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Super Funky Artists professional development

28 and 30 October 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Super Funky Artists
Super Funky Artists

Teachers have the opportunity to learn creative approaches and new skills for application in the classroom.

Monday 28 October 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm
Wednesday 30 October 2019, 4.00pm – 6.00pm (fully booked)

Bookings

Professional development sessions are free of charge. Numbers are limited, so contact bookings@npg.gov.au to make a booking.

Pelangi School and the Super Funky Artists

Pelangi School (Yayasan Cahaya Pelangi) is a private, not-for-profit school located near Ubud, Bali.

The natural campus, nestled in a lush green rice field, inspires children to learn through nature and encourages awareness of their environment.

Their team of qualified and dedicated international and Indonesian teachers implement the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) within the framework of the Indonesian curriculum guidelines. Teaching primarily in English with Bahasa Indonesia as a second language. Pelangi is a community-oriented school with a diverse student body and teaching faculty.

The classrooms have evolved from basic bamboo huts accommodating just a few students, to purpose built school buildings housing classes across two stories, while retaining the natural and holistic feel from the early days. The buildings were built with sustainable materials, airy and in harmony with the surroundings, inspiring the children to learn through nature and encouraging awareness of their environment.

Children are encouraged to learn and take responsibility for their own environment by recycling, reusing and reducing waste. Students are taught to be aware of the importance of water and how to use it wisely. They learn to make compost and grow their own fruit and vegetables in the school’s organic gardens, which supply the new School Café for its healthy, wholesome snacks and lunches.

Super Funky Artists are a group of qualified Pelangi teachers who run various programs within the school and outer regions of Bali. These programs include a health awareness program called Super Healthy aiming to educate isolated communities about basic health and hygiene practises. Clean drinking water, washing hands, better dental hygiene and healthy eating are examples of topics covered.

Sampah puppets made from unwanted materials are used to address issues and topics through storytelling. Sampah is Indonesian for rubbish. People are given the opportunity to create puppets using unwanted materials. Sampah is seen by the teachers as abandoned treasure and a creative opportunity, bringing people together to learn, create and play as well as upholding Balinese traditions and culture for the future.