2021. Saat ini angka penularan dan kematian semakin menurun, namun ada kekhawatiran akan terjadi gelombang COVID-19 ketiga berpotensi terjadi di akhir tahun 2021 saat libur panjang.  Belajar dari kejadian tahun lalu, liburan panjang menyebabkan peningkatan mobilitas masyarakat yang berdampak pada meningkatnya penularan COVID-19. Dicky Budiman, seorang ahli epidemiologi dari Griffith University Australia, menilai masyarakat Indonesia cenderung abai terhadap penerapan protokol  kesehatan (prokes) yang salah satunya disebabkan pelonggaran kebijakan pemberlakuan pembatasan kegiatan masyarakat (PPKM) yang tidak terukur kuat dan komunikasi yang kurang memadai. Hal ini memungkinkan untuk terjadinya gelombang COVID-19 ketiga di Indonesia, selain cakupan imunisasi yang belum memenuhi target (baru 43% dari target vaksinasi nasional yaitu 70% warga negara Indonesia).

 Untuk mengantisipasi ini, pemerintah RI telah menyiapkan 6 strategi utama, yaitu:

  1. Pastikan pelonggaran aktivitas diikuti pengendalian lapangan yang ketat.
  2. Tingkatkan laju vaksinasi untuk kelompok lanjut usia.
  3. Dorong percepatan vaksinasi anak.
  4. Tertibkan mobilitas pelaku perjalanan internasional.
  5. Perkuat peran pemerintah daerah dalam mengawasi kegiatan dan mengedukasi warga.
  6. Kampanye protokol kesehatan untuk meningkatkan kedisiplinan masyarakat.

(Sumber: http://covid19.go.id)

          Mari kita bersama-sama membantu pemerintah dalam pencegahan potensi gelombang ketiga COVID-19 dengan melakukan protokol kesehatan 5M (memakai masker, mencuci tangan, menjaga jarak, membatasi mobilisasi & interaksi, menjauhi kerumunan)  yang disiplin, dan melaksanakan imunisasi COVID-19. Bersama, kita pasti bisa mengatasi pandemi COVID-19.

Interview With Nadia Camilla

A Feature on Syafana Lower Secondary Student, Nadia Camilla Darmawan

Passion and Retreat in Pursuing the Goals of Life

By: Elza Oktora, S.Sos

In life we have the life-cycle to go through, starting from an infant, a child, young teens, adult and elderly. Those phases of life seems very short to make our life meaningful. Thus we are in the stage of having a self-fulfilment in life in order to make us motivated and enthusiastic on life we are living in. We cannot waste our time and loose opportunities that Allah SWT has provided to use and take them in making us better in our ibadah, akhlaq and deeds. Those important aspects in Islam are fundamental to be internalised in our Future Leaders’ heart and mind. Because from the way do and say, we can value ourselves as adult that we have been fully supporting and guiding them to the right path.

We are so a blessed to have so many talented young people in our School and that they have virtues in their life to carry on and pursue their goals without leaving Islamic values behind. Here we have one student in Lower Secondary who has been collecting medals in many competitions, with whom we have had special time to chat – none other than Nadia Camilla Darmawan.


  1. What do you think about personal goals, Nadia?

I think that personal goals are something that’s very important for every one of us to have, because they are what keeps us going, for me, at least. By having personal goals, we will be motivated to fight and work hard in order to achieve our goals. On the other hand, without having personal goals, we would lose strength in doing almost anything really, due to the absence of a finish line that we want to accomplish.


  1. How do you excel yourself in achieving your personal goals?

I’m a firm believer that the best way to learn something is by doing it. This applies to almost everything that I do. When I have the goal of getting good grades in math, I exercise math questions. When I have the goal of winning a speech contest, I practice my skills in delivering the speech, and so on. So when I want to get good in something, I try my best to increase the intensity of what I do in that area. But of course, that is as far as what I, a human, can do, which is ikhtiar. The only being that can make me achieve my goals is not myself, but Allah SWT. So I try to put my tawakkal before my ikhtiar and count on Allah SWT more than I count on myself, even though doing that is still difficult for me.


  1. What are your big challenges in reaching your goals?

I’m going to be really blunt here, but honestly people out there are so talented. So many people are so good in so many different aspects, so one out of the many challenges that I’ve faced lately is how tough the competition around me is. But a bigger challenge is honestly, myself. A lot of the things that I do just end up holding me back from achieving what I want, and those include: my laziness, insecurities, lack of motivation, and the urge to just lay in bed and do nothing all day. Sometimes, I am my own enemy, and I have to fight with a part of me who desires something different from the other part.


  1. How do you determine interest in your talent?

Over the past years, I’ve always liked trying new things, so I’m not the type to stick to one. After I explore my capabilities, I get to know which areas peek my interest most and which ones I’m good at. And I think that exploring different skills rather than just one, will open more doors of opportunities for me.


  1. What makes you are interested in speech? What motivates you?

Ever since I was a child, I’ve always liked speaking in general. My family even says I talk way too much, haha. So I thought, it would be better for me to utilise my love of speaking instead of putting it to waste by doing nothing about it. That is when I started developing my passion in public speaking. I also want to make my parents proud of me through my achievements, which is a really big motivation for me to keep going. Through my speeches, I want to be able to move others and inspire them, just like how Prophet Muhammad SAW managed to move the hearts of millions of people using his words. I believe that as young generations, our voices matter and it must be heard, which is why I want to keep pursuing this area.


  1. Do you get support from the people around you such as family, teachers, and school?

I’m very lucky to have received endless support from the people around me. My family fully supports me for what I do, and I’ve gotten way too much appreciation from the school, and my teachers. I also want to give a shout out to my Native English teacher who has helped me evaluate my speeches countless of times, so I feel very blessed to have a fully supportive environment.


  1. Do you have any advice to your friends that you would like to share to inspire them in terms of pursuing personal goals?

The message that I’d like to give you is actually a message that I should be giving myself, and that is to do everything for Allah SWT. Remember that everything in this world is temporary. Don’t try to achieve your goals only to obtain money, wealth or any worldly materials in general, because eventually they will all be gone once you’re dead. The only thing that is permanent and is not temporary is akhirah. So you have to achieve your goals with the intentions of obtaining Allah SWTS blessings, becoming birrul walidayn for your parents, obtaining wealth so you can perform sodaqah, etc. Because I’m sure that we would feel more inspired when we have Jannah as our main, ultimate destination.

That’s our personal interview to get closer with Nadia. From all the achievements and winning in competitions, she is still a young girl who still loves eating instant noodle and enjoying her spare time. Nadia has shown us how we can utilise and maximise our potential and fullfill our purpose in life. Hope the sparks of motivation can ignite other hidden talents to blossom at the next turn. Aamiin…

Nadia’s Profile

Full name :   Nadia Camilla Darmawan

Special interest :   Public speaking

Fave food : Instant noodle

Fave colour  :  Grey

Which things are you scared of :  hardly to think (wink wink)

Which subject you really like :  Math

Which subject you really find challenging :  Math


1st Semester Final Examination Hybrid exams – Lower Secondary

We are now approaching the end of our first semester 2021. Conducting examinations in times of Covid-19 presented a number of challenges for all involved. Many students had difficulties in accessing online examination platform due to the unstable internet connection. Our students had to face the challenges of losing the chance to review or recheck their answers as a result of sudden connection failures. The monitoring system of our invigilators was also hard to manage. There were a number of students who were not able to understand the questions, received inadequate direct support from teachers, where physical distancing rules made face-to-face communication difficult.

Alhamdulillah, Lower Secondary have finally implemented a hybrid examination model to offer a much more efficient and effective process of examination this time. The school was equipped by infrastructure to facilitate a more stable examination platform making it easier for our students to perform their best.

The provision of stable internet was the key factor to enable our students to focus and successfully complete their examinations.

We realised those advantages would not be feasible unless we had also equipped them with clear expectations in terms of rules and regulations. Using a second device such as smartphone connected to zoom or additional webcam or mirror may enable a different approach on how we treat students equally. For the examination this time, students were informed that everybody must use a second device for the examination or they will be removed from zoom and considered not participating in the exam.

We understood that applying the new standard and procedure could be a challenge, with possible disobedience and ignorance from our students. But, alhamdulillah, most students understood the policy and put it in practice during the examinations.

We hope the support can continue, so that we can assess how much we are progressing on how all of us (school and the stakeholders) can manage challenging situations together.

Congratulations on the success of Syafana International Edu Fair 19th – 20th November 2021

Alhamdulillahirobbil alaamiin

Syafana International Education Fair 2021 (SIEF 2021) ran well from 19th-20th November 2021 with more than 30 international and national universities and educational institutions participating and attended by more than 600 participants.

Thank you for the hard work and support from the Foundation, management, teachers, parents and especially the SIEF 2021 committee of Lower and Upper Secondary.

We hope that SIEF 2021 will bring benefits to many people and broaden students’ knowledge in continuing their education at a higher level.

See you at the next SIEF!

Penganugerahan Pahlawan Nasional kepada Almarhum Raden Arya Wangsakara

Oleh: Bima Rizki Prayogo

Mengenang jasa para pahlawan yang telah memperjuangkan bangsa Indonesia adalah salah satu wujud mencintai sejarah dan bangsa ini.

Selamat Hari Pahlawan Indonesia.

Selamat untuk pejuang Tangerang, Alm. Raden Arya Wangsakara yang telah dinobatkan menjadi salah satu pahlawan nasional karena beliau merupakan pejuang yang mendirikan Tangerang dan banyak melahirkan manfaat bagi kemajuan negara.

Gugur satu, tumbuh seribu. Memang pilu wahai pahlawan dan bunga bangsaku, terima kasih atas jasa dan perjuanganmu.

Selamat Hari Pahlawan
Rabu, 10 November 2021.

Syafana International Edufair 2021

There’s lots of benefits that we can get by attending an education fair. It may be obvious but the objective is to get more knowledge of the experience, education curriculum and more. Syafana International Education Fair 2021 virtual event will provide all the relevant details or information that most students, parents and guardians are searching for.

Syafana International Education Fair 2021 provides us with a great platform where professional educationalists and university representatives from all around the world gather in a virtual education exhibition in a form of webinars or seminars to exchange their experience, to get easier interactions with the audience and official representatives, finding out more about a specific major, the programmes and funding opportunities on offer.

The upcoming Syafana International Education Fair 2021, we are eagerly awaiting for, will be a fun, educational and worthwhile event! Our amazing relations with our Media Partners and Sponsorship teams enables us to be able to provide a platform to provide greater interactions with the participants, starting from a giveaway that we’re doing, playing quizzes, and many more. This year we are able to give our participants more activities. Starting with a virtual-live seminar, where many universities can inspire and motivate you to get easier access to their dream college/university. There will be booths, where you can get easier interaction and conversations with the representative of each university and educational institution. Not only you can ask details information about your dream college/university but you can ask also obtain tips & tricks and also suggestions on how to prepare for entering the college/university world! This year, career talks will help you to find your career and passion. We’ve invited professional speakers, the stars of the show, from various field like medical, engineering, entertainment, law, psychology and more. In addition, they are going to talk about their amazing journey to success and their career path to motivate you. Last but not least, the highly anticipated competitions will be there to help you develop your social skills!

If you are interested or curious to find out more detailed information about Syafana International Education Fair 2021 event, check out our social media. Don’t forget to access our website (edufair.syafana.sch.id) for the zoom link for each activity that we provide, check out the information about the university flyers, our background and quickly register your own institutions!

CP (contact person) Sponsorship: Aqila/ +62 813-1994-2880
CP (contact person) Registration: Kalyca/ +62 877-7188-8110
Instagram :@syafanaedufair
TikTok : @syafanaedufair

Student’s achievements will always be highly valued and appreciated

Recently, one of our students, Valzan, won a bronze medal in SEAMO 2021, which was held online on the 23rd of October, 2021.

SEAMO South East Asian Mathematical Olympiad, is held every year to find any students who are exceptionally talented and have special a interest in Math.
SEAMO which has been organised online and was attended by 288 participants is one of the competitions that develops critical thinking in Math problem solving.
Alhamdulillah, Valzan has proven his ability and, as a result, received the medal for Grade 8 level.

To be a Future Islamic Leader, you must find opportunities to excel in what you are happy with and good at. We hope this success will continue to inspire and aspire other students in Syafana Islamic School.

Mid-Semester Examination – First Semester 2021 Lower Secondary – Syafana Islamic School

Teaching and learning is a holistic process. It is not necessarily only to assess how far students have understood the concepts or knowledge learnt, but examinations is also an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their teaching ways and methodologies. Moreover, the school is able to assess how much learning can be better facilitated and customised to students’ learning styles or needs.

Based on our evaluation over the past few years, we’ve decided to review our examination policies. This time for the 1st mid semester examinations we have applied new rules and regulations for Lower Secondary to use surveillance devices during the examinations. This policy is to ensure that each student has appropriate monitoring to ensure that everyone feels they are treated equally. The device also has the benefit of maintaining the focus of our students to complete the exams without being distracted.

We certainly hope that using this monitoring system during the examinations can build mutual trust between teachers, parents and students, not only result in good marks, but most importantly to raise self-confidence and responsibility of our students as they engage in life-training. We wish our students the best and that all the examinations processes will run smoothly and successfully.

Some parents have given positive feedback to our Homeroom Teachers regarding of using the surveillance tools for our mid-semester examinations. Even though there were also some who unsure how much it would benefit our students before the exams started.

The reason is that learning will be more impactful when the School has full support from home. We are grateful so far to our parents who are very supportive and accommodative about their child’s learning.


Assalamu’alaikum Wr Wb,

Baru-baru ini siswa Syafana Islamic School berhasil menunjukan kualitasnya. Perjuangan panjang Faizul Haq Suhartono telah membuahkan hasil manis yang luar biasa. Dalam waktu 2 tahun, ia telah selesai menyetorkan hafalan Al- Quran 30 juz. Suatu nikmat dari Allah yang jarang dimiliki setiap manusia.

Tidak berhenti sampai disitu. Seo Hyerim dan Kyla Aurelia pun berhasil menorehkan prestasi ke kancah nasional dengan karya gambarnya. Seo Hyerim menjadi peraih Juara ke 2 di acara lomba regional yang diselenggarakan oleh Universitas Islam Negeri Jakarta. Sedangkan Kyla Aurelia berhasil menjadi yang terbaik dengan membawa penghargaan golden award yang diselenggarakan oleh Indonesian Young Artist. Serta Akmal Azkya pun tak luput menorehkan tinta emas untuk Syafana dengan tulisan pertamanya yang berhasil menembus media Jabaronline dan menjadi Headline selama satu pekan.

Saat ditanya tentang perasaannya, Ustadz Allo selaku mentor Arts, mengaku senang dan bersyukur dengan prestasi yang diraih oleh anak didiknya. Ia mengungkapkan bahwa “pendalaman karakter dalam berseni adalah hal yang terpenting” ujarnya.

Kepala Sekolah, Ustadz Sainur, juga mengaku bangga dengan prestasi yang ditorehkan oleh siswa Syafana Islamic School. Ia mengatakan “Banyak orang tua murid yang beranggapan bahwa prestasi selalu dalam bidang akademik dan hanya dalam ruang lingkup sekolah saja. Siswa Syafana Islamic School telah membuktikan bahwa mereka mampu menorehkan prestasi di luar lingkup tersebut.

Akmal Azkya telah mengawalinya dengan keterampilan menulis yang sangat jarang dimiliki siswa SMA. Terlebih artikelnya dimuat di media online ternama. Secara tidak langsung menunjukkan prestasi akademik dalam mata pelajaran Bahasa Indonesia. Hal ini merupakan satu prestasi yang perlu dibanggakan. Kyla Aurelia menjadi Top Ten Artists yang diraih melalui hasil karya seninya yang luar biasa. Disusul oleh Seo Hyerim yang menjadi juara 2 lomba poster yang diselenggarakan di UIN. Ini menjadi portofolio mereka yang dapat dipergunakan untuk mendaftar di Universitas dengan jurusan yang sesuai. Yang tak kalah menariknya adalah perjuangan Faizul Haq Suhartono yang telah menuntaskan hafalan Al- Quran 30 juz. Ini benar-benar menunjukkan bahwa ‘multiple intelligent’ harus digali dengan serius dari diri siswa kita.”. (Penulis: Bima Rizki Prayogo, guru bahasa Indonesia).

Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.

Studi Banding, Azhari Islamic School Rasuna – Jakarta

Assalamu’alaikum Wr Wb,

Dalam sambutannya Ust. Putra Bagus Mochammad, M.Ed., sebagai Director of Azhari Islamic School Rasuna – Jakarta, menyatakan bahwa maksud dan tujuan kedatangannya ke Syafana Islamic School Secondary ialah untuk melakukan studi banding terkait dengan pengelolaan dan pengembangan kurikulum, English Culture yang dimiliki oleh Syafana Islamic School dan management sekolah.

Kegiatan berlangsung selama 3 (tiga) jam yang terdiri dari sesi diskusi dan tanya jawab tentang bagaimana mengadopsi kurikulum Internasional pada pembelajaran sehari-hari dan cara efektif untuk membangun English Culture yang baik sehingga siswa termotivasi untuk menigkatkan kemampuan berbahasa Inggris-nya, lalu kami juga mengadakan small group discussion dan sebagai acara pamungkas yaitu penyerahan cinderamata dari Syafana Islamic School.

Melalui kegiatan ini, kami berharap semua sekolah di Indonesia, khususnya Syafana Islamic School dan Azhari Islamic School Rasuna, bisa terus melakukan program-program inovasi yang bisa bermanfaat untuk siswa di masa depan dan juga terus mendorong siswa untuk berkompetisi dan berprestasi di tingkat Nasional dan Internasional.

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Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.