Welcome to Starling!

Dear Starlings Parents,

Welcome to Pre-K Starlings and our Green School family! We are looking forward to meeting new friends tomorrow at the new family orientation and returning friends on Thursday for the start of school.

We are excited to have two Starlings classes this year which means our teaching team has grown. We would like to introduce our team to you. Some you may be familiar with but we have some new members of the team also.

Ibu Krisna will be teaching in Starlings Merah. She joined Green School 4 years ago and is excited to begin her fifth school year here. Ibu Krisna loves cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Tabanan with her husband, Urip, and their two children, Bimbim (age 5) and Moe (age 3). Bimbim will be a part of the Kindergarten class this school year.

Ibu Kiki will be teaching alongside Ibu Krisna. She joined Green School 7 years ago and has spent that time as a part of the Primary Learning Support team and also part of Early Years. We are excited to welcome her back this year to the Starlings team. Ibu kiki lives in Denpasar with her husband and 2 sons. Her eldest, Gede, is in grade 3 at Green School and her youngest, who is 4 years old, is enjoying helping his Grandmother at home.

Ibu Komang is the Classroom Assistant. She has been working at Green School in the Pre-K Starlings for 7 years. She loves cooking and is the leader of our weekly cooking sessions with the students. She is also well-known for her play dough making skills. Ibu Komang enjoys art projects and yoga. She lives in Canggu with her husband, Gede, and their 3 year old daughter, Iluh Yuni.

Ibu Devi is from Yogyakarta, Java. She has been teaching for 4 years. She started her journey at Green School as an intern in KemBali. She did many activities from educating local students in local schools to trash management.  She joined the Starlings team last year as a teacher and this year will be teaching in Starlings Putih. She has a daughter, Kala who is 15 months old. Ibu Devi likes singing and laughing.

Ibu Susan is Balinese and joins the Starlings team as a teacher. She will be working alongside Ibu Devi in Starlings Putih. She has been in Green School for 5 years as a Primary Teaching Assistant. She loves nature, likes to cook, swim and go to the beach. This year is her first year being with the Early Years team.

Ibu Kadek Ari is our Starlings Putih Classroom Assistant. She is a Balinese from Batang and lives in Ubud. She likes to listen to the music and go shopping. This is her first year as a member of the Starlings team. She worked in Harmony School in Ubud before moved to Green School this year.

Ibu Dale was born in England, London back in the 60’s, she moved to Bali Ubud with her husband John five years ago to be closer to her family. She has worked in education for 20 years as an Early Years Teacher and Learning Support Specialist, joining the Green School team last year.  A little about myself I love painting, creating works of art, scuba diving, reading and generally living life to the fullest.

Ibu Lorraine joins the Starlings team this year and will be team teaching across both Starlings classes. She is originally from Australia and has over 17 years teaching in International schools in China, the UAE, Vietnam and Japan. Her passion and area of speciality is Early Childhood Education. She is been living in Bali for the past year with her Husband Craig and their 2 daughters Tahlia and Amelia. She likes art, good food and walking through jungles and rice fields.

We are very excited to begin our adventures together in Pre-K Starlings. Tomorrow is orientation for new families and the first day of school is Thursday, August 8th.

We look forward to meeting your children over the next 2 days. Ibu Russlee has sent out the Early Years Handbook for your information. Please let her know if you did not receive this (russlee@greenschool.org). Just a reminder to pack a snack, a water bottle, spare clothes and a hat each day.

Thank you for your support.

With Love, The Starlings Team

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