GSPA Meeting March 21

Monday 21 March | 08.4 | Sangkep

All parents/caregivers are members of the GSPA, so that includes you! Please join us at the next meeting and get up to date on all that is going on in our school, hear about what is on parents’ minds and close the loop on some outstanding items.

Proposing an agenda item
If you have an issue you would like to propose for the GSPA meeting agenda, simply email gspa@greenschool.org and give us the low-down on your thoughts (idea, concern, possible solution). We collate all issues and prioritise for up-coming meetings. Come along to speak to your issue, or, if you can’t make it, we will bring it forward on your behalf.

Before you send us an email, please check the following:

  • If your issue pertains to your individual child or an immediate operational issue, please channel it appropriately through the school.
  • Consider possible solutions to your concern as part of bringing the issue forward.
  • Be ready to speak to or write to your issue or idea so we can all understand.
  • We always keep in mind the IRESPECT values when bringing forward a concern.
  • Please remember we are all volunteers, ideas for new community initiatives are great, but even better when we come with a commitment to lend a hand to bring them to life.

We love having loads of parents and great discussion at the meetings. We also respect people’s precious time commitment so we always stick to the agenda.

Record of actions from 22 February GSPA Meeting

 

Action Item Status

Clarify & publish the parent/student procedure for handling discrepancies on cash cards
Open

Installation of fans in high school classrooms and sangkep

In progress

Water coolers with cold water throughout the school

In progress

Consideration of a parent survey to identify the issues with the cashless card

Open

Call for cooperation from parents in regards to dropping off at front entrance – cars are to proceed into the carpark before students and parents disembark please

In progress

School to publish Behavior Management Policy and Food Policy

Completed

Email regarding re-enrolment and detail on tuition/program changes for next year

Completed
Lunch time to be reviewed so that young students don’t miss out. Open
Items to be carried forward Meeting

Safety and Security

21 March
Parent/student communications 21 March
Toilet renovations 21 March

Reflex Healing Neurodevelopmental Therapy Workshop

 Thursday, 17 March, 8.45 – 10.30, upstairs Green Warung

Facilitated by Linda Stevens, this event will explore some of the root causes behind ADHD, dyslexia, autism spectrum, sensory processing disorders and more. We will explore Primitive Reflexes and how they affect the development of the nervous system, how to identify your child’s retained primitive reflexes as well as tools such as skin stimulation and rhythmic movement to improve learning, sensory processing and social/emotional maturity. Linda Stevens trained with renowned neuro-developmental therapist, Robert Allen, operates her own private practice in California and is a teacher trained in Waldorf, Reggio Emilia and traditional early childhood education.

Living Green

Sustainable Household Showcase Event

 16 March | 9.00 – 14.00, Bamboo Village
Just for you Green School parents, our first ever, practical, household focused, inspirational and fun workshop on green living. From what we eat and where we buy it, how we clean our homes and ourselves, through to managing waste and water, this event has it covered!
The Green School Student Village is a showcase of inspiration and will open the doors for us to explore new ways of living. We will share a morning snack and lunch together – all produced locally and sustainably – delicious! A donation towards the cost of lunch, on the day, would be lovely.
We will meet in the green warung area and walk together across the bridge to the Bamboo Village. Let us know you are coming – rsvp to gspa@greenschool.org.
Look out for more in this series, which will roll-out weekly:
• Garden to Plate – inspiration and practical skills on preparing and cooking with local produce that your family will love.
• The Red Tent – all things special to women – health, emotions, wisdom.
  • Body beautiful – lessons from our mother (earth) on keeping beautiful – naturally.

Time for a Change – Living Green Showcase Event

16 March | 9.00 – 14.00
 

Just for you Green School parents, our first ever, practical, household focused, inspirational and fun workshop on green living. This exciting event will showcase all elements of how our households can be more earth friendly by making simple and accessible changes which will save you money. From what we eat and where we buy it, how we clean our homes and ourselves, through to managing waste and water, this event has it covered!

The Green School Student Village is a showcase of inspiration and will open the doors for us to explore all the practical and accessible ways we can make changes to every aspect of our households. We will share a morning snack and lunch together – all produced locally and sustainably – delicious!

This event is sponsored by the GSPA, with lunch by donation. Let us know you are coming – rsvp to gspa@greenschool.org.

Look out for more in this series, which will roll-out weekly:

  • Garden to plate – easy growing, preparing and cooking with local produce.
  • Health and happiness – medicinal plants, natural remedies and holistic health.
  • Cleaning with a conscious – natural cleaning solutions and keeping bugs at bay.
  • Body beautiful – lessons from our mother (earth) on keeping beautiful – naturally.
  • Waste not – ‘walk the talk’ a walking presentation on all things waste in Bali.
  • Cycling foodies – bicycle tour of the local area to discover healthy food on our doorstep.

Location Independent Lifestyle

2 March | 8.45 – 10.15

Sounds good doesn’t it? Open your eyes to the possibilities and understand the practicalities of this lifestyle, from people in our community who have real experience in establishing a way of working to sustain themselves and their family in beautiful Bali.

Let’s listen and learn from those who are ‘living the dream’. Grab your coffee or juice and head upstairs in the Green Warung.

Parent Field Trip – Seminyak Secrets

Monday 29 February, 9.00 to 2.30

We are off again! This time the BioBus and tour guide extraordinaire, Leah Newman, is off for a spot of shopping in Seminyak. Discover markets, jewelry and all things kitchen and bathroom. This magical mystery tour will be stopping at some well-hidden gems, that are off-the-beaten, tourist track.  So bring your re-usable shopping bag and join the fun. Lovely lunch at Sisterfields will top off a great morning out.

BioBus transport, special gift and guided tour will set you back just Rp190,000. Please confirm you will join by emailing gspa@greenschool.org and pre-paying at the Finance Department, Shanti House in an envelope marked ‘GSPA, Parent Tour’. Funds go straight into the official GSPA bank account to support our fundraising efforts to purchase a Marimba set for the school. Your payment confirms your seat on the bus, so please do pay in advance so you don’t miss out.

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

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.