FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q:

Is there a class acceleration program?

A:

Cikal believes that every child is unique and cannot be compared with each other based on their own speed and ways of learning. We have high expectations for all our students and demand their best effort at all times. Teachers will give students challenging activities according to their capabilities thus the children will be motivated to develop themselves.

Q:

Can a student retake or retain in the same year level?

A:

We believe no student should be left behind. All students are talented and have equal opportunities. The school decision for students to retake or retain in the same year level will be the last to do. The school will do its best effort to assist students and bring the issue at an early stage before letting students fall or retake the class. However, in an extreme condition where all enrichments or remedial programs recommended are implemented yet students fail, they must retake the class. This decision will be a mutual agreement between the school, parents, and students. All effort will be done to ensure students benefit from this.

Q:

Is every student has to join extra curricular?

A:

Sekolah Cikal has lots of variety of ex-cul activities, or as we call it: Cikal Club. Clubs provide ways for students to explore their area of interest, expand their experience and develop excellence. Club is a media for students to express their emotions and to boost their self confidence. Joining at least one club is mandatory for every student in Sekolah Cikal.

Q:

What is the qualifications of the teachers?

A:

Cikal teachers have varied educational background, but mostly from psychology and education. Their age level is from 25-45 years old. Most important of all, we are looking for teachers who are a lifelong learner and have the qualities of our Cikal 5 Stars competencies. All teachers have to go through a recruitment process which consists of initial interview, focus group discussion, psychological test, and English test, other than Thorax test and toefl score prediction (min. 550).

Q:

What is the form of the report card?

A:

The report cards are descriptions of a student’s achievements on the learning outcomes in each subjects, student’s development in transdisciplinary skills, attitudes, and competencies. It also describes student’s uniqueness, special interest and Individual Education Plan (IEP). The report also suggests how the teachers, student, and parents need to work together to progress the student’s development.

Every end of school year, classroom teachers converse this description report into Diknas’ format with grade for each subject. This report will be given to parents only when needed, usually at Year 6 or when upon transferred to other school.

The school actually wants to endorse a different way of reading your child’s report with our descriptive format. This kind of report will help you to see beyond the score, to acknowledge the strength and areas to develop from every subject.

Q:

How about the books the students in Cikal are using? Are there any specific books?

A:

One of the skills developed in Cikal is the skill to conduct a research. Therefore, teaching and learning activities at Cikal use all kind of resources, not only books. We develop students’ ability to locate and organize information from all resources: books, websites, guest speakers, and fieldtrips.

Q:

After graduated from Cikal Primary, will the students able to be accepted in schools with different learning method?

A:

Cikal students will be able to continue their education to every IB school around the world or to other national plus schools. They also will be able to continue studying to local schools. They will need time to adjust to different learning method, but at the end will be able to adapt because one of the essential quality of Cikal students is understand the learning process and love that process.

Q:

Will Year 6 students have to do UASBN? Will Sekolah Cikal give out NEM and STTB for them?

A:

Students do UASBN at the end of Year 6. Sekolah Cikal will give out NEM, STTB which is from Diknas, IBO certificate, and 5 Stars Competencies certificate. Year 2 and Year 4 students also do the EHB (Evaluasi Hasil Belajar).

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