The Green School, Bali

We have known about The Green School for many years, not making a tour three years earlier when we were last in Bali due to limited funds at the end of a long journey. It did however appeal to us back then and with our interest in education much greater now we were very excited…

Schooling The World

Australia is now to the south of us. We’re in Indonesia, in Bali. Life here is different, there’s a richness to the simplicity and the slower pace has been a blessing to us all. Leaving Australia felt like an extraction that caught me a little off guard. Our daughters screams echoed my inner pain as…

Daylesford Dharma, Daylesford, Victoria

Daylesford Dharma is the only school in Australia that operates according to the respectable morals and ethics of the Tibetan buddhist principles. The children have infused in their day the five precepts, based on the five things that any lay or practicing buddhists in the tradition must at first agree to. These precepts are listed…

Phillip Island village School, Phillip Island, Victoria

With great inspiration and unable to find a school that matched her vision, Fiona Mckenzie was motivated to start her own school. The Phillip Island Village School (PIVS) opened its doors earlier this year (2016) as a sister school to Koonwarra Village School, which Fiona established back in 2012. We had been told about Fiona during our…

Fitzroy Community School, Fitzroy, Melbourne

Fitzroy Community School is founded on a very simple principle: that children should come out of primary school as viable members of the community. With such a simple, and to most parents, desirable motivation, its no wonder this school has survived so well. The method by which FCS aims to achieve this outcome is through…