Teachers | Al-Azhar 55 Primary Islamic School



Wednesday October 28th 2020

Professional Teachers

All teachers in Al Azhar 55 are professional and highly qualified to teach in their fields. Our English native speaking teachers are legal based on Surat Ijin Mempekerjakan Tenaga Asing/Work Permit. Meanwhile, our local teachers are TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test)-certified and active English speakers.


Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.

Praise be to Allah SWT who has given us blessings. Shalawat and Salam be with our Prophet Muhammad SAW who has guided us through the darkness.

In just a few weeks, our life has changed drastically. The coronavirus is affecting all of us, all over the world. Those who are severely ill and their families are the worst affected. We deeply sympathise with those whose relatives have died and who have contracted the virus.

The efforts being made in many fields are exceptional. That of course includes doctors and nurses. You have rightly received a great deal of praise from us. We are extremely proud of healthcare workers like you and the entire medical sector.

We realise all too well, how essential are the people who are helping to prevent our society from coming to a complete standstill. Those who work in logistics, supermarkets, the cleaning sector, ICT, education, public transport, the police and many other fields, you are carrying us through this extremely difficult time. Without you, we could not manage to go through this.

Our hearts go out to everyone who has deep concerns about whether their businesses will survive. Whether you are an export organisation or self-employed, this may be hitting you hard. It’s terrible to see all the years of love and hard work you put into your company suddenly endangered. The same applies to people who work in the tourism sector, whose projects will now have been put on hold.

All students of Al Azhar 55 Primary School, we know how you must be feeling: excited at first about all the free time you have. However it quickly wears off. Not being able to go to school and meeting friends and also teachers, or to have football or violin class might have made you stressed. What makes it even worse is that school events won’t take place: Exam, Ifthar and Assembly. That’s all quite hard, also for us.

The dearest Parents, suddenly you are at home with the whole family, forced to work from home, with little possibility of going anywhere. Helping your children to do their home learning is also challenging. It requires efforts, time and patience. Thank you so much for all of that.

2020 will be a year to remember. Everyone will experience it differently. But we hope and believe that this hard situation makes us remember more of and closer to Allah SWT. Sure it will also bring us all closer, as we get through this most difficult of time together.

We are all together in this difficult time.

Wassalamualaikum Wr. Wb.


Prof. Dra. Hj. Suwarsih Madya, M.A., Ph.D.


Amidst the globalized situation which poses challenges of which one is a possible threat to identity, yet provides ample opportunities to excel for those who possess the prerequisites, we need to equip our children as the continuing generation with necessary competencies—affective, cognitive, psychomotor and interactive. In other words, we need to help them grow and develop into total persons and this can be achieved through the whole-child development approach which ensures the development of all potentials.  In addition to this is the need for developing some competence which enables the children to communicate    globally. All of this will ensure that the children will develop their citizenships both at the national and global levels. How can this ideal development be realized?

If you want to find out about how efforts are made to develop children’s whole potentials, you can come to SD Islam Al Azhar 55 Yogyakarta. Here you can see how the four-year old school has grown fast due to the stakeholders’ trust to send their children to study here. With only 54 children in the first year, this school now has 185 students. These students are educated to respect and preserve the social-cultural environment by learning the local language (Javanese, including the script) and arts (dance). Simultaneously, they certainly learn the national language (Bahasa Indonesia) and national content, which is unquestionable since it is compulsory, and English, which has now become a global lingua franca; thus, a prerequisite for successful global communication.  More importantly, children in this school also learn to practise their religion consistently. So, in this school children’s identity is rooted in the local culture, with nationalism and global awareness being inherently developed together with reliogiosity.

Does the whole-child development approach at SD Islam Al Azhar still give room for children to excel? In my belief, when all their potentials are developed, children will have a greater chance to excel and I can see the truth in my belief in this primary school. In the last two years, the students have made great achievements in various competitions held at the local and national levels–gold medals in English, math and science competitions (national), silver and bronze medals in IT competitions (national), silver and bronze medals at colouring and swimming competitions (local) to mention some.

In conclusion, SD Islam Al Azhar has given evidence of the right efforts of true education to develop both intelligence and character.

Prof. DR. Budi S. Daryono, M.Agr. Sc.

Testimoni Sebagai Orang tua menyekolahkan anak Di Al-Azhar 55

Sudah menjadi kewajiban bagi orang tua untuk memberikan pendidikan yang terbaik bagi putra putrinya. Tantangan untuk mendidik anak di Era Global dan Digital pun semakin besar, kita tidak bisa lagi membendung segala perubahan yang begitu cepat terjadi, dan harus mempersiapkan anak-anak supaya bisa survive dan sholeh/sholehah tentunya. Saat ini dunia bagaikan kampung, dimana tidak ada batas-batas untuk melakukan transaksi kehidupan, untuk itu anak harus bisa berkomunikasi dengan bahasa universal sebagai modal utama. Disamping itu, pendidikah Ahlak dan Aqidah harus diberikan secara dini sebagai dasar anak dalam menghadapi gejolak gelombang kehidupan. Atas pertimbangan tersebutlah, kami selaku orang tua memilih untuk menyekolahkan putra kami tercinta Hikari di Sekolah Islam, yang menggunakan dua bahasa pengantar, yaitu Al-Azhar 55.

Prof. DR. Budi S.Daryono, M.Agr. Sc.

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