Green School Bali Capital Campaign


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Green School Bali is pioneering an educational model aimed at equipping kids for the personal and global challenges of 2025. From its Bamboo campus in the jungles of Bali, its building a sustainable vision for the future.But it needs help.....

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Green School Bali Capital Campaign

  1. 1. Green School Capital Campaign June 2009
  2. 2. Green School mission <ul><li>Delivering a generation of global citizens who are knowledgeable about and inspired to take responsibility for the sustainability of the world. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Paper Airplane Man Aeronautics was never as much fun as when the paper plane man came to town
  4. 4. Ben teaches kids how to make natural Ice Cream <ul><li>Learn Ice Cream making from the worlds most famous expert </li></ul><ul><li>How cool is that !!!! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Kids learn how to make Chocolate Students learnt how to choose ripe cacao pods for harvesting; to separating & dry roasting beans; how to separate creamy white cocoa butter from cocoa grounds, to blending palm sugar to make Green School’s delicious organic chocolate.
  6. 6. Celebrate Balinese Style Galungan and Nyepi are important days in the Balinese calendar, and Green School was sure to impress students how holy the holidays are. 7-8 student Ira and Indonesian teachers Pak Agung and Ibu Desak took the stage to explain what the holidays mean to the Balinese people.
  7. 7. and Western style too
  8. 8. Kids learn about Movie Making Years 5/6/7/8 get a teaching visit by Film-maker Steven Starr, and are now involved in making a mini-documentary. Bali Water Film will be made by the combined forces of the Creative Services Department, Teaching Staff and Student Volunteers.
  9. 9. We see Art as a tactile experience
  10. 10. All types of art
  11. 11. Sometimes we even use the classrooms ......though not always the desks
  12. 12. So no hiding at the back of the class for these kids…
  13. 13. Learning in a multi-cultural environment helps kids have a wider understanding of our world
  14. 14. We love getting kids to think for themselves…
  15. 15. ..use high teacher to child ratios…
  16. 16. … open their eyes to new ideas...
  17. 17. … to be curious about nature…
  18. 18. … to use their bodies as well as their minds…
  19. 19. ..and we believe being hands on is an engaging way to learn
  20. 20. Physics challenge: How to support 200 kg using just bamboo and rubber bands
  21. 21. Building a clubhouse: kids develop a range of skills…
  22. 22. Including a head for heights
  23. 23. Learning about optimising new and old technologies
  24. 24. … an understanding of Physics…
  25. 25. Utilizing one on one coaching
  26. 26. You don’t always need a calculator or tape measure
  27. 27. Planning is critical in construction & a important skill for kids to learn
  28. 28. and the importance of teamwork “ how long do I have to stand here?”
  29. 29. Planting Organic Veggies
  30. 30. Means you can grow your own lunch
  31. 31. and harvest them for the kitchen… Green School Lunches are 50%+ grown on campus with planting, caring and harvesting all assisted by students
  32. 32. ..making Cookery Lessons really fun Pizza making with head chef Signor Maurizio from the Lotus Garden in Ubud and hailing from Naples, Italy.
  33. 33. Recycling is a central plank of the Green School Platform
  34. 34. Geology lessons are in 3D…
  35. 35. … on & off campus… Class 5/6 & 7/8 go volcano climbing Metamorphic, Sedimentary & Igneous rocks and Plate Tectonics come alive when you are halfway up Mt. Batur
  36. 36. Green School invited to EARCOS conference In an exceptional move, this year EARCOS invited Green School students to present on water sustainability, not-withstanding the fact that we are still too young a school to formally register as an EARCOS member..
  37. 37. Green School hosts World Harmony runners GS hosts a group of World Harmony runners, who came bearing a symbolic torch that had passed across 80 nations before arriving at The Heart of School for a candle-lit, sacred ceremony
  38. 38. Surf’s Up !! At our regular surf camps, students spend the weekend days learning to surf while their nights are devoted to hanging out together on the beach.
  39. 39. The Green School Community starts to build with a parent run family picnic/sports day
  40. 40. We are banging the Green School Drum
  41. 41. That learning involves partnership …more on that later.
  42. 42. Campus Our amazing campus has been created by master architects and designers, craftsmen, builders and landscape gardeners using a blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional materials and methods.
  43. 43. Inspiring architecture..
  44. 44. …stimulating critical thinking The result is a truly inspirational teaching and learning environment that stimulates critical thinking and creative problem solving.
  45. 45. with sustainable furniture..
  46. 46. ..and local materials..
  47. 47. Makes learning inspiring
  48. 48. …or just breathtaking…
  49. 49. … so our kids can learn in a leading edge environment: Mother Earth
  50. 50. And finally Green Camp Launched Easter ’09 GC offers young people the chance to develop leadership skills; to study environmentalism and artisanship in Bali, whilst having the adventure of a lifetime.
  51. 51. And finally Green Camp For those not able to attend Green School, Green Camp is an ideal way for students to access a Green education to supplement their studies.
  52. 52. In summary then…
  53. 53. We are educating for 2025 Our students receive an education that is appropriate for the challenges of the 21st Century. One that wraps the traditional academic disciplines in a rich layer of experiential, environmental and entrepreneurial learning.
  54. 54. We are educating for 2025… They see that there is always a way of looking at an obstacle differently to find a solution.
  55. 55. ..with a focus on sustainability.. <ul><li>Students learn practical ways of caring for, and making the most of the environ-ment… </li></ul>
  56. 56. …and reusing/recycling … empowering them to become leaders of communities and become the environmental stewards the planet so desperately needs.
  57. 57. Connecting learning with creativity Our bamboo bridge that spans Ayung is emblematic of what we aim to achieve at Green School: connecting learning with creativity; environmental responsibility with scientific knowledge; respect for self with respect for the many cultures represented in and around the School.
  58. 58. Scholarships fund 20% of places <ul><li>Green School’s uniqueness is further enhanced by our interaction with the communities of the local Balinese villages which surround us. </li></ul><ul><li>20% of our students are Balinese children who attend Green School through a donor funded scholarship program. </li></ul>
  59. 59. So in perspective: Year 2008/9 <ul><li>First Bamboo International School to grow from the Jungle opens for business in September 2008 </li></ul>
  60. 60. So in perspective: Year 2008/9 <ul><li>An ambitious roll out saw a simultaneous launch of Kindergarten to Year 8 – sustainable education has just become a reality for kids up to 14 years old </li></ul>
  61. 61. Perspective: Year 2008/9 <ul><li>Syllabus debate: what does preparing children for the 2025 job market look like? </li></ul><ul><li>A summary of the finalised Curriculum is on the following pages </li></ul>What is sustainable education?
  62. 62. Green School Curriculum <ul><li>3 main drivers </li></ul><ul><li>The essential elements of English, Mathematics and Science – recognising the importance of continuity and progression. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Green Studies – a hands-on study which evolves from Nature Study to Study of Ecology to Environment Studies to Studies of Sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Arts – embracing Art, Crafts, Music, Drama, Story-telling, and so much more. </li></ul>greenschool Curriculum Pack <ul><li>Nursery to Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-to 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 7-& 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 9 & 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 11 & 12 </li></ul>
  63. 63. Green School Curriculum <ul><li>3 main drivers </li></ul><ul><li>The essential elements of English, Mathematics and Science – recognising the importance of continuity and progression. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Green Studies – a hands-on study which evolves from Nature Study to Study of Ecology to Environment Studies to Studies of Sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Arts – embracing Art, Crafts, Music, Drama, Story-telling, and so much more. </li></ul>greenschool Curriculum Pack <ul><li>Nursery to Kindergarten </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 1-to 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 7-& 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 9 & 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Grades 11 & 12 </li></ul>
  64. 64. Curriculum: Nursery, Pre-K and Kindergarten <ul><li>A hands-on experiential, early years program incorporates basic skills in pre-reading, pre-mathematics, and pre-science – with a heavy emphasis on the creative arts.  The approach to learning is Steiner influenced. </li></ul>
  65. 65. Primary Curriculum: Grades 1 thru 6 <ul><li>An international curriculum which blends the essential skills of English, Mathematics and Science with a hands-on experiential Green Studies. </li></ul><ul><li>Includes nature & ecological study, and a creative arts program which emphasizes Balinese cultural and artistic influences. The approach to learning is Steiner influenced. </li></ul>
  66. 66. Secondary Curriculum: Grades 7 & 8 <ul><li>An international curriculum which blends the essential skills of English, Mathematics and Science with a hands-on experiential Green Studies Curriculum which evolves from ecological study to environment study. The Creative Arts program combines the marvel of global music, art and drama, with an emphasis on Balinese cultural and artistic influences. </li></ul>
  67. 67. Secondary Curriculum: Grades 9 & 10 <ul><li>Courses under the umbrella of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) designed by University of Cambridge International Examinations. </li></ul><ul><li>We teach 2-year courses in English, Mathematics, 21st Century Science and Business Studies, Environment Management, Global Perspectives, and Drama – with optional examinations at the end of the courses.  In addition, all students will study Creative Arts, Physical Education and Life Skills. </li></ul>
  68. 68. Secondary Curriculum: Grades 11 & 12 <ul><li>The intention is to offer courses under the umbrella of International Baccalaureate (IB). </li></ul><ul><li>Although no application needs to be made to IBO until mid 2010, the regional office is very supportive and consequently has offered to mentor Green School in the interim. </li></ul>
  69. 69. the Green Curriculum
  70. 70. Green food <ul><li>Kids will be learn on site  how  to plan, plant and care for their own gardens </li></ul><ul><li>They eat  organic food  from the garden </li></ul><ul><li>They compost all waste </li></ul>
  71. 71. Green water <ul><li>The kids drink purified water pulled from a  well 60 meters deep </li></ul><ul><li>They drink from green school water bottles, reused daily. . . </li></ul><ul><li>They use compost toilets </li></ul>
  72. 72. Green classrooms <ul><li>The children work in open air classrooms, </li></ul><ul><li>They work on bamboo desks, sit in bamboo chairs </li></ul><ul><li>If they need air con in the middle of the day they inflate a bubble in the class room & use a small portable air conditioner </li></ul><ul><li>Their blackboards are made from bamboo </li></ul><ul><li>Their main lesson books are made from  recycled paper. </li></ul>
  73. 73. Green campus <ul><li>The paths around campus are Balinese rock </li></ul><ul><li>The Bamboo used to build the school is locally grown </li></ul><ul><li>We are aiming to generate all our electricity on campus thru water and solar power </li></ul>
  74. 74. the Creative Arts
  75. 75. Experiential Learning Designing & building a clubhouse, rope climbing, Balinese martial arts
  76. 76. Experiential Learning Kite Making & Flying, Puppet Making & Showing
  77. 77. Experiential Learning with experts Making Chocolate, Paper Planes, Pizza, Ice Cream & Movies
  78. 78. Our people
  79. 79. Our leadership <ul><li>Ronald Stones OBE is the Director of Green School </li></ul><ul><li>22 years of educating kids in Asia and possibly the most experienced international educator in all of Asia </li></ul>
  80. 80. Green School Teachers <ul><li>Recent studies revealed that the most important component in student performance was the quality of teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>With this in mind Green School will start 2009/10 with twenty-one teachers, including certified Waldorf and Steiner teachers and two PHD’s – one of which is in Holistic Education. We have seven holders of Masters Degrees, one MBA, four holders of postgraduate teaching qualifications and 17 Bachelor Degrees. </li></ul><ul><li>All 21 are qualified educators who are also engineers, psychologists, environmentalists, scientists, film, arts and media people, who are choosing to teach at Green School because they are passionate about equipping children with the skills they will need to face the challenges of future. </li></ul>
  81. 81. Sowing seeds for tomorrow <ul><li>Green School is a seed, the beginning of preparing children for 21 st century dilemmas…. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching them to think on their feet, able to solve problems that the planet will encounter in 2,025 </li></ul><ul><li>We like to consider it a living, growing curriculum. </li></ul>
  82. 82. Perspective: Year 2008/9 <ul><li>Unexpectedly a global recession hits as the school opens for business </li></ul><ul><li>Green School founders experience this first hand affecting the school development funding </li></ul><ul><li>But our school ambition remains </li></ul>List of improvements for 2009/10
  83. 83. School expansion means 2 new classrooms
  84. 84. 24 scholarships needed for 2009/10
  85. 85. Musical Instruments to make the Green School sound good
  86. 86. Sports field needs a tune up and some better sports equipment
  87. 87. An IT Lab and computers to go in it…
  88. 88. Library stocked with Books
  89. 89. Language learning lab
  90. 90. Drama studio so the kids can act up here rather than at home
  91. 91. Art Studio to get kids painting like Masters
  92. 92. Kids Kitchen to teach how growing organic veggies can turn into great tasting dinners
  93. 93. Year 2009/10: Income Gap <ul><li>Attendance in 2009/10 forecast to increase to c. 120 pupils </li></ul><ul><li>More teachers are coming with more relevant experience and consequently higher costs </li></ul><ul><li>We want to further enhance the school infrastructure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 New Classrooms (year 8 & 9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully stocked Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IT Lab complete with computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive Language lab </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good quality sports field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Musical instruments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drama studio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids Kitchen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Leaving a current funding gap between projected income and projected costs of US $800,000 </li></ul>
  94. 94. The Capital Campaign <ul><li>Green School will continue to raise funds through existing means (buy a bamboo etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>We seek your help to enhance those efforts </li></ul><ul><li>Your network </li></ul><ul><li>Your energy </li></ul><ul><li>Y o u r money </li></ul>
  95. 95. Your Network <ul><li>We need to access your contacts to help us get corporate sponsorship </li></ul><ul><li>We seek partnerships with corporations and high wealth individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Can you open doors for us? . </li></ul>
  96. 96. Your Energy <ul><li>We need fundraising programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored ‘thons and the like </li></ul><ul><li>We need organizational help </li></ul><ul><li>We need ticket sellers </li></ul><ul><li>We need ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Can you help us? </li></ul>
  97. 97. Your Money <ul><li>We need to fund 20 scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Each costs $10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Can be funded in whole or part </li></ul><ul><li>Can you help? </li></ul>
  98. 98. Please offer to help by writing to Beth Travers [email_address]