Vision Statement.

Vision Statement.

An innovative school and community that exhibits continuous growth in response to current and future developments in education

Mission Statement.

Mission Statement.

Mt. Zaagkam School’s mission is to ensure an environment of critical thinking, collaboration and creativity that empowers each student to achieve their potential as lifelong learners in a global society

Salam from MZS, Papua!

Thank you for your interest in our school, whether you are a potential parent, teacher, or just curious about our school!

International Day October 2017

Background

Mt. Zaagkam school enrolls and supports school age children of the employees of Freeport McMoRan Indonesia.  We have 2 sites; Kuala Kencana is a small village located in the lowlands (jungle) near Timika, and currently has 24 students and 10 teachers. Tembagapura is in the highlands (mountains and clouds) and currently has 68 students and 12 teachers.

The school offers a program for Kindergarten through grade 8, and a PK program when faculty and facilities allow. Our accreditations are through WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and the IBO-PYP.

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Program

We offer a strong academic program that is aligned with US, UK and Australian standards and benchmarks.  For such a small school, we offer a wide variety of unique sporting, musical and art opportunities. Students all take Bahasa Indonesia language and have the opportunity for Spanish. MZS has a commitment to ICT and we are 1:1 with laptops from grades 2-8, and are working toward a 1:1 iPad program.

Our Faculty

Our faculty is composed of experienced and qualified international educators. Longevity averages 4-5 years. Our leadership team has been in place for 4 years. This has resulted in a stable school environment with steady progress.

Ongoing Commitments

We are committed to the best practices of; a child-centered program that is inquiry-based, concept-driven, constructivist (building on what students already know), and dedicated to differentiation, pre-assessments and reflection, collaboration, international-mindedness, and empowering students to take responsible action.

Holi Festival Day

Utilizing our Unique Environment

At MZS, we have a commitment to community involvement and to utilize the expertise and unique opportunities on our FMI site and local villages. Every year we host Kamoro Culture Weeks where students learn carving, dancing, drumming, weaving, etc., we celebrate national holidays such as Independence Day and Kartini Day, visit local villages or schools, engage in classroom visits or join after-school activities with the national school, produce national radio shows which feeds far out into remote villages, offer students study trips in and outside of Papua, support local needs through schoolwide projects, and learn the art of bushcraft (jungle survival).  Within our sponsoring company, we work collaboratively with our safety, security, and fire departments, go on mine-related tours, benefit from the expertise of geologists, medical personnel, environmental specialists, and much more!

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If you would like to know more about our unique school, would like to enroll your child as a student, or would like to apply for a teaching position, please reach us through the ‘contact us’ tab.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Terima kasih,

Mark Jenkins,

MZS Board

James Crawford,

Tembagapura Principal

School

MZS Kuala Kencana Lowlands Campus

Kuala Kencana (Lowlands)

Jl. Irian Jaya Barat No. 5
Kuala Kencana – Timika
West Papua – Indonesia 99968
School +62 901 546-4853

 

MZS Tembagapura Highlands Campus

Tembagapura (Highlands)

Tembagapura Raya Street No. 605
PO Box 14
Tembagapura
West Papua, Indonesia 99967
School +62 901 468 767

School Leadership

Mark Jenkins

MZS Board

Home Country: Australia

Degree: BA [Hons]., Dip. Ed.. Grad. Dip. Outdoor Ed., Master Env. Sci.  
International Certificate School Leadership

Experience: 25 years. Australia, Indonesia

Statement: A ‘learning focused’ leader energized by possibilities and compelling ideas. An Aquarian with a passion for water adventures, travel, fine fare and ‘chillhouse’ music [preferably on the beach!]

  • Mr James Crawford

James Crawford

TPRA Principal

Home country: USA

Degree: Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Students – California State University

Experience: 18 years – USA; United Arab Emirates; Qatar, Democratic Republic Congo, Indonesia

Statement: I have three children, a commercial pilot’s license, scuba diver, lover of live music though I have zero musical talent – I have been with FCX going on 10 years.

Raquel Acedo Rubio

MZS Curriculum Coordinator

Home country: Spain

Degree: BA Education (Primary), Dip. Early Years Ed.

Experience: Over 12 years international education. Spain, UK, Singapore, Indonesia.

Statement: An enthusiastic teacher and curriculum leader passionate about innovative education. Enjoy contemporary art, literature and independent cinema. Love spending time with family and friends, as well as travelling and new experiences.

School Faculty - Tembagapura Campus

School Faculty - Kuala Kencana Campus

Tembagapura Gallery

  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Fire Safety Day at Tembagapura
  • Professional Development Oct 2017
  • Professional Development Oct 2017
  • Professional Development Oct 2017
  • International Day October 2017
  • International Day October 2017
  • International Day October 2017
  • International Day Tembagapura
  • International Day Tembagapura
  • International Day October 2017
  • Dr Stuart The Science Nomad Science Week September 2017
  • Dr Stuart The Science Nomad Science Week September 2017
  • Dr Stuart The Science Nomad Science Week September 2017
  • Dr Stuart The Science Nomad Science Week September 2017
  • Whole School Photo September 2017
  • Whole School Drone Photo September 2017
  • Banti School Tembagapura
  • Boat Race
  • The Bus Convoy
  • MZS Pre K Dress up Day
  • Grade One Dress up Day at MZS
  • Grade Three Dress up Day at MZS
  • Ms Liz and the KG One Class
  • Great Student Face Painting
  • Brainstorming on the White Board
  • Dress up Day at Tembagapura
  • Getting Down with the Conversation
  • Halloween, Scary and Fun!
  • Halloween, Scary and Fun!
  • Pre K Bike Fun
  • Sports Day Fun at Tembagapura
  • Sports Day at MZS Tembagapura
  • Learning about the Great Work of our Firemen
  • Animal Day at Tembagapura, WOW!
  • Learning About the Fire Truck
  • Fun Day at the Tembagapura Playground
  • Students with Santa
  • Kamora Tribe Teaching Drumming Skills
  • Kamora Tribe with Mr James and Students
  • Close up Face Painting Kamora Style
  • Kamora Tribe with Grade One
  • KG Students at MZS
  • Whole School Photo with the Kamora Tribe
  • Student Representatives at United Nations Day
  • Group Shot at Banti Village
  • Our Students Receiving Their Awards
  • Mr James Giving an Award
  • MZS End of Year Show
  • Guitar Skills at MZS show
  • Australian Relations at MZS
  • Indepence Day 2016 School Playground
  • Middle School Portsite Tour
  • MZS Tembagapura Campus
  • Swimming Pool Boats

Kuala Kencana Gallery

  • Swimming certificates
  • Basketball tournament
  • Basketball tournament - jumping high
  • Middle School Mimika Reptile Lover
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Mosquito Education Science, Middle School
  • Student Exhibitions
  • Student Exhibitions
  • Fire Education at School
  • Fire Education at School
  • Fire Education at School
  • Fire Education at School
  • Fire Education at School
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • International Day Kuala Kencana
  • Professional Development Oct 2017
  • Professional Development Oct 2017
  • Student presentation
  • Student presentation
  • Art show
  • Banti Waterworks
  • Bike Safety
  • Mr Bruce and Ms Tamara
  • Bushcraft Hiking
  • The Byrnes Family Representing Australia
  • Control Tower at Timika Airport
  • The Bus Convoy
  • Teachers Checking Data
  • A Drone Shot of MZS Kuala Kencana Campus
  • School Trip at the Airport in Timika
  • Middle School Trip to the Timika Airport
  • Tug of War at Sports Day
  • Football Skills at Kuala Kencana Sports Field
  • Faculty with Santa
  • Ghana at the United Nations Parade
  • Group Shot at Banti Village
  • Holi Festival Day
  • Indonesia Indepence Day Parade
  • Initial Radio Meeting
  • KG-2 Class Seuss Day
  • KK Master Chef ASA
  • Master Chef at the Rimba Golf
  • MZS at Indepence Day
  • PK Class
  • Planning the Radio Show
  • Pogapa Group with the Plane
  • Pogapa Men with Tammi
  • Teachers Await Bus
  • Whole KK School Group
  • Airport Field Trip Fire Truck
Whole School Drone Photo September 2017

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