At Bali Island School, we believe every individual matters and can make a positive difference through respectful community engagement within and beyond our school walls.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead –
BIS’ core values are integral to the notion of helping individuals and groups to become responsible members of local, national and global communities. Indeed, the aim of all IB Programmes is to develop internationally-minded people who can help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We at BIS value service and connections with the community, and have a number of projects in this area. We encourage students to instigate, plan and review service projects, as a way of developing leadership and problem-solving skills, and also of realizing our part in the larger world, with our responsibilities and potential to make a difference to others’ lives.
Our Community Engagement takes part within the curriculum and beyond the classroom.
Embedded in the BIS curriculum
At BIS, we want all our students to reflect on their learning and act on that which they consider to be meaningful to them. This can lead to positive engagement within the school community, the local community or even the global community. There is a coherent, age appropriate curriculum in place articulating when and how community engagement is nurtured throughout the school. We hope you enjoy our selected examples from each grade level.
Beyond the classroom
At BIS, we want our students to become active, compassionate lifelong learners. Learning is not restricted to the school day or within the school walls. We appreciate diversity and the need to engage both purposefully and respectfully with all people. We understand that others, with their differences can also be right. Some of our community projects that are taking place after school are:
Community Center Taman Bacaan – partnership with local children
KupuKupu Foundation – partnership with disabled children
Bali Life Foundation/Street Centre – partnership with poor children
Bali Pet Crusaders
BSSA & IISSAC
Battle of the Bands
Bye-Bye Plastic & environmental initiatives
Sharing Facilities with the community
Education Outside the Classroom
BIS Community Festivals
Mother Tongue Clubs
BIS Community Garden – students grow vegetables, fruit and flowers