On July 13-17, 2020, Student Orientation begins as a sign of the start of the new school year 2020/2021 for Harapan Bangsa Modernhill Middle and High School students. The event was held using Google Meet and attended by more than 250 participants, students, and teachers. The opening ceremony began with singing the national anthem of Indonesia Raya and followed by the SHB March. Consequently followed by the Student Promise and officially opened with remarks from Mrs. Melany K. Gigir as Head of School SHB Modernhill and Mrs. Sisilia Juni A. as Head of SMP Harapan Bangsa Modernhill .
The event, which was hosted by Levina Rafa Callishya was lively. Even though it was done virtually, it was prepared well by student council members so that students could experience direct interaction, introductions to teachers and the environment, and school facilities to get to know more about Modernhill Harapan Bangsa School.
The activity continued with activities and games for three days for all students, starting with ice-breaking, the game “Who Am I?”. The competition asks students to guess the person or object given a clue. On Tuesday, the activities are more fun. Educational and fun games, such as: “Tell Me About Ladder Snake,” “QnA,” “Scavenger Hunt,” and “Vocabulary Game” turned out to be able to make students, especially new ones, feel confident and dare to speak. Students are assigned to dig up information about the current situation, namely the Covid-19 Pandemic. The data they get is presented in a poster. In this way, students can share and gain useful knowledge, among others. On the last day, Wednesday, students competed to answer all the “Rank 1” game questions. The students seemed enthusiastic about answering the questions given. In the end, we come to the end of the event. We can all listen to students’ opinions about the lessons they learned during the student orientation period.
Sekolah Harapan Bangsa Modernhill School shows warmth and openness to students in the best way, with the aim that students can adapt and feel comfortable during the 2020/2021 school year. Even though the Student Orientation Period this time requires us to do it virtually, it doesn’t necessarily make the event boring and uninteresting. It is a lasting memory for Modernhill SHB students this year, and hopefully, it can be a spirit for orientation in the coming school year.