May 19 2017 Issue

Dear Green School Community,

We did it! Together we raised an outstanding $230,000 in the Earth Day Roadmap Challenge and with that, expect to be granted another $100,000 prize as the winner of the challenge. That is a total of $330,000 for the school. Hooray!

Thank you to everyone who donated, supported and shared the campaign with others. Plus a very special thank you to those beautiful community members who put themselves forward to be ‘Fundraisers’ for the campaign, activating their own networks to donate. Almost all these wonderful people are current community members (teachers, parents, staff and students) and collectively raised over $108,000! John and Cynthia Hardy also played a huge role in securing donations, as the Founders and on-going champions of Green School.

The extra bit of good news is that support is still continuing! We have more donations coming in which means that we can kit-out our Community Innovation Hub with even more equipment and offer even more great learning opportunities. The teachers are already planning some great programs and we cannot wait to see the pegs in the ground and to get this project underway.

Kate Druhan Chair, Green School Board of Management

W H A T’ S   O N

Friday May 19 8.30-9.30am | Touch Footy | 2-5pm | Farmers Market 2.30pm| Assembly |Sangkep 3:30pm | Book Swap | Library 3.30-4.30pm | Basketball | Gym

Monday May 22 8.15-9.30am | Parents Yoga | Yoga Bale 8.30-9.30am | Jungle Run | Meet at Freak Coffe 8.30-9.30am | Wild Fitness

Tuesday May 23 8.15am | Intermediate Parent Yoga | Yoga Bale 4-5pm | Gamelan | Music Room

Wednesday May 24 8.30-9.30 | Wild Fitness 8.30-9.30 | Parent Workshop | Upstair Warung 3.30-4.30pm | Zumba |Gym

Thursday May 25 No School Day | Public Holiday (Ascension Day)

Friday May 26 8.30-9.30 | Touch Footy | Soccer Field 8.30-10 | GSPA Meeting | Sangkep 2.30pm| 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.


Take Your Place In This World – Take Flight

Kevin Locke from Standing Rock Sioux Reservation storytelling and performing the Lakota Hoop Dance, symbolic of the Never-ending Circle of Life

Dear Community,

It was with great pride that we hosted tribes from all around the world in a performance of dance and storytelling and a celebration of Indigenous Cultures here at Green School. We welcomed the Lakota Tribe from my home state of South Dakota, the Dayak Tribe from Kalimantan Indonesia and the great musician and activist Dadang from our wonderful home here in Bali. It was one of the most special days we’ve had here at school.

“The ones that matter the most are the children.” Lakota Proverb

This a place where our students learn, grow and flourish to be able to take make their mark in this world.

This is Green School .

Leslie Medema Head of Learning (Principal)

PS If you missed the event, you can watch all the videos that were taken live over on our Facebook Page. Click on ‘videos’ to view. Also, you can see more photos on the school blog here (Access code: AcademicYear2016_17) 

BSSA Cross Country Carnival

Green School hosted the 2017 BSSA Cross Country Carnival on Thursday. Congratulations to the winning team Bali Island School (BIS) who won first place at the 2017 BSSA Cross-Country Carnival. Nine schools from Bali participated and the competition had 8 categories- four categories for boys and girls. In overall score, the first Place was BIS. Second place was CCS (Canggu Community School) and the third place was Green School.

Well done to all participants, Pak Jade, coaches, volunteers and staff that made it such a great day. There are more BSSA events coming up. Read the update below or click here.

Parents:  Have Your Say – Survey Closes May 24

We always know there is more we can do and ways to improve. We appreciate and need your say in continually improving here at Green School. If you haven’t already, please submit your feedback for the Parents Survey by this Wednesday May 24. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes. Thanks in advance.

Green Educator Course Dates Announced

Last week Green School hosted a group of 23 Principals and Directors from MindMingle India for this month’s Green Educator Course. The Green Educator Course is a five-day Professional Development course focusing on Education for Sustainability (EfS) for teachers and administrators. This fully-immersive programme is for participants looking to enrich and extend their teaching toolkit. This experience includes a unique overnight stay in the Green Camp Lodge adjacent to the Green School campus. As a community of learners making our world sustainable, we welcome participants from all around the globe. Dates for the next Green Educator Course are as follows:

  1. September 4-8, 2017

  2. October 16-20, 2017

  3. November 20-24, 2017

  4. February 5-9, 2018

  5. April 9-13, 2018

  6. May 21-25, 2018

Enrollments for the next Green Educator Course will be open as of next week. We will make more announcements. To register your interest, you can email

Earth Day Change Maker Challenge Update

You have given us overwhelming support and we could not be more grateful. We will use this money with respect and care as we open-up more scholarship opportunities for Balinese children and get all young change makers innovating and designing sustainable solutions in the new Community Innovation Hub. Special thank you to our ‘Fundraisers’ who went above and beyond in giving support, as well as our dearly loved long-term supporters and brand new friends who share our passion for learning for sustainability. You are all change makers! You can see updates here.

Winner of the Raffle Prize draw for this week is: Shanty Arnanya (from Green Camp). Congratulations Shanty who won:

One night for 2 people in Copper or Moon house at Bambu Indah, designed by Ibuku and recently featured as “the World’s Most Exotic Hotel “  by Architectural Digest Value: $500

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

Building a Communication Bridge Between Parents and Adolescents

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 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

Keep up to date with what’s going on in the various classes around the school over on the School Blog

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Launch of Chocolate Student Enterprise

Hello Green School community, we have a really exciting and amazing announcement for you! We are a small business that is starting in Green School, we are called Cocoa Indah.  Our product is a really rich, raw, vegan, local and healthy chocolate with only 3 ingredients; cocoa, cocoa butter and coconut palm sugar. You can buy now our product in the Green School warung for 20k, this is our opening price. We really want you guys to try it, it’s delicious!!

F R O M   O U R   L E A R N I N G   E N V I R O N M E N T

GOTONG ROYONG – Helping Hands Improve Our Environment

Terima Kasih to everyone who helped out at yesterday’s Gotong Royong (working bee).  Watch this space for the next dates. We usually meet at 3:30pm and all come together to help ‘clean up’ and fix things in the community environment.

F R O M   O U R   C O M M U N I T Y

Kul Kul Connection

Kul-Kul Connection’s Ramah Tamah and Speech Contest Coming Up SOON!

As an organized event for every local and international member of our community to meets and talks to each other, Ramah Tamah will be held on 2nd of June 2017. This time, the event will be much more exciting because we will have an English Speech Contest for local students! The speech contest winner will receive a super-exciting prize of a trip to Sulawesi organized by our friends from Green Camp Bali. After the speech contest we will progress to performances and video time to showcases what KKC has been doing this semester, keep an eye out for further information!

BioBus Goes App-Tastic

Bio Bus is pleased to announce the launch of their first Booking App. Grade 12 Students Maxwell and Sophia have worked for over a year on this project and version 1.0 will be rolled out this week.  What a milestone for Bio Bus and Green School! We’d like to share some amazing brainstorming we’ve been doing this Wednesday.  Booking the Bio Bus next year will be a fun, efficient and informative experience that can be done through your mobile phone or personal computer.

P E   A N D   S P O R T

After the Cross Country Finals, more exciting events to put on your calendar:

House Frisbee Finals on Friday 26 May

BSSA Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 31 May – 8.00am-2.15pm



Brad Nolan, Cam Elliot, the amazing Putu Davidson …and of course Dave Hayes

Now an institution at Green School, and manned primarily by the Aussie members of the community (no surprise there!), the new team will continue to quench your thirst and entertain you on Farmers Market Fridays. Thank you – we love your work!NEXT GSPA MEETING Friday 26th May – Sangkep @ 8.30-9.30am


  1. Introduce & Welcome new GSPA team

  2. Welcome & Introduce new Class Ambassadors

  3. Wrap up from Kate, Leslie & Glenn

  4. Farewell from 2016-17 team

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

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GSPA FACEBOOK PAGE Parents Association FB Group


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