“The Greenest School on Earth” to visit Australia

World-renowned Green School in Bali to hold events in Melbourne and Perth in March

Representatives from Green School in Bali, recently awarded “Greenest School on Earth” by the Center for Green Schools at the United States Green Building Council, will host community information nights in Melbourne and Perth in March. With a mission to educate the planet’s future green leaders, Green School has attracted worldwide attention since opening in 2008. Green School’s information nights will take place in Melbourne on March 19 and Perth on March 22. For more information and registration, visit www.greensupercamp.com/australiatour/

The world-renowned Green School in Bali has a student body of preschool through high school students comprised of 20% Australians, with hundreds of Australians visiting the school each year for tours and Green Camps.  The school offers a natural, holistic, student-centered learning environment that empowers and inspires students to be creative, innovative green leaders. The events in Melbourne and Perth will provide several ways Australian students, parents and teachers can join Green School’s mission and get involved with programs to take place both in Australia and Bali in 2013.

According to Green School Chairman Roger Hamilton, “in a time when environment and education are such critical issues in the world, the fact that Australia’s close neighbour has been awarded the ‘Greenest School on Earth’ highlights that solutions are on our door step. Education of a new generation armed with solutions to Earth’s greatest challenges is crucial, now more than ever. For people seeking new paradigms in education and sustainability, these timely events in Melbourne and Perth will provide an opportunity to get involved.”

Hamilton will be among the speakers at the Green School’s Melbourne and Perth events, along with Heather Yelland, Director of SuperCamp Australia and Project Kids Connect, and Green School’s Learning Manager Alan Wagstaff.

Representatives from Green School will speak about several ways Australian students, parents and teachers can get involved with their educational offerings:

  • In partnership with SuperCamp Australia, Green School will hold Australia’s first ever “Green SuperCamp,” at Cave Hill Creek in Victoria, April 7-13, 2013, open to kids aged 10-14. The camp will focus on accelerated learning skills while building the values of a global, green citizen. Details are available at www.supercampaustralia.org
  • Launching in March, Green School will run the Greenest Student on Earth Scholarship Competition, seeking to add promising young environmentalists to its student body. Three winners of the competition, one each from primary, middle, and high school, will win a one-year scholarship to the Bali-based school. See www.greenschool.org for more information.
  • Australian teachers will be the first in the world to be offered Green School’s new Green School Educator Certification, with introductory three-day courses in Australia and Bali to be led by educational expert Alan Wagstaff  (formerly of Silkwood Independent School in QLD) in 2013.
  • Visitors to Bali can tour Green School’s impressive 20-acre self-sustaining campus, boasting the largest bamboo buildings in the world. Tours are available Monday through Friday.
  • The international school serves preschool through high school students who can attend for as little as one semester at a time, with high school students having the option to board on campus in the Three Springs Village. More than 100 Australian families have relocated to Bali to attend this one-of-a-kind school since its opening.
  • Green School also offers regular Green Camps, 2 to 7 day immersion experiences of nature-based education on the Bali campus, open to families and children of all ages.

For more information about Green School, Green Camps, Green SuperCamps, and Green School Educator Certification, visit www.greenschool.org

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