Green School Weekly Newsletter – 6 Feb 2012

by wirya - 6th Feb 2012 from Latest News

“And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” –  Paulo Coelho

We’ve got the latest piece in Ibu Mona’s ongoing series, an update on the upcoming Swap Meet, a recent GS feature from Dutch media, a link to our new and improved events calendar, news on a GS parent’s art opening in Canggu this week, two vehicles for sale with proceeds benefiting the scholarship program, and much more…

In this issue:

1. Updates from last week
2. February Swap Meet
3. Educating for sustainability
4. Gallery Opening in Canggu this Wednesday
5. New and improved Events Calendar
6. No Assembly this Friday
7. 2 vehicles for Sale
8. Green School in the News
9. Our own weekly news

Updates from last week:

Due to a remote editing error, last week’s newsletter failed to include the images of the actual Bali Starling t-shirts designed by GS students that are now available for purchase. You can now see them below, as well as a flier for an upcoming Ubud workshop for people in the service professions that was also accidentally omitted last week:

Ubud workshops

Here are fliers on two interesting sounding work-shops taking place in the Ubud area next month:

Green School Bali Starling T-shirts Are Now On Sale!!!

Designed by our students using 100% organic cotton, Green School T-shirts are now available at the ‘Souvenir Desk’ located in the Heart of School. Price: Rp150,000@ Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL or (special request)

You can also place your order at with your name, contact no. your choice of T-shirt and quantity. All profits will go to the Begawan Foundation and Green School Balinese Scholarship Fund. Please show your support!

February Swap Meet: Thursday, 16 February, 2-5 PM in the Mepantigan

We are hosting a huge Community Clothing and Stuff Swap at school. Swaps are a wonderful way to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Out with the old energy, make room for the new!

Notice going out now, so you can start sorting through kids, women’s, men’s Clothing, kids’ and adults’ Stuff, and setting aside things that are outgrown or are not being used by your family anymore. Everything must be in good condition.

drop off during the week and day of event in Mepantigon … things must be BAGGED and preferably labeled.

This Swap will be open to our entire community…Green School families, all Green School staff and faculty, our Home Helpers, and Drivers. Whatever is leftover will be split with local orphanage and surrounding villages.

Bring clothes, shoes, toys, household items, snorkel sets, surfboards, etc. Whatever would be useful to another family. And give thanks for the bounty we are blessed to have!


Educating for sustainability

Dear readers,

Thank you for your responses. This is the 3rd post on “educating for sustainability“.Please email me with your questions, suggestions and responses at

Since “Sustainability” is such an important topic, let’s talk about it from various perspectives over the next few weeks. This week I am touching the topic of Sustainable Development and Energy as it provides the basis for the activity posted last week. Read more …

Gallery Opening in Canggu this Wednesday, 8 February, 6-10 PM

Please see invitation below for a gallery opening in Canggu taking place this week. Mersuka is the mother of four (yes four!) Green School students. All GS families are welcome to attend. Semoga sukses!

New and improved Events Calendar:

If you haven’t seen it lately, please have a look at our new and improved events calendar: You’ll find updated listings of all after-school programs and other activities, as well as a new feature: monthly lunch menus featuring both Indonesian and international menus. You can find this on the right-hand sidebar on the homepage of the website or under the community header at the top of the page.

No Assembly this Friday

Please note that there will be no Friday assembly this week.

2 vehicles for Sale, with proceeds donated to the scholarship fund !

Looking to buy a car or motorbike? Here are two offers with a twist: all monies paid go directly to Green School’s scholarship fund.

Green School in the News

For our Dutch-speaking readers, here’s a nice article (so we’re told) that recently appeared in a Dutch national newspaper. Thanks and dank je wel to GS parent Heleen Broekkamp for passing it along!

Our own weekly news

To submit your own news updates for inclusion, please send it to by 12 noon each Wednesday.We cannot always guarantee inclusion and we may have to delay for a week at times.

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