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Since joining ACG School Jakarta five years ago, current Year 7 student, Etarina Kuru, has thrived in the warm, friendly and dynamic on-campus environment.
After graduating from primary school and moving into a new phase of secondary education, Year 7 can be a time of transition for many students. While 11-year-old Etarina acknowledges that the exams are a little more comprehensive this year, she has found that there are many exciting advantages and benefits now available to her as well, including an increasing variety of curriculum subjects.
A talented athlete, Etarina also finds time to participate in her favourite activities and is a familiar face on the sports courts, enjoying the camaraderie of her team-mates and friends alike. She shares her experiences below.
What do you enjoy most about school?
I enjoy getting to meet my friends at school, but I also enjoy learning something new every day.
What are your favourite subjects and why?
My favourites are Design Technology and Global Perspectives because these are new subjects that we have been given the chance to learn for the first time, and also because they are quite fun classes to be in.
Are you involved in any sports or extracurricular activities?
Last term the sports that I was playing were football and basketball, but this term I am doing volleyball and swimming. What I enjoy most about these sports is that you either play with a team and work together to win, or you try to win it for your team.
What are you most looking forward to in Year 8?
I am looking forward to having classes with different teachers, having different people in my class, and making new friends.
Do have any plans for what you’d like to do when you leave school?
Once I finish school and go to University, I would like to go to Canterbury University in Christchurch, New Zealand because my siblings are there. After that, I would like to be an athlete, singer or an architect. This is because I love sports, but I also love singing and designing so would be happy to do any of these things.