Considering Green School, Bali

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Information about Considering Green School, Bali

Published on June 25, 2009

Author: johnbali



Are you considering sending your kids to the Green School in Bali. This presentation will help you understand if its the right choice.

This is a slideshow: Please press enter or page down to advance. Page up will take you backwards. Is the Green School right for you & your kids?

Green School mission Delivering a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world. How do we do that? Take a look… Page 2

Our people Page 3

Our leadership Ronald Stones OBE is the Director of Green School 22 years of educating kids in Asia and possibly the most experienced international educator in all of Asia Page 4

Green School Teachers Recent studies revealed that the most important component in student performance was the quality of teachers. With this in mind Green School will start 2009/10 with twenty-one teachers, including certified Waldorf and Steiner teachers and two PHD’s – one of which is in Holistic Education. We have seven holders of Masters Degrees, one MBA, four holders of postgraduate teaching qualifications and 17 Bachelor Degrees. All 21 are qualified educators who are also engineers, psychologists, environmentalists, scientists, film, arts and media people, who are choosing to teach at Green School because they are passionate about equipping children with the skills they will need to face the challenges of future. Page 5

What we teach Page 6

Green School Curriculum 3 main drivers greenschool • The essential elements of English, Mathematics and Science – recognising the importance of continuity and progression. Curriculum Pack   • Green Studies – a hands-on study which evolves from Nature Study to b) N ser y t o ur Study of Ecology to Environment K nder gar t en i Studies to Studies of Sustainability. c) G ades 1 - t o 6 r d) G ades 7- & 8 r   e) G ades 9 & 1 0 r f) G ades 1 1 & 1 2 r • Creative Arts – embracing Art, Crafts, Music, Drama, Story-telling, and so much more. Page 7

Curriculum: Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten A hands-on experiential, early years program incorporates basic skills in pre-reading, pre-mathematics, and pre-science – with a heavy emphasis on the creative arts.  The approach to learning is Steiner influenced. Page 8

Primary Curriculum: Grades 1 thru 6 An international curriculum which blends the essential skills of English, Mathematics and Science with a hands-on experiential Green Studies. Includes nature & ecological study, and a creative arts program which emphasizes Balinese cultural and artistic influences. The approach to learning is Steiner influenced. Page 9

Secondary Curriculum: Grades 7 & 8 An international curriculum which blends the essential skills of English, Mathematics and Science with a hands- on experiential Green Studies Curriculum which evolves from ecological study to environment study. The Creative Arts program combines the marvel of global music, art and drama, with an emphasis on Balinese cultural and artistic influences. Page 10

Secondary Curriculum: Grades 9 & 10 Courses under the umbrella of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) designed by University of Cambridge International Examinations. We teach 2-year courses in English, Mathematics, 21st Century Science and Business Studies, Environment Management, Global Perspectives, and Drama – with optional examinations at the end of the courses.  In addition, all students will study Creative Arts, Physical Education and Life Skills. Page 11

Secondary Curriculum: Grades 11 & 12 The intention is to offer courses under the umbrella of International Baccalaureate (IB). Although no application needs to be made to IBO until mid 2010, the regional office is very supportive and consequently has offered to mentor Green School in the interim. Page 12

the Green Curriculum Page 13

Green food • Kids will be learn on site  how  to plan, plant and care for their own gardens • They eat  organic food  from the garden • They compost all waste Page 14

Green water • The kids drink purified water pulled from a  well 60 meters deep • They drink from green school water bottles, reused daily. . . • They use compost toilets Page 15

Green classrooms • The children work in open air classrooms, • They work on bamboo desks, sit in bamboo chairs • If they need air con in the middle of the day they inflate a bubble in the class room & use a small portable air conditioner • Their blackboards are made from bamboo • Their main lesson books are made from  recycled paper. Page 16

Green campus • The paths around campus are Balinese rock • The Bamboo used to build the school is locally grown • We are aiming to generate all our electricity on campus thru water and solar power Page 17

the Creative Arts Page 18

Experiential Learning Designing & building a clubhouse, rope climbing, Balinese martial arts Page 19

Experiential Learning Kite Making & Flying, Puppet Making & Showing Page 20

Experiential Learning with experts Making Chocolate, Paper Planes, Pizza, Ice Cream & Movies Page 21

Sowing seeds for tomorrow Green School is a seed, the beginning of preparing children for 21st century dilemmas…. Teaching them to think on their feet, able to solve problems that the planet will encounter in 2,025 We like to consider it a living, growing curriculum. Page 22

How we teach it Page 23

We love getting kids to think for themselves… Page 24

..use high teacher to child ratios (1:6) … Page 25

…open their eyes to new ideas... Page 26

…to be curious about nature… Page 27

…to use their bodies as well as their minds… Page 28

..and we believe being hands on is an engaging way to learn Page 29

Learning in a multi-cultural environment helps kids have a wider understanding of our world Page 30

Paper Airplane Man Aeronautics was never as much fun as when the paper plane man came to town Page 31

Ben Cohen teaches kids how to make natural Ice Cream Learn Ice Cream making from the worlds most famous ice cream expert How cool is that !!!! Page 32

Kids learn how to make Chocolate Students learnt how to choose ripe cacao pods for harvesting; to separating & dry roasting beans; how to separate creamy white cocoa butter from cocoa grounds, to blending palm sugar to make Green School’s delicious organic chocolate. Page 33

Kids learn about Movie Making Grades 5/6/7/8 get a teaching visit by Film- maker Steven Starr, and are now involved in making a mini-documentary. Bali Water Film will be made by the combined forces of the Creative Services Department, Teaching Staff and Student Volunteers. Page 34

We see Art as a tactile experience Page 35

All types of art Page 36

Sometimes we even use the classrooms - though not always the desks….. Page 37

So no hiding at the back of the class for these kids… Page 38

All kids are responsible for planting Organic Veggies (even if some need a little help) Page 39

Means they can grow their own lunch Page 40

and harvest them for the kitchen… Green School Lunches are 50%+ grown on campus with planting, caring and harvesting all assisted by students Page 41

..making Cookery Lessons really fun Pizza making with head chef Signor Maurizio from the Lotus Garden in Ubud and hailing from Naples, Italy. Page 42

Recycling is a central plank of the Green School Platform Page 43

Geology lessons are in 3D… Page 44

…on & off campus… Class 5/6 & 7/8 go volcano climbing Metamorphic, Sedimentary & Igneous rocks and Plate Tectonics come alive when you are halfway up Mt. Batur Page 45

Physics challenge: How to support 200 kg using just bamboo and rubber bands Page 46

Building a clubhouse: kids develop a range of skills… Page 47

Including a head for heights Page 48

Learning about optimising new and old technologies Page 49

… an understanding of Physics… Page 50

Utilizing one on one coaching Page 51

You don’t always need a calculator or tape measure Page 52

Planning is critical in construction & a important skill for kids to learn Page 53

and the importance of teamwork “how long do I have to stand here?” Page 54

How we celebrate? Page 55

Celebrate Balinese Style Galungan and Nyepi are important days in the Balinese calendar, and Green School was sure to impress students how holy the holidays are. 7-8 student Ira and Indonesian teachers Pak Agung and Ibu Desak took the stage to explain what the holidays mean to the Balinese people. Page 56

and Western style too Page 57

Green School hosts World Harmony runners GS hosts a group of World Harmony runners, who came bearing a symbolic torch that had passed across 80 nations before arriving at The Heart of School for a candle-lit, sacred ceremony Page 58

Where we work and play Page 59

Our campus Our amazing campus has been created by master architects and designers, craftsmen, builders and landscape gardeners using a blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional materials and methods. Page 60

Inspiring architecture.. Page 61

…stimulating critical thinking The result is a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment that stimulates critical thinking and creative problem solving. Page 62

with sustainable furniture.. Page 63

..and local materials.. Page 64

Makes learning inspiring Page 65

…or just breathtaking… Page 66

…so our kids can learn in a leading edge environment: Mother Earth Page 67

How we have fun? Page 68

Surf’s Up !! At our regular surf camps, students spend the weekend days learning to surf while their nights are devoted to hanging out together on the beach. Page 69

Parents organize a family picnic/sports day Page 70

Green School invited to EARCOS conference In an exceptional move, this year EARCOS invited Green School students to present in Bangkok on water sustain- ability, not withstanding the fact that we are still too young a school to formally register as an EARCOS member.. Page 71

Green Camp Launched Easter ’09 GC offers young people the chance to develop leadership skills; to study environmentalism and artisanship in Bali, whilst having the adventure of a lifetime. Page 72

Green Camp For those not able to attend Green School, Green Camp is an ideal way for students to access a Green education to supplement their studies. Page 73

In summary then… Page 74

We are educating for 2,025… Our students receive an education that is appropriate for the challenges of the 21st Century. One that wraps the traditional academic disciplines in a rich layer of experiential, environmental and entrepreneurial learning. Page 75

We are educating for 2,025… They see that there is always a way of looking at an obstacle differently to find a solution. Page 76

Focus on sustainability.. Students learn practical ways of caring for, and making the most of the environ- ment… Page 77

…and reusing/recycling …empowering them to become leaders of communities and become the environmental stewards the planet so desperately needs. Page 78

Connecting learning with creativity Our bamboo bridge that spans the River Ayung is emblematic of what we aim to achieve at Green School: connecting learning with creativity; environmental responsibility with scientific knowledge; respect for self with respect for the many cultures represented in and around the School. Page 79

We are proud to be supported by Indonesian government The minister for education came to open our main building “heart of school” and told us how much the government are behind our model for sustainable education. Our application for International School registration was one of only a few approved. Page 80

Scholarships fund 20% of places Green School’s uniqueness is further enhanced by our interaction with the communities of the local Balinese villages which surround us. 20% of our students are Balinese children who attend Green School through a donor funded scholarship program. Page 81

Ambitions for 2009/10 Though we feel we have Li s t of i m ove m nt s f or pr e achieved a lot in the first 2009/ 10 year….. …we have a lot of things we want to do in the coming months Page 82

School expansion means 2 new classrooms Page 83

Musical Instruments to make the Green School sound good Page 84

More & better sports equipment for the sports field Page 85

An IT Lab and computers to go in it… Page 86

Library fully stocked with Books Page 87

Language learning lab Page 88

Drama studio so the kids can act up here rather than at home…maybe Page 89

Art Studio to get kids painting like Masters Page 90

Kids Kitchen to teach how growing organic veggies can turn into great tasting dinners Page 91

And finally… Page 92

If you want to know more…. • Visit us online at • Call our head of admissions Ben Macrory on +62 (0)361 780 5446 • Email us at • Visit us at Jl. Raya Sibang Kaja, Br. Saren, Abiansemal south of Ubud – we run general tours of our beautiful eight hectare campus every Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 p.m. Or make a specific appointment with Ben • Talk to student parents - Ben can give you names and numbers • Green Camp is at Page 93

Where we are: • Strategically located • South of Ubud • North of Seminyak & Sanur • School Buses & Car Sharing run from these and other areas • Jl. Raya Sibang Kaja, Br. Saren, Abiansemal Badung, Bali 80352, Page 94

Thank you for considering being part of the Green School Community….. Page 95

…..and letting us bang the Green School drum Page 96

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