Weekly Reflection of Year 7 Learning #4

In this weekly reflection, I will tell you about the fun competitions that my school held from August 13th until 18th to celebrate Asian Games 2018 and Indonesia Independence Day. We called it The Mini Asian Games.

We compete based on our house and not based on our class. So, the meaning of ‘house’ in Cikal is similar to ‘clan’ that each clan consist of some students from each grade and also teachers and staffs. It’s the same with Harry Potter’s school- Hogwarts, if you know the story about that. So when we become Sekolah Cikal member, we will be divided into 4 houses: Phoenix, Centicore, Unicorn, or Dragon. Usually when there are special event or activity, all school member will be grouped according to their house.

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Weekly Reflection of Year 7 Learning #3

It’s a week left before Indonesia Independence Day! Because of that, in this post I will focus on telling you what my school prepared for the Independence Day and also one more interesting activity.

This week, the teachers informed that Year 6 and Year 7 students were chosen to be the flag ceremony officer, so everyone in that years will be involved no matter what. 

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Weekly Reflection of Year 7 Learning #2

The main thing that I want to write from my experience in the second week as Cikal MYP student is my first meeting of the clubs that I already join in! I join two clubs, taekwondo and vocal. The meeting of the clubs are on Thursday for taekwondo and every Friday for vocal.

For Taekwondo, one of the reason I join this club is because my parents want me to have enough skill to protect myself. And after thinking for a few weeks, I finally agreed. Because that way I can also do physical exercise more often and I also can try a new thing from it.

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Weekly Reflection of Year 7 Learning #1

Hi! You already knew that I have so many awesome learning activities at my school. So, in my blog I will make weekly reflection that will be updated every Saturday or Sunday. In this series of learning reflection, I will write everything exciting or interesting that happen during my school activities in a week. The reason I make this kind of post is being able to reflect of what I have done in one week and to help me in achieving one of Cikal 5 Stars Competency, that is Self-Regulated Learner.


So, this was actually the first week after I finished the orientation program. This week we started the actual lessons and schedule. We got introduced about some topics we gonna learn in this first term (July-October). We (year 7 students) have 12 core and required subjects of learning, and 2 elective subjects that each student can choose differently.

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My Orientation Week Story: MYP Art Project & Yayoi Kusama

“A polka-dot has the form of the sun, which is a symbol of the energy of the whole world and our living life, and also the form of the moon, which is calm. Round, soft, colourful, senseless and unknowing. Polka-dots can’t stay alone; like the communicative life of people, two or three polka-dots become movement… Polka-dots are a way to infinity.”

-Yayoi Kusama

July 18th, the MYP students did an art project as one of the activity in orientation program. In this art project, we need to make two artworks using polka-dots, inspired by the well-known artist Yayoi Kusama. For you that don’t know yet, Yayoi Kusama is a Japanese artist who is focus on making sculpture and installation. But one thing that really unique is, she always makes her artwork using polka-dots.

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My Orientation Week Story: Cikal Community Walk

Becoming a middle school student is beyond my imagination. I have so many interesting, fun, and awesome activities everyday. Today, I will share one of those activities that I did in day 4 of Cikal’s orientation week (July 16th 2018). The activity is Community Walk.

In Community Walk, all MYP (Middle Year Program) students walk around the school area and make an observation. We have to observe the surroundings as careful and detail as we can. We went to 2 small villages near the school and also a health center not far from there. If we found something bad from our observations, we need to discuss and find a way to solve the problem.

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My Orientation Week Story: First & Second Days of School in Sekolah Cikal Surabaya

Hi! The holiday is over, and now I’m being a Junior Highschool student or in my school it’s called Middle School student. So here, I will share my first and second day experience as a new student in Sekolah Cikal Surabaya. I hope you enjoy!

-Day 1 (Wednesday, July 11th 2018)


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Pengalaman Trial Class di Sekolah Cikal Surabaya


Sudah semester baru ya sekarang. Aku naik kelas 6. Tahun depan aku sudah SMP. Nah, hari ini aku akan menuliskan pengalamanku tadi pagi sampai sore mengikuti Trial Class di Sekolah Cikal Surabaya. Alasanku ikut program ini karena tahun depan aku bermaksud mendaftar SMP di Cikal, dan sebelumnya aku mau tahu dulu bagaimana rasanya bersekolah di sana.


Dari pagi, aku sudah bangun dari jam 4 lewat, lalu melakukan rutinitasku seperti biasa: Shalat Subuh, sarapan, lalu mandi. Aku berangkat jam 6 pagi ke Sekolah Cikal yang ada di Surabaya Barat. Memerlukan waktu sekitar 45 menit untuk ke sana. Tidak selama yang aku duga sebelumnya ternyata. Apalagi jalanan tadi bisa dibilang cukup lancar.

Tapi seperti biasa, aku merasa deg-degan saat mau berangkat. Biasa, kan mau masuk ke lingkungan yang aku belum pernah tahu. Aku tidak tahu apakah teman-teman di sana akan ramah atau tidak, kelasnya akan asik atau tidak, gurunya seperti apa, dan pikiran-pikiran yang lainnya. Meskipun memang deg-deganku tidak separah dulu saat hari pertama aku ikut kelas Junior Journalist di Sekolah Cikal Cilandak, sebab kalau sekarang aku sudah punya semacam gambaran bagaimana rasanya nanti.

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