IPEKA BALIKPAPAN I Christian School was established on June 1, 1998 in East Kalimantan Province. We implement National Curriculum integrated with ICE (IPEKA Christian Curriculum ), namely a curriculum which is developed to improve students academic competence, shape their Christian character and build their Christian worldview. The students are not only educated to be excellent in science and knowledge but also taught holistically to have a strong character and close relationship with God so that they will understand their destiny in God’s design.
In the level of kindergarten or primary school, we instruct the students to get to know The Lord and to have Christ-like character, started with teachers’ role modelling. We use the learning method of learning through play which is integrated to the Bible, and give them opportunities to explore themselves, and finding their talents and interests through extracurricular activities.
In the level of primary school, the students learn to expand their knowledge and skill to the maximum extent. In terms of material and knowledge mastery, the teachers also facilitate the students to gain experience independently and firsthand, so that they can apply what they have leaned in their daily life and and integrate it with their Christian faith.
In the level of junior high school, the learning process is directed to shape the students holistically (cognitive domain, character, spirituality and skills). We prepare them to possess problem solving, critical thinking, creativity and technology skills in accordance with God’s wisdom, so that they will grow up to be a resilient person who are ready to face the challenge of the times.
IPEKA BALIKPAPAN I Christian School implement National Curriculum integrated with ICE (IPEKA Christian Curriculum ). Curriculum which is developed to improve students academic competence, shape their Christian character and build their Christian worldview. Students are not only educated to be excellent in science and knowledge but also taught holistically to have a strong character and close relationship with God so that they will understand their destiny in God’s design.
In order to provide a channel for students to grow spiritually , we held spiritual retreat for students. Through spiritual retreat students have their spiritual life equipped. They are encouraged to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and to urge them to grow spiritually. Apart from spiritual retreat, students’ spiritual coaching is also conducted through other activities such as: morning reflexion prior to learning activity, students’ spiritual spiritual service, joint spiritual growth group, Joyfull day/Happy day (child Bible school).
To explore and cultivate students’ talents, we facilitate students by providing various extracurricular activities such as : Spelling bee, Robotic, English Corner, Math Club, Choir, Guitar, Theater, Modern Dance, Basketball, Futsal, and Swimming.
To give real learning experience, we take students to learn out of class through Field Trip. Field Trip adds a lot more fun to learning activities, and also aims at making students able to understand the relevance of the science and knowledge they learn at school to their daily life. In addition, they can directly interact with the learning resources. We have visited several places such as batik factory, bank, airport and many others. Especially for the level of junior high school, Field Trip is also carried out in Jakarta to visit several tourist attractions and IPEKA Christian Schools for sharing knowledge.
We hold Student Performance regularly as the summit event when students complete their study at kindergarten level. Through this activity students demonstrate their talents. They also have an opportunity to sharpen their self-confidence in front of the public, where their learning product they have achieved while learning at the kindergarten is displayed to their teachers, friends and parents.
It is an educational program for parents who are our partners in educating the students. Though this program we facilitate meeting between the parents of playgroup students to discuss and share family problems together with expert speakers. Through this meeting, each parents learn from each other and enrich themselves so that they can enhance their effectivity to educate the children God has entrusted to them.