May 12 2017 Issue

Dear Community, Our Primary School students weaved and created a May Pole yesterday to celebrate connection and collaboration, some of the most important elements of the Green School experience – a learning journey for the whole family. And if you were in any doubt about this, check out the many inspiring activities going on later this week and next week.

In other breaking news, we are happy to announce the graduation of some of our students from Quest University in Canada. Ira Warastri, one of our Local scholar students and Rasa Milankynte, both members of our first graduating class of Green School in 2013.  Now, four years later, they represent our first graduates from University. Several of their classmates will soon follow in their University graduation experiences in other parts of the world as well. We are so proud of you all!  

The Earth Day Challenge is still on and if you donate before 2pm Friday, you are automatically in the running for a prize of gourmet delights! Thank you community for sharing and spreading the message wide and far, we are now at over $120,000! We were so privileged to have been selected by the Earth Day Committee to participate in this challenge and if we win, we score an additional $100,000 prize to go towards building our dream Community Innovation Hub. Read below more about how to contribute, support and win prizes. There is just one week left in the challenge, so let’s all do what we can to remain in 1st place as the top fundraiser and win!

W H A T’ S   O N

Friday May 12 8.30-9.30 | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 9-11 | Health and Healing Workshop by Dr. Carli | Upstair Warung 1.45 | Science Fair 3.30-4.30 | Basketball | Gym

Monday May 15 8.15-9.30am | Parents Yoga | Yoga Bale 8.30-9.30am | Jungle Run | Meet at Freak Coffe 8.30-9.30am | Wild Fitness | Meet at Parking Lot

Tuesday May 16 8.15am | Intermediate Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Wednesday May 17 8.30-9.30 | Wild Fitness | Meet at Parking Lot 8.30-9.30 | Parent Workshop (Bridge to Islamic World) | Upstair Warung 2.00-4.30 | Lokota & Dayak Tribe Visit 3.30-4.30pm | Zumba

Thursday May 18 4-5pm | Gamelan Practice | Music Room

Friday May 19 8.30-9.30am | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 2.00-5.00pm | Farmers Market 2.30 | Assembly |Sangkep 3.30-4.30 | Basketball | Gym

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


Event and Activities

Academic Calendar

May Lunch Menu

After School Activity

SCHOOL EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: 0361469875 or 08113809298.

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Parent Survey – Have You Submitted?

Calling all parents who haven’t yet submitted their survey. Please have your voice heard and complete the annual Community Satisfaction Survey for parents. It will help us on our learning journey to make our world more sustainable. Thank you so much for taking the time to help us on this journey. Click here now to have your voice heard (takes approx 10 minutes). Thank you in advance.

Win Prizes & Help Build An Innovation Hub 

We have raised a grand $122,000 so far! Thank you to all who have supported by donating, fundraising and sharing the campaign with friends and family.

Green School is currently in first place in the Roadmap competition!  If we remain the top fundraiser, the Earth Day Committee will give us a further 100k grant as a prize money.  IF (WHEN 🙂 that happens, we will be able to build an innovation lab to tackle waste management issues in Bali, share this with the community and globally, and have covered our costs for our beautiful Local Scholarship programme as well.  It is so exciting.

Did you know that you are automatically entered into the weekly raffle prize draw by donating online to our Change Maker Challenge campaign? This week’s prize is a 7 course “nature to table” degustation at BLANCO par Mandif restaurant in Ubud… deadline to be in the running is 2pm this Friday!

Congratulations to Cindy Chew for winning last week’s generous gift donated by our friends at Hubud: 1 Year Free Membership at Hubud: Ubud coworking community space You can read and share more about what we are fundraising for via the link and videos below.

Let’s keep going … with your support, we can win this!

Have a peek at our video School of The Future, Now video is up for more shares and views.

To activate a new generation of Green Leaders and donate to Green School’s Earth Day campaign please click here: Change Maker Challenge

Change Maker Challenge Video

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T


Dear Parents This Friday afternoon 12th May we would like to invite you to a very special Green School Science Showcase. The children will begin by meeting in the Sangkep and then move to the Heart of School at 2pm where your children will have prepared Science activities and showcase some of their science projects undertaken over the course of the year.The afternoon will look like this:

  1. 1.45pm Staff and pupils in Sangkep

  2. 2pm Science Showcase – Heart of School

  3. 3pm Pupils back to class

  4. 3.15pm Dismissal from the Heart of School – please check with your teachers before taking your child

Hope you can join us!


Dear Green School Community, The Library Committee is holding a Book Swap Event Date: Friday, May 19th 2017 Time: 3.15 Place: Art studio (under library The Schedule: May 4th 2017 until May 19th 2017

  1. Students and teachers may bring “gently used” books to the library.

  2. Ibu Ayu Rosita will give tokens according to the number of the books collected (if you bring more than 5 books in, you’ll only take 5 books back).

May 9th 2017 at 3.15

  1. Students may come to the Art studio (under Library) to pick any books


  1. Appropriate for Pre K – High School (fiction and non-fiction)

  2. Books are in good condition (cover on, no rips, bent edges, no colouring/writing on them)

  3. No coloring/activity/sticker books

  4. Books must be in English and Bahasa

Thank you, Book Swap Committee


The whole Green School community is invited to meet Dayak and Lakota people who will be visiting us next Wednesday May 17th, from 2:00pm to 4:00 pm

It is most probably once in a lifetime that we will have the chance to meet, honor, share and learn with these two tribes together

For some of the Dayak people it will be their first time to  leave Kalimantan.In a time of uncertainty and environmental concerns (the school is well aware of it), hearing old wisdom, stories and ancient knowledge manifestation is not to be missed.

Details and information will be posted on the Green School Parents Facebook Page, entrance board soon.

Aho! Sophie Daubisse, Community Relations

Syntropic Farming MAY 15 -17 

We’re almost there: only few tickets left for the Syntropic Farming course at Student Village.

Do you want to learn how to farm in a way that maintains the soil and produces a profitable crop, by creating a natural ecosystem in your garden?

Come along and enjoy a bright group of experts in the field and like-minded people.

Please, do reserve your ticket here and grab a unique opportunity to learn about Syntropic Farming. If you are planning to come, but want to pay cash please RSVP to Spaces are limited

By hosting global pioneers in the field and welcoming communities to our sustainable living practices, the aim at Student Village is to share our knowledge and skills for a healthier world. We love nature, we love food and farming. Join us and you’ll be amazed

15th to 17th of May Price: IDR 2.100.000,00 From 9:00 am to 4:00 pm


Don’t miss Green School Parent, Audrey Shabba’s upcoming parent workshop. Audrey has over twenty-five years experience in teaching, curriculum development and the training of teachers, business people, diplomats and government agencies – about the Arab World, the wider Middle East and the world of Islam. She sorts out the terminology, makes sense of the issues, and provides the deeper understandings needed in today’s world

She has also worked with the United Nations training non-profit organizations (NGOs) in “how to” conduct successful teacher training workshops.  Shabbas has trained more than 40,000 teachers in all fifty of the United States, and for IB schools abroad. Learn more about Audrey here. Workshop at Upstairs Warung.

SPINAL FLOW WORKSHOP with Dr Carli – This Friday MAY 12

Dr. Carli shares 20 years of experience helping people heal from stress, headaches, pain, depression, digestive and reproductive issues, and chronic conditions. Learn more and see the event invite here.

Building a Communication Bridge Between Parents and Adolescents Workshop MAY 24

Living together in a family should be a fun and loving adventure, not a battle of wills.

This workshop for Green School parents will explore the unique workings of the adolescent brain in action. This will lay a foundation for seeing the world through the eyes of your adolescent child(ren) and for then practicing some strategies to build a foundation for mutually harmonious and respectful communication and interaction. When each member of the family takes ownership of how and what they contribute, in both positive and disrupting ways, everyone wins.

Date: Wednesday, May 24th 2017 Time: 8.30-10.30 Place: Upstair Warung

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Miranda Suryadjaja MBA, ACC, DTM – Miranda teaches listening and communication skills to heal, repair and improve relationships. Miranda is a Distinguished Toastmasters, a certified coach and has a diploma in advanced counseling. Her life experiences include studying, living and working in 5 different countries, co-founding Bali’s first bi-lingual school, Dyatmika, an businesswoman, a mother of a grown son. In the past 8 years she focuses on teaching interpersonal communication to groups and companies, life coaching & counseling individuals and couples. Miranda is the author of Listening is Sexy.

Mario Cossa, MA, RDT/MT, TEP, CAWT – founder and Director of Motivational Arts Unlimited. Mario brings decades of experience working with youth and families in the USA and around the globe. He has been on the staff of Antioch/New England Graduate School (Dept. of  Counseling Psychology), California Institute of Integral Studies (Drama Therapy Department), Bay Area Moreno Institute for Psychodrama and Expressive Therapies, and has served as a guest lecturer for the Institute for Family Therapy, London.

A R O U N D   C A M P U S

Talent-scouting open mic activity

THRILLING THURSDAYS, our very own talent-scouting open mic activity continues to grow in audience participation and variety. This week we had a first ever. Cheeky Checkie, who normally is a key performer, presenter and showhost, amazed everyone with her self-taught tap dance routine. We look forward to more of the same.

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A healthy and safe traffic situation for everybody

Helmets have purpose, a one way street, and check out our designated drop off only area’s. Read more

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Kul Kul Connection

“Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita?” Representative Visit to Green School

Did you know? The tag line “Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita?” is a call for action, it’s Indonesian words for “If Not Us Then Who?” and is a campaign that strives to share the stories of indigenous peoples as they struggle to protect their cultures and their forests.

We chose the tagline after “If Not Us Then Who?” organization because we believe  Kul Kul Connection and Green School are very much aligned with the mission of “If Not Us Then Who?” organization, so we use their message to support our T-shirt campaign which is all about empowering local youth to protect and preserve their environment. You will also continue to spread the message of ­’If not us then who?’ ­ in that we all have a responsibility to take action against environmental injustice.

Next week, we will have their representative visiting us here in Green School on Monday, 15th of May. So let’s welcome our guest and represent us by using your “Siapa Lagi Kalau Bukan Kita?” shirts! For those of you who do not have our shirts yet, you can buy some in Green Shop with 3 new colors available while supplies lasts!

P E   &   S P O R T

Dates and times for upcoming events

Wednesday 17 May – BSSA Cross Country Carnival – 9.00-11.00am @Green School

Friday 26 May – House Frisbee Finals – all day; awards presentation during assembly 2.30pm @Green School

Wednesday 31 May – BSSA Athletics Carnival – 8.00am-2.15pm @Stadium in Denpasar

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Drum roll please……..for the 2017-18 GSPA Team!!

Sarah Laird, Susie Elliot, Michelle, Metcalf, Eliza Prebble, Maria Gutierrez, Anna Reeves, Dee Ann Bauer & Stacia Acker

Please come to next Meeting to meet them & hear their plans!

NEXT GSPA MEETING Friday 26th May – Sangkep @ 8.30-9.30am

Agenda o   Introduce & Welcome new GSPA team o   Welcome & Introduce new Class Ambassadors o   Wrap up from Kate, Leslie & GlennIf parents have an Agenda Item they would like to put forward please email WEBSITE PARENTS PAGE Go to Green School Website Click on Parents (Access code: AcademicYear2016_17)GSPA FACEBOOK PAGE Parents Association FB Group


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