Green School Writers Club – stories from the heart

Wednesday 24 February, 10.00 to 11.00

upstairs Green Warung

For experienced and budding writers, bloggers and film-makers, this exciting new club is here to unearth your inner story-teller. Please come along to the first gathering where we can learn more about this opportunity to tell stories from the heart of Green School and access a real editorial and publishing platform.

Get You Fix – Organic Coffee Experience

23 MARCH |  8.45 to 10.15, UPSTAIRS GREEN WARUNG


Green School’s very own coffee guru, Pak Asher (of FREAK Coffee fame) will be igniting our senses with a coffee experience which takes our understanding and experience of this magic brew to a whole new level.

Don’t even think about making yourself a cup before you get to school, instead, immerse yourself in a full coffee experience under the expert curation of Asher. Hear all about the history, benefits and latest findings on coffee, as Asher prepares to launch his book

Community events: Green School Farmers Market

Every second Friday from 22 Jan, 2pm onwards
Continuing by popular demand, the markets provide the opportunity for enterprising students, parents and members of our local community to bring their art, craft, food and music into our community. If you, or your child would like to secure a table to sell your wares, or if you are able to join our organising team, please email greenschoolfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Healthy, Happy Parents – Yoga Class

(beginners welcome in all classes)

Parent yoga continues under the expert and inspiring tuition of Pak Budi on Monday and Wednesday, 8.15 in the yoga studio.Contemporary dance will lift your spirits on Thursday afternoons at 2.00 to 3.00 in the yoga studio. Wild Fitness is for anyone who wants to get fit, toned and feel full of energy. The Wild team will be ready and waiting to get you going on the field in the carpark every Wednesday and Friday at 8.15am.  Ecstatic Dance is the place to be to truly let go and let it flow, every Wednesday, 3.30 to 4.30 in the Sangkep.

A beautiful blessing at Tirta Empul

Wednesday 3 Feb | 9am to 2.30pm

This very special parent outing will take us to a sacred water temple where our guide, Ibu Kadek, will lead us through a blessing ceremony and provide us with a wonderful Balinese lunch. Ibu Ika will help us prepare, by providing some cultural enlightenment on Balinese ceremonies and practices before we depart for the temple on the BioBus. Total cost including transport, offerings, entry ticket, temple donation and lunch is Rp240,000. Places are limited, please rsvp to gspa@greenschool.org.

Thriving Through Transition

Wednesday 27 Jan | 8.45 | Upstairs in the Green Warung

This discussion circle is for new parents and those interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the process and impact of moving country and/or school on young people. Pick-up practical strategies, based on research and experience, to help achieve a smooth and speedy transition into your new community. Brought to us by Dr Nicki Lorenzini, School Counselor, Psychologist and member of the Interchange Institute and the Families in Global Transition Network.

Bali’s Hidden Treasures – Hop on Board

When you are a nomadic settler, like Green School parent Leah, having lived in nine countries, you become well versed in gathering information. Learning about other cultures, seeking off the beaten track information, people and places is her passion. Leah has been out and about all over this incredible island we call home and with a treasure trove of learning to share, GSPA is delighted to have Leah as our tour guide for parent outings this term.
Every two weeks, Leah will be taking to the road in the BioBus, in search of adventure, fun and shared learning experiences.
Are you interested in shopping at places you might never have heard about, at prices you won’t believe, or a museum or historical sight that you have yet to discover, or a special place for massages and relaxation? Leah can take you there! Always interesting and always fun, the outings leave at 9, are back by 2.30 and include a lunch stop along the way.
Leah’s next outing will be on Monday 15 February to Pasifika museum – an amazing treasure trove of Asian Pacific art and culture. Click here for more information on this outing and to reserve your seat. Please share any ideas for journeys to gspa@greenschool.org and keep your eyes on the newsletter for details on the following trip, planned for 29 February.
Bali’s hidden treasures – Pasifika Museum
What a discovery! An incredibly extensive and well-curated museum is waiting to be explored by Green School Parents on our next outing. This treasure trove of art, craft and culture from the Asian Pacific region is located in Nusa Dua and we are heading there on the BioBus onMonday 15 February. Our trusty guide, Leah, is an artist and educator and has arranged a discounted admission and an English speaking guide. We will be guided through the collection which not only encompasses the region but also a Matisse and Gaughan work.
 We will depart at 9am and be back by 2.30. As always, our trusty guide, Leah, will find us an interesting and pleasant place to have lunch along the way. The cost of Rp240,000 includes museum entry, guided tour, BioBus, driver tip, entrance to the museum and a little free gift. Email us at gspa@greenschool.org to reserve you seat. All aboard!

Meeting of the Tribe – Parent Gathering

Friday 15 January | 08.45am | Warung

The Green School parent community comes together from all corners of the globe as a tribe, with a common purpose to experience a different way of education and living. We are an incredibly diverse community but have always been a wonderful extended family for those of us who are far from our home countries. Our community is a place where both local and global friendships are nurtured. Where support and help is never far from reach and where we learn together and from each other.

The Green School Parents Association is here to support parents and the school and we are looking forward to offering many meaningful and fun experiences this semester. We can’t wait to share our calendar of events with you soon!

Let’s start by welcoming new parents into our community and reconnecting with old friends. Please come along to a parent morning tea on Friday 15 January, 8.45, after student drop-off. Looking forward to welcoming new parents and give old friends a hug.

Semester Reflections From The GSPA

Our community holds the heart of the school. Parents and carers have always played a special role in nurturing the school spirit and this past semester has been a great example of this. Although families come and go, each family brings something special to our school. We support and care for each other, we bring skills and ideas to the school, we learn together and share joy together.

The Green School Parents Association (GSPA) has taken shape over the semester, with regular meetings, improved collaboration, events, discussion groups, workshops, parent outings, input into school policy development and more, established over the course of our first semester of operation. We are learning as we go and appreciate the support and enthusiasm of the parent community in weaving this new initiative into the fabric of the school.

We are looking forward to the semester ahead and to further improving how we support parent/school collaboration, parent learning and a harmonious community. Please keep an eye on your inbox for a final GSPA newsletter for the semester.

Have a peaceful and joyous holiday break.

With love from Kate, Uta and Helen (GSPA team)