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Guest Speaker: Didik Nini Thowok

Guest Speaker: Didik Nini Thowok
        Hi, there! We’d like to inform you that on September 27, 2019, KALYCA Montessori Elementary School held an event called “Guest Speaker”. In that event, we brought in a guest speaker from a specific profession that will give a good motivation for students to know and to understand the profession. It can be any professions, even a strange profession that maybe we’ve never known before.   In this event, we invited a professional dancer to come and give good influence to the students. We brought in Mr. Didik Nini Thowok as the guest speaker. He is a great professional dancer. He has already attended so many countries to dance. He said that for the first time he wanted to be a painter or a drawer because he likes a lot to draw until now, however, it was so expensive to buy the equipment for drawing or painting when he was a kid. Then, he decided to dance since he liked to dance also at that time.   Who knows...
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Semarang Fieldtrip: Understanding Pluralism

Semarang Fieldtrip: Understanding Pluralism
On May 16, 2019 Kalyca Adolescent Community (SMP BOPKRI 2 Yogyakarta) held a field trip program. This field trip is an annual program and followed by grade 7-9. This year, the school chose pluralism as a theme. The students departed from school at 6.30 a.m. using a bus. In one day, the students were invited to see and understand the implementation of pluralism by themselves. During the trip, they visited several worship places in Semarang; Masjid Agung Semarang, Gereja Kathedral Semarang, Gua Maria Kerep Ambarawa, Sam Poo Kong and Pagoda Avalokitesvara. They can learn about pluralism by observation or dialog with local citizen in groups. Besides learning about pluralism, the students also learnt about the worship places’ history and architecture. They had the chance to see how religions and cultures met and creating and something new. At last, they students also had a chance to visit an iconic building in the heart of Semarang, Lawang Sewu. In there, they learnt...
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Passover Celebration with Kalyca Elementary Students

Passover Celebration with Kalyca Elementary Students
On May 3, 2019, the elementary students and teachers in Kalyca School celebrated Passover together. They celebrated it in school’s hall. The theme of this celebration is “Called to Serve Each Other”. The teachers made some decoration in the hall to build Passover’s atmosphere. The teacher used traditional situation from Javanese style by using some batik fabrics or we usually call it ‘jarik’ to decorate the hall. Some pots of plants and wooden cross made the Passover situation feel so strong. In the morning at 8.30 a.m, the elementary students and teachers was gathered in the hall. They wear white custom as their dress code. They were so happy to celebrate it together. They opened this celebration with opening prayer and some worship songs. They sang with full of their spirit in Jesus. Next, they read some words of bible that was related with the theme. They discuss about it together and find some real action from their surroundings. They shared about their...
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Upper Class Minitrip “Visiting Yogyakarta Presidential Palace”

Upper Class Minitrip “Visiting Yogyakarta Presidential Palace”
On Friday, March 8, 2019, upper class students had an opportunity to visit the Yogyakarta Presidential Palace, or infamously known by local people as “Gedung Agung”. In the morning we came to the palace at around 8.30 A.M. The security team welcome us warmly. They directed us to enter the building for scanning every visitor. We were not allowed to bring bag, water, food inside the palace; only phone and wallet were allowed. We also could not take picture freely. We were only able to take pictures in certain areas. After scanning, we went to the main building. Mr. Nurhadi, our guide for that day, was already waiting for us. He explained about the history of the building. It was originally built for administration office for the Dutch. However, after Indonesia had its freedom, this building became one of presidential palace in Indonesia. The building itself is 187 years old. As a presidential palace, Gedung Agung has welcomed many countries’ leaders around the...
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One Day Fun Outdoor Games & Field Trip at Ketep Pass

One Day Fun Outdoor Games & Field Trip at Ketep Pass
As an annual program from the school, on Friday, March 10, 2019, all the elementary unit students had a one day outdoor games and field trip at Ketep Pass, Magelang. Since the location for our field trip was out of town, we need to gather early so we could arrive there on time. All 84 students from year 1 up to year 6 and 16 teachers and staffs gathered at the school yard at around 6.20 A.M. After quick briefing and a prayer by Ms. Gayuh as the headmaster, we departed together by 2 buses. The journey was smooth and we ate snacks provided by teachers. Approximately 2 hours later we arrived at Ketep Pass. The weather was quite sunny although we couldn’t see the tops of Merapi and Merbabu. The air was cool but clear, and there was not full of tourist because it was during the Moslem fast month. We were greeted by the Eager Team, the facilitator that helped us that day. After a quick break, soon we were divided into two big groups, Lower group (year 1-3) and Upper group...
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Passover PG-KG

Passover PG-KG
“Loved to love others” be the theme of Preschool Passover Celebration. It is held on April 16th, 2019 at Kalyca Montessori School. In this event, the children were singing, dancing and listening to the sermon that delivered by Pdt. Yakub Sundoyo. Pdt. Yakub Sundoyo told story about Jesus crufixion. They also watched some videos about loving others will make us happy and blessed.They were remaind that Jesus always love them, so they must to love others by giving help and careto others. Some children also shared their experiences about helping others. After the event was over, the children enjoyed the snack togheter with their friends. May Jesus’ love always with us and let’s share His love by loving others.
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Upper Class Minitrip “Dyeing Tablecloth Using Shibori Technique At Glenak-glenik Craft Studio”

Upper Class Minitrip “Dyeing Tablecloth Using Shibori Technique At Glenak-glenik Craft Studio”
“Shibori is the Japanese word for a variety of manual resist dyeing techniques that involves shaping and securing the fabric before dyeing to create patterns. Known to be one of oldest Japanese dyeing techniques, the first appearances of shibori dyed fabrics date back to the eighth century.” https://www.heddels.com/2018/07/shibori-indigo-tie-dye-via-ancient-japan/ On January 31, 2019, Faithfulness class (upper) had a minitrip at Glenak-Glenik Craft Studio. In the morning, after we had circle time and did some unfinished works, we were divided into six groups along with 7 teachers and went to the location using online transportation. During the journey there we had to do an assignmet, which was to list public places we could see. We arrived there at around 9 o’clock in the morning. Bu Widya, as the owner of Glenak-Glenik craft studio, welcomed us warmly. We gathered at her living room first. Then after a speech from Ms. Sari as the teacher of Kalyca Montesorri School,...
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Kalyca Montessori Preschool Minitrip to Planetarium

Kalyca Montessori Preschool Minitrip to Planetarium
On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Kalyca Montessori Preschool visited Planetarium - Taman Pintar. Cheerful faces and big smiles of students made the day more beautiful. Students were excited because they would learn about solar system. The second minitrip in this semester, Kalyca Montessori Preschool visited Planetarium because it was in accordance with the theme taken, it was about the solar system. So children could get new experience to learn about solar system with more interesting way. The show started at 09.30 PM for Nursery children and 11.00 A.M for 3-6 children. First video, showed a simulation of the atmosphere of the Yogyakarta city sky at night along with various kinds of celestial bodies and the arrangement of stars that appeared at that time. The second video, showed about the process of our solar system made. Students expressed their joy by clapping hand and mentioning the names of celestial objects like planet and star that they know while...
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Lower Class Minitrip to Dirgantara Museum

Lower Class Minitrip to Dirgantara Museum
On Thursday, September 27, 2018, Lower Class had a mini trip to Dirgantara Museum. There, we learned new things like national heroes. We, especially learned about Agustinus Adisutjipto who established the Flight School in Yogyakarta, in the Maguwo Air Field, later renamed Adisucipto Airport. The students were excited to know more about Adisutjipto, they asked the tour guide everything about him. Next, we also were explained about Indonesian Air Force costume, weapons, and badges. The most interesting part was the plane museum where we could see the real plane even we could ride it. There are 43 planes. The students chose their favorite plane then took a picture with that plane. In the end of the mini trip, we watched a short movie about Indonesian Air Force. We watched ‘Jupiter’ team do the acrobatic and it’s so great. The students were so amazed with the video. Overall, the students really enjoyed this mini trip and they also got new knowledge about...
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Upper Class Minitrip At Gembira Loka Zoo

Upper Class Minitrip At Gembira Loka Zoo
There is nothing more interesting than to see and observe kinds of animals with your own eyes! That’s right! On September 30, 2018, the upper class had a minitrip at Gembira Loka Zoo. This activity aimed as an outdoor learning activity which supports learning activities in classroom (Zoology for year 4-5 and IPA/Bahasa Indonesia for year 6). Right after circle time session in the classroom, students were divided into smaller groups. Then each group, accompanied by one teacher, departed from school to the zoo by driving online taxies. It was still morning when we arrived there, but some groups of people already stood by near the entrance waiting for their turn to enter the zoo. Then moments later, after all groups had arrived, we directly went inside. Before we started our observations, we took pictures together so that one day we could remember the time at the zoo. Time to observe! Upper students were divided into three big groups based on the year....
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