April 26 2017 Issue

This is an ambitious week for Green School high school! Our students are connecting with new friends and old here on campus, around Bali and across Indonesia. You can see all images here.

Teaching Bahasa Indonesia in grade 5 “I had a ton of fun today! The students were lovely. It was such a great learning experience. ” Gabrielle Fay, grade 12

Painting a school without walls.

Green Studies with grade 3, taking care of our rabbits.

Students are building a water tower designed to catch fresh water. We hope to take the design to East Bali and share with water-scarce communities there.

Students are visiting Kalimantan to reconnect with Borneo Nature Foundation and the activists of Ranu Welum in Palangkaraya who annually battle the  haze created by deforestation for palm oil plantations.

Kul Kul Connection students and GS high school students are on the bus together as part of the Ramayana Bio Bus Roadshow. They departed over the long weekend to connect with local communities in Java with the our Green School adaptation of the ancient Hindu epic and spread the good word about biodiesel.

They made it to Java! Here is the Ramayana Bio Bus Roadshow team at the summit of Mount Bromo in East Java. Brrr….

Kul Kul Connection students and GS high school students traveled to Raja Ampat in the Indonesian province of Papua to connect with local communities teaching conversational English and learning about the richly diverse ecosystems.

Students traveled to rural East Java with Yayasan Malang Surf Association to catch some epic waves and connect with local communities working to develop sustainable tourism practices.

Students are working with young scientist Miranda Wong researching the digestive systems of relatively health cows that live on the dump at Benoa.

W H A T’ S   O N

Friday April 28

8.30-9.30 | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 9am | Information Session Vancouver University Island | Upstair Warung 2:30pm| Earth Day Assembly | Sangkep 3.30-4.30 | Basket Ball | Gym 3:30pm | Vortex |Gotong Royong

Monday May 1 NO SCHOOL DAY – PUBLIC HOLIDAY Labor Day

Tuesday May 2

8.15am | Intermediate Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 8.45am | Bio bus tour | Meat at Freak Coffee 9.30-10.30am | Zumba | Sangkep 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Wednesday May 3

8.30am | Wild Fitness | Soccer Field Parking 8.30-10am | Parents Workshop | Upstair warung

Thursday May 4

8.15am | Foundation Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Friday May 5

8.30-9.30 | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 8.30-9.30 | GSPA Meeting | Sangkep 2-5pm | Farmers Market 2.30pm | Assembly | Sangkep 3.30-4.30pm | Basket Ball | Gym

NOTE: events can change, so please check the noticeboard at school’s entry for updates throughout the week. 

C A L E N D A R

Event and Activities

Academic Calendar

May Lunch Menu

After School Activity

SCHOOL EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 0361469875 or 08113809298.

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T

Earth DAy Road Map Challenge – Win Prizes & Support


Want your child to experience more opportunities to innovate and access some very cool high-tech gear, such as 3D printers? Want more Balinese children to be able access the same opportunity?  Catch us at this week’s special Earth Day Assembly to learn more about the Green School Change Maker campaign.

Check out the full campaign video here to learn more about all the benefits to our community and our world.

Oh, and there are weekly challenges and prizes to be won. This week’s prize for the Green School community is

Donate, any amount before Tuesday to enter a lucky draw and help Green School win an extra $3,000 in the challenge. One lucky donor will win a one year complimentary membership at Hubud co-working space in Ubud. (Thanks Hubud friends – you’re the best!)

-Lucky draw only available to the Green School community (staff, faculty & parents)

Lucky draw prizes will just keep on coming – read the newsletter weekly to see what’s on offer next. Plus, click the link above to the campaign site to check-out the other BIG prizes on offer.

Can’t donate yourself? No problem, you can become a fundraiser without personally donating and still be in the running. Just spread the word with your network and activate some donations in your name.

Bio Bus Tour With Ibu Leah

Gluten free? Love to bake? Love to eat? This trip on May 2nd was designed for you! We will be going to Kinoa for a demonstration on how to make delicious gluten free bread. We will then stay for lunch, the food is so good, and number two in Trip Advisor for that area. We will be leaving green school at 930. After lunch we will be stopping at Leah’s favorite recycle shop for bags, shoes, and decorative storage. Back before pick up. Price is 250,000. Which includes demonstration, recipe, a loaf of bread, a free coffee or tea, transportation on the BioBus, and a donation to our own GSPA. Lunch is separate. Please sign up ahead of time by letting Leah know RSVP to leahnewman@yahoo.com

Have fun, make friends, eat well and support our school initiatives.

A R O U N D   C A M P U S

Sustainable Solutions Review

Sustainable Solutions 2017 – What a Collaborative Event!!

A gathering of more than 500 people. From Bio diesel motorbikes, to turning ceremony wastes into  eco-friendly roofs, from 0 waste traveling to working more sustain ably more than 20 organizations presented their solutions. The event even went to another level when a group of people mixing generations, genders, cultures after a mindfulness meditation gathered to brainstorm around the idea of authentic sustainability and how to get the amazing creative current forces around Bali to act together.

Younger children were part of the solution as well. They presented the Insect hotels, water catchment system, they made mats out of bottle caps and much more. The day was filled with creative and inspiring initiatives. Such an uplifting event.

Food was also on the plate. It found its solution through a professional and students Chefs battle, using only local products. Suspense was unbearable. Arts and craft, children activism, music, performances, climbing coconut trees. A few contests ran throughout the day. Here are the winners:

– The Cleanest and most sustainable vendors’ booth was won by Eco-Bali with their own bin, sorting station and no plastic use at their table, as the cleanest and most sustainable food vendors’ one went to Thyme and Caramel with the same sustainability.

– Alejandro Moreno from La Pachamama restaurant in Ubud won 1st chefs’ battle price while – Lily Jean and Anais – grade 7 won 1st price at the students’ chefs battle. – A Sustainable Hospitality contest sponsored and supervised by Swiss Education Group also happened during Sustainable Solutions And the winners were…. KKC students, Ni Komang Ary Purnami and Muhammad Thoriq Akbar Nurhidayah who team up with Quinn Beblow (grade 11). They get the chance to go to Switzerland to deepen their knowledge on sustainability tourism, really proud of them!

Organizations and activists had plenty of opportunities to gather, mingle  network, connect and shape their future collaboration. This was a positive celebration into this direction. This is what the world needs.

The High School/Middle School/KKC Ramayana performance directed by Shawn O’Docharty ended up the day beautifully. Incredible production.

It was a full full happy and uplifting day. We are very grateful to all the parents who volunteered at the event. We couldn’t have done it without you. Great team work. Thank you to all participants, vendors and stakeholders.

Finally a big big thank you to our sponsors who really made a big difference: BLANCO par Mandif /John Hardy Jewelry/BGM/Bambu Indah/Bali Buda/Hubud/Saraswati Paper/Ibuku/Yoga Barn/Living Food Lab/Nazava/Alchemy/Big Tree Farm/Five Elements/Avani/Down to Earth/Bali Spirit Festival/Sobek

More photos to follow later in the month. And be sure to check out the Sustainable Solutions Facebook Page and Instagram account for more photos and updates.

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Green School Student is Miss Indonesia 2017

Congratulations to High School student Achintya (Tya) who won Miss Indonesia 2017. Beauty with Purpose was Tya’s platform and she scored high on eco-issues, social responsibility and even performed the Marimba. We know that Tya will use this opportunity to help change the world.

POSTCARDS FROM HIGH SCHOOL CAMPS

HS Student Camp to Bromo Mountain, Raja Ampat, and Kalimantan

This is an ambitious week for Green School high school! Our students are connecting with new friends and old here on campus, around Bali and across Indonesia. You can see all images here.

Teaching Bahasa Indonesia in grade 5 “I had a ton of fun today! The students were lovely. It was such a great learning experience. ” Gabrielle Fay, grade 12

Painting a school without walls.

Green Studies with grade 3, taking care of our rabbits.

Students are building a water tower designed to catch fresh water. We hope to take the design to East Bali and share with water-scarce communities there.

Students are visiting Kalimantan to reconnect with Borneo Nature Foundation and the activists of Ranu Welum in Palangkaraya who annually battle the  haze created by deforestation for palm oil plantations.

Kul Kul Connection students and GS high school students are on the bus together as part of the Ramayana Bio Bus Roadshow. They departed over the long weekend to connect with local communities in Java with the our Green School adaptation of the ancient Hindu epic and spread the good word about biodiesel.

They made it to Java! Here is the Ramayana Bio Bus Roadshow team at the summit of Mount Bromo in East Java. Brrr….

Kul Kul Connection students and GS high school students traveled to Raja Ampat in the Indonesian province of Papua to connect with local communities teaching conversational English and learning about the richly diverse ecosystems.

Students traveled to rural East Java with Yayasan Malang Surf Association to catch some epic waves and connect with local communities working to develop sustainable tourism practices.

Students are working with young scientist Miranda Wong researching the digestive systems of relatively health cows that live on the dump at Benoa.

F R O M   O U R   C O M M U N I T Y

From KKC


Sustainable Solutions Award

From BioBus


Ramayana Bio Bus Roadshow Rolls

P E   &   S P O R T

Read BSSA Updates here

After School Activity Schedule for Term 4 (Password: AcademicYear2016_17)


G S P A

HANDS UP FOR GSPA 2017-18 NOMINATIONS!

Yes it’s time for some fresh ideas and a new team of fabulous GS parents to lead the community through the 2017-18 School year

Please register your interest by email to: gspa@greenschool.org if you would like to:

1. Nominate yourself, or a team, to lead the 2017-18 GSPA

or

2. You would like to be involved and join a team (please indicate what skills you feel you could bring and/or what areas interest you most).

(Please see GSPA Roles & Responsibilities below)

All Nominees will be asked to present their ideas as to how they would serve in the position at the next GSPA Meeting Friday 5th May

Looking forward to seeing you then!

GSPA TEAM ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Lead Monthly GSPA Meetings

  2. Board Member – liaison between Board & parents

  3. Lead Class Ambassador Program – Liaison to Teachers – Transitioning New Families – Community, Communication & Parent Participation

  4. Fundraising & Events – Lead Annual fundraising Event – Lead GSPA Bar TeamCo-ordinate Yoga – Co-ordinate Parent Education

  5. Communications – Newsletter – Facebook pages (New Families FB page, GSPA FB page) – Assist School Events (Bamboopalooza, Sustainable Solutions, etc)

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