PRIMARY SCHOOL

Nurture & Inspire

Primary School is where we build the foundations of our children’s learning. Their attitude to school, their ability to make and develop friendships, their curiosity, creativity and individuality are all fostered throughout the wonderful primary school ages. This is where we give children space to ask crazy questions, to build connections, to learn how to disagree and most importantly to begin to express themselves as individuals.

Primary students strive to master core competencies in Mathematics and Literacy in a highly supportive learning environment. Student-guided, hands-on projects promote entrepreneurial thinking, environmental education, practical skills, and the arts, supporting students to become effective collaborators and communicators, empowered decision makers, and willing risk takers. Our holistic approach engages the whole child by finding a balance between skills, values and discipline-based competencies. This balance is created through a framework that includes Thematic, Proficiency and Experiential learning.

Indonesian and international homeroom teachers together oversee pastoral care; building safe, nurturing and responsive spaces and communities. Inspiring specialist teachers in Green Studies, Balinese and Visual Arts, Music, and Physical Wellbeing support this pastoral care and provide deep, enriching learning experiences.

Our Primary School open air classrooms inspire students to connect with their environment, chase adventure, and pursue their passions. It’s a time for fun, laughter, exploration, and inquiry, while building relationships, expressing creativity, and getting dirty, in and outside of the classrooms. To hear more on our Primary School Learning Neighbourhood, view the video below.

“Our Primary School nurtures curiosity, creativity and reflection by developing a love for learning and building a connection to nature”

THABO METCALFE – HEAD OF PRIMARY SCHOOL

Our Learning in Action

ELECTIVES & EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTS

This program is designed to honor and value the wonderful creativity and curiosity innate in primary age children. By being given the opportunity to truly follow their own interests and passions, children develop a deep sense of pride in, and ownership of their learning. Elective activities across Primary School provide students with an increasing sense of voice in their learning and begin to build the bridge to Middle School for our older Primary School learners.

A community-based, experiential learning initiative, Piket or Helping Hands connects primary students to our local operations staff and with their everyday physical environment. Students take responsibility for some of the daily jobs that occur around the Green School campus. From sweeping the classrooms, to cleaning whiteboards, to weeding in the class gardens or taking food scraps out to compost, students assist in the daily running of the school.

JALAN JALAN

Our  Jalan Jalan program is central to experiential learning in the Primary School. Children learn in mixed-age groups, participating in a variety of practical, hands-on activities ranging from service learning, enterprise education, practical arts, natural connections and outdoor/physical education. Jalan Jalan offers the opportunity to engage with our campus in different ways, to give something back to our community or to build connections outside the boundaries of Green School. 

 Through Jalan Jalan, students get an opportunity to experience project-based learning and understand their role as not just students at a school, but as responsible citizens in our society. Regular interactions and engagements with local communities also develops them as a whole and offers them learning opportunities outside our bamboo campus.

JALAN JALAN

Our  Jalan Jalan program is central to experiential learning in the Primary School. Children learn in mixed-age groups, participating in a variety of practical, hands-on activities ranging from service learning, enterprise education, practical arts, natural connections and outdoor/physical education. Jalan Jalan offers the opportunity to engage with our campus in different ways, to give something back to our community or to build connections outside the boundaries of Green School. 

 Through Jalan Jalan, students get an opportunity to experience project-based learning and understand their role as not just students at a school, but as responsible citizens in our society. Regular interactions and engagements with local communities also develops them as a whole and offers them learning opportunities outside our bamboo campus.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL & PHYSICAL WELLBEING

Wellbeing in the Primary School truly embodies the principle of wall-lessness. It incorporates social-emotional learning, physical wellbeing & development and community building. Wellbeing also relates to our students developing strong and positive relationships with themselves, their peers, faculty, parents, their community as well as their environment. We believe a focus on student wellbeing should be central to the way schools build their programs.

Social-emotional learning in Primary School happens everywhere, all the time. In directed lessons in the classroom building on the expertise of talented educators, as part of our Teman-Teman connections program, when playing around our nature-infused campus, during conversations around the lunch table or when there has been an argument between friends. Supported by regular mindfulness practices, opportunities for reflection, and of course lots of fun, building this awareness of ourselves and others is critical.

BAHASA INDONESIA & INDONESIAN STUDIES

We are privileged to call the island of Bali and the nation of Indonesia home. Indonesian Studies in Primary School allow us to feel connected to our place in the world, to learn about and from the amazing islands, people, cultures, languages and traditions of Indonesia, and to always stay true to our principle of local-to-global learning. Primary classes develop Indonesian Studies through Budaya cultural studies, Bahasa Indonesia language experiences, and regular participation in traditional Balinese ceremonies.

Learning has no boundaries, but we believe it needs to be grounded and relevant to the world around us. This local to global learning allows our students to immerse themselves in local cultures and traditions and also prepares them to work with local communities and become truly global citizens.

BAHASA INDONESIA & INDONESIAN STUDIES

We are privileged to call the island of Bali and the nation of Indonesia home. Indonesian Studies in Primary School allow us to feel connected to our place in the world, to learn about and from the amazing islands, people, cultures, languages and traditions of Indonesia, and to always stay true to our principle of local-to-global learning. Primary classes develop Indonesian Studies through Budaya cultural studies, Bahasa Indonesia language experiences, and regular participation in traditional Balinese ceremonies.

Learning has no boundaries, but we believe it needs to be grounded and relevant to the world around us. This local to global learning allows our students to immerse themselves in local cultures and traditions and also prepares them to work with local communities and become truly global citizens.

FOOTPRINTS PROJECT

Footprints is a Grade 5 Capstone project, fuelled by a student’s desire to leave behind a positive footprint for the community and the environment. It is a time for them to follow their interests and bring their passions to life. It is a time for students to be reflective as they transition from Grade 5 to Middle School and consider what they would like to give back to the world.

The Footprints journey culminates in an exhibition where students showcase their projects, learning, and experiences and where the rest of the Green School community can celebrate the achievements of these young changemakers. One of the many ways in which Primary School students are nurtured to become changemakers, the Footprints capstone provides our Grade 5’s with a platform to think big, share their ideas and start affecting change from an early age. You’re never ‘too young’ to change the world.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

In these programs students generate a deeper understanding of themselves as learners. They offer our learners the chance to step outside of their comfort zones and express their creativity in a variety of ways. The arts and culture of Bali also feature across our festivals and assemblies, and are taught as part of the Visual Arts and Performance Arts practical lessons.

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