IPEKA Center Point of Indonesia (CPI) Christian School, as planned, started its first academic year 2023/2024 on Monday, July 17, 2023. IPEKA CPI opens and serves various levels of education with an international standard curriculum for Nursery and Kindergarten (Early Childhood), Junior High School (Grade 7), and Senior High School (Grade 10).
In the future, IPEKA CPI Christian School will also serve elementary school students from grades 1-4. So for the 2024/2025 academic year, IPEKA CPI will serve kindergarten, elementary, junior high, and senior high school levels for which enrollment has begun to open this year.
IPEKA CPI Christian School began construction in April 2022 and carried out a topping-off procession in February 2023. Located in CitraLand City Losari Makassar, IPEKA CPI Christian School stands in a fairly strategic area because it is located in front of Losari Beach and Makassar city center.
Present in Makassar, IPEKA CPI Christian School is committed to providing quality Christian education to prepare future Christian leaders. As an international standard Christian school that utilizes technology in learning, IPEKA CPI Christian School also equips and prepares teachers for one year with training that can complement their abilities in implementing learning at IPEKA CPI.
"IPEKA CPI prepares young generations who have excellent academic skills and character. For this reason, we also equip students with the skills of Leadership, Creativity, Innovation, Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Problem-Solving," said IPEKA International School Director, Susanti.
Currently, all new IPEKA CPI Christian School students are participating in a series of School Environment Introduction Periods (MPLS). This activity was held from Monday, July 17, 2023, to Tuesday, July 18, 2023. The purpose of the MPLS conducted by IPEKA CPI, in addition to welcoming students, is also a place to get to know each other between students and teachers, as well as an introduction to learning activities, the environment, and school facilities and infrastructure.
The series of MPLS conducted by IPEKA CPI included introductions to the Principal and teachers, an introduction to school rules, procedures, curriculum and assessment, the use of Chromebooks, and a tour of the school facilities. On July 17, 2023, MPLS activities were opened as well as the soft opening of IPEKA CPI Christian School which was attended by GKY Makassar Pastor, Rev. Lie Budhiono, IPEKA President Director, Rev. Handojo, IPEKA International School Director, Susanti, IPEKA CPI leaders and teachers.
IPEKA CPI Christian School uses a curriculum enriched with international learning standards, the Pearson Edexcel Curriculum. The curriculum features five pillars of excellence called ILEAD and consists of Internal Growth, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Language Acquisition, and Digital Literacy.
In addition, IPEKA CPI also implements a foreign language acquisition program that enables students to master English and Mandarin according to international standards. Equipping students with these two foreign languages will make students more than ready to communicate well in a global environment.
Apart from the international standard curriculum and learning methods, IPEKA CPI is supported by various building facilities that support students' learning and self-development activities. These facilities include the Grand Chapel, STEM Laboratory, Sciences Laboratory (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Digitech Laboratory, and Health Center.
Sports facilities such as Basketball and Volleyball Courts are also available for student activities. In addition, art activities are also supported by the Creative Arts Workshop, Blackbox Theater, Music Studio, Ballet Studio, and Culinary Studio.