October 2023 | Volume 2
MidSaint John semester
Fair 2023 Vibes
ia n oh
at SMA Kristen
“You can do
anything if you
Enthusiasm is the
yeast that makes
your hopes rise to
I can’t express how exciting it is to be able to work with Insights’s team this time. The enthusiasm
that they show has launched the second edition of Insights.
Enthusiasm itself will not be enough. Come along with it, hard work, passion, commitment,
consistency, and also sacrifice. The combination of those together with a solid teamwork can
create explosions of great achievements.
In this edition, Insights presents incredible people who have shown the rhapsody in their lives.
They take bold steps towards their goals and embrace every opportunity to stretch their mind and
potential although they may face challenges and obstacles along the process. Great things are
never achieved from comfort zones.
For now, I leave you with the rest of Insights – a collation of stories told by talented ones from
SMA Kristen Saint John, Harapan Indah. Enjoy the RHAPSODY.
All the best!
Renny Triana, S.E., M.M.
Dolly Silviana, S.Pd.
& Field Reporters
Art & Graphic
FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
Getting Closer to Our Vice Principal: Ms Septa Karolin
SPLENDID SAINT JOHN FAIR 2023
Inside Saint John Fair 2023
Discover the Magic of Saint John Fair 2023
A Quartet of SJEC’s ‘Srikandi’
Let’s Rock the Stage
A Male Dancer? Why Not!
18-20 MID-SEMESTER VIBES
An Analysis of Changes in the Mid-semester Test Model
from a Student’s Point of View
ENTHUSIASTS AT SMA KRISTEN SAINT JOHN,
Ozvaldo Clifflim,: the Mathemania
Brian Lionardi: Protons Make Me Stay Positive
Dance to the Beat of Your Dreams
Meet Matthew Sebastian
Tips to Make Others Comfortable with Us
How can I gradually stop liking someone (a crush)
and focus more on myself?
Checking Your Knowledge and Vocabulary
7 Surprising Facts about William Shakespeare
Ace this Crosswords
Guess the Emoji
Answer: BOOGLING MAZE
Answer: BREAK THE RIDDLES & FIND THE DIFFERENCES
Getting Closer to our Vice Principal:
Out of all the subjects, why did
it have to be Indonesian
When I was a primary school
student, a mentor of mine read
a poem in front of the
congregation in one Sunday
service, and I instantly fell in
love with poems.
After reading many poems, I
joined some poetry reading
competitions and managed to
be the second rank when I was
in Senior High School.
This smart lady was recently
appointed as a curriculum vice
principal in SMA Kristen Saint
John, Harapan Indah. Surely
such a big position demands a
In this edition, Ms Septa would
like to share some of her
experiences to all Insights’s
As a teacher, what motivates
you to do your jobs at SMA
Kristen Saint John?
~My paycheck~. Just kidding.
Although, of course, we all
need to work to make ends
meet but above all that is the
urge to fulfill such
responsibility that I have been
In my time, I read my favourite
magazines called "Gaul" and
"Gadis". That prompted me to
like writing short stories which
gave me a spark of pride, too.
Doing that, I could make my
family proud of me and could
also earn some money.
Another thing that assured me
is the fact that this subject will
always have a future in
Indonesia's education since it is
protected in the national
curriculum. While some
subjects had been taken off and
got their hours reduced,
Indonesian language has
remained prevalent until now.
As individuals with potentials,
we are always trying to refine
ourselves to reach our fullest
potential. What do you do to
become a better teacher?
First and foremost, I believe
experience is the best teacher.
Therefore, I always learn from
past experiences, my former
students, and also from the
older versions of myself. In that
way, I can keep the good side of
things and leave the bad side
behind. Learning from the
experiences from my coworkers and friends helps a lot,
too. Another thing to do to
grow is by being a lifelong
This world contains vast
knowledge. What aspect do you
prioritize when it comes to selfactualization?
Personally, leadership skills. I
still have to learn how to be as
assertive as a leader should be.
Unfortunately, I'm still not
bold enough to be able to
deliver hard truths to my
peers. I still position myself as
their friend, not quite as their
leader yet. There are things
that I think are worth
considering, too but I would
like to just focus on this aspect