What is the Green Educator Course ?
In 2013, Green School Bali developed its first Green Educator Course. These courses are 3-7 day experiences for educators who are seeking to learn more about Green School's holistic, student-centred, nature-based curriculum. The Green Educator course brings together like-minded educators from around the world with interests in progressing education in our changing environmental, social, and economic global landscape. The program provides opportunities to not only learn from what Green School has to offer, but creates a platform to explore, share and expand ideas with others. Learning is a collaborative process between Green School and the participants
We are currently opening the enrollment for the following courses
The customized course is a request-based course where we will accommodate training for organizations or institutions who want to have the Green School experience with a big number of people. We will try to organize the course based on your interest and inquire, we will look for the best Green Educator Course experience possible for your team.
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What language is the course taught in?
Currently, courses are taught in English and/or Bahasa Indonesia.
My English isn’t that strong – will this be a problem?
Understanding of English language is needed but we will note that past participants with basic English language skills have attended courses and reported there was much value gained from the course.
Where do other course participants usually come from?
Participants have represented as many as 53 different countries including: Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, Australia, China, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada, US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, New Zealand and more.
What is the daily schedule of events?
Every course is different but the first day is always used for settling in and getting to know each other. Workshops and activities do not start until day 2. Days are packed with activities from early morning until dinner – 8am-6pm. Some optional activities may be offered before breakfast or after dinner. All meals are shared with each other throughout the day as well. A detailed schedule of events is sent to registered participants one week before the course begins.
Do we interact with Green School kids during course?
Participants will be on campus during school hours but we make all efforts not to disturb classes and regular programmes of students and teachers. There may be moments built into course where participants will engage with our students but these will be planned and discussed.
How often do you hold The Green Educator Courses?
We aim to offer GECs five or six times a year (excluding any potential customized courses).
How do I get informed about future courses?
All future courses will be posted on this website. You can also check the Green School website and newsletters for updates. Subscribe to the Green School newsletters here.
Do I get a certificate from the course?
Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
What is the maximum capacity for people in course?
Courses have varied in size but we try to keep to a maximum of 20 people to maintain a conducive learning environment.
Do you offer special group rates?
We do NOT offer group rates or discounts.
What is your Refund/Cancellation Policy?
Notification of withdrawal from GEC must be submitted in writing. 75% of registration fee will be refunded, if 30 days or more is given as notice. Less than 30 days notice – 25% of registration fees will be refunded. No refunds will be issued 2 weeks prior to course. Alternatively, if participants cannot attend the course due to last minute changes (at least 2 weeks notice is required prior to the course) – they may use the fee as a credit to future courses but we cannot guarantee which courses will be offered in the future. The credit will be void if remains unused for 6 months, counted effectively from the sign up date of the first chosen course.
What is the location for the GEC?
The GEC takes place in many locations on and off of the Green School campus – in classrooms, gardens, yoga studio and so on.
Where is Green School? How do I get there?
The school is situated in the rural village of Sibang Kaja in beautiful Bali Island. The campus can be easily accessed by bike or car – it is located about 30-mins from Ubud and Canggu; 45-mins from Seminyak, Sanur and the Airport. You can download our road maps here. A list of taxis, drivers and helpful tips for transport is provided for our participants prior to arriving in Bali.
What airport do I fly into?
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport - there are many flights in and out of Bali each day, which make it easy to get to and from Bali from multiple locations.
Do I need visa?
Visas, depend on where you are from – see below for further details:
If you hold a passport from the following countries you are granted a Visa-Free 30-day stay permit (it is non-extendable nor convertible to any other visa): Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium,Belarus, Bulgaria, Canada,China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Dominica Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France,Ghana, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Qatar, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, Suriname, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States, Vatican City and Venezuela.
Other countries are eligible for either Visa On-Arrival (valid for 30-day - USD 35) or before arrival. Please check with the Indonesian Embassy in your country.
All international participants - please make sure your passport is valid 6 months prior to arrival, and be sure to have at least IDR 200K cash to pay airport tax when you leave Indonesia.
Do you provide childcare? Can my family or friend visit the campus with me?
We do not provide any childcare and we ask that you don’t invite visitors or children to the campus during the course due to security reasons – as they are not allowed to hang around the campus without Green School staff. All visitors may join a public tour at 9.00 to 10.00 AM Weekdays and 10.30 to 11.30 AM Weekends, excluding National Holidays. Details about the public tour can be found by visiting our website here.
I am a Muslim, will there be time for me to pray? I am a Christian, is there a church nearby?
Feel free to step away from the group at any time for your religious practices. We’re happy to suggest a quiet location on campus to step away to as well. There is a Church in Ubud with 5pm service (in English) but participants must arrange their own transport to and from.
Where do we stay? What is accommodation like?
Course participants stay in the Green School Student Village located across the river on the east side of campus. The lodge sleeps 20 people between two levels in bunk beds. The course is co-ed but we will separate males and females by floor and there are separate bathroom facilities as well. The dorm is equipped with fans (no AC), mosquito nets, lock box for valuables, sheets, blankets, and towels.
Is it required to stay in the accommodation on campus during the course?
Yes, we ask that all participants stay on campus, including those from Bali – this is part of the experience.
What kind of food do we eat?
We will serve mostly Indonesian food for lunch and dinner with a western choice for breakfast. Vegetarian options are always available. Coffee, tea and snacks are served throughout the course. Any dietary restrictions can be listed on the registration form.
Do you have a nurse or doctor on site? Is there a hospital nearby?
There is a nurse on site only during regular school hours and there are a number of hospitals that we can call on in case of an emergency. Emergency procedures will be discussed upon arriving to Green School. For any further concerns about health related issues, please contact us directly.