What age group is eligible to board at Green School?
Student Village is available for Grade 6-11 (ages between 11-16) for both genders. Exceptions may be considered.
Where do the students live?
Boarding students live at Student Village, an enclosed neighborhood made of bamboo houses within 5 minutes walking distance of Green School. They share a bedroom with another classmate of the same age and gender.
How are the rooms equipped?
All students have a bed with sheets, blanket, pillow and a mosquito net. Rooms have plenty of shelves and storage, a wardrobe, and a desk to study.
How many kids live at Student Village?
We have capacity for 16 kids: 8 boys and 8 girls.
Who supervises the boarding students?
There are full-time resident parents dedicated to nurturing students in a safe and loving environment. We also have one supervisor for each dorm (girls and boys) that is responsible for living with the students as an older brother or sister. Our supervisory team communicates frequently with the students and is available for conflict resolution, wellbeing support, and to role model a healthy and happy lifestyle.
My kid doesn’t speak English as a first language. May he/she attend the program?
Many students at Green School come form all over the world with different levels of English speaking abilities. However, the boarding house requires an advanced level of English in order to be able to communicate clearly and effectively with their house parents and roommates.
Do the kids have a study time? Is there someone monitoring their progress during study hours?
At Student Village, we trust that our kids complete their homework on their own time. Because of this, we don’t have particular study hours or someone to monitor their schoolwork. In order to ensure that our kids are successful at Green School, we communicate frequently with GS teachers and address their needs on a case-by-case basis. If the student is not on top of their schoolwork, he/she will not be allowed to do other activities until their tasks are completed.
Do the kids have free access to Internet?
We provide Internet for the students from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, we offer 24 hours of internet use. Supervisors have the right to prohibit internet use if it is being overused or if it is conflicting with their schoolwork. In case of an emergency, supervisors may allow students to use the internet after-hours.
What is included in the Student Village Fees?
Students are provided breakfast, lunch at school, afternoon snacks, and dinner. Fees include transportation (a daily shuttle car), laundry, supervision, and some extra activities during the week and weekends.
What is the daily activity schedule for boarders during the weekdays?
Every Monday we have a mandatory Community Day from 4 to 6 p.m. that includes many activities such as gardening, trash walks, waste management, cooking and arts. Students must help with chores such as dishes and cleanup after every meal and organizing their rooms. We expect them to work on their schoolwork daily. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we often go to the beach after school. Dinner is on the table every evening at 6:30 p.m. sharp. Breakfast is served from 7:30-8 a.m.
What is the schedule for weekends?
The boarding program weekends includes beach days, surf sessions, yoga, trekking, snorkeling, dance, music, visits to museums, arts and crafts along with many other activities that suit the specific interests of students. Schedules for activities vary from week to week.
Is smoking allowed at Student Village?
No. We have a no smoking rule, strictly policed throughout the Green School campus with severe consequences such as suspension.
Are the kids allowed to ride a motorbike?
No with a capital N! Boarders absolutely may NOT drive or ride on a motorbike. This is taken very seriously at Student Village and there are NO exceptions to this rule, not even with their parents consent. Students who don’t abide by this rule will face suspension.
My kid has never lived in an environmentally-friendly setting. Is it hard for kids to adjust to this lifestyle?
It depends! We feel that it is essential for kids to come with an open mind and a desire to live a more sustainable life. Kids must be willing to be part of a community, cooperate with others, and help make better decisions for a greener world.
Do boarders need insurance?
Kids MUST have valid health and travel insurance for the period of time that they will stay at the Boarding Program. The insurance that is most suitable is one where you don’t need to pay in advance for further reimbursement. This should include Bali’s top hospitals (Siloam, BIMC and BROS) and have a evacuation plan. In the case of an emergency, your kid will be taken to the hospital that his/her insurance covers. The Boarding Program will not put down money in advance. Hospital expenses must be covered by the students parents.
What happens during the school breaks?
During March/October and Christmas Break (according to Green School Calendar), kids must go back home OR be hosted by a friend in Bali. Green School campus and Student Village is closed during this time.
Are the weekends free to go to a friend’s house for a sleepover?
Yes. Kids are free to go to sleepovers if the Student Village supervisors have previous authorization from their parents AND the hosting parents via phone call or e-mail. These authorizations must come by Thursday evening so the supervisors can organize drivers and phone calls.
Are they allowed to sleepover during the weekdays?
Unless it is for academic reasons, sleepovers are not allowed during weekdays.
What is the method of communication between supervisors and students?
In order to leave the Student Village campus, kids MUST have their phone on them with credit (aka “pulsa”) and a phone charger. Supervisors might call, SMS, use Facebook Messenger, or Whats App to talk with the students, and vice versa.
What is the method of communication between student parents and Resident Parents/Supervisors?
This communication happens by phone, email, Skype call or Facebook. By previous experience, Whats App works very well for faster chats. If the talk is longer, the best option is to set up a time for a Skype call.
What are the golden rules for students at the Boarding Program?
-Communicate openly and regularly!
-Be respectful to your roommates, supervisors, and Resident Parents!
-Never touch a motorbike or use drugs when in Bali!
What are the keys words at Student Village?
Love, happiness, gratitude, respect and compassion.
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