March 2 2017 Issue

Your Plans for The Next School Year

Dear Community, Did you get our note on Tuesday? We sent you a special newsletter highlighting some of the plans taking shape for the next school year, as well as the 2017/18 Tuition Policy and Fees. We hope you have had a chance to read through this.

Also landing in your inbox this week was the ‘Intention to Continue’ request. If you have already responded to the request, you are a star, thank you. If you have not yet responded, would you please check back in your inbox, open, complete and send back to us?  Even if you are unsure of your plans for the 2017/18 school year, we need your response by Friday 10 March.

Green School is very close to full, right across all Learning Neighbourhoods. Please help us in our big task of planning for the year ahead, processing new enrollments and to getting your continuation sorted. If you are unsure at this stage, perhaps we can help. Please indicate that you are ‘unsure’ on the survey and the team (Leslie, Kate, Helen and Panca) will reach out to you.

-Kate and Leslie

SPECIAL NOTE: Parent Contact List Etiquette

Please remember that class contact lists are provided to you for parent-to-parent contact to arrange play-dates for younger children and to connect on the social plans of our older students. Please don’t use these lists for the advertising of businesses, services or villa rentals. The Parents Facebook Group and GS Parents Housing Group are the perfect place for these notices.

W H A T ‘ S   O N

Friday March 3 SPIRIT DAY!  Come dressed as your favourite animal! 8.30-9.30am | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 2.30pm | Assembly | Sangkep 3.30-4.30pm | Basketball

Monday March 6 8.15am | Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 8.30am | Jungle Run | Freak Coffee 8.30am | Wild Fitness | Soccer Field Parking

Tuesday March 7 8.15am | Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 8.45am | Bio Bus tour to Semyinak 9.30-10.30am | Zumba | Sangkep 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Wednesday March 8 ALL DAY | International Women’s day (see below for event details) 8.30am | Wild Fitness | Soccer Field Parking 3.30-4.30pm | KKC Gardening | KKC Kebun

Thursday March 9 8.30 – 10.30am | Parents’ workshop (poster below with details) | Upstairs Warung 8.15am | Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Friday March 10 ALL DAY | House Basketball Finals (see PE & Sport blog for details) 8.30-9.30am | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 2-5 | Farmers Market 2.30pm | Assembly | Sangkep 3.30-4.30pm | Basketball

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


Events and Activities

Academic Calendar

March Lunch Menu


Bio Bus Tours

This month we will explore neighborhoods you may or may not know. Our first trip is to Semyinak. We will stop at a costume jewelry wholesaler, walk the Main Street, stop at the market and have lunch at a healthy restaurant. March 7, meet at Freak at 8.45am. Cost is 300,000RP. We’ll be back before pick up!  Explore, relax, make new friends and support GSPA and BioBus.

Parents Workshop with Cal Klein

DATE: Thursday, March 9th PLACE: 8:30 – 10:30 AM TIME: Upstairs Warung

EON (Ecology of Needs) is a framework that uses nature’s balancing forces to arrange needs in a way that complement, rather than compete. The arrangement helps us understand how systems operate and interact in a sustainable manner, no matter how complex the conditions.

Why eon is important

Mankind is at a critical juncture and in the midst of an evolutionary shift. An old paradigm is breaking down and a new paradigm is emerging, but there is an increasing tension between the two. EON offers insight into these polarizing perspectives and builds a path to help us get past our deepening divides.

The old paradigm is unable to make sense of complex and connected things. EON is helpful because it is, quite literally, a sense-making structure. It is a tool for navigating inside the new paradigm, a tool that is less about learning new things, than it is about remembering what we already know. EON is the innate sense of sustainability that lies within us all. As Einstein said, our innate senses are not something we lost, just something we set aside, dismissed or ignored.

What you will experience

Cal will introduce us to EON, helping us to remember how to look through EON’s eye. After an introductory discussion and a summary of EON’s natural principles, we will literally walk within EON’s framework, learning to put our personal experience (and our role as parents) into new perspective.

CAL KLEIN is the creator of EON and founder of the Nature of Business, LLC. He is a strategic and systems thinker with 35 years of business experience and 15 years experience as a resource to business leaders and advisors. He dedicates himself to the success and sustainability of people and their places of work.

Calvin’s experience as an executive coach, strategist, farmer and wildlife artist, enable him to apply principles of nature to the complex problems we face.

Cal and his wife Patty divide their time between their farm in Iowa and their home in southern California.

International Women’s Day

The school will celebrate International Women’s day with positivism and joy! While High school and Middle School girls will have early morning activities around this celebration, we invite mothers to gather at 8:30am at the Yurt (Josh’s office) for a meditation and women’s celebration. At 9:30 we all gather (location tbc) for singing and joyful celebration. Let’s be together with millions of other Women gathering over the world. A special thank you to Jocelyn Gordon and Magdalena Jenkins who will support and lead part of this celebration to include the Global Sisterhood Synchronized Meditation at 930a

Primary Student Lead Conference: March 17

Good morning everyone,

An email has been sent to you from our Head of School Ibu Leslie regarding the Student led Conferences that are to take place in two weeks on Friday, March 17th. I am sending this message as a reminder to ‘Save the Date’ and time that has been scheduled for you.

A Student Led Conference is a unique time, during which your child has the chance to share, celebrate and reflect on their learning across all the subject areas. Students lead these conferences, so come as a family and let your child show you the process and products of their learning.

The Student Led Conference in your child’s classroom (Grade 1A) is scheduled for 50 minutes – ample time for them to tour you around ‘learning stations’ for Math, Language, Indonesian Studies, Thematics and Class Highlights.

Either before or after your child’s classroom Student Led Conference, please plan to spend time as a family at the Student Led Conferences set-up for the Specialist Subjects – Art, PE, Green Studies, Drama and Music – in their respective learning spaces. No need to schedule Specialist Student Led Conferences, just come along and explore these spaces together as a family.

The schedule below has been set  in order to best serve all families and to give you ample time in the classroom as well as at the specialist areas.

8:30-9:20 am

  1. Clara (Marcus 9:30 am, Pia 10:30 am)

  2. Eloise (Safia 9:30 am)

  3. Maruru

  4. Nefes

9:30-10:20 am

  1. Audrey (Bo 8:30 am)

  2. Emma (Eyob 10:30 am)

  3. Taku

10:30-11:20 am

  1. Lucia (Taj 9:30 am)

  2. Jaeyoung (Hyunha 11:30 am)

  3. Havanna (Ella 11:30 am & Madeline 1:00 pm)

11:30-12:20 am

  1. Angelina (Antonio 1:00 pm)

  2. Isaac (Eli 1:00 pm)

  3. Arun (Ursina 1:00 pm)

  4. Frankie (Isla 1:00 pm)

We are really looking forward to having you with us on that day!

Ibu Amanda and the Grade 1A Team


Dance Week

It has been such a joy to see so much of our community dance last week! From little ones to parents, teachers and staff members, ibu ibu malu menari, teenagers, boys and girls.  The school was bathing in a joyful and groovy mood.Thank you for everyone’s support. Even in beautiful Bali, we spend so much of our time in our head: planning, organizing, thinking and analyzing. Very often we get stuck. The school offers mindfulness which allows our head to create space and slow down the frantic rhythms of our life.

Dance does the same using our whole body. Dance, dance, move, celebrate, groove. Dance when you are happy, dance when you are sad. Dance to shake your anger away. Put loud music on in your house and dance with your children. Dance away your grief and your sorrow. Dance is healing. On behalf of my co-dancing co-producing wonderful dance partners Ibu Penelope and Ibu Ida that made this groovy week a big success, we want to thank Pak Dan, Ibu Leah, and Pak Kyle for their collaboration and the whole community for your funky spirit. And our bright, colorful “Bloco” Brazilian Carnival finale dancers led by Ibu Carol. It was such a blast! Let’s do it again! -Sophie Daubisse

Last thursday was the premier of ”FEEL IT’’ is an inter-disciplinary project performance made by High School student combining mathematics, Projection Mapping, electronic music and interview/reflexion on the influence of your feeling in your daily life.“it’s an invitation to activate your sensors in a universe of light and sound ‘’. it was an amazing experience, more date coming up soon!!

GS Green Generation is Back!

GS Green Generation is back! We are launching a podcast series, Voices of Climate Change, featuring recordings we collected with our art installation during COP22 and COY12. In our podcast, we will be discussing the stories of those who have been impacted by climate change and sharing our own perspectives. Our first episode reflects on our group’s inception, our goals and motivations, and what it was like being youth activists at COP22. Please follow this link ( to our SoundCloud account and subscribe to our Podcast playlist!

School Safety

We had a visit with Badung’s Regency Police (Polres Badung) to coordinate the security of Green School, community and the area of Sibang Kaja. Green School maintains good communication with the police to develop own security staffs.

Teacher Feature on Portuguese TV Show

Check out the episode with Pak Francis, the “Bio Bus” project and the school market.








P E  &  S P O R T

Friday, March 10th is House Basketball Finals!  (see PE & Sport blog for details)

PE & SPORTS WEEKLY ROUND UP  PE & SPORTS WEEK AHEAD (Password: AcademicYear2016_17)


GSPA FUNDRAISING – last chance to vote! Voting forms have been sent to all parents & the winning item will be announced at the next GSPA Meeting Friday March 24th.

March Bio Bus Tours Join Leah, queen of the Bio Bus Tours for the Bali ride of your life! This month we will be exploring neighborhoods you may or may not know.

Seminyak Tuesday March 7, Meet at Freak at 8.45am. Cost 300,000Rp Our first trip is to Semyinak. We will stop at a costume jewelry wholesaler, walk the Main Street, stop at the market and have lunch at a healthy restaurant. Back before pick up!  Explore, relax, shop, make new friends and support GSPA and BioBus.

Sanur Tuesday March 21, Meet at Freak at 8.30am. Cost 300,000Rp. Sanur is one of my favorite neighborhoods. We will be make a quick stop at an American style bakery, have coffee at my favorite locally owned chocolate shop. The filled chocolates are a steal, and made w half Balinese chocolate, and half West African chocolate. You will surely become a fan. I plan a stop at a quirky, off the mainstream museum, and to an old fashioned health food store whose prices rival the known stores. Lunch is planned at one of the many great value places Sanur is known for. Back before pick up! Explore, relax, shop, make new friends and support GSPA and BioBus.


Friday 24th March – Sangkep @ 8.30am Followed by Class Ambassador Meeting

Agenda (so far): Fundraising Winner Announced Update from Ibu Leslie Gratitude Day preparation Class Ambassadors Meeting

If parents have an Agenda Item they would like to put forward please email

Important Links

GS WEBSITE PARENTS PAGE + INTERNAL BLOG: • Go to Green School Website: • Password: AcademicYear2016_17 GSPA FACEBOOK PAGE: •


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