Learning for a sustainable future
Green School is an amazing project, pioneering sustainability within education. It is pushing boundaries in schooling at a time when the world must review whether more of the same is acceptable.
Its curriculum combines the academic rigour expected of schools and institutions of higher learning with hands-on experiential learning within a Green Studies curriculum and a Creative Arts curriculum. This means that by holding onto the essential core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science, Green School students will have doors open to them for whichever kinds of further learning and careers that they choose.
International in its teaching and learning, and in its clientele, our students come from different corners of the world to join a core Balinese community of scholars – representing up to 20% of our enrolment. They bring with them their learning to date to share with their friends and to contribute to a global awareness and perspective of social issues from their countries of origin.
It is preparing students to be critical and creative thinkers who are confident to champion the sustainability of the world and its environment. It is inspiring their thirst to know more, equipping them with appropriate and relevant knowledge, and nurturing their passion to influence change in the way we are managing this planet.
To find out more about our educational approach, please visit our curriculum section from the link in the menu at the top or here
Learning to live in the real world
We don’t look like most people’s mental image of what a school is supposed to be. As a part of our commitment to sustainability, all of our structures are built primarily from bamboo, a local, natural, renewable resource.
Connected with nature
Being at one with nature – in these classrooms without walls – has a huge and positive impact on the learning process. It positively affects the quality of relationships, the way that people conduct and behave with sensitity to each other, and it helps those youngsters who are easily distracted in conventional classrooms to focus much more easily on their tasks – there are plenty of distractions at Green School but they are natural distractions which are acceptable to, and not in conflict with concentration.
Our location on a site in an undeveloped and natural area of gentle jungle, bissected by the Ayung River makes it an ideal place for students to connect with nature. The site is farmed and landscaped to make it productive while being safe and secure.
Bali is an international island within the archipelago of Indonesia. It has a good international airport making it easily accessible within the region. Green School absorbs and respects the rich culture and customs of this island which is known for its inspirational creativity.
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Learning for our future
If we are to believe just a small proportion of the statistics we are hearing and seeing about the destruction of our planet, individuals need to take a more responsible approach – and education is the key starting point. Our aim is to develop responsible and green habits in these young people which will be with them for life.
Given the economic mess that our world has created in recent times, an education system which produces more of the same is not going to work. Something has to change, and Green School is at the cutting edge therefore of being able to do things differently.
An education at Green School is preparation for Green Leadership of tomorrow. Our students will be the confident generation that wants to, and can, make a difference.
Green School aims to be the #1 model of sustainability in education in the world. We aim to set the bar so high for others to aspire to. After only three years of operation, Green School is already shaking up the thinking of more conventional organisations and institutions around the world. Its teachers, students and their parents are proud to be part of this pioneering ‘work in progress’.
Check out the 2015/16 infographics about Green School graduates and teachers below:
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