The Green Studies Curriculum

green studies

Our mission at Green School is to deliver a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world.

We do this by:

  • Emphasizing hands-on learning
  • Developing social responsibility
  • Instilling integrity, honesty, ethics and compassion as core underlying values
  • Recognizing the importance of a holistic education

Through a Curriculum which:

  • Develops the essential skills of: reading, writing, mathematics and science
  • Has a green aspect evolving from ecology to sustainability through a ‘getting your hands dirty’ and ‘getting mud between your toes’ approach
  • Recognizes and appreciates the local geographical and cultural context
  • Is based on an academic scope and sequence

The aims of our Green Studies Curriculum are:

To nurture respect for the natural world

To heighten students’ environmental awareness and to promote stewardship

To develop deep ecological values

To understand and practice permaculture as the harmonious integration of land and people to provide food, shelter, energy in a sustainable way

This includes awareness of our campus:

  • food gardens
  • aquatic systems
  • waste and water usage
  • employing management systems
  • rice cultivation
  • animal husbandry
  • local community
  • design with renewable resources such as bamboo

To offer a curriculum that is holistic: integrating all aspects of the child’s nature, multiple intelligences and curiosity for learning. This is approached through a hands-on practicum model that is part of an academically program where learning is integrated into the natural and permaculture environment

To understand sustainability as an entire web of relationships in community, interacting with other communities – human and non-human – in ways that enable them to live and develop according to their nature

To collaborate with members of both the school community and with the local Balinese community

To integrate subject matter such as science, mathematics and social studies, contextualizing academic disciplines in meaningful experiential projects

To foster a love for learning about themselves, each other, and the wider world community in ways that are respectful, have depth of understanding, and compassionate coexistence

To instill pride, responsibility and cooperation among students as life-long learners and future leaders in the world

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